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April 2021

Join Alderman Brian Hopkins for Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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18th District CPD – Block Club Training Webinar

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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City Council Meeting

April 21 @ 10:00 am

Date: April 21, 2021 Time: 10:00 am Location: Virtual Meeting For more informaton go to www.ChiCityClerk.com

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Coffee with the 18th District Commander

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

April 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS Illinois Philharmonic…

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Earth Month Webinar – What Government Can Do for the Environment

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

Join Bridget Degnen, Cook County Commissioner in District 12, for this free webinar.   This webinar is Part 2 of a mini series discussing the roles of individuals, government, and businesses in safeguarding the environment. REGISTER HERE. Mark your calendars/register for the final upcoming event too: Thursday, April 29th at 6 PM CST for “What Businesses Can Do for the Environment.”  REGISTER HERE.  CLICK HERE to see the April 2021 Earth Month calendar You can contact Commissioner Degnen’s office at district12@cookcountyil.gov or (773) 283-7873.

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Earth Day Ward Park Clean-up – Register and Join us!

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Join RNRA, Friends of the Parks  and the Chicago Park District  for a Ward Park Clean-up on Saturday, April 24th to  Celebrate Earth Day! By volunteering you help make A. Montgomery Ward Park a cleaner, safer and more beautiful place to relax, play and enjoy nature. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and make a difference in our community. Protective gloves, trash bags and tools will be provided.  Volunteers will work in groups of ten or less and physical distancing guidelines…

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DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

April 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS James Vaughen,…

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Earth Month Webinar – What Businesses Can Do for the Environment

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Bridget Degnen, Cook County Commissioner in District 12, for this free webinar.   This webinar is the last of a mini series discussing the roles of individuals, government, and businesses in safeguarding the environment.  REGISTER HERE.  CLICK HERE to see the April 2021 Earth Month calendar You can contact Commissioner Degnen’s office at district12@cookcountyil.gov or (773) 283-7873.

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May 2021

The Chicago Cross-Community Clean-Up Challenge – Register & Volunteer

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

Register today for The Chicago Cross-Community Clean-Up Challenge! We Love Where We Live!    Volunteer a few hours with your neighbors to tidy up our sidewalks! RNRA is pleased to be participating in The Chicago Cross-Community Clean-Up with several other neighborhood communities on Saturday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We’ll be removing trash from our sidewalks from Kinzie to Superior and Wells to State. This good-natured competition was created in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, SOAR, Go4th South Loop, Grand Boulevard…

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DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

May 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS David Griffin,…

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DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

May 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS William Welter,…

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Blood Drive Sponsored by Alderman Reilly 42nd Ward

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Alderman Reilly is hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, May 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at 455 North McClurg Court. The Alderman’s goal is to collect 30 pints of blood at the event. All of the donations will go to local hospitals to help Chicagoans in need. Although we welcome walk-ins, we encourage you set-up an appointment. Please click here for details about COVID-19 mitigation. A representative from Alderman Reilly’s Office will be present to address…

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The Ogden International School of Chicago Open House

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

May 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS Colere Quartet…

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Bark From the Heart 2021 Fundraiser – Fly the Special Flag May 22nd

May 21

Until it is safe for us all to gather together, we’re once again asking participants to fundraise virtually and fly our special flag on Saturday, May 22. Bark From The Heart 2021: Open Your Heart to Animals in need throughout the entire month of May! It has been a challenging year for The Anti-Cruelty Society and this important event raises critical funds to continue to care for thousands of pets who need our help. Until it is safe for us all to…

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Mental Health Awareness Webinar presented by 18th District Community Policing Office

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. Please join one or both webinars to discuss the important topic of Mental Health. See attached flyer above for more information.  please note​…This is NOT a series. Similar content will be presented in each of the webinars.  The Zoom ID is the same for both. When: May 21, 9AM May 26, 4PM Topic: Mental Health Awareness Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82103220328 Or One tap mobile : US: +13126266799,,82103220328#  or +13017158592,,82103220328# Or…

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Complimentary Webinar – Buying A Home – Presented by First Northern Credit Union

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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COVID Vaccination Clinic at Moody Church

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:45 pm

Moody Church is conducting a Covid Vaccination Clinic at The Moody Church, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. They will start at 8:00 a.m.  Good news, they are offering second shots from the first clinic and first shots!  Walk in are welcome.  Click HERE to pre-register.

