Weekly Update from Your Alderman – June 2, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Welcome Gordo’s, 48th Ward Summer Kick-Off Tomorrow, State of Edgewater, and North Terminus Lake Shore Drive Community Meeting
June 2, 2017
Dear Neighbor:

Just in time for summer, we welcomed a new ice cream shop to the community yesterday. Gordo’s, a sister business to Flaco’s Tacos (1120 W. Granville), features handmade and customizable ice cream bars. Pick a flavor, pick a dip, and pick sprinkles to make interesting flavor combinations. Please join me in welcoming this unique business to the neighborhood. Click here to learn more about Gordo’s.

Summer in Chicago and in our community is special because of the many opportunities to gather with neighbors and enjoy arts, culture, and great food. Please take advantage of tomorrow’s robust schedule of community events and celebrate the start of summer with your neighbors.

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K – 8am
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Chinese Mutual Aid Association is hosting their first-ever 5K run to support their important programming: citizenship and immigration support, after school programming, employment services, ESL classes, and more. Runners will enjoy entertainment along the route and the run will end with Dim Sum on Argyle Street!
Click here for more information and to register

Edgewater Farmers Market Season Opener – 8am – 1pm
Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N. Broadway
The Edgewater Farmers Market is a long-running market featuring fresh local produce, baked goods, cheeses, coffee, and other specialties. Pick up a free oak tree sampling courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, available first-come, first-served.
Click here for more information

Edgewater Yard & Sidewalk Sale – 9am – 4pm
Foster to Devon, Clark to Sheridan
This year’s annual Edgewater Yard & Sidewalk Sale is the biggest yet! Come out to see nearly300 sellers throughout the community, including businesses participating in sidewalk sales. 
Click here for more information

Senn Park Paint the Path – 10am – 1pm
Senn Park
Join the Senn Park Advisory Council to create a continuous walking path around Senn Park! We will provide the painting materials and have lots of activities, including sports games with coaches from the Broadway Armory. First come first served, click here to sign up.
Click here for more information

2×10 Nail Studio Grand Opening Party – 10am – 7pm
2×10 Nail Salon, 1221 W. Devon Ave.
Enjoy complimentary makeovers from special guests Anastasia Beverly Hills & Nars Cosmetics during your mani/pedi, as well as champagne and mimosas! All services will be 20% off to celebrate the new location.
Click here for more information

Pivot Arts Celebrate Community Parade – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Swift School Playground, 5900 N. Winthrop
Pivot Arts presents the 3rd annual “Celebrate Community!” Parade. Arts groups, schools, social service organizations, and individuals march in support of our diverse community. The event includes large-scale puppets, art works designed and created by Swift School 6th and 7th graders, as well as free theater, dance, circus, and bike safety workshops for all ages. The event culminates at Creative Coworking (5940 N. Sheridan) with the official unveiling of a new mosaic mural created by local youth.
Click here for more information

Uptown Saturday Nights: Salsa in the Park! – 6 – 9pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Join Uptown United, Buttercup Park Advisory Council, Afinca’o and the Dance Academy of Salsa for a special night of Salsa in the Park! Come for the dancing and free instructional lessons, or simply sit back and enjoy the music. Salsa lessons provided by the Dance Academy of Salsa. Bring your own chair or blanket for seating. Picnics welcome! 
Click here for more information

Unity Lutheran Church 100th Anniversary Banquet – 6pm
Unity Chuch, 1212 W. Balmoral
Unity Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years in the Viehe-Naess building in 2017! ​The “new” building was dedicated in June of 1917 and designed by member Ivar Viehe-Naess
Click here for more information

Send your best photos from this weekend and all season to harry@48thward.org or use #48thWardSummer on social media to share how you like to celebrate summer in the community!

My staff and I frequently hear from neighbors about concerns regarding traffic congestion and safety in the ward. Because the Lake Shore Drive terminus is in our community, we have great access to the many amenities downtown, but we also have our share of challenge. The city is conducting a study to inform a long-term planning process for the next phase of Lake Shore Drive, and my office has been at the table in these discussions. There will be a community meeting regarding this study on Tuesday, June 6, 5:30pm at Senn High School. Please attend this meeting and share your thoughts. See more information about the meeting below.

