48th Ward Weekly Update- June 11, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browserJune 11, 2021 
Dear Neighbor,

Please join me in congratulating Senn High School students on the end of their school year, and especially to the seniors who are graduating today. If you haven’t already seen or heard, WBEZ put together a nice piece about the Senn High School Prom last weekend on Senn Lawn. A big thank you to the neighbors who like to use the lawn to gather for making space for our students to celebrate this past week.

Today Chicago has moved into Phase 5 of reopening, marking a lift on all COVID-related restrictions on most businesses. While this is an exciting and encouraging development, please remember that this is a transitional time and some businesses may decide to keep stricter regulations. Please respect guidelines set by businesses, in order to keep everyone in our community safe. Likewise, please respect that our neighbors may have different comfort levels regarding masking and social distancing. While this will be a joyful summer, it will also require patience and understanding, as COVID-19 is still a threat, however reduced. Masks will continue to be required, per Federal guidelines, in healthcare, public transit, correctional facilities, shelters, and school settings. Our local Chambers of Commerce continue to work hard to support businesses through this transition to Phase 5, and we look forward to upcoming events in our business districts this summer. If you or a loved one have not received a vaccine yet, please see below for details on how to access an appointment, which are very easy to get right now.

Many local businesses are hiring, primarily in the food service industry. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has a job board on their website. Additionally, the Andersonville Chamber is hosting a training for local business owners on trans-inclusive hiring practices, in partnership with Chicago Therapy Collective’s #HireTransNOW initiative. See below for more information on the training.

Along with the excitement around reopening and friends and family becoming fully vaccinated, we are seeing our local economy turn the corner. Metropolis Coffee, 1039 W Granville, will reopen on Tuesday, June 15, after taking a three-month hiatus to rethink post-pandemic operations. My staff and I visited with owners Tony and Jeff Dreyfuss and their team earlier this week to welcome them back. Please stop by next week to check out some of their new offerings, including kombucha on tap, and goods from at least two other 48th Ward businesses: Kyoto Black cold brew on tap and baked goods from pHlour bakery. Additionally, we celebrated the opening of Parson’s Chicken & Fish at 5721 N. Clark on Wednesday. Click here to check out their menu, and please visit them soon to give them a warm welcome to the community. We look forward to sharing more exciting news about our existing local and new businesses.

Next week the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce will host their annual State of Edgewater in person, in the beautiful Colvin House courtyard at Thorndale and Sheridan. I will be a panelist, along with other local elected leaders. Please consider joining for an update on how my colleagues and I are supporting our local economy as we collectively recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Click here for more information and register for the event.

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce also launched their new Monday Market this week.
 For the month of June, the Chamber will host a Farmers Market on Mondays from 3-7pm in the Broadway Armory parking lot, 5917 N. Broadway. Congratulations to the Chamber on a successful first week, and I look forward to the rest of the month. Additionally, on Wednesdays nights the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce hosts their farmers market on the 1500 block of Catalpa, and Chicago Market hosts a farmers market on the 4600 block of Broadway. See below for details.

Tomorrow my office will host a community meeting for neighbors who live near the Berwyn Red Line station, and TimeLine Theatre will host an Open House to preview their proposed plans for a theatre on Broadway near Argyle. See below for details, and I look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow.

Have a peaceful weekend, and stay cool.


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardUpcoming Community Meetings 

Berwyn Community Visioning Kick-Off 
Saturday, June 12, 10am-noon
Cedar Playlot, 5311 N. Winthrop
Click here for details and to register

TimeLine Theatre Open House
Saturday, June 12, 1:30-3:30pm
Third Space, 4956 N. Sheridan
TimeLine Theatre is seeking a zoning change and PPA license to build a theatre at 5033-35 N. Broadway. They will host an in-person Open House to share plans with the community, followed by an informational meeting and a community review meeting.

TimeLine Theatre Information Meeting
Monday, June 14, 6pm
Via Zoom – Click here to register
See flyer for more information

1101-09 W. Granville Information Meeting 
Monday, June 21, 6pm
Via Zoom
See flyer for more information48th Ward Community Visioning Meetings 

This summer 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman will host a series of hyper-local Community Visioning Meetings. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, our office is beginning to receive inquiries and proposals regarding new developments. Our Community Visioning Meetings will be opportunities to connect with neighbors to collaborate on a shared vision for the future of our community.

