August 16, 2017
  
LAST CHANCE to HOST Fall Dinner Crawl
Deadline to sign up:  August 18
This FRIDAY is the deadline to be included as a participating restaurant to our 6th annual event. If you are interested in participating, please download the application here .  You will have until September 1 to supply your planned menu of 1-3 tastings. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator, Debbie, with any questions. Sponsor opportunities are also available. If interested, please contact our Executive Director, Pamela.


WPB RACK AND ROLL SIDEWALK SALE 
When: August 26 - 27, 11am - 6pm 
Where:  Wicker Park and Bucktown
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the return of the WPB Summer Sidewalk Sales for one weekend only, August 26 and 27, 2017!

Mark your calendar & share with friends as these end of summer deals are not to be missed!

**NEW THIS YEAR**
We're celebrating our new theme "Rack and Roll" as unique WPB businesses along Damen Avenue, Division Street, North Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue offer special promotions throughout the weekend whileRock & Roll buskers fill the participating corridors with LIVE music.

**ROCK FASHION SHOW**
Don't miss the Rock Fashion Show, Saturday at 5pm on Mautene Court(1266 N. Milwaukee)! Featuring models strutting down the runway while showcasing clothing, shoes, glasses, and more from hyperlocal retailers, all while jammin' to Dj EDLo!

Thank you to our generous Rock Fashion Show sponsor Dynamic Salon Studios!
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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sundays Through - 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.

NEIGHBORHOOD JOBS
As a benefit to ours members, we list open positions for their businesses. Check out these exciting opportunities in your neighborhood! See Open Jobs!



FALL DINNER CRAWL
When: Tuesday, September 26
Where:  Different routes
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl!
Attendees will stroll the streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown to taste small bites and signature appetizers from participating restaurants while enjoying all that WPB has to offer. 

Chamber Committees
Join a Chamber committee Help guide the direction of the neighborhood from events and marketing to business development. We encourage all motivated and insightful Chamber Members to get involved.


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Snow Removal RFP
Special Service Area (SSA) #33 is currently seeking snow removal vendors for this upcoming winter season. Services will need to be provided between Nov. 15, 2017 and Apr. 15, 2018. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 31. For more information, please click here.


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 now eligible for 75% UP TO $5,000 annually, per location.

Green Message
Every year, billions of cigarette butts end up in dumpsters and landfills, or get tossed as litter on shorelines, parks, and sidewalks across the country. So did you know the SSA is now offering a way to RECYCLE cigarettes?  Look for these orange aluminum boxes all around the neighborhood!   Used cigarette butts are collected periodically and sent to a company called Terracycle. And for every pound of cigarette waste collected, $1.00 will be donated towards the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program!

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

News from the Committees
The WPB SSA #33 Commission and committees do not meet in August. Enjoy the rest of the summer and we'll see you in September!


What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
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CASA CENTRAL BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCHEON
When : Thursday,  August 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Ward and Rita Fisher Family Community Center, 
1335 N. California Ave.

AFRICARIBE AT WICKER
When Thursday, August 17,  7- 8pm
Where : On The Basketball Court




TRAILBLAZERS SUMMER SHOW
When : Friday,  August 18, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Where:  Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble St



WORKOUT + WELLNESS
In partnership with the Healthsourc e
WhenFriday, August 18, 5:15pm
Where : Rock Solid 



DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
When : Saturday, August 19 at 1:00 - 3:00pm
Where : Lumen Optical, 2520 N Elston Ave




THEATRE HIKES
The Complete History of America
A Comedy - Who Really Discovered America
When : Sunday, August 20, 11am - 12:30pm
Where Grove at Schiller/Damen


YOGA IN THE PARK
When Tuesday, August 22,  6:30 - 7:30pm
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave



ST. STAN'S ICE CREAM SOCIAL
When : Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Where : St. Stan's, 1255 N. Noble St



AUGUST PUB RUN
When Tuesday, August 23,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where : HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee



SUMMER OF CAGE
Gone in 60 Seconds
When : Thursday, August 24, 8 - 10pm 
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave

MIDNIGHT CIRCUS IN THE PARKS 
When : September 15, 16, 17
Times vary
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


SUMMER ART THERAPY FOR TEENS
When : Now through August 29, 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where:  Art Therapy Studio Chicago
1579 north milwaukee, studio 210 

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

FREE BACK TO SCHOOL FREE EYE EXAMS
for all K-12 students
When : Now through September 30,
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where:  Lumen Optical, 2520 N Elston Ave 

West Town Health Market
When : 1st and 3rd Thursdays, now through 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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Wellness Tip of the Week
For general health and weight maintenance, 30 minutes of moderate cardio five times per week or 20 minutes of intense cardio three times per week. 
 
     
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

Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers for an easy 4-hour shift! OHC volunteers receive a t-shirt, discount to the CAF shop and a priority pass to cut the line at busy OHC sites.


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PUBLICAN ANKER
1576 N. Milwaukee Avenue
With a menu focused on light, clean and rustic fare, Anker will serve as the perfect respite from the chaos of North, Milwaukee and Damen.    Learn More
THE RED BALLOON CO.
1940 N. Damen
Come check us out at the WPB Rack & Roll Sale to August 26 & 27 to browse through our multiple sale racks outside the store.
FAB'RIK
1543 N Milwaukee Ave

Come check us out at the WPB Rack & Roll Sale to August 26 for our Spanx Try-on Party!
Amazing Local Deals