June 28, 2017
 
SHREDDING & E-RECYCLING DAYS
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
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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
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.

JULY NETWORKING MIXER AT KIZUKI RAMEN & IZAKAYA
When: Wednesday  July 12
Where:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 

WPB CHAMBER NEW MEMBER WELCOME ORIENTATION 
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! 

WICKER PARK FEST
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 

RACK AND ROLL
WPB SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE
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

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News from the Committees
All SSA meetings are open to the public, please join us! Click here for more information on our committees.

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
On Independence Day, there are a number of ways to help the environment without sacrificing your 4th of July festivities. Use compostable serveware, solar lights, and propane or sustainable charcoal products. Check out the rest of this helpful list from the folks at Inhabitat!

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
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JUNE PUB RUN
When : TONIGHT, June 28
Where:  HealthSource of Wicker Park, 
6:30 - 8pm


Movies in the Parks at Wicker
RAISING ARIZONA
When Thursday, June 29, 8:30pm 
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


WickerMIC
When Thursday, June 29, 6pm - 8:45pm
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen



West Town Health Market
When : 1st and 3rd Thursdays,  June-December,
2-7pm
Where:  Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2233 W Division St

UKRAINE ON MAPS OF THE WORLD IN XVI-XX CENTURIES
When June 2 - 30
Where:  Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior

MS. SARTIN'S ALL-STAR MATH WEEKEND 
When : Monday, July 3, 7am - 12pm
Where:  Sabin Elementary, 2216 W. Hirsch Street


JULY 3RD BRUNCH & DINNER! 
When Monday, July 3
Where:  Rhyme or Reason, 
1938 W. Division Street

AMERICAN BEER NIGHT AT 
REMEDY BAR
When Tuesday, July 4
Where:  Remedy Bar, 1910 N Milwaukee Ave


EASY BAR'S FOURTH OF JULY AL FRESCO SPECIALS
When Tuesday, July 4
Where:  Easy Bar, 1944 W Division St


FOURTH OF JULY AL FRESCO DINING & SUMMER COCKTAILS AT KANELA'S
When Tuesday, July 4
Where:  Kanela's (both locations)
2127 W Division St & 1048 N Milwaukee Ave

FOURTH OF JULY SPECIALS AT ESTELLE'S
When Tuesday, July 4
Where:  Estelle's, 2013 W North Ave



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 
NATIONAL TREASURE
When Thursday, July 6, 8:30pm 
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


FULL DAY SUMMER CAMPS 
AT THE KIDS' TABLE
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.  

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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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VINNY D'S
1709 W Division St
Come on in to Vinny D's where we have a wide selection of delicious cold treats, from shaved ice to Gelato, Italian ice, soft serve, milkshakes and Vinny Spinny's! We also have some of your lunch cravings!    Learn More
ST STANISLAUS KOSTKA SCHOOL
1255 N. Noble Street
St. Stanislaus Kostka School commits itself to preparing young people for lives of excellence.   Learn More
BIZARRE BUCKTOWN
1579 N Milwaukee Ave

Explore forgotten history and surprising secrets.   Learn More 
UKRAINIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CHICAGO
2249 West Superior Street
An Integral part of the Ukrainian Community in Chicago.
Amazing Local Deals