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.

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Please be advised: Effective Friday, November 20, the Chicago Park District will modify park operations and services in ...
11/20/2020

Please be advised: Effective Friday, November 20, the Chicago Park District will modify park operations and services in accordance with “Restore Illinois,” the State’s response plan to mitigate the spread of #COVID19.

All Chicago Park District in-person programming is suspended until further notice. The District will continue to offer a vast selection of virtual programs and experiences to keep families active and engaged.

Most park fieldhouses and green space remain open for limited use. Please see the complete announcement at https://bit.ly/Fall20-Covid19-Update #StaySafe

Please be advised: Effective Friday, November 20, the Chicago Park District will modify park operations and services in accordance with “Restore Illinois,” the State’s response plan to mitigate the spread of #COVID19.

All Chicago Park District in-person programming is suspended until further notice. The District will continue to offer a vast selection of virtual programs and experiences to keep families active and engaged.

Most park fieldhouses and green space remain open for limited use. Please see the complete announcement at https://bit.ly/Fall20-Covid19-Update #StaySafe

11/20/2020
Chicago Park District

Ever wonder what the birds see as they sweep across our city? From Garfield Park's Golden Dome to Northerly Island Park's skyline views, WTTW - Chicago PBS' "Chicago From The Air," premiering today at 7:30 pm, shows us some of Chicago's parks from above. Explore more at wttw.com/air #AirWTTW

Ever wonder what the birds see as they sweep across our city? From Garfield Park's Golden Dome to Northerly Island Park's skyline views, WTTW - Chicago PBS' "Chicago From The Air," premiering today at 7:30 pm, shows us some of Chicago's parks from above. Explore more at wttw.com/air #AirWTTW

POINSETTIAS FOR SALE! Bring the Lincoln Park Conservatory's annual winter flower show into your home. Hundreds of gold, ...
11/14/2020

POINSETTIAS FOR SALE! Bring the Lincoln Park Conservatory's annual winter flower show into your home. Hundreds of gold, orange, and dappled pink poinsettias, grown in the Conservatory's greenhouses since June, are available for purchase.
Funds will benefit the Lincoln Park Conservancy's educational programs and more. Start shopping at http://lincolnparkconservancy.org
Sale ends Sunday, November 29, while supplies lasts. *Safe pick-up details provided at the time of purchase.

While we are sad that COVID will keep us from opening the Conservatory for its much-loved annual Winter Show, you have a once in a lifetime chance to bring the show into your home! Plus, you'll be supporting the work of the Lincoln Park Conservancy, the non-profit that supports Chicago’s largest and most visited Park!
The Lincoln Park Conservancy will sell the nearly 700 gold, orange, and dappled pink poinsettias grown in the greenhouses behind the Conservatory since June. The money raised from the sale will help the Conservancy run educational programs, purchase special plants, enrich seasonal shows, and feed the fish in the Conservatory. Please visit LincolnParkConservancy.org to learn more about the sale. Deck your halls with beautiful and unique holiday flowers!
Online sales begin Friday, November 13 and end Sunday, November 29 or when all plants are sold. All plants must be picked up in-person (Covid-compliant) at the Lincoln Park Conservatory between December 3, 2020 and December 6, 2020.

POINSETTIAS FOR SALE! Bring the Lincoln Park Conservatory's annual winter flower show into your home. Hundreds of gold, ...
11/14/2020

POINSETTIAS FOR SALE! Bring the Lincoln Park Conservatory's annual winter flower show into your home. Hundreds of gold, orange, and dappled pink poinsettias, grown in the Conservatory's greenhouses since June, are available for purchase.
Funds will benefit the Lincoln Park Conservancy's educational programs and more. Start shopping at http://lincolnparkconservancy.org
Sale ends Sunday, November 29, while supplies lasts. *Safe pick-up details provided at the time of purchase.

