Past Event

Cultural Connections: Time to Spare

For years, Filipino immigrants and African Americans in Chicago have gravitated to bowling for recreation and escape from the pressures of everyday life. The distinct rhythms of bowling and league competition are sources of enjoyment, and they also create camaraderie and connections among bowlers that can extend beyond bowling night.

Join us to explore the past and present of Filipino American and African American bowling in Chicago, including the little known historic connections the sport created between these groups.

This event is part of the "Bodies in Motion" series.

The "Bodies in Motion" series explores the cultural significance of athletic activities for Chicago’s different ethnic communities. This series is offered through Cultural Connections, a public-education program developed by The Field Museum to offer cross-cultural, public events based in an anthropological framework of Common Concerns, Different Responses. The program also offers continuing professional development courses for Chicago Public School teachers.

"Bodies in Motion" Schedule

*Please note the location is not handicap accessible.

PRE-REGISTRATION is required and space is limited!
Admission fees will be collected at the door. Cash or check only, please. General admission is $15. Teachers, students, and seniors $10. Children under 12 are always free. Event capacity varies depending on venue, and reservations are accepted on a first-received basis. A sampling of traditional foods is always served.

To pre-register call 773.830.1481 or e-mail with your name, telephone number, the event name and date to

TEACHERS can receive 2.5 Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) as approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for each Cultural Connections program they attend. Teachers can also enroll in our Professional Development course for Lane Credit and/or CPDUs. Level I of the course begins in October and February of each year, and Level II for alumni of Level I is offered in the summer. A limited number of scholarships are available for the course on a first-come basis.

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