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Things are opening up in Chicago. The museums are open (click here for dates, hours and exhibits), restaurants are at 40% capacityand Lincoln Park Zoo reopenens March 1. It’s time to head to the city and take advantage of all it offers. Here are some of the latest deals: Snow Day at Nobu Hotel Chicago When... Read more »
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot who has been promising “soon” whenever she is asked when the Lakefront will reopen has finally taken the first step to “soon.” Drumroll, please! The mayor announced the opening date for the Lakefront Trail is June 22. The Lakefront Trail will open East of Lake Shore Drive from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.... Read more »
Chicago reopens Millennium Park today for residents and visitors with limited hours, groups of 10 persons or less, facial coverings and social distancing Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced that Chicago’s most-visited attraction, Millennium Park, will begin cautiously reopening. today. The park will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Neighboring Maggie...
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the long-awaited reopening the Chicago Riverwalk. Following the latest data and based upon guidance from public health experts, City officials believe the Riverwalk can safely reopen and operate throughout the summer months. With special restrictions, of course. Here’s what you need to know: Entrance points: The Riverwalk will be...
Remember when Memorial Day Weekend (pre covid-19) was the kick off to everything we love about Chicago. Not so much this year. Here’s a look at Memorial Day Weekend 2020 and a look back: 2020 Time to head to the Riverwalk (sorry closed); rent a kayak on the Chicago River (sorry closed): Bike the Drive... Read more »
A-list athletes, artists, and musicians descended upon Chicago this weekend for the NBA All-Star Weekend. Not since 1988 has this All-Star event come to the city, making this celebration bigger than ever, With tickets to the main event, Sunday’s All-Star game, going for 4-figures, not everyone can go to the game but that is only... Read more »
Chicago will be ringing in the new decade with two major fireworks displays running in tandem on Navy Pier and the Riverwalk when the clock strikes midnight. Here’s what you need to know to go. Navy Pier Navy Pier, is the Midwest’s top-visited destination. If you are planning on heading there for New Year’s Eve... Read more »
Maybe you knew that December 24, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. Instead of watching the moon rise from earth, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders saw the earth rising from the lunar orbit, photographed it and did a live broadcast. “The vast... Read more
Irish or not, all are welcome–of course, on St. Patrick’s everyone is Irish Finally the Festival Season is in view. We’re only one week out from March–and, in Chicago, St. Patrick’s celebrations go through out the whole month. One of the highly anticipated events is the St. Paddy’s Run/walk. This year’s 18th annual St. Paddy’s... Read more »
Spend a Day at The Beach Beat the winter blues by hitting The Beach Chicago – a free, public art installation on display at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom from Saturday, January 19 through Sunday, February 3. The public art installation is an interactive exhibit that transforms the Pier’s iconic 18,000-square-foot space into an indoor beach inviting Chicagoans and visitors... Read more »
Local jazz artists are set to take the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park at a free, weekly music series, co-curated by Jazz Institute of Chicago Get ready to enjoy 90 minutes of jazz nearly every Friday starting tonight (July 6) through August 24 at the free Jazz on the Lakefront Series Water Colors Presented by CIBC. The series... Read more »