Activation Weekends

We are excited to welcome you to the Activation Weekends of the 2021 Biennial, The Available City.

This edition, site-specific installations will be programmed across dedicated Activation Weekends between September 17 and October 31. Each Activation Weekend features a different group of neighborhoods to highlight the Biennial's installation sites to present programs including conversations, performances, and workshops.

Below is a schedule of the different neighborhoods to be highlighted during the Activation Weekends:

September 25

North Lawndale, Edgewater

October 2 & 3

Englewood, Woodlawn, Bronzeville, South Shore

October 9 


October 16

North Lawndale, Edgewater

October 23

Englewood, Woodlawn, Bronzeville

October 30 & 31

Pilsen, South Loop, North Lawndale

Saturday, October 30


CCA Academy PermaPark

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

1332 S. Pulaski Rd.

Join CCA Academy for it’s annual fall bulb planting in PermaPark.

More information on Petal Power here.



Project H.O.O.D.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

6615 S. King Drive

Join Project H.O.O.D. for its Fall Harvest Festival!

More information and registration for the Harvest Festival here.

Sunday, October 31


El Paseo Community Garden

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

944 W. 21st St.

Join El Paseo Community Garden for frights, candy, and fun!

More information on the Trick or Treat Festivities here.