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September 2018

Art On theMART Launches September 29th as the Largest Digital Art Projection in the World

September 29, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 7:50 pm

The inaugural program Art on theMART will launch Saturday, September 29, 2018! This series of digital artworks will be projected across 2.5 acres of theMART's exterior river-façade, creating the longest-running and largest digital art projection in the world. Alderman Reilly is happy to welcome the Art on the Mart program to the 42nd Ward.  This one-of-a-kind public art installation will help further activate the Chicago Riverwalk, and will bring dynamic and engaging visual art to downtown residents and visitors using state-of-the-art technology.…

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October 2018

OctoberFeast – A Tasting Tour of River North

October 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Use Promo Code RNRA and receive a $10 discount on your ticket!  Important - You must enter RNRA in all CAPITAL letters. OctoberFeast is a tasting-tour of River North showcasing River North restaurants. You will start and end your journey with a group of 25-30 people. Participating venues provide their specialty food items in tasting portion, along with a red or white wine for event participants to enjoy.  The event continues to grow each year as the River North Business…

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Bridge Lift Breakfast: Watch Michigan Ave. Bridge Lift From Inside Tower’s Gear Room

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
McCormick Bridge House & Chicago River Museum, 99 Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
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One of Chicago’s most unique eating experiences is back: the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum’s Bridge Lift Breakfast resumes in September in the southwest tower of the Michigan Avenue bridge. Noshers can view the raising and lowering of the DuSable Bridge (Michigan Avenue) from inside the Gear Room of the museum located in the five-story, 98-year-old bridge tower while enjoying a light breakfast of bagels, muffins, pastries, coffee and fruit by Corner Bakery Café. Recently named one of “The Most…

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Chicago Marathon

October 7, 2018

More than 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a 26-mile course which starts and finishes in Grant Park, winds through downtown streets, River North, and other Chicago neighborhoods to the north, west, and south. Motorists and pedestrians should anticipate delays due to street closures and large crowds. Parking bans will be in effect along the route. Begins at 7:20 a.m. and continues throughout the day. More info.

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Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago Festival: October 13-14, 2018

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is the city’s annual architecture festival, taking place this year on October 13-14, 2018. This free public festival offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 250 buildings across Chicago.  Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces. For a list of 2018 sites, click here. Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 10/5/18

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Night of a Thousand Noogies – Gilda’s Club of Chicago

October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Park West, 322 West Armitage Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60614
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Join Gilda’s Club Chicago’s Associate Board for an evening of unique comedy at the annual “Night of A Thousand Noogies,” where Second City actors improvise skits and songs based on interviews with Chicago’s finest celebrities. Guests will enjoy a unique improv comedy show, raffle, silent auction, tasty bites and drinks. To Purchase Tickets, CLICK HERE. $75 – General Admission $125 – VIP Contact Nadia Haeflinger (312) 464-9900 NadiaHaeflinger@gildasclubchicago.org

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City Club of Chicago – Negotiating the Path of Chicago’s Financial Future with Paul Vallas

October 15, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
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City Club of Chicago presents Negotiating the Path of Chicago’s Financial Future with Paul Vallas, a nationally recognized education and finance expert who has served the public interest for four decades. He currently serves as the founding CEO of the School Construction Fund, a new national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting K-12 schools. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. More info.

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City Club of Chicago presents going ON to 2050 – The New Comprehensive plan for Chicagoland with Joseph Szabo

October 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
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City Club of Chicago presents Going ON to 2050 – The New Comprehensive plan for Chicagoland, with Joseph Szabo, executive director of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. CMAP and its partners are developing a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. More info.

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Coffee with the Commander

October 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Eva’s Cafe, 1447 N. Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members at Eva’s Cafe for “Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and share a cup of coffee with the 18th District Officers of the Chicago Police Department.   

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Bridge Lift Breakfast: Watch Michigan Ave. Bridge Lift From Inside Tower’s Gear Room

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
McCormick Bridge House & Chicago River Museum, 99 Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
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One of Chicago’s most unique eating experiences is back: the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum’s Bridge Lift Breakfast resumes in September in the southwest tower of the Michigan Avenue bridge. Noshers can view the raising and lowering of the DuSable Bridge (Michigan Avenue) from inside the Gear Room of the museum located in the five-story, 98-year-old bridge tower while enjoying a light breakfast of bagels, muffins, pastries, coffee and fruit by Corner Bakery Café. Recently named one of “The Most…

