Freshly Picked Events: Halloween Edition

Hey Mama Hey!!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. My birthday is the day after so I have the bomb memories of Halloween parties and dressing up in costumes EVERY year. Below is my husband first Halloween together when we were dating! (I was a fallen angel he was Elroy Preston from Martin!)


Fast forward to 2017 and I am no longer going to dance parties in white fishnets, HaHa! However, I am excited to pass on my love for Halloween on to ObieQ. The city is poppin’ with festivities and the list is overwhelming. You have enough on your plate Mama….let me help you! 

Make sure you comment below and let me know where you and your little one are celebrating Halloween!

Here is your Mama Freshly Picked Events: Halloween Edition!


Event: Mama Fresh Costume Storytime

Where: 57th St Books

Time: 10:30a

Cost: Free with RSVP

Join us for a Spooky Silly Storytime! Mama Fresh and the 57th St Books team are excited to Fun for children (and stuffed animal friends) of all ages, but especially those 0-6.  Fresh Mama & Papas you are welcomed in your costume and pajamas too!

Event: Bubbleween

Where:Bubbles Academy

Time: 2p-4p

Cost: Tickets: Use code MAMAFRESH for 15% off the $30 ticket

Join our friends at Bubbles Academy for their annual Halloween Party! This year this celebration is even more special as they promote food-allergy awareness with friends from The Safe + Fair Food Company. They are sponsoring some wonderful nut-allergy-friendly treats, goody bags and a photo booth 🙂  Costumes encouraged! This is a very baby, crawler & toddler friendly party, plus plenty of fun for preschoolers as well!

Plus, the usual Bubbleween Fun!-Live Music-Halloween Art-Trick-or-Treat Open Play-Play areas throughout our entire space-and more!

Event: Creatures of the Night

Where: Garfield Park Conservatory

Time: 12p

Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Halloween treat at the Conservatory – live creatures including owls, snakes, bats,  and many more! Kids and families will learn about unique relationships between animals and plants as they collect treats throughout our building! Kids and adults will…Visit up-close with a variety of live animals, participate in hands-on activities, sing and dance to music.

Event: South Side Story Time with Jarochicanos!

Where: Bing Reading Room

Time: 10a-11a

Cost: Free

It’s the last Sunday of the month and South Side Story Time is back with special hosts Jarochicanos! There will be kid’s apparel shopping from Kido and books available for purchase from 57th Street Books. Come meet other parents and caretakers in the neighborhood. Currency Exchange Café will keep you caffienated with coffee on the house and water or juice for your little one.

Event: Chic A Go Go Halloween Party

Where: Promontory Chicago

Time: Doors open at 12a Party and taping starts at 1p

Cost: Free with RSVP

The Promontory Family Fun Series presents CHIC-A-GO-GO Halloween Dance Party. Kids of all ages – join us at noon on Sunday for a free TV taping of the infamous annual Halloween Chic-A-Go-Go epsidoe in the Promontory’s upstairs music venue. Join veteran hosts Miss Mia and her puppet pal Ratso for dancing, jokes, and family fun. Chic-A-Go-Go combines classic TV entertainment with an original, quirky style. Unlike its dance show predecessors,t. Admission is free for all, and during the event the bar will be serving non-alcoholic cocktails for kids (as well as regular ones for adults). Dancers are welcome to fuel up before or after the taping downstairs at the Promontory’s family-friendly brunch.



Event: Treats on 87th

Where: 8828 S. Stony Island Ave

Time: 7p

Cost: Free

Southeast Chamber’s Business District helps to provide a safe treat trail for community of Avalon Park and Calumet Heights. Stop by participating business to get your treats. The event will end at a wrap up station with a costume photo shoot and lots of sweet treats!


Event: The Green Line Goblins

Where: Currency Exchange x Boxville

Time: 5p-7p

Cost: Free

Two Mama Fresh favorites: Currency Exchange Cafe + Arts and Public Life and Boxville have partnered to together to host one of the coolest events in the city. Festivities kick off near the Green Line stations on both 51st St and 55th St at 5pm. Both sites will have snacks and tone of activities for children and adults. Boxville will have a Haunted box with a fortune teller, a Thriller dance off, and more. CeX is showing a scary movie, will have a photo booth with spooky props and more. Pick a spooky Spot to start and at 6p line up at the Green Line for a train parade to the other site. They are even providing CTA passes. This is not one to miss!


Event: Bronzeville Fall Festival

Where: Hadiya Pendleton Park

Time: 4p-6:30p

Cost: Free

The Bronzeville community is coming together to provide free candy, music and prizes. Parents and residents are welcomed to bring costumes and fun. If you are interested in volunteering and setting up your own table, contact Marcus @ 815-540-7910

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