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August Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

The days may be getting shorter, but summer is still strong and vibrant along Clark Street and Diversey Parkway! With many places to shop and dine, amazing events like the Air and Water Show, and of course the great places to grab a drink, there's so much to do...and before you know it, our annual Spooktacular Halloween extravaganza will be upon us. 

M ake plans to spend time in the neighborhood and enjoy the sunshine! Scroll down to find out all there is to do this month on Clark Street in Lincoln Park!

-The Clark Street Team

Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Art on Clark Has Officially Returned! 


The Art on Clark public art program has returned to Clark Street in Lincoln Park with a bang! Last month, many neighbors and visitors to Clark Street in Lincoln Park took advantage of a beautiful evening to tour the amazing new sculptures, walk the street, and dine and shop along the way. You can check out photos from the night here.

You can take a free self-guided tour along the route to hear the history and inspiration behind each sculpture. Simply download the Otocast app from the App Store or the Google Play store and start your journey. Learn more about the Art on Clark program and the ten striking and eye-catching sculptures by local artists here.
Spooktacular Logo Save the Date: Clark Street's Halloween Spooktacular Returns!
Sunday, October 29 | 1:00 - 4:00pm

The 9th annual Spooktacular and Scarecrows on Parade will be returning to Clark Street and Diversey Parkway  on Sunday, October 29 and we can't wait! It's never too early to start planning your costume - there was some serious competition last year - and we can expect an even bigger and better contest this fall. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for details about the Halloween extravaganza! 
Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Now In Effect!

Due to the recent decision by the Circuit Court judge to dismiss the Illinois Retail Merchants Association's lawsuit against Cook County the Sweetened Beverage Tax is now in effect. For more information about the tax, visit lincolnparkchamber.com.
2017 Hot Dog Fest
August 11-13 | 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Hot Dog Fest returns to Lincoln Park this weekend with a delicious line-up of vendors. This annual festival, held just steps from, and benefiting, the Chicago History Museum, has all the ingredients of an exceptional big city summer event. Featuring food served by some of the city's great vendors, many who offer exciting twists on the standard dog. Find out more about this three day festival now!
59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show
August 19 - 20 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 59th annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns to  North Avenue Beach . This amazing show is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States and can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with the main viewing area at North Avenue

Grab breakfast on Clark beforehand or stop by after the show for some shopping before dinner. Find a list of businesses at VisitClarkStreet.com.  
Upcoming HopCat Events
2577 N. Clark

Lagunitas Tap Feature & Art Giveaway
Thursday, August 17 | 6:00 pm

Stop by and try to guess the number of bottle caps inside of a jar to win an awesome piece of artwork. In addition to the giveaway, Lagunitas beers will be featured on tap!

Beer Dinner with Half Acre Beer Co.
Tuesday, August 29 | 7:00 pm 

Join Hopcat for a five beer, four course beer dinner featuring delicious brews from Half Acre! Check out the menu and reserve your spot today. 

Upcoming Lincoln Park Zoo Events
2577 N. Clark

Lincoln Park Zoo Challenge
Friday, August 25 | 6:30 - 10:30 pm 

Grab some teammates, dress them up in costume and swing by the Lincoln Park Zoo for an after-hours, all-adult adventure to compete for awesome prizes. Get the full details here.

Night at the Zoo
Saturday, September 9 | 6:30 - 11:00 pm

Join thousands of 20- and 30-somethings for "Night at the Zoo!" This adults-only event will let guests experience the zoo's amazing animals and gardens with a beer or wine in hand. Get the scoop now! 
SEE Eyewear Fall Eye Exam
2531 N. Clark

Get ready for back to school and the autumn weather at SEE Eyewear! Now through September 4, enjoy $49 eye exams at SEE, plus discounts when you buy multiple pairs!

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3): 
Sustainability Leadership Series 

Join the Chicago Conservation Corps for its Fall 2017 Sustainability Leadership Training Series. Attend an upcoming orientation to learn more about their 8-week training course and help take steps to improve the Chicagoland environment! Reserve space today by completing this form
New Look for the Fullerton Underpass

Later this month work will be completed at the Fullerton Avenue underpass that runs under Lake Shore Drive. Two new murals are being painted along the walls of the underpass to help enhance the walk from the west side of Lake Shore Drive to the beach. Catch a sneak peek of the murals in this DNAInfo article.
Standard Market Grill Reconcepting 
444 W. Fullerton

In case you missed it, Standard Market Grill recently closed their doors, but only temporarily. The restaurant at the corner of Clark and Fullerton is undergoing a new concept for the space. We look forward to the reconcept and the return of such an integral business along the corridor. 
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Wiki Wiki Poke Co.
2661 N. Clark

Adding to Clark Street in Lincoln Park's diverse range of food, we welcome the newly opened Wiki Wiki Poke Co. offering delicious, all natural, handcrafted poke bowls, as well as a variety of other fish and vegetarian options. Wiki Wiki Poke Co. provides a refreshing menu so seafood lovers can certainly indulge. Stop in for a delicious bite today, hours are from 12:00 - 11:00 pm daily. 

Coming Soon: Hugo's Pelmeni
2468 N. Clark St.

Keep your eyes peeled for Hugo's Pelmeni, joining the Clark Street family this fall! The cafe will serve pelmeni, a type of Russian dumpling, adding to the unique food options available along the corridor. 
Meet a Merchant
Sticking Around the Neighborhood Because It's Sweet!  
Sweet! Froyo & Candy | 2468 N. Clark

When Yogurtland recently pulled out of all of it's Chicago locations, Bill Feldgreber, owner of the Yogurtland franchise at 2468 N. Clark, and his son Alex, saw the remaining terms on their lease not as a burden, but as an opportunity, because they wanted to stay in the neighborhood that has supported them. With that attitude they rebranded the frozen yogurt chain into their own unique storefront. Still operating as a froyo outpost, Sweet! Froyo & Candy now offers... read more.
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Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200