Weekly Update from your Alderman – April 7, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Mayor Emanuel visits Senn High School, Edge of Sweetness Grand Opening, Patio Beef Celebrates 35 Years, Crews Break Ground at Senn Playground, and more!
April 7, 2017

Dear Neighbor:

On Tuesday, Mayor Emanuel visited Senn High School and had a chance to meet with Principal Mary Beck and meet and talk to students and teachers. The Mayor was able to see senior Ireon Roach — the only two-time winner of Louder Than a Bomb — perform a spoken word piece; juniors preparing for SAT exams; a dance class rehearsing; and seniors filling out college applications. It was a very positive experience for everyone involved. With the mayor’s support, Senn has made great strides in recent years. Collectively, we will be working on capital improvements at the school to support educational programs and keep the school moving in a positive direction for neighborhood families.

This week I was very happy to celebrate the grand opening of Edge of Sweetness, 6034 N. Broadway. Owners Kate Merrill and Paige Tyler are Edgewater residents who have poured themselves into the business. This location had been vacant for a while, and the community spoke out about wanting a locally owned business that would serve the neighborhood. Our thanks to the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce for their support in identifying a location for Kate and Paige and assisting them throughout the process of opening their business. Please show your support to this new business to help them thrive.

Just down the street from Edge of Sweetness, Patio Beef, 6024 N. Broadway, celebrated their 35th anniversary over the weekend. Owners Leo and Soula Diantzikis have been pillars of our community, and continue to give back to the neighborhood. On Friday, April 21, Patio Beef will donate 10% of the day’s sales to Swift Elementary School to support an outdoor retreat for fifth graders to White Pines Ranch in Oregon, IL. Click here for more information.

On Wednesday, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Andersonville Honors event at Mary’s Attic. Don Cortelyou was awarded the special honor of the Mathiasson Community Service Award, which goes each year to an individual who shows a devotion and commitment to the ongoing vitality of the Andersonville community. Don is a phenomenal member of the 48th Ward community. He has served on the boards of our local development corporations, working diligently to attract quality businesses to Andersonville and Edgewater. As the Branch Manager of the Bryn Mawr Bridgevew Bank location, Don works with many residents and businesses. Don is also a great supporter of the arts and a member of the choral group The Edgewater Singers. We thank Don for his commitment to the community and congratulate him on this esteemed honor.

Construction began this week at Senn Playground. This project has been in the works for over a year. Thank you to all of the community members and kids who participated in online surveys and community meetings to help provide input on how the playground will take shape. Please save the date to join us for the annual 48th Ward Spring Fling in Senn Park on Saturday, April 15. See more details below.

Have a great weekend and happy Passover to all of our Jewish neighbors.

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

Ward Services
Street Sweeping is Under Way!
The 2017 Street Sweeping Schedule is now available. Click here to view the schedule. Please contact our office with questions or concerns.

AT&T Work at Thorndale and Broadway
Crews from AT&T began work at the intersection of Thorndale and Broadway earlier this week to address an emergency. An underground cable became wet causing many residents to lose service. Crews are working to resolve the issue by Monday and will work with CDOT to restore the intersection back to its earlier condition. Thank you to our neighbors for your patience during this emergency work.

Friendly Reminder – Street Cans
A friendly reminder to our neighbors: please do not use the garbage cans on street corners in our business districts to dump personal trash from your home. “Fly dumping” fills these cans quicker than anticipated, and leads to the cans overflowing and sometimes causing litter. Please use the dumpsters behind your building for trash from home.

Filming Notice
Columbia College Chicago will be filming scenes for an upcoming short film in your neighborhood on Saturday, April 8 between the hours of 8 am – 7 pm. Filming will take place in the alley between 1420-1530 W Edgewater Ave. and Victoria St. There will be no street closures or special effects involved. Please contact Zach Huber, producer, at 816-284-7261 or zhuber13@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Teen Updates

Open Mic Event
Friday, April 7, 4-5pm
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Are you a star in the making? No Grade! No pressure! Just perform your song, dance, story or rap! Click here for more information.

Teen Job Drive 
Monday, April 24, 3:30-5:30 pm
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

TEENS! Interested in making extra money for your summer festival tickets? Looking to gain valuable work experience to build your resume? Stop in at the Edgewater library to apply in-person for your next summer job. Help will be provided with the application process! One Summer Chicago Job applications are open, and available online, through May 15.
Click here for more information.