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I AM NOT OK – Mental Health Awarness – Trends among Children & Adolescents

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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Complimentary Webinar – Buying A Home – Presented by First Northern Credit Union

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

May 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS Duo Dotto-Cho…

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Mental Health Awareness Webinar presented by 18th District Community Policing Office

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. Please join one or both webinars to discuss the important topic of Mental Health. See attached flyer above for more information.  please note​…This is NOT a series. Similar content will be presented in each of the webinars.  The Zoom ID is the same for both. When: May 21, 9AM May 26, 4PM Topic: Mental Health Awareness Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82103220328 Or One tap mobile : US: +13126266799,,82103220328#  or +13017158592,,82103220328# Or…

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Complimentary Webinar – Buying A Home – Presented by First Northern Credit Union

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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018th District Faith Walk – Join Commander Jill Stevens on May 28th at 5:00 p.m.

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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June 2021

DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

June 2 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS Marguerite Lynn…

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DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS – Free from International Music Foundation

June 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERTS The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sage Foundation, the Pauls Foundation, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at www.wfmt.com. Listen to selected past performances at www.classicalconnect.com. EVENT DETAILS Henry Griffin…

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A fundraiser to benefit Gilda’s Club – “Yes, and…..an Improvised Gala”

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gilda’s Club Chicago invites you to an evening of laughter on Thursday, June 10th at 6:00 PM CT for Yes, and… An Improvised Gala. Take a break, have some laughs and be a part of Gilda’s Club's mission of providing social and emotional support for anyone impacted by cancer. Your support will help us continue to bring our free virtual programs to anyone impacted by cancer. Follow this link to our webpage where you can register for the show, sponsor us or…

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NNUP Coffee with the Commander

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Clybourn 1200 Building, 454 W. Division Street + Google Map

When:  June 16, 2021  10:00 a.m. Where:  The 1200 N. Clybourn Building

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Art on theMART

June 17 - September 16

Photo: Kehinde Wiley. Barack Obama, 2018. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. “The Obama Portraits” made their debut on the façade of theMART at 9 p.m. on June 17! In conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s presentation of “The Obama Portraits,” Art on theMART will present a dynamically animated projection of the portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. The projections, accompanied by a musical score, will run nightly at 9 and 9:30 p.m. through September 16.   For more information, visit artonthemart.com/spring-2021/  The #ObamaPortraitsTour is organized…

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JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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Public Nuisance Case Against Eurostar Hotel, 660 North State Street

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

City of Chicago Files Public Nuisance Case Against Eurostar Hotel, 660 North State Street If you wish to stay up to date on the matter, please use the information below to virtually access the meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:30 AM.  The Rules and other information about the MLDC hearings being conducted on the Cisco Webex platform are available on BACP's website HERE. Join by Video (Webex Link) Meeting Number: 187 211 5644 Passcode: 1234  Join by Phone: (312) 535-8110  Access Code:…

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CANCELLED – 2021 “Pitch in for the Parks” – Volunteer to Pitch in for Ward Park!

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not cooperating with us - so our(6-26) Pitch in for Ward Park Clean-up event has been cancelled due to weather. Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for information about future park clean-ups. https://rnrachicago.org/community/a-montgomery-ward-park/ In the meantime, please do your part every day to help make Ward Park a cleaner, safer and more beautiful place to relax, play and enjoy nature!

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CPD Upcoming Foot Pursuit Policy Community Conversation

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Chicago Police Department invites you to attend an upcoming virtual community conversation regarding its new interim foot pursuit policy. CPD will host two community conversations open to the public when you will have an opportunity to learn about the new policy and provide your feedback on it. Agenda for the conversation includes: Overview of the Foot Pursuit Policy Questions from participants Break-out rooms to discuss various concepts and parts of the policy Community Conversation 1 - Wednesday, June 30 @ 7:00pm Register Here for…

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July 2021

Virtual Community Meeting – Proposed Development at 739-755 N. Wells

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Alderman Brian Hopkins 2nd Ward & River North Residents Association are hosting an Online Community Meeting for: a proposed development for the property located at 739-755 N. Wells When: Thursday, July 8, 2021 AT 6:00 PM Where: Zoom (See Details Below) Dear Neighbor, You are invited to join an upcoming community meeting where Vista Property Group will be presenting a proposal for 739-755 North Wells. The proposal retains the underlying DX-5 zoning and seeks planned development approvals for a 21-story building, measuring up…

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Pitch in for the Parks – Ward Park Clean-up – Registration Required