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Oktoberfest at Motel Bar

October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Motel Bar, 600 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Celebrate Oktoberfest at Motel Bar on Saturday, October 20th from 12pm to 5pm. Tickets are $20 and include a cookout, beer tasting, wine stations, live music and a Stein hoisting contest!  To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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Chicago Real Estate Council presents Self Storage Investment & Development Market Update

October 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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October 23 – Panel Discussion Chicago Real Estate Council presents Self Storage Investment and Development Market Update. Moderated by R.K. Kliebenstein, Vice President Acquisitions, Metro Self Storage. Panel includes Mark Sullivan, leading self-storage architect in Chicago and nationwide for both conversions and new ground-up developments; John Mengel, experienced Chicago self-storage developer with Chicago’s largest new conversion re-development; Marc Boorstein, leading self-storage broker and consultant in Chicago and nationwide. 11:30 a.m. Check-in. 12:00 p.m. Lunch and presentation. East Bank Club, 500 North Kingsbury Street. Cost: $75. More…

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City Club of Chicago presens Lori Lightfoot

October 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
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October 23 City Club of Chicago presents Lori Lightfoot, former federal prosecutor and President of the Chicago Police Board from 2015 to 2018. As chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Police Accountability, she and her colleagues issued a frank and powerful report revealing systemic problems within the Chicago Police Department and calling for a significant overhaul of Chicago’s police accountability infrastructure and reinvestment in training and other areas. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. More…

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RNRA Public Safety Meeting

October 24, 2018 @ 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 District 18 meetings. For more information about the RNRA Public Safety Committee, click here.

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Bridge Lift Breakfast: Watch Michigan Ave. Bridge Lift From Inside Tower’s Gear Room

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
McCormick Bridge House & Chicago River Museum, 99 Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
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One of Chicago’s most unique eating experiences is back: the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum’s Bridge Lift Breakfast resumes in September in the southwest tower of the Michigan Avenue bridge. Noshers can view the raising and lowering of the DuSable Bridge (Michigan Avenue) from inside the Gear Room of the museum located in the five-story, 98-year-old bridge tower while enjoying a light breakfast of bagels, muffins, pastries, coffee and fruit by Corner Bakery Café. Recently named one of “The Most…

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RNRA Family Event – Halloween Festival

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ward Park, Kingsbury & Erie
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Games, Costumes, Trick-or-Treating, Pumpkin Deocrating and more! Join us in A. Montgomery Ward Park! To print a copy, CLICK HERE.

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Halloween Party at Motel Bar

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Motel Bar, 600 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Details: Start your night early at Motel Bar on Saturday, October 27th for our Halloween Party! From 7pm - 10pm, enjoy a $25 wristband package that includes draft beer, well drinks, select red & white wine and passed appetizers.  To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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November 2018

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

November 1, 2018 @ 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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Free 2nd Ward Shredding and Recycling Event

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
State Street Parking Lot, 1254 N. State Parkway
Chicago, IL
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Join Alderman Brian Hopkins on Saturday, November 3rd, at 1254 N. State Parkway for FREE paper shredding and electronics recycling. In addition, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department will be on-site to collect and properly dispose of expired and unwanted prescription drugs. The event starts at 9:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm. Alderman Hopkins and his staff will be in the State Street parking lot (1254 N. State Parkway) to assist you. There is a limit of 3 boxes of paper…

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Alderman Reilly Hosts Community Electronics Recycling Event

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ohio Place Dog Park, 360 W. Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Alderman Reilly is hosting a Community Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Ohio Place Dog Park located at 360 West Ohio Street. This is your opportunity to recycle old unwanted electronics and electronic material. Please visit Newtech E-Scrap's website here for information regarding electronics that the company accepts. The following items will not be accepted: Tube TVs, Cathode Ray Tube monitors, loose batteries, light bulbs, or hazardous waste. A…

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City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 121 N LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL
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Chicago's Official Veterans Day Ceremony will take place in City Hall Council Chambers on Sunday, November 11, at 11. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, together with combat veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth will honor local and national veterans at this year's ceremony. Brigadier General Mark C. Jackson of the Illinois Army National Guard will deliver the keynote address, and members from each branch of the United States military, civic leaders, and cadets from…

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RNRA’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Reception at Tao Chicago -REGISTRATION CLOSED

November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration for this event has reached capacity. Registration is Closed You must have a confirmed reservation to attend.  We are unable to accommodate individuals on the stand-by list or walk-ins.  We hope to see you next year!   Join RNRA at the city's most exciting new venue, Tao Chicago.  This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and hear from 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, 18th District Commander Daniel O'Shea, and members of the RNRA leadership team who will…

