Berger Park Cultural Center

Berger Park Cultural Center Berger Park Cultural Center located in the Edgewater community, overlooks beautiful Lake Michigan and is owned and operated by the Chicago Park District.
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Located on Sheriden Rd in the Edgewater community, the park overlooks beautiful Lake Michigan. As an early proponent of developing street-end beaches on Chicago's north side, Berger Park Cultural Center has now become a neighborhood icon. Great for fun learning and excitement, events such as Concerts and Movies in the Park and the Annual Jewelry and Ceramics Show have contributed to the cultural façade of Chicago’s north shore area. Boasting programs that include a variety of cultural programs such as Jewelry Making, Acting, Guitar, Tap, Modern, Flamenco, Senior Line Dance and much more. The Cultural Center is currently home to one of the most popular ceramics program within the Chicago Park District. Proud partner to some of Chicago's finest arts organizations, Berger offers patrons the unique opportunity to study with 3 Cat Productions, Ultimate School of Guitar and Soul and Duende Flamenco Dance. For those looking to get a little exercise we offer Low Impact Aerobics and Conditioning. If you have little ones - check out the Play School program and Mom's, Pop's, & Tot's both crazy fun activities. Need something that keeps your children engaged after school? We have our popular Park Kids program . We can't forget our seniors...we have Bridge and Senior Craft Club, plus more. This quaint historic landmark mansion features hardwood floors, original woodwork and antique light fixtures among other charming details--it could be the ideal place for your next special event. The mansion also boasts a magnificent outdoor space along Lake Michigan with breathtaking views. Located just minutes from downtown, this unique space offers many opportunities for special event and meeting rentals including three rooms that can be used individually for intimate gatherings or together for functions that can accommodate up to 100 guests. In July 2005, a new state-of-the-art playground was dedicated. The 8,000-square-foot playground has an ADA-accessible drinking fountain and ADA-accessible equipment. In addition, the new playground features a play area shaped like a pirate ship, new drainage, soft surface tiles and rubber surfacing, new walkways, new concrete curbing, trash cans, benches--including a mosaic art bench--and new landscaping. History
Berger Park honors Albert E. Berger (1900-1950), a native Chicagoan and Edgewater resident. Berger, who lived with his family in one of the large homes that lined the Sheridan Road before 1950, was a tax consultant and real estate developer, and a member of numerous philanthropic and civic groups. He was also an early proponent of developing street end beaches on Chicago's north side. Such beaches met the summertime recreational needs of Edgewater residents who lived beyond easy reach of the Lincoln Park beaches. By 1937, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation was operating 27 street-end beaches, including one at the end of Edgewater's Granville Avenue, near Berger's home. The city transferred Granville Beach and Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. By this time, many of Edgewater's fashionable Sheridan Road homes had given way to modern highrises. In an attempt to address the recreational needs of the many apartment dwellers, the city in 1976 constructed a playground along the northern right-of-way of Granville Avenue, leasing it to the park district. Residents of crowded Edgewater needed still more parkland, however, and the park district purchased three additional lakeshore acres from the Viatorian Fathers in 1981. The property included two of the few remaining Sheridan Road mansions, the south one designed by William Carbys Zimmerman and the north one by Myron H. Church. In 1988, the park district rehabilitated the homes, which are now used as a recreational building and a cultural center, respectively. The north mansion's original coach house is now the location of a neighborhood cafe. The south coach house also still stands. Berger Park now offers many activities, including senior aerobics; computer, jewelry making, and writing classes; and theater and music programs for children and adults. Parking/Directions
For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Operating as usual

Chicago Park District
03/04/2021

Chicago Park District

Job Opportunity! We're hiring Seasonal Lifeguards in the event that beaches reopen in summer 2021. Starting rate is $15.57 an hour! Learn more at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/lifeguards #Jobs #Lifeguards

03/03/2021
Kilbourn Park

We are getting excited about the Kilbourn Park Plant Sale beginning March 15! Renee and the greenhouse staff are preparing. 🥦🥬 For more info visit
➡️ https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/Kilbourn-Plant-Sale
#intheparks #kilbournparkplantsale #gardening

Are you curious about how the Kilbourn Park Greenhouse prepares for its annual plant sale? Renee Costanzo, Chicago Park District Program Specialist, walks you through the process! YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/TxT9xiGzVrk
#intheparks #kilbournpark #kilbournparksale #gardening

02/28/2021
Kilbourn Park

Mark your Calendar! Getting excited about planting your garden? We got you covered.🥦Our 25th annual Kilbourn Plant Sale is Online this year. The first of two sales begin at 9am on 3/15 and runs through 4/15/21 (or while supplies last). 🥬 Cold Season Sale will feature - 4-packs of Cold Crops; Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Greens, Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard. For more information and to view the menu of plants visit ▶ https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/Kilbourn-Plant-Sale
#kilbournparkgreenhouse #organic #gardening #plantsale

