July 11, 2017

JULY NETWORKING MIXER AT KIZUKI RAMEN 
& IZAKAYA
Date: Wednesday, July 12 
Time:  6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, 1482 N Milwaukee Ave
Come join us for our July Networking Mixer at Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya on Milwaukee Ave for great food, drinks and opportunities to meet some of your Wicker Park Bucktown neighbors. More Information


CDOT: SECOND COMMUNITY MEETING
This is being held to discuss near-term transportation improvements at the Intersection of Milwaukee Ave, North Ave, and Damen Ave and along the Milwaukee Ave corridor through Wicker Park /Bucktown 
When: Wednesday July 12th, 5:30 - 8:00PM
Doors open: 5:30 PM
Presentation and Q&A: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Open House: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: A.N. Pritzker School Auditorium,
2009 W Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60622
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Community Volunteer Opportunities
Want to make a difference in your communitiey? Many fun summer volunteer opportunities abound! 

SUNDAYS, JULY - OCTOBER:
Are you interested in local farm fresh food? The Wicker Park Farmer's Market is looking for volunteers to help out. Please contact Hans at  farmersmarket@wickerparkbucktown.com

SATURDAY, JULY 15 - SUNDAY, JULY 16: Do you love urban gardening? BCO is in in need of volunteers to staff the Bucktown Garden Walk, their largest event and fundraiser of the year! Email garden@bucktown.org for questions or sign up here.  

SATURDAY JULY 29 - SUNDAY JULY 30:
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP THIS WEEK! Do you want some fun in the sun followed by free beer while helping raise funds to help out the small business community? Wicker Park Fest is seeking volunteers. Please contact  
debbie@wickerparkbucktown.com 

WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sundays June 4th - October 29th
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 To sign up for the Farmer's Market newsletter, click HERE.

WPB CHAMBER NEW MEMBER WELCOME ORIENTATION 
When:  Thursday, July 20, 11:30am & 1:30pm
Where:  WPB Chamber Office, 1414 N. Ashland
Our Welcome Orientation will show how to maximize your membership benefits, access our website, participate in events and more! 

WICKER PARK FEST
When: Saturday & Sunday,  July 29-30
Noon to 10pm
Where:  Milwaukee Ave., from North Ave. to Paulina St.
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. Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood's rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants. The weekend celebrates the neighborhood's unique character with eclectic music (over 40 bands on three stages), great local food, arts and crafts, a kids' area, and retail vendors. More Information 

RACK AND ROLL
WPB SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE
When: August 26 - 27, 2017
Where:  Milwaukee Ave, North Ave, Division St and Damen Ave
Businesses can now sign up for FREE to be a part of this exciting two day event! To participate, please reach out to our Marketing Coordinator, Anthony. We are also looking for live buskers to play rock in groups of 1-3 and travel around the neighborhood. If you are interested in that, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Debbie. Sponsor opportunities are also available. If interested, please contact our Executive Director  Pamela

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News from the Committees
All SSA meetings are open to the public, please join us! The SSA #33 Commission will meet twice this month- there is a special budget meeting TOMORROW, Wednesday 7/12, 9 a.m. in the WPB office, 1414 N. Ashland and our regularly scheduled Commission meeting, Wednesday, 7/19, 7 pm at the Wicker Park Field House 1425 N. Damen Ave.  On Thursday, 7/13, The Transportation Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the WPB office and the Promote WPB will meet at 10:30.  Please join us- all meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited!

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
Save money this summer on your electric bill by taking advantage of ComEd's AC Cycling program. You can save up to $40 each year! Click here to find out more.

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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Game of Thrones Trivia Night
When TONIGHT,  Tuesday, July 11, 7PM 
Where:  Fatpour, 2005 W Division St 



GROUP GUIDED MEDITATION
When :  Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Where:  Grove at Schiller and Damen



826FORK
When :  July 13, 7:00 - 10:30 pm  
Where:  Secret Agent Supply
1276 N Milwaukee Ave


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


Theatre at Wicker
AROUND THE WORLD IN 8 PLAYS
When :  Sunday, July 16 at 11am - 12:30pm  
Where:  Grove at Schiller and Damen


Yoga in the Park 
When Tuesday, July 18,  6:30 - 7:30pm
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field,
1425 N Damen Ave



EASY BAR AND NEW BELGIUM
HOST "TOUR DE FRUIT" 
When : July 19, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where : Easy Bar, 1944 W Division St


PORK & MINDY'S OPEN MIC NIGHT 
When : July 20, 12:00 am
Where : Pork & Mindy's
1623 N Milwaukee Ave



Movies in the Parks at Wicker 
THE WICKER MAN
When Thursday, July 20, 8:30 - 10:12PM
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


FULL DAY SUMMER CAMPS 
AT THE KIDS' TABLE
WhenJune 12 - September 1, 9am - 3pm
Where The Kids' Table
2337 W North Ave

CARDIO SOCCER
When : Tuesdays, June 27 - August 17, 
6:00 - 7:00 am
Where:  Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St


West Town Health Market
When : 1st and 3rd Thursdays, June-December,
2-7pm
Where:  Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2233 W Division St

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

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News For All    
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

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 




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