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Assuming Mother Nature will cooperate, we’re going to try this again! When:   Saturday, July 10th - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Where:    A. Montgomery Ward Park Registration is required. Even if you previously registered for last Saturday’s event, you will need to re-register for this one. Protective gloves, trash bags and tools will be provided. The Chicago Park District encourages everyone to follow the recommendations of public health officials from the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health,…

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CPD Upcoming Foot Pursuit Policy Community Conversation

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Chicago Police Department invites you to attend an upcoming virtual community conversation regarding its new interim foot pursuit policy. CPD will host two community conversations open to the public when you will have an opportunity to learn about the new policy and provide your feedback on it. Agenda for the conversation includes: Overview of the Foot Pursuit Policy Questions from participants Break-out rooms to discuss various concepts and parts of the policy Community Conversation 1 – Wednesday, June 30 @ 7:00pm Register Here for…

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Venetian Night in Chicago on the Riverwalk

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Secretary of State Jesse White, Italian Consul General Thomas Botzios and WIND-AM's Shaun Thompson as the Italian American Human Relations Foundation (IAHRF) brings back Venetian Night in Chicago. The event takes place on Saturday, July 10, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Based at Chicago's City Winery on the Riverwalk, Chicago's Venetian Night brings the charm of the famous Venice boat parades along with decorated boats, entertainment and a grand fireworks display at Navy Pier. For more information, please visit this website.

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Near North Unity Program Monthly Meeting

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the Near North Unity Program Monthly Meeting on Monday, July 26th  at 6 pm via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be published closer to the meeting date.  Stay tuned on NNUP Facebook.  Registration is required. CLICK HERE to follow NNUP on Facebook. The Near North Unity Program (NNUP) was formed in November 2010. NNUP seeks to promote and strengthen community cohesion in Chicago’s Near North community and to connect existing sub-communities into a resilient neighborhood by building upon…

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Criminal Justice 101 Webinar

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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August 2021

18th DIstrict Community Policing invites you to National Night Out

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

If you or someone you know is not vaccinated, vaccinations will be availble.  See the registration link below. COVID VACCINATION SHOTS If anyone is interested in being vaccinated the pre-registration link is below. If there are 20 or more pre-registered for the COVID vaccination shot, The City’s Vaccine Operations Center(mobile) will be on-site (at Navy Pier on Aug 4) to administer the vaccine shot. otherwise, they will have a vaccination outreach table, on-site, that will set up for future vaccination appointments at…

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Meet Me on the Mile this Summer! Live Entertainment!

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With support from the City of Chicago and the 42nd and 2nd Wards, The Magnificent Mile Association has kicked off Meet Me on The Mile, an outdoor activation series that supports area businesses and nearby cultural institutions with programs to entice locals and tourists alike. The series features free entertainment in outdoor plazas bi-weekly on Thursdays and portions of Michigan Avenue, closed to traffic, one Sunday each month between August and October. The street closures will take place August 15, September 26, and…

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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MCA Museum of Modern Art, 200 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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FNCU Complimentary Webinar – The Sandwich Generation

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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FNCU Complimentary Webinar – The Sandwich Generation

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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FNCU Complimentary Webinar – The Sandwich Generation

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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16th Annual Wells Street Art Festival – Old Town

August 14 @ 12:15 pm
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Meet Me On the Mile

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

With support from the City of Chicago and the 42nd and 2nd Wards, The Magnificent Mile Association has kicked off Meet Me on The Mile, an outdoor activation series that supports area businesses and nearby cultural institutions with programs to entice locals and tourists alike. The series features free entertainment in outdoor plazas bi-weekly on Thursdays and portions of Michigan Avenue, closed to traffic, one Sunday each month between August and October. The street closures will take place August 15, September 26, and…

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16th Annual Wells Street Art Festival – Old Town

August 15 @ 12:00 pm
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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August 17 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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The SOAR Farmers Market operates at MCA Plaza every Tuesday  from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain-or-shine through October.

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18th District Community Policing presents Senior Palooza 2021 – August 18, 19 & 20

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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18th District Community Policing presents Senior Palooza 2021 – August 18, 19 & 20

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Meet Me On the Mile This Summer – Live Entertainment!