Along with proposals currently coming to the 48th Ward office, our community is seeing the largest investment in public infrastructure in a lifetime with the Red Purple Modernization Project. With the completion of this project — including new stations, embankments, and tracks between Bryn Mawr and Lawrence — we expect to see additional private investments with the renovation and redevelopment of properties along the Red Line.

We encourage neighbors in the following areas to join us at our meetings this summer. We will hold multiple engagements for each region: Berwyn, Argyle, Bryn Mawr.Berwyn Community Visioning Kick-Off Meeting
Neighbors east of Broadway, Foster to Catalpa
Saturday, June 12, 10am-noon
Cedar Playlot, 5311 N. Winthrop
Click here to register
 Argyle Community Visioning Kick-Off Meeting
Neighbors east of Broadway, Foster to Ainslie
Saturday, July 17, 10am-noon
Outdoor location TBD
 Bryn Mawr Community Visioning Kick-Off Meeting
Neighbors east of Broadway, Hollywood to Balmoral
Saturday, August 21, 10am-noon
Outdoor location TBDInterim CPD Foot Pursuit Policy

Last week, the Chicago Police Department announced the interim foot pursuit policy which is open to public comment until July 15. The community process will provide residents and stakeholders an opportunity to review the interim foot pursuit policy and provide feedback, which will inform the revisions to the policy in early September 2021. The Chicago Police Department also has launched a public input form and is setting up deliberative dialogues for community groups interested in discussing the foot pursuit policy with members of CPD.Public Comment on Policy
CPD invites you to review the interim policy and make comments and recommendations on it. To read the policy and provide your feedback, click here. Public comments will be open until July 15, 2021.Public Input Form
CPD has launched an anonymous input form that asks various questions around foot pursuits. These questions will allow you to provide feedback on specific components of the foot pursuit policy. Responses to this form are entirely anonymous.
Click here to complete the input formDeliberative Dialogues
CPD is inviting community groups and organizations interested in providing feedback on the foot pursuit policy to meet with members of CPD. This deliberative dialogue is aimed at allowing participants to discuss multiple views and perspectives on the topic. While the discussions may not produce consensus, they will produce collective insight and feedback around ways to improve CPD’s foot pursuit policy. CPD has partnered with the Center for Conflict Resolution to provide neutral facilitation and note taking for the meetings.
Click here to sign up for a deliberative dialogueIf you have additional questions, please contact Community@chicagopolice.orgChicago Works Community Challenge Applications are Open!

Mayor Lightfoot calls on residents, community experts to give the city their biggest and best infrastructure ideas. 

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today 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. Announced on her second anniversary in office, the challenge is another example of Mayor Lightfoot’s commitment to robust community engagement. 
“The Chicago Works Community Challenge provides an opportunity for all of our residents to tell us what infrastructure projects they want to see in their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “While seven projects will ultimately be selected, every idea we receive through this initiative will be forwarded to City agencies for future consideration as a part of our overarching five-year capital plan. I encourage residents from all walks of life to participate in this challenge, which makes neighborhood investment a collaborative effort.” 
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. Members of the public who are interested in submitting an idea can register for an informational webinar on the challenge, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9. 

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 wants to hear from you!

Care for Real has provided food, clothing, pet pantry, and other services. This year we are celebrating 50 years of caring and service to our community.

In order to help us plan for the future, we have begun a strategic planning process. The first step in this is a survey. We aspire to bring the broadest range of voices and perspectives into our process and this is one of the ways we are doing that. We love to hear from you as well! Your responses are anonymous will be kept in the strictest of confidence to aid us in our planning.

Please click here to take the survey. American Bar Study on COVID-Impacted Small Landlords 
 The American Bar Foundation is conducting an interview-based study on the impacts of COVID-19 on Chicago landlords, particularly smaller-building landlords. They are particularly interested in learning about landlords’ experiences navigating Emergency Rental Assistance programs.

