Circus in the Parks

The Mount Greenwood Park Advisory Council (MGPAC) is cohosting Circus in the Parks (CITP) featuring the Midnight Circus with the 19th Ward Youth Foundation and the Chicago Park District. This is our third season on the South Side of Chicago and will take place on September 28th and 29th – featuring two (2) shows per day. Since 2007, The Midnight Circus has partnered with The Chicago Park District to perform a series of daytime shows in several of the city’s parks to raise money to help rebuild the parks and their programs. This year the net proceeds from the shows at Mount Greenwood Park will be allocated to the following areas: upkeep and maintenance of the softball fields and repair of mosaic tile walls in the playground. As you know, the MGPAC in partnership with our local elected officials, corporate donors, small business and our community residents was instrumental in helping to open a new playground at Mount Greenwood Park in September of 2008. We would like to build upon that success and hope our community residents will attend this magical event. The Midnight Circus is an eclectic company of actors and acrobats, aerialists and eccentrics, clowns and contortionists, singers, dancers, musicians and a dog who appeal to all ages. They provide the audience with music, merriment and a dose of delightful entertainment in a natural urban setting in our very own park. The audience for Midnight Circus is families and children of all ages in the surrounding communities. Tickets for this event are available for purchase today and are $20.00 per adult and $15.00 for kids 2 years-18 years old. Children under two (2) years of age are free and group rates are available at $14.00 per ticket if twenty (20) or more tickets are purchased at the same time. We will also have concessions available for purchase at each of the shows including: soda, water and popcorn. In 2013, Circus In The Parks will present 32 shows in eleven 11 weeks at the following local Chicago parks: Hamlin Park, Welles Park, Holstein Park, Independence Park, Commercial Park, Margate Park and Mount Greenwood Park. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit us at: www. For your convenience, please bring your ticket receipt from your online purchase to the Mount Greenwood Park Field House (3721 West 111th Street) from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday (9/23), Tuesday (9/24) or Wednesday (9/25) and we will give you a wristband for entry into the Circus. See you at the show

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