48th Ward Weekly Update – July 30, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browserJuly 30, 2021 
Dear Neighbor,

This is a great weekend to live in the 48th Ward, because there is plenty happening within walking distance — no need to battle the Lollapalooza crowds on the roads or buses and trains! The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Sidewalk Sale all weekend, including long-standing traditions like the Alamo Shoes sale, and the addition of new activities like Women & Children First Bookstore’s book swap. Click here for full details. Additionally, Senn Park is hosting a Nights Out in the Park event on Saturday with Moldovan folk music by Ana Eveling and company. Click here to learn more.



And if you or your family enjoy big machinery, the big show will be on Bryn Mawr this weekend. Beginning tonight at 8pm and running through Monday, 5am, Bryn Mawr Ave. will be closed between Broadway and Winthrop while crews demolish the northbound train bridge over the street. There will be accompanying sidewalk impacts, but access to the northbound Red Line station on the south side of the street will be maintained at all times. It might be a fun weekend to grab a coffee from pHlour, Mama K’s, or Starbucks and watch the crews in action. Businesses on the impacted block and neighboring blocks plan to remain open during this weekend’s construction, but you may want to call ahead to check in about any changes to their hours or operations. Click here to read more details about service impacts this weekend.



A new business in the 48th Ward is getting attention from the likes of Steve Dolinsky and the Chicago Tribune. George’s Deep Dish at 6221 N.Clark St. opened a few months ago for carryout and delivery only, and they are already selling out every day. Click here to view a video about how George’s pizza is different than any other in town. And click here to view the menu and place an order, but beware you may need to order a few days in advance of when you’d like to eat it.

Care for Real has been an anchor of support and stability for families in our community for 50 years. This autumn they will celebrate their 50th Anniversary. While Care for Real has always served a critical role for our neighbors in need, in the last year they have really shown their ability to be flexible and grow in order to meet increasing demand. They have launched a campaign to raise $50,000 in 50 days, running through August 31. See below for more details on this initiative. Click here to see other ways you can support their vitally important work.

Two local non-profits received major funding recently: congratulations to Black Ensemble Theatre and the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club. The Black Ensemble Theatre announced that they are the recipients of $5 million grant from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. These funds will help the theatre recover from significant losses due to the pandemic. Click here to read an article about the gift and Black Ensemble Theatre’s plans to invest in an artist live/work space near their theatre on Clark St. Congratulations to Jackie Taylor and her team on this well-deserved gift. The Boys & Girls Club at Sheridan and Gunnison received a $100,000 grant from the NBA to create a new tech center at their Uptown facility. The ribbon was cut on the new tech center earlier this year and this week teens got a virtual visit from Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns. Click here to read more. I want to thank the team at the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club for all they do to support and provide opportunity to youth in Uptown.



Next weekend the Chinese Mutual Aid Association will host their Dim Sum & Then Some 5K/10K in the Uptown community. 
I invite you to come out and be part of this event on Saturday, August 7, 8am, at Argyle and Sheridan. Whether you run, walk, volunteer, or just come out to cheer, this is always a great event with a lot of community spirit. Funds raised through this event will support the critical work of CMAA to aid seniors, immigrants, youth, and businesses in our community and across the region. Click here for details on running and volunteering.

The Chicago Department of Housing released information today reminding Chicagoans that the City has resources and supports to protect neighbors from eviction. The state moratorium on evictions due to COVID-19 related financial hardship end soon, but there are ways neighbors can seek support to maintain stable housing. Click here to view a list of resources. Please call our office if you or a neighbor are in danger of eviction and we will work to get you the assistance you need.

I want to remind anyone who has not gotten a vaccine yet, that they remain available for everyone over age 12, regardless of insurance or immigration status. While our City and country are seeing a rise in new COVID-19 cases due to the highly transmissible Delta Variant, it is critical that everyone who is eligible for a vaccine get one. Visit chicago.gov/covidvax or call our office for more information on where you can get a vaccine locally. The CDC announced earlier this week that, due to surges in new cases, even vaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask in public indoor spaces. Click here to read more about the CDC’s latest announcement.

Have a peaceful weekend. If you head down to Lollapalooza this weekend, please visit chicago.gov/lolla first and be sure to follow the public health recommendations to prevent a spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardEach 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 Ave
Week of 8/2/2021Complete remaining concrete workAddress the collapsed roadway structure at 5601 N. Sheridan N Clark St Resurfacing Project
W Lawrence Ave to W Edgewater Ave

Crews will continue with concrete work, pouring new crosswalks and curb & gutters, on the west side of Clark St.  

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. Informational Community Meeting: The Development at 5828 N Broadway
Zoom
Tuesday, August 3
6:00 pm
Please click here for more information.

This project will replace the existing used car lot and will be a new residential building consisting of 20 units with 11 parking spaces.

To register for this meeting, please send an email to: email@andersonmoorelaw.com or call 312-251-1500. A zoom link will be sent to you.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. If you require other language accommodations, please contact officeofnewamericans@cityofchicago.org by Monday, August 2. 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 yearsNational Night Out With the 24th Police District 
24th District Police Station Plaza, 6464 N Clark St
Tuesday, August 3
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please click here for more information.

Get to know your neighbors at the 24th Police District’s National Night Out! The night will include food, refreshments, a live DJ, kid-friendly games, and arts & crafts. The event will also be accepting non-perishable food items as a donation to local food banks.Make 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.  

