April 11th, 2017

April Mixer at Urbanbelly
When: Wed., April 12th, 6-8pm
Where: Urbanbelly, 1542 N. Damen
Join us for our monthly networking mixer, this month at Urbanbelly. There will be food, drinks and opportunities to meet dozens of members and residents from the Wicker Park Bucktown area. RSVP here.

Urbanebelly is also part of one of Chicago's top food tours. When you come tomorrow ask about Chicago Food Planet and their food tours.  

Be A Sponsor at One of Our Many Events
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce puts on numerous events every year including, but not limited to Wicker Park Fest, Green Music Fest, ChillFest, WPB Fall 
DinnerCrawl and many other events that your 
For advertising options, talk to Anthony.

Neighborhood Guide Release Party
When: Thur., May 4th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave
Save the Date for our annual WPB Neighborhood Guide Release Party! Where Magazine is producing our guide again this year after all the compliments we received on how great it turned out last year. Come out to The Den Theatre, who is helping us celebrate on Thursday, May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. Local businesses, residents, community partners and Chicagoland concierges are encouraged to attend for a first look at the guide and a night of neighborhood revelry.

Wicker Park Fest 2017 Call for Artists
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce & SSA #33 are accepting proposals for the Arts Section of Wicker Park Fest on July 29-30th, 2017. We are seeking visually-compelling performance and/or installation art for the duration of the music festival. Proposals are due Friday, April 21. For more information, see the Call for Artists on our website.

business_shaking_hands.jpg News from the Committees
On Wednesday. April 19th the Marketing Committee will meet at 9am at the WPB Chamber office, 1414 N Ashland Ave. Please email us and let us know you will attend. 

Wicker Park Fest Vendor & Sponsor Opportunities Available!
Vendor and sponsor opportunities are now available for Wicker Park Fest 2017!  As one of Chicago's most anticipated summer  festivals , and dubbed "Chicago's Best Street  Festival  of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune,  Wicker   Park   Fest  is one of Chicago's top-drawing  festivals , attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up.  Wicker   Park   Fest  is Chicago's longest two-day neighborhood street  festival  and  presents a unique opportunity to get your brand in front of 70,000  fest -goers on  July 29-30, 2017 ! For more info, email Pamela Maass.

Apply for Green Music Fest 2017!
Leveraging live music and a discerning crowd of over 30,000 people, Wicker Park's Green Music Fest demonstrates the power of biking as alternative transportation, and introduces the community to eco-minded lifestyle products, resources and ideas. Green Music Fest offers more affordable opportunities to participate in the neighborhood's vibrant fest scene. Contact Pamela Maass for details.
NEW Neighborhood Safety & Façade Rebate Programs
WPB SSA #33 now provides rebates for security cameras, exterior lighting, repairing broken or graffiti'd windows, and installing anti-smash or anti-graffiti window film. Businesses in the SSA district are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost of a neighborhood safety measure, up to $1,000 per measure.     Additionally, SSA rebates are available for façade improvements, up to $5,000. However, the business or building owner MUST now contact the WPB Chamber and get pre-approval before beginning these improvements.  Read the policies and applications here

Green Message
In anticipation of Arbor Day next month, the WPB Chamber and SSA #33 are once again hanging tree tags on the trees in commercial districts. These information tags advertise the sometimes unknown benefits that trees provide to our neighborhoods! If you'd like to volunteer to help with this effort please contact michael@wickerparkbucktown.com.

