Graffiti Jam. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Join the artists Miguel Aguilar, Rahmaan Barnes, and Liz Lazdins, as they paint the Art Center’s exterior walls with an interactive mural titled Children of the Wall. The Graffiti Jam is a public introduction of the project, which will change over time with new input from new artists in response to current events and important issues in the neighborhood. The event features special performances by DJ Lunchbox Law and Urbanized Music, an open mic, live painting with collaborating artists (GLOE, Raven,and others) and interactive activities for the public to contribute their thoughts to the wall. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org
Soul Healing Yoga. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga™ session is a mind, body, and soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. We have mats! For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org
Story Story: Once upon an African Time at Cornell. 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cornell Park, 5473 S. Cornell Ave.?Free. 312-745-2470. FATE brings African folktales and “Africanized” American tales to life through stories enacted with animated characters. The audience will learn about the diversity of African languages, cultures, and lifestyles through singing, drumming, and dance in this interactive performance. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Summer Sunday Concert Series: Six String Crossing. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Free. Nichols Park Advisory Council & the Chicago Park District proudly present the 2017 George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series. This concert will feature country/rock band Six String Crossing. Open lawn seating, bring your own chairs. For more information visit www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org.
All Eyes on The Sky Solar Eclipse. Noon – 3 p.m. 63rd Street Beach. The Adler is hosting Chicago’s biggest eclipse block party featuring all things solar with FREE outdoor activities and safe viewing of the Sun and the eclipse! Join fellow Chicagoans and visitors to our great city to share this spectacular celestial experience together as a community. We’re setting up under the Sun and filling our parking lot with programming from partners from across the city. Join the viewing party at 63rd St. Beach. For more information visit www.chpv.clubexpress.com
X-treme Science Mondays. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Join us as we complete super science experiments and discuss the scientific method. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com
Knit & Crochet Club for Kids. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Kids can learn to knit, crochet or just play with fiber in this club. If you have your own supplies, please bring them. This class includes free supplies (while they last). Recommended for children ages 6 and up. All levels are welcomed. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com
Farm Stand. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Gary Comer Youth Center, 7256 S. South Chicago Ave. 773-358-4100. We offer an array of seasonally picked produce, herbs and flowers grown and harvested by our youth. We double up LINK purchases and accept WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons. For more information visit www.garycomeryouthcenter.org.
5th Ward Monthly Meeting. 6 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. Free. Join 5th Ward Alderman Leslie A. Hairston for the monthly 5th Ward meeting. For more information visit www.leslieahairston.com.
Stories with Music in the Parks at Jackson Park. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.?Free. 773-256-0903. Each story time is curated around a theme and includes well-known and award-winning children’s books, new publications, improvised and classical music, original stories and songs. A musician from Chicago’s thriving new music and free jazz scenes join storyteller-musicians Deirdre and Kyle for each performance. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Coffee Tea + Chat. 10 a.m. – noon. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. 312-857-5561. Please join us for a weekly discussion over coffee and tea. This group is comprised of neighborhood residents and artists who are invested in revitalizing the community. For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org.
Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 23 and 24, Wednesday and Thursday, 4-8 p.m.. Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) presents updated concepts for road and other infrastructure in Jackson Park. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.
Fantastic Family Story Hour. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511.This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages including stories, games and make-and-take crafts to share with others. Open to children of all ages. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
AfriCaribe at Cornell Square. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cornell Square Park, 1809 W. 50th St. Free. 312-747-6097. AfriCaribe presents the music, dance and songs of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba. Come and explore the music, dance and songs of Afro- Puerto Rican Bomba. AfriCaribe will engage the audience with history and call for active participation. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit www.secc-chicago.org.
Everyday Heroes. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue. Free. 312-747-0511. Learn about and meet some of our community heroes that help us in our daily lives. Open to children of all ages. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
August 23 and 24, Wednesday and Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) presents updated concepts for road and other infrastructure in Jackson Park. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.
Super Babies Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free . 312-747-0511. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements recommended for children ages 0-18 months. This fun, baby program is typically 25 to 30 minutes. For more information visit chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
61st Street Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 773-241-6044. 61st Street Farmers Market has grown to over 30 vendors and serves an average of 1,200 customers each market day! Not only that, the 61st Street Farmers Market has also been Illinois’ leader in serving a low-income population since 2009! The Market both leads all other markets in the state in SNAP and Double Value Coupon purchases and, thanks to several terrific Market managers, has built a robust year-round food education program for neighboring children and. For more information visit www.experimentalstation.org