Getting excited about planting your garden? We got you covered.🥦Our 25th annual Kilbourn Plant Sale is Online this year. The first of two sales begin at 9am on 3/15 and runs through 4/15/21 (or while supplies last). 🥬 Cold Season Sale will feature - 4-packs of Cold Crops; Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Greens, Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard. For more information and to view the menu of plants visit ▶ https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/Kilbourn-Plant-Sale
#kilbournparkgreenhouse #organic #gardening #plantsal

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo
02/27/2021

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo

Garfield Park Conservatory is reopening to the public this Saturday, February 27 with reservations. Mary Eysenbach, Chic...
02/24/2021
Garfield Park Conservatory reopening with reservations

Garfield Park Conservatory is reopening to the public this Saturday, February 27 with reservations. Mary Eysenbach, Chicago Park District's Director of Conservatories, chatted with Fox 32 Chicago about the indoor gardens & "Saturation," the 2021 Spring Flower Show. ⏯https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/901811

Mary Eysenbach, director of conservatories with the Chicago Park District, talks about the reopening of Garfield Park Conservatory's indoor gardens.

Great News! The Chicago Park District will begin opening citywide playgrounds, nature play spaces, and public access poi...
02/23/2021

Great News! The Chicago Park District will begin opening citywide playgrounds, nature play spaces, and public access points to parkland east of Lake Shore Drive. Safety protocols must be observed at all times to continue our progress. For details, please visit http://bit.ly/Reopening-LakefrontandPlaygrounds #ChiLFT

Great News! The Chicago Park District will begin opening citywide playgrounds, nature play spaces and public access points to parkland east of Lake Shore Drive. Safety protocols must be observed at all times to continue our progress. For details, please visit http://bit.ly/Reopening-LakefrontandPlaygrounds #ChiLFT

Mark your calendars! North Park Village Nature Center will extend its hours on February 26, just in time to see the "Sno...
02/19/2021

Mark your calendars! North Park Village Nature Center will extend its hours on February 26, just in time to see the "Snow Moon." Join us for a stroll through the woodland, wetland, prairie, and savanna in the 46-acre nature preserve. For details, visit http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/.../north-park-village...

Friday February 26, the preserve will be open until 6:30pm!
Open late for those who work during the day! Take a twilight stroll past curious deer and under soaring hawks while enjoying the sunset at 5:38pm, followed by the almost full, "Snow Moon". Free parking and entry.

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo
02/17/2021

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo

Berger Park CC is open today. ⛄Due to the current weather conditions, some park buildings may be delayed in opening toda...
02/16/2021

Berger Park CC is open today. ⛄
Due to the current weather conditions, some park buildings may be delayed in opening today. Please contact park locations directly for up-to-date information about their hours of operation & programming. Find contact info. for all park locations at http://bit.ly/ChiParksLocations. #StaySafe

Due to the current weather conditions, some park buildings may be delayed in opening today. Please contact park locations directly for up-to-date information about their hours of operation & programming. Find contact info. for all park locations at http://bit.ly/ChiParksLocations. #StaySafe

Wishing our park friends a Happy Day. 💗#intheparks #valentines2021
02/14/2021

Wishing our park friends a Happy Day. 💗
#intheparks #valentines2021

We have a number of ways to celebrate #ValentinesDay! 💗 Check out our creative videos our Park District staff have put t...
02/06/2021
Chicago Park District

We have a number of ways to celebrate #ValentinesDay! 💗 Check out our creative videos our Park District staff have put together.

Let's get creative as we make the coolest #ValentinesDay arts & crafts project: a Valentine's Day Crown. ▶️♥️ https://youtu.be/hauKghUWQoc

If you like this activity, share it & check out more ideas and events at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/valentines-day

Don't forget to tag us #ILoveChicagoParks

Please Note ❄#SkateInTheParks Alert: Due to the expected frigid temperatures on Sun., Feb. 7, the outdoor Chicago Blackh...
02/05/2021

Please Note ❄
#SkateInTheParks Alert: Due to the expected frigid temperatures on Sun., Feb. 7, the outdoor Chicago Blackhawks ice rinks, and Maggie Daley Park's ice ribbon, will be closed. Stay connected for updates at http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks.../ice-rinks 💨

#SkateInTheParks Alert: Due to the expected frigid temperatures on Sun., Feb. 7, the outdoor Chicago Blackhawks ice rinks, and Maggie Daley Park's ice ribbon, will be closed. Stay connected for updates at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/ice-rinks

All Chicagoans are invited to reflect on the racial healing work happening throughout our City with Chicago Mayor's Offi...
01/28/2021

