September 2020
This September, revisit area favorites like Kohl Children's Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden and Illinois Holocaust Museum. Enjoy an outdoor meal and discover something new this month with outdoor concerts offered by the North Shore Center for Performing Arts and Evanston SPACE as well as drive-in family movie nights and new stores at Westfield Old Orchard. For a listing of more September events, click here.
Kohl Children’s Museum (Special Programming)
While Phase 4 “Restore Illinois” guidelines have prohibited museums from opening interactive exhibits, it’s not surprising that Kohl Children’s Museum put its creative forces to use to offer two very exciting (and safe) programs: Kohl Kids Live and V.I.P. (Very Important Play) Sessions. Advanced reservations are required for both.
North Shore Favorites for Outdoor Dining
Sadly, our warm weather doesn’t last forever, so be sure to make time to enjoy outdoor dining while you can! And, if you’re looking for some recommendations, we’ve got you covered! Our team has compiled a list of North Shore al fresco faves, as well as the prettiest patios. Enjoy!
Suite Getaways at the Westin Chicago North Shore

30 Suites Available. Starting at $189/nt. 
Call 847-777-6560 to reserve. Deluxe/Presidential Suites Include Parlor and Connector.
Chicago Botanic Garden September Happenings
Planning a trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden? Be sure to visit Butterflies & Blooms (through September 20) and the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America (through October 11). You’ll also want to experience The Grand Tram Tour (through October 25), which takes you on a narrated 2.3-mile tour of the Garden.
Shop & Stroll Winnetka

Shop indoors and outdoors as you stroll the neighborhood. Mask on. Wash up. Be kind.
Outdoor Sounds
Outdoor concerts continue this month including Chicago Philharmonics (Sun, Sept. 13) and The Flat Cats (Sat, Oct. 3) at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie. The Evanston Space Summer Stage Shows feature several outdoor concerts including Isaiah Sharkey on September 12. Get your tickets today!
Find the Perfect Open Air Dining in Downtown Evanston

Whether you are grabbing coffee with friends, taking a colleague to lunch, enjoying a special date night or toasting a beautiful summer evening, you’ll find the perfect open air dining spot in downtown Evanston.
New Store Openings at Westfield Old Orchard
Westfield Old Orchard is pleased to announce new store openings including Amazon 4-Star and Warby Parker. Amazon 4-Star, as you may have guessed, only offers items that have 4-star ratings, is a top seller or is new and trending on Amazon. Warby Parker offers designer eyewear at revolutionary prices.
North Shore Farmers Markets

Grab your beautiful flowers, fruits and veggies, baked goodies, cheese and more at your North Shore Farmers Market!
Drive-in Family Movie
Skokie Park District’s Drive-In Movies have been so popular, and there are two more in September. Reserve your car for a family-fun viewing of Shrek (Thurs. Sept. 3) and Ferris Beuller's Day Off (Thurs. Sept. 17 - tickets on sale Sept. 10). The price is $15 per vehicle.
September In-Person Networking Event
When: Thursday September 17, 8:00am - 9:30am
Where: The Grove
We can’t wait to see your masked face! No really, we are looking forward to the new world of networking, in the safest way possible. Join us outside at The Grove in their outdoor pavilion. Network with fellow CNSCVB Members. Enjoy prepacked bites and beverages while networking with fellow CNSCVB members. Space is limited to 30 for this event. The cost for this event is $10.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Engel (CNSCVB Manager of Advertising and Membership) at
Click here to learn more about our virtual member events happening this month.
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