The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit www.secc-chicago.org.
Fantastic Family Story Hour. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages including stories, games and make-and-take crafts to share with others. Open to children of all ages. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Parent Cooperative for Early Learning (Parent Co-op) Open House. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 5300 S. Shore Dr. 773-684-6363. Parent Co-op is hosting an open house. Parent Co-op is a not for profit preschool designed by working families, for working families. The school currently accepts students between the ages of 2 to 5 and will soon accept 15 month olds as well. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://parentcoop.squarespace.com/.
Tsukasa Taiko Community Ensemble. 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Free. 773-256-1248. Taiko drum and dance with the intergenerational group of Asian Improv aRts Midwest performers. Join Asian Improv aRts Midwest as they demonstrate taiko drumming and the difference between traditional festival taiko and the kind of performance taiko that has developed in the U.S. since the 1970’s. In traditional costumes and with traditional drums and bachi, every age group is represented, from 4 to 64, demonstrating that taiko is for everyone. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Super Babies Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free . 312-747-0511. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements recommended for children ages 0-18 months. This fun, baby program is typically 25 to 30 minutes. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Harvest Tables at Gary Comer Youth Center. 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Gary Comer Youth Center South entrance, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. We offer an array of seasonally picked produce, herbs and flowers grown and harvested by our youth. We double up LINK purchases and accept WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons. For more information visit www.garycomeryouthcenter.org.
Movies in the Parks: The Lego Batman Movie. 8:15 p.m. – 10 p.m. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-7138. Movies in the Parks is Chicago’s favorite summertime tradition, bringing big-screen entertainment to a park near you! For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com