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June 2023

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s – Celebrate June as “Chicago Dogs Month” – ACS Open House & Happy Hour waived Chicago Dog Fees

June 29, 2023

Join the anti-Cruelty Society alongside the Chicagoland Human Coalition in celebrating June as Chicago Dog’s month and help them drum up support for these amazing canines! Consider adopting today.  See all of the lovable adoptable dogs available, CLICK HERE. The variety of exciting events and activations, include: CLICK HERE to find out more. JUNE 1: The Anti-Cruelty society River North Chicago Dog Pup Parade JUNE 2: First Fridays – all Chicago Dog fees waived JUNE 10: Chicago Dog Days of…

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July 2023

NASCAR Chicago Street Race Information

July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023

The NASCAR Street Race is scheduled for Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2. Visit NASCAR’s website to learn about race weekend activities. Signage for parking restrictions along the race route has already been posted. Street closures will begin on Saturday, June 10 and last until Saturday, July 15. Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive closures won’t occur until Thursday, June 29 and will fully reopen by Wednesday, July 5. Please click here for a complete list of street closures.

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Wild Mile Workshop – River History with Isadora Kron

July 6, 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

  Click HERE for more information. Thursday, July 6, 2023 7:15 PM 8:30 PM Wild Mile905 West Eastman StreetChicago, IL, 60642United

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Power Wash of Larrabee DFA – Temporary Closed on 7-7 from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

July 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Charlie Otto + His Collaborators Album Release Show at C21 Museum Hotel

July 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For the show on July 11 at 21c, Charlie has invited 16 of his collaborators to join him on stage to perform the songs on the album, plus his previous band DJ noDJ will reunite to perform a couple of their past hits. The guest list for this free show will be strictly limited, so please RSVP ASAP! For more information, CLICK HERE.  

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Wild Mile Workshop – Plants & Their Uses with David Odd

July 13, 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, July 13, 2023 7:15 PM 8:30 PM Wild Mile905 West Eastman StreetChicago, IL, 60642United States(map) CLICK HERE for more information.

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CPD 018 Open House – Learn About the Domestic Violence Subcommittee

July 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The CPD 018th District is looking to expand their Domestic Violence Subcommittee. As a subcommittee member you can help organize events for Domestic Violence throughout the year along with other important work. Find out more about the committee by attending the Open House on July 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the 18th District Community Room at 1160 N. Larrabee Street. Contact Officer Brenda Garcia at 312-742-5778 or email CAPS.018district@chicagopolice.org.  For a PDF of this flyer, CLICK HERE.…

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Coffee with the 18th District Commander – All are invited!

July 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and enjoy coffee and conversations with our new 18th District Commander, Michael Barz. The commander hopes you can join him at this informal get-together. This is a wonderful way to welcome our new commander. To print a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE. When: Wednesday, July 19 10:00 a.m. Where: 600 W. Chicago Avenue If you have any questions, please call the CAPS office at 312-742-5778.

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Wild Mile Workshop- Affirmations and Mantra Cards

July 20, 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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Movies in the Park – Top Gun: Maverick

July 25, 2023 @ 8:15 pm - 10:23 pm

Each Summer since 2006, the River North Residents Association has hosted a series of outdoor films for residents and visitors. Community input is collected via an online survey and the selected films are shown in beautiful A. Montgomery Ward Park, located on the riverfront at Kingsbury and Erie.  Top Gun:  Maverick @Paramount Pictures   There are no restrooms at Ward Park  or near Ward Park.   The free films begin at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com or…

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Wild Mile Workshop – Multimedia Embroidery

July 27, 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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Taste of River North

July 28, 2023 - July 29, 2023

For a PDF of this flyer, CLICK HERE. TASTE OF RIVER NORTH

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First Annual Taste of River North Dog Parade – Registration Closed

July 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is closed, but we hope everyone will come out to watch our neighborhood dogs taking part in our first dog parade at Taste of River North! Winners to be announced and prizes awarded in five categories: Best in Show Best Small Breed Best Large Breed Best Rescue Best Costume When: Saturday, July 29 at 11:00 a..m. Where: On Wells Street between Ontario and Superior – Meet in front of the stage

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August 2023

CPD National Night Out – Your invited to celebrate!