Please click here to learn more information about the study and how you can participate.Chicago Park District Water Safety Training
Click here for flyer

Join us for a free safety orientation to your Chicago Lakefront! Learn how to keep yourself and others safe at the beach, recognize a swimmer in distress, and respond in an emergency.

Regular Season Trainings – Memorial Day Weekend to June 25th

Osterman Beach, 5800 N. Lakeshore Dr.Mondays at 6:00 pmSaturday, June 12th @ 11:15 amFoster Beach, 5200 N. Lakeshore Dr.Tuesdays @ 6:00 pmSunday, June 20th @ 11:15 amSenn Arts Exhibit at Edgewater Beach Apartments 

The Edgewater Beach Apartments Corporation (EBAC) presents a public art exhibit featuring a collaborative photography and poetry project created by first year visual art students in the Senn Arts program at Senn High School in partnership with the Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG). The exhibit “You are the year that has gone by. You are the change” opens on May 22 and features artwork that documents the people, objects and spaces that have been part of daily life for the Senn students during the pandemic year. Through poem and photographic collage printed on fabric panels, the exhibit speaks to their experiences of what has given them comfort, and what has been lost and found throughout this year, and what gives them hope for the future.Farmers Markets in our Community 

Edgewater Farmers Market
Mondays, 3-7pm, Throughout the month of June
Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway
Click here for details

Andersonville Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3-7pm, through Oct. 20
Catalpa, between Ashland and Clark
Click here for details

Uptown Farmers Market
Wednesdays 2:30-7pm, through November
Wilson & Broadway
Click here for detailsPrograms and Resources for Older Adults

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.

June Programming with DFSS / Levy CenterAsk A Nurse Conference Call – weekdaysFree Zoom Tutorials for SeniorsBingocize: Exercise with a Twist! English flyer // Spanish flyerVirtual Social Support GroupsHealth & Wellness TalksEmergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) 

Tenants and landlords can apply to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) at Chicago.gov/RentHelp. The window to apply will close 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021Click here for the program FAQ’s.
ERAP provides grants of up to 12 months of unpaid rent and three months of future rent for eligible tenants and landlords. To be eligible, tenants must: live in Chicago; have suffered a hardship due to COVID-19, such as job loss, reduced hours, or illness within the household; be at risk of housing instability; and have earned less than the maximum household income listed on this website during 2020 or at the time of application (for example, the income limit for a family of four is $74,550).
Landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of a tenant. Landlords may also register their properties using the online application and be notified if a tenant has started the application process for rental assistance.

The Department of Housing is working with community organizations and has set up a call center to assist applicants. If you or someone you know needs assistance applying, you can contact our office and we will connect you to those assisting.ComEd Financial Assistance Programs
 CHAMPComEd offers help to military families who are past due on their energy bills. The CHAMP programprovides grants to activated or honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves and veterans. Learn more at ComEd.com/CHAMP.SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCEEligible businesses can take advantage of the Small Business Assistance program that offers a grant, once every 12 months, up to $1,000 towards a past-due balance. Enrolled businesses may also place a remaining balance on a payment plan of up to 6 months. Visit ComEd.com/SmallBizAssistance.RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL HARDSHIPCustomers who demonstrate a financial hardship may be eligible for ComEd’s Residential  Special Hardship program, which provides a grant of up to $500 to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn more at ComEd.com/ResidentialHardship.NONPROFIT SPECIAL HARDSHIPFinancial assistance is available for eligible nonprofit organizations through ComEd’s Nonprofit Special Hardship program. Grants up to $2000 are offered to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn about program eligibility at ComEd.com/CARE.Computer Hardware Recycling Event
Saturday, June 19, 11am-2pm
20th District Police Station, 5400 N. Lincoln

The 20th Police District, in partnership with Free Geek, is hosting an e-waste recycling event. Click here to view the list of items that will be accepted.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. 

