CHICAGO—Mobile Makers is set to host its first-ever “Maker-Tinker-Thinker Block Party” on May 13 at 3390 W Bloomingdale Ave, in partnership with several neighborhood organizations, including The Waste Shed, West Town Bikes, Palenque LSNA, Chicago Tool Library, OnWord Skate Collective, and Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail. Mobile Makers is a nonprofit organization that offers youth design and skill-building workshops.

The event will feature a range of activities, including music, food, performances, and hands-on stations aimed at providing attendees with opportunities to learn new skills, build, and connect through community conversations.

The “Maker-Tinker-Thinker Block Party” is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of We Will Chicago, and is open to all ages. The event, which runs from 11 AM to 5 PM, is expected to draw large crowds from the community and beyond.

According to Mobile Makers, the event is a celebration of the spirit of creativity and innovation, and a chance for attendees to engage with each other and explore new ideas. The organizers say that they are excited to bring the community together in a safe and fun way, and to showcase the talent and ingenuity of Chicagoans from all walks of life.

The event promises to be a unique and memorable experience, offering something for everyone, whether it’s building and tinkering at the activity stations, enjoying the music and performances, or simply enjoying the company of friends and neighbors.


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