August 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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21 C Museum – Curatorial Conversation

August 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

21c Museum Hotel Chicago is honored to collaborate with theNate on this month’s Curatorial Conversation featuring Marin Sullivan in conversation with Richard Hunt and Eric Stephenson. Wine reception from 6-7:30 with remarks at 6:30pm.  CLICK HERE for more information

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Power Wash at Larrabee/Erie Dog Friendly Area

August 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Gilda’s Club of Chicago – Back to School Bash

August 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Movies in the Park

August 7, 2023 @ 8:15 pm - 9:55 pm

Each Summer since 2006, the River North Residents Association has hosted a series of outdoor films for residents and visitors. Community input is collected via an online survey and the selected films are shown in beautiful A. Montgomery Ward Park, located on the riverfront at Kingsbury and Erie.  Ticket to Paradise @Univeral Pictures There are no restrooms at Ward Park  or near Ward Park.   The free films begin at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com or call…

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The Chicago Ducky Derby for Special Olympics Illinois

August 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Chicago Ducky Derby is a fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois. Supporters adopt rubber ducks, click here to adopt-a-duck, the (fake) ducks are then dumped via dump tuck off the Wabash Bridge into the Chicago River where they race to the finish line. Click here for rules and FAQ's.

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RNRA Family Event – Back to School Bash before “Movies in the Park” Minions: The Rise of Gru

August 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

RNRA is back with another free fun Family Event!  Join us for o our Back to School Bash before the movie "Minions: The Rise of Gru"  Join us for crafts, music, games, and more. Families can snap a picture at our special photo station and then settle in to watch the movie in beautiful Ward Park!  CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Flyer.  The event is free but registration is required.  

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Movies in the Park – Minions: The Rise of Gru

August 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:27 pm

Each Summer since 2006, the River North Residents Association has hosted a series of outdoor films for residents and visitors. Community input is collected via an online survey and the selected films are shown in beautiful A. Montgomery Ward Park, located on the riverfront at Kingsbury and Erie.  Minions:  The Rise of Gru @Universal Pictures   There are no restrooms at Ward Park  or near Ward Park.   The free films begin at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, visit…

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Chicago Air & Water Show

August 19, 2023 @ 10:30 am - August 20, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

The City of Chicago and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) proudly present the 2023 Chicago Air and Water Show, August 19 and 20 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm daily. Established in 1959 and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, headliners of the 2023 show include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden…

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The Anti-Cruelty Society’s “Clear the Shelter”

August 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join The Anti-Cruelty Society at 510 N. LaSalle Dr. on Saturday, August 19 from 12 p.m.–7 p.m. for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive that helps find animals loving homes. All adoption fees are waived! We hope to see you at our River North shelter to meet lots of new furry friends! To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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MWRD’s Free Virtual Tour of Chicago Regions Water Infrastructure

August 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

        MWRD's Next Virtual Tour is Tuesday, August 22 You are invited to attend a free live virtual tour of the Chicago region's water infrastructure and history on Tuesday, August 22 at 2 p.m. Travel back in time to early Chicago to see how we reversed the Chicago River and developed wastewater treatment technology. Go behind the scenes and under water to see how we transform water; descend 300 feet into the deep tunnel system, and watch our electrofishing crew…

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18th Police District Council August Meeting – All are Invited!

August 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The 18th Police District Council meeting is open to all. The Councils are tasked with making recommendations and holding monthly meetings to gather and relay information between citizens and the CPD. When: Tuesday, August 22, 6:00 PM Where: Park Community Church – 1001 N. Crosby Street CLICK HERE for a a PDF of the flyer. RSVPS are appreciated. Hello Neighbors, We have a significant update to our agenda for our August 22ndDistrict Council meeting.  COPA Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten will speak at the meeting…

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Pitch In for the Parks – Montgomery Ward Clean-up

August 26, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join RNRA on August 26 for our next clean-up in Ward Park at 9:00 a.m.  Gloves and bags will be provided.  All are welcome! For a PDF of the flyer to distribute, click here.

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Dog Pop-Up in North Ward Park (Erie/Larrabee DFA)

August 26, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE.

