Summer in the Parks will also present FOUR evenings of FREE music in City parks during the upcoming weeks. Don’t miss these exciting opportunities for music, dancing, and lots of fun with the whole family! 6:00-7:30 PM
The William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center (WHACC) at 501 North Madison Street in West Center City will host Hicks Summer Recreation for youth, ages 6 to 13, for seven weeks from July 6 through August 20. The Summer in the Parks program will provide a variety of arts and cultural experiences for those enrolled in the camp. Teaching artists from Cultural Restoration Project, Dance4Life, and First State Ballet Theatre will lead classes in dance, music production, song writing, digital art, spoken word, indigenous languages, American Sign Language, and cultural jewelry making. The program will culminate in a student showcase highlighting their artistic products.
These recreational opportunities are provided with all necessary COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place in accordance with State of Delaware guidelines. Should any activity offered by the City result in COVID-related health concerns for participants or staff, the activity will be halted immediately for further review.
Summer in the Parks was created in 2013 to provide a variety of visual and performing arts activities for youth and families right in their own neighborhoods. Since its launch, Summer in the Parks has served more than 23,600 participants at 505 events. The program’s success is greatly attributed to collaboration between The Grand, the City of Wilmington, and dozens of civic organizations, educators, caregivers, and other nonprofits who believe in the importance of our primary goal: to provide a safe and creative outlet for neighborhood youth during the summer months.
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington
Produced by The Grand Opera House
Additional support provided by PNC Arts Alive!