All Chicagoans are invited to reflect on the racial healing work happening throughout our City with Chicago Mayor's Office & Governor JB Pritzker during the 'Together We Heal 2021 Virtual Summit.' Tune in on Fri., Jan. 29 from 10 am-12:30 pm. ▶️ chi.gov/3t5UjUa #TogetherWeHeal

All Chicagoans are invited to reflect on the racial healing work happening throughout our City with Chicago Mayor's Office & Governor JB Pritzker during the 'Together We Heal 2021 Virtual Summit.' Tune in on Fri., Jan. 29 from 10 am-12:30 pm. ▶️ chi.gov/3t5UjUa #TogetherWeHeal

01/27/2021
Chicago Park District

Start mastering some outdoor survival skills with our Chicago Park District team. Browse our collection of nature activities at https://bit.ly/Chicago-Nature
📸: North Park Village Nature Center

Start mastering some outdoor survival skills with our Chicago Park District team. Browse our collection of nature activities at https://bit.ly/Chicago-Nature

📸: North Park Village Nature Center

The cultural center is looking good with the fresh cover of snow on the ground! ❄️☃️#intheparks #coolerbythelake #snowda...
01/26/2021

The cultural center is looking good with the fresh cover of snow on the ground! ❄️☃️
#intheparks #coolerbythelake #snowday

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo
01/26/2021

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo

We're Back! The Chicago Park District in-person programming resumes Monday, January 25th at parks across the city after ...
01/20/2021

We're Back! The Chicago Park District in-person programming resumes Monday, January 25th at parks across the city after newly adjusted State guidelines. 😷
The limited socially distanced in-person programming will include sports, cultural and nature opportunities. For details, visit http://bit.ly/Winter-InPerson-Resumes #Winter2021

We're Back! The Chicago Park District in-person programming resumes Monday, January 25th at parks across the city after newly adjusted State guidelines.

The limited, socially distanced in-person programming will include sports, cultural and nature opportunities. For details, visit http://bit.ly/Winter-InPerson-Resumes #Winter2021

How fast can you ice skate? Comment with your time below or join us at Riis Park (6100 W. Fullerton Ave.) on Jan. 20 or ...
01/20/2021

How fast can you ice skate? Comment with your time below or join us at Riis Park (6100 W. Fullerton Ave.) on Jan. 20 or Warren Park (6601 N. Western Ave.) on Jan. 21 for the last two Silver Skates speed skating competitions. ⛸⛸ For details, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/silver-skates #SkateintheParks

How fast can you ice skate? Comment with your time below or join us at Riis Park (6100 W. Fullerton Ave.) on Jan. 20 or Warren Park (6601 N. Western Ave.) on Jan. 21 for the last two Silver Skates speed skating competitions. For details, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/silver-skates #SkateintheParks

We would love to see you, virtually! Join your fellow green growers and the Kilbourn Park team for seasonal tips, lectur...
01/15/2021
Garden Planning at Online | Chicago Park District

We would love to see you, virtually! Join your fellow green growers and the Kilbourn Park team for seasonal tips, lectures and projects focused on garden planning, companion planting, and more, starting Sat., Jan. 23 at 1 pm. Register today at http://bit.ly/39sQJKC 🌿
#greenhouse #gardeningtips #gardening

If you're going for a stroll outdoors, #wearamask! 😷
01/11/2021

If you're going for a stroll outdoors, #wearamask! 😷

When going outdoors for essential goods and services, be sure to wear a mask. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you are wearing it properly.

Join Ms. Pam for her digital phone photography online course [via Zoom]. 📸 No prior experience necessary - just the desi...
01/08/2021
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Join Ms. Pam for her digital phone photography online course [via Zoom]. 📸 No prior experience necessary - just the desire to build your photography skills! We will explore basic photographic techniques and artistic concerns involved in making amazing photos. Everyone must have their own smartphones.

We just started...so there is still time to join.
Mondays, 4-4:45pm, ages 13-18, $10
A 10-week program runs until March 15
Register Today! ➡ https://tinyurl.com/BergerTeenPhotography
#teensintheparks #winter2021 #teens #intheparks #photography

The Piece by Peace Project is an inspiring collaboration created by the youth/teens ages 3-16 within the parks, and the ...
01/06/2021

