July 19, 2017

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
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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 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.

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. You may also download the application here. 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! The SSA #33 Commission meets on Wednesday, 7/19, 7 pm at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N. Damen Ave)  On Tuesday, 7/25, the Arts Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the WPB Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland).

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
Save money this summer on your electric bill by taking advantage of ComEd's AC Cycling program. You can save up to $40 each year! Click here to find out more.

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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EASY BAR AND NEW BELGIUM
HOST "TOUR DE FRUIT" 
When : TONIGHT, July 19, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where : Easy Bar, 1944 W Division St


PORK & MINDY'S OPEN MIC NIGHT 
When : Thursday, July 20, 7-9pm
Where : Pork & Mindy's
1623 N Milwaukee Ave



Movies in the Parks at Wicker 
THE WICKER MAN
When Thursday, July 20, 8:30 - 10:12PM
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


Yoga in the Park 
When Tuesday, July 25  6:30 - 7:30pm
Where : Wicker Park Softball Field, 
1425 N Damen Ave


JULY PUB RUN
When : Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee


ART ON A HOT TIN ROOF
When : Saturday, July 29, 5:00 - 8:00 pm 
Where: Bottom Lounge,
1375 W Lake St


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


CARDIO SOCCER
When : Tuesdays, now through August 17, 
6:00 - 7:00 am
Where:  Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St


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    
PURCHASE AD IN Midnight Circus Program 
Promote Your Business and Help Support Wicker Park Events
Purchase an ad and reach 12,000 people in 5 Parks during
22 performances for one month - between September 15 and October 15
Ad Sales Thru August 7
Contact for Details: Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org

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

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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