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  • Kids in the Square

  • Join the business community of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood on May 20 for “Kids in the Square.”  It's sure to be a day of laughter and enjoyment as the businesses of the neighborhood get turned over to the kids!   Throughout the day, local businesses have special kid-focused events in their stores and in Giddings Plaza.  Activities range from story time, teddy bear picnics, face painting, family yoga, a magician, dance performances, button-making and so much more. It’s sure to be a great time for the whole family.  And the best part about the event, it’s FREE of charge!

  • Event Details

    Date: Saturday, May 20th 2017
    Time: 10am - 2pm
    Location: Giddings Plaza (Lincoln Square) and inside various businesses
    Admission: FREE

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    Giddings Plaza Stage
    Entertainment at Lincoln Avenue & Giddings Street


    10:00am - Magic Show
    with Luis Carreon Magician & Mentalist

    Join Magician Luis Carreon as he performs classic close-up parlor magic with a fresh twist, as well as his own original illusions with intense, dramatic elements and his penchant for the bizarre.

    10:30am - Imagination Revolution
    with Stomp and Shout Chicago

    Stomp and Shout ignites imagination while providing an arts foundation for your family so that you can continue to sing, play, and create for years to come.  Join our Imagination Revolution as we sing, dance, bang on monster drums, and discover new worlds!

    11:00am - ModKa Martial Arts Performance
    with JHP Community Center

    The JHPCC teaches a martial art form called Modified Karate (ModKa). In ModKa, students are molded to develop good character, discipline and a proper attitude.  Join us for a performance by our students as they showcase the art of ModKa on stage at Kids in the Square (includes costumes and musical accompaniment).

    11:30am - Dance Performance
    with Dovetail Studios

    Hip Hop dance performance.

    12:00pm - GIANT Word Winder
    with The David L Hoyt Foundation

    Join The David L Hoyt Foundation for a a game of GIANT Word Winder, a 9 foot by 9 foot educational word game that is played on the floor.  GIANT Word Winder is a unique game that changes the way kids learn, educators teach, and everybody plays.  It's a fun way for everyone to engage with learning!

    12:30pm - Family Yoga
    with Bloom Yoga Studio

    Learn playful yoga poses with Bloom Yoga Studio that the entire family can do together or alone, along with gentle breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

    1:00pm - Story Time
    with The Book Cellar

    Sit and relax in Giddings Plaza with Nili The Storybook Mom.  She will be accompanied by author Patricia Murphy, writer/creator for BIG and little people.

    1:30pm - Story Time & Music!
    with Timeless Toys

    Enjoy a Teddy Bear Picnic under the trees of Giddings Plaza!  Bring your lovies as you enjoy a special story time accompanied by The Lucky Trikes!


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