Effective Friday, October 23, new measures go into effect to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago. Essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations will be able to stay open during the non-essential business curfew.

Early Voting and Secured Drop Boxes for mail-in ballots are now available in all 50 wards. For Early Voting, Chicago voters may use any Early Voting location in the city.

As the weather gets colder, we need you to take care of yourselves to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Your favorite neighborhood businesses need you to stay healthy so they can stay open. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself and those around you.

On October 21, Mayor Lightfoot presented the 2021 Budget Recommendations to the City Council.

We’re excited to announce a new video series this fall sponsored by BankFinancial to meet the artists featured in the Art on Clark program presented by the Clark Street Special Service Area (SSA) #23. Get a behind the scenes look at their process, their history and inspiration for the sculptures on Clark Street.

Submit photos of your fantastic Halloween costumes for a chance to win prizes at the Spooktacular Virtual Costume Contest! Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.

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Evette's at 350 W. Armitage is now open! Check out this great feature from Eater Chicago on their unique menu including al-pastor tacos, shawarma and tabouleh.

Modern Acupuncture is opening on October 24! Their mission is to make your life better. They do that through 30 minute acupuncture sessions that take a stand against the physical, mental and emotional stressors of today’s world. Click here to book your appointment and get the 30 minutes of calm you deserve. Your first session is free.

Jumpstart your strength now with this special offer from CityWide SuperSlow. Purchase the Starter Pack and schedule your sessions before the holiday rush.
Celebrate Halloween on Clark Street in Lincoln Park with spooky specials, virtual activities, an online costume contest and voting on your favorite festive window displays. Spooktacular is presented by the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and the Clark Street Special Service Area #23.

Join Lincoln Common for their Halloween Window Painting event to paint their retail windows the color of the season.

Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25

Belmont Village Lincoln Park is hosting a pumpkin decorating competition. Help them to create the "Great Pumpkin Gallery" by dropping off decorated pumpkins. Drop off your decorated pumpkins on Sunday, October 25 or Monday, October 26.

Enter NEWCITY's virtual pumpkin carving for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a NEWCITY business.

Contest ends on October 30. Four winners will be announced on October 31.

Slither into the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's annual Halloween party from the comfort of your own home.

Friday, October 30
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Classic Kids Chicago is offering complimentary Halloween mini-shoots.

Saturday, October 24
Saturday, October 31

Call 773-296-2607 to book your appointment.

Pick out a free pumpkin at their Lincoln Park Pumpkin Patch on Halloween morning! Free pumpkins and treats will be available. Costumes are encouraged.

St. Vincent DePaul Center
2145 N. Halsted
Saturday, October 31
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Flowers for Dreams Flower Truck is making a stop at The Neighborhood Hotel. Stop by to pick up the perfect fall bouquet.

The Neighborhood Hotel
2616 N. Clark
Saturday, October 31
11:30 a.m.

Terry's Toffee Candy Apples are back! Their homemade caramel apples are available through Halloween.

Limited quantities are available each week in plain, pecan and fall sprinkles.

Visit WhirlyBall in costume over Halloween weekend to receive a special gift featuring festive candy and two free games of WhirlyBall on their next visit.

Enjoy a free virtual Halloween Dance Performance from Gus Giordano Dance School. A show link will be emailed to you on October 30. Email to get the link.

Join Urbanity Dance for this 2-hour bootcamp to learn Mahogany's revived version of Michael Jackson's classic Thriller choreography. Available virtually and in-person.

Get into the spooky spirit with Halloween treats from Vanille! Available treats include Halloween Cupcakes, Trick or Treat Buckets stocked with your Halloween favorites and custom cakes and treats.

Wondering how to safely celebrate Halloween this year? Check out Chicago Halloweek for Halloween safety tips as well as celebrations around the city.

With cooler weather in the air, The Lakefront Restaurant at Theater on the Lake has expanded their indoor dining space, perfect for those looking for a day or evening out in a safe and socially distanced space. The Skyline Patio and East Lake Terrace are still open, with heat lamps throughout the space, for those who wish to dine outdoors.

Bring the magic of Geja's Cafe to your home this winter with the Geja's Cafe @ Home Dining Experience.

You choose the premier dinner and they supply the equipment for an unforgettable experience in the comforts of your home.

Casati's Modern Italian has expanded patio season with private dining greenhouses. Check out this neighborhood gem for light, fresh, and healthy food traditions of Florence meshed with an array of modern italian dishes.

Check out our directory of great Lincoln Park restaurants and bars to help you #EatLocal this season.

Open House Chicago has been extended through November 1. Download the mobile app to find maps, photos, short descriptions and audio clips provided by guest experts and historians about important Chicago places and spaces.