Join the Team! CHI VS COVID-19: Complimentary Chicago Fire Tickets to Those Who Get Vaccinated at the Copernicus Center
Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave
Saturday, June 12th 
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Chicago Fire player, Stanislav Ivanov, and get vaccinated! Those who get vaccinated will receive free Chicago Fire tickets. Please click here for more information.Biking Reminders 

With the weather starting to warm up, we want to take this time to remind everyone that anyone 12 or older must walk their bikes on the sidewalk. We specifically want to remind residents to not ride their bikes on the sidewalks of Sheridan road. We encourage residents to plan their bike rides in advance, using online map services, to see where bike lanes are located in the city. Chicago’s SAFE (Streets Are For Everybody) Program is a fantastic resource to learn more about biking in the city. Happy riding!Chicago Public Library is Hiring With the expansion at many Chicago Public Library branches, including Edgewater, CPL is hiring additional pages to support operations at branches across the city. For the first time, CPL will be filling these positions by providing preferences for candidates who live in the areas where the libraries are located. There will be postings for six different districts across the entire City and each posting will note a preference for candidates who live in the zip codes represented by each district. Finally, bilingual and multilingual candidates will also be provided a preference in hiring.

See the flyer for more information: English // SpanishMany 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!The Midway Concessions are Hiring!

Midway Career Fair
Midway International Airport, 5700 South Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638, 2nd floor mezzanine on the far South side
June 16th, 23rd, and 30th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Midway Partnership & SSP America currently has full-time job openings at Chicago Midway Airport for positions including cashiers, cooks, and utility.

Please click here to find out more information about the opportunities available. Film & TV Crew Training at Chicago Filmmakers

Film & TV Production Assistant Course
Learn what it takes to become a Production Assistant in Jean Young’s Film & TV Production Assistant (P.A.) Training course! There’s plenty to learn in this class, including proper set etiquette and important safety concerns, walkie-talkie operation, and film and TV set conventions. This class is great for those looking to build their filmmaker and PA presence through an online résumé and portfolio. Learn more about this course here.

Starts Sunday, June 20, and runs weekly through July 25 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST.    

Audio Production Course
Learn how to achieve great sound for film in Drew Durepos‘ Audio Production course! This introductory course will explore the basics of film sound recording while empowering students to 1) achieve professional-level sound on their own projects; and, 2) elevate their creative rapport with future crew members and collaborators.
Starts Wednesday, June 30, and runs weekly through July 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM CSTBlood Drive at Emanuel Congregation
Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N Sheridan
Sunday, June 20, 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can be a life saver! Emanuel Congregation is hosting the Vitalant Blood Mobile Coach on Sunday, June 20. If you are interested in donating blood, please make an appointment at www.vitalant.org, click “Donate” and search by group code J221. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

The mobile coach will be parked at the Thorndale extension (at the corner of Thorndale and Sheridan). To check-in, donors should go to the Emanuel entrance at Thorndale Ave. Temperatures will be taken before you enter the building. Wear a mask and bring your ID. Normal check-in procedures will be practiced on the mobile coach.Supplies Drive – LakeShore Schools

LakeShore Schools is asking our community to offer a helping hand to the families within our organization by donating clothes in various sizes, diapers, pull ups, and wipes, non-perishable food items,  personal care items such as toothpaste and brushes, paper goods such as toilet paper and paper towels, or other basic essentials. We are accepting all donations at our Rogers Park Campus (6759 N. Greenview) or our Andersonville Campus (5611 N. Clark) from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.  We are grateful to Andersonville for past donations!

Please email avoffice@lakeshoreschoolschicago.com with questions about the supply drive.Peirce Solidarity Fund

The Peirce Solidarity Fund has been in operation since this past summer, collecting and distributing funds to families economically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been a true community initiative that has benefited all involved. We are continuing to welcome financial contributions as well as accept requests from families in need. One hundred per cent of funds are distributed directly to Peirce families. To contribute, please Venmo @PeirceSolidarityFund or PayPal PeirceSolidarityFund@gmail.com. For further information, please contact PeirceSolidarityFund@gmail.com. Solidarity! 

See the flyer in English
See the flyer in SpanishSwift School Solidarity Fund 
Click here to donate

As our community comes together during the pandemic and its related impacts on the economy, the Swift School (5900 N. Winthrop) community is banding together and forming a Swift Solidarity Fund. 100% of funds donated will be distributed to Swift families in need, and they will be able to use the money however best suits their family. Donations can be made via Venmo. Click here for the flyer with details on how to donate. If you have any questions or need help donating, please email swiftsolidarityfund@gmail.com.Internship Opportunity at Chinese Mutual Aid Association

CMAA is offering their CMAA In-Person PlayStreets Internship this summer! The program will run from July 6th to August 13th. Interns will work 15 hours a week, which is 3 hours a day from Monday-Friday from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. You must be able to make a full commitment to the 6-week program. 

