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Black Chicago 2016 summer events

June 16 (Thu): Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room (1506 E. 53rd Street)

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June 25 (Sat): Sassy Thrifter’s “Fleek Market” @ 3232 S. King Drive

June 26 (Sun): Chicago Pride Parade @ Montrose Avenue and Broadway

June 30 (Thu): Damon Williams Comedy @ The Quarry (2423 E. 75th Street)

July 1-4 (Fri-Mon): African/Caribbean International Festival of Life @ Union Park (1501 W. Randolph)

July 2-3 (Sat, Sun): Chosen Few Picnic Weekend @ Jackson Park (63rd & Hayes Drive)

July 7 (Thu): Free Women of Color Fest @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue)

July 8-9 (Fri, Sat): Soul Yoga Fest @ Fuller Park Field House (331 W. 45th St)

July 9 (Sat): Chicago SummerDance presents Steppin’ with Herb Kent @ Douglas Park (1401 S. Sacramento Dr.)

July 16-17 (Sat, Sun): Natural Hair Fest @ Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention (520 S. Michigan Ave.)

July 16 (Sat): Taste of WVON featuring Morris Day & The Time @ Lorraine Dixon Park (87th and Ingleside)

July 29 (Fri): Summer of Peace Block Party @ Renaissance Park (1230 W. 79th Street)

July 30 (Sat): Chicago SummerDance presents Steppin’ @ Austin Town Hall Park (5610 W. Lake St.)

Aug 5 (Fri): Beyonce vs Rihanna Tribute Party @ Subterranean (2011 W. North Ave)

Aug 5-Sep 1 (Fri-Thu) Black Harvest Film Festival @ Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State Street)

Aug 13 (Sat): Reggae Fest Chicago @ Addams / Medill Park (1301 W. 14th St)

Aug 18-21 (Thu-Sun): Taylor Street Festa Italiana @ Taylor Street and Ashland

Aug 20 (Sat): Windy City Carnival @ Midway Plaisance (59th and Woodlawn)

Aug 26-28 (Fri-Sun): Taste of Greektown @ 400 S. Halsted

    Black Chicago 2016 Summer Events (June-Sept)
    Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. Here's my list for Summer 2016 hot happenings which showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups and get ready for more amazing adventures in SummerTimeChi!
    http://www.chicagonow.com

  • There are many white ethnic events: irish, polish, Greek, Lithuanian, etc. The list is long! Some people identify strongly with an ethnicity, but there are also many of us who are "mutts" and thus don't. I think the cultural events are wonderful ways to preserve traditions and create new ones. Music, food, dance ,crafts etc allows everyone to get a perspective on an ethnic or racial culture. None of these events exclude other people!

  • The SpinDr FGFM Eradication Team - Could our Work be Done?

    Hammond/Whiting is having their annual Pierogi Fest in late July... Nobody considers it a 'white' function. Ethnic means specific country or region. I think we all know what race means.

    I didn't say whites were excluded from attending other racial and cultural events, I said they are excluded from having any white this or white that functions.

    http://www.pierogifest.net/

5 hours ago

Downtown Hyde Park Studio for Sublease August 1!

Studio apartment in downtown Hyde Park with upgraded kitchen appliances, two large closets (to fit a dresser in each), spacious and airy space. August to end of February with opportunity to renew lease. Heat and water is included, electric is separate.

Close to University of Chicago, CTA/Metra, Hyde Park Produce, Treasure Island, Whole Foods; steps from 53rd street shops, restaurants, bars. Easy parking. Safe and clean building, great building management, laundry in building, access to fitness facility in neighboring building....

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Studio apartment in downtown Hyde Park with upgraded kitchen appliances, two large closets (to fit a dresser in each), spacious and airy space. August to end of February with opportunity to renew lease. Heat and water is included, electric is separate.

Close to University of Chicago, CTA/Metra, Hyde Park Produce, Treasure Island, Whole Foods; steps from 53rd street shops, restaurants, bars. Easy parking. Safe and clean building, great building management, laundry in building, access to fitness facility in neighboring building.

Furniture is available to have or to buy cheaply, please inquire! Ask for photos to get an idea of how to place furniture or if you'd like some of what's available.

After we meet you'd have to apply with the management company. There are no application or administration fees.

Please email me with questions on my personal opinions on parking, things to do, etc.! I hope to speak with you soon.

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Whole Foods Hyde Park’s Opening Weekend

The long-awaited Whole Foods Market opened at the City Hyde Park building at 5118 South Lake Park Avenue in Hyde Park late last week, and word on the street is that the place...

