US Soccer Viewing Party Tonight In Grant Park!
As part of U.S. Soccer’s yearlong Centennial Celebration and with support from the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Chicago Sports Commission, U.S. Soccer is hosting a viewing party in Grant Park on Tuesday, June 18, for the crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Honduras.
Watch the match LIVE on the GIANT SCREEN in Grant Park.
The match, which will be televised on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas, will be shown on a 19’x33’ GoVision high-definition mobile giant screen at the Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park between Jackson Drive and Monroe Street.
Pre-match activities begin at 4 p.m. and the match itself will start at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public
Chicago Public Library Welcomes City’s First “Fab Lab”
Next month, the Chicago Public Library will open the city’s first free “maker space” on the third floor of Harold Washington Library in the Loop. The pop-up fabrication lab will offer the public access to 3D printers, laser cutters, a milling machine and a vinyl cutter as well as a variety of supporting design software.
The facility is the first to come out of the CPL Innovation Lab, an effort to introduce new technologies to city residents. And the library is the first in a large city to experiment with a “maker space,” the city says. Though it will be similar to maker spaces at the Museum of Science and Industry and Pumping Station: One, this fab lab will be free to all.
The space opens July 8 and will close at year-end. After its six-month run, the library says it will consider hosting labs in neighborhood branches.
The space fits into a growing movement of hands-on collaborative learning environments that allow people to come together and exchange ideas in the pursuit of innovation, and was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer Chicagoans the opportunity to learn firsthand new technologies and skills used in today’s manufacturing at the library,” Library Commissioner Brian Bannon said in a statement. “The maker lab is the first of several ideas we plan to test over the next few years in the Innovation Lab, as we focus on expanding access to 21st century ideas and information to our communities.”