Posts in category "Outdoors"

FIGMENT at Garfield Park

FIGMENT at Garfield Park
The first installation of a new art and performance festival named FIGMENT was an immediate success. The artists and volunteers led by Chicagoan Elysia Lock created a world inside of our own Garfield Park Conservatory. For two days, it was home to extraordinary and interactive art that inspired and entertained many. If you missed FIGMENT... Read more »

Rock the Block (guest photoblogger)

fun times at Rock The Block fest this past weekend…   by Jose Calvo http://www.flickr.com/photos/josecalvo/

Market Days

I went to the North Halsted festival Market Days for the first time ever on Saturday. The streets were showered with music, dancing, smiles and of course, rainbows.
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Lollapalooza

For those still talking about how much fun last weekend’s Lollapalooza festival was, here are some images of my surroundings throughout the weekend. I was lucky enough to work while having a great time, meeting new people, and discovering new bands.

from the archives: Rose v. Williams

from the archives: Rose v. Williams
A couple of summers ago, I worked at an events where tennis and basketball matches between Venus Williams and Chicago’s Derrick Rose took place. Some of the children in the Chicago Park District day camps gathered near the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Grant Park. The children looked happy to see their heroes in person and... Read more »

Festivals

Festivals
We have many music and street festivals to choose from during the summer months. This year, I attended Pitchfork thanks to a good friend. It was great to dance in the middle of a crowded field under the hot sun.
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Biking in the rain

Biking in the rain
Here we have some of the people in our great city that are committed to their bicycles. Rain, shine and sometimes snow, these Chicagoans are willing to risk their lives on our streets. Although there are many bike paths and trails, cyclists should be aware at all times for parked car door openings and drivers... Read more »

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball
Chicago Sport Social organizes teams of people who want to stay active in Chicago. My friend Dan(corporate by day photographer/athlete by night) is part of the beach volleyball team Corcoran’s. They meet on Fridays and end the work week with a workout.

Beach in the park

Beach in the park
A friend and I decided to go for a walk in the blistering heat and came upon a beach in the middle of the park. Who knew?! Not this Chicagoan. It turns out Humbolt Park has one and it was filled with people trying to cool off. For a second, the sounds and weather made... Read more »
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Prairie Ave

Prairie Ave
Sometimes I visit a place and find no one around. This was the case when Dan and I went shooting around the historic Prairie Ave. in the South Loop. On the block, you will find gigantic and beautiful historic homes (one for sale pictured below), the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, and the Clarke House... Read more »