May 31, 2017

Date:  June 7, 2017 
Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave
Our June Networking mixer is a special one to help kick-off the excitement for one of our neighborhood festivals, Green Music Fest. Drinks, food and fun networking with local business owners will be provided. Members attend for free but this event is open to the public. So come meet your neighbors!

Date:  June 10 & 11, 2017 
Time:  12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Damen Ave between North and Schiller
Green Music Fest continues its mission, making sure Wicker Park gets its party on while leading by example to consider our environmental impact. The 9th annual festival will again feature a people-powered bicycle stage, ecologically-crafted brews by Lagunitas and all you need to learn about leading a sustainable lifestyle. Admission is $10 suggested donation. RSVP With Your Friends Here

Alkaline Batteries Recycling
Where:  WPBCC, 1414 N. Ashland & Lowe's
Our office is now proud to accept your single-use alkaline batteries for recycling! We are open 9am-5pm Monday - Friday.
 For rechargeable battery recycling, feel free to stop  by our neighbor Lowe's at 1360 N. Ashland.
Lowe's Store Hours: 
Monday - Saturday 6AM-10PM
Sunday 8AM-8PM
Hours might differ

When:  June 4th - October 29th
Sundays, 8am to 2pm
Where:  1425 N Damen Ave
Local vendors will be offering all the best in handmade and homegrown to get the summer started right. Our fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, meats, cheeses & flowers will be anything but garden-variety. More Information

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.

News from the Committees
The Promote Committee is meeting Thur. 6/1 at 8:30 a.m. at the WPB Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland). 
The Clean & Green Committee is meeting Tues. 6/6 at 9:00 a.m. at Janik's Café (2011 W. Division) Join us!

New Neighborhood SAFETY & SECURITY Rebate Programs
After consulting with SSA #33 taxpayers and neighborhood stakeholders over the past six months, as well as engaging a public quality-of-life consultant ( Responsible Hospitality Institute President & Founder Jim Peters), WPB SSA #33 has updated its previous graffiti abatement rebate program to include a range of safety-related rebates
  • Security cameras 
  • Exterior lighting 
  • Anti-smash glass film 
  • Window repair 
  • Graffiti removal 
  • Private security

  • The new rebates are for eligible properties within the boundaries of WPB SSA #33, and will reimburse 50 percent of the cost of one or more of these neighborhood safety measures, up to $1,000 per measure annually, per location. Private security reimbursements are eligible for up to $2,500 annually, per location.
Green Message
With the hot summer months coming up, your electric bills are sure to go up with increased A/C use. However, there are FREE energy-efficiency items available to you through ComEd, whether you're in a single-family or multi-family building, or own a small business! There are also tons of rebates available for buying energy-efficient items. Interested in finding out more? Please contact Michael Ashkenasi, 773-384-2672. .

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 red-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,

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
St. Stan's & City Life Car Show
When: Saturday, June 3 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: St. Stanislaus Kostka School
1255 N Noble St

Wicker Park Choral Singers at the Farmers Market  
When:  Sun, June 4, 12-1pm
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave

Condo & Townhome Owner Workshop
When:  Mon, June 5 , 6:30 - 8:00pm
Where : LaSalle Language Academy's Gymnasium
1734 N. Orleans St.

Networking Reception
When : Monday, June 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:  Revolution Brewery,  
2323 N Milwaukee Ave

Publishing Fest 2017
When :  June 5 - June 12, times Vary
Where:  Various locations

Yoga in the Park 
When : Begins Tues, June 6- 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave

Jackson Junge Gallery
When: June 9 - 25, 2017
Where: Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave 

Prologue: A Literary Cocktail Party 
When:  Friday, June 9, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where : American Writers Museum 
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor

String Quartet at the Farmers Market 
When : Sun, June 11, 11am - 12:30pm
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave

Nike Running Bucktown
Green Music Fest Run
WhenSaturday, June 11, 11am
Where :  Green Music Fest Gate at 
Damen Ave and North Ave. 

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

Josephinum Basketball and Fitness Clinic with Tamika Catchings 
When: June 17, 2017
Where: North Bell Ave. and West LeMoyne St.

When: June 20 
Where: Wicker Park
1425 N Damen Ave

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Have Room For Waldo?
This July, Waldo is coming to Wicker Park and twenty-five local businesses are needed for this Shop Local campaign - Deadline is TONIGHT! If your business has any interest in participating  contact

Monthly Viaduct Clean Up Effort
The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail are organizing a monthly viaduct clean up effort to help keep the underside of the Bloomingdale Trail clean. Neighbors that agree to "adopt" a viaduct(s) will commit to cleaning it up at least once a month. If you would like to be part of this trail-wide initiative, sign up HERE. There will be a kick off meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm at the Humboldt Park Library at 1605 North Troy to hand out trash bags, gloves, meet fellow captains and discuss logistics.

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