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With support from the City of Chicago and the 42nd and 2nd Wards, The Magnificent Mile Association has kicked off Meet Me on The Mile, an outdoor activation series that supports area businesses and nearby cultural institutions with programs to entice locals and tourists alike. The series features free entertainment in outdoor plazas bi-weekly on Thursdays and portions of Michigan Avenue, closed to traffic, one Sunday each month between August and October. The street closures will take place August 15, September 26, and…

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U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Chicago Practice Runs for the August 21-22 Event

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Chicago August 21-22 There will be new and reimagined air show events in August in place of this year’s Chicago Air and Water Show. City of Chicago presents the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be a special solo demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along the lakefront on August 21 & 22 from 12–1pm. (On August 20, practice runs from 10am–2pm.) The best viewing locations along the lakefront are between Oak Street and Fullerton Avenue. The…

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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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18th District Community Policing presents Senior Palooza 2021 – August 18, 19 & 20

August 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Annual DeSable Memorial Commemoration

August 21 @ 11:00 am

 

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U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Chicago August 21-22

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Chicago August 21-22 There will be new and reimagined air show events in August in place of this year's Chicago Air and Water Show. City of Chicago presents the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be a special solo demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along the lakefront on August 21 & 22 from 12–1pm. (On August 20, practice runs from 10am–2pm.) The best viewing locations along the lakefront are between Oak Street and Fullerton Avenue. The…

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The Summer Float Party 

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join  Friends of the Chicago River and Commissioner Josina Morita of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and other elected officials for a last hurrah of summer and celebrate the improved health of the Chicago and Calumet Rivers at the inaugural Summer Float Party. The Summer Float Party Sunday, August, 22, 2021 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dammrich Rowing Center 3220 Oakton Street Skokie. Open to all, the Summer Float Party is an evolution of the Big Jump where elected officials jumped…

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U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Chicago August 21-22

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Chicago August 21-22 There will be new and reimagined air show events in August in place of this year’s Chicago Air and Water Show. City of Chicago presents the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be a special solo demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along the lakefront on August 21 & 22 from 12–1pm. (On August 20, practice runs from 10am–2pm.) The best viewing locations along the lakefront are between Oak Street and Fullerton Avenue. The…

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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August 24 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Paper Shredding & Prescription Drug Drop-Off at 18th District CPD

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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Eurostar Hotel Upcoming Status Meeting

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

The City of Chicago Law Department recently filed a public nuisance disciplinary case against Eurostar Magnificent Mile Hotel, located at 660 North State Street, the details of which were reported in Reilly Reports on April 16, 2020.  Please click here to review the list of charges, which relate to specific incidents of public nuisance and noncompliance with COVID guidelines. These charges will be resolved via the Mayor’s License Discipline Commission (MLDC) at a “virtual” hearing. The Rules and other information about the MLDC hearings being…

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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Volunteer to Pitch in for Ward Park!

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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This summer, the Chicago Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District and local communities, is once again leading a citywide volunteer initiative to help keep our parks clean. If we provide the volunteers, the Chicago Parks Foundation will provide clean-up supplies and safety guidelines to help support our park’s ongoing maintenance. Join the RNRA in Ward Park on Saturday, August 28th, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and help us “Pitch in for the Parks.” Protective gloves, trash bags…

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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August 31 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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September 2021

Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

September 7 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Crisis Intervention – De-Escalation Technique Training

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register Today:  CLICK HERE NAMI Chicago's Crisis Intervention & De-escalation Techniques webinar will teach participants how to recognize when someone is in crisis and how to use verbal de-escalation techniques. CIT and other emergency resources will be discussed, including how to utilize their Helpline in crisis situations. To print a copy of this flyer, CLICK HERE.

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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Think & Drink for a Cause! Animal Trivia Benefiting Alive Rescue

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Think & Drink for a Cause!  Animal Trivia Benefiting Alive Rescue . Join Companion River North on September 11th from 4pm - 6pm for a night of drinks and animal trivia at ROCKS River North! All proceeds will benefit Alive Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue that works to save, rehabilitate and place abandoned, abused and stray animals. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

September 14 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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NNUP Coffee with the Commander

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Park Community Church, 1001 N. Crosby
Chicago, IL 60610
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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

September 21 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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RNRA and Alderman Brendan Reilly Co-Host Public Safety Webinar with new 18th District Commander Jon Hein

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CDT Where: his is an online event. Registration required. See link below to register Dear Neighbor, The RNRA shares the concerns of residents, businesses and visitors about recent incidents of crime in our community. The RNRA and 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly are co-hosting a virtual webinar with the Chicago Police Department's new 18th District Commander, Jon Hein, to address public safety matters. Alderman Reilly will deliver introductory remarks and introduce Commander Hein, who will discuss recent criminal activity in the…

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Gilda’s Night Out OKTOBERFEST – September 23

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gilda’s Club Chicago invites you to Gilda’s Night Out: Oktoberfest Thursday, September 23 at 6:30pm Tickets are now available: Register Here

