Family Night Out


Join us for free family entertainment Thursdays nights in the summer! In partnership with Ald. Harry Osterman’s Safe Summer Nights campaign, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce invites families to join us for interactive fun every Thursday night in the Broadway Armory Parking lot! From clowns to exotic animals to circus arts, people of all ages will have fun at Family Night Out! Need another reason to come out? How about free frozen custard from Lickity Split to the first 50 attendees?

Thursday nights, 6:30 – 8 p.m., July 7 – August 25 in the Broadway Armory parking lot, at the intersection of Broadway and Thorndale Avenue

2016 line up

7 July: High Ridge YMCA
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14 July: AVP Jewelry and Beads: AVP will have two free of charge projects, or “Make and Takes”
Fantasy bracelet – you will design a bracelet, string it, and attach a clasp by using crimp beads.
Drop Earrings – you will string beads and use crimp beads to dangle your earrings from ear wires.
For both projects: Limit one per person.  Beginners welcome!  For ages 5 and up.
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21 July: CircEsteem will have a short performance followed by a workshop on tight wire walking, juggling, and plate spinning!
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28 July: Storytown Improv
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4 August: Pivot Arts presents live music night! Thomas Comerford brings his unique mix of indie/classic rock to Edgewater. Hailed by the USA Today as: “… worth celebrating, particularly if you’re a fan of lyrically savvy troubadours like Tom Waits and Jeff Tweedy.”


11 August: Chicago Filmmakers: Join Chicago Filmmakers for an outdoor screening of family-friendly films by Chicago-area filmmakers. Films include ALL GHOST WOMEN PLAY THE THEREMIN (Jerzy Rose, 2009, 13 min., USA), FANFARE for MARCHING BAND (Danièle Wilmouth, 2012, 16 min., USA), MAE’S JOURNAL (Amir George, 2013, 12 min., USA), IT DOESN’T MATTER (Lori Felker, 2012, 12 min., USA), and selected episodes of MCTUCKY FRIED HIGH (Robert Carnilius, 2015, various, USA).
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18 August: Li’L Buds Theatre Company
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25 August: Animal Quest
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Thank you to Lickity Split and Kate’s Cookies for providing treats!


2015 line up

9-July- Ice Cream Team – variety show | meet a joyful team full of magicians, princesses, superheroes, face painters, and jugglers

16-July- CircEsteem – circus! | learn from professional circus staff how to walk a tight wire, juggle, spin plates, do acrobatics and clown around.

23-July- Li’l Buds – theatre | interact and learn more about theatre and performing arts

30-July- Storytown – interactive improv musical | create a story with the actors.  Help design the set and shape the story while actors, artists, and musicians bring it to life

6-Aug- Mad Science – fire and ice science show | enjoy the fresh air while you interact with science media

13-Aug- Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats | tap your toes and dance along to this acoustic folk-pop music great for kids and families

20-Aug- Animalquest – Exotic Animals | visit the real live exotic animals and explore through the displays of these unusual species that cohabit the earth

27-Aug- Go Edgewater – Bike Rodeo | experience learning bicycle safety in a fun way