June 14, 2017
Milwaukee Merchants Meeting
Date: Thursday, June 22
Time:  1:00PM
Location: Pint, 1547 N Milwaukee Ave
We are excited to announce that Wicker Park Fest is coming up on July 29th & 30th from 12pm-10pm on Milwaukee Avenue from Paulina to North Avenue. Please join us for an informational meeting for businesses along the Fest grounds. Click HERE for street closure map.  RSVP
When:  June 4th - October 29th
Sundays, 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.

Last call for Wicker Park Fest Sponsorship Opportunities!
Sponsor opportunities are now available for Wicker Park Fest 2017!  As one of Chicago's most anticipated summer  festivals , and dubbed "Chicago's Best Street  Festival  of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune,  Wicker   Park   Fest  is one of Chicago's top-drawing  festivals , attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music lineup.  Wicker   Park   Fest  is Chicago's longest two-day neighborhood street  festival  and  presents a unique opportunity to get your brand in front of 70,000  fest -goers on  July 29-30, 2017 ! For more info, email Pamela Maass.

News from the Committees
All SSA meetings are open to the public, please join us! The SSA Commission #33 meeting is Wednesday, June 21st, 7 pm at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N Damen).

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 eligible for up to $2,500 annually, per location.
Green Message
With the hot summer months coming up, your electric bills are sure to go up with increased A/C use. However, there are FREE energy-efficiency items available to you through ComEd, whether you're in a single-family or multi-family building, or own a small business! There are also tons of rebates available for buying energy-efficient items. Interested in finding out more? Please contact Michael Ashkenasi, 773-384-2672. .

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

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out

When: TONIGHT, Wed, June 14, 6:30-7:30pm
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen

When:  June 15, 12:00 am
Where : Pork & Mindy's, 1623 N Milwaukee Ave

When: June 15 
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave

Rebuilding Exchange House Party 
When : Friday, June 16, 6-9pm
Where : Rebuilding Exchange
1740 West Webster Ave

WPAC Weekend Workout Forum
When Saturday, June 17, 9-10am
Where:  1635 W. Division Street

Fab'rik One Year Anniversary Party
When Saturday, June 17, 6-9pm
Where:  1543 N. Milwaukee Ave

Josephinum Basketball and Fitness Clinic with Tamika Catchings 
When:Saturday, June 17, 2017
Where: North Bell Ave. and West LeMoyne St.

When:  June 15 - 18
Where : Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
1482 N Milwaukee Ave

When: Sunday, June 18
Where: Estelle's, 2013 W North Ave

When: Sunday, June 18 
Where: Easy Bar, 1944 W Division St

Soul Daddy Brunch
When:  Sunday, June 18
Where : Rhyme or Reason
1938 W. Divison Street

Theatre-Hikes Series at Wicker 
A MidSummer Nights Dream
When:  Sunday, June 18, 11am -1pm
Where : Grove at the Corner of Damen/Schiller  

Yoga in the Park 
When : Tuesdays, June 6 - Aug. 29, 
6:30pm - 7:30pm  
Where : Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave

WhenJune 12 - September 1, 9am - 3pm
Where The Kids' Table
2337 W North Ave

Bucktown Garden Walk 
When: Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th from 10am - 5pm
Where: Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen Avenue

For more local events and deals, please visit our website at wickerparkbucktown.com.  

News For All      
Annual Bucktown Garden Walk Sponsorship Opportunities
There's still time to become a sponsor for the annual Bucktown Garden Walk July 15 & 16th! With new additions of the Children's Fest and Garden Walk Block Party conveniently located adjacent to the 606, the event will be the bigger and more well attended than ever before. You don't want to miss this chance to promote your brand and community support to your neighbors!  Contact Us 

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

Monthly Viaduct Clean Up Effort
The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail are organizing a monthly viaduct clean up effort to help keep the underside of the Bloomingdale Trail clean. Neighbors that agree to "adopt" a viaduct(s) will commit to cleaning it up at least once a month. If you would like to be part of this trail-wide initiative, sign up HERE. There will be a kick off meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm at the Humboldt Park Library at 1605 North Troy to hand out trash bags, gloves, meet fellow captains and discuss logistics.

Chambers of Commerce Business Owners Restroom Survey
University of Illinois at Chicago is exploring reactions to a potential new law here in Chicago that would make all single-stall restrooms all-gender, rather than "Men" or "Women".   Take the Survey 

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