Mariachi Concert, Farmers Market and More Coming This Week to McKinley Park

Published September 24, 2018

The sounds of mariachi music will again fill the park for the Mariachi Tradición Juvenil Concert at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, at McKinley Park. The youth-oriented Mariachi Tradición Juvenil ensemble returns to the park after its Farmers Market concert, but this time performing as part of Chicago's Year of Creative Youth project.

This Sunday, September 30, heralds the final month of the McKinley Park Farmers Market, which brings a wide variety of fresh produce, food and goods to McKinley Park every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will continue its run through October, then shut down for the season, with its harvest bounty offering some of the freshest and most affordable food in the neighborhood.

The McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council: Quarterly Open Meeting brings canine lovers and volunteers together the evening of Monday, September 24, to plan for the pending dog park and provide a wrap-up of their successful Beers & Barks Fund-raiser earlier this month. Step outside the neighborhood for this meeting to the excellent Back of the Yards Coffeehouse and Roastery, located south of McKinley Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Nathanael Greene Elementary School will examine school operations and funding at the Greene Local School Council Meeting, after school gets out on Tuesday, September 25. Local School Councils (or LSCs) are one of the best ways to get involved with helping our neighborhood schools, with elected representatives coming from both school parents and community members.

Karaoke Night has a home every week at One City Tap, including this Friday night, September 28, when DJ Angel helps locals belt out their favorite tunes at the neighborhood's sole tavern.

What kid doesn't love LEGOs? Attend LEGO at the Library to connect with fellow fans and engage in building challenges the evening of Tuesday, September 25, at the McKinley Park public library. The Exploratorium program on the evening of Wednesday, September 26, offers STEM (science, technology,engineering and math) challenges and experiments for kids 6 and older.

These are just some of the great neighborhood events happening in McKinley Park this week. Check the full calendar, featured events, showcase events and events dashboard for more.

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