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May Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

The sun is shining and the street is coming alive with fun deals, great specials, and awesome events, including the 4th annual Cravings on Clark restaurant crawl! Get your tickets now, find out which restaurants are participating, and hear about all the great happenings on the corridor this month!

-The Clark Street Team

Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Cravings on Clark is Nearly Here! 
Wednesday, June 14 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Tickets are on sale now for the 4th annual Cravings on Clark restaurant crawl along Clark Street and Diversey Parkway! With the event nearly a month away, fifteen restaurants (and counting) will be offering bites of some of their most popular dishes! Hungry visitors get to dine, stroll, shop, and repeat after picking up their culinary passport at HopCat - Chicago (2577 N. Clark). Indulge in sweet and savory samples at each stop, free pedicab rides along the route, and special deals throughout the neighborhood!

Purchase your tickets now at VisitClarkStreet.com/Cravings. Plus, check back soon to find out the restaurant lineup and which shops are offering special deals!
Celebrate Mother's Day in the Neighborhood this May

Lincoln Park is a wonderful place to celebrate that special woman in your life for Mother's Day. Check out this line-up of special events, deals, and festivities along the corridor and throughout Lincoln Park!

Suuri Design | 2042 N. Clark
May 6 - 13
When you spend $100 on mom, you'll receive a free bracelet in return, only at Suuri Design.

Lincoln Park Uncorked | Check-in at Bridgeview Bank, 1970 N. Halsted
May 11
Sip, stroll, and shop along the historic Armitage and Halsted shopping district in Lincoln Park. Sample over 35 different wines with that special lady in your life, while enjoying bites from area restaurants. Tickets are on sale for $40 through Wednesday, May 10 and $50 at the door on May 11. Get tickets for mom now to one of the spring's hottest events!

TeaGschwendener | 557 W. Diversey
May 11
Indulge your senses with a macaron and tea pairing at TeaGschwendner featuring macarons from Vanille Patisserie. Call 773-360-8009 for reservations.

SEE Eyewear | 2531 N. Clark
May 11-14
Let mom splurge on a new pair of glasses or shades this Mother's Day and she can save $100 , only at SEE Eyewear! 

Firecakes Donuts | 2453 N. Clark
May 12 - 14
Surprise mom with a little bit of a sweet treat and give her mini-donuts from Firecakes. These special treats are only available for a limited time for Mother's Day!

Gaslight Bar | 2450 N. Clark
May 13-14
Take Mom out to enjoy the sweet sounds of brunch at a very special acoustic performance at Gaslight Bar. Plus don't forget about the delicious menu options and drink specials!

Orange Contemporary Brunch | 2413 N. Clark
May 13-14
If you haven't tried Orange's pancake flight now is a perfect time to take mom out for a taste! Swing by to enjoy a special Mother's Day themed pancake flight breakfast.

ChicaGO24 | 1601 N. Clark
May 13-14
Is mom a history buff? Is she an adventurer? Explore the city with the Chicago History Museum for ChicaGO24. Enjoy a variety of ways to explore Chicago's neighborhoods, from walks to river cruises you'll get to stop at some of the city's iconic locations and learn unexpected stories. View the full schedule here.

KC Chocolatier | 545 W. Diversey
Through May 14
Nothing says "I love you, Mom" like a beautiful box filled with a delicious assortment of decadent truffles. When it comes to mom, let KC Chocolatier help you make her day!

Mother's Day Brunch at the Zoo | 2001 N. Clark
May 14
Treat mom to Mother's Day brunch surrounded by wild animals! Snag tickets today for one of three two-hour seatings at Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo along the Nature Boardwalk! Learn more now.

For more specials and deals across the neighborhood, take a peek at the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce's guide to celebrating Mother's Day in Lincoln Park!
Pasta Bowl's Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner and Button Pressing!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Enjoy a four course tasting dinner featuring Pasta Bowl's brand new summer menu items. Each course will be paired with a different beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. Plus stick around after dinner and get crafty when designing your own button and sipping on some sweet brews! Reserve your space today.
Green City Market is Back in the Sun! 

Green City Market has officially moved back outdoors and we know that means warmer and sunnier days are here to stay! Enjoy Saturday mornings at one of Lincoln Park's premiere markets at the intersection of Lincoln and Clark. Markets are held every Saturday and Wednesday from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm through October 28th! Plus visit the market on Saturday, June 3 for a chance to win tickets to Cravings on Clark
Celebrate Summer at the Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo | 2001 N. Clark

The Lincoln Park Zoo has an amazing line-up of events coming up to mark the start of summer in the neighborhood. Take a Peek at their upcoming events here:

Food Truck Social | Saturday, May 13
Experience Chicago's finest meals on wheels and the zoo after hours! Indulge in tasty flavors, live music, and extended hours at the zoo.

Zoo-ologie 2017: A Midsummer Night's Roar | Saturday, May 20
Support the zoo and dance the night away at this gala event, which combines elegance with wild excitement!

United Run for the Zoo | Sunday, June 4
Join your fellow critters on this annual race through the zoo, which helps to keep it free and open to the public 365 days a year.

Craft Brews at the Zoo | Friday, June 16 / Saturday, June 17
Don't miss your chance to go wild at this two day craft beer festival! For the third year running, you'll have the chance to savor some great craft beers.

For a complete list of upcoming events at the Lincoln Park Zoo, click here.
Lincoln Central's 4th Annual Spring Zing!
Saturday, June 3 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Step into spring with a little zing! Lincoln Central Association's 4th annual Spring Zing is returning to Oz Park and is only steps away from Clark Street in Lincoln Park! This fun spring festival will showcase magicians, creative activities, and games for the entire family. Learn more here!
Beautifying Clark Street and Diversey Parkway

Spring is in the air on Clark Street and Diversey Parkway! Clark Street in Lincoln Park is getting ready for the warmer months and the hustle summer brings along. In the next few weeks, be on the lookout for some of our beautification efforts, which include:
  • Landscaping the public walkways, including planting colorful flowers in the planter boxes and hanging flower baskets.
  • Power washing the sidewalks along Clark Street from Armitage to Diversey and the south side of Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview.
  • Kicking off Art on Clark by installing 10 public art sculptures (some of which you might recognize from 2016's program) by local Chicago artists.
Check back to VisitClarkStreet.com for the latest news on the "spring cleaning" efforts.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Chopo Chicken
2460 N. Clark

In late April, Chopo Chicken opened to the neighborhood with a bang, offering free chicken to their hungry customers. Stop by this unique little eatery for a new twist of chicken with a South American flare. Adding a new and fun taste to Clark Street in Lincoln Park, we are excited to welcome this new business to the corridor!
Meet a Merchant

Orange on Clark Offers a Community Feel
Orange Contemporary Brunch | 2413 N. Clark

Orange offers contemporary brunch with a peel! Since 2001, Orange Restaurants have been mixing-up the traditional brunch options by offering the highest quality of fresh ingredients. Originally out of Roscoe Village, Orange moved their second location to Clark Street in Lincoln Park, at 2413 N. Clark, about a decade ago. The Clark Street location is in a prime spot, just steps from the Clark and Fullerton intersection and  ...read more.
Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200