Please join me at next week’s State of Edgewater breakfast, hosted by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 6, 8:30am at The Admiral at the Lake. I will be on a panel with Elizabeth Irvin of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and Jacky Grimshaw of the Center for Neighborhood Technology discussing recent population trends in the neighborhood, city, and region. I look forward to a productive and engaging conversation. See below for more information.

Have a great weekend.

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

Ward Services

Garbage Collection Day ChangesAs a result of grid garbage tweaks, there will be minor changes to some collection days in our ward. The changes are effective June 12, and affected neighbors will receive a flyer from Streets and Sanitation on June 5 to notify them of the changes. Please click here to see a map outlining affected areas and showing the new collection day.

Parking Restrictions – Dim Sum and Then Some 5K
On Saturday, June 3, Chinese Mutual Aid Association is hosting a 5K run along the lakefront and through the Uptown community. Please be aware that the following parking restrictions will be in place for this event:

  • 6am to 10am Margate from Mcutcheon to Marine
  • 6am to 10am Argyle from Sheridan to Marine

For more information about the event, contact Carlos Jaramillo at CMAA at

City Sticker Renewal
If you missed the date to renew your city sticker (expiring in June, 2017) at the 48th Ward office, you can still visit a neighboring Ward throughout June, and of course visit the online site (https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/ezbuy/main.do) at any time. Here are dates and times for the nearby Wards for their sticker renewal dates:

June 1 – 46th Ward – 4544 N. Broadway
June 3 – 47th Ward – 4455 N. Lincoln
June 14 – 40th Ward – 5850 N. Lincoln
June 17 – 49th Ward – 7356 N. Greenview

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.

Public Safety Update
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.

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.  Click here to download a schedule.

Operation Help a Hero

Currently, there are hundreds of homeless veterans in Chicago. When a veteran leaves a shelter or transitional housing and moves to a permanent residence, they often do not have the basic items needed to setup a home. These are things that you and I take for granted, but the men and women who bravely fought to defend our freedom often go without. Alderman Osterman is collecting household items to support our vets as they move into permanent homes. Click here to view a complete list of items that will be accepted at the 48th Ward Office from Memorial Day through July 4th.

Peterson Garden Project – Feasts of Resistance

Resistance doesn’t only take the form of protests and marches—it’s in the food we share, the stories we tell, the gardens we grow. Food shapes culture and conflict shapes food—that’s the premise of Peterson Garden Project’s new Feasts of Resistance cooking class series starting May 25. Explore, cook, and eat iconic dishes from around the world—Burma to Ethiopia, Syria to Haiti, and beyond—that were created or affected by social or political unrest. Sign up for one class or all six at http://bit.ly/PGP_Feasts.

Proceeds from this hands-on cooking series fund PGP’s summer programming for teen refugee girls in GirlForward, dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.

The locations featured in the classes highlight the countries of GirlForward participants. This summer, PGP will be working with Camp GirlForward campers to share stories from their countries as they garden and cook together. Each week, girls will tend and harvest herbs and vegetables for class, cook a dish focused on that week’s region, and sit down at the end of class to share what they’ve made.

Feasts of Resistance is just one way Peterson Garden Project supports refugees in our community. Learn more about all of PGP’s refugee programming, including garden scholarships and free cooking education, and donate to help ensure everyone is welcome at the table at http://bit.ly/PGP_EveryoneisWelcome.

Go Edgewater – Walking and Biking Tours

Green Walking Tour of Edgewater: Tues. June 6, 6:00 pm.  Meet at Loyola Univ., IES Building, 6349 N. Kenmore for a tour of energy efficient buildings in the vicinity, buildings incorporating renewable energy and urban agriculture.
Buildings–Historic & Newer; Tues. June 13, 6:00 pm. Meet at the Thorndale “L” stop. Explore the contrast of Edgewater’s historic buildings with newer buildings reflecting changing economic times.
Bike Tune-up: Sat., June 17, 10 am–1 pm.  Meet at the Thorndale “L” stop, for minor adjustments on bikes.  Courtesy of ChainLinks Bike Shop.

Click here to view the 2017 calendar of Go Edgewater tours.

