Right smack dab in the middle of town there’s a place I’ve found–Millennium Park. Centrally located downtown on Michigan Avenue, just south of the Mag Mile, the beautifully landscaped gem provides year-round entertainment, exhibitions, art, and fun for Chicagoland residents.
When it’s quiet, there is flora and fauna to take in. The sounds of nature fill your ears; the colorful gardens adorn the grounds. Cool fountains of water are refreshing on a hot summer day. Music fills the air from the Jay Pritzker Pavilion as picnickers and sun bathers stretch out on the lawns to relax.
In winter, the ice skaters circle the rink with popular music keeping time. Albeit blistery and cold, spectators stand around or sit to take in the sights, listening to the tunes. The sounds of children laughing and people chatting or snapping pictures surround you.
The park is especially beautiful during the holiday season, brightly lit with colorful lights. You can easily shift into the holiday mood, just wrap up warmly and spend some time there. It’s nice. Smell that pine? Mmmm.
Yes, there is always something going on in the city’s favorite free gathering place. It’s the best way I know to enjoy a great day at no charge. Fun for everyone. And the quality of the events–superb!
This Saturday, Nov. 6th, TV’s Dr. Oz brings his medicine show to Millennium Park from 9 am until 5 pm. Admission is free (we love this!) for a one-day event that will showcase healthy lifestyle living. You’ll see lots of great things featured on his popular televised show. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, you get to meet Dr. Oz himself.
Mayor Daley is getting the word out to the people stating, “Dr. Oz is back in town where he first became a household name, and we are thrilled.”
Here’s an opportunity to get tips on how to stay healthier plus get the latest info on what’s new in the field of health. And what’s the great thing about this expo in the park? Yes, you got it right–its free! That’s how Millennium rolls.
Dr. Oz Shapes Up Chicago
For the first 1000 pre-registered participants, Dr. Oz offers medical tests and readings for the five essential areas of your body. Get the numbers on cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, weight, and waist size. Do you have your numbers?
Upon arrival, receive your Passport to Health. Visit all the exhibits, get your passport stamped, and you could qualify to win a trip to New York to sit in the studio audience at the “Dr. Oz Show.”
More goodies at the expo: Check out the Just Ten Challenge and learn how to lose just ten pounds (ughhh!) with well-know Chicago chefs to pass on a few 500 calorie recipes for din-din to help you lose that weight.
This sounds like a fun exhibit: The Truth Tube CHICAGO. Learn what your vital statistics are and their “real” age.
It all begins at the Chase Promenade Central. Exhibits are spread out across the park. More on Dr. Oz’s visit to the Windy City here.
Free concerts. Ice skating. Art exhibits. Lurie Gardens. The BP Bridge. These are some of the things I like about going to Millennium Park. There is always something for every member of the family. Take a stroll; bring a book. Your family day just got a little more exciting. Millennium Park–it’s Chicago’s favorite downtown playground. My neighbors and I will see you there!