Neighborhood News – Summer love in Greek Town, Bucktown, Millennium Park, Northcenter, Chicago City Parks

There’s so much life in Chicago this weekend in our neighborhoods and communities! Go Greek, go arty, go local and fresh… be entertained! 

Opa!!… Don’t miss the chance to experience Greek culture first-hand with lively Greek bands, dance troupes, and local musicians at the Taste of Greektown street festival on Halsted between Van Buren and Adams on Friday, August 26 (4pm-10pm) through Sunday, August 28, (12pm-10pm). Attendees can also participate in a gyro-eating contest! For more information, click here

Bucktown Bash… From oil paintings to sculptures, digital art to jewelry, there’s amazing art (and lots of music!) for every taste at the  25th Annual Bucktown Arts Feston Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 at Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Avenue, (11am – 7pm.) Two music stages and a Kid’s Area complete two perfect Bucktown days! For more information, click here 

Shall We Dance? … The City of Chicago’s Year of Dance celebration continues with the Black Dance Legacy Project: Reclamationon Saturday, August 27 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (6:30pm-9pm). Dazzling performances from Ayodele Drum and Dance, Chicago Multicultural Dance Center’s Hiplet Ballerinas, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Forward Momentum Chicago, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Najwa Dance Corps, and Red Clay Dance Company. Free. For more information, click here

Fresh and LocalNorthcenter Farmers Market resumes this Saturday, August 27 (8am-1 pm) at Northcenter Town Square, 4100 N. Damen. Come for the fresh fruit, flowers, quiche, scones, and other baked goods, beef, chicken, eggs, and honey… stay for the ambience and sense of community! For more information, click here

Let’s All Go To The Movies… The  City of Chicago’s  Free Movies in the Park presents Sing 2 on Friday, August 26, atAthletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison Street, (8:30pm-10:20pm). Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show. On Saturday, August 27, at Oz Park, 2021 N. Burling Street, The Wizard of Oz will be shown at8pm. A young Kansas girl (Judy Garland) and her dog are whisked away by a tornado into the magical land of Oz where she joins a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion to battle the Wicked Witch and find her way home. For a complete list of Movies, click here

Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago