Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico Celebrates 20 Years
“Our Journey Through Folkloric Dance & Music” To celebrate the success of its Ballet Folklorico, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, (BYNC) is proud to announce that its internationally-recognized, award-winning Mexican Folkloric dance troupe is celebrating its 20th anniversary with their performance “Our Journey through Folkloric Dance & Music”, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance November 23rd 2014. Audience members will embark on a journey through time and place as the ballet performs popular folkloric dances from various regions and time periods. The performance will be a celebration rich in culture, music and tradition that will leave you with an appreciation for ...
Fiesta Back of the Yards draws record-breaking crowds to 47th Street
By: Eleanore Catolico - The GATE News Thousands of families embraced the joys of summer as the Back of the Yards once again hosted one of Chicago’s premier street festivals. Last weekend June 6 to 8, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) hosted Fiesta Back of the Yards, a three-day extravaganza celebrating the community and its culture. From flashy neon carnival rides, tasty Latin American cuisine and cultural performances, Fiesta Back of the Yards, which took place on the bustling commercial district of 47th Street between Ashland and Damen, continues to be a boon for the neighborhood, attracting hundreds of thousands ...
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