earthdayCHICAGO – To celebrate Earth Day, share information on reducing our carbon footprint and promote cleaning up our planet, State Senator Mike Simmons is inviting community members to join him at the Institute of Cultural Affairs’ Earth Day Celebration. 

The celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Family Historical 4628 N. Winthrop Ave., Chicago. The ICA is hosting the event with Wards 46 and 48, along with the Uptown Chamber of Commerce.

“Our planet deserves love and care, and as someone who is constantly riding my bike or taking a stroll outside, I am excited to participate in this Earth Day Celebration to do my part in helping our environment,” said Simmons (D-Chicago). “I invite everyone to attend this event to learn more about caring for the Earth, while also enjoying the beautiful outdoors.”

The event will include live music, rhythm movement, conversation tables, prizes and food. Senator Simmons will speak at 1 p.m.

In addition to the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, the ICA will offer Sunrise Yoga along the Lake at 8 a.m. at Lawrence and Lake Michigan, as well as Clean & Green Community Cleanup events at Brenneman Elementary School, Buttercup Park and Lake Michigan.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Simmons’ district office at 773-769-1717.