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EGGS-CELLENT EGG HUNTS IN STREETERVILLE The best places to get your Easter eggs

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Get that bike ready to roll Page 10

Interactive art and musical experience at Navy Pier Page 4

Maggie Daley park adds slime, archery programs

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Kids run into Lake Shore Park in 2018 to hunt for Easter eggs. Photo by Eugenia Kang

Cooking classes for kids at Sur la Table

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Doorperson of the Month: Alfred Veal

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scription drugs. In addition, Cradles to Crayons will be on hand to accept new and gently used children’s clothing, new and gently used sneakers and rain boots and new and gently used spring jackets. Working Bikes will also accept gently used or repairable adult and children’s bikes.

The Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile will cut the ribbon April 6 for a grand opening and will host a school carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Montessori schools teach children in mixed-age classes and allow students to work on their projects for longer blocks of time than traditional schools. The school is located at 226 E. Illinois St. For more information, visit guidepostmontessori. com/magnificent-mile.

Affordable rent in Streeterville? You’d be surprised what you can find Streeterville real estate is booming. With the One Bennett Park property opening this year, Streeterville is one of the most popular markets in the city. Even so, there is still room for the young professional who can’t afford a luxury condo but wants all the amenities of the area. The data aggregation site Hoodline. com reports while the average one-bedroom apartment in Streeterville rents for $2,284 as opposed to $1,520 in the city overall, there are still a few hidden pockets of affordable real estate, if size isn’t an issue. In March, a cat-friendly studio apartment, at 211 E. Delaware Place, was listed at $1,215 a month, under the the $1,840 per month median rent for a studio in Streeterville. For a bit more, with a few more amenities, a studio at 660 N. McClurg Court was listed in March at $1,450 per month. The dog- and cat-friendly property includes a pool, fitness center and business center. On East Ohio Street, a cat-friendly studio was listed for $1,500 a month and includes parking, a pool, roof deck, fitness center and business center. On East Erie, a studio apartment was listed for $1,500. This pet-friendly apartment includes a pool, fitness center, business center, central heating, air conditioning and an outdoor space.

Northwestern to partner with DEA for drug take back day

A new Montessori school will open at 226 E. Illinois St. Photo courtesy Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile

CAPS officers explain alert system; residents reminded about police memorial run Police at the Streeterville CAPS meeting in March addressed concerns about the police alert systems after residents questioned their timeliness. A resident asked why police community alerts arrive so late after certain incidents. An alert issued in February to be wary of cell phone thieves in public included incidents in Streeterville from the previous month. Officer Tom Robinson said sometimes alerts include past events because they showed a pattern of activity at a given location. “When detectives get a pattern together, they then combine what they have with other districts. Sometimes they don’t issue community alerts on just one incident,” he said. A resident at the meeting said the annual Run to Remember is set for May 4. The event will raise funds for the Chicago Police Memorial Fund and will take place at the Gold Star Families Park and Memorial near Soldier Field. Registration is open and tickets are $40 and an additional $20 for an after-party ticket. Anyone who has crime tips or would like more information can contact law enforcement for non-emergency sit-

uations by calling 312-742-5778 or by emailing CAPS.018district@chicagopolice.org. The next CAPS meeting for Streeterville is set for 6 p.m. May 2 at 115 W. Chicago Ave.

Iceland comes to Streeterville Taste of Iceland is returning to Chicago April 11 to 14 and the city-wide food and drinks event includes an event in Streeterville. Residents can get a taste of Icelandic spirits at Iceland After Dark, from 10 to 11:30 p.m. April 12 at The Underground Chicago, 56 W. Illinois St. The event will include specialty craft cocktails made with Icelandic spirits and a performance by Icelandic musician Sólveig Matthildur, keyboardist and back-up singer for Kælan Mikla.

Ward 2 recycling event, charity drive scheduled Residents will be able to shred documents and recycle electronics for free from 9 a.m. to noon on April 6 at 1254 N. State Parkway. There is a limit of three boxes of paper shredding per household. The Cook County Sheriff ’s Department will also be on site to collect and properly dispose of expired and unwanted pre-

Northwestern Memorial Hospital will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a prescription drug take back day April 27. Streeterville residents are invited to safely dispose of their unused medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lavin Pavilion (259 E. Erie) either via drive-through or inside the building on the first floor. This is part of an effort to get excess pain medications out of the community.

Lake Shore Park opens activity, camp registrations Lake Shore Park is registering people for classes and summer programs online at chicagoparkdistrict.com. Summer programs and camps will be posted online April 8 and registration begins April 23. People can register online or in person at the Lake Shore Park fieldhouse, 808 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Alderman Reilly asks for court advocate volunteers Second ward residents who are concerned with increased crime are encouraged to get involved with the Chicago Police Department’s Court Advocacy programs. Alderman Brendan Reilly’s office wants to connect residents with the programs. Court advocates support the victims of crime and volunteers can sign up by calling the alderman’s office. Court advocacy training sessions are facilitated by each of the Chicago Police Departments in conjunction with the Cook County State’s Attorney. Anyone can sign up to be a court advocate, though volunteers are subject to criminal background checks. Turn to News Briefs, Page 4


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Now at Navy Pier, visitors can visit an interactive art display called The Loop. Photo by Ulysse Lemerise

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Get in the Loop at Navy Pier The Loop is a free, interactive art and musical installation at Navy Pier that offers visitors a chance to sit inside a retro-futuristic cylinder which is two meters in diameter. Inside the Loop, beautiful images inspired by 13 fairy tales come to life. The designers said the Loop will spark children’s imagination and revive their parents’ childhood memories. The animation is visible from inside or outside the cylinder and can be viewed from up close or far away. The speed at which the images move, the frequency of

the flickering and the tempo of the music are determined by how fast the participants move a lever inside the device. The Loop will be available through May 12.

Annual Streeterville Earth Day cleanup planned Residents can celebrate Earth Day April 27 by participating in the annual neighborhood cleanup. Residents will meet at Engine 98, 202 E. Chicago Ave. at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and at 9 a.m., park cleanup begins. Tools and gloves will be provided. Afterward there will be lunch. The event is sponsored by the Lake Shore Park, Seneca Park and the Eli M. Schulman Playground advisory committees.

