The Chicago Park District is hosting a series of listening sessions to receive public input on ways our programs, facilities and information can be more accessible to the disabled community. Please join us at one of these regional forums.
More than 4,000 adults and children are expected at the 9th annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza, the largest free candy grab in Chicago featuring 2,000 lbs. of goodies on the field at Soldier Field Stadium, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., Saturday, March 31. A ticketed breakfast will be held at the United Club from 8:30-10 a.m. An admission-free festival begins at 9 a.m. and the candy grab on the field follows at 10 a.m.
Fleurotica, where flowers meet fashion, hits the runway once again, but at a new location, Venue One on 1044 W. Randolph, in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, dazzling both fashionistas and flower enthusiasts on Friday, March 23 from 6:30 – midnight.
The Chicago Park District and the South Shore Opera Company present an admission-free performance featuring excerpts from The March: A Civil Rights Opera by librettist Alan Marshall and composer Jonathan Stinson on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. The event is one of several Black History Month events in Chicago parks. Click here for a full listing.
The Chicago Park District and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago announce the 2012 lineup for In the Park with Civic, an admission-free concert series of interactive and educational performances at select field houses Feb. 3-May 11. Families with children ages 5 and up are encouraged to attend.
The Chicago Park District celebrates Valentine’s Day in February with numerous dances and parties throughout the city including the traditional daddy-daughter/mommy-son dances. Most events feature recorded music, refreshments, photo opportunities, games and an arts and crafts station.
The Chicago Park District and the Jazz Institute of Chicago proudly announce the 15th anniversary season for JazzCity, an admission-free concert series featuring world-class performers at various neighborhood parks throughout the city on select Fridays, Feb. 10 – Dec. 7.
Discover the wonderful world of nature! Spark your curiosity and explore the fun and educational offerings at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave., the Chicago Park District’s only park with a teaching greenhouse. Register in-person at the park.
The Chicago Park District commemorates Black History Month in February 2012 with various interdisciplinary events. Most programs are admission free or charge nominal fees. Many activities are geared toward the entire family. Please contact each individual park for additional information or visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Spring is just around the corner! The first signs of spring take root in Chicago with more than 300 blooming flowers at the Spring Flower Show. Admission is free.
Ring in the Chinese New Year by joining dragon dancers of the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center in a celebratory procession marking the reopening of the Aroid House and Desert House affected by the June 2011 hailstorm.
Discover how sap is tapped from maple trees at the Maple Syrup Festival at North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Road on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No registration is required and the event is free for all ages.
The Chicago Park District kicked off 2012 with a new website and program registration system. With the new system, all patrons who wish to register for a program, membership or event, must first create an account at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. New accounts can be created online now.
Click here at 1030 AM and at 4 PM on Jan 11, 2011 to view the Committee and Board meetings.
The City of Chicago will be collecting trees for recycling this holiday season. From Saturday, January 7 through Friday, January 20 Chicago residents can bring their holiday tree to one of the 23 participating sites.