While we are sad that COVID will keep us from opening the Conservatory for its much-loved annual Winter Show, you have a once in a lifetime chance to bring the show into your home! Plus, you'll be supporting the work of the Lincoln Park Conservancy, the non-profit that supports Chicago’s largest and most visited Park!
The Lincoln Park Conservancy will sell the nearly 700 gold, orange, and dappled pink poinsettias grown in the greenhouses behind the Conservatory since June. The money raised from the sale will help the Conservancy run educational programs, purchase special plants, enrich seasonal shows, and feed the fish in the Conservatory. Please visit LincolnParkConservancy.org to learn more about the sale. Deck your halls with beautiful and unique holiday flowers!
Online sales begin Friday, November 13 and end Sunday, November 29 or when all plants are sold. All plants must be picked up in-person (Covid-compliant) at the Lincoln Park Conservatory between December 3, 2020 and December 6, 2020.

Let's get back to the basics: wear a mask 😷, social distance ◀️▶️, and wash hands 🤲. It also means we have to be more vi...
11/13/2020

Let's get back to the basics: wear a mask 😷, social distance ◀️▶️, and wash hands 🤲. It also means we have to be more vigilant against COVID-19. #staysafe #ProtectChicago

Folks, we must do what is necessary to save lives and #ProtectChicago. That means getting back to the basics: wear a mask, social distance, and wash hands. It also means we have to be more vigilant against COVID-19. Learn more about how we are keeping Chicagoans safe: chi.gov/protect.

Looking for something to do virtually on Saturday mornings?  Come join Ms. Eileen and Mr. Louis at Arts Club.  There are...
11/13/2020

Looking for something to do virtually on Saturday mornings? Come join Ms. Eileen and Mr. Louis at Arts Club. There are still spots available. Register now!
6-8 year olds https://bit.ly/3lwJ1Ux
9-12 year olds https://bit.ly/36tcWXu

We salute, thank, and honor ALL VETERANS today!Please note: Chicago Park District Fieldhouses are closed today, Nov 11, ...
11/11/2020

We salute, thank, and honor ALL VETERANS today!

Please note: Chicago Park District Fieldhouses are closed today, Nov 11, in observance of Veterans Day. No classes will be held.

#HappyVeteransDay #thankyouveterans

We know you may not want to think about winter just yet! When you're ready, the Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon wil...
11/11/2020

We know you may not want to think about winter just yet! When you're ready, the Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon will be waiting for you. Ribbon opens Nov. 20. Reservations are required. For details, visit https://maggiedaleypark.com/ #MaggieIceRibbon

⛸Things may be a little different this year,😉 but nothing we cant handle!! 📝Reservations required to skate, whether you bring your own skates or rent, you will need a reservation! Reservations will open 11/11, the skating ribbon will open 11/20. Once you arrive at the ribbon you will need to "Check In" near the west Randolph entrance located above the fieldhouse, you will then go to either point A or B, where you will get skates ⛸, leave belongings, put on skates 👣 then you will get on the ribbon !! Masks are required in the park at all times 😷. No worries our amazing team will be onsite to guide and assist! We look forward to seeing you and being part of your Chicago Winter❄️🐧

11/09/2020
Chicago Park District

Take time each day to take care of yourself. 🧘‍♀️🧘🏾 Check out the number of wellness opportunities at the parks. #WeMoveChicago #MoveYourWay #wellness

Chair Yoga is a great way to relax and stretch. Take a moment & follow Tamika from our Special Recreation Dept. as she guides you through a Sun Salutation. ▶️ https://youtu.be/zde_2hgeXPM

Find a wellness class that works for you at https://bit.ly/Fall20ChairExercise
Supported by Health.gov #MoveYourWay #WeMoveChicago

The Chicago Park District's in-person after-school program is an excellent way to get out & stay active. Check out Willy...
11/05/2020
Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District's in-person after-school program is an excellent way to get out & stay active. Check out Willye B. White, Loyola, or Pottawattomie Parks! 🔴 If you'd rather participate in an at-home Park Kids program online the park district is offering that option at well. Slots are still available at ➡️ http://bit.ly/Fall20ParkKids
Note: You must register by Fri., Nov. 6. #fall2020

Tired of staring at a computer screen all day? Register for our in-person after-school program, Park Kids. Full of activities, this is an excellent way to get out & stay active. Slots are still available at http://bit.ly/Fall20ParkKids

Note: You must register by Fri., Nov. 6. #fall2020

Daylight saving time is almost over, so get ready to "fall back." The official time for people to turn the clocks back a...
11/01/2020