Church of the Beloved to return to Northwestern Law School auditorium Church of the Beloved will return its Sunday services to the Thorne Audirtorium at the Northwestern Law School April 7. The church had been meeting there from 2014 to 2016 but moved to the Harvest Cathedral as the law school underwent renovations. The church returned in 2017, but in April 2018 the church moved once again due to exterior renovations. “We’re finally moving back to Thorne now that all the construction is complete,” said Eugenia Kang, director of operations with the church. “Our church grew so much while we were meeting in Thorne

from 2014-2016, and has since launched two other campuses. The campus that will be meeting in Thorne is Church of the Beloved’s Downtown Campus. “We’re excited to move back to Streeterville and continuing our partnership with the community and Northwestern’s School of Law.” Church services are Sunday at 10 a.m.

Street sweeping to return Street sweeping begins on April 1, and continues through November. The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Chicago utilizes street sweepers to remove debris and litter from streets. Temporary no parking restrictions will be in place on the day that street sweeping is performed on each block.


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Mag Mile Marriott to unveil new lounge area with major upgrades By Jesse Wright Staff Writer After months of construction hidden behind plywood walls, the Chicago Marriott Downtown, 540 N. Michigan Ave., announced it will unveil its new lounge area April 25. The former Rush Bar has been revamped and renamed as Reviver and is the last part in the five-year multimillion dollar renovation project that included room, lobby, fitness center and event space upgrades. Besides decor, Reviver will also offer a new food and drinks menu. According to a press release, the property owners wanted Reviver to offer tourists and residents a space that reflects Chicago through time. To that end, Reviver will offer contemporary cocktails based on significant periods in Chicago, a selection of Chicago and

The Mag Mile Marriott’s new lounge, Revival, will debut April 25. Photo courtesy Marriott

Midwestern craft beer, a curated modern wine program and a street-food menu that reflects bustling Michigan Avenue. Reviver will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. “We want guests to take a personalized

Doorperson of the Month Alfred Veal, doorman at 111 E. Chestnut St. By Jesse Wright Staff Writer For the past 34 years, residents at 111 E. Chestnut St. have had a familiar face greet them every day: Alfred Veal. Veal has watched families start and children grow into adults. And he loves it. “I love people,” he said. “And you know loving people and meeting different people and just seeing different things, that’s what kept me here.” Veal said a lot has changed over the decades. A church across the street used to be a parking lot. His building has changed, too. When he started, it was an apartment rental building. Now, 111 E. Chestnut is a

Alfred Veal is the doorperson of the month. Photo by Jesse Wright

condominium complex. The change brought an influx of younger residents. In his first days at the building, he wasn’t a doorperson. “I was working for security in the garage and I had a buddy of mine who was a doorman here and when he left, he recommend-

ed me for the job,” Veal said. When he did get the job, he didn’t look back. “I worked midnights [shifts for] two nights and I’ve been on days ever since,” he said. The building has 444 units. Veal said before he knew the residence and the people who lived there, he didn’t love the job. “I had to get to know the people,” he said. “You have to build the relationship for you and the people.” To nominate your favorite doorperson, email info@ neweastsidecommunity.com with the door person’s name and why you think they should be the doorperson of the month. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card to Mariano’s.

journey through Chicago’s great historical periods by enjoying our contemporary interpretation of the beverages that would have been available throughout the history of our city,” bar manager Bill Nykaza said.

“From the frontier pubs discovered by Marquette and Joliet, through the modern resurgence of the Windy City, enjoy our liquid tour of Chicago’s story that shakes up the past and crafts authenticity.” Seating options at Reviver will include 28 seats at the bar for lunch, dinner and happy hour. The bar’s seating will extend throughout the lobby—including 172 seats across the communal high-top tables, couches, and chairs—and a semi-private space known as the “library” that can accommodate up to 50 people reception-style. Whitespace Interiors, a Chicago firm, designed the space. According to a press release, the name Reviver comes from the family of cocktails historically referred to as Corpse Revivers, drinks intended as a remedy to provide restorative powers. The name also reflects the reinvention of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

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Escape the screens Finding restaurants without TVs By Stephanie Racine Staff Writer With college basketball, baseball and NBA games, it can be difficult to escape the hum and roar of sports, even at local restaurants. If patrons desire a quiet meal without cheers and jeers, it can be challenging to find restaurants without several televisions broadcasting. For those looking for screenless dining experiences with family and friends, there are several local options.

Guests grooved to Latin music at the Salsa Party. Photo courtesy the Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium offers after-work fun for locals By Abhinanda Datta Staff Writer The Shedd Aquarium recently hosted its first event in the newly-launched monthly Shedd After Hours series. At the Salsa Party on March 7, guests had the chance to receive lessons from professional dancer Ivette Roque while enjoying some of the exhibits, including the new Underwater Beauty, an exhibit featuring jellyfish, eels and other special species from around the world. “We recognize that adults might have obligations from 9 to 5 on weekdays that prevent them from

being able to experience the aquarium,” said Rachel LeFevre-Snee, assistant director of marketing at Shedd Aquarium. “As a means of expanding access to Shedd for adult audiences, we launched this series exclusively for guests 21 [years] and older,” she said. “These events will offer a relaxed, social atmosphere to explore the exhibits.” The next event will be Game Night on April 3, from 6-10 p.m., showcasing the enrichment the aquarium offers its animals, from the sea otters to beluga whales, by giving them an opportunity for creative play. According to a press

release, the games and toys keep the animals learning and stimulated and the aquarium has stimulation for its adult patrons, too. Guests can grab a cocktail and challenge friends to jumbo Jenga or snag a snack and play game show quizzes. “Each After Hours event offers a distinct opportunity to connect with animals at night,” LeFevre-Snee said. “Learn about warm climate animals at the Salsa Party, use your ‘ask an animal’ lifeline during an aquatic animal game show at Game Night, or meet a penguin during the Penguin Party.” For more information, visit sheddaquarium.com

