PIANOS IN THE PARKS

Pianos in the Parks offers everyone the opportunity to play a piano outdoors this summer.

Six pianos will be placed in parks across the city on June 21st as part of Make Music Chicago—the day-long, citywide, DIY celebration of the musician in us all—and are available for anyone to play until August 15th.

If you’ve never played before but want to try it out you can stop by for a free introductory lesson during one of the scheduled times. Or if you have some experience already, feel free to sit down and tickle the ivories any time during each park’s opening hours.

Pianos in the Parks is presented in partnership with the Chicago Park District as part of their Night Out in the Parks program. We would also like to thank Alden’s Piano Company for their generous in-kind support.

Lessons at Bessemer

with Margaret Murphy-Webb

June 21, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

June 27, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

July 11, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

July 25, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

August 1, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

August 8, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

August 15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

Lessons at Margate Park

with Lindsay Fulton

June 21, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Margate Park

4921 N Marine Drive

Lindsay Fulton

June 25, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Margate Park

4921 N Marine Drive

Lindsay Fulton

July 2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Margate Park

4921 N Marine Drive

Lindsay Fulton

July 16, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Margate Park

4921 N Marine Drive

Lindsay Fulton

July 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Margate Park

4921 N Marine Drive

Lindsay Fulton

July 30, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Margate Park

4921 N Marine Drive

Lindsay Fulton

Lessons at Mandrake Park

with Jonathan Hannau

June 21, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mandrake Park

3858 S Cottage Grove Ave

Jonathan Hannau

June 26,  1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mandrake Park

3858 S Cottage Grove Ave

Jonathan Hannau

July 3, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mandrake Park

3858 S Cottage Grove Ave

Jonathan Hannau

July 10, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mandrake Park

3858 S Cottage Grove Ave

Jonathan Hannau

July 17, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mandrake Park

3858 S Cottage Grove Ave

Jonathan Hannau

July 24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mandrake Park

3858 S Cottage Grove Ave

Jonathan Hannau

Lessons at Jackson Park

with Margaret Murphy-Webb

June 21, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jackson Park

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

June 28, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jackson Park

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

July 11, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jackson Park

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

July 25, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jackson Park

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

August 1, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jackson Park

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

August 8, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jackson Park

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

August 15, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jackson Park

6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Margaret Murphy-Webb

Lessons at McKinley Park

with An Phan 

June 21, 6:00 – 7:00pm

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

An Phan

June 29 , 12:00 – 1:00pm

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

An Phan

July 6 , 12:00 – 1:00pm

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

An Phan

July 13 , 12:00 – 1:00pm

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

An Phan

July 20 , 12:00 – 1:00pm

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

An Phan

July 27 , 12:00 – 1:00pm

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

An Phan

August 3, 12:00 – 1:00pm

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

An Phan

Lessons at Washington Square Park

with TBD

PAST PARK PARTICIPANTS

 

2023

BESSEMER PARK

BUTTERCUP PARK

GARFIELD PARK

JACKSON PARK

MCKINLEY PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2022

BESSEMER PARK

BUTTERCUP PARK

JACKSON PARK

MCKINLEY PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

HOMAN SQUARE PARK

2019

ATHLETIC FIELD PARK

BESSEMER PARK

BUTTERCUP PARK

CHICAGO’S WOMEN’S PARK & GARDEN

JACKSON PARK

LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY

MCKINLEY PARK

MEYERING PARK

RIDGE PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2018

BUTTERCUP PARK

JACKSON PARK

MCKINLEY PARK

MOZART PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2017

BUTTERCUP PARK

CALUMET PARK

HAMILTON PARK

KELVYN PARK

LOYOLA PARK

MCKINLEY PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2016

CALUMET PARK

GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY

HAMILTON PARK

INDIAN BOUNDARY PARK

LOYOLA PARK

MOZART PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2015

63rd STREET BEACH PARK

BERGER PARK

ECKHART PARK

PIOTROWSKI PARK

SENECA PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

Have some experience already? Check out our play-alongs!

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