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When: Sun., May 20, 10 a.m. 2012

Treat the kids to a day of serene kite flying and fresh air courtesy of one of the world's most powerful intergovernmental military alliances. In a blatant grab for good PR, the NATO Chicago Summit partners with the City of Chicago to present the 14th annual Kids and Kites Festival. Free kite-making supplies are provided for junior war hawks, and there will be an entirely unironic workshop on the history and tradition of Afghan fighter kites. Afternoon festivities feature an aerial assault of sweets known as the Big Kite Candy Drop. The event is sponsored in part by Boeing. I swear I did not make this up. —Jamie Keiles


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