Monday, July 20, 2009

Press Release for Wicker Park Fest Kid's Events

For Immediate Release – July 17, 2009

Julie Dickinson
Friends of Pritzker Volunteer

WICKER PARK FEST KIDS, A WEEKEND OF FAMILY FUN, Presented by Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33, July 25 and 26

Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Fest, an established neighborhood festival that attracted over 50,000 people in 2008, has partnered with Friends of Pritzker School to create Wicker Park Fest Kids. Wicker Park Fest Kids, July 25-26, 2009, will add a special family flavor to the Wicker Park Fest weekend. Joining the music, food and art vendors will be activities for the kids.
Just added to the fun, kids will have a chance to let their hair down and rock out with Psychobaby in the Rock 'n Roll Kids Tent at Wicker Park Fest Kids. July 25th and 26th from 12 - 6, the Psychobaby R 'n R Kids Tent will feature complimentary: Punk Rock Hair Styles! Create Your Own Band Tees! Custom Photo Shoots!
Plus boogie on down at the Beat Kitchen Kids’ Stage. The lineup has just been finalized with the addition of Little Miss Ann, Laura Doherty and Karen 4 Kids.

Kids can also enjoy face painting and temporary tattoos by Shorty’s Children’s Boutique and Metamorph Tattoo Studios, the Kid City Toddler Zone, a bounce house and petting zoo while the parents have fun with the city official dunk tank. Participating officials include Alderman Manny Flores, Alderman Scott Waguespack and State Representative Fritchey.

Proceeds from Wicker Park Fest Kids go to Friends of Pritzker School to improve A.N. Pritzker Elementary School, a public school in the heart of Wicker Park.

Wicker Park Fest is held on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Wood Street. This year, the festival will be expanded South down Evergreen to host Wicker Park Fest Kids. The event is easily accessible by the Blue Line and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Hours for children’s programming are noon – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the gate donation of $5 gets you into Wicker Park Fest Kids. For more info, go to or call the Chamber at 773.384.2672.

Friends of Pritzker School is a not-for-profit organization established by parents and community members to help the A.N. Pritzker School in improving enrollment, facilities and teaching and educational opportunities at the school. For more information about A.N. Priztker School, the Friends of Pritzker School organization, and donation and grant opportunities, please see,

Beat Kitchen Kid’s Stage
Saturday, July 25th
12:00 Mary Macaroni
1:00 Lindsay Weinberg
2:00 Beazley Phillips
3:00 Jeremy Babcock of the Dream Tree Shakers
4:00 Bucktown Music School
5:00 Little Miss Ann

Sunday, July 26th
12:00 Mary Macaroni
1:00 Kids’ Yoga with Soulistic
2:00 Chang’s Martial Arts
3:00 Mad Science of Chicago
4:00 Laura Doherty
5:00 Karen 4 Kids

City Official Dunk Tank
Saturday, July 25th
12:00-2:00 Alderman Manny Flores
2:00-3:00 Representative John Fritchey
3:00-4:00 Pritzker Principal Dr. Reese
5:00-6:00 Dunk a ‘Friend’

Sunday, July 26th
1:00-2:00 Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber director Paula Barrington
2:00-4:00 Alderman Scott Waguespack
5:00-6:00 Dunk a ‘Friend’

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