Horner Fest is June 20!

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The Horner Park Advisory Council, along with HPWNA and five other neighborhood organizations surrounding the park, is throwing a fun-filled day loaded with activities. Horner Fest is also made possible by the generous support of 33rd Ward Alderman Deb Mell, Ill. State Sen. Iris Martinez and Ill. State Rep. Jaime Andrade. The day’s schedule is as follows:

Morning & All-day Activities
Farmers market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Over a dozen vendors, live music, great food, plants and produce. Located by the park field house at Montrose and California.

Riverfront walking tours, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Join the US Army Corp of Engineers as they conduct guided tours of the construction zone in the park along the river. This is a once-a-year opportunity to see the progress of the riverfront restoration and new waterfront trail. Very limited capacity; visit hornerpark.org for schedule and registration. Note: No open-toed shoes allowed.

Afternoon Activities (3-6 p.m., located in the park at Berteau and California)
For the kids
face painting, art project, moonwalk inflatable, bicycle parade

Games and intra-neighborhood group competitions
fun run, beanbag toss competition, three-legged race, tug-of-war, volleyball, chess tournament

Sponsor tables
bicycle safety and promotion, Go Albany Park, Divvy information and more

Pizza-eating contest

Food & drink
food and ice cream vendor onsite; BYO food, drink and barbecue encouraged. Limited seating, BYO chairs.

Evening Activities (6-10:45 p.m.)
Latin dance lessons, 6:30 p.m.
Several basic Latin dance steps will be demonstrated

Salsa band, 7 p.m.
The SalsaChicago Mambo All-Stars play a vast repertoire of music including original compositions and Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Mambo, Latin Jazz, Boleros, Cha Cha Cha, Guajiras, Cumbias and more

Movie in the Park, 9 p.m. or dusk
A screening of “When the Game Stood Tall” (2014), a motivational sports movie starring Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern. It showcases the journey of California football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak, shattering American sports records.

In addition to HPWNA, Horner Fest 2015 is co-sponsored by the Horner Park Advisory Council, the Chicago Park District, The Residents of Irving Park, the Irving Park East Neighborhood Association, the Irving Park Concerned Neighbors’ Association, the People of East Albany Park and the Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association.

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