Category: All About NPN

Top 6 NPN Events in August

It’s the middle of summer and you need a break from the street fests, splash pads, and the ice-cream cart. Mix it up with these August events! NPN has something for everyone this month and every month. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to play and learn with NPN!

8/2 – Summer Jam Sound Check with Merry Music Makers. Children ages 4 - 8 years old are invited to this fun summer camp sampler! Craft a box violin, try out a real violin and guitar in the instrument petting zoo, enjoy mus...

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

Top 5 NPN Events This Week

Let's face it, Mother Nature hasn't given us the greatest summer weather yet. Here are a handful of great NPN events to get you out of the rain!

6/23 - Speed Sitting with Urban Sitter at the Land of Nod. Mix and mingle with local babysitters from UrbanSitter. NPN members who attend this event and sign up for UrbanSitter on the night of the event receive a $75 credit on UrbanSitter! Also, enjoy 10% off most items at the Land of Nod on the day of the event. 

6/24 - Bring Out the Gift...

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM by Christa Reed

NPN Has a Group for That!

Are you looking to connect with other parents with whom you have something in common? We can help you find your niche.

Our calendar is filled with events. Parent-volunteers lead most of our groups and plan events for all types of families.

Here is a sample of their unique offerings:

Postpartum Discussion Group for Moms – An opportunity to meet other moms who are working through the same excitement and challenges as you. This group will facilitate discussions that will address p...

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 4:47 PM by Amy Johnson

Top 5 NPN Resources for Expecting Parents!

We are constantly meeting new families that are looking for the resources they need as they begin the exciting journey of parenting in Chicago. Whether you are new to the city or born and raised (like myself), NPN has some really amazing resources for the newly pregnant family. 

Here are 5 AWESOME ways to get a GREAT value out of your NPN membership when you're expecting:

5. Parent Perks. Your NPN membership gives  you thousands of dollars of potential discounts including deal...

Posted on May 05, 2015 at 7:45 AM by Christa Reed

Run/Walk to Support Lurie Children’s Kids

NPN is all about the kids so on May 17th we hope you'll Walk-Run-Move for the kids of Lurie Children's Hospital!

Lace them Up

Lace up your running shoes and register for the May 17th Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago! The race is an inspirational, fun and family-friendly event and a great way to bring family and friends together for an important cause – the 174,000 children cared for at Lurie Children’s each year. Race...

Posted on May 05, 2015 at 6:14 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Continues to Provides Benefits to Chicago Parents Through Local Employers

CHICAGO, IL – Continuing to offer city parents the most valuable resources possible, Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago (NPN) is introducing a new partnership with Leo Burnett that will provide support for working parents in Chicago.  NPN has had workplace partnerships with local companies to provide them with discounted (or free) NPN memberships as a benefit to their employment since 2012. Chicago-based Leo Burnett, is the largest corporation to partner with NPN to date.

NPN Exec...

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 7:38 AM by Christa Reed

Run/Walk to Support Lurie Children’s Kids!

It's all about the kids! NPN is spreading the word about the Lurie Children's Run/Walk Sunday, May 17th. Join this important fundraiser and get moving today for the kids at Lurie Children's!


When: Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m.

Where: Soldier Field (Stadium Green), 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Parking: Available in the Waldron Lot for $20

Cost: Adults: $39, Child (3-12): $5, Toddler (2 & under): Free

Register here!

Lace up you...

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 7:15 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN's 35th Birthday Party: Get Your Tix NOW!

When our staff realized that we were approaching our 35th birthday, we knew we couldn't just throw a run-of-the-mill party. We are humbled and amazed by the continuous support we get from the local community. We truly believe Chicago is a wonderful place for children and want to do what we can to empower parents, with everything from providing social networks to parent education. Our larger events like these are what we like to call FUNdraisers. They help us continue in our mission and sup...

Posted on March 09, 2015 at 9:55 AM by Christa Reed

8 reasons to join NPN, Chicago's top parenting resource | NPNparents.org

Obviously, we think joining NPN is an essential part of being a connected, informed and happy parent in Chicago. And for today, February 29 (a.k.a. Leap Day), only, new memberships and renewals are just $29 with promo code LEAPDAY2016. That kind of deal only happens every four years—take advantage here!

Need more convincing? Check out our list of stellar member benefits below.

But first, a little background on NPN: We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to ...

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:20 AM by Christa Reed

Warm Up, Get Out & Play with NPN!

So, the ridiculousless of the storm from Super Bowl Sunday is behind us. You've dug the car out, no excuses. Shake off your boots and warm up with NPN this February with 15 playdates all over the city! Don't let the slush prevent you from getting out and meeting news friends this winter. 

2/7 - Valentine's Day Building Project Playdate

2/12 - Western Springs Wiggleworms Class

2/12 - Playgroup at Skokie Exploritorium

2/13 - Valentine Playdate At Kidville

2/13 - Playdate ...

Posted on February 06, 2015 at 11:00 AM by Christa Reed