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HP Jazz Festival Benefit Concert
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - As a preview to the upcoming Hyde Park Jazz Festival this September, the public is invited to enjoy a reception and open bar (wine & beer) in the Logan Center’s beautiful Performance Penthouse & great jazz in the state-of-the-art Performance Hall. The improvisational jazz genius, Etienne Charles, will dazzle you with a special performance. Reception begins at 6:00 pm.


The 25th Annual L.A.T.E. Ride
Jun 2013 | SECC Staff

Event: Friends of the Parks’ L.A.T.E. Ride is a 25 mile, fun-filled tour of Chicago offering a unique nocturnal experience. The LATE Ride starts at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 30 at the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park (Columbus and Congress Avenues). From there, the course follows a route that winds through a dozen of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods including Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Lincoln Square, culminating in a sunrise trek down the Lakefront Trail.


51st Street Quarterly Luncheon 06-18-2013
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: “LET’S TALK” BUSINESS QUARTERLY LUNCHEON Provident Hospital – 500 East 51st Street Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Participate in the discussions about the 51st Street Business Revitalization.


DuSomething Green for Arts and Crafts Festival 2013
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: DuSomething Green! is theme for the DuSable Museum's 39TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL. The Festival is a showcase for local artists, an exhibition of fine art and unique and hand-crafted work which features artists working in traditional, ethnic and experimental fine arts and crafts that relate to African-American themes, identity, history and culture. The public is invited to attend Saturday and Sunday, July 13 & 14, 2013.


Business Workshops for June 2013
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located at 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall Room 805, Chicago, IL 60602.


Flying Squirrel Playlot Will Receive New Playground
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Flying Squirrel Playlot Park, 6600 S. Woodlawn Ave, is ready for new improvements and upgrades! The park has been approved for new playground equipment. The goal is to bring the best possible playground experience to the children from the available options of equipment sets. Additional improvements to address seating and fencing are still being discussed.


Harper Theater Features Oscar Brown Film Tribute
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: On Sunday, June 16, the New Harper Theater will host a special film screening tribute to a unique jazz artist and political activist, Oscar Brown Jr. As a Father’s Day Celebration, the Coalition for Equitable Community Development (CECD) and renowned songstress Maggie Brown present the film “Music is My Life; Politics My Mistress: The Oscar Brown, Jr. Story.”


57th Street Art Fair June 1 and 2
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: If you love art, culture, community, and kicking off your summer with flair, you’ll find it all at the 57th Street Art Fair June 1 & 2 in Chicago’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood. The Art Fair is FREE and open to the public. 57th Street Art Fair takes place on 57th Street, Between Kenwood and Kimbark Avenues.


Proposed Tax Payments for new SSA
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission released a database of properties that will participate in the proposed SSA contributions. Tax payments are outlined by property PIN# and are available for download. The goal of a Special Service Area designation in Hyde Park is to create and maintain a vibrant, pedestrian friendly business district that reflects the culture and history of Hyde Park while serving local residents and visitors.


63rd Street Community Meeting
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: The community meeting for the 63rd Street Corridor Transit Oriented Development Study, will be held on Thursday, May 23rd from 6-8pm at the Apostolic Church of God (6320 South Dorchester Ave.). You are invited to interact directly with city officials and the design team by offering your own thoughts on the future of the 63rd Street Corridor.