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

November 13, 2018 @ 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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Millennium Park Art Market

November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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NEW this year, the Millennium Park Art Market, in partnership with School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and After School Matters, will feature one-of-a-kind items, including jewelry, fashion, painting, sculpture, prints, and drawings on sale by more than 150 student artists. Part of the City of Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth, the Holiday Art Market is supported by the Millennium Park Foundation. The market has free admission and will run November 16-18, 11am-7pm in a heated tent on the…

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105th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Millennium Park will be the epicenter of holiday cheer in Chicago, featuring your favorite seasonal traditions, Chicago’s official Christmas Tree, ice skating, music, exhibitions, a NEW art market and free family fun. The 105th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 16, at 6pm, featuring music, Santa Claus and program emcee Miguel Cervantes, who can now be seen as Alexander Hamilton in the Hamilton Chicago Company currently playing Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre, as well as fireworks…

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BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival – A Full Day of Family Fun

November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

Chicago is home to the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration – the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Held this Saturday, November 17, the event will jump start the holiday season with a full day of family friendly activities, live music concerts, and holiday shopping. This beloved holiday tradition begins with a grand evening parade down Michigan Avenue led by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The lighting procession will step-off this year at 5:30pm…

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Art on theMART

November 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TheMART has a new look! Wednesday – Sunday, now through December 31 from 7:00  – 9:00 p.m., theMART transforms into Art on theMART, the newest addition to Chicago’s vibrant public art scene and the largest digital art projection in the world! For more information, visit artonthemart.com. Don’t miss the seasonal imagery that started on November 17th, and will culminate in a special New Year’s Eve viewing. Bring your hot chocolate, and check out Chicago’s latest holiday destination! Photo:  Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital

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Memorial – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL
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Join Vision Zero Chicago on November 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Federal Plaza (50 W Adams St) in commemoration of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR). The event will feature a display dedicated to the memories of the victims of traffic crashes over the past year in Chicago and a press event with agency officials and partners speaking to remember these individuals. RSVP here. Family and Friends of Victims: In memory of the victims of traffic crashes in the City, Vision Zero Chicago will be commemorating  World Day…

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Coffee with the Commander-CANCELLED FOR NOVEMBER

November 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Eva’s Cafe, 1447 N. Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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CANCELLED FOR NOVEMBER Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members at Eva’s Cafe for “Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and share a cup of coffee with the 18th District Officers of the Chicago Police Department.   

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CPD – 12th District Beat Meeting 1214

November 21, 2018 @ 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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Art on theMART

November 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 25, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

TheMART has a new look! Wednesday – Sunday, now through December 31 from 7:00  – 9:00 p.m., theMART transforms into Art on theMART, the newest addition to Chicago’s vibrant public art scene and the largest digital art projection in the world! For more information, visit artonthemart.com. Seasonal imagery started on November 17th, and will culminate in a special New Year’s Eve viewing. Bring your hot chocolate, and check out Chicago’s latest holiday destination! Photo:  Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital

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The Uncle Dan’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The Uncle Dan's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, from 8:00am to 11:00am, and will run along State Street from Congress Parkway to Randolph Street.  The parade will be broadcast live locally and nationally on Chicago's own WGN Channel 9 and WGN America. To view a map of the parade, including step off, staging areas and disbanding areas, please click here.

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27th Annual Art Institute Wreathing of the Lions

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Start the winter season with this Chicago family favorite. Join dancers from the Joffrey Ballet production of The Nutcracker on the museum's Michigan Avenue steps as The Art Institute reveals their beloved lions wreathed in festive greenery. Enjoy a special performance from mariachi-style band Cielito Lindo and complimentary hot chocolate while you welcome the holiday season. Following the ceremony, head inside the museum for art-filled activities in the Ryan Learning. For more information, click here.

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Caroling at Cloud Gate – The Old Town School Community Church

November 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Bundle up and get ready to belt out some holiday classics during Caroling at Cloud Gate. This festive series is part concert, part sing-along at Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” on Fridays, November 23 through December 14 with a bonus performance onWednesday, December 12. Concerts are free and scheduled from 6 until 7pm, weather permitting. Caroling At Cloud Gate Schedule • November 23: The Old Town School Community Choir • November 30: Janet Sutton & the Voices of ACME • December 7: Chicago Chamber Choir…

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Small Business Saturday – Support the businesses that support our neighborhood!

