June 7th 2012
Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.
The first week of June always feels like the official start to Summer. So for your convenience, we've created your Summer Guide to Wicker Park & Bucktown. Your Summer Guide includes everything from Movies in the Park to Garden Walks, Festivals and more. So you'll have everything you need to prepare for Summer in the neighborhood. And with the temps in the high 80's and low 90's this weekend, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Plus we don't want you to miss any of the events happening only this time of year. Next week? We'll be back to special events and neighborhood news.
Thanks, as always, for
joining us. Enjoy your Summer Guide and we'll see you in
Wicker Park & Bucktown's Summer Festivals
Guide to all of the Wicker Park & Bucktown Summer Festivals is
right here. Do Division was a big hit last weekend. But Green Music
Fest, Wicker Park Fest and Renegade are still to come with great food,
music and shopping. So mark your calendars. Festival Guide.
FREE Gift Cards from Forever Yogurt - How You Can Get Yours
Just in time for the 90 degree weather predicted for the weekend! You can win a FREE gift card
compliments of Forever Yogurt. All you need to do is spot us walking
our dogs around the neighborhood and we'll give you a gift card for FREE
Forever Yogurt right on the spot. Gift Cards.
Chicago Park District Pools - Opening Soon
your calendars! The Chicago Park District's outdoor pools open June
15th. So yes Holstein and Pulaski Park Pools should be open and ready
for business very soon. Park District Pools.
Holstein Park Celebrates 100 Years
hard to believe Bucktown's Holstein Park - 2200 N. Oakley- is turning 100 this year. A
big 100 year birthday party is being planned and you can join the
Chicago Park District in this once in a lifetime celebration. The details.
SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS
Bucktown Garden Walk
700 attendees explore the 100 gardens of various sizes and locations
each Summer in the Bucktown neighborhood. Trolleys provide
transportation with designated stops for refreshments and a big party and petting zoo at Lotties follows. Garden Walk
Farmers Markets are Open
Historic Walking Tours
Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting Historic Walking Tours
throughout the neighborhood this Summer and early Fall. With its history
as a community dating back to the 1870's, you can explore everything
from Victorian mansions to the commercial districts. Walking Tours.
Learnapalooza arrives in Wicker Park next weekend. Each year Learnapalooza provides an incredible opportunity for people to participate in workshops/classes for FREE. The classes are hosted by neighborhood business. Sign up early. As you can imagine, these classes fill up very quickly. Learnapalooza.
Movies in the Park
One of the neighborhood's favorite Summer events, Movies in the Park are held in Wicker Park, Churchill Park and Commercial Park. And this year Ferris Bueller kicks off the Summer series next week in Bucktown (1825 N. Damen Avenue). For a full list of films, dates and times: Movies.
Sunday Symphonies and More
Doesn't this sound like a great way to kick off a Sunday Summer morning? This Summer you can head to Wicker Park Sundays and enjoy a little classical music. Grab a picnic lunch or a few treats from the Farmers Market and relax in the park. Classical.
The Magic Boat Puppet Show
of fun for young and old alike, please join The Magic Boat Puppet Show
this Summer at the Wicker Park Playground - 1425 N. Damen Avenue
-Sundays at 11am. Magic.
Wicker Mic's Open Mic
Come out and perform your songs, poetry and stand up, or just enjoy listening at the outdoor open mic in Wicker Park every 4th Friday of June-September, from 6-9pm. Sign-up on the day of the event at 5pm. Wicker Mic.
Wicker Park Garden Tours
Kicking off this Sunday, now you can take a tour of the 10,000 square feet of award-winning ornamental gardens designed, funded and maintained by hard-working volunteers working in conjunction with the Chicago Park District. Tours will be available into early September. Tours.
Wow....we know that's a lot of information. We'll have your Summer Guide available on our website as well so you can view updated information continuously. Be sure to check in to see what's new.
Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide