Are you ready to Wake Up and Boogie Down with NPN?

Are you ready to Wake Up and Boogie Down with NPN?

If you are a parent in Chicago, you don't need an introduction to NPN (Neighborhood Parents Network). You know who they are and all of the resources they offer every Chicago family.

I encourage you to come out and enjoy a morning of family fun, while also supporting NPN and all that they do to make it a joy to raise kids in the city. If you've never been to a Wake Up and Boogie Down event, check it out this year. Warm up a winter Saturday morning with a wide range of entertaining kid-centric activities and music. Sold out the past two years, this year’s event takes place March 3 from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison, Chicago) and is open to the public.

Scheduled activities include:

  • Live musical performances by The Happiness Club and Bubbles Academy
  • Rock ’n’ roll makeovers, arts & crafts and games
  • Healthy snacks for parents and kids, courtesy of Burger Bar, Eli's Cheesecake, Farmed Here, Happy Baby Foods, Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels, Lifeway, Pirate’s Booty and Uncle Sammy’s
  • Engaging activities with K Grace Childcare, Little Gems International, Multilingual Chicago and Shedd Aquarium
  • Raffle packages sponsored by On the Go Chicago
  • Dancing with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago teaching artists
  • Special “tot activities zone” with The Little Gym of Chicago
  • Giveaways for the whole family
  • A chance to “walk the red carpet,” courtesy of FLOR, and be photographed, courtesy of Shay Feeney Photography

Tickets are $25 for adults ($20 NPN members), $15 for children ($10 NPN) and $65 for a family four-pack ($50 NPN). Children one year old and younger are admitted free of charge. For tickets, visit

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