Community Policing Advisory Panel Public Input Sessions

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) and members of the Community Policing Advisory Panel (Panel) will be hosting three Town Hall listening sessions to receive the direct input from residents as the Department continues to renew its focus on community policing.

Through the work of Community Policing Advisory Panel, the Police Department is engaging communities across the city in joint strategies to fight crime that include improving trust between police and the communities they serve. Comments collected through the Town Hall session and online portal will be used by the Panel to inform recommendations for the Police Department to strengthen community policing efforts and rebuild trust with the residents they serve.

Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30pm
George Westinghouse College Prep
3223 W Franklin Blvd Chicago, IL 60624

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Sullivan High School (Closest session to 48th Ward)
6631 N Bosworth Ave Chicago, IL 60626

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Corliss Early College STEM High School
821 E 103rd St Chicago, IL 60628

Upon the conclusion of the comment period, the Panel will review all comments received and incorporate them as appropriate into its development of a new community policing strategy for CPD. Residents are asked to share their comments on community policing at www.chicagopolice.org.

Annual 48th Ward Spring Fling
Join us for our annual spring celebration and egg hunt at Senn Park, Thorndale & Greenview! Festivities kick off at 10am, and the egg hunt will begin at 10:30. This event is BYOB — Bring Your Own Basket!

Local partners Chicago Friends SchoolFamilies Together Cooperative Nursery School – FTCNS, Senn Park Advisory Council, and Immanuel Lutheran Church will provide fun activities for little ones.

We are looking for volunteers to keep the event safe and fun! If you are interested in supporting this community-oriented event, please click here to sign up to volunteer.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Buttercup Park
Come out to Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan, to enjoy a family day to celebrate Easter! There will be an egg hunt, food, face painting, games, races, and a petting zoo, all for free. The Easter Eggstravaganza will take place April 15 11:30AM – 2PM. Click here to view an event flyer.

Edgewater Beautification Grants: For New Plantings of Parkway Corners & Circles
A limited number of $100 grants are available for material expenditures for pre-approved sites. Deadline: June 1st
Apply online: http://tinyurl.com/mhuvbhf

Landscaping Consulting services will be available at no charge to grant recipients from Kim Kaulas, Inc. http://www.kimkaulas.com/

Learn More, Live More Fundraiser
Learn More, Live More is an Edgewater organization that aims to promote personal growth through the power of learning new skills.
On Friday April 14 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Learn More, Live More will be hosting a fundraiser at the Fine Arts Building, located downtown, 410 S Michigan Ave in the 2nd Floor gallery. The fundraiser will be benefiting the organization’s 8-week senior-youth pairing program, where they pair seniors with a young person to learn new skills in a intergenerational way at no cost to them. This event will also support local female artists, as Learn More, Live More helps to promote their talents.
If you would like to learn more about Learn More, Live More, click here.
Click here to view a flyer for the event or click here to buy tickets.

McCutcheon Elementary School Fundraiser
The Edgewater Uptown Builders Association is hosting a fundraiser for McCutcheon Elementary School to support after school programming. The group is looking for sponsors to help meet their fundraising goal of $30,000 to provide high quality after school programming that will include activities such as music four days a week, and a full athletic program including basketball, soccer, and track. Click here for information about sponsoring the event.

McCutcheon Elementary Fundraiser
Thursday, April 20, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Flats Studio, 1140 W. Wilson Ave.
RSVP at edgewater.gesture.com

Boys & Girls Club Benefit — An Evening of Jazz
Join the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, for an evening of jazz band performances, an open bar, hors d’ oeuvre, and raffle prizes to support the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club summer program. The cost is $60, paid at the door. RSVP by April 7th to enjoy a great night! Click here to learn more.

Tour of Historic Colvin House
Pleasant Home Foundation of Oak Park is hosting a tour of the historic Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan, designed by George W. Maher. The program will continue on a walk down Sheridan Road, for a visit to the Sheridan Road Mansions. The tour of the Colvin House will be led by Angela Valavanis, Owner of Creative Coworking, while the Sheridan Road Mansions tour will be guided by Kathleen Cummings. The tours will be taking place on Sunday, April 9, 2 – 4pm. Click here for more information.
To prepare for the tour, Ms. Kathleen Cummings and Mr. Christopher Payne will be presenting their lecture “Making a First-Class Suburb: The Story of Silsbee and Maher in Edgewater.” They will provide context for the upcoming tours and a history of the Edgewater neighborhood architecture. The lecture begin at 7pm on Tuesday, April 5 at the Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave, Oak Park.

