When: Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 3pm-10pm
Where: Ping Tom Memorial Park Chicago, IL 60616
RSVP: FREE, ALL AGES, ADA Accessible
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Chicago, IL – June is Pride month, and 2019 marks the 50th year that queer people across the world collectively celebrate community since the Stonewall Riots of New York City created a revolution of civil rights for LGBTQIA+ people. Artist duo and production company, TRQPITECA, presents Queer Pride Chicago 2019 in affiliation with the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out in the Parks” series. TRQPITECA also intersects with community partners such as organizations like KeepingitLITE.org, a study about the life and health of LGBTQ youth. Since 2015, the duo and founders of TRQPiTECA La Spacer and Cqqchifruit have created space for queer and underground art and dance music culture to thrive not just in Chicago but throughout the midwest, Miami, and internationally.
Location and Directions:
Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago, 60616 – The event will be centered between the Pagoda, and directly under the 18th street bridge, and can be accessed by the park entrance at the intersection of W 19th St and S Wells.
via Public transit:
● Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station (wheelchair accessible)
● Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station (wheelchair accessible), transfer to #21 Cermak Bus
● #3 King Drive – Michigan & 18th St
● #21 Cermak bus – Cermak & Archer Ave, Red Line Station
● #24 Wentworth bus – Clark & 18th St
● #62 Archer bus – Archer & Red Line Station
Parking: Street parking | Divvy Station: Wells St & 19th St
About Queer Pride Chicago
TRQPITECA Queer Pride Chicago 2019 is an art, music, and community festival celebrating queer, trans, nonbinary, and LGBIA+ existence and resilience, presented as a part of the Chicago’s Park District’s Night Out in the Parks.
Free, all-ages, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public, TRQPITECA Pride aims to bring together people across ages and identities for an exploration of alternatives to mainstream notions of “Pride”, via artists representing Chicago’s queer undergrounds rooted in house and techno music. We also seek to bring Chicago’s queer and ally communities access to health care and wellness resources servicing Chicago.
PROGRAM: 11am-4pm: Queer Family BBQ presented by Queering the Parks Teen Planning Committee and Chicago Parks District 3pm-10pm: TRQPiTECA Queer Pride Chicago 2019 featuring visuals by ColorSwim, DJs, performances, installations, community organizations, vendors, and more!
TRQPiTECA is a Chicago-based artist duo and production company creating space for local and international artists working with queer and tropical aesthetics to experiment and thrive, with tropical, house, and techno dance music as our foundation. Since 2015, co-founders and resident DJs Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero (Cqqchifruit) and Natalie Murillo (La Spacer) curate this environment through the incorporation of installation art, video, dance music, and performances. Over the 4 years of TRQPITECA’s existence, we have worked with over 260 performance artists, visual artists, DJs, and musicians from Chicago and around the world, with the intention of fostering creative engagement with the diverse communities of which we are a part.
More info: www.trqpiteca.club
The National Institutes of Health granted Cook County Health, a multi-million dollar grant to investigate the epidemiology of HIV among gender and sex diverse youth and young adults. Find out more at keepingitlite.org.