    Whole Foods Hyde Park's Opening Weekend
    The long-awaited Whole Foods Market opened at the City Hyde Park building at 5118 South Lake Park Avenue in Hyde Park late last week, and word on the street is that the place was jumping through the weekend. City Hyde Park, you'll recall, is Jeanne Gang's new mixed-use opus that has been wildly received by the neighborhood.
    http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

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House Music 2nd Annual Club Crawl Tour 9 Clubs

(1001 E. 43rd St.) 4.The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) 5.France’s Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th St.) 6.Red Pepper Lounge (428 E. 87th St.) 7.Lemelle’s (1801 W. 87th St.) 8.Family Den

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1.Reggie’s Rooftop (2105 S. State St.) 2.L26 (South Loop Hotel-2600 S. State St.) 3.Norman’s Bistro

(1001 E. 43rd St.) 4.The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) 5.France’s Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th St.) 6.Red Pepper Lounge (428 E. 87th St.) 7.Lemelle’s (1801 W. 87th St.) 8.Family Den

(1001 E. 43rd St.) 4.The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) 5.France’s Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th St.) 6.Red Pepper Lounge (428 E. 87th St.) 7.Lemelle’s (1801 W. 87th St.) 8.Family Den

(1001 E. 43rd St.) 4.The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) 5.France’s Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th St.) 6.Red Pepper Lounge (428 E. 87th St.) 7.Lemelle’s (1801 W. 87th St.) 8.Family Den

(8942 S. Stony Island) 9.V75 Lounge (125 W. 75th St.)

    House Music 2nd Annual Club Crawl Tour 9 Clubs
    by Kai EL ' Zabar Chicago celebrates the music that emerged from its spirit and energy this summer kicking off on Wednesday June 29 with the House Club Tour, LLC, founded by House music industry veterans Dana Divine and Ronda Flowers, will kick-off the 2016 July 4th holiday and house music season with Chicago's 2 Nd Annual Chicago House Club Tour Pub Crawl.
    http://chicagodefender.com

May 17

Updated 18 hours ago

VOTE Jackson Bark for "BEST DOG PARK"

Please cast your vote before June 9th.
http://www.chicagoreader.com/vote/sports

...and while you're at it, also write a review
http://www.jacksonbark.com/ruffviews.html

Many thanks, wags and woofs in advance.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION AND BUILD OUT OF +/- 11,300 SF STUDY AND COLLABORATION SPACE ON A-LEVEL. MINOR MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND FIRE PROTECTION ALL AS PER PLANS. NO PLUMBING OR REFRIGERATION.1100 E 57th

    1100 E. 57th St. Issued June 21, 2016 Comment

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Whole Foods opens on 51st and Lake Park

Whole Foods opens on 51st and Lake Park

At the opening ceremony, Ald. Sophia King (4th) applauded Whole Foods, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave., for employing more than 90 local team members and showcasing 12 South Side vendors. King...

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“There are already stores in Chicago and I wanted to move south,” Schwartz said. “The previous one to open was at Roosevelt Road and Canal Street and the next obvious location was here. [Hyde Park] is tied to the university but also has a very well-established community on its own.”

    Whole Foods opens on 51st and Lake Park
    By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern The Whole Foods Market in Hyde Park held its opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22 and opened for business at 9 a.m. The first customer arrived at 4:45 a.m. By 9 a.m.
    http://hpherald.com

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Still think the Wallmart on 48th and Cottage gives the best mix of quality and good prices. Also the people that work there are very positive about working there.

    Whole Foods is too expensive - even more expensive than Treasure Island.

  • One more (low cost) Grocery Store as in low cost grocery store!!!

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  • Permit issued for signs

    HARPER COURT / E 53RD STREET: INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WAYFINDING GROUND SIGN FOR HARPER COURT. 9'-10" OAH X 33"W X 16" DEPTH.

    1522 E. 53rd St. Issued June 23, 2016 Comment

2 days ago

Parents Shocked After Bixler Playground Torn Down

Construction crews pulled out all of the playground equipment early Friday morning at Bixler, 5641 S. Kenwood Ave., just days before the park advisory council was to meet for the first time on renovating the playground.

    Parents Shocked After Bixler Playground Torn Down
    HYDE PARK - Parents who live near Bixler Playlot Park woke up Friday morning to find the playground equipment completely gone. Construction crews pulled out all of the playground equipment early Friday morning at Bixler, 5641 S. Kenwood Ave., just days before the park advisory council was to meet for the first time on renovating the playground.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 days ago

CPS addresses lead testing at community meeting

The local schools that were tested include Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., on May 4; Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., on May 24; Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., on June 8 and Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St., on June 11.

The local schools that were tested include Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., on May 4; Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., on May 24; Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., on June 8 and Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St., on June 11.

The local schools that were tested include Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., on May 4; Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., on May 24; Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., on June 8 and Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St., on June 11.

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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) gave updates on the lead testing at public schools during a community meeting Thursday, June 23 at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

The local schools that were tested include Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., on May 4; Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., on May 24; Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., on June 8 and Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St., on June 11.

    CPS addresses lead testing at community meeting
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) gave updates on the lead testing at public schools during a community meeting Thursday, June 23 at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. CPS CEO, Forrest Claypool, and other city officials presented the report to about 10 community members who attended the meeting.
    http://hpherald.com

2 days ago

No Bail For Gang Member Charged With Shooting Toddler In Woodlawn

Police found Wynn’s abandoned Nissan eight minutes after the shooting in the 5400 block of South Ellis, Scaduto said.

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But Desean Wynn still fired 10 quick shots toward the family’s car, as well as a vehicle that was double parked in the 6100 block of South Kimbark, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said Friday.

