Center offers many programs: after-school sports classes, girls’ youth basketball leagues, youth flag football leagues, preschool play groups, youth chess, adult/youth fencing, preschool development classes, youth gymnastics, adult/youth volleyball leagues, women’s basketball classes and more as well as summer day camps for school-aged youth and preschoolers.
The Evanston Parks/Recreation and Community Services Dept. oversees a wide range of services: Cultural Arts, Ecology, Forestry, Parks, Recreation, Youth Engagement, Senior Services and Disability Services. The divisions offer a variety of programs for children, teens, adults, seniors, and people with special needs.
Cultural Arts Division: Promotes the arts in Evanston and provides information about the arts and arts events. Presents free events including Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, Ethnic Arts festival, Starlight concerts, and Arts Week.
The Ecology Center: Strives to foster a greater appreciation, awareness and knowledge of the natural environment and our interdependence with it through educational programs and services.
The Evanston Art Center (EAC) offers over 100 art classes multiple times per year for children and adults. Classes include: ceramics, drawing and painting, digital media and 3D printing, fiber, jewelry, metal sculpture, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The Art Center's arts education programs provide art classes and summer camps to individuals 3 to 95 years old. EAC hosts numerous art exhibitions and programs each year in its gallery spaces, which are free and open to the public. EAC provides outreach programs to children in District 65 schools, seniors, and adults with mental and physical disabilities.
Mailing: P.O. Box 6013, Evanston, IL 60204
The Evanston Arts Depot is the newly restored 1908 Main Street Metra train station, home of the Piccolo Theatre and the Custer Fair. The Evanston Arts Depot is a project of Evanston Festival Theatre, Inc., a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization.
All facilities are available for rental.
Discover Evanston Art Events. Discover Evanston Artists.
We are the home for discovering Evanston artists through our commitment to producing exhibition opportunities and promoting Evanston Art Events.
Evanston Made produces art events throughout the year. Most of these events are open to the public but we also host members only events.
A community recreation facility with programs for adults and children, including a fitness center, dance studio, regulation gymnasium, and auditorium space. Provides extensive after-school and summer programs for children, School Day Off programs and Senior Lunch, served every Wednesday.
Variety of programs geared for ages 55 and over. Programs include health/exercise, dance, sports, arts, trips, and concerts.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fitness Room For Levy Center members,hours are Mon.-Fri.,7am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. For non-members,hours are Mon.-Fri., 7am-9am and 5-9pm; Sat. and Sun.9am-2pm.
Little Beans is a family café and an imaginative playspace for kids of all ages. Little Beans Playspace includes an imaginative village and age appropriate toys great for kids 0-6 years and an additional recreation based space for kids 5-12 years as well).Open play, camps, music gymnastic, dance, drumming and music classes, events, parties and workshops are all offered for children and adults.
The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of the few museums in the United States focused exclusively on the history, culture and arts of the Native people of the United States and Canada. It uses its collection of over 10,000 objects as well as temporary exhibits to tell the story and promote a deeper understanding of America's native people. Membership and volunteer opportunities available.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10a.m. – 5p.m., Thursday 10a.m. to 8p.m., Sunday 12noon to 4p.m.
Closed: Mondays, and the following holidays - New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
Weekend Crafts: Saturdays 11:00am – 12:00pm, Sundays 12:30pm – 1:30pm.
Located near the Noyes Street "El" station, the Center houses an art gallery which features exhibits by local artists, theatre space available for use by amateur and professional companies and 28 studios leased to professional arts organizations and local artists. The Center also offers art classes in all artistic disciplines and the Evanston Arts Camp for students is located here.
The Noyes Cultural Arts Center, owned by the City of Evanston, is a lively home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios.
There is a full stage at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center that seats 190 people and two galleries. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months. The building is home to many arts organizations and artists.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Seven parks, covering over 14 acres of parkland in south Evanston.
