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Olive in Motion Returns to Andersonville

By Adeshina Emmanuel | August 28, 2014 8:01am
 The pop-up park and fest debuted in July.
The pop-up park and fest debuted in July.
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Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

ANDERSONVILLE — There isn't much green space in Andersonville, but that will change Friday — at least for a day — when the Olive in Motion pop-up park and street festival returns to the northern end of the neighborhood.

The Andersonville Development Corp. plans to bring trees, plants and public seating to the intersection of Clark Street and Olive Avenue to create the feeling of a park, with help from Patch Landscaping and Gethsemane Garden Center.

The event, which made its first appearance in July, is scheduled from 4-10 p.m. It will shut down traffic on Olive from the west side of Clark to the east side of Ashland for the duration of the event.

Attendees can enjoy live music, games for kids and families (including bocce ball), a free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Chasing Ice" and a small market with a handful of vendors.

Here's a schedule of events:

  • 4-10 p.m.: Pop-up park with outdoor games
  • 4:30-6 p.m.: Flamenco guitar with Justin Alpren
  • 6-7:30 p.m.: Gypsy Jazz with Marbin
  • 8-10 p.m.: Free screening of "Chasing Ice"

Here's a list of vendors:

  • Johnny Sprockets Bike Shop will offer free basic tuneups.
  • La Neveria Mariposa Michoacana will serve homemade ice cream.
  • Tomate Fresh Kitchen will serve empanadas, tamales and aguas frescas.
  • Imaginary Girl Jewelry and Vintage will sell handmade jewelry and vintage wares.
  • Edgewater Workbench will demonstrate 3D printing and promote classes.
  • Chiro One Wellness will offer free initial screenings and X-rays.

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