The Fifth District is incredibly diverse. Going as far south as the South Shore, and as far north as the Gold Coast, there are many rich and complex neighborhoods in the district.
South Shore Greater Grand Crossing Park Manor
Englewood Washington Park West Woodlawn
Grand Boulevard Fuller Park Wentworth Gardens
Bronzeville Douglas Prairie District
South Loop The Loop River North
Magnificent Mile Gold Coast Old Town
Each week, we will highlight a great place to eat, work, or play. Come join us and learn about the diverse communities that make up the 5th District!
Founder Latisha Waters started Empire Dance Institute 18 years ago. Her team teaches modern dance, jazz, hip hop, and more. Students come after school and on weekends. They stay focused, learn, and have fun!
Visit them at 2043 E. 75th Street or learn more here.Read more...
The South Side Community Arts Center was declared a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As reported in the Chicago Tribune:
“The South Side Community Arts Center helps to tell an important story about African-American artists at a time when segregation and racism prevented many of them from more fully contributing to the cultural life of the United States,” said Stephanie Meeks, the president and CEO of the National Trust, in a released statement. “The center has long been a beacon of tolerance and understanding, using art to enrich the community while serving as a welcoming place for people from all walks of life.”
Visit this National Treasure at 3831 S. Michigan Ave. Learn more about its current exhibitions here.
Evelyn worked at Northwestern University as head chef, serving great food to thousands of guests and patients each year. She opened Evelyn’s Food Love so she could "serve healthy home-cooked meals in [her] own community.” Dilara is at Evelyn’s every week. Her favorites are the barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, and peach cobbler.
Evelyn's Food Love is located at 5522 South State Street. Be sure to check them out!Read more...