2009 July

Chicago Parent

Video | Exploring Emily Oaks Nature Center

As part of our ongoing video series, "10 Free things to do with your kids this summer," Chicago Parent headed out to the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie.  Read...

 

Video | Exploring the Living Sea Aquarium

As part of our ongoing video series, "10 Free things to do with your kids this summer," Chicago Parent headed out to the Living Sea Aquarium in Park Ridge, Ill. We got up close and personal with critters -- and we recommend you do too! Read...

 

Video | Exploring the North Shore Sculpture Park

As part of our ongoing video series, "10 Free things to do with your kids this summer," Chicago Parent headed out to the North Shore Sculpture Park in Skokie. More than 60 large-scale sculptures site on two square miles of parkland, and are a perfect -- and free! -- way to spend a summer day.  Read...

 

July 30, 2009

Get out there and play. Line up your four-legged, finned, feathered and scaled family members Read...

 

July 30, 2009

Get out there and play. Line up your four-legged, finned, feathered and scaled family members and march over to Oak Park this Saturday for the Downtown Oak Park Pet Parade. All animals—including the stuffed variety—can march along the parade route with their human family members. Read...

 

July 23, 2009

Get out there and play. Watch the sky over Lake Michigan light up at the 52nd Annual Venetian Night, Saturday, with this year’s theme, “Hollywood on the Lake.” Read...

 

July 16, 2009

Get out there and play. If you have a horse lover in your family, take them to a majestic show that celebrates the bond between humans and horses. Cavalia, a multimedia experience designed by one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, is a mesmerizing show full of edge-of-your-seat acrobatic stunts and a beautiful demonstration of equine ability. A few of the acts involve a show of unbridled horses demonstrating dressage techniques—think ballet for horses—with their handlers. This show is beautiful. Read...

 

July 9, 2009

Get out there and play. It&rsquo;s a bird, it&rsquo;s a plane! It&rsquo;s the 10th annual South Shore Air Show. From noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, watch one of the nation&rsquo;s largest over-water air shows from the shores of Lake Michigan in Gary, Ind. Expect to see the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, a Sea Harrier F/A2, L-39, a F-18 Super Hornet, a F-16, The Lima Lima Flight Team, plus plenty of aerobatic demonstrations.<br />  Read...

 

July 2, 2009

Get out and play. Let the rockets&rsquo; red glare light up your family&rsquo;s July 4 weekend. We&rsquo;ve rounded up fireworks displays around the city and suburbs this weekend in our calendar. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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