October 18, 2017

  
 
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS & HALLOWEEN PARTY
When:  Thursday, November 2, 6-9pm
Where:  The Joinery, 2533 W. Homer
Wicker Park Bucktown is hosting the 1st Halloween Party sponsored by Alderman Proco Joe Moreno and The 1st Ward First. Since this falls on November 2 (Dia de los Muertos AKA Day of the Dead), this will also honor deceased loved ones from our past with alters and traditions from the holiday. Costumes are suggested for everyone. This is a FREE event for the 1st Ward Community but registeration with Eventbright is required. The first 100 kids will receive a goodey bag. The night will also have live entertainment, games as well as a DJ.

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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sundays Through October 29th
8am to 2pm
Where:  1425 N Damen Ave
ONLY TWO MARKETS LEFT!
Local vendors are offering all the best in handmade and homegrown. Fall crops are in and pumpkins are here! Grab some crisp apples and refreshing apple cider while you're at it.  More Information To sign up for the Farmer's Market newsletter, click HERE.
SIGN UP TO HOST AT CHILLFEST
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back this pop up music festival for a fifth year in a row in 2017!
This annual event features over 60 musicians performing in storefronts throughout WPB. If you are interested in being a host venue, please sign up here.


COMMUNITY TRICK OR TREAT
We are co-hosting the first annual West Town, Wicker Park Bucktown Trick or Treat on Tuesday October 31st from 3:00-6:00pm. It's FREE for you to be listed on the digital trick or treat map, all you have to do is supply the Candy. Check out the map here

We will be passing out "Trick or Treat Here" posters this week, so please let us know if you'd like to participate. This is a great way to interact with new community members and provide a safe space for children to enjoy a holiday favorite.

Please contact  Debbie Rinella  with questions or concerns.  Candy Route Application


WPB BUSINESS BEAT MEETING
When: November 2, 9:00 am 
Where: The Den Theatre. 1331 N Milwaukee Ave Please join WPBCC and CPD 014th District for a business beat meeting to engage and exchange about the policing of Wicker Park and Bucktown's commercial districts. 
RSVP: Gabriela@wickerparkbucktown.com for coffee and doughnuts

PREVIEW NIGHT: AKEELAH AND THE B-E-E
West Town & Wicker Park, Bucktown Chamber Members and their families are invited to enjoy a special performance of Akeelah and the Bee at Adventure Stage Chicago on Thursday, November 9. Stop by between 6 and 7pm for pizza from Roots and beer samples from Forbidden Root and engage in three floors of activities before the performance starts at 7pm. Please RSVP by November 2nd by emailing boxoffice@adventurestage.org -- limit 4 tickets per reservation.  More information

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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
Did you know the Wicker Park Farmers Market now offers composting to all of the Market vendors? Wastenot hauls away all food waste generated by the Farmers Market farmers, bakers, and prepared food purveyors and gets turned back into a healthy soil product. Additionally, Wastenot can sign you up for their residential pick-up service at a very reasonable rate!

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 Michael, michael@wickerparkbucktown.com.

News from the Committees
The SSA #33 Commission meets Wed. 10/18, 7 pm at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N. Damen Ave). The Arts committee meets on Tues. 10/24 at 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland).  

All SSA meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to join meetings or join a committee!

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
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DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO MARKET? 
If you are a chamber member and have an upcoming event, we would like to hear from you! Contact our Events Coordinator, Debbie, directly to get listed. 


CPD 1434 BEAT MEETING
When :  TONIGHT, October 18,  6:30 pm
Where: Bucktown-Wicker Park Library
1701 N. Milwaukee Ave
For more information contact the 014th District Community Policing Office at (312) 744-1261


ESSENTIAL OILS AND CHIROPRACTIC STRESS RELIEVING WORKSHOP
When :  TONIGHT, October 18,  6:00- 8:00 pm
Where:  HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee 

CANINE CREWS OPEN HOUSE
When : Thursday, October 19, 7:00 - 9:00 PM  
Where:  Canine Crews, 1616 N Washtenaw Ave



TOM FORD EYEWEAR TRUNKSHOW
When : Thursday, October 19,
 11:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Where: iD, 2130 North Damen


