May 9, 2017

CDOT Community Meeting
to Discuss Near-term Transportation Improvements at the Intersection of Milwaukee Ave, North Ave and Damen Ave
Date:  Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 7:30PM:
Open House from 5:30 - 6:00PM
Presentation and Q&A from 6:00 - 7:00PM
Open House from 7:00 - 7:30PM
Location: A.N. Pritzker School Auditorium, 2009 W Schiller St, Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in conjunction with Alderman Moreno (1st Ward), Alderman Hopkins (2nd Ward), Alderman Waguespack (32nd Ward) and the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33, is hosting a community meeting to discuss near-term improvements for people walking, biking, riding transit, and driving at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, North Avenue, and Damen Avenue. Improvements to the intersection will be considered along with other low-cost improvements on Milwaukee Ave between Armitage Avenue and Division Street. Please attend to learn about citywide pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety initiatives, hear about proposed improvements for the area included in the recently released Wicker Park Bucktown Master Plan, and to provide input on uses and challenges for people walking, biking, riding transit, or driving at this intersection. 

For additional information, please call the Department of Transportation at (312) 744-3600, or email

May Networking Mixer at 826CHI
When: May 10th, 2017, 6-8pm
Where: 826CHI, 1276 N Milwaukee Ave
Come join us for our monthly networking mixer, this month at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply store. Drinks, food and fun will be served up. This event is FREE to members and $10 for all those looking to meet their neighbors!
Get a FREE BEER when You Power The Stage at Green Music Fest!
Looking for a great way to gain exposure for your group or company while team building in an active and eco-conscious way? Please join our efforts to power the south stage at Green Music Fest! Click here for more info

Are you looking to enjoy live music and help the environment this summer? 
Consider joining Bright Beat as an ECO EDUCATOR at Wicker Park's Green Music Fest, June 10-11! Soak up the sun, music and festivities while ECO EDUCATING the public and helping keep the event's recycling and compost streams clean. In exchange for Eco Educating, individual earn two free concert tickets* to Subterranean or Beat Kitchen, free admission to the fest and a free food voucher for each shift completed. *Restrictions apply. Learn more, pick your shift and secure your spot today by filling out the  online application.

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.
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
April certainly brought the showers! if you want May to bring lots of flowers, used coffee grounds headed for the trash can definitely find a better home in your garden (they can be great for the soil!) Just be sure to spread them out carefully to prevent mold from growing. Newspapers - although recyclable - also can act as mulch or a weed deterrent by laying them flat around your plants. .

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 , attend a Commission Meeting , a Committee meeting or contact Jessica,

News from the Committees
On Wednesday, May 10th, the Promote Committee meets at 8:30 am at Radiance Fine Jewelry (2139 N. Damen). On Thursday, May 11th, the Transportation Committee meets at 8:30 am at the WPB Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland).  Join us!

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out

Wicker Park Advisory Council May Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 9 at 7-8:30pm
Where: Wicker Park Field House-East Meeting Room #1

When: Thursday May 11, 7-9pm (Adults Only)
Where: Shapiro Ballroom - 1612 W Chicago Ave.

Saint Stan's Open House
When: Thursday, May 11, 5:30pm
Where:  1255 N. Noble
2141 West North Avenue

When: May 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Fringe / A Salon Inc
1437 N Milwaukee Ave

The Annual Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale Fundraiser
When: May 13 - 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen

Roberto Clemente Festival
When:  Saturday, May 20th, 1-5 p.m
Where : McDonald's 1951 N Western Ave

When: April 8 - June 3, 2017
Where: Monique Meloche Gallery
2154 W Division Street

Ukrainian National Museum
Art Exhibit by Olga & Ivan Karakul & 
Tetiana & Mykhaylo Vytiahlovskyi
When : May 5- May 28, 2017 
Where : Ukrainian National Museum

Jackson Junge Gallery
When: May 12, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Where: Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave 

Bucktown Garden Walk 
When: Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th from 10am - 5pm
Where: Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Avenue

A New Look Art Exhibit
When: April 8th - June 3rd
Where: Monique Meloche, 2154 W Division St

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Green Music Fest 2017 Headliners Announced
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and alternative rock band July Talk as headlining artists for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, June 10 and 11, 2017. Additional artists will be announced leading up to the festival. For full 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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