The Piece by Peace Project is an inspiring collaboration created by the youth/teens ages 3-16 within the parks, and the 24th District of the Chicago Police Department. 🎉
Each participant designed their own quilt square to express their vision of what peace means and looks like to them in the world, in their city, community, park, lives, and hopes and dreams. The earth, peace symbols, doves, and hearts call for unity, a celebration of diversity, and a greater sense of community for all is featured in the works of the young artists. The colorful tapestry consists of 49 pieces of cloth that have been tied together symbolically creating a patchwork of peace. ✌️
The colorful tapestry promoting unity is currently on display at the 24th District Police Station. Shout out to participating parks; Berger, Schreiber, Paschen, Touhy, Pottawattomie, and Willye B. White Park. Kudos to Erin from Willye B. White Park for her award-winning artwork on her square!
#intheparks #rogersparkchicago #24thpolicedistrict #piecebypeace

Last call! 🌺Don't miss this year's Garfield Park Conservatory Winter Flower Show: "Gratitude." Reserve your spot in one ...
01/05/2021

Last call! 🌺Don't miss this year's Garfield Park Conservatory Winter Flower Show: "Gratitude." Reserve your spot in one of the last two guided, virtual tours on Jan. 6 at 12 pm & Jan. 9 at 10:30 am. For details, visit http://bit.ly/GPCWinterFlowerShow2021

Don't miss this year's Garfield Park Conservatory Winter Flower Show: "Gratitude." Reserve your spot in one of the last two guided, virtual tours on Jan. 6 at 12 pm & Jan. 9 at 10:30 am. For details, visit http://bit.ly/GPCWinterFlowerShow2021

"You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do." - Dr. SeussReminder: Al...
01/01/2021

"You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do." - Dr. Seuss

Reminder: All Chicago Park District fieldhouses and Administrative Offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, for New Year’s Day.

12/31/2020
Berger Park Adult Theatre Showcase

Our adult theatre group traditionally performs an end-of-year showcase. This year, while we are unable to gather, we can watch a video of their wonderful work. Let's give a big round of applause to everyone! Cheers and we can't wait to see your next round of work.

Please note: Winter 2021 virtual programs begin the week of January 4, 2021. Register today for Berger Park offerings. https://tinyurl.com/BergerParkWinter2021

We love a good story here at Berger Park, don't you? Today, we are sharing with you original stories, written by two of ...
12/31/2020

We love a good story here at Berger Park, don't you? Today, we are sharing with you original stories, written by two of our talented young writers. 🙌
❄️ "Gone With The Snow" by Kostas Beccaria Alexopulos and ❄️"Trapped in a Snow Globe!" by Cecilia Falk-10 years old. Enjoy the read. 📖
#intheparks #winterfun #reading #creativewriting

12/30/2020
Welles Park

Our friends at Welles Park are offering BINGO virtually this winter!
🟢🔵🟣 Wednesdays from 1-2pm, Ages 50 +, $10 for the 10-week session beginning January 6, 2021.
✔ Register Today! https://tinyurl.com/WellesBINGO
#intheparks #Make2021Yours #Winter2021

Don't miss out! Sign up today for our weekly virtual BINGO game, hosted by Mr. Bill. This game offers loads of fun as participants chat and socialize with others. 🔴🟢🔵
Wednesdays from 1-2pm, Ages 50 +, $10 for the 10-week session beginning January 6, 2021.
✔ Register Today! https://tinyurl.com/WellesBINGO

Keep yourself busy during your winter break! Learn a new dance routine with Elaine! 💃https://youtu.be/pOoJnCIyJrIFor mor...
12/28/2020
Holiday Season in the Parks: How-to Sleigh this Dance Tutorial

Keep yourself busy during your winter break! Learn a new dance routine with Elaine! 💃https://youtu.be/pOoJnCIyJrI
For more fun ideas to enjoy winter break with the Chicago Park District, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/holiday-season #ChicagoParksHolidays2020 #Make2021Yours
Show us your moves. Tag us & share your pics or videos.

Learn a new dance routine with Elaine! Happy holidays from the Chicago Park District. Enjoy more than 40 holiday and winter themed virtual activities & DIY c...

Let's make some healthy Grinch Fruit Kabobs. Follow the simple steps and enjoy a delicious treat. ▶💚 https://youtu.be/fC...
12/27/2020
Chicago Park District

Let's make some healthy Grinch Fruit Kabobs. Follow the simple steps and enjoy a delicious treat. ▶💚 https://youtu.be/fCB1udbmr4A

Thank goodness the Grinch did not steal the holidays this year! As a treat, we're making healthy Grinch Fruit Kabobs. Follow the simple steps and enjoy a delicious treat. ▶💚 https://youtu.be/fCB1udbmr4A

Enjoy 40+ holiday and winter themed virtual activities & DIY crafts at https://bit.ly/ChicagoParkHolidays2020 #ChicagoParksHolidays2020 #make2021yours

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6205 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL
60660

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(773) 761-0376

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Join us for ZUMBA tonight at 7PM. On the 3rd Floor.
Berger Park needs a beach.
Today kids ceramic class:) Thank you Louis)!