Join BankFinancial every Tuesday for a series of complimentary webinars to navigate the basics of financial education.

October 27, 12:00 p.m.

November 3, 12:00 p.m.

November 10, 12:00 p.m.

Green City Market (GCM) has extended their Lincoln Park outdoor market every Saturday through November 21. Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, Green City Market's Indoor Market will not be running in the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this 2020-2021 winter season but they will continue to offer home delivery and curbside pick-up through GCM delivered all fall and winter long.

The Lincoln Park Conservancy will be conducting three virtual public meetings to discuss the restoration of North Pond.
Wednesday, November 11 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join the Chicago Fire Department, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, and Wrightwood Neighbors Association for a virtual neighborhood update.

Wednesday, October 28
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Theatre School's annual gala, LIGHTS UP! will be held online this year. In addition to a virtual performance, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of their celebrated alumni and supporters.

Thursday, November 12
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join Lakeview Pantry in the fight against hunger from home at this year's Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Virtual Event.

Thursday, November 12
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join Victory Gardens Theater to see powerful artistic works created by CPS students in the Victory Gardens Theater Drama in the Schools program performed by professional Chicago actors during a free virtual showcase.

Wednesday, December 9
7:00 p.m.

Casati's Modern Italian is donating a Thanksgiving meal to guests at Lincoln Park Community Services and Care for Friends for every meal purchased from their Pre-Order Thanksgiving Menu.

This year, ZooLights will follow City and State guidelines to ensure a safe experience that allows social distancing.
Tickets will cost $5 per guest to support Lincoln Park Zoo’s dedication to wildlife and conservation. All guests, including children and infants, must have a ticket to enter ZooLights, and groups cannot exceed 10 people.

Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and Andy Crestodina, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media, as we present some essential steps you can tackle right now to improve your internet presence and SEO. Plus, learn from real life examples as Andy showcases examples of website enhancements from neighborhood businesses.

This is a free event for LPCC members. $10 for Guests.

Thursday, November 12
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Bring your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters (and those rare 50 cent pieces) to Lakeside Bank. They’ll count them up for free and turn them into nice, crisp, paper money for you.

Lakeside Bank
2800 N. Ashland

Looking for a local bank, lawyer or insurance provider? Use the Lincoln Park Business Directory to find trusted service professionals in the neighborhood.

Travel to Venice with Nancie King Mertz via Zoom to paint one of her favorite cities in the world. A portion of the tuition will benefit La Romita school of Art in Umbrian, which had to shutter for 2020 due to COVID-19.

Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music from the comfort of your home with Lincoln Hall's Staged series.

Upcoming performances include:

Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m.

The Second City’s Happy Hour features Second City’s stellar talent of today with their fabulously funny alumni streaming weekly laughs right into your own personal quarantainment zone!

Every Thursday
7:00 p.m.

Need a good laugh? Zanies has you covered. Here are some of their upcoming live, in-person shows.

October 23 - 25

October 27 - 28, 30 - 31 and November 1

DIBS Kids Club Memberships are on sale now! The DIBS Kids Club is the official kids club of DePaul Athletics and is open to youth fans in 6th grade and under. 2020-21 memberships are $25 per member and are valid through June 30, 2021. Sign up today!

Join Saint Clement School for a virtual presentation where you can hear from their principal, pastor, parents and students talk about their experiences at Saint Clement School. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions during the virtual presentation. The Admissions Coffee presentation begins promptly at 8:45 AM on Zoom. Your invitation will be sent via email upon registration.

Tuesday, November 10
8:45 a.m.

At Lincoln Park Zoo camps, kids in grades preK–8 go wild for nature. Through hands-on activities and visiting the animals, campers uncover all the ways the zoo—and the Earth!—is an amazing place.

This fun, virtual activity challenges families and friends to choose from four virtual distances: Ultra Marathon (52.4 miles), Marathon (26.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles), or Kids’ distance (2.62 miles).

November 27 - January 7

Organized in partnership with the non-profit organization Yoga for Black Lives this program aims to help prep our minds, bodies, and spirits as best we can for the emotional rollercoaster that is election week this year. All virtual sessions are offered free of charge.

Saturday, October 31
10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 1
10:30 a.m.

Ricci Kapricci is now offering eyelash extension services! With 9 years of lash experience, their stylists have exceptional artistry specializing in classic, hybrid, and volume lash extensions. Call them at (773) 477-1050 or visit their website for details.
Join us in thanking our 2020 Annual Sponsors! We would not be able to do many of the programs and initiatives we do without them especially in this challenging year.