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Chicago Jazz Festival – Free Admission

August 31, 2023 - September 3, 2023

The Chicago Jazz Festival returns with performances celebrating all forms of jazz in Millennium Park, at the Chicago Cultural Center and citywide. Produced by DCASE and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC).  To find out more, CLICK HERE

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September 2023

Information Session on Refuge Crisis in River North

September 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to learn about the refuge crisis in River North? Why did they leave? A common refuge journey Near North and 18th Police District Community Response This session will also provide attendees with tangible ways they can help, from volunteering to help tutor students, to giving financially to a 501C3 that would provide for basic needs at the 18th District. CLICK HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

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Gold Coast Neighbors Association’s – “Evening on Astor”

September 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Coming Soon! "The World's Most Elegant Block Party" - Evening on Astor Join Gold Coast Neighbors Association for the fun Evening on Astor: the yummy variety of food, the delightful selection of drinks, the have-to-dance-to-it music, the joy of meeting up with old friends and making new ones, and the perfect setting on legendary Astor Street. The time for missing is past. The time for making new memories is now! Reserve your table for Evening on Astor, on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Just…

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Taste of Chicago

September 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am - September 10, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Taste of Chicago will once again showcase the vibrant diversity of the City of Chicago’s culinary offerings alongside world-class musical performances, drawing visitors from across the country and around the globe.  Click here for more information.

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RIVER NORTH DESIGN DISTRICT HOSTS 8TH ANNUAL FALL GALLERY WALK

September 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You won't want to miss River North Design District's 8th Annual Fall Gallery Walk featuring 19 locations with special events throughout River North opening Friday, September 8th from 5-8pm.  After party starts at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and more information please visit https://rivernorthdesigndistrict.com          

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Pet Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Save the date and bring your pet to the vaccine and microchip clinic on Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Washington Square Park, located at 901 N Clark St.

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Mobile City Hall at Lake Shore Park

September 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Office of the City Clerk will have a Mobile City Hall event on Tuesday, September 12 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Lake Shore Park, located at 808 N Lake Shore Drive. While attending a Mobile City Hall site, residents will not only have access to city services but will also have an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the services City Hall offers. At Mobile City Hall sites residents can: • Purchase dog…

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Bright Horizons Curriculum Fair

September 14, 2023

Join us for Curriculum Fair! Your child is like no other — their education should be, too. Come explore the exciting things we have planned for infants through kindergarten prep in the year ahead. Join us at Curriculum Fair to hear about our hands-on Discovery Driven Learning approach™, see our classrooms, connect with teachers and other families, and more. CLICK HERE to find out more and RSVP at a center near you. For a PDF of the flyer below, CLICK HERE.…

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The Chicago Help Initiative Annual Gala – Feeding Hope

September 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bike the 2nd Ward with Alderman Hopkins & Commiteeman Tim Egan

September 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Alderman Brian Hopkins, Committeeman Tim Egan, and friends for a 10 mile bike ride across the new 2nd Ward boundaries. Meet  at the Museum of Contemporary Art at 220 E Chicago on Sunday, September 17. Check-in begins at 7:15 am, line up at 7:45 am and the ride starts at 8:00 am.  Click this link to register.

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Howl at the Moon’s BRUNCH SERIES – Sing, Brunch, Howl!

September 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two hours of Bottomless Mimosas, Champagne, Bloody Marys, Live Music & Brunch for only $40 per person. Howl at the Moon is located at 26 W. Hubbard Street.

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Coffee & Conversations with the 18th District Commander

September 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and enjoy coffee and conversations with our  18th District Commander, Michael Barz. When: Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. Where: Marshall's Landing - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza - 1st Floor If you have any questions, please call the CAPS office at 312-742-5778. To print a copy of the flyer, CLICK HERE

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Behind the Lens: Photography Masterclass with Nigel Barker

September 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join internationally renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker as he takes you behind the lens and onto the set of a high fashion shoot. Where:  21 C Museum Hotel at 55 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL To find out more and get tickets, CLICK HERE  

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Near North Unity Program (NNUP) Monthly Meeting

September 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornerstone Center, 1111 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL
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NNUP Monthly Meeting Monday September 25th 1111 N Wells 6 pm Agenda New Executive Director of the Cabrini CDC (Community Development Corporation) Presentation about support and conditions of Refugees at the 18th District Update on Ogden Jenner transportation needs to support merger  How to apply for CPS using CPSGo Learn what's going on at Franklin Fine Arts Community Introductions  

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18th Police District Council September Meeting – All are invited!

