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March Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

With Spring right around the corner, we are excited for the temperatures to warm up and the days to get longer, giving us a chance to create fun memories out and about on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. With St. Patty's Day and March Madness upon us, and Easter coming up, find out all the places to be, shop, and eat this month on the corridor! 

-The Clark Street Team

Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Check Out The Latest Happenings this Spring at VisitClarkStreet.com

We may have had snow this week, but the spring-like weather is sure to be here soon enough, which means fun events, lakefront adventures, and outdoor seating. Stay tuned to VisitClarkStreet.com for latest news and events and find out all the latest happenings as things heat up this spring, including our 2017 Cravings on Clark!

Want more happenings from all around Lincoln Park? Sign-up today for the the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce's (LPCC's) newsletter, including their weekend planner, with fresh finds, events, and activities all around the neighborhood! 
43rd Ward Community Meetings on Safety

43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, has been hosting a series of community meetings across the ward. The next and final community meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at  St. James Lutheran Church on  2050 N. Fremont. 18th District Commander Bauer will be presenting at the community meeting along with the Alderman. 

Also, if you haven't had a chance to take the 43rd Ward public safety survey, take a moment to fill out the 1-minute survey here
Don't Forget to BYO Bag! 

On February 1, 2017, the City of Chicago implemented a $.07 tax on the retail sale or use of paper and plastic checkout bags in Chicago. Learn more about the new Checkout Bag Tax, here

Dine, Stroll, Shop, and Repeat
Wednesday, June 14 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Cravings on Clark, our 4th annual restaurant crawl, is returning to the corridor on Wednesday, June 14! Stroll by the unique shops and restaurants on Clark Street in Lincoln Park, while sampling bites at your favorite restaurants and eateries. The crawl will once again benefit Lakeview Pantry, with a portion of ticket sales going towards the food pantry. Plus, 2017's Cravings on Clark will feature a brand new check-in experience and an updated route. 

Tickets go on sale soon, so stay tuned to VisitClarkStreet.com for more details and to find out the latest news about the event!  

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Tin Lizzie
March 17 | 2483 N. Clark

Stop by Tin Lizzie on Friday to celebrate St. Patrick's day with an early open, drink specials, delicious bites, and turtle races! 
Warm up this Spring Indoors at Green City Market 

March 18: Green City Market Indoor Market
Stop by and visit the friendly staff, vendors, and volunteers of Green City Market for the winter indoor market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
April 1: Waste Diversion Challenge
Do you know what's recyclable in Chicago? Can worms eat your garbage? Visit the market and test your knowledge for a chance to win! Register for free today. 
April 15: Savor the Seasons: Spring Greens
Stop by the market's information booth to taste, learn new recipes, and gain pro tips on the the vibrant bounty of spring's various greens and lettuces. 
Macaron Day at Vanille Patisserie
Monday, March 20 | 2108 N. Clark

Come out to Vanille Patisserie and support Holiday Heroes for Macaron Day o n Monday, March 20! You will receive a free macaron with purchase and a portion of that purchase will be donated to Holiday Heroes, it's a win, win!  
Around the Bend Beer Dinner
Tuesday, March 21

Join HopCat for a special beer pairing dinner with Around the Bend Brewery. Indulge in a four course meal with awesome beer pairings. Learn more and get your tickets today!
Oberon Day is Nearly Here! 
Monday, March 27

One of the most anticipated beer days of the year...Oberon Day! HopCat - Chicago will be tapping this seasonal favorite along with a few others from Bell's on Monday, March 27th. Swing by for a pint!
SEE's Spring Trunk Show
Thursay, April 6 - Sunday, April 9 | 2531 N. Clark
Shop the freshest looks in eyewear in limited quantities at SEE Eyewear's Spring Trunk Show. Save up to $125 on prescription eyewear, plus receive a free gift valued at $35 with your eyewear purchase (gift with purchase Thursday and Friday only)! This offer is only valid in store, so swing by to take advantage of the latest styles! 

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3):
Sustainability Leadership Series
The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting for its Spring 2017 Sustainability Leadership Training Series. Learn from community and environmental leaders about urban sustainability challenges and opportunities for change, then lead a sustainability service project in your community with support and resources from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
The 8-week course will be held at the Nature Museum on Thursdays, April 27 - June 15, 6:15-8:45 pm. A $125 fee covers course participation; financial assistance is available upon request.  Attend an orientation to learn more; visit www.naturemuseum.org/c3 or call 773-755-5100 x5039 to reserve a space.

Orientation Dates:
  • Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #700
  • Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park
  • Thursday, April 20, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
  • Friday, April 21, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St.
Frankie's on the Park at Comer Children's Kids' Fashion Show
Sunday, April 30 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Join Frankie's on the Park for the Comer Children's Kids' Fashion Show as they "give with style!" Frankie's on the Park returns as a sponsor and the provider of girl's fashions for the fashion show at the Four Seasons Chicago. The show benefits the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital and includes the Four Seasons' signature tea service, a champagne reception for adults and a dessert buffet for everyone. Learn more and get your tickets today for this amazing cause!
Coming Soon: Armitage-Halsted Wine Stroll
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 6:00-9:00 pm

The LPCC is excited to announce Lincoln Park Uncorked, a new wine stroll located in businesses along Armitage and Halsted. On Thursday, May 11, 2017, guests will stroll through participating shops, restaurants, and service businesses for wine samples, snacks, and to check out the amazing shops along the historic Lincoln Park corridor. Check back to lincolnparkchamber.com/uncorked for updates and to get your tickets! 

Meet a Merchant
Instilling Confidence in Our Amazingly Vibrant Community
European Wax Center | 2262 N. Clark St.

Everyone wants to feel confident, right? Confidence certainly involves many factors, namely the need to feel good about yourself and that's where European Wax Center comes in. Since August 2013, European Wax Center at 2262 N. Clark has been helping neighbors and visitors to Clark Street in Lincoln Park feel good about their appearance. "We want guests to walk in and strut out," Mena Passarelli, the Center's Manager, shared. Many services want their customers to feel beautiful, but the staff at this European Wax Center... read more
Goodbye and Good Luck
In case you missed it, we're sad to announce the closing of the following business on Diversey Parkway. Check out the new concept coming soon to this location!  

Snap Kitchen (621 W. Diversey) 

Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200