Enjoy this heartfelt story about our circus and the work we do. The circus is a true labor of love and a city wide effort. Park Advisory Council Members, Community Groups, Volunteers of all shapes and sizes from all over Chicago make this happen.
Amy Ewaldt, President of the Maplewood and Lucy Flower Park Advisory Council (MLFPAC), invited me and Maria Stone, Community Relations Manager for the Chicago Park District, to take a walking tour of her community.
Midnight Circus in the Parks is back with an all-new show celebrating twelve years of Bringing Circus to the People!
Frédérique Hamel, known to most as Fred, and her brother Christophe, were highly energetic kids growing up in Quebec City. Their mother, a college athletics teacher, heard about a new circus school for children at the Circus School of Quebec and signed them up. Fred started circus at 7 years old and hasn’t stopped yet.
At just 3 years of age, Maxwell Jenkins stepped into the Midnight Circus Ring. His feet were so small then, that both of them fit into a single hand of the Ringmaster (his Dad) as he precariously raised Maxwell high over his head.
Find out how McKinley Park has changed since they began working with Midnight Circus in the Parks.
During the 2017 tour, our Director of Development, Julie Dickinson, sat down with the Quebec 4 to get some real talk about circus.
Because of their support over these past seven years we have been able to reach more families in more communities than we ever thought possible!
Meet founder Jeff Jenkins in the first of WGN's online series #FacesOfChicago.
It was such a special opportunity to share our performance to make a real difference.
We know there are a lot of worthy organizations to support this Giving Tuesday, thank you for considering ours. Your donation will keep this Chicago institution going and help make Midnight Circus in the Parks affordable & accessible for all Chicagoans.
Come join the circus on Giving Tuesday!