November 24, 2018

We are thankful for the local sponsors that support our River North Community.  Please remember them on Small Business Saturday! My River North mobile app Sponsors All River North Sponsors Download My River North Mobile app today! The app is FREE for all users and is compatible with virtually any mobile device. Using your mobile device, download the app from the App Store or Google Play.  

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Community Meeting – Wild Mile Chicago – Note change in meeting location!

November 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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Wild Mile Chicago will be a floating eco-park located on the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River, a man-made channel along the east side of Goose Island between Chicago Ave and North Ave. Wild Mile Chicago was first conceived as part of the North Branch Framework Plan. The Wild Mile Kick-off Community Meeting will be held on November 26th at 6:00 pm. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO THE MEETING LOCATION FOR MONDAY.  THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT: Park Community…

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Giving Tuesday – Support Local Charities

November 27, 2018

Every year RNRA provides financial and promotional support to a number of local non-profits doing incredible work in our community. Please remember them on Giving Tuesday, November 27.  Friends of the Parks, Friends of the Chicago River, Gilda’s Club Chicago, River North Clean Streets, The Anti-Cruelty Society, The Chicago Help Initiative.

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CHI’s 3rd Annual “Miracle on 34th Street” on Nov. 29 at Music Box

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
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Please join The Chicago Help Initiative as they host the 3rd Annual "Miracle on 34th Street".  It's holiday fun for the entire family with a sing-a-long, Christmas raffle and appearance from Santa! The Chicago Help Initiative provides meals and resources to Chicago's homeless.  All proceeds from the event sponsors meals for those in need.   For more information, Click HERE For a copy of the flyer, Click HERE.

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Caroling at Cloud Gate – Janet Sutton & the Voices of ACME

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Bundle up and get ready to belt out some holiday classics during Caroling at Cloud Gate. This festive series is part concert, part sing-along at Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” on Fridays, November 23 through December 14 with a bonus performance onWednesday, December 12. Concerts are free and scheduled from 6 until 7pm, weather permitting. Caroling At Cloud Gate Schedule • November 23: The Old Town School Community Choir • November 30: Janet Sutton & the Voices of ACME • December 7: Chicago Chamber Choir…

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December 2018

Christkindlmarket Chicago – Open Now until December 24, 2018

December 1, 2018 - January 3, 2019
Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Sun - Thurs from 11:00am - 8:00pm; Fri - Sat from 11:00am - 9:00pm Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington Street Christkindlmarket Chicago transforms Daley Plaza into a magical picturesque European Christmas village filled with candy cane striped wooden huts and twinkling lights that harkens back to the traditional holiday market in Nuremberg, Germany. Nearly 60 vendors boast one-of-a-kind offerings that are destined to become treasured gifts for loved ones of all ages.  For more information, click here.

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Art on theMart

December 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

TheMART has a new look! Wednesday – Sunday, now through December 31 from 7:00  – 9:00 p.m., theMART transforms into Art on theMART, the newest addition to Chicago’s vibrant public art scene and the largest digital art projection in the world! For more information, visit artonthemart.com. Seasonal imagery started on November 17th, and will culminate in a special New Year’s Eve viewing. Bring your hot chocolate, and check out Chicago’s latest holiday destination! Photo:  Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital

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Energy Efficiency Idea Exchange Workshop

December 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Malcolm X College Conference Center, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
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The City of Chicago and nonprofit partner, Illinois Green Alliance, are hosting an Energy Efficiency Idea Exchange Workshop for organizations and buildings interested in learning more about lowering energy use in their buildings and saving money on their utility bills. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:00am – 10:00am Malcolm X College Conference Center 1900 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612 Attendees will hear from Illinois Green, City of Chicago, ComEd, Peoples Gas, and others, about great programs and energy efficiency topics, learn…

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RNRA Public Safety Meeting

December 5, 2018 @ 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 District 18 meetings. For more information about the RNRA Public Safety Committee, click here.

