Includes live music, arts, games, food, drinks and more. Raffle
Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening of exploration and
activities in the garden. Gather a water sample and
look at plants, insects and animals that live in the water at the
Kleinman Family Cove using scientific tools. Nature
Night also includes a tram ride, a planting project and s'mores
around the campfire.
Irons Oaks' mascot Rocky will be on hand to help say goodbye to
summer with free and fee-based activities. Climb the tower, go on a
scavenger hunt, make colorful crafts, or participate in
old-fashioned picnic games. Bring a picnic or purchase a hot dog
Decorate a folder, make a pencil topper, picture frame,
back-to-school necklace, and "All About Me" poster. Plus beachball
game, relay races, ladder game, catch-a-bubble contest and kites
and hula hoops. Aug. 16-18 and 23-25.
Since the first settlers to DuPage County in the early 1800s,
quilting has been a popular and important skill in the household.
Learn how to quilt your own work of art.
Practice scientific skills through observation and hands-on
activities while learning about the sciences of geology, zoology,
botany and anthropology with the Field's summer teen
Redmoon and its collaborators will be leading free workshops for
community members. In these workshops, community members will be
invited to learn the art of spoken word, drumming, and key elements
of public performance in an effort to create authentic, unexpected
urban celebrations. The Bucket Boys, a six person drum troupe
composed of talented teenagers from the South Side, will lead
community members in their unique style of drumming. The Young
Chicago Authors, an organization which offers education and
scholarships for young Chicagoans interested in creative writing,
will have several representatives present to lead the community in
expression through spoken word. Following the workshops, the
participants and any other interested community members will be
invited to join Redmoon and its collaborators to create a 30-40
minute spectacle and parade in the public park.
Hands-on hootenannies get everyone singing, dancing and
jamming with everything from original songs to classic tunes
bridging genres from swing to rock to samba.
Experience music, dance and theater classes for children and
adults. Plus, face painting, musical instrument petting zoo,
refreshments and more. Free Child IDs are sponsored by New York
Free health screenings for adults and children and
physicians are available for consultations. Also
features fun family activities, raffle prizes and