Through this program, teens will be working with local youth, implementing health and wellness activities such as yoga and meditation, facilitating games, and teaching sports in-person. You’ll be planning and administering workout programming with the youth in their Youth Summer Camp program and gaining important career readiness skills to help you prepare for life after high school. This is a great opportunity for teens interested in health and wellness, working in a team, working with youth, playing sports, facilitating games and activities, or working with CMAA. 

They will be accepting 10 interns this summer that are 16 years old or older or recently graduated from high school. The application is NOW OPEN on After School Matters website. They will be conducting virtual interviews with all candidates before June 18th. 

Please click here to view the informational flyer for the internship. 
 Scholarships for Camp Invention – 1st through 6th graders
Senn High School will be hosting a virtual Camp Invention this summer during the week of June 28.  This year, our local camp will be an at-home program, so activity kits will be delivered directly to families and a certified local educator will lead optional virtual sessions. Campers will have everything they need for an amazing week of STEM fun from home!During this energizing program, young innovators (aka campers) will:Design morphing vehicles to travel across land, then find inspiration in nature to add prototype elements for moving through air and water.Experiment with fun physics concepts like trajectory and velocity as they build, test and modify a device to launch rubber ducks to reach international landmarks.Make and adopt their own robotic crickets and apply empathy to build customized habitats and protective gear for their solar-powered bots.Reverse engineer their own wireless microphone to discover sound waves, and then use their unique voice to create and promote an extraordinary invention.A limited number of $250 scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families interested in the $250 scholarship should return a completed registration form found HERE with $20 parent payment to me, Jennie Medellin, at jalittle@cps.edu. Scholarships are limited and spots will fill fast, so don’t delay!Visit invent.org/mylocalcamp for more information or contact Jennie Medellin at jalittle@cps.edu. We look forward to seeing you this summer!Raven Theatre – Take Flight Summer Camp
Click here for more informationWe are so excited for another summer of fun, silly, and safe adventures! Our 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!

$325 – Regular RegistrationChicago Filmmakers – In Person Youth Summer Camps 
Click here for more information & registration info

We’re excited to announce a second camp option for the budding filmmakers among us. In addition to our virtual camps, we are now offering in-person camps for students ages 9-17! Hands-on and collaborative, this all-encompassing camp gives budding filmmakers a crash-course in filmmaking that teaches a wide range of skills including creating shot-lists, scouting locations, setting up camera angles and green screen shots, post-production editing, and sound design. Camp sessions run for two weeks and are offered in July and August. Space is limited, register today!

YOUTH CAMP (ages 9-13): July 19 to 30 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
TEEN CAMP (ages 14-17): August 2 to 13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The health and safety of our campers are our #1 priority. Most camp activities and film shooting will take place outdoors with limited time indoors for editing. Indoor editing will take place in Chicago Filmmakers’ theatre for maximum social distance spacing.
June is Pride Month, which is always been a special time in our community. The Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown communities have a great tradition of being inclusive neighborhoods for our LGBTQIA+ neighbors. Our community boasts dozens of queer-owned and operated independent businesses, including organizations like Chicago Therapy Collective who leads the way in helping organizations with equity and inclusion practices through trainings and programs like Trans Inclusive Chicago. I am proud to live in and serve a community that uplifts their neighbors all year long, not just in June. Please enjoy any Pride-related celebrations you participate in this weekend, and consider doing so locally at our bars, restaurants, and shops in the neighborhood!#HireTransNow Relaunch Online Meeting 
9:00 am – 9:25 am  –  (Pre-Meeting) New Employer Info Session & Sign-On
9:30 am -10:55 am  –  Trans-Inclusive Hiring Practices, Checklist Support, & Employer Discussion

Attention: Business Owners, General Managers, Executive Directors, Department Heads, HR Directors, DEI Officers, Hiring Managers, and #HireTransNow Liaisons!