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Art on theMart

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

TheMART has a new look! Wednesday – Sunday, now through December 31 from 7:00  – 9:00 p.m., theMART transforms into Art on theMART, the newest addition to Chicago’s vibrant public art scene and the largest digital art projection in the world! For more information, visit artonthemart.com. Seasonal imagery started on November 17th, and will culminate in a special New Year’s Eve viewing. Bring your hot chocolate, and check out Chicago’s latest holiday destination! Photo:  Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital

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Caroling at Cloud Gate – Chicago Chamber Choir

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Bundle up and get ready to belt out some holiday classics during Caroling at Cloud Gate. This festive series is part concert, part sing-along at Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” on Fridays, November 23 through December 14 with a bonus performance onWednesday, December 12. Concerts are free and scheduled from 6 until 7pm, weather permitting. Caroling At Cloud Gate Schedule • November 23: The Old Town School Community Choir • November 30: Janet Sutton & the Voices of ACME • December 7: Chicago Chamber Choir…

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Caroling at Cloud Gate – The King’s Singers, Apollo Chorus of Chicago & ChiArts: The Chicago High School for the Arts, in collaboriation with Harris Theater

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Bundle up and get ready to belt out some holiday classics during Caroling at Cloud Gate. This festive series is part concert, part sing-along at Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” on Fridays, November 23 through December 14 with a bonus performance onWednesday, December 12. Concerts are free and scheduled from 6 until 7pm, weather permitting. Caroling At Cloud Gate Schedule • November 23: The Old Town School Community Choir • November 30: Janet Sutton & the Voices of ACME • December 7: Chicago Chamber Choir…

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Art on theMart – Seasonal Imagery and holiday tunes!

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 16, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Looking to really get in the holiday spirit? Art on theMART is partnering with WFMT to provide a curated selection of classic holiday tunes to go along with the winter seasonal projections! Grab your headphones, and head over to artonthemart.com to listen along! #artontheMART Seasonal imagery started on November 17th, and will culminate in a special New Year’s Eve viewing. Bring your hot chocolate, and check out Chicago’s latest holiday destination! TheMART has a new look! Wednesday – Sunday, now through December 31 from 7:00…

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Caroling at Cloud Gate – Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Bundle up and get ready to belt out some holiday classics during Caroling at Cloud Gate. This festive series is part concert, part sing-along at Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” on Fridays, November 23 through December 14 with a bonus performance onWednesday, December 12. Concerts are free and scheduled from 6 until 7pm, weather permitting. Caroling At Cloud Gate Schedule • November 23: The Old Town School Community Choir • November 30: Janet Sutton & the Voices of ACME • December 7: Chicago Chamber Choir…

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Coffee with the Commander – CANCELLED

December 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Eva’s Cafe, 1447 N. Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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This December 19, 2018 Coffee with the Commander has been CANCELLED.  Next date is January 16, 2019. Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members at Eva’s Cafe for “Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and share a cup of coffee with the 18th District Commander and Officers of the Chicago Police Department.   

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Art on theMart – Seasonal imagery and holiday tunes!

December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 23, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Looking to really get in the holiday spirit? Art on theMART is partnering with WFMT to provide a curated selection of classic holiday tunes to go along with the winter seasonal projections! Grab your headphones, and head over to artonthemart.com to listen along! #artontheMART Seasonal imagery started on November 17th, and will culminate in a special New Year’s Eve viewing. Bring your hot chocolate, and check out Chicago’s latest holiday destination! TheMART has a new look! Wednesday – Sunday, now through December 31 from 7:00…

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Art on theMart – Seasonal imagery and holiday tunes!

December 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 31, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Looking to really get in the holiday spirit? Art on theMART is partnering with WFMT to provide a curated selection of classic holiday tunes to go along with the winter seasonal projections! Grab your headphones, and head over to artonthemart.com to listen along! #artontheMART Seasonal imagery started on November 17th, and will culminate in a special New Year’s Eve viewing. Bring your hot chocolate, and check out Chicago’s latest holiday destination! TheMART has a new look! Wednesday – Sunday, now through December 31 from 7:00…

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Chicago Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

New this year, in addition to the Navy Pier Fireworks, the Chicago River will come alive with fireworks from Wolf Point to Lake Shore Drive sponsored by several hospitality industry leaders. The fireworks will be displayed in tandem with Navy Pier’s Fireworks when the clock strikes midnight. Residents should be advised that these fireworks will not be as loud as the ones used for the Navy Pier Fireworks. RIVER BARGE LAUNCH LOCATIONS Directly north of the Hyatt Regency Chicago Directly south of…

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January 2019

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

January 3 @ 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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CPD – 18th District Beat Meeting 1821, 1822 & 1823

January 8 @ 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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One Chicago for All-Mayoral Candidates Forum

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 60654
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NNUP and 29 other LISC NCP Organizations have partnered to form the One Chicago for All Alliance http://www.lisc.org/chicago/regional-stories/call-action-one-chicago-all/ Together they are 30 organizations, representing 26 neighborhoods with a combined population of over 1 Million residents. Hear from Chicago’s Mayoral Candidates as they present their vision for Chicago & Near North. Candidates will be asked to address topics impacting quality-of-life; including neighborhood access to jobs, investment, education, housing and sanctuary for immigrants. To Register for the bus ride to the UIC Forum, CLICK…

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Coffee with the Commander – 18th District

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Eva’s Cafe, 1447 N. Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members at Eva’s Cafe for “Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and share a cup of coffee with the 18th District Commander and Officers of the Chicago Police Department.   