Free Rein Nando’s offers casual dining without blaring televisions. 224 N. Michigan Ave. Photo by Jesse Wright freereinrestaurant.com Nando’s Located in the St. Jane Hotel, Free 117 E. Lake St. Rein is a “contemporary American 227 E. Ontario St. Brasserie” without screens. It’s a quiet nandosperiperi.com escape with a Michigan Ave. hustle and bustle backdrop. Free Rein offers breakFor the more casual diner looking fast and all-day dining from 7 a.m.-10 to escape the TV, Nando’s is located at p.m. most nights, 9 p.m. on Sundays. Michigan Ave. and Lake Street. The loThey also offer brunch on weekends un- cation in Streeterville is 227 E. Ontario. til 2 p.m. The menu includes items such Family-friendly Nando’s serves speas duck breast, striploin and oysters. For cialty chicken and other dishes with a a more casual experience, their attached fusion of Portuguese and South African cafe opens daily at 7 a.m., serving cofflavors. Kid’s menu is available. Nando’s fee, pastries, and other fare. is open every day 11 a.m.-11 p.m. They also offer beer and wine. Marisol Other local TV-less restaurants: 205 E. Pearson St. marisolchicago.com Brown Bag Seafood The Museum of Contemporary Art is 340 E. Randolph St. home to Marisol, featuring dishes from brownbagseafood.com Chicago chef Jason Hammel. Marisol Francesca’s On Chestnut serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner 200 E. Chestnut St. Tuesday-Saturday. Brunch is served on miafrancesca.com/?/locations/profile/ Saturday and Sunday. They also have francescas-on-chestnut-gold-coast a bar, with happy hour options Tuesday-Friday, and counter service. Dinner Les Nomades options include wagyu tartare, linguine 222 E. Ontatio St. with clams and half chicken. lesnomades.net


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The Riverwalk project will bring more vendors to the popular walking area and it will also add more greenery and more space for pedestrians. Photo and artist’s rendering courtesy the City of Chicago

Riverwalk to re-emerge with new look By Jesse Wright Staff Writer As the weather warms and the streets of the city begin to go from brown to green, the Riverwalk, too, is reemerging after months of extensive renovations. In mid-December, the city closed the thin, serpentine ribbon of land hugging Wacker Dr. near Michigan Ave., and excavators scraped the landscape bare. But later this month, the Riverwalk will re-open, fresh and newly developed, though landscaping will continue through the end of spring, according to a city spokesperson. The 1.2-mile development project is focused on some of the oldest parts of the Riverwalk, according to a news release and the spokesperson. The renovation is intended to accommodate more visitors and businesses. The Riverwalk is a hotspot for dining, drinking and boating recreation as well as bicyclists, joggers and walkers. Urban Kayaks, Island Party Hut, The Northman, and Chicago’s First Lady operate businesses along this portion of the Riverwalk though more will be coming. “Vendors in the Esplanade section are also making improvements to their locations,” said the spokesperson. “Eight new Riverwalk ven-

dors will be in operation beginning in June.” Though there is not yet an exact date for the reopening, the spokesperson said it would likely be at the end of April. “A new path is being installed along with new lighting, seating, landscaping and a railing along the dockwall,” the spokesperson explained. “A new Community Marketplace is also being constructed between Wabash and Michigan Avenues. Portions of the ramp have been removed to create the market which will feature local minority- and women-owned businesses. An elevator is also being installed in this area.” In addition to commercial improvements, the city will invest in native plants. “More than 100 new trees are included in the landscaping, which will provide a diverse variety of species,” the spokesperson said. “The new seating areas will be available to the public and guests of the businesses in that area to enjoy a picnic or beverage.” The project is expected to cost $10 million, according to a city news release issued last year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the project will boost the city’s economy. “The riverfront investments we are making will make the entire 1.25-mile stretch inviting to residents and visitors, increase recreational opportunities and continue to promote economic growth,” he said.

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This smiling pup went on an Easter egg hunt last year. Photo Courtesy of Fido to Go

to meet the Easter bunny as well. Fido to Go requests attendees RSVP on their Facebook page. Rain date for this event will be April 20, times and details stay the same. Monitor Fido to Go’s Facebook event page for updates. For information about Fido to Go and the event, visit facebook.com/fidotogo.

Kids scramble to find eggs in Maggie Daley Park. Photo courtesy Maggie Daley Park

Many parents in downtown Chicago don’t have lawns for children to hunt eggs, but the city provides a plethora of alternatives, some including grandiose spectacles, for both kids and parents. New Eastside’s Maggie Daley Park hosts the Great Chicago Egg Hunt on April 19, which, as the name implies, is not small affair. Besides the Easter Bunny, the egg hunt includes various performances from event sponsor Medieval Times’ knights and princesses. The event is open to children aged 1 to 11. Registration is required. A spot is $10 per person online or $15 per person the day of the hunt. Parents can register on the park district’s site, maggiedaleypark.com and should register sooner rather than later because it is popular. “We had 5,000 people last year,” park supervisor Jackie Guthrie said. “It’s a pretty big egg hunt.” She explained the hunt is actually several hunts,

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handled in waves, and a Medieval Times’ trumpeter will sound off each hunt. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and registration begins at 9 a.m. A Rainforest adventure Across the river near Streeterville, kids and parents can get a hop on Easter breakfast with the Easter Bunny April 13 and April 14 at Rainforest Café, 605 N. Clark St. The Cha! Cha!’s Egg-Cellent Easter Adventure breakfast includes a breakfast buffet, an egg hunt and basket and goodie bags for the kids. Children 3 and under are free, 10 and under are $14.34 and tickets for everyone else are $24.75. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. Lake Shore Park Easter egg hunt Streeterville families can take part in the Maggie Daley Park egg hunt and then, the next day, April 20, families can go over to Lake Shore Park, 808 N. Lake Shore Drive, for the Streeterville’s Easter egg

The Easter bunny meets the medieval era at the annual Maggie Daley Park egg hunt. Photo courtesy Maggie Daley Park

hunts for kids 12 and under. Bags will be provided for the eggs. The event is free and open to the community from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Besides the hunt, there will be snacks, face painting, crafts and there will also be storytime reading by Blue Box Libraries and parents are asked to bring a book to donate. The event is free to the public and parents can register at easterinchicago.com. The event is sponsored by Lake Shore and Seneca Park advisory councils and Church of the Beloved.

