June 7, 2017
 
GREEN MUSIC FEST
Date: THIS WEEKEND!  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. Receive a reusable stainless steel cup with your $10 donation for admission.  
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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
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.
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News from the Committees
All SSA meetings are open to the public, please join us!  The Transportation Committee meets Thursday, 6/8, 8:30 a.m. in the WPB office, 1414 N Ashland. The Guide Development Committee meets Tuesday, 6/13, 8 a.m. at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N Damen Ave.

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 www.wickerparkbucktown.org , attend a Commission Meeting , a Committee meeting or contact Jessica, jessica@wickerparkbucktown.com

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
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826CHI
Publishing Fest 2017
When :  June 5 - June 12, times Vary
Where:  Various locations


Yoga in the Park 
When : Tuesdays, June 6 - Aug. 29 
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave



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

826CHI
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. 

GROUP GUIDED MEDITATION
When:  Wed, June 14, 6:30-7:30pm
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen



Kanela Ukrainian Village
Ribbon cutting opening
When:  Wed, June 14, 2pm
Where : 2127 W. Division
  Website


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


MOVIES IN THE PARK
MOON STRUCK
When: June 15 
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave


Small Business Seminar
When: Mon, June 19, 11am 
Where: Lazo's Restaurant, 2009 N. Western Ave



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


For more local events and deals, please visit our website at wickerparkbucktown.com.  

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News For All      
 
Chambers of Commerce Business Owners Restroom Survey
University of Illinois at Chicago is exploring reactions to a potential new law here in Chicago that would make all single-stall restrooms all-gender, rather than "Men" or "Women".   Take the Survey 

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


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.

LUXURY GARAGE SALE
10-day pop-up store in Wicker Park at 1422 N Milwaukee June 15-25th will be offering designer items up to 90% off, along with rare vintage designer finds and boutique overstock men's items.  Website 




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