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April Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

With temperatures slowly creeping up, we are so excited for spring and can't wait for all the upcoming festivities, including Cravings on Clark, our annual restaurant crawl. Plus, with Easter, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother's Day all coming up, this month's newsletter is jam packed with fun activities happening on the corridor. Don't be a stranger to Clark Street in Lincoln Park this spring! 

-The Clark Street Team

Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Join Us at the 4th Annual Cravings on Clark
Wednesday, June 14 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for Clark Street in Lincoln Park's 4th annual Cravings on Clark restaurant crawl on Wednesday, June 14! Join hungry diners from across Lincoln Park and our neighboring communities to enjoy eclectic samples from each participating restaurant.

Pick-up your culinary passport at HopCat - Chicago at 2577 N. Clark, grab your first bite, and make your way up and down Clark and the south side of Diversey while you enjoy a variety of delicious bite sized dishes. Plus, visit shops and businesses along the way to check out all that Clark Street in Lincoln Park has to offer!

Get your tickets online at  VisitClarkStreet.com/Cravings and save $10 by purchasing in advance.
Firecakes Donuts Celebrates Easter
2453 N. Clark | April 14-15

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3): Sustainability Leadership Series

Join the Chicago Conservation Corps for its Spring 2017 Sustainability Leadership Training Series. Attend an upcoming orientation to learn more about their 8-week course held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Reserve space today by calling  (773) 755-5100 x5039 or at  www.naturemuseum.org/c3

Orientation Dates:
  • Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan, #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
  • Friday, April 21, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    The Plant, 1400 W. 46th
Celebrate the 10th Annual Record Store Day at Dave's Records
2604 N. Clark | Saturday, April 22

Swing by our very own Dave's Records at 2604 N. Clark to celebrate the annual tradition, Record Store Day, and find some sweet deals on tunes. Plus, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm Stonebelly will be performing an acoustic set at for your RSD2017 at Dave's Records. Check out the details below and click here for a list of rules for the event.
  • When: Saturday, April 22. Doors officially open at 10:00 am, but may open earlier. 
  • Price: Free to enter, but item prices vary. Everything is first come first served. 
  • How: Line up at 2604 N. Clark and join in the festivities. Don't forget to read over the complete list of rules.
HopCat Chicago Festivities  

Earth Day Festivities
HopCat is partnering with Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago area. Look for the Earth Day logo next to certain beers on their draft menu, and they'll donate $1 of every pint sold to AUA Chicago. The goal is to raise $15,000 between all HopCat locations!

Celebrate Record Store Day! 
Bring in a receipt from any purchase made on April 22, 2017 at a record store and you'll get a FREE order* of HopCat's famous Crack Fries. Don't forget Dave's Records, at 2604 N. Clark, is just across the street from HopCat - Chicago!  

*dine-in only. limit one free order per person. gratuity not included.

Help Make Your Neighborhood Beautiful this Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, the City of Chicago is hosting a Clean and Green Day of Service on Saturday, April 22! Join your neighbors and community organizations in beautifying the 43rd Ward, which includes Clark Street. To find a group to join, call 3-1-1.
Celebrate April with Frankie's on the Park 

Get Summer Camp Swag at Frankie's
Swing by Frankie's on the Park on Saturday, April 22 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm to get your child ready for summer camp! Enjoy fun store wide activities, accessorize for the summer, and get a special gift with purchase! Learn more. 

Comer Children's Kids' Fashion Show
Join Frankie's on the Park as they "give with style" at the Comer Children's Kids' Fashion Show on Sunday, April 30. The show benefits the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. Get more details here.

Get Out and About with the Chicago History Museum
May 13 - 14
Save the date for one of the Chicago History Museum's most popular series of events, ChicaGO24. From neighborhood walks to river cruises to cemetery tours, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city's iconic and unexpected stories. Whether you've lived here all your life or you're new to the city, you'll explore hidden gems and gain secret knowledge.

Check out all of the upcoming events on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, here.
Moving Outdoors with Green City Market

With the weather warming up, it's time to kick off Farm ers Market Season in Chicago! The last indoor market for Green City Market will be at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Sautrday, April 29. That means on Saturday, May 6 Green City Market is kicking off their first outdoor market from 7:00 am - 1:00pm. Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and other organizations for fun spring activities at the kick-off market. 

The outdoor market is every Wednesday and Saturday through October 28, 2017.
Shop, Sip, and Stroll Along the
Armitage-Halsted Wine Stroll
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 6:00-9:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for the LPCC's  Lincoln Park Uncorked: an Armitage-Halsted Wine Stroll. This new wine stroll, on Thursday, May 11, will take place in businesses along Armitage from Kenmore to Halsted, and on Halsted from Armitage to Dickens. Attendees will stroll through participating shops, restaurants, and service businesses for wine samples, snacks, and to learn more about the amazing shops along the historic Lincoln Park corridor. Save $10 and get your tickets online at lincolnparkchamber.com/uncorked.  
Save the Date:  Zoo-ologie Returns at the Lincoln Park Zoo
Saturday, May 20 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Get tickets to one of the hottest Zoo events of the year as the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo hosts the seventh annual Zoo-ologie fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Learn more and get your tickets today!
The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Turns 100!

Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. The shrine contains the chapel, a garden, and exhibit rooms, including the room where St. Frances Xavier Cabrini died on December 22, 1917. Located at 2520 N. Lakeview, the Shrine is a great family experience. 

Click here to learn more about the Shrine and setup some time to visit this landmark site.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Rae Duncan Interior Design
2544 N. Clark

Rae Duncan Interior Design (RDID) is a collaborative team of designers and builders who use their technical skills and talent to re-imagine how people live, work, and play. The work they create is imaginative and environmentally sustainable all while trying to stay within their client's budget. So when you have a chance, stop in to say hi and find out all that RDID has to offer!
Meet a Merchant
A Grocery Store with Heart and Soul
Big Apple Finer Foods | 2345 N. Clark

Our neighborhood has a huge variety of shops, restaurants, salons and spas, and beyond, many of which range from independently owned to regionally owned to national brands. However, we've found that the little guy, those independent shops and eateries, have the greatest connection to the neighborhood and are the businesses in most need of the neighborhood's support. One such independent business that we recently met up with is Big Apple Finer Foods. This neighborhood institution has been serving the Clark Street and Lincoln Park communities since... read more.
Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200