Public Safety Update

Passover Safety Tips
Please click here to view a flyer outlining tips to stay safe over the holiday.

2017 CAPS Meetings Schedules – 20th District
Please join your neighbors in the new year to collaborate on improving community public safety issues and new initiatives. To learn more about CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy), click here.
There will be a CAPS meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm. This will be the first meeting held at the newly identified alternate site at Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark. The guest speaker will be Berenice Martinez, an Illinois Attorney General Office Community Outreach Liaison. She will be discussing consumer fraud in general and caveats in more detail.

Click here to see schedule for 20th District CAPS meetings
Click here to identify your CAPS beat
Beat 2433 meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. The meeting location will alternate between the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and Engine 70 Fire House, 6030 N. Clark. The April Meeting will be held at the Engine 70 Fire House. Click here to download a schedule.

Egg Hunt and Bake Sale
The 20th District will be hosting an Egg Hunt and Bake Sale Saturday, April 15, 10am – 12pm. Easter bags will be provided for the Egg Hunt. Please do not bring baskets or outside bags. The Bake Sale will be held in the lobby of the 20th District, 5400 N. Lincoln, and the proceeds will benefit youth activities.

Keepin It Real Program
The 20th District will be hosting a “Keepin It Real” program on burglaries. You will hear stories from real burglars and receive tips on how to avoid being burglarized. The program will be Tuesday, April 25, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. The presentation will take place at the 20th District Police Station, 5400 N. Lincoln. Click here for more information.

Building Safer Communities
Kimberly M. Foxx, in partnership with Swedish Covenant Hospital, and the 19th and 20th Police Districts of the Chicago Police Department will be presenting “Building Safer Communities.” The presentation will be hosted at Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Anderson Pavilion, located at 2751 W. Winona, on Thursday, April 27, beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for more information.

Celebrate Easter with Uncommon Ground
Begin making your reservations now for a special Easter brunch at Uncommon Ground. Both the Lakeview and Edgewater locations will be taking reservations for brunch April 16, served between 9am – 3pm. Call (773) – 929 – 3680 for the Lakeview location and (773) – 465 – 9801 for reservations at the Edgewater location.

Celebrate Earth Month with Salon Echo
Salon Echo will be celebrating April, Earth Month, with a challenge from the beauty care company Aveda: raise a minimum of $2,000 for The Alliance for the Great Lakes. Salon Echo has been donating to The Alliance for the Great Lakes since 2005 and has donated over $5,000. The campaign is meant to spread awareness that clean water is not to be taken for granted and demonstrate the importance of protecting and restoring the world’s largest surface source for fresh water.
From March 15 – April 31, Salon Echo will raffle off a “An Evening in Edgewater,” valued at $300. The prize includes theater tickets and dinner for two, as well as a haircut for the two. Raffle tickets are available for $10 each or $20 for 3 tickets.
Click here to learn more about The Alliance for the Great Lakes, and click here to learn more about Salon Echo.

48th Ward Clean & Green Day – April 22

Join the neighbors of the 48th Ward to help clean and green our community for the summer!

This is also a great opportunity for youth to get those service learning hours in! If you are interested in registering a site for the annual Clean & Green or becoming a volunteer, feel free to contact the Alderman’s office or email elizabeth48thward@gmail.com to coordinate.

WFCW Block Club: Clean Up Green Up
The WFCW Block Club, a block club that has been open since 1962, is partnering with 47th Ward Alderman Pawar and Chicago Conservation Corps to host its 5th annual Clean Up Green Up event on Saturday, April 15, 10am – 2pm. The event is free, and all are welcome to join. The day will be filled with exhibits and workshops, all focusing on how you can better nurture the environment. Click here to view a flyer.

Spring DREAMer and Family Education Forum & Resource Fair
On Saturday, April 22, 8:30am – 2pm, the Richard J. Daley College-Arturo Velasquez Institute will be hosting a university and resource fair to help families navigate these uncertain times. There will also be a panel and series of workshops that will discuss topics such as, “Know Your Rights,” mental health, postsecondary opportunities, and services available at the City Colleges of Chicago. Click here to register for the event. Click here to view a flyer in English or Spanish.

