VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE NIGHT: A WONDER IN MY SOUL
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM CST | Victory Gardens Biography Theatre | 2433 N. Lincoln Ave
TO BENEFIT THE LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY MOSAIC PROJECT
Join us for an evening of theater and pre-show reception at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre. Reception includes wine & cheese sponsored by Victory Gardens Theater and food and drink from local eateries. Proceeds from this fundraiser will contribute directly to our efforts to bring forth a public art mosaic installation designed by Lincoln Park community members in conjunction with Lincoln Park Cultural Center and the Chicago Public Art Group.
Victory Gardens Theater Presents: A WONDER IN MY SOUL
by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley
directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew
Longtime hair salon owners, Bell and Birdie grapple with the decision to remain in their beloved Southside neighborhood or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime. Told through music, poetry, and dance A Wonder in My Soul, looks at one neighborhood’s evolution through the eyes of two best friends and their lifetime of friendship. From the artistic team that brought you The House That Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, and An Issue of Blood, director Chay Yew and playwright Marcus Gardley now explore Chicago history, beauty, and friendship.
LCA MEMBER WINS TOP 10 AWARD
Natural Elements Salon, owned and operated by LCA member Edda Coscioni, is the "Best Place to Get Fit and Refreshed," according to online voting in the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by WGN-AM's Patti Vasquez, was held at the Steppenwolf Theatre on October 24. Other winners Molly's Cupcakes for "Best Place for Coffee & Sweets"; Nookies for "Best Place to Brunch"; Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop for "Best Place to Shop"; the J. Parker for "Best Place to Drink"; Westend Dental for "Best Neighborhood Service Provider"; Lincoln Park Zoo for "Best Place for Arts and Culture"; and Summer House Santa Monica for "Best Place to Dine." Read more about the awards.
OLD TOWN ART FAIR NAMED COUNTRY’S BEST
LCA PRESIDENT RECEIVES NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMPION AWARD
The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce initiated their "Neighborhood Champion" awards this year to be given annually to one business and one resident in Lincoln Park for the positive impact they have made in the community. The inaugural business award recipient was Green City Market and the inaugural resident award recipient was LCA President Kenneth Dotson. Read more.
LINCOLN AVENUE CORRIDOR PLAN OPEN HOUSE
Large Crowd Attends Lincoln Avenue Open House
The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, Wrightwood Neighbors Association, and Lincoln Central Association has initiated a process to develop a plan for the Lincoln Avenue corridor in Lincoln Park. This plan, funded through the Lincoln Avenue Special Service Area (SSA #35-2015), will be used to guide improvements to this important corridor in the heart of Lincoln Park. Read more about the plan.
A central tenet of the team’s approach has been the direct involvement of area stakeholders, community leaders, local organizations, business owners, and residents, with a focus on fostering an open and positive dialogue about the future of the corridor.
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Mar 14, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Mar 23, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Apr 11, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Apr 27, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, May 9, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, May 25, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jun 13, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jun 22, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jul 11, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jul 27, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Aug 8, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Aug 24, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 12, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 28, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Oct 10, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
LCA NEWSLETTER WINS ANOTHER AWARD
A CELEBRATING HEART
LCA has served as the fiscal agent for Bauler Park for many years, but President Kenneth Dotson credited 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, the Bauler Park Advisory Council, headed by Leslie Miller, and the Chicago Park District for the successful outcome. "LCA has long assisted Bauler Park," said Dotson, "but projects like this don't get done, especially not ahead of schedule, without a group of dedicated parents and neighbors, the full support of the Alderman and resources and execution from the Chicago Park District. The Bauler playlot renovation was no exception." The renovation was part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "Chicago Plays" initiative, which is providing updated equipment for playgrounds in the city.