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CPD – 12th District Beat Meeting 1214

January 16 @ 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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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium

January 17 - January 21
Shedd Acquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this January and February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That's because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year. Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days: • January 17th - 21st • February 1st, 4th - 8th, 11th - 15th, 18th -…

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Coffee with a Cop – 12th District

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McDonalds, 2005 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Domain Condominium Heartland Blood Drive

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Domain Condominium, 900 N. Kingsbury - Lobby
Chicago, IL
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Sign up on line:  Domain Blood Drive – Schedule here or call Marybeth 312.515.8808.  For a copy, click here.

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Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Drive
Chicago, IL
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Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the 14th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island.  It's free!  Offered January 26 and February 23 from noon to 4:00pm. Explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter activities, and create nature-inspired crafts. Dress for the weather as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center. Take part in the following activities at Polar Adventure Days: • Tour the new Northerly Island Natural Area during winter • See…

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February 2019

Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium

February 1
Shedd Acquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year. Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days: • January 17th – 21st • February 1st, 4th – 8th, 11th – 15th, 18th –…

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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium

February 4 - February 8
Shedd Acquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year. Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days: • January 17th – 21st • February 1st, 4th – 8th, 11th – 15th, 18th –…

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The 2nd Wild Mile Community Meeting

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornerstone Center, 1111 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL
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Join your neighbors for the second Wild Mile Community Meeting to provide feedback on designs for the Wild Mile Framework Plan. The goal of Wild Mile is to create a new park environment for (1) wildlife habitat, (2) recreation, (3) education, and more on the North Branch Canal. The area of focus is the Chicago River along the east side of Goose Island between Chicago Avenue and North Avenue. Your input will help direct the goals, priorities, and designs of Wild Mile…

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Friends’ Night Out – Benefiting Cara’s work to alleviate poverty in Chicago

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Dalcy, 302 N. Green Street
Chicago, Illinois
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All proceeds support Cara's work to alleviate poverty in Chicago. For tickets, click HERE.

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UNTAPPED – Gilda’s Club Chicago Annual Tasting Event

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goose Island Barrel House, 603 N. Sacramento
Chicago, IL 60612
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  Join the Associate Board of Gilda’s Club Chicago for their annual tasting event. Guests will enjoy food pairings from Goat Group Catering, Goose Island craft beers, tours of the Barrel House and have a chance to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago, a free support community for men, women, children, families and friends impacted by cancer. $50 in advance $60 at the door (as available) PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY Please note this is a 21 and…

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Chicago Auto Show

February 9 - February 18
McCormick Place convention center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
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Come experience the latest cars, trucks and SUVs, test tracks, test-drives, interactive technology and family fun at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.Event is: Daily Audience: All Welcome Address: McCormick Place convention center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr Location: Chicago, IL Hours: Feb. 9 - 17 (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Feb. 18 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Cost/Cover: Adult $13, Senior 62+ $7, Children 7-12 $7

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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium

February 11 - February 15
Shedd Acquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year. Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days: • February 1st, 4th – 8th, 11th – 15th, 18th – 22nd, 25th – 28th

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Celebrate the start of the Year of Chicago Theatre!

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Celebrate the start of the Year of Chicago Theatre! Monday, February 11, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington Street This free-admission, building-wide celebration invites everyone – from the curious to seasoned theatre-goers – for an inspiring and surprising look at the “fearless soul” of our city – Chicago’s theatre community. Participating artists and theatre companies including The Second City, Walkabout Theater, Free Street Theater, Chicago Youth TheatreFest and many others will present interactive performances, live music, youth…

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Remembering Commander Paul Bauer: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Memorial Service

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
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A Memorial Service will be held for Commander Paul Bauer on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00pm at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street Father Dan Brandt and the Police Chaplains Ministry will officiate. Members of the Chicago Police Mounted Unit and Chicago Police Bagpipers will also be in attendance. One and all are invited to attend this event to commemorate the life of Commander Paul Bauer.