City Lit Spring Tea and Silent Auction
Join City Lit for tea, a silent auction, and a reading of The Last of the Great Men: The Story of the Fianna of Ireland! The event will be taking place April 22, beginning at 2pm at the Edgewater Beach Cafe, 5545 N. Sheridan. A single’s ticket will be $30, and couple tickets will be $55. Silent auction items include Chicago Cubs tickets, tickets to area theaters, home wine tastings, and themed liquor baskets. Click here to purchase your ticket to the event.

Edgewater Theater Life Panel Discussion
The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and the Edgewater Theatre District will be co-hosting a panel discussion about the impact of theatre on life in Edgewater. Community and business leaders will lead a conversation about Edgewater’s vibrant theatre district and the ways in which the performing arts impact all of our lives. The panel will take place on Wednesday, April 26 , 7pm – 9pm at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark. Please note that Hopleaf is only open to 21 years of age and older. The panel is free of charge; however, reservations are strongly encouraged. Click here to learn more or RSVP.

Northside Chicago AYSO Soccer League

Play AYSO Soccer! Have Fun!
Soccer teams for girls and boys, ages 4-18. Spring season from April 23 – June 11 – games on Sunday afternoons at Rogers Park (Rockwell & Jarlath)
Playground Program (parent child classes) for kids ages 3 – 5
Fee for Soccer teams or Playground Program: $100 for Spring 2017 season (includes uniform)
Click here to view a flyer. Register online at https://www.eayso.org and select Region 1206. Scholarships available for those in need. Learn more at http://www.rpayso.org/register.php or email registrar@rpayso.org

Senior Updates

Edgewater Village Brunch
Edgewater Village invites you to attend a Meet and Greet brunch on Wednesday, April 26 at 11am. The brunch will take place at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon. The cost is $10 and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling (773) 382 – 0764 or emailing edgewatervillagechicago@gmail.com. Click here to view a flyer for the brunch.

Edgewater Village Community Needs Assessment

Edgewater Village is a grassroots, volunteer organization based in the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, that will serve as a free resource to connect older adults with neighborhood services, social and cultural events and volunteer opportunities to help them age in community. We’re conducting a community assessment needs survey to determine what older adults want from the community and how Edgewater Village can help. Please click here to take the survey.

For more information about Edgewater Village, click here.

Edgewater Satellite Senior Center
The Edgewater Satellite Senior Center is located at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway.
Click here for the April schedule of events at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center.
Click here for the 2017 full year schedule of events at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center.

Oak Street Health Events
Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon, offers a full calendar of community events for seniors. A few highlights for March:
– Internet Basics on Fridays at 10 AM
– Beginner’s Spanish on Mondays at 10 AM
– Simply Strong on Tuesdays at 10 AM
Click here to view the complete calendar.

Senior Sewer Rebate
News for Seniors living in Homeowner Associations​
Did you know that seniors aged 65 or over, ​who live in their own condominium, townhouse or ​co-op unit are entitled to receive ​a $50 rebate for their share of the associations’ sewer costs?
​Many seniors have applied for this over the years, and received a letter (click here to see an example) from the City of Chicago asking for a signature to re-confirm residency.  If you’ve applied in the past and haven’t yet received the letter, please give the US postal system some time to catch up, but you should receive this letter in the next week or two.
If you haven’t received the rebate before, you’ll need to file an application form.  Please click here for instructions and the correct form to use.​  You’ll need to submit an application form along with copies of 3 documents: 1) water bill from the homeowner’s association, 2nd installment Property Tax bill (2015), and drivers license/state ID.​
Send any questions to Jerry Goodman, jerry@48thward.org773-784-5277.  Letters or forms with required attachments are due in the Alderman’s office by July 1, 2017.

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.

Lakeview Property Tax Appeals
The Lakeview Property Tax Appeals opens Friday, April 7. Shantenae Robinson will be at the 48th Ward Office on Friday, April 14, 2pm – 5pm in order to answer any questions and file appeals.

School & Youth News
Northside Catholic Academy Soiree Online Auction Now Open
This year, NCA’s popular Soiree online auction is back and better than ever! The online auction closes April 2, at 9pm. Don’t miss the chance to bid on more than 200 spectacular prizes like tickets to sporting events, theater and other entertainment packages, restaurant gift certificates, hotel getaways, and more. Information and tickets are available online at www.ncasoiree.com. The annual Soiree gala is NCA’s largest fundraiser, including an online and silent auction, raffle tickets, and the live event on April 22. Funds raised by the NCA Soiree support the Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund, as well as technology and arts programs.

