Join us September 18th at Ping Tom Park!

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Program

10 AM- 12 PM Opening and Community Tabling - Event opening with a traditional Chinese lion dance performance by the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center. Over 10 community organizations will be sharing information about their resources.

11 AM - 12 PM Community Planting Help plant over 12,000 native plants in the natural area! Gloves and tools will be provided. Be sure to wear comfortable footwear and clothing.

11 AM - 3 PM Nature Oasis Kids of all ages can enjoy nature activities such as bug hunts, fish-themed art, birding 101 and a pop-up play area with natural materials for kids to experiment and investigate with guided creative play.

12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Bring your own lunch and blanket to enjoy a community picnic!

12 PM - 3 PM Urban Kayaks Chinatown Urban Kayaks Chinatown will be offering kayak rentals at a discounted rate of $10 per person! Shedd Aquarium will be hosting an Animal Meet-and-Greet between 12:30pm - 2:00pm

1 PM - 3 PM Slow Roll Chicago Bike Ride Bring your bike and join the 7 mile (roundtrip) bike ride from Ping Tom Park to the natural areas of the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, featuring Set in Stone: a gathering space designed in partnership with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. Followed by a visit to Shedd Aquarium’s Migratory Bird Garden before returning to Ping Tom Park. Don't forget to bring your helmet!