PORK & MINDY'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
When : Thursday, October 19 
Where:  Pork & Mindy's,
1623 N Milwaukee Ave


ART & ENVIRONMENT 2017
When : Saturday, October 21st 
8:30am Brunch, 10am discussion
Where:  Chopin Theatre, 1543 West Division


SHRED FOR ADA
When : Sunday, October 22, 10am 
Where : Fatpour Tap Works,
2005 W Division



MR. DAVE'S HALLOWEEN PARTY 
IN THE PARK
Concert with Mr. Dave and Latin Grammy Award Winning 123 Andres
When : Sunday, October 22, 10am -12:00pm
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 

Meditations for a Happy Life
Buddhist Meditation Classes in Wicker Park
When : Sunday, October 22, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where : Wicker Park


JUST BREATHE
Buddhist Meditation Classes in Wicker Park
When : Monday, October 23, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Where : Wicker Park

THE ILLINOIS STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE 2ND ANNUAL LGBT HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
When : Wednesday, October 25, 12 - 1PM
Where : James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street 

NETWORKING EXTRAVAGANZA 2017
When : October 25, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where : WhirlyBall, 1825 W. Webster



OCTOBER PUB RUN
When : Wednesday, October 25, 6:00- 8:00 pm
Where:  HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee 



TRICKS FOR TREATS
When : Saturday, October 28, 1:00 - 5:00 PM   
Where:  Jackson Junge Gallery,
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave

MAHALO-WEEN
Pine-O-Lantern Carving Contest
When : Saturday, October 28, 
11:00AM - 2:00 PM   
Where:  Mahalo, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave


INSANITY
A Special Exhibition
When : Now through October 29
Where : Jackson Junge Gallery, 
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave

BUCKTOWN HALLOWEEN
COSTUME PARADE
When : Sunday, October 29, 10am - Noon  
Where:  Ehrler Park, 2230 W Cortland St


BIZARRE BUCKTOWN HALLOWEEN WALKING TOUR
When : Now through October 31, 6 - 7:30PM
Where : Bizarre Bucktown, 
1579 N Milwaukee Ave #202


THE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR THAT ATE WICKER PARK 
When : Saturday, November 4, 10 am to 4 pm
Where : The Den Theatre


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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News For All
Wellness Tip of the Week
Patients put on an opioid prescription for just 8 days have a 13.5% chance they'll still be on opioids a year later. A prescription for 31 days or more increased the chance they'll be addicted by 30%. There are alternatives out there.

CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK 
Registration is now open for restaurants through October 31st. This promotion is a great way for your restaurant to get added exposure during the celebration. Contact



Be a part of Halloween fun on The 606! The Trust for Public Land seeks businesses and individuals to staff Trick-or-Treat stations on The 606 on Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00. Interested parties should contactbonnietawse@gmail.com.


Advertise Your Business - WickerICE Rink ADS
Wicker Park Advisory Council is Now selling Ads for WickerICE Rink's 2017-2018 Season
3 Month Long exposure and numerous other benefits. Ads sold from October 15 - November 20 Only. Contact Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org for Details
Volunteers for WickerICE Rink
Positions for Skaters and Non-Skaters Rink Will Be Installed on Dec. 1 and Dec 2 Need Your Support Pre-Season Sign UP before Dec. 1 for Details. Sign up here


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.

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!





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CANDYALITY
1438 W. Berteau

Be the hit of the block this Halloween with treats that will delight young and old alike. Candyality carries thousands of bulk items and sweet treats including gummies, sours, taffy, and more.
STORE B VINTAGE
1472 N Milwaukee Ave
You can buy your costume at a big box store and have the Halloween horror of seeing others with your same costume or you can wow your friends with a one of a kind outfit from Store B Vintage. Bold colors and kitschy prints are the norm at Store B, where you'll find everything from clothing to home goods from the 30's through 70's.
THE RED BALLOON CO.
1940 N. Damen Avenue
Check out the adorable assortment of costumes for  your little ghouls or goblins. In stores now: Super Hero Costumes (and more!) for babies and kids!!   Learn More
Amazing Local Deals