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Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project
Public art fuels a sense of place while fostering a sense of connectedness. The Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project intends to bring more visibility to the Lincoln Park Cultural Center as a space for collaborative cultural building. Their community mosaic project will celebrate the arts and cultural activities of Lincoln Park Cultural Center, including everything from lapidary, ceramics, and woodworking to kickball and dancing. Led by artists from the Chicago Public Art Group, they have begun community design workshops to gather ideas and are moving forward in securing the ideal location. Join them in celebrating the rich arts & culture found in our public parks.
RECORD CROWD AT 9th ANNUAL HOWLER AT BAULER
A crowd of 1,100 attended LCA's 9th Annual Howler at Bauler, the largest in the event's history. Special guests included 5th District Congressman Mike Quigley, 11th District State Rep. Ann Williams and 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith.
Children of all ages enjoyed games, dancing to music of, and the magic of Danny Orleans, America's premier family magician, whose performance was sponsored by our friends at Bridgeview Bank. Wizard Gary Sinclair led the annual costume parade, always one of the event's most popular activities. The Parade featured creative and amusing costumes of many types. A face painter and balloon artist were also on hand to help entertain the youngsters. Read full article.
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW BAULER PLAYLOT
The official ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication for the new playot at Bauler Park was held on Saturday, October 29 prior to the 9th Annual Howler at Bauler. The event was hosted by Lincoln Central Association, 43rd Ward Alderman, Michele Smith, and the Chicago Park District represented by Kimberly du Buclet.
Special guests at the dedication included 5th District Congressman, Mike Quigley, 11th District State Representative, Ann Williams and Rodger Owen, Immediate Past President of LCA.
LCA has served as the fiscal agent f0r Bauler Park for many years and worked with the Alderman's office and the Bauler Park Advisory Council on the playlot renovation. See additional photos from ribbon cutting ceremony.
LINCOLN PARK & OLD TOWN NEWS FROM DNAINFO
- If You Saw The Infamous Brianna And Jaelin Video, You Need To Watch This February 23, 2017A sketch comedy team parodied the "homeless" couple Chicagoans love to hate.
- Transgender CPS Students Can Still Use Bathrooms Of Their Gender Identity February 23, 2017The city and Chicago Public Schools already ban discrimination against transgender Chicagoans.
- 4-Bedroom Lincoln Park Condo With 'Astonishing' Views Listed For $5,250,000 February 23, 2017The condo at 2550 N. Lakeview Ave. Unit S2206 has five total bathrooms and three private terraces.
- Oui Chef Kids' Cooking Classes Opened By Alum Of French Pastry School February 23, 2017Laura Ragano re-enters the work force as a mother who loves teaching children to cook.
- Lincoln Park Mosaic Project To Get Boost From Victory Gardens Fundraiser February 23, 2017The $40 evening includes a performance of "A Wonder in My Soul."
- Every Chicago Street — All 1,145 Of Them — Showcased In New Project February 23, 2017Chicago Streets Project features photos of every lane, avenue, drive, boulevard and roadway in the city.
A GREAT NIGHT IN THE HEART
The 3rd Annual Evening in the Garden
Designed as a get-together for LCA members and guests, An Evening in the Garden proved again to be an opportunity for community enjoyment. "This event was a real contribution to the community by LCA," said member Mary Quincannon. "It brought people together in a relaxed and comfortable environment that promoted neighborhood togetherness."
Following the event, new LCA member Nada Riley commented:"This was a truly unique experience, a real community-building event, not a fund-raiser or anything like it. It was great to meet new people and get to know neighbors better."
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LCA serves as an advocate for the neighborhood. We champion green space, historic preservation, thoughtful new-home construction and public safety. LCA works closely with the Alderman’s office and other elected officials, local police and fire departments, schools and neighboring associations on a variety of initiatives for the betterment of our neighborhood. Each month, we publish a free, award winning newsletter, From the Heart, focusing on our neighborhood. Learn more about why you should become a member of Lincoln Central Association.
Demolition on the Children's Memorial Hospital triangle is complete! Demobilization has started and is expected to be completed by this Friday, February 24.
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