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Roseland Youth Group Hosting 24 Hours Of Music, Food, Back-To-School Giveaways And More

Kids Off The Block is hosting its 24-Hour All Night Peace Jam, a day-long event with free food, performances and activities.

Diane Latiker is the founder of Kids Off The Block.
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ROSELAND — A Far South Side community group will celebrate peace and kids returning to school with free activities for 24 hours this weekend.

Kids Off The Block is hosting its 24-Hour All Night Peace Jam noon Saturday-noon Sunday at 11618 S. Michigan Ave. The day-long community event will have free food, music, contests, prizes and more, according to a Facebook post.

It’s the nonprofit’s first 24-hour community event since 2018.

On Saturday, there will be a back-to-school giveaway, a performance by the South Shore Drill Team, a performance by Kids Off The Block, a dunk tank, a game truck, a 360-degree photo booth, a giant boxing ring, bounce houses and rock climbing.

There will also be free food, music and double dutch. Tournaments, including a mechanical bull tournament, a bingo tournament, a spades tournament and others, will begin 7 p.m. Saturday. Winners of each tournament will win $100 cash prizes. 

On Sunday, there will be a free breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m., free haircuts 8-11 a.m., yoga sessions, performances, a peace skit from Kids Off The Block, a corner prayer and a glam truck.

The first 20 people to get vaccinated during the event will receive $50.

There will also be free food trucks, a community mural painting, karaoke and midnight movie showings.

Those looking for more information on the 24-Hour All Night Peace Jam or wanting to donate can call 773-941-6864 or go to the Kids Off The Block website.

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