May 24, 2017

The Wicker Park Farmers Market
Date:  June 4th through October 29th 
Time:  Sundays, 8am to 2pm
Location: Wicker Park proper on Damen Ave., between Schiller St. & Wicker Park Ave.
The Wicker Park Farmers Market will kick off another season on Sunday, June 4th, 2017! 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, and flowers will be anything but garden-variety. The market is a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to learn about the food we eat from the farm to our table, straight from the farmer's mouth. 
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Alkaline Batteries Recycling
Where:  WPBCC, 1414 N. Ashland
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.
Store Hours: 
Monday - Saturday 6AM-10PM
Sunday 8AM-8PM
Hours might differ

June Networking Mixer at Subterranean
When:  June 7, 2017, 6-8pm
Where:  Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave
Come join us for our monthly networking mixer, this month at the Subterranean.  Drinks, food and fun networking with local business owners, residents and other will be provided.  Members attend for free but this event is open to the public.  So come meet your neighbors. Click  here  for details.

Are you looking to enjoy live music and help the environment this summer? 
Interested in becoming an Eco Educator? Join the Eco Educator Team June 10-11 at Green Music Fest and receive free admission to the rest of the Festival, a meal voucher per shift worked at the festival, and two (2) free tickets to a concert of your choice at Subterranean or Beat Kitchen *Restrictions apply. There will be two shifts each day: Saturday 6/10 - Sunday 6/11: 11:30-5:30 & 4:30-10:30 SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY via this  online application  and email eco@brightbeat.com with any questions.

Wicker Park Fest Vendor & Sponsor Opportunities Available!
Vendor and sponsor opportunities are now available for Wicker Park Fest 2017!  As one of Chicago's most anticipated summer  festivals , and 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 with its fantastic music line-up.  Wicker   Park   Fest  is Chicago's longest two-day neighborhood street  festival  and  presents a unique opportunity to get your brand in front of 70,000  fest -goers on  July 29-30, 2017 ! For more info, email Pamela Maass.
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News from the Committees
The Promote Committee is meeting Thur. 6/1 at 8:30 a.m. at the WPB Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland). 
The Clean & Green Committee is meeting Tues. 6/6 at 9:00 a.m. at Janik's Café (2011 W. Division) Join us!

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
With the hot summer months coming up, your electric bills are sure to go up with increased A/C use. However, there are FREE energy-efficiency items available to you through ComEd, whether you're in a single-family or multi-family building, or own a small business! There are also tons of rebates available for buying energy-efficient items. Interested in finding out more? Please contact Michael Ashkenasi, 773-384-2672. .

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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MAY PUB RUN
When : May 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where : HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee



Ukrainian National Museum
Art Exhibit by Olga & Ivan Karakul & 
Tetiana & Mykhaylo Vytiahlovskyi
When : May 5- May 28, 2017 
Where : Ukrainian National Museum


FATPOUR
Martini Class 
When:  Wed, May 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where : 2005 W Division, Fatpour


Property Tax, Exemptions and Appeal Workshop
When:  Wed, May 31 - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where : St. Stanislaus Kostka School Library
1255 N Noble St



St. Stan's & City Life Car Show
When: Saturday, June 3 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: St. Stanislaus Kostka School
1255 N Noble St



CASA CENTRAL WEEK OF HOPE
Networking Reception
When : Monday, June 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:  Revolution Brewery,  
2323 N Milwaukee Ave

826CHI
Prologue: A Literary Cocktail Party 
When:  Friday, June 9, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where : American Writers Museum 
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor


WICKER PARK
Green Music Fest
When: Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11,
noon to 10pm 
Where : Damen Ave between North and Schiller

CAROLINE WELLS CHANDLER: TRANSMITTER
When: April 8 - June 3, 2017
Where: Monique Meloche Gallery
2154 W Division Street

MOVIES IN THE PARK
THE WICKER MAN
When: June 20 
Where: Wicker Park
1425 N Damen Ave
 

Jackson Junge Gallery
A MODERN BESTIARY
When: May 12, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Where: Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee 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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Have Room For Waldo?
This July, Waldo is coming to Wicker Park and twenty-five local businesses are needed for this Shop Local campaign - Deadline is May 31st! If your business has any interest in participating  contact 
rebecca@volumesbooks.com

Green Music Fest 2017 Full Line Up Announced!
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and alternative rock band July Talk as headlining artists for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, June 10 and 11, 2017. Additional artists will be announced leading up to the festival. For full details, click here.
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