A GUIDE TO BRUNCHES AT DOWNTOWN RESTARUANTS By Stephanie Racine Staff Writer Easter Sunday is a day of church service and reflection for some. Besides church, Easter is a great day for brunch with many restaurants offering special brunch menus. Chicago has an array of brunch options, including classics, or something new never tried before. Here are the top picks in Streeterville and New Eastside. STREETERVILLE Yolk 355 E. Ohio St. Eatyolk.com

One of many chain locations throughout the city, Yolk is located at the corner of Grand and McClurg. Open 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m. on weekends. Yolk has plenty of egg-based options, including build your own skillets, scramblers, or omelets. They also have a variety of burgers to choose from, for those who prefer lunch at brunch. Hot Tip: They are BYOB. Yolk offers fresh orange juice for mimosas and Bloody Mary mix. Kanela Breakfast Club 502 E. Illinois St. Kanela, open 8 a.m. to 3

p.m. every day, is a brunch spot with Greek influences that has options for every type of brunchgoer. They have vegan options, like an impossible burger, avocado toast, or chia seed pudding. Their vegetarian options include egg white omelets with spicy feta. For everyone else, they have specialty options like, a pork and jam sandwich and a crab cake benedict. Hot Tip: Try any of the authentic Greek options, especially loukoumades, which are honey doughnuts. Beatrix 671 N. St. Clair St

Beatrixrestaurants.com Beatrix is an all-day restaurant, which offers breakfast during the week until 11 a.m. and brunch on the weekends, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.. They have an assortment of brunch cocktails, juices, coffees, and teas. “The New Healthy” restaurant has quinoa cakes, a poke bowl, and a chia cereal bowl. Hot Tip: They have a bakery and coffee bar for quick fixes. The bakery includes gluten-free options. Hampton Social 164 E. Grand Ave. Hamptonsocial.com

Newly opened in Fall 2018, Hampton Social in Streeterville has brunch on the weekends 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Their East Coast-inspired brunch includes clam chowder, yellowtail ceviche, and shrimp tacos. Their terrace is covered for colder days, but will be open once it warms up. Hot Tip: Make a reservation on OpenTable to secure your brunch spot. The Signature Room 875 N. Michigan Ave. Signatureroom.com Families and friends can enjoy a gourmet brunch

The Signature Room’s Easter buffet features food as well as scenery. Photo courtesy The Signature Room

buffet and a visit with the Easter Bunny in the sky on the 95th floor. Easter brunch is served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 21 for $80 per adult and $35 per child aged 4-12, excluding tax and gratuity. Children

under the age of three eat for free. Pricing includes one glass of Signature Room Sparkling Wine and choice of soda, juice, coffee and tea. The restaurant opens for regular dinner service from 6-9:30 p.m. Reservations are

required and can be made by calling 312-787-9596. Hot Tip: The Easter brunch at The Signature Room features live piano music, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, and a spread of chilled seafood, salad, charcuterie, fresh fruit, soup, and more. Guests have access to a chef-attended carving station, made-to-order entrées, and a dessert buffet. E.T.A Restaurant and Bar 455 N. Park Drive Etarestaurantandbar.com E.T.A., located inside Loews Hotel, is a great

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Doggy Egg Hunt comes to Lake Shore East Park Dog treat truck Fido to Go is hosting their free Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 13 in front of the Drunken Bean, 400 East South Water St. The doggy Easter egg hunt (with human assistance on gathering) will feature several treats and surprises, including a special golden egg. Bags will be provided. There will be an opportunity for pups to meet and take photos with the Easter bunny, so bring a camera. The event is family friendly, but Fido to Go notes this is an event for dogs, although children are welcome

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spot for residents as well as visitors. E.T.A. offers diners a classic, wood-ensconced dining room meant to evoke classic Chicago taverns, even while the food is modern, fresh and locally sourced. Hot Tip: While E.T.A. always offers breakfast lunch and dinner options, for Easter, E.T.A. has a special brunch menu available 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. that’s $45 per person or $17 for children 5-12 and free for kids under 4. Brunch comes with a chance for kids to decorate Easter eggs, a take away gift for the table and a free

bloody mary or mimosa. NEW EASTSIDE Eggy’s Diner 333 E. Benton Place Eggysdiner.com Eggy’s is a New Eastside mainstay, with an “urban comfort food” tagline. Located in the Park at Lakeshore East, Eggy’s is open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.. Eggy’s offers a variety of brunch and lunch options, both unique and classic. With a focus on eggs, patrons can order a classic benedict or combo; or enjoy novelties like chilaquiles or breakTurn to Brunches, page 14

The brunch scene heats up in spring and Chicago’s DineAmic has created a dog-friendly menu that will allow your pet to chew on some delectable treats while sitting next to you, so you don’t have to leave your beloved pet at home. According to Cara Zizzo, DineAmic senior PR manager, the inspiration Chicago’s DineAmic offers a dog-friendly menu. behind the idea stemmed from the company’s general canine-friendly policies. “We allow corporate employees to bring their dogs to work with them every day. In the past, DineAmic’s restaurant allowed dogs on their patios with each dog receiving a treat and bowl of ice water. But last year, we wanted to take a step further,” she said. Launched last summer, the Puppy Menu includes chicken breast, a burger patty and skirt steak, as well as dessert. Entrees are grilled with extra virgin olive oil with no added seasoning. The Woof-Cream dessert has dairy-free whipped cream and is served on an eco-friendly disposable plate. Since DineAmic’s chefs had dogs themselves, making food that caters to canine tastes was not a difficult task. “We have seen a huge response from dog owners. There have been Huskies, French bulldogs, bulldogs, pugs and even dobermans who enjoyed the entrees and dessert specifically catered to the four-legged animal,” Zizzo said. “The response has been positive from both sides, canines seem to scarf down the meal and their owners love the option.” Although there have not been any brawls between the dogs, Zizzo has witnessed unbridled excitement. “A Siberian husky named Wolfgang was so excited to get the food that he finished his meal before the plate was set on the table,” she said. Bring along Fido as an additional guest to one of the following locations: Siena Tavern, 51 West Kinzie St./River North. Bar Siena, 832 West Randolph St./West Loop. Barrio, 65 West Kinzie St./River North. Public House, 400 North State St./River North. l l l l


