This year's movie in the park was the best one yet
but then, I always say that
08/29/2009 12:05 PM
I was going to email my fellow members of the Dearborn Park Advisory Council late last night. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to linking and liaising between the community and the Chicago Park District. I was going to say what I say every year after our movie in the park at Roosevelt Park: “Wow! This was the best one ever.”
But this time I will blog it: Wow! This was the best one ever.
Last night at 6:30 when our annual favorite, Dotsie the Clown arrived to start face-painting the kids, and on through the free candy and soft drinks provided by local politicians like Bob Fioretti and Ken Dunkin, as well as the Chicago Community Bank, to the DogPac bake sale that always joins in, to the hot popcorn provided by the CPD--and through the rising of the huge screen out of the portable screen truck that showcased this year’s selection, Kung Fu Panda, everything was magical and A-OK.
Things were hopping and bopping in the valley of Roosevelt Park, surrounded by a mountainous Target, as well as the bridge-intersection of Clark and Roosevelt. The sky was a little cloudy, the air a little cool, the grass a little damp--but the din was the loudest it’s ever been.
There were oodles of kids. Families who have had one or two in the past have three and four now. Couples who were childless last year have babies. There were strollers. And blankets. And many folding canvas chairs. And tons of interaction between neighbors who are more familiar with each other than ever. There was a half moon shining bright. And there was Jupiter twinkling in the distance.
There was lots of running back and forth, toddlers running to and fro, parents running home for a second to get something or do something. The Dearborn Parks 1 and 2 have become a kid-infested, wholesome and diverse community, and this year, well, wow! The movie in the park was the best one ever.