Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Reading the Black Library: Nate Marshall

For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our collections and explore connections with their own life and work. July features readings by poets in the lead up to the first annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, which is hosted by the Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary. Followed by… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

BCH@BING: Summer of Spike: Do the Right Thing

Throughout July, Black Cinema House @ BING presents four feverish films by unrivaled cineaste Spike Lee. Spike Lee consistently presents the most incendiary of subjects, and in this month’s mini-retrospective we look at films that carry particular heat. Summertime – in Brooklyn and beyond – is the backdrop for extreme states of joy and pain,… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Gordon Parks in Cinema film series: Early Films

This film program presents the birth of Gordon Parks’ moving-image career with three rarely screened documentaries made for public television broadcast. Like Parks’ renowned photographic essays for Life Magazine, these films focus on individuals and environments affected by a larger story. Flavio (1964), Diary of a Harlem Family (1968) and World of Piri Thomas (1968)… Learn More

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Salsa Night

Learn Salsa dancing with international competitor and instructor Salsa Sebastian. In this 6 week session, participants will learn the basics of how to lead and follow and be introduced to the latest Salsa moves. Don’t worry about having two left feet or no partner, at the end of this session you will be dancing with… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Keith Wilson

For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our collections and explore connections with their own life and work. July features readings by poets in the lead up to the first annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, which is hosted by the Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary. Followed by… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

BCH@BING: Summer of Spike: Summer of Sam

This month Black Cinema House @ BING presents four feverish films by unrivaled cineaste Spike Lee. Spike Lee consistently presents the most incendiary of subjects, and in this month’s mini-retrospective we look at films that carry particular heat. Summertime – in Brooklyn and beyond – is the backdrop for extreme states of joy and pain,… Learn More

Story Hour: Oba William King

Listen to original children’s stories and poems by Oba William King as he reads from his latest publications, “Firefly and Little Star” and “R.E.A.D. and Other Story Poems.” Oba William King is known as The Poetic Storyteller and he is also the founder of JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment– created in S.B. California and developed in Chicago,… Learn More

Disco: Music, Culture, and Community

The 13th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party: Opening Reception Event In honor of Frankie Knuckles. We take a look into the world of “Disco” and the underground music scene through the lens of author Bill Berstein and his book “Disco.” Panel discussion and Q&A with Chicago’s and NYC’s luminaries of the era. Organized… Learn More

Music Motion

An evening of short musical films and live musical performance, featuring Koku Gonza, Cam Be, Coultrain and Sam Trump. Featured films: Conveniently Rolling (Koku Gonza and Cam Be, 3:30 min) Shot in Stony Island Arts Bank, this film celebrates the expression of freedom through dance in the face those who attempt to oppress it. Count… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Rebuild Foundation Walking Tour

Rebuild’s summer walking tour returns for July. Learn more about our history in the neighborhood and connect-the-dots between our multiple program sites. Itinerary includes the Archive House, community garden, Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative and concludes at the Stony Island Arts Bank. Distance approximately 1.5 miles. Please note that many of our spaces are housed… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Other People’s Business: South Side Home Movies

The South Side Home Movie Project presents a rotating selection of home movies from our collection projected on real celluloid! This new monthly series showcases precious historical footage of everyday life pulled from basements, attics and garages across the South Side. All films are family friendly and we encourage audience participation!

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Salsa Night

Learn Salsa dancing with international competitor and instructor Salsa Sebastian. In this 6 week session, participants will learn the basics of how to lead and follow and be introduced to the latest Salsa moves. Don’t worry about having two left feet or no partner, at the end of this session you will be dancing with… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Eve Ewing

For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our Johnson Publishing Library and explore connections with their own life and work. July features readings by poets in the lead up to the first annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, which is hosted by the Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary…. Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

BCH@BING: Summer of Spike: Get on the Bus

This month Black Cinema House @ BING presents four feverish films by unrivaled cineaste Spike Lee. Spike Lee consistently presents the most incendiary of subjects, and in this month’s mini-retrospective we look at films that carry particular heat. Summertime – in Brooklyn and beyond – is the backdrop for extreme states of joy and pain,… Learn More

Movies Under the Stars: Our Lives at Work

Tonight’s films look at where we spend most of our waking hours…that is, if we have a job. Grab your lawn chair or blanket, and join Black Cinema House and Chicago Film Archives for another summer night of movies under the stars, in the backyard of the Archive House. Loretta Smith, director of Where Did… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Reading the Black Library: South Side Storytelling

The Johnson Publishing Library showcases some of the best storytelling to come out of the South Side of Chicago. Today, artists, writers, and thinkers from the South Side are upholding that tradition, using their platforms to share their experiences with audiences nationwide. Hear a conversation with poet Nate Marshall, author of Wild Hundreds, artist and… Learn More

Salsa Night

Learn Salsa dancing with international competitor and instructor Salsa Sebastian. In this 6 week session, participants will learn the basics of how to lead and follow and be introduced to the latest Salsa moves. Don’t worry about having two left feet or no partner, at the end of this session you will be dancing with… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

BCH@BING: Summer of Spike: Jungle Fever

This month Black Cinema House @ BING presents four feverish films by unrivaled cineaste Spike Lee. Spike Lee consistently presents the most incendiary of subjects, and in this month’s mini-retrospective we look at films that carry particular heat. Summertime – in Brooklyn and beyond – is the backdrop for extreme states of joy and pain,… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Open Dances: Brother(hood) Dance!

Create dance with Brooklyn­-based Brother(hood) Dance! This month’s featured artists Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine use movement to explore race, gender and social justice. Open Dances is a year long dance forum, curated by Rebuild’s choreographer-­in-­residence Barak adé Soleil; offering opportunities to build community and explore movement with all ages. Brother(Hood) Dance! is… Learn More