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On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) Ballet Folklorico marched alongside the Chicago Sinfonietta and Build Chicago during the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade as part of the Chicago Sinfonietta Residents Orchestrate Project.
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Milestone marks a journey from organizing to service delivery in an immigrant community The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, a community organization that became a model for other neighborhood councils across the country, is celebrating its 75 years of service this year. The organization was first founded out of a vision to empower residents […]
The loud clatter of shoes tapping against the linoleum floor travels through the lobby of the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC). Members of its Ballet Folklorico are breaking a sweat attempting to synchronize their dance steps. Practicing avidly for months, they prepare for a number of performances throughout the year—including an upcoming presentation […]
The Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by performing in various locations around Chicago. The month-long celebration that begins on Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15, celebrates the diversity of the Hispanic culture both abroad and in the United States. Join the Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico in any […]