On Sunday September 7th the City of Evanston is throwing a huge Block Party called “Street Alive”from 1:00 pm to 6:00 PM on Main street between Hinman and the Robert Crown center, there will be no cars allowed and it will be walking the streets with many events and activities planned.
Presented by the City of Evanston and environmental nonprofit Citizens’ Greener Evanston, the “open street” event will feature a variety of activities for all ages, including talent shows, limbo, hoola-hooping, sidewalk chalk art, basketball challenge games, badminton, a giant chess board, an imagination playground, local performing artists, food trucks, and much more. In addition to the activities, “Streets Alive!” will also feature plenty of car-free open space for all to enjoy.
“‘Streets Alive!’ gives Evanston community members an opportunity to experience our public streets like never before,” said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. “This free event is a great way to enjoy our beautiful city, meet your neighbors, support local businesses, and celebrate car-free modes of transportation.”
This year’s event will feature a wide variety of activities, including:
- Zumba classes at the McGaw YMCA’s Outdoor Fitness Center;
- Putt Putt Golf at Grey Park, sponsored by Chute Middle School;
- Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services firetruck and public information house;
- A life-sized “Story Book Walk” created by the Evanston Public Library;
- A “Bubble Science” lab with staff from the Evanston Ecology Center;
- A “Transit Hub,” where community members can view and show off unique bicycles and learn how to load their bicycle onto a Pace bus;
- Slam poetry by ETHS students.
Check out this Streets Alive web site to learn more