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Learning to cook

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Kids can hone their culinary skills at Sur La Table By Angela Gagnon Staff Writer

Kids can get busy in the kitchen at Sur La Table and experience some hands-on cooking fun this summer and learn to make delicious classic summer eats from scratch. Sur La Table, located at 900 North Michigan Ave., offers three- and five-day cooking classes for kids 8-12 and teens 13-17. The classes start in July, last about two hours each and are limited to 16 students. “All of our classes are taught by classically trained culinary professionals,” said Adam Leach, resident chef at Sur La Table. Sur La Table will offer two camps this summer. One incorporates different themes each day like backyard BBQ or pizza parties and will include about four different recipes per day. The other camp will focus on teaching different techniques, such as working with pasta and pizza dough, learning knife skills and grilling or BBQ techniques. “There will also be a bakery and pastry component this year, which will take place one day as an all encompassing experience in the five day camp,” Leach added. Kids get to eat what they make and even compete in a friendly mystery box competition at the end of each series similar to the TV show “Chopped” wherein chefs must create a meal with a box of mystery ingredients. “Teams get a menu together, curated

Sur La Table offers cooking classes for kids and teens. Photos courtesy Sur La Table

through the instructor, but created by the kids. They use what skills they’ve learned the previous days to put it all together for a final menu,” Leach said. The chef picks a mystery ingredient to be used somewhere in the menu, and kids are encouraged to use a kitchen gadget they haven’t used before. “The winning team gets a prize,” Leach said. “I look at my job here as inspiring people to cook more at home and build confidence in the kitchen,” Leach said. “I like people to leave the class wanting to cook more.” In addition to gaining culinary skills, kids will take home a packet of recipes and a Sur La Table apron. Register for the classes at surlatable.com.

After a long winter spent cooped up inside, getting back on the bike is the easy part. The tricky part comes before you saddle up. After a long season in a closet or storage space, most bikes need at least a small tune up. Dan Ioja, fleet manager at Bike and Roll Chicago, repairs bikes at their facility in Millennium Park. He said some bikes just need minor repairs a bike savvy person can do at home, others could need more serious work. “It depends where you store it,” Ioja said. Ioja should know—as the bike repair expert at Bike and Roll, he sees all kind of bikes that have been stored in all kinds of places. If a bike is stored in a garage or an area exposed to cold, dry air, Ioja explained, the cables and tires could be dried out and other parts of the could be suffering from oxidation. However, just because the tires need air, that doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem. Tires lose air over time. “The wall of the tube is so porous it’s going to lose pressure,” Ioja said. “But if the tires are completely deflated, the tire walls could have cracks.” The first thing a bike owner should do is air up the tires, lubricate the chain and make sure the brakes work. Ioja said bike manufacturers recommend a tune up at least once a year, so this could mean a trip to the bike store. “Spring is the time when a tune up is recommended to make sure the bike is prepared for riding season,” he said. Other manufacturers, especially companies that make high-end bikes, recommend major overhauls every few years. Carbon frames with carbon seat posts, need the seat posts to be removed and reset every few years. With 400 members, Bike and Roll Chicago mechanics have seen all manner of bicycles. Ioja said non-members with questions is welcome to bring their bike by. “We keep people on the road all through the year in all kinds of conditions,” he said. Tuneups at Bike and Roll start at $69 and a full overhaul is $200. Flat tires are fixed for $16.


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Shark research includes local residents at the Shedd By Jesse Wright Staff Writer This month, as gray skies finally give way to blue, some residents will be sailing around the Bahamas. It may sound like an ideal vacation—but there are sharks. Lots and lots of sharks. The Shedd Aquarium is taking regular people along on a shark research expedition as part of an ongoing series of citizen scientist projects. Dr. Steve Kessel, director of marine research at Shedd Aquarium, said the trips are valuable both for science and for the regular people who sign up. “The participants that join these expeditions get authentic hands-on experiences conducting field research with sharks,” Kessel said. “This includes opportunities to get up close and personal with wild sharks, contributing to the ultimate and very necessary goal of improving shark conservation management.” The groups are small, about 15 people, and of those, eight are citizen researchers. Kessel said those eight people get so excited by studying sharks that they often turn into citizen shark advocates. Plus, he said, the scientists need the help. “The inclusion of participants alone makes this specific research expedition possible,” he said. “We get a whole other research trip to an area of the Bahamas that would otherwise go un-surveyed. This will represent a very important spatial data point that will be invaluable in the broader understanding of the shark populations that use the protected waters of The Bahamas, and how we maintain and improve shark conservation in this region moving forward.” While the trip is fun, it is actual work and Kessel said

Citizen scientists study sharks in the Bahamas through the Shedd Aquarium. Photo courtesy Shedd Aquarium_Brenna Hernandez

before anyone signs up, they should be ready to work. “People who will get the most out of this trip are those who revel in the opportunity to get their hands dirty and want to contribute important scientific data to Shedd Aquarium’s shark and ray conservation research program,” he said. A typical research day starts with breakfast and then teams break up for team assignments. Some researchers tag sharks while others take underwater video. Evenings are spent entering data, studding marine samples or

learning about sharks and marine ecology. There is an occasional movie night and some days citizen researchers can kick back for a bit. “This is a research trip rather than a pleasure trip and as such the activities can be quite physically demanding,” Kesssel said. “This isn’t to say that we won’t have any fun, some more relaxing activities are also built in.” The next research trip will be an iguana study in June. Check the Shedd’s website, sheddaquarium.org, for details.

