Archive for April 2010

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers this Summer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is preparing to unveil it’s new Nature Boardwalk at the end of June. In preparation for the freelance story I am writing, I’ve been talking to representatives of the Zoo about all of the fabulous family programming coming our way. Trust me, this is going to be an awesome space for... Read more »

Don't Forget about the Kids and Kites Festival this Saturday

A few weeks ago, I posted about Mayor Daley’s Kids’ and Kites Festival and why I thought that it was the best, free family event of the whole year for us Chicagoans. I just wanted to remind you that the festival is coming up this Saturday. You are planning on going, right? When we’ve attended... Read more »

All Aboard for National Train Day!

My son loves nothing more than riding the “L” train . Well actually, it is probably a tie between riding the Blue Line and taking the bus up Damen to see a game at Wrigley Field. When you are a four year-old boy, few things are more thrilling than transportation. If you have a transportation-lover... Read more »

Naturally Inspired: Family Day at the Smart Museum of Art

Children making art in the Smart Museum of Art’s outdoor sculpture garden. So you think you’ve taken your kids to all of the best museums in Chicago? I bet you haven’t. Have you been to the Smart Museum of Art yet? The Smart Museum of Art is located on the University of Chicago campus in... Read more »

Guest Post: Family Living in Andersonville

The Girls. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Karvunidis) Welcome to another installment in my Neighborhood Spotlight Series here on Wee Windy City! Today, fellow ChicagoNow blogger Jenna Karvunidis is here to tell us about raising kids in Andersonville. In case you are playing catch-up, we’ve already hit Albany Park, Avondale, Bucktown/Wicker Park, Logan Square and Oak... Read more »

Our Take on The Ankle Todd Show

When’s the last time you wore a clown nose? It had been awhile for me too. But I recently discovered that a some family clown-nose-wearing is a very good thing. If you are looking for a light-hearted family experience where you and your little ones can let loose and have a little fun (while all... Read more »

Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans to perform at Subterranean this Sunday

Looking for something to do with the kiddos this Sunday, April 24th? How about a performance by Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans? The show kicks off at 3:00 p.m. at Subterranean (2011 North Avenue, Chicago). This show is sponsored by Psycho Baby (one of the absolute best kid’s stores in town if you ask... Read more »

The Chicago Humanities Festival presents Stages, Sights & Sounds

Photo by Michael Boehmer Chicago is home to many wonderful cultural opportunities for kids (and their parents too). The Chicago Humanities Festival is a perfect example of the rich diversity of theater, dance, music and visual art right here in our hometown. The Chicago Humanities Festival is hosting the eleventh annual spring festival Stages, Sights... Read more »

My Virtual Visits story in the April issue of Chicago Parent

I wrote a story for Chicago Parent Magazine this month that I thought Wee Windy City readers might find interesting. After all, you are reading this blog because you are looking for great activities for your kids in and around Chicago, right? Virtual Visits is about all of the interactive online resources offered by many... Read more »

A Review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Last Saturday, I took my nearly four-year-old son and not-quite six-year-old daughter to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites performed by the Mermaid Theater Company of Nova Scotia and presented by the Chicago Children’s Theatre at the Field Museum. The 50-minute show includes 3 of Eric Carle’s familiar children’s stories: Little... Read more »