Northside Catholic Academy Hosts Admissions Tour April 20
Northside Catholic Academy inspires its students to grow in character, intellect and spirit. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA offers half-day and full-day preschool, and a top-ranked K-8 academic program. NCA’s challenging and diversified curriculum includes music, art, Spanish, computer science, and physical education. Applications are still being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. Learn more about NCA at its next Admissions Tour April 20, from 9:00-10:00am. Call 773-743-6277 for more information or apply online at www.northsidecatholic.org.

Peirce Open House
Peirce Elementary School will be holding an Open House for prospective parents on Tuesday, April 18, at 8:15am. Parents will receive a tour and have an opportunity to see current teachers and students. Parents will also have a chance to meet Peirce Elementary’s principal, assistant principal, IB coordinators, and fellow parents. Peirce Elementary School is located at 1423 W. Bryn Mawr. Please email peirceopenhouse@gmail.com if you are planning on attending. Click here to view a flyer in English or Spanish to learn more.

New Infant-Toddler Center at South-East Asia Center

  • Welcomes 6-week to 2-year olds
  • DCFS licensed.  Qualified teaching staff.
  • Nice classrooms full of required educational toys.
  • Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Free full-day parking space for parents who go to work
  • Childcare fee assistance
  • Convenient location and CTA accessible

Enrolling Now!!  Please contact South-East Asia Center, 1134 W. Ainslie Street, 773-989-7433

Edgewater Historical Society Annual Spring Benefit
Join the Edgewater Historical Society as they host their Annual Spring Benefit. This year, the event will take place at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, 5333 N. Sheridan. There will be live music, a dinner, and a silent auction, all while continuing to celebrate 100 years of the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Click here to view your options for making a reservation.

What’s Happening at the Libraries
The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month. 
Click here for a listing of Edgewater Library events
Click here for a listing of Bezazian Library events

Input Wanted About Your Public Library Needs
The Chicago Coalition of Library Friends wants your input about how the Chicago Public Libraries could better serve the community and your needs. (Friends of the Edgewater Library is a member of this coalition.) Click here to take the survey.

Care for Real News
Join us Saturday, April 29, 5:00pm-8:00pm, at Care for Real’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser, A TAIL TO REMEMBER, supporting our beloved Pet Pantry. Early Bird tickets (available thru April 15) can be purchased here.
WGN news reporter and anchor, Sean Lewis, will be returning as our Host and Noodles The Wonder Dog will be performing. We will also have awesome Silent and Live auction prizes include Cubs tickets and round trip United Airline tickets and lots more. See you there!

Tutors Wanted at South-East Asia Center
The South-East Asia Center is looking for volunteer tutors to help people learn English. If you are interested, please contact Chris Tran at (773)-932-1141 or seatesl@yahoo.com or stop by the South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway.

Sustainability Tip of the Week
EESP Spring Garden Tips
In the spring we’re faced with a number of garden tasks. We need to assess the winter damage, and then decide the areas of the garden – ornamental or vegetable –  that might be available for early planting.

  • Look over your garden as a whole.  You may want to set up new beds for your flowers or change the vegetables you want to plant   This is the time to install trellises and work on retaining walls. Next, start to repair any damage to the soil by adding compost, mulch and other organic amendments in order to get ready for spring planting.
  • To make your flower garden look more balanced and pleasing to the eye, be sure to plant in odd numbers. This composition looks more natural than even numbered groupings and gives off the illusion that plants are bigger and healthier.  Always follow the planting guides for this zone, whether starting flowers or your early vegetables, since surprise freezes can still occur.  Some plants are hardy or can be protected, so research their adaptability.
  • For those early bulbs, an idea on how to protect your crocuses is to plant lavender nearby. Birds are more attracted to the fragrant flower, and other gardeners report that it prevents them from pecking at the blooming bulbs.
Sustainability Tips brought to you by Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project

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Ward Office Info

Ward Office
5533 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
T: 773-784-5277
F: 773-784-6630
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment

City Hall Office
121 N. LaSalle Room 300
Chicago, IL 60602
T: 312-744-6860

Upcoming Events
**Save the date: 48th Ward Clean and Green**
Saturday, April 22
Clean and Green projects will be located throughout the ward. More information to come in our weekly newsletter.