September 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The 18th Police District Council meeting is open to all. The Councils are tasked with making recommendations and holding monthly meetings to gather and relay information between citizens and the CPD. GUEST SPEAKER:  Our monthly meeting on 9/26/23 will include CPD Commander Rodney Hill, Area 3 Detective Division as a speaker.  Commander Hill leads the Detectives that work on solving crimes in our 18th Police District, as well as all of the other northside lakefront Police Districts. When: Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 PM…

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Purchase your Ticket! “I Love River North” Happy Hour at the Godfrey Hotel I|O Rooftop Lounge!

September 27, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Another fun RNRA Happy Hour Event!  You won't want to miss this!  Join us for delicious appetizers, drinks and great company on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Godfrey I|O Rooftop Lounge!  Incredible views!  Space is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.  Invite your friends and family!  Proceeds support River North Residents Association’s neighborhood advocacy and charitable activities. For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE The  Godfrey Hotel I|O ROOFTOP LOUNGE…

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018 CPD “Community Conversation” Part of 2024 Strategic Planning

September 27, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Community Conversation is a discussion to help form the 18th District’s strategic plan for 2024 on crime reduction priorities and community engagement.  Everyone is invited. The Conversations will take place on two dates and two different locations. To print a copy of the flyer to distribute, CLICK HERE.  

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October 2023

018 CPD “Affinity Conversation”- Part of 2024 Community Strategic Planning

October 8, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Affinity Conversation is a discussion to help form the 18th District's strategic plan for 2024 on crime reduction priorities and community engagement.  This discussion will be taking place at Park Community Church 1001 N Crosby on Sunday, Oct. 8th, 2023 @ 1:30 p.m.  To print a copy of the flyer to distribute, CLICK HERE.  

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18th District CPD Paper Shredding, Electronic & Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event

October 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

To print a copy of this flyer, CLICK HERE.

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018 CPD “Community Conversation” Part of 2024 Strategic Planning

October 11, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Community Conversation is a discussion to help form the 18th District’s strategic plan for 2024 on crime reduction priorities and community engagement.  Everyone is invited. The Conversations will take place on two dates and two different locations. To print a copy of the flyer to distribute, CLICK HERE.  

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Coffee & Conversation with the 18th District Commander

October 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and enjoy coffee and conversations with the 18th District Commander, Michael Barz. When: Wednesday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. Where: The Moody Church  – 1635 N. LaSalle Drive If you have any questions, please call the CAPS office at 312-742-5778. To print a copy of the flyer, CLICK HERE  

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Public Safety Situational Awareness Seminar

October 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pitch In for the Parks – Montgomery Ward Park Clean-up

October 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join RNRA on Saturday, October 21st, for our next clean-up in Ward Park from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Gloves and bags will be provided.  CLICK HERE to register.

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Howloween Dog Pop Up in Erie/Larrabee Dog Friendly Area

October 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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18th Police District Council October 2023 Meeting

October 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The 18th Police District Council meeting is open to all. The Councils are tasked with making recommendations and holding monthly meetings to gather and relay information between citizens and the CPD. When: Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 PM Where: Cornerstone Center – 1111 N. Wells Street RSVPS are appreciated.  

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CTA Safety Webinar

October 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Gardner School – Free Registration in November

October 26, 2023 - November 30, 2023

 

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Streeterville Doggy & Kitty Halloween Party

October 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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RNRA Family Event – Trick or Treat in the Park

October 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note due to weather, this event has been moved from 10/14/23 to 10/28/23.  If you have registered your registration is still valid. Join us for games, costumes, trick or treating and more!  For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE.  Registration required. SPONSORED BY  

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November 2023

CPD Hyundai Vehicle Safety Engagement

November 3, 2023 - November 5, 2023

The Chicago Police Department, in partnership with Hyundai, will be providing free anti-theft software updates Nov 3, 4 and 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field (White Sox Park) Parking Lot G. For more information contact Rocio Prieto, Office of Community Policing (312-745-5900) or go to www.hyundaiantitheft.com

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Ignite the Spirit Calendar Release Party

