Saturday, October 26th | 3:00-5:00 PM | Bauler Park
Lincoln Park's favorite neighborhood Halloween festival, Howler at Bauler hosted by Lincoln Central Association, will return to Bauler Park for for the 12th consecutive year on Saturday, October 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
The event will feature a wide range of activities for children and adults alike. You'll see magic, jump for joy in a bouncy house and experience climbing about Fire Engine 22 for photos.
There will be balloon art and face painters, arts & crafts, music & dancing. You'll be able to march in the always popular annual costume parade.
Stay tuned for additional details.
LCA RECEIVES FOUR 2019 APEX AWARDS
Newsletter Honored for 4th Consecutive Year; Branding Honored for 3rd Consecutive Year
Lincoln Central Association was recently honored with a Grand Award and three Awards of Excellence in the 31st Annual APEX Awards.
LCA’s newsletter, From the Heart, was honored for the fourth consecutive year receiving both an APEX Award of Excellence in the One to Two Person Produced Newsletter category and a Grand Award in the Writing category for a feature article in the newsletter’s December 2018 edition titled Exploring the Heart of a Volcano: The Day We Met a Hawaiian Prince.
For the third consecutive year, LCA’s organizational branding was also honored, this year winning an Award of Excellence in the Campaigns, Programs & Plans category for the Putting Our Heart Into Everything We Do campaign.
LCA was awarded another 2019 Award of Excellence in the Writing — Speech and Script Writing category for a speech, The Neighborhood Looks to the Future, written and delivered by LCA President Kenneth Dotson for the May 2017 groundbreaking ceremony for The Lincoln Common, a mixed-use development on the former Children’s Memorial Hospital property in Lincoln Park.
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CHICAGO — Everyone loves to be in on a secret, and Open House Chicago provides a perfect opportunity to explore otherwise off-limit places around the city — including dozens in Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Downtown. More than 350 buildings will open their doors to the public for the Chicago Architecture Center’s annual event Saturday and […]
DOWNTOWN — Hundreds of thousands of kids won’t be in class Thursday as a Chicago Teachers Union strike looms — but local groups are planning to help parents. Chicago school buildings will remain open to children during their regular hours and kids will be able to get breakfast and lunch there, but after-school activities are […]
DOWNTOWN — Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to change the city’s zoning code to allow cell towers in city parks alarmed activists this week who said they were caught off guard and upset the community wasn’t consulted. The ordinance, submitted to the City Council Sept. 18, would add “parks and open space” to the list of […]
DOWNTOWN — Chicago parents should start preparing for a “short-term” teachers strike that will begin Thursday, union President Jesse Sharkey said. Flanked by members of the union’s bargaining team who at times gave emotional testimony about the needs in their schools, Sharkey said Tuesday evening that the little time remaining in bargaining and the significant […]
LOGAN SQUARE — Developers, public officials and benefactors on Tuesday afternoon celebrated a milestone in the transformation of Lathrop Homes from the largest public housing complex on the North Side into a mixed-income community. Under rainy skies, supporters gathered on the “great lawn” at 2808 N. Leavitt St. to congratulate each other on getting past […]
Join us for the 6th Annual Evening in the Garden
Please note new date
September 15th | 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Fire Station Park
You are invited to join us on Sunday evening, September 15th for the 6th Annual Evening in the Garden, a neighborhood reception-style event hosted each year by Lincoln Central Association with the assistance of neighborhood businesses who help support our initiatives.
The event will once again be held in LCA's award-winning Fire Station Park, recipient of Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards in both 2017 and 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
If you've never been to one of LCA's magical Fire Station Park events, watch the video below:
Additionally, the Evening in the Garden will feature prominent Chicago magician, the amazing Benjamin Barnes. Benjamin will stroll through the event performing close-up magic and unbelievable illusions.
J9 Wine Bar Hosts LCA Members
Lincoln Central Association member and sponsor J9 Wine Bar will host LCA members on Wednesday, May 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. at their 1961 N. Halsted Street location for a free wine tasting reception. Guests can expect wine pairings with hors d'oeuvres and tasting tips. Look for an RSVP email soon!
Thank you to those of you who support businesses who support LCA through membership. It has been gratifying to see the positive impact LCA has had on this member business and other member businesses.
Fire Station Park Wins 2nd Excellence in Gardening
The Fire Station Park, a project of the Lincoln Central Association, has won a 2018 Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award, a city-wide gardening competition created to acknowledge the many gardeners who help to make Chicago a beautiful, sustainable and welcoming place to live and work. Fire Station Park Also won in 2017
Sally Drucker, LCA Parks Chair and Board Member, and LCA Vice President Kathy Jordan received the award on behalf of Lincoln Central at the awards ceremony in the Chicago Cultural Center.
LCA President Kenneth Dotson said, "Congratulations to Sally, in particular, whose vision and leadership of the park has brought this wonderful achievement to LCA."
The competition featured gardens from 26 Chicago Wards, including homes, schools, churches, universities, associations, businesses and demonstration gardens. Categories included community gardens, school gardens, residential gardens (vegetable, ornamental, specialty) and other gardens. Fire Station Park was entered in the "other" category, since it includes both vegetable and ornamental plants indigenous to Illinois.
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