Edgewater Reads Little Free Library Build Day

Do you have Little Free Library envy? Are you interested in becoming part of a growing network of library hosts and readers? Join the Edgewater Reads crew at 10:00 am on June 17 behind Senn High School (5900 N Glenwood) for our 2nd community build day of the season!

Limited materials and tools will be provided so feel free to bring your own. We also advise bringing a building buddy to help with the assembling process and coordinating transportation for taking home your very own “LFL.”

Libraries will be free for Edgewater residents and $50 for those joining us from outside the community. These events are made possible with our amazing volunteers and by community donations. Please consider donating your time, resources or skills for future community build days and more Little Free Libraries in our community!

Limited kits will be available so please RSVP to Taylor at taylor@48thward.org. For questions, email edgewaterreads@gmail.com or visit our website at edgewaterreads.org.

Edgewater Annual Yard & Sidewalk Sale 
The 23rd annual Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale, sponsored by a record number of seven block clubs and three buildings, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, no rain date.  Boundaries:  Foster to Devon on the south and north and Clark and Sheridan on the west and east.

Nearly 300 households are expected to participate in the annual community-wide undertaking which has evolved into an Edgewater tradition. Click here to view a map of locations of sales.

Here are special activities planned by non-profit participants:

  • Berger Park Advisory Council will sell pottery and jewelry made by students.
  • Chicago Friends School will offer a petting zoo from 1 to 3 p.m. and sell homemade bakery goods, proceeds going to The Night Ministry, an agency that serves the homeless in Chicago.
  • Edgewater Presbyterian Church will conduct a book sale.
  • Pivot Arts will culminate a week-long festival with a 2 p.m. parade on Winthrop between Thorndale and Ardmore, ending at Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan, with performances at the historic mansion.
  • Granville United Methodist Church is selling homemade bakery goods and a large supply of beauty care items.

For the second time this year EPIC Block Club sellers are contributing one item to a Care for Real table at 1262 W. Elmdale.  All proceeds and those from the sale of homemade Swedish waffles at the site will go to Edgewater’s food and clothing pantry.

State of Edgewater
Tuesday, June 6, 8:30am
The Admiral at the Lake, 929 W. Foster

Click here for tickets
Take an in-depth look at how Edgewater has changed over recent years and how neighborhood, city, and regional trends will impact our future.
Elizabeth Irvin, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Harry Osterman, 48th Ward Alderman

Lake Shore Drive Northern Terminus Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 6
5:30 – 7:30pm
Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation have initiated the Northern Terminus Traffic Study (NTTS). The purpose of the NTTS is to address the transportation issues at the northern terminus of North Lake Shore Drive at Hollywood Avenue. This study is complementary to the Phase I Study on North Lake Shore Drive (NLSD) from Grand Avenue to Hollywood Avenue. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. with a presentation at 6:00 P.M.Exhibits will be on display and project team members will be present to discuss the project and answer questions.

Andersonville Midsommarfest – June 9-11

Midsommarfest is only a week away! Head to Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Vendors from around the region will sell their wares to passersby, local shops and restaurants will welcome the warm season with specials and sales, and dance troupes, DJs, and cutting-edge plus longtime favorite bands will keep the party going. Click here for more information.

Senn High School Fundraiser – Brews for Bulldogs
Saturday, June 10, 6:30pm 
Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N Ravenswood 
Please join the Friends of Senn for this year’s Brews for Bulldogs fundraising event on Saturday, June 10th at the Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N. Ravenswood Street, Chicago from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Enjoy unlimited food, beer, wine and soft drinks, and a silent auction and raffle. It’s a great way to meet other Senn parents, staff and friends, have fun and raise money for Senn. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Senior UpdatesFor more information about Edgewater Village, click here.
Be sure to check out the Edgewater Village Facebook page!

Community Panel at The Admiral at the Lake
Wednesday, June 7, 3-6pm
The Admiral at the Lake, 929 W. Foster

A panel of Admiral residents will share why they chose to stay in the neighborhood. Alderman Harry Osterman and vendors will showcase our urban location. RSVP by June 2 to 800-616-1753.

