Tag: Chicago Park District

This is why you should skip Naperville Ribfest

This is why you should skip Naperville Ribfest
The summer is in full swing, and there are rooftops to enjoy, festivals to attend, beaches to lay on. Now is the time to be selective with your time. Here’s a few suggestions for how enjoy what is hopefully a gorgeous weekend. Must See I admit that I’ve never been to the World’s Largest Block... Read more »

The perfect way to start your spring garden

The perfect way to start your spring garden
As I have said time and time again, I find the city to be a far superior place to the suburbs in almost every way. Almost. There are a few minor conveniences about the suburbs that I find appealing; one of those is gardening. I wish I had a big beautiful garden to grow flowers... Read more »

Start planning for Movies in the Park

Start planning for Movies in the Park
It’s officially summer in the city; the Chicago Park District just released the 2012 movies in the park schedule. I’m so psyched. I always felt like Movies in the Park was one of the most underrated Chicago events. A) You get to see great movies. B)It’s free. C) Picnic! (And if you accidentally pack one... Read more »
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Did you know the Wizard of Oz was written in Chicago?

Did you know the Wizard of Oz was written in Chicago?
I’ve always loved Oz Park, but it seems kind of random. Where did it get its name? Where did those Wizard of Oz character statues come from? Being the Chicago nerd that I am, I did some research and found out some very interesting facts for this week’s “Did You Know, Chicago?”. L. Frank Baum,... Read more »

Mad Men is Back!

Mad Men is Back!
So many good things are happening this weekend! “Mad Men” is back, the Hunger Games comes out and there’s a really random maple syrup festival. I don’t think I’m going to make it to the maple syrup thing, but you can bet I’ll be all over “Mad Men.” The Fat Cat is bringing back its... Read more »

Chicago's Best Ice Skating Rinks

Chicago's Best Ice Skating Rinks
I love love love ice skating, and I’m so excited that this weekend marks the opening of the Chicago Park District’s ice rinks. I didn’t realize just how many ice rinks there are throughout the city! So, if you’re looking for a little exercise to work off the turkey, or the Black Friday shopping adrenaline rush, check out one... Read more »
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Three best places to enjoy fall in the city

Three best places to enjoy fall in the city
Tomorrow is the first day of fall! I don’t think I really grew to appreciate this season until I was unemployed for four months last fall. I was freaking out and had to get out of the apartment and away from job hunting, so I took long walks around the city. I eventually got a job,... Read more »

Did You Know, Chicago? Theater on the Lake

Did You Know, Chicago? Theater on the Lake
I drive along Lake Shore Drive every day, and just about every day I tell myself that I need to go to Theater on the Lake at Fullerton and the Drive. I’d heard something about how it was an insane assylum that became a theater, and, since that’s very strange, I decided to investigate: The building... Read more »