Tuesday, July 24, 2007

No Immunizations or State ID's Issued at This Fest

An organizer of the "Family Fun Fair" at Chase Park wrote in and wanted us to pass along info on their upcoming fest. This doesn't appear to be a festival where you can purchase illegal purse knock-offs or used shoes either. Be warned.

Location: Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland (at Ashland and Leland)
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 4:30pm till dusk, followed by a free movie in the park
Description: Come join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Activities include pony rides, face painting, games, live entertainment, dunk tank, bounce houses, relay races and arts & crafts. Food, drinks and treats will be sold. At dusk, stay for the free movie in the park, "ET, The Extra-Terrestrial."
Admission: Some activities are ticketed. All activities to support the Chase Park Playground renovation and Community Building Tutors NFP. Movie in the Park is free. We need the community to come together to improve our park!
Sponsored By: Chase Park Advisory Council, Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Community Building Tutors NFP, and 47th Ward Alderman Gene Schulter
Questions: contact chaseparkplayground@yahoo.com


  1. I was hoping I could buy some spray paint since I can't get it the Ace Hardware on Broadway.

  2. It's nice to see these people using your site to promote their causes.

  3. Hey Craigie if you don't likeit move to Rogers Park.

    Wait, you did.


  4. Craigie part deux,

    Now I happen to enjoy your Morse Hell Hole blog. Anything that sticks it to Joe Moore is ok by me.

    However, I think the point of the Uptown Update is to post stories about the good, bad and ugly of Uptown. The contributors can comment on that.

    That fest is good news and was compared favorably to "Unity" Fest over at Truman. Thereby indirectly sticking it to St. Helen of Carmen Avenue.

    By posting the story they allow people in the community to know it exists and maybe some of those folks will go over there. Actually sounds like a good fest to bring kids to.

    I have no kids, being that I loathe and hate children, but some people are better than me. Ok, nearly all people are better than me.

  5. I passed by the Chase Park fest this evening after taking my kids to Hamburger Mary's for dinner in Andersonville.

    There was something missing from this Fest. But I can't quite put my finger on it.

    Hold on. I think I know what it was, now.

    There was no man near the kids play area standing next to a filthy, rundown recreational vehicle yelling "barker" style, "Get yourself HIV/AIDs tested! Know your status! Only 20 minutes!"

    No Fest is complete without free HIV/AIDs testing for kids.