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Meetings and Events in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Chicago Neighborhood

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.
See the new hydepark.org first. Return to Record via the Hyde Park Record button.
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)

Make Music Chicago June 21 in Hyde Park- schedule here

The HPKCC Board of Directors meets in Polsky Center, 1462 E. 53rd St. 2nd fl. east (Jackson Park Room). Monthly 1st Thursday, 7 pm. July 2019 meeting skipped. Questions? president@hydepark.org.

HPKCC Schools Committee meets, Thursday, 5:30 pm in Kenwood Academy Media Center. Contact schools@hydepark.org. ?? June 27.

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


Next SSA 61 Commissioners meeting- 4th Tuesdays. 11 am, Polsky 2nd fl Jackson Park Room, 1452 E. 53rd St. http://downtownhydeparkchicago.com. JUNE 25 11 am at Polsky.

Chamber Check In meet and greets 1st Thursdays 5-7:30 at varying locations. Visit http://chicagohydeparkchamber.org. July 2019 skipped- come to 4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic- assembly 10:30 am in lot behind Hyde Park Bank.

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 THIS IS OUT OF DATE- BEATS ARE NOW MOVING TO EVERY OTHER MONTH- NEXT SECTOR$FOR HP AT the Wentworth 002 Station- Beats are now or will be at Washington Park feildhouse- 3rd Weds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. June 25, Tuesday 6 pm
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 May 27?, 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. Ribbon Cutting June 6 at 12:30 pm.

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 May 22.

June 21- Make Music Chicago. In several venues, different times. Including locally Jackson Park fieldhouse, Nichols Park, Midway Skating Rink, Blackstone LIbrary, International House, UChicago Medicine D-Cam 7th fl lobby.. Schedule in www.makemusicchicago.org.

Make Music Chicago June 21, 2019 in HYDE PARK & NEARBY

People of all ages, backgrounds, and expertise will join others in at least 800 cities in 120 countries, sharing their love of musics of a variety of genres—as part of a world-wide celebration begun in Paris in 1982 to fill the longest day of the year with MUSIC. See Makemusicchicago.org/schedule for happenings all over the city.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 1414 East 59th Street

11:00 am Jia Senghe shakuhachi (Japanese flute)

11:45 Jovan Mihailovic violin (Balkan, gypsy, classical)

12:30 Austin Thomas sitar & Akash Dixit tabla (music of India)

1:30 Nitsana Lazerus puppets and music

2:15 Tringos acoustic guitar (various)


12:30pm Cecy Santana & Gabriel Dartcu Duo Latin jazz

1:30 Students from Music in Urban Schools Inspiring Change classical

2:30 Christine Burdick folk & classical music for the flute

3:30 The Bryant Family contemporary, jazz, & classical

UChicago Hospital SKY LOBBY 5841 S. Maryland, 7th floor

noon–2pm Carlo Basile guitar & Bob Garrett percussion

The MIDWAY 1130 Midway Plaisance North

noon–4pm Basic Digital Production class for youth instructor: Rob Smooth

NICHOLS PARK 1355 East 53rd 3pm Nitsana Lazerus puppets and music

JACKSON PARK 6401 S Stony Island if raining, inside Fieldhouse; otherwise in courtyard

Noon­–1pm Music in the Schools Inspiring Change student orchestra

1:15–2:15pm Gymnasts 158 100 Chinese students performing to music

4:30–5:30pm Hyde Park School of Dance

5:30–6:30pm Lyric Opera Chorus modern theatre and classic opera favorites

6:30–7:30pm South Shore Opera Company Soloists opera classics, musical theatre, Black heritage

June 23, Sunday, 9 am. Burnham Nature Sanctuary Solstice Walk. Frdom lot north of 47th/Cornell.

Blackstone Branch Library is hosting several programs throughout the year including authors and music. 4904 S. Lake Park.

Summer Music returns to Blackstone Branch. We are have three great music programs in June:

June 5 passed.

Event: Make Music Chicago!

Date and Time: Friday, June 21 from 10:00 to 4:30

About this event: “Make Music Chicago” is a celebration of music on the summer solstice that is performed by musicians of all kinds all over Chicago. This year Blackstone will host performers of all ages and styles. The exact schedule of performers will be posted next week.

Event: A Tribute to “Mr. Excitement”, Jackie Wilson

Date and Time: Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m.

About this Event: One of the most dynamic singers in pop, R&B and roll & roll, Jackie Wilson was a prominent figure in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. The Afrikan Connection presents a multimedia program including a film of his career and a discussion of his life. For all ages.

June 29, Saturday, 8-5. 5K Run (early) and Food Truck and Mental Health/Antiviolence Awareness Fair. LIn Jackson Park and the Midway. www.woodlawn5kdash.com.

June 29, Saturday, 1-3. Southside Neighbors 4 Hope holds a discussion with Ghian Freeman, new director of Emerald South Collective for Economic Development. Jackson Park Fieldhouse, June 29, Saturday, 1-3 pm. This second conversation will provide an opportunity for community residents to talk about the steps needed to ensure that the neighborhoods around the OPC will benefit from its construction and operation in Jackson Park. Foreman, who grew up in the Hyde Park – Kenwood area, has been a long-time community leader, investor and developer on the south side.

July 4, Thursday, assemble 10:30, 11 am parade down Lake Park, 55th, HP Blvd., 53rd to Nichols Park. Then sing a long, games, performances etc. til 2. Assemble behind Hyde Park Bank Bldg.


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) is delighted to announce a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the 2019 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program. Since 1999, the program has offered funds to neighborhood schools, religious congregations, community organizations, park advisory councils, and block groups to support neighborhood beautification projects. Visit http://www.secc-chicago.org for links to apply.

"By working together, we can build community from within the community.
The power of partnerships can help the neighborhood thrive and
create safe places and spaces for everyone to enjoy."
Diane Burnham, Executive Director for SECC

The SECC and our partners are excited to resume making grants for 2019 that assist eligible organizations with neighborhood beautification projects in the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park, and Woodlawn communities. Grant submissions are reviewed and considered based on the strength of the proposal and the breadth of potential community impact. The grant award amount is based upon the proposed project, with a maximum grant of $4,000 per organization.

For 2019, in partnership with Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC), the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Elevated Chicago, two additional special projects will be selected that are located within a ½ mile of the Greenline CTA stations at 51ST Street, Garfield or Cottage Grove.

Our 2019 program is made possible through generous support from the Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Smith Fund, the MacArthur Foundation, The Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC)/ Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), Hyde Park Bank, a Wintrust Company, Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) Garden Committee and individuals donors.