Category: This Weekend in Hyde Park

This Weekend in Hyde Park (Aug 11-12)

Whew. A big weekend on the South Side, with lots of free fun. Bud Billiken Saturday, Aug 11 Starts at 10 am I wrote about the parade and its history last year, so I’ll keep it brief here. It’s kind of a big deal, which, if you’ve lived here longer than a minute, you already... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park (Aug 4-5)

Hello Hyde Park! The scoop on this weekend: Saturday, August 4th (a scorcher, they say) SMART Museum Family Day 1 pm – 4pm Free? Check. Appropriate for toddlers? Check. Kind of messy? Check. Totally fun? Check. Be there or be square. Rahm’s Readers Grand Finale 1 pm Blackstone Library Also free, also appropriate for toddlers... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park (July 28-29)

Hello Hyde Park! I’m excited to bring you an August chock full of theme-y goodness, complete with guest bloggers, tip lists, and all sorts of things that I hope you’ll find useful and fun. For today, though, it’s your weekly lineup of what’s going on this weekend: Saturday, July 28 7-10 am Big Ten 10k,... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park (July 13-15)

Hello there, Hyde Park. It’s not going to be a thousand degrees, so let’s all try hard to spend some time outdoors, lounging, running, etc. Here’s a weekend proposal for you: Friday, June 22 Your house Evening Put some kebabs on the grill. If you don’t have a grill, make a sandwich (I like roast... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park (June 30-July 1)

I hope your a/c is working… Though it won’t be much cooler this weekend, here are a handful of things you can do beyond your front door…but not by much! (PS — These events, in a stroke of good luck, are all FREE. Man, I love city living!) Friday 12 pm – 2 pm Jazz... Read more »

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... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park (the NOT Easter edition)

It’s Friday, so presumably you’ve made your holiday plans already (if not, might I suggest a wee egg hunt in your living room/backyard, and a coconut cream pie sometime during the day?). Here are three things to do this weekend that have nothing to do with anyone’s resurrection. Saturday. April 7th 1 pm Family Day... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park

It’s still winter in Chicago (and so it will go for the foreseeable future…just until it’s May and we think it can’t possibly drop below 40 again, there go your tomatoes), and that means that if your family is anything like mine, you’re scrounging for ways to stay chipper. Here are five possibilities for this... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park

Sorry for the space between posts, folks. It’s been a chaotic few weeks in our household. If you’ll remember, we fired our nanny and we’ve been cobbling together childcare for the past month and a half (it takes a village!). The good news is we’ve come to a fork in the road. The better news... Read more »

This Weekend in Hyde Park

Hello Blog Readers. I’m hopeful that I will soon have a calendar widget to compile Hyde Park happenings. I may still highlight upcoming events, but wouldn’t it be nice to have an at-a-glance place to go to find something interesting to do in HP? Until then, here’s what’s up this weekend: 1) PUMPKIN PATCH! As... Read more »