It's Festival Weekend!
This Weekend is the
Belmont- Sheffield Music Festival!
The time has finally come! We've been waiting patiently for the Annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival since last Memorial Day Weekend. For two days, we are shutting down the streets and turning on the fun. Grab a cold one, and dance to some of the best entertainment Chicago has to offer.

We put together an Everything You Need to Know Before You Go Guide! Discover where to eat before and during the fest and where to party after! We also answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get. The gates open at 11 am on Saturday, we'll see you there!
The Full Line Up
Main Stage Saturday
Noon – School of Rock
1:30 P.M. – Run Forrest Run
3:45 P.M. – Big Shoulders Brass Band
5:45 P.M. – Boy Band Review

Main Stage Sunday
Noon – The 77 Solution
2:00 P.M. – Stache
4:00 P.M. – Gizzae
6:00 P.M. – Freddy Jones Band

Belmont Stage Saturday
Noon – Sam Fazio Quartet
1:30pm – Amanda Coppotelli
3:00pm – Moe Jo’s Juke Box
4:30pm – Nelson Street Revival
6:00pm – Band Calderisi

Belmont Stage Sunday
Noon – Jake Reno
4:00pm – Full Volume Band
6:00pm – Whiskey Road
Strings Ramen is Taking Over the Former Furious Spoon at Belmont and Halsted
The owners of Strings Ramen have leased the property on the corner of Belmont and Halsted where Furious Spoon used to live. According to a recent Block Club article, "Strings’ owners will take over 800 W. Belmont Ave. and plan to open an Asian eatery, said Craig Wolf, the leasing agent for the building." We're excited to see what Strings will transform the space into!
Save The Date: Adopt and Shop is Less Than a Month Away!
Join us at the 2nd Annual Adopt and Shop event in Lakeview East on June 17th from 11 am to 3 pm!  Discover Broadway transformed into a haven for pet lovers, stretching between Belmont and Roscoe. Get ready for a day packed with furry friends, exciting deals, and delightful treats for both humans and their pets! Last year was such a success, with over 17 dogs finding their forever homes. If you're thinking about adding a furbaby to your home, or want to spend the day surrounded by great causes and outdoor shopping,
save the date for June 17th!
Artist E.LEE Debuts
The Medallion on Broadway
Next time you're walking down Broadway, look up! Our newest mural by artist E.LEE is located on the side of The Medallion building! The Medallion is a new luxury apartment complex that has been underway, at 3121 N Broadway. This new piece adds a pop of color to the neighborhood, and might even make you take a second look. E. LEE is the same artist behind the mural on Wear Moi that was done last spring! Visit his website to see his other works that live all around the city.
Memorial Day Happenings

Memorial Day Weekend is a time for relaxation, reflection, and enjoying the company of friends and family. The weather is looking good! We put together a guide on how to have the perfect Memorial Day picnic, and whose open on Memorial Day! Happy long weekend!
Lakeview Social and Supper Club
Margarita Class on June 7th
On June 7th, Learn how to make the PERFECT margarita with the expert mixologists of Barcocina! They'll teach you the history behind this classic cocktail, the best ingredients to use, and how to balance the flavors for the perfect taste. During the class, you’ll get hands-on experience making your own margarita. Whether you’re a margarita enthusiast or a complete beginner, this class is perfect for anyone looking to have fun and learn something new. Join us for a few hours, and you'll impress your friends for a lifetime!
Priced at $45 per person.
LVECC and the 44th Ward Have Partnered to Collection Donations for Chicago's Migrant Crisis
Urgent Call for Donations to Support the Migrant Crisis in Chicago
Mayor Lori Lightfoot had declared a state of emergency In response to the current migrant crisis in Chicago. As the migrant crisis continues to unfold in Chicago, it is crucial that we come together as a community to support those in need. The Lakeview East Chamber office as well as numerous community partners are stepping up to serve as a drop-off location for essential items that can greatly improve the lives of migrant children and adults. Your contributions can make a significant difference in providing comfort and relief to those affected by this humanitarian crisis.

By donating these essential items, we can bring comfort, security, and a sense of hope to those who need it most. Please drop off your contributions at the Lakeview East Chamber office (3138 N. Broadway Tuesday - Friday from 10AM - 4PM) or to any of our community partners, as your generosity will go a long way in making a positive impact on the lives of these vulnerable individuals. Together, we can stand in solidarity and show compassion for those experiencing these challenging circumstances.
Wrigleyville News & Updates
On May 14th, Houndstooth Saloon closed their doors for the last time. This iconic bar, nestled in the heart of Wrigleyville, has been a vibrant part of our community for decades. As we say farewell to Houndstooth Saloon, we reflect on its rich history and its lasting impact on residents and visitors alike.

From Houndstooths Instagram, "We have always strived to be more than just a bar and restaurant. We have tried to bring together a community of celebration, refuge, friendship, and inclusion. It was impossible to not see exactly how successful we all were by this weekend. Not just Stephanie, the Houndstooth staff, but most importantly, each of you. Thank you for sharing this journey with us."

To Houndstooth: Thank you for all the great food, hundreds of events, watch parties, and always being a fun place to gather. The memories will always live on.
Tee Time at Wrigley Field
Play an epic round of golf inside Wrigley Field from July 6th through July 9th! Upper Deck Golf is a once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience inside the most legendary stadiums and ballparks across the country! Enjoy a VIP experience while hitting tee shots from the upper deck throughout the stadium, down to custom greens on the field below. You'll start and end your round at the clubhouse festival inside the stadium with great music, cold beers, food, and multiple golfing challenges for you and your friends.

Choose between
Standard Tee Time which includes:
Round of golf inside Wrigley Field
Complimentary set of Golf Balls
Clubhouse Bar with Golfing Challenges
Special Stadium access!

Or go big with VIP Tee Time that includes:
Everything included in STANDARD plus
Extra Golf Balls (Mulligans!)
Free Entry to Driving Challenge
Free Entry to Putting Challenge
Free Entry to Chipping Challenge
Complimentary Meal & Beverage Item!: (Includes Beer, Wine, or Well Drink for ages 21+)
Photo creds: Upper Deck Golf
New Business Alerts
Upcoming Events and Promotions
Walk In the WOOGMs Parade
This Memorial Day, don't just see a parade, walk in one! The Wellington / Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society is excited to announce this is the 60th Anniversary of their Memorial Day Parade! In this parade, no one watches, everyone marches! This is a fun, free, family event for all ages! Bring your pets, bikes, scooters, and strollers. All are welcome, join in on the fun!
During the month of June, family-owned Cesar's Killer Margaritas will be offering their Pride-RITA! The vibrantly colored and flavored margarita - a blend of strawberry, lime, mango, and blue curacao - will be available all month long, and 50% of proceeds from the Pride-RITA will be donated directly to The Howard Brown Center. With a location just a few blocks from Cesar’s, on N Broadway, Howard Brown Health is rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, providing affirming healthcare and mobilizing for social justice as agents of change for individual well-being and community empowerment.
Cesar’s is proud to support The Howard Brown Center, as the organization has made such an impact, not only in the Lakeview area, but all over Chicago.
2924 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Wednesday, 5/31 at 3:00 PM
Chicago Business Licensing: PoPop-Up Host/Operator
Presented by City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
Learn about Pop Up Host/Operator licensing, including the application process and required documents. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.
Part of the BACP business licensing webinar series

Wednesday, 6/7 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.
Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
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