May 25th, 2022
Belmont Sheffield Music Festival | May 28th & 29th
Belmont Sheffield Music Fest
Sat May 28, 2022 & Sun, May 29, 2022

Join us at the summer kick-off festival that's taken over Sheffield for nearly four decades! The Belmont Sheffield Music Fest this year will be filled with amazing music, incredible performers, local artists, and delicious local treats.
With cover bands singing pop ballads that will make your sing your heart out, and original talent showcasing their newest releases, you're going to love finding something new at this year's festival.
Juneteenth Celebration
Join us at Irie Jerk Bar and Grill to kick off Juneteenth Weekend! Get Special Discounted Early Bird Tickets!
Join us to kick off Juneteenth Celebration! Jamaica and the USA unite to celebrate 157 years of freedom. Come out and Support an independent black-owned business in Wrigleyville & Lakeview!

Experience authentic flavors of Jamaica with a buffet and the sounds of two of Chicago’s best reggae performers Devon Brown & Baby J and Golden Street Reggae Band. Dance the night away in their newly renovated space and dine on some of Irie’s signature dishes such as Jerk Chicken, Curry Chicken, Irie Cabbage, Red Beans and Rice, Callaloo and top it off with their specialty Rum Punch!
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans and celebrates African-American culture.
We hope you join us for this celebration of culture and incredible food, fantastic music, and great company.
2022 Annual Meeting Recap
A Night Filled with Networking, Honoring Community Members, and Incredible Weather
We hosted our annual meeting on May 10th at Old Crow Smokehouse and it was a wonderful rooftop mixer complete with valued community officials, business owners, and great food. We presented our newest board members, enjoyed hearing from speakers, and meeting some of our newest businesses in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville. We are excited for the future of our neighborhood and are hopeful for the continued growth of our business community
Not Pictured Board Members: Maria Rodriguez of El Nuevo Mexicano, Jasper Robinson of Deuce's & Casey Morans, and Connie Becker of Addison and Clark
Senator Sara Feigenholtz received an award for her outstanding legislative work in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville throughout the pandemic
Former board member Bill Shepard of Byline Bank received an award for over a decade of service on our board and will now serve as an SSA Commissioner
MaryBeth Smith presented our donation to Lakeview Pantry for their services within the community
Alderman Tom Tunney spoke to our business leaders, commending them for their hard work and about the bright future of our community
Trisha Kurtz was recognized as a neighborhood hero after bravely jumping into action and saving a woman who had been injured on Broadway
The AIDS Garden representative Yoni Pizer accepted a donation from the Lakeview East Community Partnership for their upcoming renovated park at Belmont Harbor
WOOGMs Parade Returns This Weekend!
Woogms Parade Returns This Weekend
The Woogms Parade is Back! WOOGMS stands for Wellington Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society, a group formed 50 years ago by late Chicago PR executive Al Weisman. They march every Memorial Day and Labor Day. Everybody Marches, Nobody Watches!

At 11am every Memorial Day and Labor Day they meet at the corner of Pine Grove and Wellington in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago's north side. Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate our freedom and remember those who have served our great nation.

Led by the beats of the Jesse White Drum Corps, march down Wellington, Barry, Sheridan and Diversey before finishing on the lawn of St. Joseph's Hospital. Once there enjoy the high-flying spectacle of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
Smylie Brother's Brewing Company Supper Club
May 26th | 6:30 PM | 5 Course Dinner + Beer Pairing
After opening in late 2021, Smylie Brothers has quickly become a neighborhood favorite and is inviting the supper club for a five-course pris fixe dinner with beer pairing!

Join us this Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 for an inspired 5 course dinner. You'll be able to meet the chefs and the brewers that have created Smylie Brothers and learn more about how they create their mouthwatering recipes & brew their award-winning beers!

This event is nearly sold out so be sure to purchase yours now! Price includes tax and tip.
First Course:
Farmhouse Beer Cheese Soup
Paired with: Farmhouse Ale

Second Course:
Smoked Bone Marrow, Fermented Apple, Sourdough
Paired with: Brett Mannion

Third Course:
Smoked Crawfish Risotto, Pepper Relish, Demi-Glace
Paired with: Purple Line

Fourth Course:
10 Hour Smoked Brisket, Smoked Beef Fat Béarnaise, Asparagus, Pomme
Puree Paired with: Bock

Fifth Course:
Pot Au Crème, Graham Cracker Streusel, Vanilla Panna Cotta
Paired with: Milk Stout
Get Early Bird Tickets for the El Nuevo Mexicano Supper Club 4 Course Dinner + Tequila Tasting
Join the Lakeview East Supper Club for a 4 Course Herradura Tequila Dinner on June 23rd at 6:30 PM! This four course hosted dinner will have incredible food like Pollo Asado en Salsa Molcajete, Flan con puré de fresa y mango, Sope con Plántanos en Mole Poblano, and much more! Each dish will be paired with margaritas and Herradura Tequila! Get your tickets before they sell out!
Memorial Day Weekend Plans in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville
Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in Lakeview East & Wrigleyville
This Memorial Day we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and to their families. Memorial Day is a great day to enjoy time with friends and family, and we have all the best ideas to celebrate and honor our veterans this Memorial Day weekend!
Lakeview East's Newest Mural is Complete!
New Mural on Wear Moi Building
SSA #8 Lakeview East has commissioned a new mural for the neighborhood! Installed on the wall of Wear Moi at Broadway and Roscoe, Artist E. Lee painted his piece, “Hide and Seek”
This mural was completed over the course of nine days, and our community loved seeing the progress of this new installation! With many in the community guessing what the final mural could be, the community was kept on their toes watching the progress of E.Lee
Dine Out On Broadway Returning All Summer Long!
Save The Dates!
Friday: 3PM - 11PM
Saturday: 8AM - 11PM
Sunday: 8AM - 10PM
Dine Out Dates
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12
Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10
Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14
Friday, September 16 – September 18
AIDS Garden Grand Opening
Official Grand Opening of 
AIDS Garden Chicago
June 2, 2022 at 10:00AM
at the Lakefront just south of Belmont Harbor.

