May 17, 2017

State of the Wards
Date:  Wednesday, May 24th
Time:  8:30AM - 10:00AM
Location: The Goddess & Grocer, 1649 N. Damen
Wicker Park Bucktown businesses are invited to attend our annual State of the Wards event to hear directly from our three area aldermen, Alderman Joe Moreno (1st Ward), Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward), and Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward). Join us for breakfast and presentations from the aldermen, the WPB Chamber, and WPB SSA #33.
Farmer's Market Starts June 4
When:  Sundays, June 4-Oct. 29, 8am - 2pm
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave.
The Wicker Park Farmers Market plans to kick off another season on Sunday, June 4th, 2017! For six delicious hours between 8am and 2pm, 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, and flowers will be anything but garden-variety. The market is a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to learn about the food we eat from the farm to our table, straight from the farmer's mouth. 
Click  here  for details.
June Networking Mixer at Subterranean
When:  June 7, 2017, 6-8pm
Where:  Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave
Come join us for our monthly networking mixer, this month at the Subterranean.  Drinks, food and fun networking with local business owners, residents and other will be provided.  Members attend for free but this event is open to the public.  So come meet your neighbors. Click  here  for details.

Are you looking to enjoy live music and help the environment this summer? 
Consider joining Bright Beat as an ECO EDUCATOR at Wicker Park's Green Music Fest, June 10-11! Soak up the sun, music and festivities while ECO EDUCATING the public and helping keep the event's recycling and compost streams clean. In exchange for Eco Educating, individual earn two free concert tickets* to Subterranean or Beat Kitchen, free admission to the fest and a free food voucher for each shift completed. *Restrictions apply. Learn more, pick your shift and secure your spot today by filling out the  online application.

Wicker Park Fest Vendor & Sponsor Opportunities Available!
Vendor and 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 line-up.  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
The SSA #33 Commission meeting is TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 17th, 7 pm at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N Damen).
The Arts Committee meeting is Tuesday, May 23rd, 9 am, at the WPB office (1414 N Ashland). Join Us!

NEW Neighborhood Safety & Façade Rebate Programs
WPB SSA #33 now provides rebates for security cameras, exterior lighting, repairing broken or graffiti'd windows, and installing anti-smash or anti-graffiti window film. Businesses in the SSA district are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost of a neighborhood safety measure, up to $1,000 per measure.     Additionally, SSA rebates are available for façade improvements, up to $5,000. However, the business or building owner MUST now contact the WPB Chamber and get pre-approval before beginning these improvements.  Read the policies and applications here

Green Message
April certainly brought the showers! if you want May to bring lots of flowers, used coffee grounds headed for the trash can definitely find a better home in your garden (they can be great for the soil!) Just be sure to spread them out carefully to prevent mold from growing. Newspapers - although recyclable - also can act as mulch or a weed deterrent by laying them flat around your plants. .

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 , attend a Commission Meeting , a Committee meeting or contact Jessica,

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
Roberto Clemente Festival
When:  Saturday, May 20th, 1-5 p.m
Where : McDonald's 1951 N Western Ave

Martini Class 
When:  Wed, May 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where : 2005 W Division, Fatpour

St. Stan's & City Life Car Show
When: Saturday, June 3 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: St. Stanislaus Kostka School
1255 N Noble St

Networking Reception
When : Monday, June 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:  Revolution Brewery,  
2323 N Milwaukee Ave

Green Music Fest
When: Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11,
noon to 10pm 
Where : Damen Ave between North and Schiller

When: April 8 - June 3, 2017
Where: Monique Meloche Gallery
2154 W Division Street

Ukrainian National Museum
Art Exhibit by Olga & Ivan Karakul & 
Tetiana & Mykhaylo Vytiahlovskyi
When : May 5- May 28, 2017 
Where : Ukrainian National Museum

Jackson Junge Gallery
When: May 12, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Where: Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave 

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

A New Look Art Exhibit
When: April 8th - June 3rd
Where: Monique Meloche, 2154 W Division St

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The Secrets of Santa Monica: La Boda
Jenny and Columbo's big day has finally arrived. But in Santa Monica de la Punta Gorda, nothing ever goes as planned. A series of comical accidents and miscommunications delay the ceremony and the wedding party retells stories of how this wedding almost never came to be. Be a part of the celebration, you may just get a chance to join the wedding party on stage.

Green Music Fest 2017 Full Line Up Announces Thursday, May 18!
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and alternative rock band July Talk as headlining artists for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, June 10 and 11, 2017. Additional artists will be announced leading up to the festival. For full details, click here.

Sponsor or Donate to the Music/Theatre Series in the Park
Support the The Music/Theatre Series in the Park! We invite you to help support the performing arts in the park this year. The performing arts in the park have enhanced your experiences at the WPB Farmers Market for many years.  This year, on eight Sundays at the WPB Farmer's Market in Wicker Park, the Wicker Park Advisory Council (WPAC) will present 4 Music Performances and 4 Theatre performances for the neighborhood's enjoyment as part of the WPAC CREATE SERIES. For more info, click here

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