July 5, 2017
Date:  Saturday July 8th 
Time:  10am - 12pm
Location: A.N. Pritzker School, 2020 W EVERGREEN
WPB SSA #33 will host its next shredding / e-recycling event of the year on Saturday, July 8th, 10am-noon in the A.N. Pritzker School parking lot, 2020 W. Evergreen. Gather your old financial records, cancelled checks, credit card statements, love letters from your ex and watch them get destroyed in a matter of minutes, right before your very eyes! Unwanted computer equipment, fax machines, TVs, video game consoles, and cell phones are also welcome. For more info, click here

Date: Wednesday, July 12 
Time:  6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, 1482 N Milwaukee Ave
Come join us for our July Networking Mixer at Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya on Milwaukee Ave for great food, drinks and opportunities to meet some of your Wicker Park Bucktown neighbors. More Information
Community Volunteer Opportunities
Want to make a difference in your communities? Many fun summer volunteer opportunities abound! 

Are you interested in local farm fresh food? The Wicker Park Farmer's Market is looking for volunteers to help out. Please contact Hans at  farmersmarket@wickerparkbucktown.com

SATURDAY, JULY 15 - SUNDAY, JULY 16: Do you love urban gardening? BCO is in in need of volunteers to staff Bucktown Garden Walk, their largest event and fundraiser of the year! Email garden@bucktown.org for questions or sign up here.  

Do you want some fun in the sun followed by free beer while helping raise funds to help out the small business community? Wicker Park Fest is seeking volunteers. Please contact  debbie@wickerparkbucktown.com 

When:  Sundays June 4th - October 29th
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.

When:  Thursday, July 20, 11:30am & 1:30pm
Where:  WPB Chamber Office, 1414 N. Ashland
Our Welcome Orientation will show how to maximize your membership benefits, access our website, participate in events and more! 

When: Saturday & Sunday,  July 29-30
Noon to 10pm
Where:  Milwaukee Ave., from North Ave. to Paulina St.
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. Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood's rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants. The weekend celebrates the neighborhood's unique character with eclectic music (over 40 bands on three stages), great local food, arts and crafts, a kids' area, and retail vendors. More Information 

When: August 26 - 27, 2017
Where:  Milwaukee Ave, North Ave, Division St and Damen Ave
Businesses can now sign up for FREE to be a part of this exciting two day event! To participate, please reach out to our Marketing Coordinator, Anthony. We are also looking for live buskers to play rock in groups of 1-3 and travel around the neighborhood. If you are interested in that, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Debbie. Sponsor opportunities are also available. If interested, please contact our Executive Director  Pamela

News from the Committees
All SSA meetings are open to the public, please join us!  The Guide Development Committee meets Tuesday, 7/11, 8 a.m. at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N Damen Ave. The Transportation Committee meets Thursday, 7/13, 8:30 a.m. in the WPB office (1414 N Ashland) and the Promote WPB Committee has been rescheduled to Thursday, 7/13, at 10:30.

Commission Meetings: Please join us for a special Commission Meeting to review the proposed 2018 budget on Wednesday, July 12 ,
9 a.m. in the WPB office, 1414 N Ashland. 
We will also have our regularly scheduled Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 19
7 p.m. in the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen Ave.

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
Save money this summer on your electric bill by taking advantage of ComEd's AC Cycling program. You can save up to $40 each year! Click here to find out more.

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

Yoga in the Park 
When DATE CHANGE Due to Holiday
Thursday, July 6,  6:30 - 7:30pm
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 1425 N Damen Ave

Movies in the Parks at Wicker 
When Thursday, July 6, 8:30pm 
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 

When MOVED TO THIS WEEK DUE TO RAIN  Friday, July 7, 6pm - 8:45pm 
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen

When : Friday, July 7,  5:00 - 9:00 pm 
Where:  Fatpour Tap Works, 2005 W Division

The 1099 String Quartet
When : Sunday, July 9, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen  

When July 10, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Where : HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee

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

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

When : Tuesdays, June 27 - August 17, 
6:00 - 7:00 am
Where:  Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St

West Town Health Market
When : 1st and 3rd Thursdays, June-December,
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.  

News For All      
Second Community Meeting
to Discuss Near-term Transportation Improvements at the Intersection of Milwaukee Ave, North Ave, and Damen Ave and along the Milwaukee Ave corridor through Wicker Park /Bucktown 
When: Wednesday July 12th, 5:30 - 8:00PM
Doors open: 5:30 PM
Presentation and Q&A: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Open House: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: A.N. Pritzker School Auditorium,
2009 W Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60622

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

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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