After breaking ground in 2019, the AIDs Garden at Belmont Harbor is officially completed! We invite the community to gather and enjoy our newest park.

This historic spot is where the Belmont Rocks once were, which was a space the gay community from the 1960s to the late ’90s could gather proudly, socialize, and meet other LGBTQ+ folks in the light of day. The new garden strives to commemorate the lives of those lost in the epidemic and become a new green space in the community and for the city as a whole.
Upcoming Educational Webinar
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps! Register for the June 14th Webinar
Join us on June 14th at 1PM for a cohosted webinar! Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter 
which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google Business Profile from start to finish.
In this session we’ll show you how to:
• Create or claim your Google Business Profile
• Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
• Use your Business Profile to connect with potential customers
New Business Alerts
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
News and Recent Happenings
Fergie Jenkins Statue Unveiled at Gallagher Way Park
Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins was honored by the Chicago Cubs Friday with the unveiling of a new statue at Wrigley Field.
The Chatham-born Hall of Fame pitcher now has his own bronze statue along ‘Statue Row’ in a new section of the Chicago ballpark.
“Alongside a bunch of my teammates,” Jenkins told CTV News during a visit to his hometown last month. “My roommate Ernie Banks, and teammates Billy Williams and Ron Santo. It's going to be a small park right outside of Wrigley Field called Gallagher Way and we're going to be honored, all four of us are going to be together once again!”
Photo: Craig Watters
Choose Chicago Kicks Off Friday Night Flights at Gallagher Way!
Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with Chicago Friday Night Flights! Choose Chicago's sixth season starts with our largest event of the year featuring 36 breweries from across the city.
Choose between two tasting sessions: 5 – 7 p.m. and 8 – 10 p.m. Each tasting pass is $25 in advance and $30 at the door for 10 three-ounce samples of beer.
Foundation Permit Issued for Wrigleyville Sportsbook
A foundation permit has been issued for the new addition at Wrigley Field. Addressed at 1012 W. Addison St, the new structure will rise at the site of the former Captain Morgan Club, along the southeastern side of the ballpark. The plan is a result of the collaboration between the Chicago Cubs and Marquee Development. 
Lakeview East Job Board
Job Board on the Lakeview East Website is now active!
Are you looking for a new opportunity? The Lakeview East Job Board is open! Our 500+ members can post their open positions directly to our website!

If you would like to become a member to post jobs and events to our website, please email
Civic & Business Updates in Lakeview East
A Frame Signs are Now Legal To Have On The Sidewalk - But You Need A Permit

Register Your Camera with The City Of Chicago
The City of Chicago has launched a free and voluntary camera registration program open to anyone who lives or operates a business in Chicago. If you have a private security camera that captures the public way and you are interested in assisting in an investigation in the event of a crime in your neighborhood, you can register your camera with the Chicago Police Department.

By registering your camera, you are simply allowing the Chicago Police Department to contact you in the event of a crime in your area. The Chicago Police Department will not have direct access to your camera system and cannot access camera footage without your consent. There is no requirement to provide footage at any time.
Noise Ordinance for Businesses
While everyone is itching to enjoy outdoor patios and live music, we'd like to remind our businesses that per Municipal Code of Chicago, 8-32-070, ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS must be closed at 10pm when they have live or amplified music, which includes open-rooftops.
Upcoming Promotions
Long Overdue Stories Releases Newest Book!
On May 25th, 1979, Melody Smith, Kim Jockl, and Jim Borchers lost their parents on Flight 191, the tragic plane crash at O'Hare airport. Today they publish their memoir about how their family has landed safely after all these years. 

"Safe Landing: A Family's Journey Following the Crash of American Airlines Flight 191" follows three siblings' incredible journey over the last 40+ years grieving their parents' sudden loss, coming together as a family, and working hard to honor the lives of all 273 lost on Flight 191. It's an inspirational Chicago story about love, family, and how tragedy gets a big word, but it never gets the final word.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Achieves Magnet Recognition for Fourth Time
CHICAGO– Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center attained Magnet recognition making it the fourth time since it received its original designation in 2008, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest honor and gold standard for professional nursing practice and excellence. 
Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dueling Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
Uncommon Ground
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Thursday, 5/26 Webinar at 2:00 PM
Chicago COVID-19 Updates
Presented by the Chicago Department of Public Health
This webinar will cover current COVID-19 data, COVID-19 Community levels and public health guidance.

Friday, 5/27 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Access Capital to Purchase or Make Permanent Improvements to Your Small Business
Presented by Kimberly Brisky, Managing Director of Communications & Engagement at SomerCor
The SBA 504 loan, Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) grant, and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grant are targeted financing solutions for small businesses looking to make real estate purchases and/or permanent building improvements. This presentation will provide details on eligibility rules, benefits, application instructions, and client success stories on these impactful capital resources. SomerCor is an SBA certified small business lender and contracted by the city of Chicago to administer the SBIF and NOF programs.

Wednesday, 6/1 Webinar at 3:00 PM
City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers
Presented by the City of Chicago
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Buildings will provide insight on how operate a compliant business in the City of Chicago. Topics covered will include how to prepare for inspections, building permits and sign display requirements, food inspection overview and necessary certificates, and zoning review procedures. Learn how to operate safely and avoid common setbacks.
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
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