Volunteer Trina Gerardi paints the face of Rinaya Buick, 9, during a community gathering event at the Yoga Gardens space Thursday, June 28, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Indigo Monae said she wanted to have an informal opening of the season for the gardens, because the space is not open every day and is closed during the winter. “So, the barbecue was a way to show the community like, ‘Hey, we’re here, we’re still here, we’re open, come in. This is for you.’ And they enjoyed it. They loved it,” she said.

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