Daylight saving time is almost over, so get ready to "fall back." The official time for people to turn the clocks back an hour is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, meaning the time will go back to 1 a.m.
#fallback

10/29/2020
Chicago Park District

Join Ms. Yesenia from #PortagePark for a howling good time! She'll show you how to easily make a Frankenstein Puppet using a paper bag and colored paper. 🎃https://youtu.be/IsDD7iAZktM

#ChiParksHalloween2020 is sponsored by Xfinity

Join us for a frightening arts & crafts project of monumental proportions with Yesenia from #PortagePark. She'll show you how-to easily make a Frankenstein Puppet using a paper bag and colored paper. 🎃https://youtu.be/IsDD7iAZktM

Watch more scary stories, learn how-to make deliciously spooky treats and unearthly crafts, meet magical creatures on your walk through the forest at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween

#ChiParksHalloween2020 is sponsored by Xfinity

Fall into Fun! We have planned 2 fun-filled classes for your kids with Ms. Mary at Berger Park CC.  🕵️‍♀️ Fun & Games | ...
10/28/2020

Fall into Fun! We have planned 2 fun-filled classes for your kids with Ms. Mary at Berger Park CC.
🕵️‍♀️ Fun & Games | M, W, F from 3-5pm | ages 6-14 | $45
🚶🏼‍♀️ Play School | M, W, F from 10am-1pm | ages 3.5-5 | $45
Programs run the week of Nov 2-Dec. 18, 2020
Register Today! ➡️ https://tinyurl.com/BergerFall2020

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo
10/26/2020

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo

10/23/2020
Magic with Mr. Victor - online program

Kids will be amazed! Learn a little magic with Mr. Victor. Your little one will walk away each week with easy to perform tricks, using household items. Join us - virtual “online" - Magic class for kids ages 3-6 | Thursday, 11am-11:45am | $10 runs Nov 5 – Dec 17. Register today! https://tinyurl.com/MagicOnlineCPD

Have you voted? You can help a young performer make it to the #TIPFest2020 stage by voting for your favorite at www.chic...
10/22/2020

Have you voted? You can help a young performer make it to the #TIPFest2020 stage by voting for your favorite at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/tip-fest-finalist-voting
Voting ends Fri., Oct. 23. For more info., visit TIP Fest 2020: Virtual Auditions-Vote Now & Concert

You can help a young performer make it to the #TIPFest2020 stage by voting for your favorite at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/tip-fest-finalist-voting

Voting ends Fri., Oct. 23. For more info., visit TIP Fest 2020: Virtual Auditions-Vote Now & Concert

10/21/2020
Chicago Park District

Congratulations! We are proud to announce that the National Recreation and Park Association has a new Board Chair, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly. NRPA also welcomes five new board members, all top female executives to its Board of Directors.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NRPABoardChair

Congratulations! We are proud to announce that the National Recreation and Park Association has a new Board Chair, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly. NRPA also welcomes five new board members, all top female executives to its Board of Directors.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NRPABoardChair

In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day, the fieldhouse is closed.
10/12/2020
Chicago Park District

In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day, the fieldhouse is closed.

In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day all offices are closed (administration, regions & trades). Call your local park for specific hours/schedules.

Here are 5 ideas for celebrating today: https://bit.ly/36UaMSq #indigenousPeoplesDay

Don't forget! Starting Mon., Oct. 12, you can view all of the Chicago Park District’s Fall II session in-person & virtua...
10/11/2020

Don't forget! Starting Mon., Oct. 12, you can view all of the Chicago Park District’s Fall II session in-person & virtual program offerings. ☑️ Our friends at Mt. Greenwood Park harvested corn from the farm next door, cooked it & enjoyed it in their Fun & Games class. Find a program at https://bit.ly/3lCD3Rx

Starting Mon., Oct. 12, you can view all of the Chicago Park District’s Fall II session in-person & virtual program offerings. Mt. Greenwood Park’s class harvested corn from the farm next door, cooked it & enjoyed it in their Fun & Games class. Find a program at https://bit.ly/3lCD3Rx

10/09/2020
TIP Fest | Chicago Park District

There's still time to show us what you got! 🎤 If you're a youth, between 14 & 24 yrs. old, aspiring to become a famous performer, dancer, spoken word artist, or singer, upload your video by Mon. Oct. 12 & compete in this year's TIP Fest! Details at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/tip-fest #TIPFest2020

The following remain closed: all playgrounds, all pools and most areas & facilities east of Lake Shore Drive except for the Lakefront Trail, harbors, golf courses and many concessions. Beaches are closed for the season. Water fountains remain off. The Lakefront Trail and The 606 are open, users m...

