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2nd Annual Shoe Giveaway

Local McDonald’s owner/operators, John and Carmen De Carrier and the Golden State Foods (GSF) Foundation partnered with Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) to provide more than 150 pairs of shoes for children in Back of the Yards through GSF Foundation’s Best Foot Forward program. The GSF foundation is a non-profit organization that helps […]

Comcast Foundation awards grant to BYNC’s Community Technology Center

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Comcast Foundation awards grant to BYNC’s Community Technology Center

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) was recently awarded a $21,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to support the Community Technology Center (CTC).  The Community Technology Center is an instructor-facilitated computer lab designed to assist neighborhood residents with necessary word processing, internet research, homework help and resume development/employment opportunities.  Through increasing the technological […]

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Reggae Fest Chicago 2016

What: The One Day, One Love concert is a celebration of various genres, including ska, reggaeton, roots reggae, and world music When: Saturday, August 13 at 12PM – 10PM Where: Addams/Medill Park – 1301 W 14th St

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Four Nights, Four Parks, Four FREE Performances!

  What: Ensemble Español will be performing  professional concerts at no cost. This event is perfect for an audience of all ages. When: Friday, August 12th Where:McKinley Park – 2210 W Pershing Road

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We Are Hip Hop Youth Festival 2016

What: A festival completely organized by the youth of Chicago that showcases the Hip Hop movement,culture, and resilience. When: August 6th from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Dvorak Park – 1119 W Cullerton St.

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Fiesta del Sol

What: Fiesta del Sol is a large festival that brings live entertainment, local art, exquisite food, carnival rides, and much more. When: July 28th – July 31st Where: 1400 W. Cermak Rd.

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Chicago Margarita Festival

What:Chicago Margarita Festival is an outdoor festival combined with a tasting featuring live music, dancing and food trucks on the lake. What better way to spend the day lounging with friends listening to music and more. When: July 30 at 12PM to July 31 at 8:45 PM Where: South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S […]

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Taste of Latin America

  What : The Tase of Latin America is a gala weekend celebration of all things Central and South American. The event will include several different musical performances, exotic foods, and arts and crafts. When: Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Division Street between California Ava and Rockwell St., […]

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The 1,000 Mile March: The Journey to Justice Continues

  What: Dr. King referred to the August 1966 march into Marquette Park and the other efforts of the Chicago Freedom Movement that summer as the “first step in a one thousand mile journey.” In many ways, that march, as well as the series of organizing efforts associated with the Movement, was about challenging a […]

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What: Lexicon is an art exhibit hosted by the artist and curatorJenny Lam. When: Friday, June 17, from 7 – 10pm Where: Zhou B Art Center – 1029 35th St