International Point Day on Point
Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM, at the Point Promontory Point Conservancy will hold a press conference announcing and designating May 26 as ‘International Point Day,’ celebrating the past and present of Promontory Point, which is cherished by south siders and former residents all over the world, and fighting for its future as a beloved park for generations to come. May 26 is the birthdate of Alfred Caldwell, the renowned landscape architect who designed the Point and its unique limestone step-stone revetment in the Prairie Style in 1937.
First Annual International Point Day celebration
Saturday, May 28, 2022, a day-long event from 9 AM-5 PM, at the Point The Conservancy will host the first annual International Point Day celebration, featuring art, musical and cultural performances, educational walking tours, family-friendly games and activities, free kites, yoyos, t-shirts, and firewood for barbecuing at the fire pits, and more.
Art Carvings at the Point
Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, mornings and afternoons, at the Point Tours of Promontory Point and the Point revetments co-sponsored with the Hyde Park Historical Society. Bill Swislow has documented the 150+ art carvings at the Point: learn about his research into these carvers and the history of art on the revetment. Jack Spicer leads tours of the landscape architecture of the Point that transforms a man-made peninsula into a natural stone, wilderness shoreline. Stay tuned for more details and times.
The History of Promontory Point and Nancy Hays’s Promontory Point photograph exhibition
Sunday, May 29, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00pm The History of Promontory Point and Nancy Hays’s Promontory Point photograph exhibition, with Jack Spicer, 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park, Chicago.