Tickets are $5 for your entire family, OR FREE, if you bring a canned food item to contribute to the Green Family Festival / Catholic Charities* Food Drive. You can purchase tickets at the door or by pass the lines and order tickets ahead of time - registration will be open soon.
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*Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese operates 10 food pantries in the Chicago area; four in the City of Chicago and additional locations in Cicero, Des Plaines, Worth, South Holland, Summit and Waukegan. Overall, Catholic Charities Food Pantries have seen an increase in clients of 46% from 2008 to 2009. In addition to food, families who come to Catholic Charities tap into a wide network of services that can assist them in regaining self-sufficiency, such as case management, and affordable housing resources. Learn more about Charities each month by reading The Voice of Charity, a column by Rev. Michael M. Boland, Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, in the Irish American News and the Catholic New World. You can also visit www.catholiccharities.net.
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The Green Family Festival will be held at the beautiful Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630, seven miles north of downtown. It is located within a few minutes of both the Kennedy and Edens Expressways, and is also accessible via public transportation. If you're driving, you'll enjoy the FREE PARKING! There will be bike racks too, in case you're biking.
Northbound: Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to Wilson Avenue. Take a right on Wilson and go one block east. The IAHC is located on the left.
Southbound traffic from the Kennedy Expressway: Exit at Lawrence Avenue, turn left and take a right on Kilpatrick Avenue. The IAHC is two blocks down on the left.
Southbound traffic from the Edens Expressway: Exit at Wilson Avenue. Take a left and go one block. The IAHC is located on the left.
CTA directions: Take the blue line L train to the Montrose station. Walk east on Montrose to Kilbourn. Make a left on Kilbourn to Wilson Avenue and make a left on Wilson to Knox Avenue. Turn right onto Knox Avenue.
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There is plenty of free parking for Chicago's Green Family Festival, as well as free street parking surrounding the Irish American heritage Center. If needed, there will also be satellite parking at various near-by lots within easy walking distance.
If you're biking to the Green Family Festival, bike racks will be available as well at the north entrance of the building.
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