Join professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho on a walk through Humboldt Park. Located on Chicago’s Northwest Side, the Division Street area (a.k.a. Paseo Boricua), with its stores and restaurants, is home to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community.

Humboldt Park has been the symbolic nucleus of Puerto Rican Chicago since the 1960s. Park thoroughfares have been renamed in honor of notables (such as former governor of Puerto Rico Luis Muños Marín and nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos), reflecting abiding concerns for the homeland.

This thought-provoking tour explores the history of this iconic neighborhood through the public art proudly displayed along the six blocks of Division Street and in Humboldt Park.

Tour runs approximately 90 minutes. Presented in partnership with the Paseo Boricua Tour Company. Meet at Ciclo Urbano, 2459 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622.

$25, $22.50 members

27th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade The crowd at the 27th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade along Dearborn Street in the Loop, Chicago, June 13, 1992. ST-19040908-0089, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Puerto Ricans march on Milwaukee Avenue Members of the Puerto Rican community march from Humboldt Park to the Daley Center, Chicago, June 11, 1977. ST-70006523-0010, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Mural dedication ceremony in Humboldt Park Humboldt Park residents celebrate the completion of a mural, "Phoenix: Unity Under Wings," on a wall of Our Lady of the Angels Kelly Hall, 818 North Hamlin Avenue, Chicago. ST-10103781-0017, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
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