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April 2019

Navy Pier’s Loop – New Interactive Public Art Installation in Polk Bros Park

April 1 - May 12

Navy Pier brings visual and interactive art full circle with its latest free public art installation, Loop. Inspired by the zoetrope – an optical device invented in the 19th century – this retro-futuristic machine creates playful animations with the simple pull of a lever, bringing to life 13 classic fairytales. The interactive and whimsical installation will remain on display from February 28 to May 12, 2019. Loop, produced by Ekumen and Montreal-based Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, is a cross between…

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Wild Mile Week (April 22-27)

April 22 - April 27

Join Wild Mile Chicago for Wild Mile Week–a week of free events combining ecology education, connection to the river, and hands-on activities! RSVP here! All Week – Wild Mile Book Display Near North Public Library | 310 W. Division St. | April 15th – April 27th Monday, April 22 – Earth Day River Clean Up with Groupon 600 W. Chicago Ave Lobby | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm RSVP CLEAN UP Tuesday, April 23 – Whole Foods Social with We…

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RNRA Public Safety Committee Meeting

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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The RNRA Public Safety Committee meets regularly to discuss key River North public safety initiatives as well as to prepare for upcoming CAPS meetings. For more information about the RNRA Public Safety Committee, click here.

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Wild Mile Chicago – Community Meeting #3

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornerstone Center, 1111 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL
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Thursday, April 25 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 1111 N. Wells Street* *Cornerstone Center: Leslie Hall (1111 N. Wells) is an accessible meeting space. Please contact Wild Mile with any accessibility questions:  info@wildmilechicago.org At this third and final community meeting, the Wild Mile Chicago Team is excited to present updated designs based on community feedback and discuss the implementation strategy! We hope to see you there! Your feedback helps us create a more thoughtful, inclusive, and comprehensive framework plan for Wild…

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Earth Day Clean-up with Friends of the Parks – Ward Park

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Register today to help beautify Ward Park The Friends of the Parks 30th Annual Chicagoland Earth Day Parks and Preserves Clean-Up will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Join the River North Residents Association and Friends of the Parks in celebration of Earth Day by volunteering to help make A. Montgomery Ward Park cleaner, safer and more beautiful.  It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and make a difference in our community. If…

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May 2019

CPD – 18th District Beat Meeting 1831, 1832, 1833 & 1834

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
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CAPS meetings offer city residents an  opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat  officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing  feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues. To find your District & Beat, click HERE.

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River North Business Expo

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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River North is one the fastest growing communities in Chicago. It is a dynamic hub of restaurants, entertainment venues, startup and small businesses, emerging tech companies and business professionals. The River North Business Expo, sponsored by WeWork, is your chance to make meaningful connections with businesses through vendor exhibits, dedicated networking time, and educational sessions. It is the ultimate B2B destination to learn, grow, and expand your network with the people at the forefront of River North business and consumers. Attendee…

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Coffee & Conversation with State Rep. Lamont Robinson

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
3rd Coast Cafe, 1260 N. Dearborn Street IL + Google Map
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15th Annual Run to Remember – 5K Run/Walk – In honor of our beloved Commander Paul Bauer

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gold Star Families Memorial & Park, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive.
Chicago, IL 60605
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THE 15th ANNUAL RUN TO REMEMBER 5K RUN/WALK Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Gold Star Families Memorial & Park 1410 South Museum Campus Drive. Chicago, Il 60605All are welcome to register and join Team 018 – Blue for Bauer as we run/walk in honor of our beloved Commander Paul Bauer and others who have made the ultimate sacrifice.The 18th District currently has the Superintendent’s Cup and together with your help we hope to retain the Cup in our district…

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River Day Clean-Up May 11 – A. Montgomery Ward Park

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Register Today to Help Beautify the Ward Park Riverfront! The Friends of the Chicago River’s annual clean-up event, Chicago River Day, will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Join us in beautiful A. Montgomery Ward Park and volunteer to help Friends of the Chicago River, the Rotary Club of Chicago Cosmopolitan and the River North Residents Association maintain the river as a natural resource that provides a place to play, relax and enjoy nature. If you, or your friends and family, are interested…

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CPD – 18th District Beat Meeting 1821, 1822 & 1823

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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CAPS meetings offer city residents an  opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat  officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing  feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues. To find your District & Beat, click HERE.

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Coffee with the Commander

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wintrust Bank of Old Town, 100 W. North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
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Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members at “Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and meet Commander Dan O'Shea and our 18th District Officers.  Share a cup of coffee and conversation.

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CPD – 12th District Beat Meeting 1214

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goldblatt’s Building, 1615 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
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CAPS meetings offer city residents an  opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat  officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing  feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues. To find your District & Beat, click HERE.

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June 2019

RNRA Family Spring Festival

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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To print and post a copy, CLICK HERE.  

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The Chicago Help Initiative hosts Chicago Recipes

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago Sports Museum, 835 N. Michigan Avenue - Level 7
Chicago, IL
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To Purchase Tickets, CLICK HERE Interactive Exhibits, Dining Experience, Skill Challenges, Unique Memorabilia, Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes! The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is a consortium of business, residential, religious, social service, institutional and volunteer leaders striving to promote an atmosphere of dignity and compassion toward those in need by providing access to food, health services, shelter and employment. CHI works to educate local businesses and residents as to how they can help ease the plight of the homeless, disadvantaged and out of work individuals…

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14h Annual Big Fish Ball – Friends of the Chicago River

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm Click HERE for tickets Add June 11, 2019 to your calendar and join us for our 14th annual Big Fish Ball, Friends' signature fundraising event that supports our mission to improve and protect the Chicago River system for people, plants and animals. This year's fun, colorful, summer party on the river is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at the Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event…

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A Night in Hollywood supporting Gilda’s Club Chicago & Teach for America

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Builders Building, 222 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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TO RSVP CLICK HERE Join Erie-LaSalle Body Shop’s Wheels in Motion Foundation’s 6th Annual Fundraiser:  An elegant red carpet Hollywood Party supporting Teach for America and Gilda’s Club Chicago! See and be seen walking the red carpet at this elegant evening, hosted for the very first time at Builders BLDG, featuring live entertainment, charitable casino gaming, signature dinner from Prime & Provisions, and specialty cocktails from the open bar!  Plus incredible prizes await you at the silent auction, live auction…

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July 2019

Taste of River North – Save the Dates!

July 19 - July 21
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Annual Food & Culture Fest Showcases the Best of River North, July 19 – 21 Presented by the River North Residents Association (RNRA) The River North neighborhood will dazzle once again when its signature food and cultural festival, the Taste of River North, takes place for the 18th consecutive season. With its unique location in Ward Park, this colossal summer party differs from the typical Chicago street festival.  30,000 plus are expected to gather in the picturesque green park setting…

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