    No Bail For Gang Member Charged With Shooting Toddler In Woodlawn
    Desmond Bell, the father of a 3-year-old boy who was shot and left paralyzed from the chest down, was not the intended target of the Father's Day drive-by in Woodlawn last weekend. But Desean Wynn still fired 10 quick shots toward the family's car, prosecutors said Friday.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

Man charged with shooting 3-year-old held without bond

Police found Wynn’s abandoned Nissan eight minutes after the shooting in the 5400 block of South Ellis, Scaduto said.

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But Desean Wynn still fired 10 quick shots toward the family’s car as well as a vehicle that was double parked in the 6100 block of South Kimbark, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said Friday.

    Man charged with shooting 3-year-old held without bond
    Desmond Bell, the dad of a 3-year-old boy who was shot and left paralyzed from the chest down, was not the intended the target in the Father's Day drive-by in Woodlawn last weekend.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

3 days ago

Jojayden Shoes opens on 53rd Street today

...53rd Street. On Friday, June 24, Jojayden Shoes will have a soft launch opening at 1457 E. 53rd Street from 5-9 p.m. with drinks and appetizers. The store, owned by Schaumburg resident...

...Eric Williams, the owner of The Silver Room at 1506 E. 53rd Street, is my good friend, and I used to sell Jojayden shoes in his Wicker Park...

    Jojayden Shoes opens on 53rd Street today
    A new shoe store is coming to 53rd Street. On Friday, June 24, Jojayden Shoes will have a soft launch opening at 1457 E. 53rd Street from 5-9 p.m. with drinks and appetizers.
    http://fiftythird.uchicago.edu

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    5 INCH DEEP REVERSE CHANNEL LETTERS MOUNTED TO A 2 INCH DEEP PAN. COPY TO READ: NANCY KRAUSE. PAN SIZE: 26"H X 14'-9"W. VERTICAL LETTER HEIGHT: 12 INCHES.

    5229 S. Harper Ct. Issued June 22, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    Self Certification: Initial, 1,472 SF retail F Mercantile build-out in a vacant space on the first floor of a new 15-story, Type I-A multi-use, college dormitory building, per plans. 1109 East 55th

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    TUCKPOINTING - NO STRUCTURAL WORK - 1400 SQFT

    5755 S. Dorchester Ave. Issued June 22, 2016 Comment

3 days ago

Hashtag Lunchbag seeks Hyde Park volunteers to help feed the homeless

Hyde Park residents are invited to the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Saturday, June 25, to help distribute lunch bags to homeless Chicagoans.

    Hashtag Lunchbag seeks Hyde Park volunteers to help feed the homeless
    By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Hyde Park residents are invited to the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Saturday, June 25, to help distribute lunch bags to homeless Chicagoans. Hashtag Lunchbag, a non-profit organization that sponsors food drives across the country, will be hosting the event.
    http://hpherald.com

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Whole Foods Opening Day in Hyde Park Brings Lines, 40 Minute Wait To Get In

The store at 5118 S. Lake Park Ave. opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday and was offering gift cards ranging from $5 to $50 for the first 500 customers, but visitors were still willing to line up around the block even when they didn’t expect to catch the promo.

Jackson missed the big rush earlier in the morning when lines stretched from the entrance on Lake Park Avenue around East Hyde Park Boulevard and down Harper Avenue to 52nd Street.

    Whole Foods Opening Day in Hyde Park Brings Lines, 40 Minute Wait To Get In
    HYDE PARK - It's safe to check out the new Whole Foods again: the 40-minute wait just to get inside the store had dropped to 10 minutes by 10:30 a.m. on opening day Wednesday. The store at 5118 S. Lake Park Ave. opened at 8 a.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • A great start. One more (low cost) grocery store and Hyde Park will be closer to what long time residents were used to.

    Finally, another Grocery store in Hyde Park!!!!

4 days ago

Hyde Park Soccer Camp (Day Camp)

Hyde Park's premiere youth soccer league, the South Side Fire Football Club, is running a soccer camp from June 27th through June 30th! Meets in Jackson Park. Ages 6 - 14 years, all skill levels welcome.

For more information and to register, see:
http://www.southsidefire.net/page/show/1122179-summer-camp

Questions? Contact Coach Marlon at marlon@southsidefire.net.

    Summer Camp
    http://www.southsidefire.net

4 days ago

Lewis College of Human Sciences’ Frank Lane and Armour College of Engineering’s Philip Troyk Featured Speakers at Univerity of Chicago Symposium

The symposium is free and open to the public and will be hosted at the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences, 929 E. 57th Street from 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m.  If you would like to attend, RSVP with cehlenbach@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu.

    Lewis College of Human Sciences' Frank Lane and Armour College of Engineering's Philip Troyk Featured Speakers at Univerity of Chicago Symposium
    Frank Lane, associate professor of psychology in Lewis College of Human Sciences, and Philip Troyk, professor of biomedical engineering in Armour College of Engineering, will be featured speakers at University of Chicago's Kluver Symposium: The Future of Brain/Machine Interfaces on Friday, June 24.
    https://iit.edu

4 days ago

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