**Save the date: 48th Ward Annual Spring Fling**
Saturday, April 15

Palm Sunday March
Sunday, April 9
10:15 am
Unity Lutheran Church
1212 W Balmoral

Palms will be given out for the Procession. Unity will dedicate, Hate Has No Home Here signs, as Unity joins the campaign to banish hate and declare their Sanctuary a safe place for all people!

Voter Registration at Kitchen Sink
Tuesday, April 11
2pm – 6pm
Kitchen Sink, 1107 W. Berwyn
Kitchen Sink will be hosting a “Register to Vote” event. Deputy Registrars will be there, assisting people as they register. Anyone who registers at this event will be given a free 8 oz. cup of coffee, roasted by Metropolis Coffee Company! All are welcome.

Edgewater Historical Society Spring Benefit
Thursday, April 20
The Breakers, 5333 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information and tickets

Pan-African Association’s Fashion Without Boarders
Thursday, April 20
6 pm – 9 pm
The Ivy Room, 12 E Ohio
Come support the Pan-African Association in their second annual Fashion Without Boarders gala. Enjoy drinks, food, and socializing all while bidding on the silent auction, followed by a runway fashion show. PAA clients will model clothing designed by participating designers, as well as their traditional clothing.

Art & Wine Fundraiser
Thursday, April 20
7-9 pm
Aartwerk Studio, 1141 W. Granville

Paint an Aartwerk Studio Interpretation of Gustav’s Garden in Pink. A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit the Chicago Parks Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports the work of the Chicago Park District. Guests are welcome to bring wine or beer, though a portion will be provided.
Click here to register.

Little Free Library Community Build Day
April 22
Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood

Edgewater Reads would like to invite you to our next Little Free Library Community Build Day! Materials are provided for free to residents of the community, and only $75 for people interested in building for outside of the neighborhood. Please bring your own hammer and a friend to help assemble the Little Free Library kits!

Senn High School Earth Day
Saturday, April 22
10am – 2pm
Senn High School
Click here for more information.

Chicago Housing Expo
Saturday, April 22
9am – 5pm
Malcolm X Colelge, 1900 W. Jackson St.
FREE – Click here for more information

Vintage Garage Chicago Season Kickoff
Sunday, April 23
10am – 5pm
5051 N. Broadway
Click here for more information.

Money Smart Week Educational Seminar
Tuesday, April 25
1:00 pm
Chicago Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave
Terri Brady of First Midwest Bank will be leading a seminar about Reverse Mortgages and all you need to know about them in honor of Money Smart Week. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago during which free financial education seminars are presented to consumers.

A Song for Peace
Saturday, April 29
Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral
Join the Edgewater Singers as they sing songs of peace, ranging from The Beatles to Beethoven.
Click here for more information

Save the Date: Friends of Edgewater Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, April 29
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Proceeds from the book sale support library programs, purchase new materials and enhance the facility. The community is encouraged to donate gently used books for the sale. Please pack your donations in a box or place them in a shopping bag and deliver them to the library when it is open. There is a donation bin near the front desk. Click here to view a list of items to donate.

Cedar Playlot Park Advisory Council Meeting
Saturday, May 6
Burke’s Public House, 5401 N. Broadway
CPAC is a revitalized PAC, and all are welcome, regardless of whether or not you have children. They are holding a meeting, and everyone is welcome to come!

Arts & Culture

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Cc Exhibit
Reception and Open House March 11 1 – 3pm
Exhibit Open March 11 – May 21
Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center
6433 N Ravenswood

Penelope Pennyworth: Girl Detective and the Case of Mr. Nobody
By Li’l Buds Theater
Performances March 11 – April 9
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway
Click here for more information.

By Sarah Sander
Performances March 13 – April 29
Raven Theater
6157 N. Clark
Click here for more information

The Scullery Maid
By Idle Muse Theatre Company
Performances March 16 – April 9
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

The Kid Thing
By Nothing Without a Company
Performances March 16 – April 15
North Mansion of Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd.
Click here for more information.

Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret
By Brown Paper Box Co.
Performances April 7 – April 8 7:30pm
Mary’s Attic
5400 N. Clark
Click here for more information.

By Steep Theatre Company
Performances April 20 – May 27
Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information.

Lady X- A Musical
By Hell in a Handbag
Performances April 21 – June 11
Mary’s Attic
5400 N Clark St
Click here for more information.

That’s Weird Grandma: I Still Know What You Did Last Spring
By Barrel of Monkeys
Performances April 24 – May 22
Neo- Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland
Click here for more information.

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