Smith Park Chicago: Smith Park host Contrabanda Latin Band.


Smith Park Chicago:  Smith Park host Latin Jazz in the park.

As summer is finalling upon us, we are happy to provide the community with outdoor events for all families to enjoy.  This evening Contrabanda Latin Band performed at Smith Park.  Danny Howard leads an interactive percussion workshop in Afro-Cuban Folkloric Percussion followed by two 30-minute sets of Latin music in both Spanish and English spanning the Caribbean.

David Ramos president of the Smith Park Advisory Council was on hand to speak with many of the families who enjoyed a little picnic in the park, while some famillies danced to the tunes in the Smith Park swimming pool.  We are happy for the collaboration from the Chicago Park District. The park district provides different events, including the outdoor movies in the park, said Ramos.  We are still looking for communication from the community to provide us feedback on what they would like to see at Smith Park, said Ramos.

This fall, the Midnight Circus in the Park is coming to Smith Park.  We will be doing the advertising soon and will be seeking sponsors for our ad book.  This event is supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and Alderman Roberto Maldonado.  If you would like to get involved, please contact us on the advisory council at emailsmithparkadvisorycouncil@gmail.com or contact David Ramos president at dramos8569@sbcglobal.net

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy some soothing music.

Smith Park host Contrabanda Latin Band. pictured L-R: Community members Patrick, Kerry, Lucy, Flo, and Stacey enjoy the summer breeze and great music at Smith Park.

Smith Park host Contrabanda Latin Band. pictured L-R: Community members Patrick, Kerry, Lucy, Flo, and Stacey enjoy the summer breeze and great music at Smith Park.

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