Take action this pride month by ensuring your organization is prepared to welcome our city’s transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive communities. Join us for a free training and consultation session on our Trans-Inclusive Hiring practices checklist, a key component of participation in #HireTransNow. Get direct support from our lead Trans-Inclusive Chicago trainer, Jackie Boyd, and our Employer Recruitment and Education Coordinator J. Silas Leslie. Meet and troubleshoot challenges with other Chicago employers working to implement the Checklist, too.

This event is designed to support participating employers implement best hiring practices for recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender-Expansive workers. Not yet signed on to #HireTransNow? Come early (at 9am) and sign your organization on to the initiative before the session begins.

Please click here to find more information about the event. Celebrate Pride Month in Uptown! 
Uptown is home to many businesses who area part of their LGBTQ+ Chamber Member businesses. Click here for more information.  
 Swedish American Museum Programming

Midsommar dancing, 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 month.Events at Buttercup Park
Outdoor Movies at Buttercup Park

Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Movies start at dusk

6/12 Monterey Pop
Join Buttercup Park this Saturday for a movie screening around dusk (8:30-9:00). They are showing the Monterey  Pop Festival! There will also be a short surprise feature. See you there!

7/10 Be Kind Rewind
7/31 Crooklyn
8/21 TBD – animated kids film

All films take place at Buttercup Playlot Park in Uptown.  More info at vics-pix.com

Make music Chicago at Buttercup Park
Every June 21st, Make Music Chicago brings together Chicagoans to celebrate their ability to make music, regardless of age, ability, or preferred musical style. The Buttercup Park Advisory Council and Stomping Grounds Literary Arts Initiative will be hosting this event in Buttercup on June 21st, 2021. Stop by for a diverse range of talented musicians!

Click here for the flyer.The Andersonville Vintage Market
1500 W Catalpa
June 27, July 25, and August 22
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Find out more information by clicking here.

 Edgewater History Book Club 
The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream By Thomas Dyja
Meeting: Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. Via Zoom
Click here to register

In addition to being one of the Great Migration cities, Chicago was also known as a center for transportation, architecture, financial markets, and innovation. Celebrated for its unique literary character, but also reviled for failing to protect its vulnerable citizens, and a tendency towards corruption, the city has always been a mix of high and low.

Join us for a discussion on the city’s influence on U.S. history by reading Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream. This title will be available at the Circulation Desk or can be sent to other branches for pick-up.

This program is a partnership with the Chicago Public Library.Live Music at Rewired Cafe!
Rewired Cafe in Edgewater will be hosting numerous events this summer! Join them for great food, drinks, and live music on the patio, including Blue and Americana music. Please click here to see their listings for the month of June. Save The Date: Chipotle Fundraiser for McCutcheon Elementary School
June 22, 5-9pm
Chipotle, 5224 N. Broadway 
Click here for flyer in English
Cilck here for flyer in Spanish

People just need to say McCutcheon Elementary or use the code 96VZEJE when purchasing through the Chipotle App for pickup.Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival
Join Onion City in person for outdoor screenings and events, and tune in to virtual screenings and artist Q&As throughout the festival from Wednesday, June 9 to Sunday, June 13. All virtual screenings, unless otherwise noted, will be available to stream with a donation for the duration of the festival and will be accompanied by Q&As with the artists. Please click here for more information.Edgewater Historical Society Walking Tours
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: bit.ly/ehswalk6 

Note: There are ten tours available. Sign up before they sell out. The available tours are: Edgewater Glen:
DATE: June 27, 2021; TIME: 1:00 p.m.Lakewood Balmoral Historic District: 
DATE: June 22, 2021; TIME: 7:00 p.m.Edgewater’s North End: 
DATE: June 17, 2021; TIME: 6:30 p.m.Magnolia Glen: 
DATE: June 26, 2021; TIME: 11:00 a.m.Bryn Mawr Historic District: 
DATE: July 7, 2021; TIME: 6:30 p.m.Andersonville Historic District:
DATE: July 17, 2021; TIME: 9:30 a.m.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 Osterman*We are operating remotely*

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