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Copernicus Center ~ Events in Chicago

The Copernicus Center is a premiere event center in Chicago hosting small to large scale events and concerts, theatre, educational workshops, culturally diverse activities, as well as community engagement. Cultural and community events in Chicago are at the heart of what we do. We are also home to the LARGEST Polish music fest, Taste of Polonia Festival, held annually in September.

The Center is supported by the Copernicus Foundation, a non-profit organization serving Chicago since 1979. Supporting Chicago’s large Polish population, community events on the Northwest side, and multicultural Arts & Entertainment are the heart of the Foundation’s mission. Read more about the history of the Copernicus Center and Foundation.

Check out one of our many shows or events and see why Copernicus Center is the hidden GEM of Chicago!

Concerts, Cultural, and Community Events for the Whole Family

With easy accessibility from any location in Chicago, Copernicus Center, located in the heart of Jefferson Park, is ideal for any event. Our fully restored 1930 style theater and modern loft style Annex provide Chicago with two unique spaces that offer great acoustics from small to large concerts, theatre performances, or events. With our many venue options, it is hard to find a day where there isn’t something going on. Whether it be a meeting in Kings Hall, ESL classes in one of the classrooms, farmers market in the parking lot, a wedding in the Annex or a LIVE concert in the Theater, you’ll find something for everyone.

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Join us every year for our four-day Taste of Polonia Festival

The Taste of Polonia Festival takes place annually for FOUR (4) days over Labor Day weekend. The festival boasts four stages of 35+ multi-genre bands, cultural events, a Kid’s Zone, many exciting attractions, over 30 local vendors, exciting craft beer tent and of course, great Polish food. Taste of Polonia is our annual fundraiser to benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation, a 501(c)3.

Come for the FUN but leave with an unforgettable EXPERIENCE!

Learn more about becoming a sponsor or vendor at the next Taste of Polonia Festival.  View Festival Site

 

Fight for the Firehouse

Fight for the Firehouse websiteThe Copernicus Foundation is trying to buy the abandoned firehouse at 4841 N. Lipps from the City of Chicago in a negotiated sale. The Foundation would renovate the property keeping its historic façade and having it be part of our campus. The Copernicus Foundation is willing to pay $300,000 for the property which the city appraised at $208,000.

Sadly, the city appears to be accepting an offer from an outside developer, (Ambrosia Homes) who will only be paying $1 for the property. There are a number of steps that have to be taken before that sale is final, so we are asking for your support in trying to stop the sale.

Please visit our website at www.FightForTheFirehouse.com to express your support of the Copernicus Foundation by signing our petition.

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Thank you to Hoyne Savings Bank

Hoyne Savings Bank
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for the generous grant provided by Hoyne Savings Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Your charitable contribution will undoubtedly have a significant impact on helping the Copernicus Foundation during these uncertain times.

It is comforting to know that there are organizations like yours that are always looking out for their neighbors and community partners.

Thank you again for your generosity and support.