We love sweater weather! Grab yours & take a stroll through your local park. Don't forget to snap a picture of the beaut...
10/05/2020

We love sweater weather! Grab yours & take a stroll through your local park. Don't forget to snap a picture of the beautiful colors and share it with us using the #WereMovingIntoFall for a chance to be featured!🍂🍁

We love sweater weather! Grab yours & take a stroll through your local park. Don't forget to snap a picture of the beautiful colors and share it with us using the #WereMovingIntoFall for a chance to be featured!

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo
10/01/2020

Berger Park Cultural Center's cover photo

TIP Fest is back! We are looking for young artists for our virtual showcase. Share details with friends.🎤🎧🎸
09/29/2020
Chicago Park District

TIP Fest is back! We are looking for young artists for our virtual showcase. Share details with friends.🎤🎧🎸

TIP Fest is going virtual! We're looking for artists, between 14 & 24 yrs.old, to be a part of Chicago’s young artists talent showcase. Apply & Submit your 1-3 min. video at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/tip-fest #TIPFest2020

TIP Fest is back! We are looking for young artists for our virtual showcase. Share details with friends.🎤🎧🎸
09/29/2020
Chicago Park District

TIP Fest is back! We are looking for young artists for our virtual showcase. Share details with friends.🎤🎧🎸

TIP Fest is going virtual! We're looking for artists, between 14 & 24 yrs.old, to be a part of Chicago’s young artists talent showcase. Apply & Submit your 1-3 min. video at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/tip-fest #TIPFest2020

09/24/2020
Chicago Park District

Exploration and relaxation are offered from all-natural areas, but the featured natural areas in this video are ones that are well worth visiting. Many of these featured sites offer breath-taking views, unique nature-based activities, and most importantly, a break from our busy lives. #mychiparks #intheparks #chinaturalareas

Explore & discover 100+ Chicago Park District Natural Areas citywide. Find dunes, prairies, woodlands, savannas and wetlands and enjoy a day outdoors in a variety of habitats. ▶️ https://youtu.be/xyV5M25hvBA

For more info., visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/naturalareas
#MyChiParks #ChiNaturalAreas

09/23/2020
Fall Equinox Yoga: Power Yoga with Robin

Looking for ways to reduce stress while improving strength and flexibility through visualization and breathing with modifications for all levels? Check out this yoga class from the comfort of your home. ⏯️ https://youtu.be/v6yLaVV9XPg
Presented by Health.gov's #MoveYourWay #OneHealthyChi

Join our participating studio Bare Feet Power Yoga with Power Yoga's Robin Samples: This class works to lengthen, strengthen and stretch the body while clear...

Chicago Park District
09/21/2020

Chicago Park District

Starting at 9 PM TONIGHT! Shop at www.chicagoparkstore.com & get free shipping (order mins apply). Thru 9/25 5 PM CT. are coming. Stay cozy in our Luna socks. You could never have enough socks for Fall/Winter. #ParkStore

09/18/2020
Chicago Park District

Today is the final day to submit your Ode or poem that Opera-Matic will transform into a song to perform here on Oct. 5. Follow the instructions below & start writing. ⏯️ https://bit.ly/NightOut-Odes #NightOutintheParks #MyChiParks

Write an ODE & professional musicians from Opera-Matic will turn it into a SONG! An ODE is like a poem dedicated to a person, place or an idea. Watch the video for a step-by-step explanation of how to write an ODE.

Submit your ODE to Opera-Matic.org or through email at [email protected] before Sept. 18.

Come back & hear your song on October 5 as part of Your Night Out at Home: A Virtual Experience. #MyChiParks #NightOutintheParks #Odes

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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 - 21:00
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)!