November 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rizzo’s Bar & Inn, 3658 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL
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Meet the Chicago Fire Department Hero Models of the 2024 Calendar! Calendars are only $10 and all proceeds will go to Ignite The Spirit. Cash bar and full menu available. Rizzo's Bar and Inn from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - 3658 N. Clark Street Support Your Firefighters  Are you looking for a way to give back to those who selflessly serve our community? Look no further than Ignite The Spirit. As a charity established by the Chicago Fire Department,…

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The Anti-Cruelty Society – Fall in Love – Adoption Fees Waived

November 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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RNRA’s 26th Annual Meeting & Gala at Tao Chicago

November 14, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our 26th Annual Meeting with guest speakers Alderman Brendan Reilly and 18th District CPD Commander Michael Barz.  Enjoy delicious appetizers and signature cocktails at the incredible Tao Chicago. For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE. Tickets go fast for this one and there is limited space.  Early bird special $60. AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES! Tickets $10 or 3 for $20 The Langham Chicago and Tao Chicago - $1150 Total Value One-night Stay for Two with Complimentary Club…

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Lure Fishbar Thanksgiving Dinner

November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving at Lure Fishbar - Enjoy a three course pre-fixe menu complete with a traditional Turkey feast and highlights like Fall Squash Soup, Pumpkin Ravioli and Pecan Pie; or enjoy all the Lure classics you know and love. Reservations are open! For more information, click here.

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Seminar – State’s Attorney’s Office 101 and Pretrial Fairness Act

November 27, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is an important in-person educational presentation hosted by the 18th District CPD and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office to learn how criminal cases proceed through the justice system and an overview of the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act. Where:  Wintrust Bank - 100 W. North Avenue Please note, this is a hybrid event and can be accessed on ZOOM too.  Please use ZOOM ID:  882-0095-7970 Questions:  Contact 18th District CAPS Office (312) 742-5778 or email CAPS.018District@Chicagopolice.org Click here for…

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18th Police District Council November 2023 Meeting

November 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 18th Police District Council meeting is open to all. The Councils are tasked with making recommendations and holding monthly meetings to gather and relay information between citizens and the CPD. For more about the council, CLICK HERE. As of 3:12 P.M. on November 28th - The State's Attorney Speakers are not able to join the Council Meeting tonight as Guest Speakers to talk about the process of Pretrial Detention under the Safety Act. When: Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 PM Where: Northwestern Bio-medical…

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Guidepost Montessori River North – Toilet Learning Workshop

November 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning to use the toilet independently is one of the most meaningful milestones for toddlers, giving them a deeply personal way to experience their own independence and the ability to meet their needs!  Join Guidepost on November 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in their first ever Toilet Learning Workshop.  CLICK HERE for more information.  

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December 2023

Home for the Howlidays – In December all adoption fees are waived at The Anti-Cruelty Society

December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

The Anti-Cruelty Society is waiving all fees for all animals in the month of December during our Home for the Howlidays adoption promotion! Throughout the entire month of December, we invite you to stop in and meet with our available dogs, cats, and small animals to see if it’s a good fit! For more information, CLICK HERE. For a PDF of this flyer click here.

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North Dearborn Association – 30th Annual Joy of Toys Event

December 2, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Please join the North Dearborn Association on Dec 2nd, for the 30th annual Joy of Toys event, hosted at Mario's Table (24 W Goethe) from 11:30-2:30. Bring an unwrapped gift ($20) to donate for a needy child ages 3-12 and enjoy a complimentary hot drink like mulled wine or hot chocolate! For a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE.    

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PingPod Open House – All are welcome!

December 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WELCOME TO PINGPOD, CHICAGO! Everyone is invited to a FREE, family-friendly, ping-pong open house on Saturday December 2 from Noon to 6:00 p.m.  Raffle prizes and giveaways available throughout the day. Reservations are not necessary. Paddles and balls are always provided. Come as you are, bring friends and prepare to have fun! More info, CLICK HERE.  

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Bright Horizons – Interactive Toddler Cooking Experience

December 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Come and join us for a toddler cooking experience! Tour our state-of-the-art school, meet other families in the neighborhood, and allow your toddler to experience the art of cooking with children their age. We can't wait to meet you!  CLICK HERE for more information.