The best tips for storing winter clothes, shoes By Jesse Wright Staff Writer Winter gear isn’t cheap, and now that it’s time to put it away, it’s important to store it right. Pamela Sherman, owner of Chicago Organized Home, a home organizing service, shared some tips from her years organizing homes. “We recommend heavy coats stay hanging,” she said. “Either in a guest closet (that is mostly empty) or in the back of the main hall closet (if there’s room) and if there is no room in any of

the main closets, we recommend a hanging rack that is covered in a basement or storage area.” The same goes for shoes. “We love to store winter shoes in clear shoe bins, high in the master closet or kids’ closet,” she said. Scarves and gloves, meanwhile, should be in a labeled bin in another outof-the way closet. Most people will probably want to wash their winter gear and Sherman said unless a label says otherwise, most winter gear doesn’t require professional cleaning. “We recommend all season gear be

stored clean, so if you can do it at home, great; if not then yes it should be professionally cleaned,” she said. “For fur coats, we recommend storing at the place of purchase during the summer months. They will clean and fix anything that was weathered in the season and make room for more seasonal minded items in your closets.” Bedding, too, often changes with the season and Sherman said storing bulky bedding material in any out-of-the-way place is best. “If space is super tight you can use vacuum sealed storage bags to condense the

size of the duvet and blankets,” she said. For folks who really can’t find the space, Chicago Organized Home offers custom closet organizing system. “Most standard ‘builder’s closets’ consist simply of a single rod with a shelf on top,” she said. “We love designing closet systems that optimize spaces so it can hold more and be easy to access items. We design with a host of closet systems so that we can help our clients find the right solution for them based on their tastes and budget.” That service is free. Find out more at chicagoorganizedhome.com.


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New naturopathic practice offers alternatives for those with chronic disease By Jesse Wright for Haven Chicago People with chronic disease may have learned to live in discomfort, but two new naturopathic doctors practicing in Streeterville say they can help. Doctors Kolby Ourada and Alex Orton recently opened Haven Chicago at 233 E. Erie where they serve patients from across the city. These unique services are the first of their kind in Chicago, but based on the patients they have seen, the two believe there is a need for their services. Ourada said most of their patients have been trying to get better for years. “The majority of our patients have some kind of chronic disease, like gastrointestinal problems or joint pain or auto immune conditions or some other chronic illness,” he said. “We’re finding the majority of the patients we’ve seen, they’ve tried the traditional route. Our role is to empower the patient to establish the conditions for health that will allow them to heal.” For someone suffering with a chronic illness, Ourada recommends a 90-day-intensive program that includes a thorough assessment of nutritional deficiencies, organ dysfunction, and lifestyle behaviors. Orton points out however, the treatment isn’t a one-time thing. It is most assuredly not just pills for symptoms, and it requires work from the patient. “This is a transformation health program so people can experience significant healing in three

Todd Hengsteler works to ready the climbing wall at Maggie Daley Park. Photo by Jesse Wright. Photo by Jesse Wright

Maggie Daley Park adds slime, archery programs By Jesse Wright Staff Writer

Naturopath doctors Kolby Ourada and Alex Orton are ready to offer help to Streeterville residents with longtime ailments. Photo courtesy Alex Orton

months, but the purpose is to empower the person to continue to heal outside the office,” Orton said. “True holistic medicine should be patient centered. They’re doing a lot of work on their own, changing the way they eat and changing the way they live. It’s different than just taking pills and not changing anything in your life. We teach people how to implement changes and support them so they can maintain their health for years to come.” Kolby said many health issues are due to years of neglect or ignorance. “After a certain time, if you’re not living within the laws of health then the physiological function of your body starts to break down,” he explained. Orton said they also offer a full

range of services and treatments for anyone interested in getting healthy, including nutritional consultations for anyone interested in wellness. “Naturopathic medicine is very different from conventional medicine where there are silos of specialties,” Orton said. “When you’re approaching the body holistically, you’re getting a more individualized approach that focuses on the individual person, not their disease. Many people are just managing their condition with drugs, plateauing, maybe even getting worse. … We provide the tools and the empowerment so people can feel better and work towards getting off their medications.” To find out more about Haven Chicago, visit their website, havenholistichealth.com.

In March, area residents got their first chance to sign up for spring programs for 2019 at Maggie Daley Park. Park supervisor Jackie Guthrie said residents will see the same standard programs from summers past along with a few new programs to check out. One new program targets kids with special needs. “It’s a new program citywide that the special recreation program is offering,” Guthrie said. “We want to provide different programming to make sure we’re hitting different audiences, and we want to make sure we’re offering programs for kids with and without disabilities.” The park is also changing with the times. Slime is a big hit among kids these days, so Guthrie said there’s a program for that, too. “Kids love slime so we’re going to do a class all about slime,” she explained. There will now be an adults-only archery program offered on Saturday. In only a week of sign ups, Guthrie said that program, aimed at beginners, is

getting a bit of interest. “I think for a lot of people it’s just sparking their interest,” she said. “It’s people who wanted to learn a new skill and they want to take a new class to see if they like it. That starts in April.” A four-week session is $20 and the park provides all the archery equipment. The park is also offering a slew of afterschool sports for youths. Sports such as track and field, tennis and soccer begin at 4:30, Guthrie said. Meanwhile, pickleball, a popular local sport for adults, will add sessions. “Last year our pickleball days were Monday and Wednesday, and starting in May it will be Monday through Friday, and that’s free,” Guthrie said. Residents looking forward to getting out and doing something other than lacing up skates will have some of their favorites activities return as soon as April. “Our climbing wall and our scooter and roller blade rental will be opening April 13,” Guthrie said. “That’s something exciting for everyone in the neighborhood.” For a list of activities, times and costs, visit the park’s website, maggiedaleypark.com.


