July 26, 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  
Please click HERE for a map of the street closures Starting this Friday. 
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WPB CHAMBER AUGUST NETWORKING MIXER AT FATPOUR 
When:  Wednesday, August 9, 6-8pm
Where: Fatpour, 2005 W Division St
Join us at Fatpour for our WPB August Chamber Networking Mixer! Meet and mingle with some of your local neighborhood businesses and residents while chilling back with a drink and some delicious appetizers!  

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 by August 4. 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

FALL DINNER CRAWL
When: Tuesday, September 26
Where:  Different routes
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Wicker Park Bucktown Fall Dinner Crawl!
Attendees will stroll the streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown to taste small bites and signature appetizers from participating restaurants while enjoying all that WPB has to offer. If you are a restaurant in the area and interested in participating, please download the application  here.  The deadline to apply is August 18. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator,  Debbie with any questions.  Sponsor opportunities are also available. If interested, please contact our Executive Director,  Pamela

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.

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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

News from the Committees
The SSA Commission and the five Committees regularly do not meet in August. If special meetings are scheduled, we will let you know!



What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
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JULY PUB RUN
When TONIGHT, July 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: HealthSource of Wicker Park
1448 N. Milwaukee


WICKER MIC
Special - Young Chicago Authors Night
When Friday, July 28 at 6pm 
Where: Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen 


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


Yoga in the Park 
When Tuesday, August 1  6:30 - 7:30pm
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 


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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