Chicago Returns Week, as declared by Mayor Lightfoot, will be hosted May 2-6. Join us in coming back to work in your office for the chance to win prizes! Join the activations and events downtown and celebrate coming back to work.
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Coming back to work for the first time in a long time? Coming back only a few days a week? We’re here to help make your transition easier. Join us the week of May 2nd back downtown for a chance to win prizes and build community! All Chicago workers who return to the office during the week of May 2nd and tag @chicagoreturns or #chicagoreturns on social media will be eligible for our prize drawing!
Our prizes include:
EVENTS & ACTIVATIOINS
Downtown office buildings and businesses are participating in Chicago Returns Week in a number of ways including promotions, hosting public activations and tenant events, and lighting up the sky blue. New: The following activations are being held in conjunction with Chicago Returns Week:
Monday - Friday, May 2nd - 6th, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the 1000s of tulips on the Mag Mile that should be in full bloom for Chicago Returns Week and share your springtime photos.
Tuesday, May 3rd, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Week of Mexico: Enjoy musical performance by Juan Diego Rojas andtraditional dances by the National Folkloric Ballet of Chicago, along with the inauguration of "Magic Carpets" display, inspired by traditional elements from Mexico and Chicago!
Tuesday, May 3rd from 11:30am to 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy the multimedia art exhibit, Spectrum: Reimagined at 150 Media Stream, in the lobby of 150 N Riverside Plaza – a multi-media live performance featuring Urban Jazz by Joel Hall Dancers (choreography by Jacqueline Sinclair), accompanied by instrumentalists from Mind Exchange Music and against the backdrop of George Berlin’s animation ‘Spectrum’ on the uniquely structured 150 Media Stream. Renowned floral designer Zac Hall will transform the lobby area into a lush natural landscape. The performance aims to reinvigorate an iconic urban space by placing focus on community and energetic exchange that happens when we interact with each other.
Wednesday, May 4th, from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Transwestern and Accenture Tower are offering a complimentary outdoor yoga class to anyone who works in the Loop at 2 North Riverside.
Wednesday, May 4, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Life is a Marathon 2022: Make sure your morning commute includes the Thompson Center at Lake Street between Lasalle and Clark to soak up some true “marathon spirit!” Members of the Chicago Loop Alliance will be there to greet you with posters, smiles & good cheer and root you on through the morning rush hour at Life is a Marathon 2022!
Wednesday, May 4, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pop up to the 4th Floor Outdoor Terrace for music. (Program will move indoors to Catalog Level 1 near the water feature off Wacker in the event of inclement weather).
(weather permitting) or Lobby Level Wednesday, May 4th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Shop at the Community Market on the plaza offering sample food items, spa services, and raffles. In case of inclement weather, the market will be held at the lobby level.
Wednesday May 4 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Enjoy dueling pianos from Howl2Go by Howl at the Moon on Pioneer Court.
Wednesday, May 4 from 12-1 p.m.
There will be live music on thee garden plaza
Live Band: Rick Lindy and The Wild Ones.
Wednesday, May 4th, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Join Bond Collective for a complimentary Happy Hour on the 10th floor of the Civic Opera House at 20 N. Wacker Drive.
Thursday, May 5, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m
Live music on the plaza over lunch.
Live Band: Keiethen Banks Band.
Thursday, May 5 from 11:30 am -1 pm
Cinco de Mayo’ band in the park ‘Projecto 7’ for public enjoyment (weather permitting otherwise inside in Winter Garden area).
Thursday, May 5, from 5 p.m - 8 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Tortazo with extended hours, bar and food specials and live music in Catalog Level 1 off Jackson Entrance.
Friday, May 6th, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dance with GiGi: A variety of music from 70’s disco, 80’s pop, and 90’s hip hop/R&B. Each session will include cultural dances as well!
Thursday, May 12 from 12-2 p.m.
There will be music on the plaza between 141 W. Jackson and 111 W. Jackson (Jackson/LaSalle). Live Band: James & Friends Acoustic (jamesandfriendsacoustic.com)
THE FIRST 1,000 COMMUTERS TO SIGN UP ONLINE will receive a barcode for one free 12-hour parking session during Chicago Returns Week, May 2-May 6. Visit www.MillenniumGarages.com/ChicagoReturns to claim your free downtown parking.
With facilities beneath Millennium, Maggie Daley, and Grant Parks, Millennium Garages offers convenient, affordable daily and monthly parking to help employers and employees navigate their post-COVID commutes.
The first 100 uses of the promo code CHIRETURNS22 will get a $5 credit. Divvy Classic, ebike, and scooter are allowed. Promo is valid for 3 months from redemption.
Parking.com is excited to welcome you back to the office, save 10% off daily parking during Chicago Returns week May 2-May 6. Book your parking with us and save on fees!
May 2 - May 13
Take $3 off your $10 purchase at Corner Bakery valid at any Chicago location. Click here for more info. Valid through May 13.
Free side with all entrees all day May 3-May 5 with online promo code CHICAGORETURNS and this in-store graphic at:
Willis Tower/233 S Wacker
Riverside Plaza/150 N Riverside
Plaza Lakeshore East/340 E Randolph St
River North/414 N Wells St
May 2 - May 6
Free small coffee with any purchase at their 52 W. Randolph location.
May 2 - May 7
Receive 10% off parking with promo code CHICAGORETURNS10.
Free Access to the WeWork community workspace at 448 N LaSalle location for the day during business hours May 2-May 6. Register now - registration for each day will close at noon the day prior.