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Chicago Park District – Valentine’s Day Workout at Jesse White Community Center

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jesse White Community Center, 410 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Hang out someplace different this Valentine's Day.  Visit the  Jesse White Community Center to try Cupid's Circuit training class consisting of two 45 minute circuit workouts. Best deal in town, FREE! Must be 18 years and older. Location: White (Jesse) Park 410 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60654 Fee: $0.00 REGISTER Age Range: Adult Categories: HolidaysNight Out in the Parks Click HERE for more information  

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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium

February 18 - February 22
Shedd Acquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year. Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days: • January 17th – 21st • February 1st, 4th – 8th, 11th – 15th, 18th –…

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Coffee with the Commander – 18th District – Change of Venue!

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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Coffee with the Commander is 'On the Move'.  The February 20th meeting will be at the 18th District Community Room - 1160 N. Larrabee.   Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members for "Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and share a cup of coffee with Commander O'Shea and Officers of the 18th District Chicago Police Department.     

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The Anti-Cruelty Society to Hold 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out Fundraiser

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jacksbon Blvd
Chicago, IL
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The Anti-Cruelty Society to Hold 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out Fundraiser The wine, beer, and spirit tasting event helps thousands of animals each year CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society presents the 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out fundraiser benefiting homeless pets in Chicago. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This premier event includes beer, wine, and spirits tastings from local and national organizations, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, a wine…

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Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Drive
Chicago, IL
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Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the 14th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island.  It's free!  Offered January 26 and February 23 from noon to 4:00pm. Explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter activities, and create nature-inspired crafts. Dress for the weather as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center. Take part in the following activities at Polar Adventure Days: • Tour the new Northerly Island Natural Area during winter • See…

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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium

February 25 - February 28
Shedd Acquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Free Admission on Select Days at the Shedd Aquarium Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That’s because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year. Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days: • January 17th – 21st • February 1st, 4th – 8th, 11th – 15th, 18th –…

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Vote in Chicago’s Municipal Election

February 26 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

The RNRA encourages all eligible voters to participate in Chicago’s municipal election on Tuesday February 26. Early voting is underway. For complete election information, visit the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. ELECTION DAY: TUES., FEB. 26, 2019 - Learn more On Election Day, a voter may cast a ballot only at the polling place assigned to that voter's registration precinct. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place here. Click here for a complete list of polling places.  

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RNRA Public Safety Meeting

February 27 @ 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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Friends of the Chicago River – Bottoms Up – A Happy Hour Celebration of the Chicago River System

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Come join your neighbors to make the Chicago River system cleaner and healthier for people, plants, and animals by coming to a special happy hour fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Chicago River’s Tributary Committee at Rock Bottom Brewery on Thursday, 2/28/2019. It’s a great night of brews and appetizers along with some cool games to play to win amazing raffle and silent auction prizes. Net proceeds will benefit the programs and projects of Friends of the Chicago River. Your $35 for…

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March 2019

8th Annual One Earth Film Festival

March 1 - March 10

Go ALL IN for the planet at the 8th annual One Earth Film Festival, running March 1-10, 2019 at various locations around Chicago. Choose from 28 top documentaries for all ages on conservation, climate change, energy, waste and more, screening at 30 locations throughout the city. Most events FREE, with suggested donation of $8. For reservations, information about tickets, food, filmmaker Q&As, and opportunities to engage in projects to help create a more resilient and sustainable city, visit oneearthfilmfest.org.

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STK 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
STK, 9 W. Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL
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Get your purple, yellow and green beads, masks and feathers on; because it is time for the 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade at STK Chicago! On Fat Tuesday, March 5th 2019, STK Chicago will be serving it up NOLA fashioned with Sponsored Big Easy Cocktails and Hosted New Orleans Style Appetizers from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Come for the cocktail party, and stay for the dinner party. Make your Dinner Reservations and dine in your Masquerade Inspired Best! To RSVP for the NOLA Cocktail…

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

March 7 @ 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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UNTAPPED – Gilda’s Club Chicago Annual Tasting Event

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goose Island Barrel House, 603 N. Sacramento
Chicago, IL 60612
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  For more information click HERE. To Purchase Tickets today, click HERE  

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Join Companion Animal Hospital River North for ANIMAL TRIVIA

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Clark Street Ale House, 742 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL
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CPD – 18th District Beat Meeting 1821, 1822 & 1823

March 12 @ 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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CPD Community Conversation – 18th District Community Policing Strategic Plan 2019

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL
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You are invited to participate in a Community Conversation with the goal of creating the 18th District Community Policing Strategic Plan for 2019. The Community Policing Strategic Plan will be implemented in the 18th District with the intentions of making our neighborhoods safer! So please join CPD on March 13, 2019 at Park Community Church (1001 N Crosby) at 6:00pm for this very important Community Conversation! If you have any questions please contact the 18th District Community Policing Office at…

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Art on theMart Returns starting today!

