Upcoming Events at The Sanfilippo Foundation

Events, News and Tour Opportunities

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April 16th - 19th - Beautiful Things With Wings

April Graves of Light Drawn Studios will be photographing children for the upcoming 2019 Beautiful Things with Wings Calendar. This is a rare opportunity to have your child photographed on the 1890 Eden Palais Carousel as an Angel. Wings, halos and dresses will be provided.

Proceeds from the sales of these calendars go to WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger), a local nonprofit that provides shelter and services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Portrait sessions are April 16 - 18, by appointment only. Please call Light Drawn Studios for more information and an appointment at 224-655-7801.

You can also learn more about how you can help WINGS by visiting www.wingsprogram.com

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April 21st - YouthBuild Lake Country: 13th Annual Spring Benefit "Instruments of Change"

Come out and support YouthBuild. Tour the Sanfilippo home Collections, with auctions, raffle, dinner and more in the Carousel Pavilion, including a ride on the Eden Palais Carousel. Proceeds benefit YouthBuild Lake Country which provides opportunities for secondary education completion, career pathways training, guidance, curriculum and training resources, and more for young adults. Be part of the solution by joining us. 5 pm start.

For tickets and more information: www.youthbuildlakecounty.org/news-calendar/spring-benefit-2018-instruments-of-change/

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April 28th - Ann Kiley Center Tour and Wurlitzer Concert

Come tour the Sanfilippo Estate, take a chance in the raffle, hear a concert on the 8,000 pipe Wurlitzer Theater Organ, with Organist Nicholas Renkosik, tour the pipe chambers, and round out the afternoon with a visit to the Carousel Pavilion, including a ride on the 180 Eden Palais Carousel. Proceeds benefit residents of the Ann Kiley Center in Waukegan, Illinois. Visit thier website at friendsofkileycenter.weebly.com/events.html for more information.

For tickets and more information, contact Mary Jo Krupkowski at 630-901-8688, or email: heymj319@aol.com. Tickets are $50 each. Touring begins at 1:00 pm, with the concert at 2:30 pm.

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May 6th - Rotary Club of Huntley: End Polio: A Benefit Concert and Tour

Featuring Soprano Tetyana Torzhevska, with Lyudmila Yasinetskaya on Piano and Larissa Kozlova on Cello.

Tour the Sanfilippo Collection, enjoy a wonderful operatic concert, Wurlitzer Organ demonstration, and visit the Carousel Pavilion for a ride on the 1890 Eden Palais Carousel. Proceeds benefit Rotary International's End Polio Campaign. Tickets $50.00. Touring begins at 1 pm with the concert at 2:30 pm.

Buy your Rotary Club Fundraiser tickets today:

May 19 - Sanfilippo Armed Forces Day Wurlitzer Concert

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Our Annual Armed Forces Day Concert features Organist Dave Wickerham on the Mighty Wurlitzer. Join us in celebration of the men and women who have, and continue to, serve our country.

Mr. Wickerham plays patriotic, moving selections, expressed as only an 80-rank, 5-manual Wurlitzer Theater Organ can, with special guest, Bass-Baritone William Powers. This event includes up to 90-minutes of touring the Sanfilippo Collection, a 90-minute concert, and a visit to the Carousel Pavilion for a ride on the Eden Palais.

House touring begins at 1:00, the concert will start at 2:30 pm. Special pricing of only $35 per ticket. This concert always sells out quickly, so order early.

Buy your Armed Forces Day tickets today:

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June 15 & 16 - Barrington Dance Ensemble - Under the Big Top Ballet in the Carousel Pavilion

A family event featuring a lovely ballet with the Eden Palais Carousel as the backdrop. Stilt walker, juggler, fortune teller, miniature circus ponies, and more. A real engaging event for the family, and a ride on the 1890 Eden Palais Carousel, too.

Tickets go on sale to the public on April 16th.

Click here to purchase tickets for Under the Big Top.

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June 16, July 21, August 18 and September 15 - Sanfilippo Foundation Summer Concert Series

We're excited to announce our line-up for the 2018 Summer Concert Series. Tickets for the series and individual concerts will go on sale on April 3 on the Foundation's website. Each includes up to 90-minutes of touring, a 90-minute concert, followed by a visit to the carousel pavilion.

To find out more about the concerts and to purchase tickets, vist the Summer Concert Series page.

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June 24 - Illinois Railway Museum Benefit Concert

Touring of the Sanfilippo Collection, a Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert featuring Dave Callendine on the Sanfilippo Wurlitzer, and a visit to the Carousel Pavilion, make this a great event to experience the Estate, and support the fine work of the Steam Department at the Illinois Railway Museum.

The afternoon will feature a concert in the Estate's Music Theater along with a silent movie short comedy accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ! The original theater organ, a 1927 Wurlitzer from the Omaha Theater in Nebraska, has been expanded and now controls 8,000 pipes, percussions and sound effects.

Win Throttle time and a cab ride on the 1630 Locomotive in the raffle.

Click here for tickets to Illinois Railway Museum's Benefit at Sanfilippo.


June 2 - Midwest Mozart Festival Fund Raiser - Details to follow

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Visiting the Sanfilippo Estate

The Sanfilippo Estate is a private residence not open to the general public except through pre-arranged charity events and pre-arranged group tours of 40 or more guests, and a limited number of corporate events. Interested groups may contact the Foundation Director by email: director@sanfilippofoundation.org for more information. We do not offer the Estate for weddings, wedding related activities, nor children's parties.

Special Events (concerts, gala fundraisers) can be arranged for Charity Organizations and Corporate Groups. Email the Sanfilippo Foundation Director: director@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include a contact phone number.

Tour Groups: 3-Hour, Docent-Guided Tours of the Sanfilippo Collection are available for groups of 40 or more. Send an email to: info@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include the name of your group and a contact phone number.

Individuals looking to visit the Estate are encouraged to find a group (such as your local libraries, park districts, senior centers, etc.) who can put together the required minimum for one of our 3-hour Docent-Guided Tours and then have the organization contact the Foundation Director; or you can visit one of the websites of the charities holding events at the Estate (links provided) and obtain tickets to an event listed; or you can attend a Sanfilippo Foundation event -- all are updated regularly on this website. We also encourage individuals to sign up for our E-Newsletter. On occasion, we offer individual tickets to a guided tour to our E-Newsletter subscribers. Our preference for initial contact is by email.

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