Two block parties will be hosted this Saturday, July 31.  Streets will be closed for most of the day. 
1400 Block of Norwood
5300 Block of Lakewood

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 detailsNeighborhood Resource Fair 
Argyle Street at Winthrop
Thursday, August 5
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us this Thursday, August 5th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for our first Neighborhood Resource Fair. Our office will be on Argyle street at Winthrop with a group of City agencies and non-profit organizations offering services related to mental health, housing, addiction counseling, as well as COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.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.Thresholds’ Living Room – Forever Hope 
Forever Hope is part of the Peer Success Program and is based off of the Living Room model of crisis recovery. As the name suggests, Living Rooms are homey, quiet, safe spaces for those experiencing a mental health crisis to get relief. The Living Room model is unique in that it is staffed entirely by peers – people in recovery from mental illness and/or substance useLiving Rooms are meant as alternatives to traditional psychiatric hospitalization. 

Forever Hope is available to adults 18 and older who are in a mental health crisis. Our center is ideal for anyone experiencing extreme anxiety, severe depression, distressing voices, thoughts of harm, etc. There is a capacity to serve 3 – 4 guests at any one time, depending on the number of staff on shift. ·         Living Room address: 4423 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago IL, 60640·         Hours: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm, with our last guest accepted at 8:00 pm·         Living Room phone #: (773)-537-3601·         Open Monday-Friday including holidays that fall during the week·         The Living Room is free, no insurance or income requirements·         Supervisor email: jenna.shwaiko@thresholds.org

Please click here for more information.
Please click here to visit Thresholds’ website.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. Please click here to view the July menu. 

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 LobbyWhite Crane Wellness Center Programming 
White Crane Wellness Center has various programs for seniors in the community including health talks, Zoom tutorials, and a social support group. Please click here to find out more. Monthly AARP Community Group 
Zoom
Tuesday, August 3
12:30 pm
Please click here to view the event’s flyer!

Learn from Paula Basta, the Director of the Illinois Department of Aging, to learn what resources have changed since the pandemic.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.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 2: Manufacturing  
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 SpanishAudience Services Manager at Raven Theatre 
Raven Theatre is searching for an Audience Services Manager who will connect with their patrons and box office staff to ensure a pleasant experience at Raven. Click here for the job description and application informationMany Businesses in Andersonville are Hiring!
Please click here to view the various businesses that are hiring in Andersonville. Additionally, take a walk down Clark Street to see which businesses are hiring!Wheelchairs Needed! 
The Heart2Heart medical equipment lending closet has been meeting an increased demand for wheelchairs. Donations of used wheelchairs in good working condition are needed.

Donations are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm at the Ministry Center, 6214 N. Glenwood Avenue. (Please call 773-973-5464 to schedule a drop off). When necessary, if Heart2Heart is not open, donations can also be dropped off at the rectory. (PLEASE call first if you must schedule a rectory drop-off — 773-764-3621.)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.The Viola Project: Virtual Shakespeare for Girls and Gender-Nonconforming Youth 
There are various summer programs through the Viola Project. Please click here to learn more about what is availableTake Flight Summer Camp at Raven Theatre – Ages 8-14 
August 2-13 and 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!A Very Jackalope Gala 
Edgewater’s historic Colvin House, 5940 N Sheridan
Saturday, July 31
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click here for more information. 
 Chicago History Book Discussion Group – Louis Sullivan 
Zoom
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.Swedish American Museum Programming 
Freshly baked goods, a summer café with Swedish coffee, cooking classes, and more! Click here to read all about what the Swedish American Museum has going on this summer.

Exhibit Opening: “Reality Check” 
Join us in the main gallery to meet Anna U Davis for the opening of her exhibit “Reality Check.” Reality Check investigates the concept of diffusion of responsibility with pressing global issues. In Reality Check, Davis juxtaposes mixed media paintings depicting diffusion of responsibility with works investigating gender equality, racial discrimination, and climate change. Please click here to learn moreTaste 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!Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale: Featuring 40+ Businesses, Music & Entertainment 
July 29 – August 1
Please click here for more information

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the return of the annual Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale from Thursday, July 29 – Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (hours vary by business). More than 40 businesses from 4800 to 5900 N. Clark St. and the adjacent side streets will expand their storefronts to line the sidewalks with summer sales, bargain antiques, one-of-a-kind merchandise, fashion apparel and local treasures. Once again this year, independent musicians and other artists will perform throughout the district, entertaining shoppers and families as they explore the one-mile district.

We are looking for artists, entertainers, and performers to help bring the Andersonville Sidewalk Sale to life from July 29 – August 1. If you know of any artists who are looking for a street that is sure to be bustling with foot traffic, feel free to share the link here!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.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

7/31 Crooklyn
8/21 TBD – animated kids film

All films take place at Buttercup Playlot Park in Uptown.  More info is available at vics-pix.comNight 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!

Chicago Park District and Night Out in the Parks Presents…Taraf de Chicago 
Senn Park Playground, 5887 N Ridge Ave
Saturday, July 31
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please click here for more information.

Taraf de Chicago is an eclectic ensemble of musicians playing a collection of reinvented archaic songs stemming from vocalist Ana Everling’s neck of the woods, predominantly Moldova: doinas, folk ballads and song of bravery infused with tales, riddles, proverbs and old sayings. The instrumentation of Ana’s Taraf brings out the American music influence, revitalizing this music to sound modern and relevant to the present times, while Ana’s dramatic Eastern European expression style adds even more novelty to Chicago’s diverse music community. In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside.

Bring a chair and a blanket!

Movies in the Parks at Senn: Onward by Pixar
Senn High School, 5887 N Ridge Ave
Wednesday, August 4th
8:15 pm
Please click here for more information
 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.

Join your neighbors for free, family and pet-friendly performances every Wednesday evening in the garden behind the museum.

Otisco String Band (Ukulele)
Wednesday, August 4COVID-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
5533 N. Broadway,                                                121 N. LaSalle Room 300,
Chicago, IL 60640                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
773-784-5277                                                         312-744-6860
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment
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