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Carols & Cocoa at The Luxury Bed Collection & Hydrology

December 8, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a festive evening of holiday cheer at The Luxury Bed Collection & Hydrology! Sip on delicious cocoa and enjoy the holiday flavors of Firecakes Donuts while listening to the lively carols that The Frozen Robbins bring to our River North community. This in-person event is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with friends and family. Don't miss out on this joyous celebration!   RSVP Here    

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Retail Crime Conversation – 18th District CPD & Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

December 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join the 18th District and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office to engage in a conversation about retail crime. Where:  The Moody Church - 1635 N. LaSalle Drive Please register for this event below. CLICK HERE for a PDF of the flyer

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Guidepost Montessori River North-Winter Wonderland Party

December 14, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When: December 14th - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where:  Guidepost Montessori River North - 343 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60654

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Christmas in Cabrini – All Are Welcome

December 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Christmas in Cabrini on Dec. 16, 2023. Live music, Giveaways and refreshments. It's happening at Cabrini Green Field (929 W. Locust Avenue/914 N. Orleans Street)  at 1pm.   All are welcome. FREE!! For more information, CLICK HERE.  

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Ugly Sweater Party at Howl at the Moon Chicago

December 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Get ready to sleigh the holiday season at Howl at the Moon's Ugly Sweater Party!  For more information, CLICK HERE.

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18th Police District December Council Meeting

December 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us to review Public Safety Issues of the 18th Police District. December 19, 2023 6PM 18th Police District Station 1160 N. Larrabee RSVP Appreciated, but not required.

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Coffee & Conversation with the 18th District Commander

December 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Come and enjoy coffee and conversations with our  18th District Commander, Michael Barz. When: Wednesday, December 20th at 10:00 a.m. Where: - Merchandise Mart - Marshall's Landing (on the second floor)  

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Lure Fishbar – Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December 24, 2023 - December 25, 2023

Celebrate Christmas at Lure Fishbar. Experience the Feast of the Seven Fishes with highlights like Calamari Fritti, Polpo alla Griglia, Tuna Carpaccio, Linguine Vongole and more. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - reservations are open. CLICK HERE for more information.

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Tao Chicago – New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Best NYE Celebration is at TAO! Our iconic destination provides an unforgettable night for you and your guests. Tickets include Passed hors d'oeuvres & light bites 4 Hour Premium Cocktail Reception Midnight Champagne toast Access to both floors Top DJs For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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January 2024

Informational Zoom for Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Members of the District Council Nominating Committee launched the application and nomination process for the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, for the very first time. The Community Commission is a seven-member body that works to increase public safety, transparency, and community input into the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), and Police Board operations, policies, and procedures.   The Nominating Committee represents the full diversity of our city, with representatives from each of Chicago’s…

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Remembering Dr. King 2024 – Loving your Enemies

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Monday, January 15th at Park Community Church,  explore Dr. King’s message of radical love, inspired by his sermon “Loving Your Enemies.” Through engaging discussions and heartfelt testimonies,  deepen your understanding of what it means to love our enemies in today’s world. This event is a tribute to Dr. King’s enduring influence on our faith and a call for all Christ-followers to carry His message of love, unity, and reconciliation forward in our lives and communities.  CLICK HERE to register.

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First Bites Bash

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Bites Bash, the official kick-off for Chicago Restaurant Week, will be held on Thursday, January 18 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Field Museum. This all-inclusive tasting event showcases the city’s award-winning restaurant scene. Guests can enjoy gourmet bites from acclaimed Chicago restaurants; sip wine, beer, and spirits; and explore select Field Museum exhibits after hours. Click here for more information. 

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Public Safety Awareness – Presented by 18th District CPD

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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February 2024

Dvida Spa Grand Opening! New Location on Clark & Huron

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrating 10+ years of excellence in medical aesthetics at Dvida Spa! Join us at our new River North location, Clark & Huron. Over 4,000 5-star reviews & 20k happy clients. Doors opened December 8th. Grand Opening February 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m!  Raffles, Appetizer and DJ! Check out our deal on the My River North mobile app.  Download the app free from the App Store or Google Play.

