Posts tagged "Chicago Park District"

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: The Chicago Park District presents Polar Adventure Days

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: The Chicago Park District presents Polar Adventure Days
Part of my Chicago winter survival strategy is embracing the chilly outdoor temps. The key to this approach is stocking up on the appropriate bundling equipment (that means long underwear, water-proof gloves, all the really warm stuff). And then get out there on doing something fun in the freezing cold. Winter is here. You can’t... Read more »

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

Polar Adventure Days: Cold, but worth it

Polar Adventure Days: Cold, but worth it
The Chicago Park District hosts awesome, free family events -- even in the absolute dead of winter. Luckily, we Chicagoans are tough. We know how to bundle up and get out there for some cold weather fun. This year, the Chicago Park District presents the seventh annual Polar Adventure Days from 12 - 4 p.m. on three Saturdays: Dec. 10, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. Each event takes place at Northerly Island (1400 S. Lynn White Dr., on the Museum Campus).  Admission is free for everyone. You should totally plan to attend at least one of the scheduled Polar Adventure Days...

Ready! Set! Register! Time to get signed up for winter activities!

So you’ve barely got everything cleaned up from Thanksgiving and it’s already time to get ready for the next holiday. Between holiday cards, a shopping list that includes everyone from your favorite aunt to your kid’s kindergarten teacher, plus a million different holiday-themed events, December is going to be a busy month for everyone. Phew.... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Chicago Park District

First, a quick recap. So far in the Summer Scheduling Series, we’ve already covered Millennium Park and Ravinia. Today, let’s chat about all of the great free stuff that the Chicago Park District has to offer. Beaches. Of course, you are going to want to schedule a few tips to Chicago’s fabulous beaches. You can... Read more »

It's almost time to register for spring Chicago Park District Programs. Is your wish list ready?

Chicago Park District registration for spring programs begins on Monday, February at 9:00 a.m.. Sharp. The CPD is offering lots of wonderful and affordable programming for kids this spring — but you have to be prepared to register or you will likely be out of luck for the most sought-after programs. Specifically, you have to... Read more »

Martin Luther King Day activities for kids

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is just around the corner – Monday, January 18th to be exact. Just in case you haven’t had a good look at your calendar lately, let me remind you that your kids are likely off of school for the day. What to do? What to do? Luckily for you, there... Read more »

Mark your calendar for Polar Adventure Days

The Chicago Park District offers outdoor, FREE, family fun all year round — yes, even in the dead of winter. Saturday, December 12th is the first Polar Adventure Day of the season. Bundle up (seriously — snow pants, scarves, the whole deal) and head out to Northerly Island for family-oriented activities, demonstrations, and crafts. And... Read more »

Searching for zen at the Osaka Garden

After the Japanese Cultural Center made a visit to their summer camp, both of my little ones expressed an interest in learning more about Japanese culture (look at those summer camp dollars at work!). In light of their interest in origami and rolling sushi, I thought it was an opportune time to make a visit... Read more »

Buzz Over to the Garfield Park Conservatory to see Bee Movie

The Chicago Park District has provided many cool outdoor movie watching opportunities throughout the summer months — but the upcoming showing of Bee Movie at the Garfield Park Conservatory promises to be a great one. A movie about bees — at the conservatory! What a brilliant pairing. Bee Movie is showing on the back lawn... Read more »