April 6th, 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.

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 Dinner Crawl and many other events that your business and branding can be showcased during! 

For advertising options, talk to Anthony

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
The Membership Committee meets Monday, April 10th at 3:30pm at the WPB Chamber office, 1414 N Ashland Ave.  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. 

Join the Wicker Park Farmers Market!
Calling all vendors, musicians, and community groups! The Wicker Park Farmers Market is returning to Wicker Park this summer and we want you to be there!  Applications for vendor spaces, acoustic performance, and spots at the market community table are now available on  our website . Deadline for submissions is Mon. April 10th. Contact Hans Kumler  with questions.

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
On Tuesday, April 11th, Guide Development Committee meets at 8 am at Goddess & Grocer, 1649 N Damen Ave.

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
Spring Art Exhibit Opening
When: Fri., April 7th, 7:00pm
Where: Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W Superior St
You are invited to attend the opening of our spring Art Exhibit by Ukrainian artists, Olga Verbitska and Anna Vykhtyuk Friday, April 7th at 7:00 pm Admission: Adults, $10.00 children under 12-Free. The exhibit will feature oil paintings from both artists showing urban and nature landscapes.  The exhibit will continue through April 30, 2017. The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adults $5.00, Children under 12 - Free. 

Explore art, get some culture and bring a friend! Click here for more info.

Easter Egg Hunt
When: Sun., April 9th, 10am-11:30am
Where: Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1500 N. Hoyne Ave
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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