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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide: Mother’s Day Edition

Posted on May 10, 2018

This weekend, we’re celebrating Mom! From fancy celebrations to casual outings, Chicago’s Lincoln Park is the perfect place to enjoy time spent with family and friends.

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Family Fun

Mother’s Day Celebration @ NY Kids Club
Create unique cards and have a great time playing in their state-of-the-art gym space and singing fun thematic tunes in a sing-along with a live guitarist. The party includes a pizza dinner for the children and prosecco and hors d’oeuvres for adults.

Friday, May 11
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
NY Kids Club – Chicago
2727 N. Lincoln

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical @ Emerald City Theatre
Join us on the hunt for your dearest stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny, in this comedic adaptation of the Caldecott Honor Book by Mo Willems! After losing the beloved toy rabbit at the laundromat, a desperate dad, a merry mom, and toddler Trixie learn the power in communicating, even when there are no words. With stage design inspired by illustrations straight from the book, this treasured tale is an ECT audience favorite.

Use code LUVMOM for Buy One, Get One Free tickets to the following performances:
Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Mother’s Day Card Making @ Vanille Patisserie
Stop by Vanille Patisserie on Clark Street on Saturday and decorate a card for Mom. Receive a free Mother’s Day card ready for your design with any purchase.

Saturday, May 12
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vanille Patisserie
2108 N. Clark

Mothers Day Mini Photo Sessions @ Hummingbird Studios
Are you always the one behind the camera? Our Mother’s Day Mini Sessions are the perfect opportunity to let us take some beautiful pictures of you and your kids that you can treasure forever. Sessions last 30 mins and include all the usable high res digital images with printing rights. Grandma welcome too!

Saturday, May 12 and Saturday, May 20
Sessions Available throughout the Day
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Food & Drink

Lincoln Park Weekend Brunch

If you want to take Mom to brunch, you’ve got lots of great options in Lincoln Park. Check out our Weekend Brunch Guide for ideas and make sure to call in advance to make reservations!

Dinner & Drinks

End the day with dinner and drinks at one of Lincoln Park’s awesome restaurants. From fine dining to more casual fare, Lincoln Park has the perfect spot for you.

Shopping & Treats

Check out these Lincoln Park shops for Mother’s Day specials and treats throughout the weekend.

All She Wrote
825 W. Armitage

Art Effect
934 W. Armitage

The Frame Shop
2306 N. Lincoln

2707 N. Clark

557 W. Diversey

For a complete list of shops, check out our Lincoln Park Stylish Directory to help you find a gift that Mom will love.


Sometimes the best gift you can give Mom is time with you. Treat her to dinner and a show or spend the day on the lakefront with a stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo and drinks at The Lakefront Restaurant at Theater on the Lake.

Check out our Lincoln Park Cultural Guide for a complete list of cultural destinations in the neighborhood.

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