Hyde Park Record: Hyde Park-Kenwood Chicago Neighborhood and Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference's
neighborhood and background website
Presented by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference - "since 1949"

Meetings and Events in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Chicago Neighborhood

Annual meeting coming up.
This page is presented as a service by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. hpkcc@aol.com
We have a new and reorganized site for HPKCC-visit it by clicking HOME (here and on many internal pages in this site); from the outside type http://www.hydepark.org. Note, it has a calendar of HPKCC or HPKCC-encouraged meetings and events.
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To continue in Hyde Park Record (this previous Conference site, Hyde Park Record, mostly about our neighborhood and its hot topics from HPKCC perspective plus lots of recommended outside links including Jackson Park), go to Hyde Park Record's homepage at http://www.hydeparkrecord.org (also address the address to type in from the outside). All links from there go to hydepark.org/extension addresses as in the past.)
About 2019 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants.

Mtgs and events- see the run below. Find us on social media platforms or email hpkcc.chi@gmail.com.

To MANY MORE AND FULL CALENDARS- Directory of Calendars and Directories. Specific: (TO BE UPDATED SOON)
(is updated)


The HPKCC Board of Directors meets in Polsky Center, 1462 E. 53rd St. 2nd fl. east (Jackson Park Room). Monthly 1st Thursday, 7 pm. October 3. Questions? president@hydepark.org.

HPKCC ANNUAL MEETING and 70TH ANNIVERSARY GALA. SEPTEMBER 22, SUNDAY, 3-5 PM in HYATT PLACE HYDE PARK, 5225 S. HARPER AVE.. All welcome. Non-members can join (modest dues, no charge for the event) at the meeting and vote for board members. Brief business includes report on state of the Conference and community. Welcome back and honor our former leaders and members.

Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee - FALL MUM AND BULB SALE- September 21, 9 am-4 pm. Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard, 55th and Lake Park Ave. http://www.hydeparkgardenfair.org.

WE NEED YOUR BOOKS. Hyde Park Used Book Sale. Run by HPKCC since 2007. Booksale Page. Booksale questions and contact- booksale@hydepark.org. Volunteering questions- Jane Comiskey, 773-324-0750.
BOOK COLLECTION 2019 HAS BEGUN and runs through Oct. 6 in Hyde Park Bank entrance lobby left (by the single elevator) -- look for the bins. Books can be left there at any time, and cars can stand briefly in front of the bank building while books are brought in. Please be thoughtful of bank and building customers. We thank Hyde Park Bank, a branch of Beverly Bank, a Wintrust Community Bank for use of the sorting space. We thank Whole Foods for donating storage banana boxes.
THE SALE IS ON OCTOBER 12 and 13 9-6 and on (bag and box day) October 14 9-2 in Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard 55th and Lake Park.

HPKCC Schools Committee meets 4th Thursday, 5:30 pm in Kenwood Academy Media Center. Contact schools@hydepark.org. Resumes in September.


OTHER EVENTS, MEETINGS, SCHEDULES (see calendar run below)

HPKCAC- The Community Action Council for our area's schools meets 4th Wednesdays 6 pm. Usually Dyett School.

CAPS for most of Hyde Park meets 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 in Washington Park Fieldhouse, 5531 S. King Dr.

Next SSA 61 Commissioners meeting- generally 4th Tuesdays. 11 am (some meetings in the evening), Polsky 2nd fl Jackson Park Room, 1452 E. 53rd St. http://downtownhydeparkchicago.com. Next September 24, 11 am. .

Chamber Check In meet and greets 1st Thursdays 5-7:30 at varying locations. Visit http://chicagohydeparkchamber.org. October 3 at tba.

To calendar run

We support your participation in the many programs of Blackstone Library and FrienLPds of Blackstone Library (and http://www.chipublib.org) and its Friends.
DONATE/JOIN- hydepark.org click into Friends of Blackstone.

PARK PACS schedule- CHANGES: Midway (MPAC) for February- Feb, 20.

Police- NEW CAPS MEETING SCHEDULE- click here. THIS IS OUT OF DATE- BEATS ARE NOW MOVING TO EVERY OTHER MONTH- NEXT SECTOR$FOR HP AT the Wentworth 002 Station- Beats are now or will be at Washington Park feildhouse- 3rd Weds at 6:30?

