Chicago Events in May

May 5, 2012 7:29:02 AM PDT
The NATO Summit is on May 20 -21, 2012, but that is by far not the only thing happening in Chicago this month.

The city has so much to offer! Cindy Gatziolis with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (link: www.explorechicago.org/dcase) came into our ABC7 studio to tell us about a few of the many things happening in May.

2012 Chicago Farmers Market Season (link: www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us) Opens May 12

1. Downtown Markets
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesdays
Federal Plaza

Adams & Dearborn
May 29 - October 30

Thursdays
Daley Plaza

Washington & Dearborn
May 24 - October 18

Willis Tower
233 S. Wacker Drive
June 14 - October 25

2. Neighborhood Markets

Tuesdays
Lincoln Square

Lincoln/Leland/Western
City Parking Lot at Brown Line Station
June 5 - October 30
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Museum Of Contemporary Art/ Streeterville
Chicago & Mies van der Rohe Way
June 5 - October 30
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Columbus Park - NEW
Harrison and Central
June 26 - October 30
1 p.m. - 7 p.m
. Programming 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesdays
South Shore

70th & Jeffery Blvd.
Urban Partnership Bank Parking
June 6 - October 31
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Pullman
111th & Cottage Grove in Arcade Park
July 11 - October 31
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

La Follette Park - NEW
1333 N. Laramie
June 20 - October 24
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Programming 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursdays
Hyde Park

53rd Street and Hyde Park Blvd.
June 7 - October 25
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Austin Town Hall - NEW
Lake and Central
June 28 - October 25
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Programming 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturdays
Division Street

Division & Dearborn
On Division between State and Clark
May 12 - October 27
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Park
Armitage & Orchard
Lincoln Park High School Parking Lot
May 12 - October 27
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Printers Row
Dearborn & Polk - Printers Row Park
June 9 - October 27
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bridgeport
35th & Wallace in parking lot
June 16 - Oct. 6
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Northcenter
Belle Plaine/Damen/Lincoln
North Center Town Square
June 16 - October 27
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Southport
Blaine School - 1420 West Grace
June 23 - September 8
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church - NEW
3555 W. Huron
June 30 - October 27
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Programming Noon - 4 p.m.

Sundays
Beverly

95th & Longwood
City Parking Lot - Southeast Corner
May 13 - October 28
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wicker Park & Bucktown
Wicker Park & Damen in Wicker Park
June 3 - October 28
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Healing Temple Church - NEW
4941 W. Chicago
June 24 - October 28
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Programming - 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective
Art Institute of Chicago
Premieres May 16, 2012
Travels to Washington, D.C., London, and Paris

Museum Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission
Adults $18
Children 14 and over, students, and seniors $12
Chicago residents: a $2.00 discount with proof of residency
Children under 14: free
Museum free to Illinois residents weekdays from January 2 through February 10 and on first and second Wednesdays of every month thereafter.

14th Annual Chicago Kids & Kites Festival (link: www.chicagokidsandkites.us)
Saturday, May 19, 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cricket Hill
Lincoln Park
(Lake Shore Drive and Montrose)

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wreath Laying Ceremony:
11 a.m.
Eternal Flame, Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets)

Parade:
Noon
South on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street


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