With Chicago venturing into Phase IV, more Lincoln Park businesses are reopening and ready to safely serve you. Support your local businesses who contribute to the quality of life in our neighborhood.
Ready to #ShopLocal? Check out the Lincoln Park Business Directory and call ahead before your visit.

The City has been expanding a concept called Shared Streets during this pandemic and has plans to install a shared street on Dickens Avenue from Racine to Stockton.

A shared street means car traffic is restricted to local traffic only. Pedestrians will be allowed to walk in the street. Shared Streets are meant for movement and are not places for people to congregate, crowd, or socialize. Residents can still park on their street and get deliveries, but cars passing through are not allowed.

Beginning July 1, the City will use a staggered approach to phase in ticketing enforcement, and the collection of taxes and other payments that were previously deferred due to COVID-19.

The 2020 Discover Lincoln Park Guides are hot off the presses!

If you're interested in distributing them at your business, email Stephanie at to request complimentary copies.

Fourth of July is just around the corner, and Lincoln Park is here to help you celebrate! Grab your face mask and practice social distancing while visiting some of our local restaurants, spend a day at the zoo, and take advantage of deals happening near you!


From grill kits to cookies, Lincoln Park restaurants and bakeries are full of delicious ways to help you celebrate this holiday weekend.

This virtual event is organized into two sections: “We the People: Chicago Responds” and “Fwd: Arts in Action.” Each section features civic leaders from prominent organizations offering their words of encouragement, inspiration, action, and agency for the present.

Saturday, July 4
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

You provide the bike – Lakeshore Sport & Fitness will provide the decorations, host a parade, and celebrate with food and drink!

Saturday, July 4
10:00 a.m.
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
1320 W Fullerton Ave

Just because we have new limitations and guidelines for public health, doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun this summer — we just have to do it a little differently! So, join Lakeshore Sport & Fitness for all sorts of fun activities for adults and kids alike.

Join Zanies for their Grand Reopening on July 10! Check out their website to learn more about what they're doing to keep you safe and what to expect.

Diversey River Bowl has reopened! Make an online reservation to reserve your lane at or call (773) 227-5800 for more info.

Since 1998, iFly has had the pleasure of taking flight with nearly 10 Million flyers, sharing the dream of flight with those who never thought flying was possible. iFly is taking additional safety measures to continue to share life’s great moments with their flyers and team members. 

When WhirlyBall reopens, they’ll be ready to safely welcome you back for the fun you know and love, while taking precautions to protect their guests and Team Members. They have new guidelines around social distancing and protocols to help keep their Guests and Team Members healthy and safe.

Aries has incorporated additional best practices in their facilities and on their buses to combat the spread of COVID-19. These best practices include additional training, the use of PPE by all staff, social distancing and deep cleaning and sanitizing of their facilities and buses.

Enjoy guided painting classes with Miss Alanna featuring a different painting each week. A portion of the profits of this special event will be donated to Black Lives Matter Chicago.

Thursday, July 9 and July 23
7:00 p.m.

Mysterious missing statues, fire relics, surprising architectural finds… join author and historian Adam Selzer of Mysterious Chicago Tours for a virtual tour exploring the history and architecture of the area surrounding Lincoln Park Zoo!

Sunday, July 12
5:00 p.m.

Green City Market is bringin' Chef BBQ to you! While we can't all be in the park together this summer, Green City Market didn't want to miss out on connecting their supporters and restaurant partners this year. Green City Market's Chef BBQ 2020 will take place via live stream to bring everyone together while safely at home.

Thursday, July 16
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

As Next Door continues to work through the details of when and how they might reopen, they'd like to hear your preferences and needs when it comes to safely using their services and space.

Please complete this brief, anonymous survey to share your thoughts. They can't do this without you.


The funding for the Lincoln Park Conservancy's restoration of North Pond just got one step closer to the finish line with a $3 million gift from a generous anonymous donor. This contribution is the largest single gift the Conservancy has received and will cover the costs of their dredge of North Pond, the most expensive and crucial first step in their restoration project.

Lincoln Park Community Services provides comprehensive social services to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. During this time, they are providing shelter to more than 50 individuals through their interim housing shelters, as well as 37 other individuals through their affordable housing and permanent supportive housing.

Chicago has now entered Phase 4 of the Reopening Plan and as of Monday, June 29, the centers officially reopened with reduced capacity. The MSV Reopening Task Force, formed in April, have developed new policies and procedures for staff and clients. Everyone entering the buildings will have their temperature taken and complete a health screening survey.