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April 2

The Power of Vulnerability Explore how to use feminine vulnerability to break barriers and create connections. 8:15-9:30 p.m., free, Wright Living, 445 E. Ohio St., 312-645-8333, sofiawomen.com

Through April 4

European Union Film Festival The 22nd Annual European Union Film Festival features 60 Chicago premieres from all 28 EU countries. 22 of this year’s films are directed or co-directed by women. See tickets and schedule online, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2800, siskelfilmcenter.org

April 5-7

Wright Living Life Training Advance your career and become a better leader with workshops from Wright Living. Wright Living, 445 E. Ohio St., 312-645-8333, morelifetraining.com

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Natural Hair Festival Chicago Dive into everything involving natural hair at this Natural Hair Festival. Attendees will learn how to best care for their natural hair, as well get the chance to shop for hair care products. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., tickets from $10, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago — Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio St., 240-646-4819, naturalhairfest.com SPIT CHICAGO Poetry Open Mic This poetry slam includes a fashion show and networking mixer as part of the Natural Hair Festival. 6-11 p.m., tickets from $15, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago — Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio St., 240-646-4819, naturalhairfest.com

Through April 7

Macy’s Flower Show This year’s flower show theme is “Journey to Paradisios,” featuring sci-fi and space-themed flower and plant displays. Regular store hours, free, Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312-7811000, macys.com

April 7 & 14

Let’s talk cheese This back-to-basic class brings in an expert cheesemonger to teach you how artisan cheeses are made and how to eat them. You’ll receive a glass of wine with your cheese. 3-3:30 p.m., $15, Eataly, 43 E. Ohio St., 312-521-8700, eataly.com

April 9

The Good Place Trivia Five rounds of trivia will focus on the first two seasons of The Good Place. Impress your friends with your trivia knowledge, and maybe do some bowling, too. 7:30-9:30 p.m., free, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois St., 312-527-3010, reserve your spot at eventbrite.com.

Through April 11

Chicago Latino Film Festival This film festival has been going strong since 1985 and presents more than 100 films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the U.S. Showtimes vary, tickets from $13, AMC River East 21, 332 E. Illinois St., 312-431-1330, chicagolatinofilmfestival.org

Zachary Epcar, still from Under the Heat Lamp an Opening, 2014, HD video; 10 min. Image courtesy of the artist

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MCA Screening: Zachary Epcar Filmmaker Zachary Epcar uses the art of cinematography to create emotive settings. Join him for a screening and moderated discussion of his work. 7 p.m., $10, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312280-2660, mcachicago.org PCF Bowlathon Gather your team and get ready to bowl to raise money for pediatric cancer

The MCA exhibits the work of Jonathas De Andrade in One to One. Photo courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art

research. There will be food and a raffle. 5-7 p.m., $50, Lucky Strike Chicago, 322 E. Illinois St., 312-245-8331, pcfbowlathon.org

April 12-13

District 103 Annual Toastmasters Conference Toastmasters International is a communication and leadership development organization, and it’s hosting its first conference this year. The theme is “Living and Leaving a Leadership Legacy” and includes keynote speakers and information sessions. Friday 4-9:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., tickets from $79, Embassy Suites by Hilton, 511 N. Columbus Dr., d103tm.org MBC Conference and Resource Fair The second annual Susan G. Komen Chicago Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference and Resource Fair will present information in treatments, research trials, patients support and more. See website for times and registration, free, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, 355 E. Erie St. komenchicago.org

April 12-14

I Heart Halal This Halal lifestyle festival brings attendees three days of food, fashion, fitness, beauty and more. Lupe Fiasco will be performing Friday evening. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, $10, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., ihearthalal.com

April 13-Aug. 25

Jonathas De Andrade: One to One The Museum of Contemporary Art offers the work of Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade, and artist who intimately explores aspects of Brazilian culture through its people and the relationships between them. The exhibition marks the debut of several never-before-seen works and takes as its centerpiece a brand new a film commission that explores communication between, and within, diverse cultures. Both personal and historical, the work of de Andrade addresses Brazil’s ongoing conversations tied to race, class, and labor, and is charged with an undercurrent of physicality and sexuality. A large-scale installation, Working up a sweat includes 120 used t-shirts of Brazilian laborers displayed on wooden supports, each serving as a trace of an interaction in which the artist asked them to remove their shirt. Jonathas de Andrade: One to One is the artist’s first major solo show at a US museum, and showcases de Andrade’s work across a range of mediums including photography, sculpture, written word, and film. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312- 280-2660, mcachicago.org

April 13

Cancer Connections Humor Beats Cancer founder Olivia Clarke will speak about her journey and her organization to inspire and educate attendees. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $10, NorthTurn to Page 14


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April 17-18

2019 Chicago Business Opportunity Fair The 52nd Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair connects minority-owned business suppliers with corporate and government buyers. With the theme “Transform for the Next Generation,” the fair will include workshops and presentations. Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., 312-755-2555, chicagmsdc.org

April 18-21

MCA Stage Event: Still in Paradise Yan Duyvendak and Omar Ghayatt explore a post-9/11 world in scenes for stage. Times vary, $30, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, mcachicago.org

April 19

Hamlet — Lecture & Show Four-Time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet as part of the University of Chicago’s Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. Lecture with performance to follow. 6:30 p.m., $65, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., grahamchicago.uchicago.edu

April 20

Chicago Culture Ball Celebrate Chicago’s most influential

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April 2019 Races Chi Town Half Marathon 13.1/10K - 7 a.m., Saturday, April 6 - Montrose Harbor Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K - 8 a.m., Saturday, April 13 Soldier Field Lakefront 10 Miler/5K - 9 a.m., Saturday, April 13 - Montrose Beach Bunny Rock Chicago 5K/Egg Hunt - 9 a.m., Saturday, April 20 - Montrose Harbor Race to Wrigley 5K - 8 a.m., Saturday, April 27 - Wrigley Field Phi Delta Chi 5K - 8 a.m., Sunday, April 28 - Montrose Harbor Ravenswood 5K/Kids Race - 8 a.m., Sunday, April 28 - Corner of Wilson and Hermitage Avenues figures in the arts, business, and more with a night of dancing and festivities in the Millennium Knickerbocker’s Crystal Ballroom. 7 p.m.-midnight, tickets from $50, Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago, 163 E. Walton Pl., chicagocultureball.com

April 21

Easter Cruises Celebrate Easter with brunch, lunch or dinner on the river or lake with Odyssey Cruises. The Easter Bunny will make a

alike in Prudential Plaza, open every day 6:30am-2pm. There is an assortment of pancakes, crepes, waffles, and French toast to choose from. Waffles can be done gluten free and both savory and sweet crepes are available. Their signature berry bliss includes fresh berries, mascarpone, vanilla anglaise, and blackberry coulis. Hot tip: There is often a long wait at Wildberry during peak hours on weekends. Get in line

special appearance. Times and prices vary, see website for more details. Odyssey Cruises, 312-321-1241, odysseycruises.com

