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Emanuel Announces 50 More Play Street Events for Chicago Kids

By  Kelly Bauer and Juan Thompson | August 9, 2013 5:21pm 

 Children participate in a fitness class during a Play Street event.
Children participate in a fitness class during a Play Street event.
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CHICAGO — Chicago kids will have more opportunities to have a little fun before school starts, as more than 50 Play Street events will take place through Labor Day.

During the events, streets are closed off and filled with bounce houses, sports and fitness classes, among other things.

The additional Play Streets will benefit more than 7,000 children, according to a news release.

“By providing our young people with opportunities to begin or continue a healthy routine, they will have the tools they need to grow into healthy young adults,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a news release. “Engaging in fun neighborhood activities keeps kids connected to their communities, while teaching them valuable skills that they will carry through the rest of their lives.”

Play Street lineup:

AUG. 9

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 28th and Springfield

2-5 p.m. at Eberhart School at 65th and Homan

3-6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception School at Hill and Orleans

4-8 p.m. at St. Louis Playlot at Carroll and St. Louis

AUG. 10

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 65th and Dorchester

AUG. 11

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Esperanza Health Center at 21st and California

AUG. 13

5-8 p.m. at 30th and Avers

AUG. 14

4-7:30 p.m. at University of Chicago art incubator at Garfield and Prairie

AUG. 15

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Altgeld and Rockwell

1-6 p.m. at St. Malachy School at Washington and Oakley

AUG. 16

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Parkway Gardens Church at 66th and King Drive

2-5 p.m. at Gage Park High School at 56th and Rockwell

4-8 p.m. at St. Louis Playlot at Carroll and St. Louis

5-8 p.m. at Stanton Park at Scott and Larrabee

AUG. 17

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Universidad Popular at 28th and Hamlin

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 62nd and Langley

Noon-3 p.m. at Hall YMCA at Iowa and Hamlin

Noon-5 p.m. at Hunt's Early Childhood Academy at 80th and Washtenaw

AUG. 20

5 p.m.-8 p.m. at 30th and Drake

AUG. 21

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gad Hills Center at Cullerton and Damen

3-6 p.m. at Shield Middle School at 48th and Rockwell

4- 7:30 p.m. at Kennicott Park at 44th and Woodlawn

AUG. 22

Noon-3p.m. at Burroughs School at 35th and Washtenaw

3-6p.m. at Evergreen and Cleveland

AUG. 23

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gary School at 30th and Hamlin

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cove Learning Academy at 72nd and Troy

3-6 p.m. at Morrill School at 60th and Rockwell

3-6 p.m. at Seward Park at Division and Clybourn

3-6 p.m. at St. Pancratius Church at 40th Place and Sacramento

AUG. 24

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 63rd and Rhodes

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carroll and Kedzie

3-6 p.m. at 27th and Hamlin

AUG. 27

5- 8 p.m. at 30th and Drake

AUG. 28

4-7:30 p.m. at Mandrake Park at Oakwood and Cottage Grove

AUG. 30

3- 6 p.m. at Eberhart School at 65th Place and Homan

AUG. 31

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club Little Village at 28th and Ridgeway

Noon-3 p.m. at Ohio and Central Park

Noon-3 p.m. at Altgeld and Talman