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Humboldt Park beach will reopen in early August Niko Apostal 07/21/16

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Residents of west side neighborhoods like Logan Square, Avondale, Bucktown and Humboldt Park take note: the once defunct Humboldt Park beach will reopen in early August with a full slate of activities. According to DNAinfo, festivities will kick off Aug. 5 and will feature movie screenings (“Jaws” and “Finding Nemo” among them) and a live performance called Fantasmagorie that will combine dance, music and visuals on floating platforms in the lagoon. (Those performances will take place on Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 6 and are best viewed from the Boathouse.)

The restoration of the Humboldt Park beach was led by a group of residents who wanted to restore the beach after the Chicago Park District closed it last year due to expenses.

Celebrations are scheduled for:

  • August 5, 6-9 p.m.
  • August 6, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 7,  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The festivities will be family friendly. So grab a blanket and a cooler and enjoy the re-dedication of the Humboldt Park beach!

*Photo courtesy of Flickr user Daniel X. O’Neil.

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