Free events The 606 Chicago. Guide to the 606. The 606 is offers free things to do for all ages spring, summer and fall.
For The Love of Stars
When: Fri, Apr 20 2018 · 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Friday, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14, 2018 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
Where: Julia de Burgos Park, 1801 N Albany Avenue
Monthly stargazing events with The 606’s resident astronomer take place on the second Friday of each month through December. In case of bad weather, the events will be shifted to the third Friday of the month.
Science on The 606
When: Sat, Apr 21 2018 · 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Event canceled in the event of rain..
Where: Various locations along the trail
While you are strolling, running or biking along The 606, dozens of scientific spectacles are hiding in plain sight, and on National Citizen Science Day, we will reveal them. Local scientists will guide The 606 community to make discoveries about plants, animals, and the universe! Join us for some hands-on science fun!
Julia de Burgos Park: Learn about astronomy and how to observe the skies over Chicago night or day with Chicago Astronomer Joe.
Along the trail: Our volunteer plant observers will be trail top sharing what they are learning about Chicago’s climate by monitoring the serviceberry shrubs and lilacs along The 606. They’ll show you how to observe our plants!
At Milwaukee/Leavitt: Partners will talk about the science behind the lights on the Milwaukee/Leavitt bridge.
What is Citizen Science? Citizen Science is when community members and scientists work together on amazing projects collecting data and making scientific discoveries.
The 606 Bike Rally – Gear Up for Fun & Safety
When: Sat, May 12 2018 · 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Walsh Park & Ridgeway Trailhead
The annual 606 Bike Rally is a free event that engages and encourages bicycle riders of all ages and abilities.
Bike-focused resource partners will be set up at both the east and west ends of The 606 and provide free resources including: healthy snacks, tune-ups, quick tutorials, helmet fittings, light and bike bell giveaways, and bike maps and guides. Other fun activities are bike decorating stations, obstacle courses, a bike washing area and live music from local school bands.
The 606 Block Party
When: Sat, Jun 23 2018 · 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: Humboldt Boulevard between Cortland and Wabansia
The 606 annual Block Party kicks with a pancake breakfast, followed by hands-on activities from dozens of community organizations, food, beer, musical entertainments and dozens of community processions. As usual, the day will conclude with a DIY Illuminated Procession. To participate in the DIY Illuminated procession bring LED candles, glow sticks, or a string of lights you fasten to your jacket, stroller, or dog leash. No open flames.
The Bloomingdale Trail Run
When: Sat, Jun 23 2018 · 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Walsh Park to Ridgeway Trailhead, 1800 N. Ashland to 1800 N. Ridgeway. 2.7 miles.
Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and The Trust for Public Land are teaming up to present the inaugural timed race on The Bloomingdale Trail, the heart of The 606. Proceeds from the event will support public programming at The 606. No info on how to register and cost.
Fun Walk and Roll
When: Sat, Jun 23 2018 · 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Churchill Field Park to Humboldt Boulevard, 1800 N. Damen to 1800 N. Humboldt
Gather your family, friends and pups for a Fun Walk and Roll from Churchill Park to Humboldt Boulevard, where participants will join the Bloomingdale Trail Runners for a celebratory pancake breakfast. Festive attire encouraged. Strollers, wagons, trikes welcome; no bikes, please. No info on how to register and cost.
‘Scopes in the City—with the Adler Planetarium
When: Sat, Sep 22 2018 · 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm