48th Ward Weekly Update- August 6, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browserAugust 6, 2021 
Dear Neighbor,

There is a lot going on in Uptown this weekend: from art to community runs to yard sales! Today Uptown United and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce kick off Uptown Art Week, which runs from August 6-15. This neighborhood-wide initiative includes self-guided tours of public art in Uptown, a pop-up art fair at Wilson and Broadway, and live art installations. Visit exploreuptown.org for more details.

Tomorrow morning hundreds of neighbors will join the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) for their Dim Sum and Then Some 5K/10K along the lakefront. The run will begin at 8am on Argyle west of Sheridan, and it will end at Argyle and Kenmore where runners will enjoy dim sum and bubble tea. This event brings our community together and raises funds for CMAA’s important work. Click here for more information on how you can participate as a runner or volunteer.

When the race is over, head a block north to check out the Carmen Winona Block Club Annual Yard Sale from 9am-4pm. Neighbors will be selling vintage homewares, clothing, kid stuff, art, and more on parkways along Winona and Carmen, between Sheridan and Marine. Click here for more information. 

Congratulations to longtime 48th Ward neighbors Kathy Gemperle and John Holden on the release of their recently published book “Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel”. Kathy and John are active community members and leaders at the Edgewater Historical Society. This Sunday, August 8, 3-7pm, the Edgewater Historical Society will host a book launch event at their museum, located at 5358 N. Ashland. Attendees can hear from the authors, get copies of the book signed, and enjoy live music inspired by performances at the hotel. Click here to read an article about the book.

And to keep the good times going into the week, be sure to reserve your spot for Taste of Andersonville on Wednesday, August 11, 5-8pm. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is offering tickets on two different routes, both featuring longtime favorite restaurants alongside some of the newer businesses in the district. A portion of proceeds from the event will support the Swedish American Museum. Click here for details and to register.

While August’s calendar is looking more active around our community than it has in the last year and a half, Chicago is experiencing a surge in COVID cases related to the Delta Variant. It is critical that we all follow guidance from the CDC and from the Chicago Department of Public Health about masking indoors regardless of vaccine status. Additionally, if you attended Lollapalooza last weekend, it is recommend that you get a COVID test today or tomorrow in order to help control any potential spread. If you are eligible for a vaccine but have not gotten one yet, I urge you to make an appointment or walk-in to a vaccination site as soon as possible. Vaccines work, and while there are “breakthrough” cases, nearly all hospitalizations related to COVID-19 happening right now are happening among the unvaccinated. Please call our office if you need assistance making an appointment. 

As many of you are aware, a water main replacement project in Andersonville has been in progress since early 2019. In an effort to prevent the loss of trees on residential blocks, the Department of Water Management (DWM) engaged in a pilot study to test different technologies. This week my office received an update from DWM Commissioner Andrea Cheng about the status of the project. Unfortunately, not all of the pilot technologies were successful, and next week the Department of Forestry will begin the process of removing trees that are in conflict with private drains. Click here to read a full explanation, including a memo to our community from Commissioner Cheng. Please know that I am as frustrated as many of you are with how this project has been handled, and, with or without the pilot program, this project should not have taken as long as it has to complete.

Beginning Monday, August 9, through Wednesday, August 25, CTA crews will close Catalpa Ave. between Winthrop and the CTA viaduct. This closure is to allow for demolition of a portion of the bridge structure over Catalpa. Click here for more details, and please reach out to Alan in my office with any concerns about this work at alan@48thward.org.

As we get ready for a new school year, please support local families by contributing to a backpack and school supply drive hosted by our office and officemates. Neighbors can drop off school supplies to our office at 5533 N. Broadway, Monday-Friday, 9am – noon, through August 20. We will distribute supplies through local social service agencies and at our Back to School Celebration on Wednesday, August 25, 5-7pm, on the Senn High School Lawn, 5900 N. Glenwood. Click here for more information on the event.

Have a peaceful weekend. 


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardBack to School Celebration
Senn High School front lawn, 5900 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, August 25
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of the summer and prepare for the new school year! We will have live entertainment from School of Rock Andersonville, games, school supplies, and more! This event is hosted by Alderman Osterman, State Representative Cassidy, State Senator Simmons, and Congresswoman Schakowsky, in addition to many schools around the 48th Ward. Please click here for more information.Chicago Public Schools Resources 
Chicago Public Schools has posted numerous resources to help families ahead of the beginning of the school year. Please see the resources below:

Free CTA Rides for Parents and Students on the First Day of School
Summer Programming
CPS Food Locations

COVID-19 Vaccines
Child Tax CreditSwedish Hospital Community Resources: Back to School Physicals and COVID Vaccines
2740 W. Foster Ave. Suite 108

Back to School Physicals – School is around the corner! Get your physical today just in time for the school year.

COVID-19 Vaccines – Swedish Hospital continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12+. Walk-ins welcome!Northside Catholic Academy Has Spots Available for the 2021 School Year! Northside Catholic Academy is a Blue Ribbon School. This honor is awarded to the top 50 private schools in the country that demonstrate exemplary high performance. We believe no education is complete without addressing the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. This guiding principle allows us to create a uniquely unified academic experience. We elevate classroom learning and movement practices by attending to matters of the spirit, providing a rich educational experience rooted in values of inclusion and service for PreK-8th. Northside Catholic Academy has persevered and prevailed despite the countless obstacles the pandemic has presented. We have provided a safe learning environment with zero Covid transmissions within the school. We not only have kept students academically progressive but have successfully met students’ social and emotional needs during this difficult time.  As America continues to fight the new Delta variant, we will do our part and continue to provide the safest and best academic experience for every student. We still have seats available for the 2021-2022 school year. Do you know a family that could benefit from private education?For more information, please go to NorthsideCatholic.org. If you would like to schedule a private tour, please email Shakira at smorrissette@ncaweb.org or give us a call at 773-743-6277 Ext. 207.Each Monday, my office sends a newsletter with construction updates to constituents. This newsletter covers construction events more in-depth, but some key updates will be posted here.

N. Sheridan Rd. Resurfacing
W Bryn Mawr north to W Sheridan Rd, W Sheridan Rd west to N Winthrop Ave8/9-8/11 – Street milling will begin at W Bryn Mawr Ave and move north8/12-8/16 – Crews will lay the leveling course of asphalt (not the final surface)8/17 – Crews will begin patching and making adjustments. The scope of this work is determined after the milling and level course of asphalt so we will update you when the estimated completion date is for this phase of the project.N Clark St Resurfacing Project
W Lawrence Ave to W Edgewater Ave

Crews will continue milling the street at W Foster Ave moving south towards W Lawrence Ave.

The schedules for the projects above are subject to change based on the weather.Our office will try to make this process as smooth as possible by giving you updates on upcoming phases of the project, but please note that there may be emergency situations that we cannot predict ahead of time, and your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions, please email harry@48thward.org.People’s Gas Construction Update
Service transfers and restoration continues on the 6300 block of Highland and 6300 block of Magnolia. Lakewood and Wayne scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. Parking restrictions will be in place. We appreciate your patience on this project. City of Chicago Budget Engagement Forums
Mayor Lightfoot and the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) announced a series of Budget Engagement Forums to update the public on the upcoming 2022 budget and receive feedback from residents for the City’s budget.  

Based on these initial discussions and feedback received, OBM will be drafting the 2022 Budget Community Engagement Proposed Responsive Initiatives that reflect the participants’ key priorities. These recommendations will be the focus of three upcoming Budget Engagement Forums and allow residents and community stakeholders to review and comment on the proposed Responsive Initiatives. Once finalized, these will be presented with the 2022 Budget Recommendations. This sequence ensures a clear and transparent process for how the City plans to incorporate the community engagement feedback into the budget and City operations. 
The meetings will include presentations from Budget Director Susie Park and other City leaders, provide an opportunity for residents to work in small group sessions, and end with time for public comment. The Budget Engagement Forums will be live-streamed on the City of Chicago’s social media channels.  
The full details of the Budget Engagement Forums are below. Note that the doors will open an hour before the Forum begins for a City department resource fair that will provide information on City services and programs for the public.  
Thursday, August 12
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Truman College 
1145 W. Wilson Ave. 
To register for the forum, please click here. Pre-registration is requested but not required. ASL and Spanish interpreting will be available. Chicago Works Community Challenge Applications are Open! 
Mayor Lightfoot calls on residents and community experts to give the city their biggest and best infrastructure ideas. 

Mayor Lightfoot announced that applications are now open for the Chicago Works Community Challenge, an unprecedented $10 million competition to find the best public works projects in each of Chicago’s seven planning regions. 
Projects eligible for funding through the Community Challenge include new investments in public parks, schools, libraries, City-run community centers, and City-owned vacant lots. 

Applications are open to all City of Chicago residents and are due by Monday, Aug. 30. Community groups and nonprofits based in Chicago are also invited to submit proposals to the challenge. 

Please click here for more information.Care for Real Update 
Fifty years ago, in 1971, the Edgewater Clerical & Rabbinical Association Episcopal (precursor to today’s ECRA) and member congregations such as the Episcopal Church of the Atonement and Emanuel Congregation came together to organize emergency assistance to residents of Edgewater whose homes had been destroyed by a series of fires. Meant to be a short-term solution to an urgent crisis, it soon became clear that food insecurity went far deeper into the community. Our neighbors needed a safety net, and that safety net evolved into Care for Real.Fifty years later, the number of clients Care for Real serves is only increasing, in both Edgewater and at the new Rogers Park pantry. At this pivotal moment, they need your support to realize their vision for a thriving community where all have access to healthy food and feel supported, respected, and deserving of care. To honor their anniversary and build resources to serve our neighbors in new and better ways, Care for Real is launching a campaign to raise $50,000 in 50 Days, starting July 12 and running through August 31. Please consider supporting this effort!

Listen to Care for Real’s clients, volunteers, and donors share what Care for Real has meant to them over the past fifty yearsMake Summer Yours at the Chicago Public Library 
June 28 – August 22

Summer is finally here! Chicago Public Library’s 2021 Summer Program  #MakeSummerYours encour-ages you to explore art all summer long. Kids 0-13 can #StartWithArt and get passes to see the Obama Presidential Portraits at The Art Institute of Chicago. Teens can #MakeSpaceTakeAction by engaging with social justice and environmentalism through art. Start with a Pick 4 Board and choose how you want to shape your world! We have programs for all ages, all summer long, and you can pick up materials at your local branch or register online. Sign up now at chipublib.org/summer.CMAA’s Dim Sum & Then Some 5k/10k! 
Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is pleased to announce that our annual Dim Sum & Then Some: Uptown 5K & 10K race will take place on August 7th at 8:00 am CDT. This scenic run/walk will take participants along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront and through the historic Uptown neighborhood – ending on Chicago’s “Asia on Argyle” corridor. Additionally, for the first year ever, participants have the option to complete the race as a 10K! 

CMAA’s Dim Sum & Then Some race offers participants a unique experience, with all proceeds reinvested back into the community through the hard work of our staff and their programming. Runners are treated to cultural experiences such as our lion head dancers performing a traditional Chinese dance signifying good fortune to kick off the race. Finishers will receive delicious dim sum and bubble tea while enjoying performances by CMAA’s youth dance troupes. With our race CMAA endeavors for people from all over Chicago to experience the rich heritage and diversity that Uptown and its residents have to offer. 

This year’s race proceeds will support our COVID-19 emergency relief efforts. CMAA has been supporting clients in combating the economic effects of the crisis, including launching new emergency services. Proceeds from the race will help us to expand our efforts in providing direct financial assistance to low-income families affected by the crisis, assisting them with housing payments, utility costs, food, and any other immediate needs. 

Please register here.
 Block Parties in the 48th Ward
We’ll be posting 48th Ward block parties in our Friday newsletters throughout the summer.  

Saturday August 7th
1400 Block of Olive
5200 Block of Wayne

Block Parties are permitted by the City and issued to organizers for closure of one block, first approved by the Alderman, then officially permitted by CDOT (Chicago Department of Transportation). Typically, a block will be closed to traffic and parking from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

If you want to host a block party, complete the two forms at these links and return them to jerry@48thward.org:
Permit Request  
COVID Agreement

Before sending your forms, please be sure your neighbors are on board to join your party.Farmers Markets in our Community 

Andersonville Farmers Market 
Catalpa, between Ashland and Clark
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, through October 20
Click here for details

Uptown Farmers Market 
Wilson & Broadway
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm, through November
Click here for details

Edgewater Farmers Market
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway 
Mondays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, through August 30
Click here for detailsBoost the Block: Mutual Aid on Argyle Street 
Argyle St
Tuesdays through August
1:00 pm

Boost the Block uplifts indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Southeast Asian elders and community members in the neighborhood. Free food, hygiene supplies, educational zines, and info for resources will be available. To volunteer, send your email hereUptown Business Center Resources

Emergency Grants and Loans for Small Businesses 
Allies for Community Business (formerly Accion Chicago) is the program administrator of the $250 million State of Illinois Back to Business (B2B) Grant Program. Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 25 at 3:00 pm to get detailed information about B2B eligibility and application requirements, as well as answers to your questions about the program. In addition, learn about A4CB small business loans between $500 and $100,000. A4CB will give an overview of what is required to apply for a small business loan which carries a 3% interest rate until the end of 2021. Click here to register.
Do I need a business license, and how do I get one?
Before you open your own business, make sure you have all necessary business licenses first. Need help determining what license(s) you need and how to get one? Read below and reach out for help! Click here to read the latest UBC blogpost on licensing basics.Renter Resources as the State Moratorium on COVID-19 Related Evictions Ends
Please click here to view the full press release.

The State of Illinois recently announced a step-down in protections for renters ahead of the end of the moratorium on evictions related to COVID-19 which will end on August 30. Under the step-down plan, landlords will be able to file eviction proceedings starting August 1 on renters covered under the moratorium. Enforcement of the filing would not begin until the end of the moratorium on August 30. As these changes begin, the City of Chicago is reminding renters there are resources available to help them avoid housing instability stemming from shutdowns established to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  

There are numerous resources for renters ahead of this change. Please read the press conference for more information on direct financial assistance, renter protections, and free mediation/legal assistance programs that exist in the City.Future Ready Through City Colleges of Chicago
To prepare Chicagoans to seize career opportunities in the post-COVID recovery, City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) announced Future Ready, offering high-demand, short-term college programs at no cost to qualifying Chicagoans on a first-come, first-served basis this fall. Chicagoans are also invited to return to college through the Fresh Start debt forgiveness program. Please click here to learn more about these programs.Edgewater Village
You’re invited to participate virtually in a wide variety of informational, social, and cultural programs offered by Edgewater Village Chicago. Upcoming programs include movie chats, discussions about current events, and Greek dancing every Saturday afternoon using the Zoom platform. Meet new people and stay active and engaged with your community. Check out these and many other programs, and sign up for the biweekly newsletter to learn about more activities.

Edgewater Village Chicago is a volunteer, non-profit organization. It offers programs, social activities and resources geared toward older adults to enable them to age well in community. There are no membership dues; its programs are free and open to everyone.

The EDW Senior Satellite Center is now open for in-person, socially distanced, dining of enhanced box lunches, Monday – Friday, for two seatings:
The first is from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The second seating is from noon to 1:00 pm
Maximum of 16 at each seating. It is anticipated that the Center will return to full programming in September. No other programs have resumed at this point. 

If anyone has questions, they should contact the director, Debra Northey, or assistant Madeleine Brenner
at dnorthey@catholiccharities.net.
(312) 742-5187 Office
(312) 742-5323 LobbyAugust Programming with White Crane Wellness Center
There are various programs happening at the White Crane Wellness Center this month! Visit their website to learn more about their support groups, health talks, and bingo programs. Please click here for more information.School Supply Drive
Alderman Osterman, State Representative Cassidy, State Senator Simmons, and Congresswoman Schakowsky are partnering together to provide schools supplies to students in need. 

Please consider donating any extra school supplies your family may not be using this year. You can drop off your items at the following times and location:

48th Ward Office, 5533 N Broadway
Monday – Friday from August 9 – August 20
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Please click here for more information.Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events in Uptown!

Uptown Art Week kicks off tomorrow August 6 and runs through August 15. Here’s how you can help:

Uncomfortable with crowds or indoor events?  The event is looking for neighbors who might be willing to help them promote the one-week event by chalking the sidewalk at the nearest intersection in your corner of Uptown any time between now and August 15.  Simply grab a piece of sidewalk chalk and help promote the event by writing something like “Uptown Art Week, Aug. 6-15, exploreuptown.org”.  Need some chalk to get you started?  You can stop by the Chamber office at 4619 N Broadway any weekday between 10am-4pm and they’ll hook you up! 

Are you vaccinated?  The event could use some volunteers at the Uptown Art Fair THIS Sunday, August 8 from 10a-4p to serve as greeters, welcome guests, and pass out masks.  One-hour slots available.  You can sign-up here. 20th District Blood Drive
20th District, 5400 N Lincoln Ave
Thursday, August 19
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click here for more information.
 List of Businesses Hiring in the 48th Ward 
My office has put together a spreadsheet of local businesses hiring in our Ward. This list will be updated periodically. Please click here to view the spreadsheet. If you have any job opportunities you would like included on this list, please email maggie48thward@gmail.com.Midway Airport Concessions are Hiring!
Midway Partnership, the manager and developer of the concessions program at Chicago Midway International Airport, continues to host weekly careers fairs at the airport.  For anyone looking for a job in the travel and tourism industry, they have many of their concession operators recruiting at a weekly Career Fair every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Chicago Midway, on the TSA mezzanine (2nd floor) before security.
Prospective candidates have a chance to meet with a variety of employers and learn about 500+ current job opportunities – all in one convenient location. Please click here for more information.Hire Chicago
World Business Chicago and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership are joining the City of Chicago to present Hire Chicago, a one-of-a-kind five-week hybrid hiring event!  

Throughout August, Hire Chicago will provide opportunities for Chicagoans to pursue their passions through free virtual career exploration, learning, and hiring events. There will also be in-person support, if needed. The event will also provide employers the opportunity to find the diverse talent pipeline they need to remain competitive.

Each week, from August 2 to August 30, will focus on one of Chicago’s five high-demand, high-growth industries.

Week of August  9: Food Service/Hospitality and Tourism  
Week of August 16: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Week of August 23: Healthcare
Week of August 30: Technology

There is no charge to participate. Job seekers can explore as many industry sectors and interview with as many employers as they desire. Both employers and job seekers can visit HireChicago2021.org to register for the event.  

Click here to view the flyer in English
Please click here to view the flyer in SpanishMayor Lightfoot’s 2021 Youth Summit
As Chicago reopens, the Mayor’s Youth Commission invites all Chicago youth to join us for the 2021 Youth Summit on August 14th from 1-5pm. This in-person gathering aims to ensure that young people have a seat at the table and a real say in how the City of Chicago looks toward this new phase. This summit will allow youth to REFLECT on the historic events of the past year, REIMAGINE new possibilities for the future, and RESTORE a sense of solidarity and community as Chicago’s Youth. Please click here for more information.

The Reflect, Restore, and Reimagine Youth Summit is an opportunity for young people to have their voices heard and lead. The Summit will bring young people together to share their lived experiences, foster connections, and design the future Chicago they wish to see. Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sahrish Saleem Russell at sahrish.saleem@cityofchicago.org.
 Youth Events at Raven Theatre

Take Flight Summer Camp – Ages 8-14 

August 16-27
Please click here for more information.

Raven Theatre’s Take Flight Summer 2021 Camp will feature two virtual sessions (conducted of Zoom), centered around the wondrous works of Roald Dahl, as we learn about the mysterious ways of The Witches and take to the sky with James and the Giant Peach! Kids from any part of the country can join in on the fun with this year’s virtual camp setup!

Storytelling Flash Mob
Raven’s parking lot, 6157 N. Clark St.
Friday, August 20
4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Join Raven Theatre teaching artists Micah Figueroa and Dana Murphy for two different classes of spontaneous and collaboratively imagined live storytelling experiences. 
Class I: Ages 6-9 (4:00 pm – 4:45 pm); Class II: Ages 10-14 (5:00 pm – 5:45 pm). Cookies & Carnitas Event: Burgers and Bourbon Night
Cookies & Carnitas, 5940 N Broadway
Thursday, August 19
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please click here for more information.Mezuzah Month at Chabad of Uptown! 
The annual Mezuzah sale is here! All our Mezuzahs are discounted during the Jewish month of Elul (August 2021). If you don’t own a Mezuzah yet, now is the perfect time to purchase one and take advantage of our annual Elul Sale! If you already own a Mezuzah, did you know that it is customary to check one’s Mezuzahs for cracks or other possible deterioration every few years during the month of Elul? Residents and business owners of Uptown can request Mezuzah Services such as delivery, installation, repairs, and more – Most services are Free of charge! 

To learn more about the Jewish practice of “Mezuzah”, click here.
To contact us to inquire about our services, click here.Chicago History Book Discussion Group – Louis Sullivan 
Saturday, August 14
10:00 am
Please click here for more information.

After the catastrophic fire that destroyed the city, Louis Sullivan was considered a guiding light of Chicago’s rebirth, helping to design several notable buildings. He sought to create new architectural concepts that would set the United States apart from its European past. He was hailed as a master craftsman for his Transportation Building during the 1893 Colombian Exposition; yet his uncompromising ideals estranged him from both friends and clients. Sullivan wound up dying alone and forgotten in the 1920s, but his artistic legacy influenced dozens of architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright.

Join us for a Zoom discussion of Louis Sullivan’s life by reading either book. Titles will be available at the Edgewater Branch Circulation Desk or can be sent to other branches for pick-up. This program is a partnership with the Chicago Public Library.

How to attend
Please register here. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Guidelines.Chicago Filmmakers Events and Courses
Chicago Filmmakers hosts numerous courses and events each month. Please click here to view their myriad of opportunities.Save the Date: Uptown Art Week!
August 6 – August 15
Please click here for more information.

The 2nd Annual Uptown Art Week will feature over 150 pieces of public art including more than 40 new works going up on walls around the neighborhood, art exhibits being hosted by local businesses, live paintings, and interactive art activities for all ages.

Uptown Art Fair
Sunday, August 8
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Chicago Market, 4620 N Broadway
Please click here for more information.

Join Uptown United & Chicago Market on Sunday, August 8 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for the one-day Uptown Art Fair as part of this year’s week-long event! Local artists will set-up booths to display and sell their artwork. The fair will take place inside the Chicago Market at 4620 N Broadway (corner of Wilson & Broadway).

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  Apply online now to be a vendor at the Uptown Art Fair.

If you’d like to support this free event with a Neighbor for the Arts sponsorship ($100), click here.Edgewater Arts Festival 2021 
1100 W Granville
Saturday, August 28 – Sunday, August 29
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Please click here for more information.

We have over 70 artists, The School of Rock will take over and facilitate an amazing interactive family area, along with Rhythm Revolution and their interactive drum/percussion circles for kids and their entire families.
And of course, a great Beer garden and Rock stage featuring amazing Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, and Rolling Stones tribute bands, and other great bands. We’re supporting local restaurants Beard & Belly and Rewired with vendor fees waived. We also will feature a tribute/vendor to benefit The Brain Injury Association of America and the Pass the Bass campaign, selling t-shirts and merch, with all proceeds going to the organization.Fat Miilk & HAIBAYÔ Pop-Up at New Orleans Seafood
1046 1/2 W Argyle
Saturday, August 14
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fat Miilk, a direct trade Vietnamese specialty coffee company, will be popping-up at New Orleans Seafood on August 14th from 11AM-4PM. HAIBAYÔ will be providing the beats. Stop by for artisanal Vietnamese coffee, Vietnamese style Cajun seafood boil, and live music. Be sure to check out live painting murals along Argyle St. that weekend too!Swedish American Museum Programming 
A new exhibit, coffee in the courtyard, walking tours, virtual programs, new store items, and a knitting group! Click here to read all about what the Swedish American Museum has going on this summer.Taste of Andersonville 
Wednesday, August 11
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please click here for more information.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is excited to bring back a fan favorite to our events roster with Taste of Andersonville. We have cultivated two routes, the Fork Route and a Spoon Route, that allow you to meander your way up and down Clark tasting some of the best restaurants that Andersonville has to offer. You may also have a chance to discover a new spot or a hidden gem. Click here to purchase tickets!The Neighborhood Yard Sale is Back! 
Vintage homewares, clothing, kid stuff, art, and more! Sell your old stuff and buy new stuff on August 7 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Check out tables lining the parkways on Winona, Marine Drive, Carmen, and along Sheridan (near the lake between Foster and Argyle).What: Yard Sale Extravaganza! Come join us—shoppers AND sellers!—for the 2021 Carmen Winona Block Club Yard Sale.When: Saturday, August 7, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (rain date Sunday, August 8)Where: Uptown | Edgewater | Margate Park around 5100 Marine Drive.Seller registration: bit.ly/carmenwinona2021Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/12qeYQHWYFor more info contact the block club at CarmenWinonaBC@gmail.comThe Andersonville Vintage Market
1500 W Block of Catalpa
Sunday, August 22
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come treasure hunt for vintage finds that can update a new space or add to your favorite space with vintage furniture, accessories, home goods, clothing, and music from special collections of our top Vintage-forward stores. Join us for bric a brac, what nots, clothing, and more!
Find out more information by clicking here.Conserving 30×30: A Listening Session with Chicago’s Northside Communities
Thursday, August 12
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Please click here for more information.

Do you live on Chicago’s North Side and want to learn how we can conserve more of the natural green space you’ve come to love? If so, great! Join us.

Are you familiar with the global 30×30 campaign? If not, still great! We’ll get you up to speed on this urgent call to conserve 30% of the world’s natural spaces by the year 2030.Join the Edgewater Historical Society for the Release of the Arcadia Book: Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel 
Edgewater Historical Society Museum, 5358 N Ashland
Sunday, August 8
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The museum will be open, and the Edgewater Beach Hotel exhibit is still available for viewing. Books will be sold at this time by the authors, John Holden and Kathy Gemperle. Please email edgewaterhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com for more information.Friday Nights at Raven: Free Outdoor Summer Events 
Raven Theatre is pleased to present “Friday Nights at Raven,” a series of free, safely-hosted outdoor events throughout the summer months in Raven’s parking lot at 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

“Inherit the Wind” Screening
Friday, August 6
8:00 pm
Lot opens at 7:30 pm, event begins at 8:00 pm, movie begins at sunset.
A screening of Stanley Kramer’s classic 1960 film adaptation of the classic play, which Raven had planned to produce in the fall of 2020. The event includes a pre-show discussion with Chicago director Ian Frank, who was slated to direct Raven’s production.
 Edgewater Historical Society Walking Tour 
Enjoy views of the historic buildings of Edgewater in our own unique outdoor museum. Edgewater has three historic districts, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many blocks filled with historic homes. Tours will be led by knowledgeable guides.

There is a limit of 15 in each tour. Our tour guides, who will have microphones, will lead you through the tour, and share with you our researched brochure. Everyone must wear a face mask and keep social distancing. The fee for each tour is $15, which supports the Edgewater Historical Society Museum. For registration, follow this link. More information about where the tours start is available through this link as well.

Andersonville Historic District
Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 am

Edgewater Beach North
Thursday, August 12 at 6:00 pm

Lakewood Balmoral Historic District
Saturday, August 14 at 1:00 pm

Surprising Broadway
Sunday, August 15 at 1:00 pmOutdoor Movies at Buttercup Park
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Movies start at dusk

Saturday, August 21: Song of the Sea

It’s going to be a good summer for movies in Uptown. Buttercup Park (Sheridan and Ainslie) has begun its summer showings. The movies are curated by Vic Herrera and presented by the Buttercup Park Advisory Counsel. Here’s the complete schedule for Buttercup with all films starting at dusk.Night Out in the Parks! 
The Chicago Parks District is hosting numerous events during the summertime all over the city. Please click here to view a list of events happening near you!
 Summer Concert Series with Colvin House and Rewired Cafe
Last summer, our business neighbors, Creative Coworking, launched a summer concert series in the outdoor courtyard of Colvin House, just a block away at Thorndale & Sheridan Rd. There, every Tuesday and Thursday night, they invite musicians and more to showcase their talent in a beautiful environment. This year, Rewired Cafe and the two organizations have joined forces to offer audiences the opportunity to order directly from their seats and have Rewired food & beverages delivered to their tables while enjoying the concert.

Please click here to view the schedule.Summer Nights at the Edgewater Historical Society Garden 
5358 N Ashland
Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 14 – August 25
Please click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 11: Playing from Spirit (Flute and Keyboard)

Join your neighbors for free, family and pet-friendly performances every Wednesday evening in the garden behind the museum.COVID-19 Vaccine Updates 
Chicago is now in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Click here for more information on phases.

Visit 48thward.org/coronavirus for information on where to get a vaccine appointment in our community.If you or a loved one are having trouble accessing an appointment online for a COVID-19 vaccine, my office is working with volunteers who can assist in this process. Please call our 48th Ward COVID Line at 224-698-7507 or email 48thwardcovid@gmail.com and leave the name, phone number, and address of the person in need of assistance. We will have a volunteer follow up to see how they can assist. Please note, emailing/calling does not guarantee a vaccine appointment, but we will do all we can to help make this process easier for you or your loved one. COVID-19 ResourcesChicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 page (Comprehensive information, one-stop shop)
48th Ward COVID19 Resource Guide
Small Business Resources, for Business Owners, Employees, & Consumers – Chicago BACP
Small Business Resources – Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Guidance: What to do when COVID-19 Has Been in Your Establishment
Guidance for Older Adults & Others with High Risk
Cook County Health Guide to Walking & Biking 
Cook County Health Transit Guide48th Ward Alderman Harry OstermanWard Office                                                          City Hall Office
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Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment
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