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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Meet Me on the Mile – The Magnificent Mile Association

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

September 26: The Magnificent Mile Association is hosting their next Meet Me on The Mile Sunday Spectacle on September 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., which will center around mode, marriages, and murals. The event will take place on Michigan Avenue between Illinois Street and Wacker drive. One of the featured spectacles will showcase 50 real-time marriages taking place under the iconic Wrigley Building bridge for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. The mode portion of the day will center around fashion pop-ups and unique experiences…

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Near North Unity Program Monthly Meeting

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Near North Unity for their monthly meeting via ZOOM. CLICK HERE to register.  Registration required. CLICK HERE to follow NNUP on Facebook. The Near North Unity Program (NNUP) was formed in November 2010. NNUP seeks to promote and strengthen community cohesion in Chicago’s Near North community and to connect existing sub-communities into a resilient neighborhood by building upon local strengths through planning, organizing and human development. Near North is defined by the following boundaries: North Avenue to Chicago Avenue,…

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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

September 28 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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18th District Community Policing – Homeless Resource Fair

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts – Free – Every Wednesday

September 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illiinois 60601
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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts Join International Music Foundation every Wednesday at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performances. You can also listen to the concerts live on 98.7 WFMT or watch the videos on the International Music Foundation website. In accordance with the Chicago mask mandate, all attendees are required to wear a face mask throughout the performance regardless of vaccination status. Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago 55 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 11:30 am…

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October 2021

Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

October 5 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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18th District Community Policing – Attention Seniors – Free Presentation addressing legal services for powers of attorney for healthcare, property and living declarations

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

October 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illiinois 60601
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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts Join International Music Foundation every Wednesday at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for a free 45-minute performances. You can also listen to the concerts live on 98.7 WFMT or watch the videos on the International Music Foundation website. In accordance with the Chicago mask mandate, all attendees are required to wear a face mask throughout the performance regardless of vaccination status. Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago 55 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 11:30 am…

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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

October 12 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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18th District Community Policing – Howloween Adoption Event – Fall in love with your new best friend!

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
18th District Police Department, 1160 N. Larrabee
Chicago, IL 60610
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18th District Community Policing 2022 Strategy Meeting – 1st of 2 meetings

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CLICK HERE to REGISTER TODAY and provide your input for the 2022 18th District policing strategy.  The Police Department will be seeking community input in order to draft the 18th district’s strategic plans surrounding crime enforcement and community engagement. Your participation is needed and appreciated. The second meeting will take place in November  The date and registration link will be available soon. Save the Date for Meeting 2 - November 4th - More info to come!

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SOAR Farmers Market – Every Tuesday through October 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

October 19 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
MCI Plaza, 220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Coffee with the Commander

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lincoln Park Community Center, 1521 N. Sedgwick Court (outside)
Chicago, IL
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Gilda’s Club Chicago  Co-host of 16th Annual  “Paint the Town Pink” 

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Wednesday, October 20th, Gilda’s Club Chicago will host the 16th Annual “Paint the Town Pink” event in association with Advocate Aurora Health. The event will be presented virtually over Zoom from 6:00 to 8:30. Gilda’s Club Chicago provides free emotional and social support for anyone impacted by cancer. This year’s “Paint the Town Pink” will include two guest lectures featuring Dr. Ameer Gomberawalla, Breast Surgeon with Advocate Medical Group on "Advances in Lymphedema Prevention and Screening" and Dr. Adam…

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Power Wash of Larrabee DFA

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chicago Lights Urban Farm – Every Friday thru October 29th 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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“Pitch in for the Parks” Ward Park Clean-ups

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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Register Now! This year, the Chicago Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District and local communities, is once again leading a citywide volunteer initiative to help keep our parks clean. We provide the volunteers, and the Chicago Parks Foundation provides supplies and safety guidelines to help support our park’s ongoing maintenance. Join the RNRA in Ward Park and help us Pitch in for the Parks! When: Saturday, October 23 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Rain date: Saturday October 30) Where: A.…

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Trick-or-Treat in Ward Park – REGISTRATION CLOSED – Capacity reached for this event

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED Saturday, October 23 (rain date: October 30) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm RNRA invites parents and young children to enjoy trick-or-treating in Ward Park on Saturday, October 23, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Costumes encouraged for all. Candy, treats and a souvenir pumpkin for every child. Enter our photo contest for a chance to win a prize. The event is free - but registration is required no later than October 20. Thank you…

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