Template: 3 Days on Thorndale


A huge thanks to everyone who came out for Three Days on Thorndale! The Thorndale and Broadway corridor was extremely vibrant.

We celebrated Swift School’s centennial – 100 years of service and dedication to teaching and caring for thousands of Edgewater youth. Swift has always been a unique and special place, serving a multitude of refugee and immigrant students throughout the years. Currently Swift students speak 65 languages and represent 50 countries. Last year, Swift’s school rating climbed to Level 1 at the top of the CPA academic tier. Swift will end its 2014 academic year with a student enrollment of 640. We are proud of Swift’s past and look forward to its bright future!

The Broadway Armory Kitchen was opened to the public for the first time. Under the management of the Peterson Garden Project, this state-of-the-art teaching kitchen will become a space for learning programs, fun events and more focused on healthy, sustainable and nutritious food. Last night community members were invited to chime in on the type of programming they’d like to see in the kitchen. My office and PGP co-host two more “discovery nights” this summer for people to come explore the kitchen. Stay tuned for more details.

We also celebrated the opening of the new MB Bank Branch. Anchoring the southwest corner of Thorndale and Broadway, the new MB Bank brings light, color and a modern building to the Thorndale corridor. Another business, Edgewater Workbench, has opened at 1130 W. Thorndale. They are open for a preview and 3D printing demo during Three Days on Thorndale.

Thursday, May 29
5 – 7 p.m. – Edgewater Workbench Sneak Peak & 3D Printing Demo, 1130 W. Thorndale
6 – 8 p.m. – Broadway Armory Kitchen Open House, managed by Peterson Garden Project, 5917 N. Broadway
6 p.m. – Swift Elementary School Centennial Celebration, 5900 N. Winthrop
Friday, May 30
9 a.m. – MB Financial Bank New Location Opening, 5930 N. Broadway
4 – 6 p.m. – Jackalope Theatre Co. Broadway Armory Theatre Space Open House, 5917 N. Broadway
5 – 6 p.m. – Family Theatre Class with Li’l Buds Theatre Co., Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway
5 – 7 p.m – Free Wine Tasting, Independent Spirits, 5947 N. Broadway
5 – 7 p.m. – Edgewater Workbench Sneak Peek & 3D Printing Demo, 1130 W. Thorndale
7 p.m. – PIVOT Arts presents “Music on the Lawn.” Bring a blanket and gather with neighbors for an outdoor concert. 5900 N. Glenwood

Saturday, May 31
10 a.m. – noon – Bike Registration event with Chicago Police Department, Broadway armory parking lot, 5917 N. Broadway
Noon – After School Matters Thorndale Bricolage Project Unveiling Celebration, under CTA Thorndale tracks
Noon – 3 p.m. – Edgewater Workbench Sneak Peek & 3D Printing Demo, 1130 W. Thorndale
3 p.m. –  Pivot Arts’ Dance COLEctive presents “13”, a humorous take on turning 13, Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop

Business Discounts  
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Free Nail Trim with a $10 Purchase ($12 value), Bark Bark Club, 5943 N. Broadway