Open Streets Fair in The Loop, presented by Open Streets Chicago
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- Open Streets Fair in The Loop, presented by Open Streets Chicago
- September 8, 2012 10:00 am
- September 8, 2012 3:00 pm
- On State and Monroe streets in Chicago’s Loop
Chicago, IL, United States
Open Streets Chicago tells us…
Open Streets creates safe public space on car-free streets. This free event—held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 on State and Monroe streets in Chicago’s Loop—promotes community culture, provides a chance for families to get out and have fun, and allows everyone to experience the Loop in a new and exciting way.
In addition to the unprecedented opportunity to traverse a couple of Chicago’s historic downtown streets, Open Streets in the Loop offers a variety of healthy and fun activities, including a mobile skate park, yoga, and relay races.
Plus, a host of Loop businesses are offering discounts at local restaurants, retail locations, entertainment destinations, and other businesses both during and after the event.
Open Streets in the Loop is an initiative of Chicago Loop Alliance in association with Active Transportation Alliance.
Imagination Playground (ages 3+)
Made of biodegradable, interactive elements—including blocks, crates, carts, sand and water—this 500-square-foot movable playground encourages creative and physical play.
Kidz Zone (ages 3+)
Bring your children and participate in a series of pedestrian and bicycle safety games and activities. Kids will learn the rules of the road so they can stay safe on bikes or trikes or while playing in any neighborhood.
Dunking Booth (ages 14+)*
Settle the score the old-fashioned way: Send someone splashing into 500 gallons of water. Practice your pitching beforehand, and be sure to invite your best friends…and worst enemies.
* Minors bring your legal guardians to give us the OK to sink you!
Mobile Skate Park presented by Illinois Center for Broadcasting (beginners all ages; intermediate 15+)
Watch pro and experienced skaters or take a lesson from Character Skateboards and the Chicago Youth Skateboarding Project. Then try skating yourself, under the shadow of some of the Loop’s historic buildings, including the Harold Washington Library.
10:45am – 11:00am: Professional Skateboarding Demonstration
* Minors bring your legal guardians to OK your ride on a board.
Yoga (all ages)
CorePower instructors will be on hand to lead you through some poses and breathing exercises. Stand like a tree, reach for the sun and feel the work and school stress melt away.
10:15am – 10:45am: Yoga Instruction
Four Square (all ages)
Relearn—or teach your kids—this playground favorite. Players bounce a ball between squares in a series of quick rounds. Eliminated players leave the court, the remaining players move up to the next highest square.
People Zones (all ages)
Grab a spot on one of our ‘pop-up lawns’ in the middle of State Street. Read a book, watch the action or take a nap without the everyday traffic and noise.
Walgreens Way to Well (all ages)
Register to take a ‘Walk with Walgreens’ and earn rewards for your everyday activity. Set a goal, then log your daily steps. In no time, you’ll begin racking up rewards and coupons from Walgreens as well as its partner businesses.
Get Active Zone (all ages)
Often found in nightclubs, these fast, fun classes from — combine dance and exercise moves everyone can enjoy. Zumba is propelled by Latin and international beats.