The Shrine is reopening for Private Prayer on Wednesday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In order to maximize the number of persons, private prayer is limited to 20 minutes.

RCN offers affordable internet access to qualifying low income households. Because it’s important to stay connected, get the homework done, and more – RCN provides peace of mind with internet for you and your family.

Every Sunday, the Chicago History Museum is featuring a story submitted to their community-based initiative, "In This Together," which collects digital records that capture personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Select Flavors are 40% off at Terry's Toffee including Cran-Orange, Lavenilla, Lemon, Mazel, Peanut Butter and Orange Blossom.

30% of each Animal Cupcake Set sold at Vanille Patisserie will be donated to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Each cupcake 6 pack includes 6 regular sized cupcakes in a variety of flavors, topped with tasty treats and a keepsake zoo animal figurine.

Goose Island Clybourn has you covered for lunch or dinner with their Burger and a Beer special. Order your choice of an All American, Stilton or Impossible burger, 1 crowler of Clybourn exclusive beer, fries or chips, and a cookie for only $15. Available for pick-up or delivery.

Anyone age 5 to 19 who loves to dance is welcome to audition in-person or virtually!
GUS Company members take classes in all styles of dance with a focus on technique and performance skills. GUS Company members train with professional dancers and master teachers, and learn life skills such as communication, teamwork, commitment, and the importance of community outreach.

Audition @ GUS In-Person
Saturday, July 11
K-3rd Grade: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
4th-6th Grade: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
7th-12th Grade: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Summer Music at DePaul is adapting the format of their original summer programs to be innovative virtual experiences to serve and inspire their participating students and act responsibly in favor of the continued health and well-being of all of their students, faculty and staff.

Join them for one of these new programs and immerse yourself in music this summer!

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced its 2020/21 Reset Season featuring a truncated four play lineup (originally six plays) with flexible dates to allow for greater agility in the time of COVID-19, accompanied with a robust slate of original virtual programming.

As the City and State continue to reopen, you may be feeling anxious, nervous, and overwhelmed about the “new normal.” Listen to our recent webinar with Christine Tomasello from Lincoln Park Therapy Group as she discusses the impact on our well-being as we return to business, the stages of grief, and what techniques you can use to overcome grief.

On July 6, Barry's Chicago will reopen their Lincoln Park studio. Things will look and feel different, but the magic will never change.

Stop by Experience Chiropractic for a consultation including a musculoskeletal/spinal exam and digital x-rays (if needed). Offer good for first visit only.

In Motion Physical Therapy uses video to analyze and determine movement dysfunctions that may be contributing to your pain.

Come in for a Safe and Effective High Intensity Workout-Especially in Post-Pandemic Lockdown. City Wide Super Slow is offering a complimentary introductory session ($75.00) for all new clients. Call (773) 281-7569 or visit their website for more information.
  • Best Value: Starter Pack-- Intro plus 4 sessions for $239.00
  • Private Personal Training Available upon Request

How you feel with low testosterone is a reflection of legitimate changes to your body. Some of the changes come with serious long-term health risks - including heart attack and stroke. Ageless Men's Health feels it is vital for men to recognize these very real health concerns to get the help they need. By taking care of your low testosterone, you don’t just feel better. You live healthier.

Ricci Kapricci Salons are open for business after being closed due to COVID-19. They have implemented new procedures following the CDC's guidelines to ensure the safety of all of their clients. New clients receive 20% off.

Start (or end) your 4th of July celebration with a blast of wellness with this special from CryoEffect ColdSpa and thriveIV!

This summer Oui Chef will be offering in person and online classes. They love seeing you both online and in their kitchen.

For in-person classes, Oui Chef will require customers to wear masks, distance themselves from each other and have temperatures taken upon arrival.

Looking for new ways to keep your child entertained during the summer? Want a backup plan for rainy days stuck inside that doesn't include screen time?

These bins are designed to stimulate creativity, encourage imaginative play, and come with instant downloads to activity ideas for hours of engagement.

Kovo Salon is looking for talented stylists to join their team. Their boutique style salon offers competitive pay, flexible schedule, retail bonuses, continuing education, health insurance and so much more. Their books are full and they need talented people to join their staff! Full and part time positions are available. Chair rental is also available. Please call 312-664-1111 for more information.

The Chicago Department of Public Health has released general recommendations on steps to take when an individual with COVID-19 has been in your facility. This includes notification of contacts, cleaning and reporting clusters of cases.