Edgewater Village Storytelling Circle
Edgewater Village presents an interactive Storytelling Circle on Thursday, June 8, 6-7pm, at Edgewater Satellite Senior Center, 5917 N. Broadway.  Author and teacher Carol LaChapelle will lead participants in telling their own stories. The event is free but registration is required.  For more information or to register, contact edgewatervillagechicago@gmail.com or 773-382-0764. Click here for more information.

Senior Sewer Rebate
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.  If you’ve applied for and received this rebate in prior years, you may have received a letter from the City’s Committee on Finance to sign and remit.  If you haven’t received the letter or a rebate in prior years, 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.

Senior Enrichment Seminars 
“Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation”
Thursday, June 8, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor

Topics to include:

  • How to screen for, respond to and report abuse, neglect and financial exploitation;
  • Mandatory reporting procedures;
  • Role of adult protective services agencies; and
  • Identifying common frauds and scams that involve telemarketing, home repair, debt settlement, mortgage rescue, social security benefits and more.

Seminar Speaker(s): Louis Hill, M.A., Program Supervisor, Metropolitan Family Services; Holly A. Zielke, M.A., Adult Protective Service Program Coordinator, Illinois Department on Aging; Detective Sergeant James Hennelly (Ret), Cook County Sheriff’s Department

“Managing Evictions and Code Violations:  Useful Tools”
Thursday, June 22, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St.
Courtroom 2005 – 20th Floor
Topics to include:

  • City of Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
  • Conditions that create housing code violations
  • Housing inspection process

Seminar Speaker(s): Claire McFarland, Esq., Executive Director, Elder Law & Wellness Initiative, NFP; Harriet J. Parker, Esq., Administrative Law JudgeChicagoland Methodist Senior Services offers regular computer classes for seniors. Click here for a calendar and more information.

School & Youth News

Congratulations to St. Thomas of Canterbury and St. Mary of the Lake Class of 2017May 27 marks the graduation of the class of 2017! This group of 42 young men and women distinguished themselves with their character, their maturity and their academic achievements. A very demonstrative sign of their success is the fact that these young people will enter private high schools next fall with scholarship awards that total $513,000. When we project these scholarships over the four years of high school it totals over $2 million!

Who are these budding young scholars? These students are recent immigrants from : Cuba, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Viet Nam, Togo. Fourteen of these students entered our school with no knowledge of English.  Tragically, four members of the class have  lost a parent within the last several years.  All members of the Class of 2017 qualify for free lunch under the federal standards.

One student, a sixth grader, when writing her farewell message to the class to the Class of 2017 said   “Destroy Obstacles!”  The Class of 2017 is well on their way to fulfilling that mandate!!

Tiger Tutor Test Prep – Free SAT Practice Test
Tiger Tutor, a test program sponsored by Chinese Mutual Aid Association, will be holding a free SAT practice test day on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Bezazian Branch, Chicago Public Library (1226 W. Ainsle Street.) You will have the opportunity to take a complete SAT test and receive test-taking tips. Register at www.TigerTutor.com to reserve your space.

Tiger Tutor Scholarships Available

A new ACT and SAT tutoring service based out of Chicago, Tiger Tutor focuses on individualized, high quality instruction. The program is dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and collegiate goals and works closely with both students and parents to provide unique study plan and curricula. Tiger Tutor is a program run by Chinese Mutual Aid Association, an over 35-year-old community-based social services agency with offices in Chicago and Elgin. Click here for a flyer with information about scholarships. For further questions about Tiger Tutor or the scholarship opportunity, please contact Tiger Tutor’s Academic and Enrollment Adviser, Grace Chan McKibben, at GraceM@TigerTutor.com.

Swedish American Museum’s Pioneer Day Camps
Swedish American Museum will once again be hosting their “Pioneer the World” Day Camp!! For five days from 9am – 2pm, the Museum will be holding two sessions of imaginative five-day experiences for children 1st – 6th grade. The first session will be held July 31 – August 4, and the second session will take place August 14 – August 18. Registration fees for members is $200 and $250 for nonmembers. Extended care from 2pm – 4pm will be available for an additional $75 per week. To register or receive more information, please click here or email Stacy Nyman.