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art on theMART is back! The largest permanent digital art projection in the world returns on March 13th with a program to celebrate the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre with a work by renowned lighting designer John Boesche. See the new program for yourself, Wednesday to Sunday beginning fifteen minutes after sunset. For more information, visit artonthemart.com

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Chicago River Summit – Friends of the Chicago River

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm Click HERE for tickets All around the world, leaders are starting to understand that sustainable cities are resilient ones. At their foundation blue/green corridors connect open space, creating places for people to play, wildlife to travel, and land to absorb and filter rainwater. The positive impacts also include social benefits, economic benefits, and a multitude of environmental ones by creating wildlife habitat, reducing combined sewer overflows, and linking important ecosystems. In the face of climate…

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Downtown Chicago’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day River Dyeing Ceremony and Parade

March 16

NEW THIS YEAR: SECURITY CHANGES FOR RIVER DYE AND PARADE Festivities for Downtown Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for this Saturday, March 16, will kick off at 9am when the Chicago River, between Columbus and State, is transformed to a bright shade of Emerald Green. In coordination with Alderman Reilly, the Chicago Police Department (CPD), multiple city departments, and event organizers have implemented several security changes for both the River Dyeing and Parade to increase public safety and promote a family-friendly environment. Information on…

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Coffee with the Commander – 18th District – Change of Venue!

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Coffee with the Commander is ‘On the Move’.  The March 20th meeting will be at the Starbucks on Rush and Oak. Join RNRA Public Safety Committee Members for “Coffee with the Commander.”  Stop by and share a cup of coffee with Commander O’Shea and Officers of the 18th District Chicago Police Department.   

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CPD – 12th District Beat Meeting 1214

March 20 @ 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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Wintrust Bank Old Town presents – Active Threat Preparedness Workshop

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wintrust Bank of Old Town, 100 W. North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
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CDOT Public Information Meeting on Grand Avenue Bridge Project

March 27 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn Chicago – Mart Plaza River North, 350 West Mart Center Dirve
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Department of Transportation will be hosting a Public Information Meeting to provide design and logistical details about the construction schedule for the Grand Avenue Project Improvements. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:30pm to 7:00pm Holiday Inn Chicago – Mart Plaza River North 350 West Mart Center Drive, LaSalle Room Chicago, IL 60654 Exhibits associated with the project will be on display and personnel working on the project will be in attendance to answer questions.

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International Music Foundation – Spring Forward A Look Ahead

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jacksbon Blvd
Chicago, IL
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Celebrate with the International Music Foundation as we unveil our new vision. Enjoy a cocktail reception and concert performances from highly talented artists, early in their careers. Artists: • Richard Lin, violin • Marguerite Lynn Williams, harp • Diana Newman, soprano Master of Ceremonies: • Robbie Ellis, WFMT Host To Purchase Tickets, Click HERE.

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April 2019

Community Conversation – Help create 12th District’s Community Policing Strategic Plan

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercy Homes for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL
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Community Conversation – Help create 18th District’s Community Policing Strategic Plan

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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Cara Gala 2019

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL
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CO-HOSTED BY Jo & Alexi Giannoulias AND Mara & Andy Gloor PLEASE JOIN CARA FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2019 6:00 – 11:00 pm FOUR SEASONS HOTEL CHICAGO 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago Cocktails, Auction, Seated Dinner, Awards, & Dancing Valet parking available  //  Cocktail chic attire TICKETS HONORING Amy & Pete Kadens TRAILBLAZER AWARD JaShawn Hill JESSE TEVERBAUGH AWARD Presented by

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Community Presentation for Proposed Development at 308 West Erie and 301 West Huron

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Alderman Reilly invites you to join him and the River North Residents Association (RNRA) at an informational presentation regarding a development proposal to include one existing building (308 W. Erie), and two parking lots (301 W. Huron) Representatives of the development team will present their plans and answer any questions you may have about this proposal. Alderman Reilly will be present at the meeting to monitor the discussion and record your feedback. The Applicant has submitted a proposal for a Business Planned…

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Fashion Seminar: Style at Saper

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Azeeza Flagship, 900 N. Michigan Avenue-5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60546
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  Join us for another Fashion Seminar: Style at Saper!  Click here to RSVP.  

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Coffee with the Commander

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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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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