Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Movies in the Park start Thursday, June 6
Love catching a movie in the great outdoors? Oswego’s Movies in the Park series returns starting Thursday, June 6, with outdoor movie experiences that are fun for the whole family.
Thanks to a partnership with the City of Yorkville, Oswego residents will have the regular Movies in the Park season, plus the opportunity to see Incredibles 2 at Raging Waves Waterpark and a retro drive-in movie showing of The Greatest Showman at the Park N Ride lot.
Movies in the Park is free to residents, and food or treat vendors will be selling snacks most dates. Films begin at dusk, approximately 8 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.
Parking is free, based upon availability.
The 2019 Movies in the Park season includes:
- Thursday, June 6: Incredibles 2 at Raging Waves. The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Mr. Incredible must manage the house while his wife Helen, a.k.a. Elastigirl, goes out to save the world. Rated ages 8+ by Commonsense Media. Location: Raging Waves Water Park. Pre-film activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Please note: No outside food or beverages are allowed at this location, however, the Hungry Croc Restaurant will be open for service.
- Thursday, June 20: The Secret Life of Pets. The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Rated ages 6+ by Common Sense Media. Location: Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill.
- Thursday, July 18: Mary Poppins Returns. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Rated ages 6+ by Common Sense Media. Location: Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill.
- Thursday, August 8: The Greatest Showman at the Dine N Drive. This musical biopic about the life of PT Barnum celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Rated ages 10+ by Common Sense Media. Location: Oswego Park N Ride, Station Drive. There is limited visibility in some locations; lawn chairs recommended.
Make a splash at a discounted rate, then see Incredibles 2
Join the Village of Oswego and the City of Yorkville for a whole day of fun, with discounted tickets to Raging Waves Waterpark. Purchase general admission (over 48 inches) tickets to Raging Waves for Thursday, June 6, for just $15.99 then stay for the movie, and get a free bag of popcorn. Purchase discounted tickets at www.ragingwaves.com using code INCREDIBLES19. This special cannot be combined with any other promos or discounts. The ticket and popcorn voucher are only valid on Thursday, June 6.
Movie-goers who do not purchase Raging Waves tickets can enter the park for free at 6:30 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment including a bounce house, DJ, and more. Enter at the southwest gate from the parking lot.
Dine N Drive at the Park N Ride
Oswego and Yorkville will also host a retro drive-in movie experience at the Park N Ride lot, on Station Drive in Oswego, for The Greatest Showman. Bring the whole family to watch the film from your car, plus enjoy food from area food trucks, and pre-movie family-friendly activities, beginning at 7 p.m.
For more information, including a full calendar of family-friendly events happening all summer long in Oswego, visit www.GoOswego.org.
INFORMATION ABOUT STORM CLEANUP
Clean-up efforts are continuing throughout this week following widespread storm damage that occurred on Memorial Day throughout the Village of Oswego.
Storms on Memorial Day weekend caused downed trees and localized flooding throughout Oswego. Public Works crews will be working extra shifts throughout this week to clear felled trees and debris, and the Village will be deploying additional equipment from assisting agencies. In addition, crews from other communities have been deployed to help clear debris from the hardest-hit areas of town.
Crews will be taking down damaged trees and collecting brush throughout the week. Because of the extensive damage in some parts of town, crews will concentrate on the hardest-hit areas first. The work is expected to continue through the following week, when regular brush collection is scheduled to resume. All Oswego residents should place their brush at the curb as they clean up from this weekend’s storms and crews will collect it over the next few weeks.
Leaves and Roadway Flooding
A streetsweeper is being deployed to conduct an additional sweep of roadways and gutters. With additional rain expected this week, residents can assist in preventing additional roadway flooding by using a rake or shovel to clear leaves from clogged storm drains. Pile excess leaves away from the street to prevent the clog from recurring.
Leaves may be bagged and stickered for collection on your regular garbage day, or composted. No special leaf pick-up is scheduled as crews remain focused on clearing felled trees and other debris.
The Village cannot accept tree removal waste generated by a contractor. If you hire a tree service to remove a damaged or felled tree from your property, the contractor is required to haul any waste generated.
To report a damaged Village-owned tree, major flooding, or other issue, you have two options:
- The Village of Oswego’s Click N Fix app is available for iPhone and Android, or on the Village’s website at http://www.oswegoil.org/i-want-to/report/a-problem.aspx. You’ll be prompted to enter the location and details about the issue, you can take a photo, and you can receive notification when the issue is resolved.
- To talk to a live person, call Public Works at 630-554-3242 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
More storms predicted this week
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central and northeast Illinois that predicts additional thunderstorms Tuesday evening with a possibility of additional hail, winds up to 60 m.p.h., and additional flooding. Residents should remain alert and check forecasts. Additional storms are expected on Thursday, and scattered showers and storms may occur throughout the week.
A flood warning is in effect for the area though Saturday, June 1.
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