WPB SSA 33 Logo Call for Commissioners
Are you interested in helping to direct how a portion of your property tax dollars are spent? Do you own property or have a business in the blue-shaded areas on this map? If so, you could be eligible to join the WPB SSA #33 Commission, a group of volunteer stake-holders who  approve the expenditures of the SSA #33 budget. To learn more, visit www.wickerparkbucktown.org , attend a Commission Meeting , a Committee meeting or contact Jessica, jessica@wickerparkbucktown.com

News from the Committees
Transportation Committee- April meeting is CANCELLED!
SSA #33 Commission meeting- Wednesday, April 19th, 7 pm at the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N Damen
Arts Committee- Tuesday, April 25, 9 am, WPB office, 1414 N Ashland

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya Hosts April Anime Nights
When: Tue., April 11th - Wed., April 12th, 7:00pm
Where: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, 1482 N Milwaukee Ave  
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya in Wicker Park has unveiled the April schedule for their popular Japanese anime movie nights. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Kizuki features a different film beginning at 7 p.m. 
Kizuki has also partnered with a different local charity each week including Meals on Wheels, One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue, and the Children's Place Association. On movie nights, 10-percent of proceeds from a select "Kizuki Care Item". Click here for more information

Spring Art Exhibit 
When: Fri., April 14th, 10am-11:30am
Where: Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W Superior St
We have hundreds and hundreds of eggs filled with candy hidden around the church, and we need your help finding them! Join us after our 10 a.m. service on Palm/Passion Sunday (4/9) to help us hunt for them. All are welcome! 
For more info,   click here.

When: Sat., April 15th, 10am-12pm
Where: Fatpour, 2005 W Division St.
Join Fatpour, Kenza Collection, and Ridges and Stitches Saturday April 15th for a full SATURDAY FUNDAY!! Starting at 10am with Yoga, followed by shopping, brunch, & beer! Complimentary Kombuchamosa post class. Please bring your own mats. Class is free, and brunch buffet is available for purchase. So claim your spot today! More info here.

Bizarre Bucktown Walking Tours
When: Sat., April 15th - Oct. 15th
Where: Flat Iron Building, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave
Small group guided walking tours of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. Experience interactive mysteries, forgotten history, and surprising secrets, all expertly presented by a neighborhood local.
Days and hours vary by the season. Private tours are also available. Advance ticket purchase is required.
For more info,
click here .

Open Mic Night at Pork & Mindy's
When: Thur., April 20th, 9am-1pm
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen
Check out our monthly open mic nights on the third Thursday of every month. They are the third Thursday of each month. 
For more info and to sign up, click here

2nd Ward Shredding Event
When: Sat., April 22nd, 9am-12pm
Where: State Street Parking Lot, 1254 N. State 
You are invited to join Alderman Brian Hopkins for a 2nd Ward Shredding Event on April 22nd. The event will also feature electronics recycling and prescription drug take-backs, through the Cook County Sheriff's Office. For more info, click here

Wine Bottle Painting - Dragonflies
When: Thur., April 27th, 7pm-9pm
Where: Arts N Spirits, 1921 N Damen Ave
Not sure what to do with empty wine bottles after a fun night? Arts N Spirits presents, wine bottle painting. Acrylic painting on wine bottle. Includes one prepped wine bottle. Paint a second wine bottle for just $10! Sign up here

For more local events and deals, please visit our website at wickerparkbucktown.com.
News For All    
Chicago City Markets Bag Design Contest
Chicago high school students who have a passion for art and local foods have a chance to showcase their creativity this spring. COUNTRY Financial® and Chicago City Markets are encouraging students to submit a design for the market's tenth annual reusable bag design contest.  The top design will earn the artist a scholarship and their artwork will grace hundreds of reusable bags to be given to shoppers during the market season. For details, click here.

Sponsor or Donate to the Music/Theatre Series in the Park
Support the The Music/Theatre Series in the Park!  We invite you to help support the performing arts in the park this year. The performing arts in the park have enhanced your  experiences at the WPB Farmers Market for many years.  This year, on eight Sundays at the WPB Farmer's Market in Wicker Park, the Wicker Park Advisory Council (WPAC) will present 4 Music Performances and 4 Theatre performances for the neighborhood's enjoyment as part of the WPAC CREATE SERIES. For more info, click here .

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