Kids + Family

A special family stage and play area in the Alamo Shoes Parking Lot, located at Clark and Summerdale, will offer free entertainment for kids and families on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

See below for organizations that will be present during Midsommarfest.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8


BOLLYWOOD GROOVE | ALL DAY
Join Bollywood Groove for some fun Bollywood dance moves! This is not just something to watch but to experience. Come ready to dance! Bollywood Groove publishes best selling children's books on Indian culture and teach dance & fitness classes to kids and adults.

COLLEGE NANNIES + TUTORS | ALL DAY 
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors builds stronger families by providing role models through full-service childcare solutions and customized tutoring for college bound students. From the time their children are small until they send them off to college, families can count on our educated roles models to help them run more smoothly and effectively. Visit their booth for face-painting!


COLORING BOOKS FOR KIDS | 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Coloring Books for Kids explores the wonder of the Windy City in a 24-page reproducible book.  This educational coloring/activity book parades kids all around Chicago, from Navy Pier to the Lincoln Park Zoo, from Printer's Row to the Museum of Science and Industry! Kids travel through Chicago by way of mazes, dot-to-dots, crosswords, coloring pages, matching, a detailed map and other fun activities. Kids visit Chicago's sports teams, museums, famous landmarks and cultural centers, learning all about the Windy City's history, geography, people and much more.


DESIGN DANCE | ALL DAY
Design Dance is a community-based dance education organization that strengthens social-emotional learning in PK-12 grade students through the creative art of movement. Their professional dance educators draw on a wide array of dance styles to promote courage, connection, and self-awareness in their classrooms.


DREAM BIG PERFORMING ARTS | ALL DAY 
The mission of Dream Big Education is to enrich children’s lives with life-affirming and energizing, creative experiences in the performing arts. With a focus on fostering confidence and self-expression, these collaborative experiences led by professional teaching artists allow children’s hearts and spirits to shine bright on and off the stage.


EKF MARTIAL ARTS | ALL DAY 
There are many benefits to practicing martial arts of all different kinds. EKF Martial Arts instructors teach a wide range of skills, from self-defense and high level combat sports to the graceful forms of traditional Wushu. Each different form has different skills to teach, and each contains lessons that can be taken to heart and used in other styles. Come to EKF to experience a full spectrum of martial arts training and find the styles that make you feel strong and confident.

SATURDAY CONT.


GUS GIORDANO DANCE SCHOOL | ALL DAY + PERFORMANCE @ 2:00 PM
The Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the Legacy of Jazz Dance Legend Gus Giordano. Gus believed that dance and music is a living art form that should be used as an instrument to impact the physical, emotional and intellectual development of people around the world.


LITTLE LINGUISTS | ALL DAY 
Little Linguists Arts Academy is a one stop source for all Specials Programs: Foreign Languages (Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, Hindi, Arabic), Music, Arts and Physical Education. They work with over 60 Elementary Schools, Preschools, and Daycare Centers, and they also work with hundreds of students individually.


MERRY MUSIC MAKERS | ALL DAY
The Merry Music Makers team believe that all children are musical and can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate in the music of our culture, provided their early environment supports such learning. Merry Music Makers offers research-based curriculum, so they know their stuff. But getting silly and engaging our students is part of their secret sauce!


ORANGE SHOE PERSONAL FITNESS | ACTIVITY AT 2:00 PM
The Orange Shoe Andersonville personal trainers and nutritionists rewire your brain for healthier living. You’ll get their undivided attention as they get to know you and your fitness goals. If you’re always on the go or prefer the comfort of your own home, the Andersonville in-home personal trainers will meet you at your house, at work, the park or wherever is most convenient for you.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

BOLLYWOOD GROOVE | ALL DAY + PERFORMANCE @ 1:00 PM
Join Bollywood Groove for some fun Bollywood dance moves! This is not just something to watch but to experience. Come ready to dance! Bollywood Groove publishes best selling children's books on Indian culture and teach dance & fitness classes to kids and adults.


COLLEGE NANNIES + TUTORS | ALL DAY 
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors builds stronger families by providing role models through full-service childcare solutions and customized tutoring for college bound students. From the time their children are small until they send them off to college, families can count on our educated roles models to help them run more smoothly and effectively. Visit their booth for face-painting!


DESIGN DANCE | ALL DAY
Design Dance is a community-based dance education organization that strengthens social-emotional learning in PK-12 grade students through the creative art of movement. Their professional dance educators draw on a wide array of dance styles to promote courage, connection, and self-awareness in their classrooms.


DREAM BIG PERFORMING ARTS | ALL DAY + PERFORMANCE AT 3:00 PM
The mission of Dream Big Education is to enrich children’s lives with life-affirming and energizing, creative experiences in the performing arts. With a focus on fostering confidence and self-expression, these collaborative experiences led by professional teaching artists allow children’s hearts and spirits to shine bright on and off the stage.


EKF MARTIAL ARTS | ALL DAY 
There are many benefits to practicing martial arts of all different kinds. EKF Martial Arts instructors teach a wide range of skills, from self-defense and high level combat sports to the graceful forms of traditional Wushu. Each different form has different skills to teach, and each contains lessons that can be taken to heart and used in other styles. Come to EKF to experience a full spectrum of martial arts training and find the styles that make you feel strong and confident.

SUNDAY JUNE 9 CONT.


GUS GIORDANO DANCE SCHOOL | ALL DAY 
The Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the Legacy of Jazz Dance Legend Gus Giordano. Gus believed that dance and music is a living art form that should be used as an instrument to impact the physical, emotional and intellectual development of people around the world.


LITTLE LINGUISTS | ALL DAY 
Little Linguists Arts Academy is a one stop source for all Specials Programs: Foreign Languages (Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, Hindi, Arabic), Music, Arts and Physical Education. They work with over 60 Elementary Schools, Preschools, and Daycare Centers, and they also work with hundreds of students individually.


MERRY MUSIC MAKERS | ALL DAY
The Merry Music Makers team believe that all children are musical and can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate in the music of our culture, provided their early environment supports such learning. Merry Music Makers offers research-based curriculum, so they know their stuff. But getting silly and engaging our students is part of their secret sauce!


PURPLE LINE ADVENTURE PLAY | 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Purple Line Adventure Play grew out of a neighborhood project called "Evanston Games in the Park"​ (EGP) Their mission is to bring unstructured play opportunities to children in Evanston and the rest of Chicagoland.


STUDIOUS | 12:00 - 4:00 PM
StudioUs offers year-round, weekly fine art classes for students age 4 and up. Based on classical art training methods, they shape each level of their curriculum to the unique needs of each age group they serve.