Why you won’t want to miss Kids in the Square this year

The annual Kids in the Square is one street fair you won’t want to miss this year. It includes Teddy bears, magicians, songs, face painting, crafts, dancing, candy and water balloon tosses.

Kids in the Square

10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16

Giddings Plaza, 4731 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

(773) 728-3890

lincolnsquare.org

Kids in the Square
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16
Giddings Plaza, 4731 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
(773) 728-3890
lincolnsquare.org

And best of all: it’s free!

No merchants are allowed, unless they’re providing a free kids’ activity, says Shane Miller, marketing and events director for the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.

Kids in the Square organizers are working to make the party even better this year, with confirmed vendors ranging from Timeless Toys to The Book Cellar and Pickles Playroom.

Children can start their day with a free kids’ movie at the Davis Theater at 9 a.m. (4614 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-784-0893, davistheater.com).

Then, they can head outside for a Teddy Bear picnic in the Square (BYO bears, kiddos), complete with some Teddy Grahams snacks and a story. Afterward, they can visit with Corduroy at Timeless Toys Ltd. (4749 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-334-4445, timelesstoyschicago.com).

Chicago celebrity storyteller Nili Yelin (aka The Storybook Mom) will be at The Book Cellar to read books—in her own special way—and neighborhood magician James Sanden will be doing a 45-minute comedy magic set on the Kids in the Square stage.

If kids need to stretch (or chill out after all that excitement), they can take a special free family-and-kids yoga class via Bloom Yoga (4663 N. Rockwell St., 773-463-9642, bloomyogastudio.com).

And did we mention that everything will be free?

No merchants are allowed, unless they’re providing a free kids’ activity, says Shane Miller, marketing and events director for the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.

Kids in the Square organizers are working to make the party even better this year, with confirmed vendors ranging from Timeless Toys to The Book Cellar and Pickles Playroom.

Children can start their day with a free kids’ movie at the Davis Theater at 9 a.m. (4614 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-784-0893, davistheater.com).

Then, they can head outside for a Teddy Bear picnic in the Square (BYO bears, kiddos), complete with some Teddy Grahams snacks and a story. Afterward, they can visit with Corduroy at Timeless Toys Ltd. (4749 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-334-4445, timelesstoyschicago.com).

Chicago celebrity storyteller Nili Yelin (aka The Storybook Mom) will be at The Book Cellar to read books—in her own special way—and neighborhood magician James Sanden will be doing a 45-minute comedy magic set on the Kids in the Square stage.

If kids need to stretch (or chill out after all that excitement), they can take a special free family-and-kids yoga class via Bloom Yoga (4663 N. Rockwell St., 773-463-9642, bloomyogastudio.com).

And did we mention that everything will be free?

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