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"

Return to hydepark.org homepage. About Us. HPKCC details.

Meetings and Events in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Chicago Neighborhood

Transit Task Force explor mtg on #6 service Nov. 13.

General meetings and events- see the run below.

Park Councils schedule . PARKS PACS AND EVENTS
(is updated)

HPKCC EVENTS (Find us on social media platforms or email hpkcc.chi@gmail.com.)

HPKCC Annual meeting for 2019 for 2019 was held Sept. 22. Next in Sept. 2020. We have a suite of added new board members, and October 3 elected officers and added a director to fill a vacated term. An Additional director was added November 7 for a vacant term.

The HPKCC Board of Directors meets in Polsky Center, 1462 E. 53rd St. 2nd fl. east (Jackson Park Room). Monthly 1st Thursday, 7 pm. February 6 2020. president@hydepark.org.

Legislative Candidates Forum February 29 Kenwood Academy 10 am. HPKCC + Coalition for Equitable Community Development.

Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee -Look for the main Garden Fair in May 2020, Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard, 55th and Lake Park Ave. http://www.hydeparkgardenfair.org.

WE WILL NEED YOUR BOOKS IN 2020. Hyde Park Used Book Sale. Run by HPKCC since 2007. Booksale Page. Collection starts at tbd 3rd week of August 2020. The Hyde Park Bank has agreed to be our drop off point again next year.

An intial meeting of the Transit Task Force on customer complaints about No. 6 CTA service was held November 13. Stay tuned for the next. Questions, submissions of experiences- transit@hydepark.org. Visit Transit Task Force page. Chairs Roger Huff and Gary Ossewaarde.

HPKCC's highly active Schools Committee meets 4th Thursday, Contact schools@hydepark.org or interim new chair Donna Peace. But in January follows the Principal's Coffee private event January 29.
Schools committee/program page.



Alderman King (4th) is seeking persons to serve on one of 6 community area advisory councils. If interested, go to https://airtable.com/shrrBJnQHZ8WwO8ld.

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

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 January 28. Generally 11 am but occasionally 7 pm to meet public availability requirements. JANUARY 28 2020 11AM POLSKY.

Chamber Check In meet and greets 1st Thursdays 5:30-7:30 at varying locations. Visit http://chicagohydeparkchamber.org. February 6 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.

City Clerk Office Mobile City Hall- lots of departments provide services directly at these.
Next nearest:

5th Ward (usually 4th Tues.), 6 pm- 4th Tuesday. January 28 meeting at - call 773 324-5555.

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.

Blackstone Library special programs.

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 December 11 10:30-3 CRAFT FAIR (lunch at noon).

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

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

January 27, Monday, 4-7 pm. 4th Ward Alderman ‘On the Block’ at A'Vents by August (5231 S Harper Ct.). From 4-7 P.M., you may meet with the alderman and staff to discuss any issues or concerns you may have. Although walk-ins are welcome, we strongly urge anyone interested in coming to call our office ahead of time and schedule a time slot. This will assure you can be seen and will reduce wait time. 773-536-8103.

January 28, Tuesday, 11 am. SSA 61 Tax Commission in Polsky 2nd fl JP room, 1452 E. 53rd St.

January 28, Tuesday, 6 pm. 5th Ward monthly meeting. 773 324-5555.

February 1, Saturday, 11 am. Service for life-long Hyde Park resident and activist Barbara O'Connor. St. Thomas Apostle Church.

February 1, Saturday, 2 pm. Hyde Park Historical Society program. Celebration of U of C Folk Festival 60 years. 5529 S. Lake Park Ave.

February 13, Thursday, at 6 p.m., Public meeting on advocacy for the pilot proposal of the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric at St. John MBC, 211 E. 115th St. The Coalition will be inviting elected officials to commit to the pilot. HPKCC is among many, many who have signed on in support of this pilot service improvement. Flyer.

Save the date February 20, Thursday, 6:30 facilities tours/stations, 7 pm. plenary and breakouts. Community Town Hall meeting by United Church of Hyde Park about the future and uses of its historic facility. Various stakeholder and expert groups will participate. At the church.

February 29, Saturday, 10 am. Legislative candidate forum by Coalition for Equitable Community Development and Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone.

Hyde Park Historical Society holds open houses for it Nancy Hays Photographs Exhibition at its building, 5529 S. Lake Park, 2-4 pm - watch for announcements of more starting last 2 Sats and Suns in February 2-4 pm.



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.