Posts in category "Chicago Cultural Center"

Introducing Juicebox: A new performance series for the city stroller set

Introducing Juicebox: A new performance series for the city stroller set
The City of Chicago does a really good job of offering free or low-cost opportunities for families (I am thinking about things like the Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park, the spectacular Kite Festival each spring, etc.). And they are at it again..... The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events just unveiled Juicebox, a new music and performance series for the “stroller set.” Performances will take place on alternate Fridays beginning February 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall (78 East Washington) except where noted. All performances are FREE.  Parents and young children can enjoy Chicago’s best music, dance, and theater in a kid-friendly setting...

Free winter activities for Chicago moms and their babes: My tips from the Bump Club and Beyond Brunch

Free winter activities for Chicago moms and their babes: My tips from the Bump Club and Beyond Brunch
Yesterday morning I was fortunate to be part of a Bump Club and Beyond panel of “city moms” talking to a packed room of new mamas and their little ones about surviving a Chicago winter with a babe in tow. I was in good company, joining Samantha Lande from Eater Chicago,  Tabitha Green from Defining... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)

A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power. Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in... Read more »
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Scenes from the 2009 Dance-Along Nutcracker

Did you miss the 8th Annual Dance-Along Nutcracker at the Chicago Cultural Center today? I am telling you — if you have an aspiring ballerina at your house, this is a fabulous (and free) holiday event. If you need a few reasons to put this event on your holiday calendar for 2010, have a look... Read more »

Let's take this outside: Outdoor holiday activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum and Lurie Garden

Yeah, yeah, so it’s December and it is cold now. But if you bundle up, there is still lots of holiday fun to be had outdoors.Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. The Lurie Garden isn’t just a summertime destination. There are plenty of great family workshops you can take advantage of throughout the winter. On Saturday,... Read more »

A guide to family holiday activities in Chicago: Go all out or take the kid route

There are tons of Chicago-area holiday happenings in the coming weeks. You certainly can’t go to all of these events. So how do you choose? Which of these activities is right for the little elves in your lives? What about nap times? And potty breaks? Will it be okay if your kids forget to use... Read more »
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