Plus, details on social distancing circles in Millennium Park and outdoor movies at Navy pier
Time In No. #12 | Tue 25 August, 2020 
Millennium Park’s Great Lawn has reopened with social distancing circles
Millennium Park began reopening to the public in June, and now, Chicagoans can hang out on the Great Lawn once again thanks to social distancing circles that have been painted on the grass to help keep groups 6 feet apart. Take a closer look at the park’s new safety guidelines and pack a picnic (and some sunscreen) for the day!
Navy Pier is moving forward with outdoor movie screenings and concerts this summer
While a long list of events and festivals have been canceled this summer due to limits on gatherings under Chicago's reopening guidelines, Navy Pier is cautiously moving ahead with a slate of free cultural programming, including an outdoor film series, youth-focused Fresh Fest!, and plenty of live music. Check out the full lineup of events and plan ahead.
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Here’s where to find the best
to-go cocktails in Chicago
In case you missed the booziest news of the year, to-go cocktails are now legal in Chicago, which means you can sip pre-mixed drinks crafted by some of the city's best bartenders from the comfort of your home. Take a look at some of the Chicago bars and restaurants that are offering to-go cocktails now—and peep the full list here.
This West Loop bar's Omochi-Kaeri virtual shop has plenty of beautiful pre-mixed beverages to choose from, including the Cherry Blossom Milk Punch with cognac, Japanese whiskey, cherry heering liqueur, sweet vermouth and orange.
Bottled in cute-as-a-button honey bear jars, Arbella's selection of carryout beverages range from classic to complex. You can't go wrong with the Old School, which includes peanut butter and jelly vodka and grape jelly-flavored ice cubes.
Juanjo Pulgarin mixes some of the most intriguing drinks in all of Chicago, and now you can sip his creations on the go. Start with the Vajra House Cocktail, with whiskey, sherry, earl grey crema, lime and raw honey shrub.
Erick Williams's Hyde Park restaurant offers four adult beverages to go: Old Fashioned, margarita, Red Punch and Patience is a Virtue. The latter is a sublime blend of vodka, creme yvette and lime—the perfect summer sipper.
Experience Farnsworth House as it was furnished in 1955
Travel back in time and get to know namesake Dr. Edith Farnsworth through a new tour.
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