August 23, 2017

WPB RACK AND ROLL SIDEWALK SALE 
When: August 26 - 27, 11am - 6pm 
Where:  Wicker Park and Bucktown
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the return of the WPB Summer Sidewalk Sales for one weekend only, August 26 and 27, 2017!

Mark your calendar & share with friends as these end of summer deals are not to be missed!

**NEW THIS YEAR**
We're celebrating our new theme "Rack and Roll" as unique WPB businesses along Damen Avenue, Division Street, North Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue offer special promotions throughout the weekend while Rock & Roll buskers fill the participating corridors with LIVE music.

**ROCK FASHION SHOW**
Don't miss the Rock Fashion Show, Saturday at 5pm on Mautene Court (1266 N. Milwaukee)! Featuring models strutting down the runway while showcasing clothing, shoes, glasses, and more from hyperlocal retailers, all while jammin' to Dj EDLo!

Thank you to our generous Rock Fashion Show sponsor Dynamic Salon Studios!
 
   
CONSTRUCTION  COMING TO MILWAUKEE AVE
When: Starting next week
Where:  Milwaukee Ave between Western and Division
The Chicago Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) is starting construction next week on exciting pedestrian and bicycling improvements along Milwaukee Avenue, between Division and Western. Improvements include curb bumpouts and "bike boxes" at multiple intersections, and new dashed bike lanes all along Milwaukee! Please see CDOT's flyer for more info.
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WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET 2017
When:  Sundays Through - 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.

SEPTEMBER NETWORKING MIXER AT DOVE'S LUNCHEONETTE
When: Wednesday, September 13,
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Where:  Dove's Luncheonette, 1545 N Damen
This month's mixer brings us to a neighborhood diner, right off the Blue line Damen stop, with music set to the sounds of 1960s and 70s Chicago soul and blues. Dove's Luncheonette offers counter service morning, noon and night in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park.
More information

FALL DINNER CRAWL
When: Tuesday, September 26
Where:  Different routes
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl!
Foodies around Chicagoland are invited to taste small bites and signature appetizers from participating restaurants while exploring all that Wicker Park and Bucktown have to offer. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 5. 

Chamber Committees
Join a Chamber committee Help guide the direction of the neighborhood from events and marketing to business development. We encourage all motivated and insightful Chamber Members to get involved.


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Snow Removal RFP
Special Service Area (SSA) #33 is currently seeking snow removal vendors for this upcoming winter season. Services will need to be provided between Nov. 15, 2017 and Apr. 15, 2018. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 31. For more information, please click here.


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 now eligible for 75% UP TO $5,000 annually, per location.
Green Message
Did you know the Wicker Park Farmers Market now offers composting to all of the Market vendors? Wastenot hauls away all food waste generated by the Farmers Market farmers, bakers, and prepared food purveyors and gets turned back into a healthy soil product. Additionally, Wastenot can sign you up for their residential pick-up service at a very reasonable rate!

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

News from the Committees
The WPB SSA #33 Commission and committees do not meet in August. Enjoy the rest of the summer and we'll see you in September!


What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
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ST. STAN'S ICE CREAM SOCIAL
When : TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 23, 
5:30 - 6:30pm
Where : St. Stan's, 1255 N. Noble St


AUGUST PUB RUN
When : TONIGHT, Wednesday , August 23, 
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where : HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee


ONE WALL 2017
PHIL HAWKINS EXHIBIT
When : August 25 - September 7
Where:  JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY
1389 N. Milwaukee

YOGA IN THE PARK
When Tuesday, August 29,  6:30 - 7:30pm
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave


SUMMER OF CAGE
Gone in 60 Seconds
When : Thursday, August 24, 8 - 10pm 
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave

WickerMIC
When : Friday, August 25, 6pm - 8:45pm
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave


CHICAGO ON-SCREEN

When : Thursday, August 31, 8pm - 9:30pm 
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave


MIDNIGHT CIRCUS IN THE PARKS 
When : September 15, 16, 17
Times vary
Where:  Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


SUMMER ART THERAPY FOR TEENS
When : Now through August 29, 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where:  Art Therapy Studio Chicago
1579 north milwaukee, studio 210 

FULL DAY SUMMER CAMPS 
AT THE KIDS' TABLE
WhenNow through September 1, 9am - 3pm
Where The Kids' Table
2337 W North Ave

FREE BACK TO SCHOOL FREE EYE EXAMS
for all K-12 students
When : Now through September 30,
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where:  Lumen Optical, 2520 N Elston Ave 

West Town Health Market
When : 1st and 3rd Thursdays, now through December, 2-7pm
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.  

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News For All
Wellness Tip of the Week
A child's backpack should only weigh 10-15% of the child's weight. (This is also applicable to adults.) And should always be worn with both straps.  
 
      
NEIGHBORHOOD JOBS
As a benefit to ours members, we list open positions for their businesses. Check out these exciting opportunities in your neighborhood! See Open Jobs!



Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers for an easy 4-hour shift! OHC volunteers receive a t-shirt, discount to the CAF shop and a priority pass to cut the line at busy OHC sites.


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Dynamic Salon
1501 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE
Dynamic Salon is a boutique full-service salon and spa that provides women and men with hair and skin services, manicures, pedicures, makeovers, and more.
PURPLE LLAMA INC
2140 W. DIVISION
Located in Chicago's historic Wicker Park, we are happy to serve the finest coffees in addition to a highly curated selection of vinyl records. 
GOORIN BROTHERS
1533 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Enjoy 50% off select Styles at the WPB Rack & Roll Sale this weekend, August 26 and 27.
Amazing Local Deals