Earth Day Chicago events, 5Ks, festivals, fairs, dining specials and more
By TOC Staff|
More Earth Day events, workshops, 5Ks and festivals
Earth Day 5K Chicago Celebrate Earth Day with Green Dot Environmental’s 5K run or walk in Humboldt Park followed by a Green Living Expo and farmers' market at the finish line. The race begins at 8am and the expo opens at 9am. Everyone who takes part in the run or walk will receive a free T-shirt and recyclable tote bag—bring it to the expo to hold all your fresh produce. Registration info, a schedule of activities and a map of the racecourse is available at the event website. Humboldt Park Boathouse Pavilion, 1301 N Humboldt Blvd, April 23 at 8am.
Earth Wine and Fire Festival Check out the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N Cannon Dr) on April 22 to witness musicians, artists, poets, healers and vendors celebrate Earth Day at the Earth Wine and Fire Festival. From 6:30–11:00pm, enjoy food, wine and music while learning about being green. For $25 (kids under 12 are free), you get full access to the museum, an appetizer, dinner and drinks and a whole lot of entertainment; fire spinners, massages and live painting, just to name some of the cool stuff going on. Log onto the website for a full list of entertainment. earthwineandfire.com/
19th Annual Green & Growing Fair Take a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory for its 19th Annual Green & Growing Fair. Take part in gardening workshops and watch demonstrations to start off your growing season right. Relax at the Green Cafe munching on food and listening to live music, place a bid on an "urban garden treasure" or browse through some used gardening books after your garden info sessions. Find all the details at garfieldconservatory.org. 10am–2pm, free. 300 N Central Park Ave.
MSI Smart Home The Museum of Science and Industry unveils its 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired on Earth Day, April 22. This year’s exhibit has a new look with the help of Chicago interior furnishing store Scout and technology blog Gizmodo.
Urban Habitat Chicago Urban Habitat Chicago wants you to learn how you can help Mother Earth! UHC will be hosting Earth Day workshops on Saturday, April 23, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Take workshops like Organic Gardening or Indoor Air Quality Effects on Health. Registration and workshop information is listed on the website; kids get in free. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Dr
Earth Day bites
Chen’s Chinese and Sushi is literally going green with its menu items. On April 22, enjoy green-inspired treats all under $5, like $4.95 vegetable dumplings, $4.50 edamame, or $3.95 green tea ice cream. 3506 N Clark St. 773-549-9100
Cityscape Bar celebrates Earth Day with $5 with specialty organic cocktails. Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will be serving up drinks all night including Organic Pear Fizz, Peak Organic Amber Ale and Momokawa Organic Ginjo Sake. 350 W Mart Center Dr, 312-836-5000
RIVA Crab House, located on Navy Pier, will celebrate Earth Day this April with organic wines ($7, selections include Candoni Organic Merlot and Candoni Organic Pinot Grigio). 700 E Grand Ave, 312-644-7482