Ridgeville is a park district and public agency in south Evanston, Illinois. Named after a historical settlement around present-day Ridge Avenue, Ridgeville is dedicated to enriching the lives of its residents and neighbors through a variety of services:
The Ridgeville district in southeast Evanston is bounded on the south by Howard St., on the east by Chicago Ave., on the west by the North Shore Channel and on the north by Greenleaf St. It includes parks, sponsors free public events, camps and classes, and has its own farmers' market.
Tot and Youth Classes, Teen and Adult Classes, Winter & Spring Camps, Summer Camps, and T-Ball.
Rental space in the Ridgeville Community House or the David Wood Field House; call 847-869-5640 for more information about rentals.
The Community Center offers sports programs, classes in the visual and performing arts, after-school program and Preschool Programs for ages 2 to 5.
Dance classes include ballet, tap, ballroom and creative movement.
The Ice Complex provides ice skating, figure skating, hockey, speedskating and broomball. Skates may be rented to attend the public skating sessions and may be rented for use during skating classes.
Party rentals available.
Performance venue designed by musicians hosts a variety of musical shows. It's housed under the same roof as Union Pizzeria, as well as the League of Creative Musicians, a membership club for musicians that has a state-of-the-art recording studio, rehearsal space and offers other services.
Mailing: P.O. Box 1894, Evanston, IL, 60204
Founded on June 6, 2002, Shorefront Legacy Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to recording, studying and preserving the experiences of African Americans living in Chicago's North Shore communities, particularly Evanston, Glencoe and Lake Forest. Publishes Shorefront Online Journal.
The Legacy Center, a museum and research center, is open to the public for research initiatives, exhibits and various public programs.
Hours: Weekdays by appointment, Saturdays, 9 am.-2 pm.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
This award winning facility houses a DCFS licensed preschool program, private music lessons, children’s theatre, dance classes, enrichment programs, culinary arts, visual arts classes, performing arts camps and is home to the Skokie Art Guild and Devonshire Community Playhouse.
Tibetan Alliance of Chicago (“TAC”) is a registered 501 3(c) not-for-profit organization seeking to preserve Tibetan heritage and serving the needs of the Tibetan community in Chicago.
TAC was established in March 1992, initially as Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago, to resettle 100 Tibetans in Chicago who came from various parts of India and Nepal. For background, the invasion of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China beginning in 1949 displaced nearly 100,000 Tibetans who followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959, predominantly settling in India and Nepal. The passing of the Immigration Act of 1990 resulted in the US government issuing 1,000 visas to Tibetans in exile to resettle in various US cities and towns. Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago resettled 100 Tibetans between 1992-1993 and currently, we have about 300 Tibetans residing in Chicago. TAC remains indebted to the original founders and supporters of the Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago.
Our main objective now is to:
- To continue to strengthen the Chicago Tibetan Community internally and externally and promote His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of interdependence, global peace and compassion within the broader Chicago community
- To revive, preserve and promote Tibet’s unique religious and cultural heritage and educate the younger generation of Tibetan-Americans and the broader Chicago community about Tibetan history, religion, and culture
- To liaise with Office of Tibet and other North American Tibetan organizations as well as work closely with other communities in Chicago and develop mutually beneficial relationships
Tibetan Alliance 2019 – 2020 Executive Team and Board Members
President: Mr. Lhakpa Gyaltsen / (773) 470-8917
Vice President: Mr. Tenzin Phuntsok / (773) 732-3021
Treasurer: Mr. Sonam Tsering / (224) 522-1442
Secretary: Ms. Tenchoe Wangyal / (312) 607-8956
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tenzin Jampa, Tashi Dolker, Dhondup Gyatso, Phurbu Lhamo, Dekyi Kunzom, Tseten Wangyal Drongpa, Pema Rinzin, Karma Tsering, Nawang Thinley, Tenzin Chemi, Kelsang Bapu, Tsering Tashi, Dolma Tsering