Special Service District 61 Commission meets 3RD WEDNESDAYS at Polsky, 1452 E. 53rd St. Meetings are open to the public. 2 meetings a quarter are at 11 am and the third at 7 pm.

Ward meetings- moving around. 4th Ward Al dermanic- Generally 3rd (sometimes 4th) Monday, 5-8 pm- places vary- 773 535-8103 .
Constituent night gen. 5-8 PM evening 1st Mondays-
4th Ward-
Alderman On the Block- Encourage calling ward office to schedule a time- 773 536-8301.

5th Ward (usually 4th Tues.), 6 pm- 4th Tuesday. September 24 at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.

5TH WARD CONSTITUENT NIGHT TUESDAYS, 3-7 except 2nd Tuesdays in months with Ward Meetings.

State Rep. Curtis Tarver holds working families office hours (monthly?). The next is July 22?, Monday, until 7:30 pm. District Service Office, 1303 E. 53rd St.

53rd St. Farmers Market and Artisan Goods June 6-end of October, 7 am-1 pm.

Blackstone Library special programs.
Tuesdays Sept 3-24, October 1 and 8 "Memories to Memoirs" writing program. Register at 312-747=0511.

White City Tours- Jackson Park Saturdays 11 am (east of Darrow Bridge).

Calendar run (selected- see our topic calendars for full).
Find us on social media platforms or email hpkcc.chi@gmail.com.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:30-2. The next Hyde Park Village Drop In: example: exercise or games, lunch, 1 pm a topical program. Augustana Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. Lunch $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Next September 25.


September 15, Sunday, 11 am-2 pm. 57th St. Children's Book Fair. By Kimbark Ave.

September 15, Sunday, 4-6 pm. Chicago Hyde Park Village Annual Gala. Featuring photography of David Travis. Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Village. Register/buy ticket with the Village.

September 21, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Annual Hyde Park Garden Fair Fall Bulb and Mum Sale. Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard.

September 21, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Hyde Park Historical Society presents Hyde Park's Independent Booksellers with Jeff Deutsch and Jack Cella (present and former directors of Seminary Co-op Bookstore), Brad Jonas (Powell’s Books), Mary Rowles (bookseller) and (invited- others). AT 57TH ST. WINES 1400 block of E. 57th St.

September 22, Sunday, 2-4 pm. Hyde Park Kenwood Stories, by Hyde Park Historical Society and Montgomery Place. Theme: University Church 125 anniversary. 5550 S. South Shore Drive.

September 22, Sunday, 3-5 pm. Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Annual Meeting and election and 70th Anniversary Gala. CHANGED LOCATION- HYATT PLACE HYDE PARK, 5225 S. HARPER AVE.

September 24, Tuesday, 11 am. SSA 61 Tax Commission meets at Polsky Center, 1562 E. 53rd St. 2nd Floor far east room.

Meeting on Michael Reese plan possibly October 2.

Expect a meetng on Enterprise Car Rental (& car wash?) proposal to move into Vue 53.

October 5, Saturday,, 12-4 pm. 4th Ward Annual Senior Ball at Lake Shore Hotel, 4900 S. South Shore Drive.

October 17, Thursday, 6 pm. Information and discussion meeting on Harper Court Phase II. Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blacksotne.


Park Councils- Visit the Park Councils meetings calendar- next- see schedule.
Go to Washington Park Page for it's events-council 3rd Wednesdays.
Elm Park- Timika Hoffman-Zoller or Piotr Gornicki. Timika pres.
Jackson. Kenwood. Cornell- 4th Mons Feb. 23. Harold Washington 1st Mons March 2 7 pm at Del Prado 2nd fl.

CAPS. See mtgs. calendar by date or standing. Currently in Washinton Park fieldhouse, 5531 S. King Dr. In spring will have a regular location.

Schools- see in LSC page. Committee meets 4th Tuesdays- Contact hpkcc@aol.com for location.
HPKCAC Community Action Council 4th Wednesdays, usually at Dyett.

Chamber of Commerce: 1st Thursdays 5:30 pm networking events feature a particular business street-

SSA 61 Special Tax District Commissioners meetings- visit www.downtownhydeparkchicago.com.

4th on 53rd July 4, followed by Sunday concert series.

The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) provides annual Neighborhood Enhancement Grants. Watch in late spring 2020.