Mayor's office announces inauguration events, schedule

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Monday, May 4, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel (FILE)

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the schedule for the upcoming inauguration weekend, May 16-18, on Monday.

The mayor's office says the swearing in on Monday, May 18, will be preceded by a citywide day of community service on Saturday, May 16, and arts in the parks on Sunday, May 17. There will be a public open house at the mayor's office following the inaugural ceremony on May 18.

The citywide day of community service will cover all 50 wards, the mayor's office said, and will give Chicagoans opportunities including painting a school or cleaning a park or vacant lot. Sunday, the city and Chicago Park Districts will launch the third annual "Night Out in the Parks," which features arts programming in parks across the city.

The mayor's swearing in ceremony will take place at the Chicago Theater on Monday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets to the inauguration, as well as details about specific projects for the day of community service and information on all events and performances, including "Night Out in the Parks," are available at