RAVENSWOOD MANOR — The Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association's centennial weekend has arrived, and the neighborhood is celebrating the organization's 100th anniversary in a big way.
The main event — the Centennial Bash — takes place on Saturday. Festivities kick off at noon with a kids' bike parade from Buffalo Park to Ravenswood Manor Park. Youngsters will receive a free hot dog for their efforts, and food trucks will also be dishing out eats from noon-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
Activities scheduled for 1-5 p.m. include arts and crafts for kids, painting a community mural, sports — bean bag toss, street hockey, mini-golf and more — and a pet adoption event.
Live music starts at 1 p.m. and doesn't stop until after 9 p.m. Performers range from the reggae band Gizzae to the Americana sound of Pushing Chain to headliner Dave Specter Blues.
Events are centered at Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor Ave.
Street closures will be in effect surrounding the park from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. There will be no parking on Francisco from Leland to Wilson; Manor from Leland to Wilson; Eastwood from Sacramento to Francisco; and in the 2850 block of West Eastwood.
The Centennial Bash is book-ended by a pair of events sponsored by the Horner Park Advisory Council.
On Friday, the 20th season of free summer concerts in Ravenswood Manor Park continues at 7 p.m. with a performance of the Tahitian fire dance by the Hokule’a Academy of Polynesian Arts, along with a hula lesson.
The celebration closes out at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Ravenswood Manor Park with a free outdoor production of "Alice in Wonderland" by Theatre-Hikes.
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