April 25-May 5

Germany Week If you enjoy Chicago’s Christkindlmarket, check out Germany Week. Spend 10 days learning about German food, culture, business, technology, sports, and, of course, beer. Events include live Bundesliga games, science experiments and German classes. See website for full schedule, free, Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., 312-644-2662, germanyweek.org

April 25

Transformational Leadership: Lead from the Inside Out This event includes networking and workshops designed to improve your emotional intelligence, leadership and self-awareness. 5:30-8 p.m., free, register online, Wright Living, 445 E. Ohio St., 312-645-8333, seievent.com

April 30

Learning to See: Viewing with All Senses Relax your brain and body with a 30-minute mindfulness meditation focused on experiencing art. 12:30-1 p.m., free, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-2802660, mcachicago.org

virtually via Yelp, but make sure you arrive 10-15 minutes before your seat time. Sometimes they’re early. About Last Knife 168 North Michigan Avenue alkchicago.com About Last Knife is the restaurant inside the Hotel Julian at Michigan and Randolph with brunch availabilities every day until 2pm. The steakhouse offers timeless steak and eggs, but adds

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Tinkering Lab: Make it Roll Create your own rolling contraption and test it out. During opening hours, admission $14.95, Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E. Grand Ave., 312-527-1000, chicagochildrensmuseum.org

April 5 & 19

Asleep with the Fishes Families and groups with children ages 5-12 can have a sleepover at the aquarium with their favorite aquatic critters. Enjoy animal and science activities, and explore the exhibits before you bunker down for the night. $85, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-939-2438, sheddaquarium.org

April 6

Montessori School Carnival Montessori is celebrating the opening of its new school with face painting, games, snacks and classroom tours. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., free, RSVP online, Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile, 226 E. Illinois St., 312-796-9400, guidepostmontessori.com

April 13

MCA Family Day Kids and their adults can take advantage of free programming like workshops, gallery tours, performances and more. This is a great way to get creative with your little ones. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., free, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, mcachicago.org

twists like the beef wellington benedict that comes with bearnaise sauce. Hot tip: Enjoy steakhouse classics during brunch times as well—they have beef wellington, filet, or hanger steak available. Cindy’s 12 S Michigan Ave Cindysrooftop.com Cindy’s, located in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel,

is a rooftop brunch destination. They have an open-air terrace, with great views of Millennium Park and the lake. Brunch is available on weekends, 10am-2pm. The menu includes platters, which are shareable between 3-4 people. Platter options include pancakes, lox and bagels, and oysters on the half shell. Hot tip: They have curated cocktails for an alcohol-infused brunch.


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Baseball isn’t only sport sprung in spring

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aseball, our beloved national pastime, is back. A wonderful sign that spring is upon us, complete with opening day, hot dogs, apple pie and the always-exciting contract negotiations. But when it comes to sports, Jon Cohn here’s the thing: there is much COMMUNITY more than baseball that is sprung CONTRIBUTOR in the spring. In fact, Chicago soon will come alive with a veritable smorgasbord of sporting activities. Soccer is certainly one of them. We will see both kids

and adults demonstrate their fancy foot skills often right in our very own New Eastside parks. Runners will pop out in large numbers after being trapped indoors in what was a cold winter-induced cardiovascular purgatory. We will see them on sidewalks, streets, lakepaths and just about anywhere two feet can take you to burn off the winter months of too much couch potato time. The golfers are out. Was there ever a doubt? The pickleball players have emerged. The tennis players are back. All donning their skills on outdoor courts and fields and dealing with the elements of nature, instead of playing in the sterile but well protected indoor courts for winter. Volleyball on the beach? Check. Swimmers in lake

Out and About in March

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Michigan? Check but in April, only for the bravest of souls. Outdoor basketball courts in use? Bicyclers? Roller bladers? Check, check and check. Maybe the hardest working group of the bunch you may see are the rowers. DePaul, Northwestern and University of Chicago among others have crew teams and if you’re lucky, you might just see them churning past you in a boat on a practice run on the lakefront. So watch for all these sports and more to come out this spring with Mother Nature hopefully doing her part. And baseball fans? Rejoice. Your game is back. But just remember, now that April has finally arrived, there are many others sports soon to be sprung.

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The March answer is: Q: What season is it when you’re on a trampoline? A: SPRINGTIME

An April riddle: Which flowers grow on your face? A Tulips

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Where am I?

This month’s where am I is a distinctive set of windows deep in the heart of Streeterville. If you think you know what the building is, email us at info@ neweastsidecommunity.com. The answer to the March Where am I? is … The iconic doorway into Northwestern University’s Worchester House, 224 E. Pearson. To those who got the March where am I?, congratulations to the sharp eyes of Frederick Snow, Sofia Mhatey and Chris Krzentz of the youtube channel youtube.com/chriskrzentz. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Robert Ayon (from left), Anna Gigliello, Stephanie Fazekas and Anthony Hammond walked over to Wacker to see the dyeing of the river. Photo by Jesse Wright

Jace Hermann and Jacqueline Jones attend a Joffrey Ballet performance. Photo by Stephanie Racine

Grace (left) and Jane McLeod at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo by Jesse Wright

Andy Torok (from left), Debbi Patten, Rochelle Spinler and Marc Spindler during the dyeing of the river March 16. Photo by Jesse Wright


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Yan Duyvendak and Roger Bernat, Please, Continue (Hamlet), Théâtre Forum Meyrin, 2014. Photo © Magali Girardin.

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Streeterville News April 2019  

Streeterville Easter egg hunts, Best Bruch Chicago for dogs, Loop light display at Navy Pier, Slime archery at Maggie Daley Park

Streeterville News April 2019  

Streeterville Easter egg hunts, Best Bruch Chicago for dogs, Loop light display at Navy Pier, Slime archery at Maggie Daley Park

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