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

AYSO Soccer

Register for AYSO Soccer! Sunday games – Northside Chicago

Soccer teams for girls and boys, ages 3-18. Fall 2017 season from Sept. 10 – Oct. 19 and Spring 2018 starts in April – games on Sunday afternoons at Rogers Park (Rockwell & Jarlath)
Playground & Schoolyard Program for kids ages 3 – 5
Registration fee for Soccer teams or 3-5 year old program: $155 for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 season (includes uniform). Family discount $10 off per sibling if you register for full fall/spring season! Want to only play the fall season? Only $105 (no discounts apply).
Register online at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region1206. Scholarships available for those in need.
In person registration date for new players: Sun. 6/11 from 2 – 4 pm at Rogers Park Fieldhouse, corner of Rockwell & Jarlath. If you miss this, it’s not too late, you can register online and submit child’s proof of age separately.
Questions: email registrar@rpayso.org or call/text (773) 262-9871.

Northside AYSO EXTRA Team tryouts

Interested in competitive soccer? Any boy or girl, ages 8 – 11, is invited to tryout. EXTRA is a program for those players who want to play soccer at a more competitive level. EXTRA players get weekly professional instruction from UK Soccer in addition to the certified team coaches. EXTRA teams play an additional game on Sunday evenings against other EXTRA teams.
Tryouts: Tuesday, May 23rd from 6-7 PM at Lerner Park
Parents and players should meet at the field at Lerner Park, 7000 N. Sacramento. Players must wear shin guards and bring a size 4 soccer ball to try out.  Water is also recommended. UK Soccer, our professional training partner, runs the tryouts.  They evaluate the players and determine who makes the teams.

If your child is interested in trying out or you have any questions about the EXTRA program, please email Natalie Dumstorff at nallman157@gmail.com or call 312-927-9555. GOAL!

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
Friends of the Edgewater Library seeks input for programs
Do book clubs, movies, a speaker series, performances and discussion groups interest you? What other programs and activities would you like Friends of the Edgewater Library to consider offering the community?

Please take a moment to complete a short survey (click here to download) and drop it off in a box at the counter next to the library’s circulation desk at 6000 N. Broadway.  Printed copies of the survey also are available there.  Friends of the Edgewater Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization that supports the Edgewater Branch Library with materials and programming.

Care for Real News
We’re Hiring!
As many of you know, Cait Guerra, our longtime Development and Communications Associate, is moving on to further her education in Ireland. We have begun the search for her replacement. The job description and how to apply can be found here: http://careforreal.org/were-hiring/

Visit Care for Real’s table at the 23rd EPIC Yard Sale
Care for Real will have a special table at 1262 W. Elmdale in conjunction with the 23rd Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale, Saturday, June 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm (rain or shine).  Many of the Block Club participants are also donating treasures for us to collect funds in support of our free programs and services.  Stop by and meet our team!  Special thanks to Lynn Pierce, EPIC Yard Sale Coordinator and Steve and Debra Northey for hosting our location.

City Lit Theater Cares for Real!
City Lit Theater is offering Special $20 tickets to the following performances of London Assurance:  Fri. June 9, 7:30pm, Sat. June 10, 7:30pm, Sun. , June 11, 3:00pm, Fri. June 16, 7:30pm, and Sat. June 17, 7:30pm.  50% of the ticket price will be donated to Care for Real! To purchase tix online, use the code CARE when purchasing at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592667 or mention CARE to purchase tickets at 773-293-3682.

One Chicago Campaign
One Chicago was established in 2017 to unify all Chicagoans as one city and one voice. Created by the Chicago is With You Task Force, the One Chicago campaign will facilitate access to resources and support for Chicago’s residents, including its immigrant and refugee communities.

48th Ward Alderman Osterman is proud to be a partner in the One Chicago campaign. One Chicago will use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to drive awareness and engagement in the One Chicago Campaign; ensure access to the resources, events and opportunities to support the immigrant and refugee communities made available on the One Chicago website; and share relevant and timely updates and news stories.

Please like One Chicago on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/onechiorg) and follow One Chicago on Twitter and Instagram (@onechiorg) to help spread the word among your communities. Use the “One Chicago” Snapchat geofilter throughout the campaign to share your own stories, messages and resources.

