Halloween and Harvest Highlight This Week's Events in McKinley Park

Published October 29, 2018

The Halloween and harvest season is in full swing this week in the McKinley Park neighborhood, with a number of fun events lined up for kids. Trick-or-treating the evening of Wednesday, October 31, offers destinations throughout the neighborhood on what is anticipated to be a fine, temperate and dry evening. While out and about, be sure to swing by the 5th Annual Harvest Fest at Bethany Baptist Church, which offers games, tickets for candy and a bounce house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The littlest children and their caregivers will have a great time at the Halloween Story Time & Parade, at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 29, at the McKinley Park public library, where children 5 and under can dress up and enjoy a parade around the library. On Tuesday, October 30, students and families at Nathanael Greene Elementary School can dress up and cruise through their Trunk or Treat in the school parking lot.

Expanded enrollment capacity for middle school and high school students at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park is on the docket at the Illinois State Charter School Commission Hearing, starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, at the school, 2245 W. Pershing Road, Chicago. Horizon is pushing for greater capacity based on the school's long waiting lists and desire to expand its middle and high school programs.

The McKinley Park public library hosts Games Day this Saturday, November 3, bringing classic and new board games out for play by teens and adults. LEGO at the Library on Tuesday, November 30, presents various building and engineering challenges for kids 5 and older. The Senior Computer Workshop provides introduction to computer basics on Thursday afternoon, November 1.

Jazz on Marz with The Jazzeros again brings live music performance to the tap room at Marz Community Brewing Company on Wednesday, October 31. One City Tap continues its weekly Karaoke Night on Friday, November 2.

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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