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Chicago Theater Week

February 8 - February 18

Chicago Theatre Week features value-priced tickets to more than 100 performances at theatres across the city, from musicals to improv to dramas and beyond. Now in its 12th year, this highly anticipated event allows visitors and locals to sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings throughout the Chicago area. Click here to learn more. 

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Fire Safety Workshop

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the 18th District CAPS office and Chicago Fire Department for this informative workshop to learn the do's and don'ts of fire safety and how to safely exit your residence. The workshop takes place on Thursday, February 8 at the Near North Library located at 310 W Division St at 11:00 am. If you have any questions. please call the CAPS office at 312- 742-5778.  

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Winter Warm-Up at Sprouts Academy managed by Bright Horizons

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

It's time for family fun at Winter Warm-Up. Come to our center event for movement and wellness activities and the opportunity to get to know other families in our community.   CLICK HERE to RSVP For a PDF of the flyer, click here. Sprouts Academy is managed by Bright Horizons.  Located at 350 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654

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Gilda’s Club Chicago Open House – Free Family Fun Activities

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover what's behind the red door at 537 N. Wells! Join Gilda’s Club Chicago on Feb 10, 10 AM - 1 PM for our 26th-anniversary celebration. Enjoy family-friendly activities, building tours, a photo booth with Sherman the therapy dog, and more. Learn more and register at gildasclubchicago.org.  For a PDF of the flyer to distribute, CLICK HERE.

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Gilda’s Club Chicago – The Benefits of Play & Improvisation

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We all know how important it is to laugh and smile for our health - but what are the benefits to comedy, laughter, play, and improvisation? Join Gilda's Club Chicago and improvisation facilitators Jay and Kat to talk about the health and social impacts of comedy and improvisation on February 22. CLICK HERE to register.

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March 2024

Filming Notice – March 1, 4 and 6 (No Parking Tow/Zones and Intermittent Traffic Control

March 4 - March 6
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Filming Notice – Wednesday March 6 – LaSalle Bridge

March 6
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RNRA “I Love River North” Happy Hour at River North Bistro & Twenty-Six Chicago

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join RNRA for the first I Love River North Happy Hour of 2024! Hosted by River North Bistro and Twenty-Six Chicago, it’s a great way to start the year off right, reconnecting with friends and neighbors and making new connections. You will be welcomed with a cocktail at River North Bistro and then head upstairs to Twenty-Six for an open bar with wine, locally crafted beers, delicious appetizers and a stunning view of the city, courtesy of our generous hosts…

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Kubelik Filming Notice – March 18th – March 22nd

March 18 - March 22

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Coffee & Conversation with 18th District Commander

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and enjoy coffee and conversations with our 18th District Commander, Michael Barz. When: Thursday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. Where:  Starbucks Reserve Roastery - 646 N. Michigan Avenue If you have any questions, please call the CAPS office at 312-742-5778. To print a PDF of the flyer, CLICK HERE.      

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1st & 18th Districts Vehicle Safety Day – March 23 – 9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Shamrock Shuffle Street Closures: Sunday, March 24

March 24

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle is taking place Sunday, March 24. Schedule of Events: Friday, March 22 - Saturday, March 23: Packet Pick-Up (Grant Park) Saturday, March 23: The Mile (Grant Park) Sunday, March 24: 8K Run and 2-Mile Walk (Loop, River North, downtown Chicago, Grant Park) For details, click here Street Closure Materials: Click here for the Shamrock Shuffle course map Click here for the Street Closure Brochure Click here or see below for the Course Flyer, which includes street closure information

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Gilda’s Club Chicago – Open House for River North Residential Property Managers

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

River North Residential Property Managers! Stop by Gilda's Club Chicago on Thursday, March 28 between 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for an Open House specifically designed for you to learn more how Gilda's Club Chicago can assist your residents who have been impacted by cancer.  RSVP HERE. For a copy of the flyer, CLICK HERE.  

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Near North Community Easter Egg Hunt & Other Activities – Ages 2 through 12

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Questions - Please call the 18th District CAPS Office at 312-742-5778

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April 2024

18th District CPD Shredding Event – Paper Shredding, Electronic & Prescription Drug Drop Off

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Filming Notice for Windy City Law

April 4 - April 5
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Ward 02 Shred Event

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Senior Scam Prevention Presentation

April 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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