Pace Service to Brookfield Zoo this Summer

Take Pace service to the Brookfield Zoo this summer! Route 772 connects the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Red Line station with the Zoo, with service from May 27 to September 4. Cost is only $1.75 each way with the Ventra® Card, or $2.00 cash fare. Click here to view the schedule.

College Scholarships AvailableThe Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is accepting applications for the 2017 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship program. The CSBG Scholarship program provides financial assistance to low-income students enrolled in post-secondary educational programs.

Students who are enrolled full-time in an Illinois college, university or vocational/certificate program by September 15, 2017, may qualify for a scholarship, which can range from $500 to $3,000.  Funds may be applied to tuition, books, uniforms and fees related to the individual’s course of study.  Recipients must have primary residence in the city of Chicago and meet income guidelines.

Additional information about program criteria, the income guidelines and a downloadable application are available at www.cityofchicago.org/fss.  Applications must be received at our office by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 9.

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In This Issue

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
Movies in the Park – Berger Park
Young Frankenstein

Friday, June 2
8:30 pm

Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan

In this outrageous comedy, young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits his family’s Transylvania estate and wacky staff and discovers there is more than just madness to the legends of his grandfather’s attempts to reanimate human tissue.
PG | 106 minutes | 1974
Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.
Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America.

Hollywood House Rummage Sale

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4
9am – 3pm
Hollywood House, 5700 N. Sheridan

The seniors at Hollywood House apartments (5700 N Sheridan Rd) welcome the community to visit their rummage sale this weekend. The sale will be on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 9am to 3pm both days. Please enter through the patio gate on the side of the building.

23rd Annual Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, June 3
9am – 4pm
Boundaries: Foster to Devon on the south to north and Sheridan and Clark on the east and west
Interested in selling during this year’s Neighborhood Yard Sale? The deadline to register is May 29! Cost is $10. For more information or to register, please email edgewateryardsale@gmail.com.

Senn Park Paint the Path **New Date**
Saturday, June 3
10am – 1pm

Join the Senn Park Advisory Council to create a continuous walking path around Senn Park! We will provide the painting materials and have lots of activities including DJ Dan and sports games with coaches from the Broadway Armory. First come first served, click here to sign up.
Program (all activities are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified):

  • Sports games, Chicago Park District
  • Fitness Class, Orange Theory (12:00 p.m.)
  • Children’s planting activity, Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
  • Family Yoga, Chicago Park District (11:00 a.m.)
  • Gallery 1070 Pop-up
  • Huaraches Doña Chio
  • Falafel

Unity Centennial Banquet
Saturday, June 3
Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral
Join Unity Lutheran Church as they celebrate 100 years in the Viehe-Naess building. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6pm, followed by a catered dinner at 6:30pm. Cost is $25, and you must register by May 15. Click here for more information and to register.

Chicago History Book Club – Pullman Strike
Saturday, June 10
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information.

Chicago Equality Rally
Sunday, June 11
Clark and Balmoral
Click here for more information

Northside Networking Group
Wednesday, June 14
11:30am – 1:00pm
Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Melanin Voices – Poetry and Live Literature
Saturday, June 17
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Carmen-Winona Block Club Yard Sale
Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25
9am – 6pm
Carmen to Winona, Sheridan to Marine

4th Annual Peer Pedersen Open
Monday, July 17
9am – 7:30pm
Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park

Come out and enjoy a day of golf or tennis benefiting the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club!
Click here for more information 

Arts & Culture

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

The Firebirds Take the Field
By Rivendell Theatre
Performances April 18 – May 27
Rivendell Theatre
5779 N. Ridge
Click here for more information.
$15 tickets with code Friends & Family until May 6

Not About Nightingales
By Raven Theatre
Performances April 19 – June 4
Raven Theatre
6157 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 8
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
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Time Stands Still
By AstonRep Theatre Company
Performances May 11 – June 11
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark
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Ethereal Abandonment
By Ellyzabeth Adler and Lucy Vurusic Riner
Performed by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and REIdance Group
Performances May 12 – May 20
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
1650 W. Foster
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Pivot Arts Festival
By Pivot Arts
June 1 – June 11
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