This Weekend in Hyde Park

Hello readers!
This blog has been around a year, and I want to say thanks to everyone who includes it in their regular roundup of Hyde Park (or other!) news, etc. In the coming weeks, there will be a handful of changes, and I look to all of you to let me know what else you're looking for in your Chicago Now home for Hyde Park happenings (ooh alliteration!).

For now, here's what's going on in Hyde Park this weekend!

Saturday, June 16
LEGO Architects!
Robie House
10 am-12 pm
$5 per child (free for accompanying adult)
Come explore the wide world of architecture, featuring everyone's favorite building tool, the LEGO! For ages 6 and up, adult partner required (or, I suppose, for those of us who really love legos...kid partner required!). Advanced tickets are necessary.

Saturday, June 16
First Hyde Park Walk N Roll
1616 E 55th Street
10 am
A good opportunity to map the neighborhood's sidewalks -- for everyone who has wheels of any type (though if you're a cyclist, keep to the streets!). Inquiries to (773)288-3716.

Sunday, June 17
The Bells of Summer
Rockefeller Chapel
5 pm
The Bells of Summer are back! Starting this weekend with Toni Raats (the Netherlands), this is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the carillon bells we hear all year long. Tours start at 4:30.

Sunday, June 17
Father's Day
Locations around Hyde Park (and everywhere)
All day
I'll be spending the day appreciating (from afar) my own dad, S's Grandpa, and (more closely) B, S's amazing, amazed, really spectacular Da. I hope you'll all take your fathers for a picnic in one of Hyde Park's glorious grassy spots or buy him ice cream from the newly reopened Baskin Robbins or froyo from the ever-delicious ZBerry. However you decide to celebrate (and whether you're celebrating your biological dad or some other man who's been important in your life), enjoy your weekend!

Happy Father's Day, Hyde Park!

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