Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ad for cumin restaurant, $1 off

hosting this ad here. mention pipeline for $1 off lunch buffet!

sneak peek at just a few amazing raffle items for Saturday's event!

pictured above is a collage by artist Dimitri Pavlotsky, just one of 20 amazing raffle prizes available at this saturday's FUNdraiser. raffle drawing at 10:30PM sharp. free beer for pipeline readers and supporters from 6:30PM. first raffle ticket $5, all other tickets $1, raffle proceeds help us to pay for email software, paper, steno pads, Net access, and a million other thing we are struggling to afford. Click here for more details about Saturday night! ALL Milwaukee Arts Fest goers welcome to pop by Congress before and after the fest!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

two great events this Saturday night- go to both if you can!

Congress Pipeline Community Party Kicks off at 6:30- just $5, eat some falafel, pizza, crepes, nan, cookies, curries, washed down with free beer, and grab a few or maybe even a box of Pipeline booklets before venturing off to Holstein park for Shrek, Forever After.

Then, after Shrek, ditch the toddlers and come back to the congress for burlesque, magic show, and a 10:30PM Raffle of Eclectic Curiosity drawing!!

details on Shrek, below:

Shrek: Forever After

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dusk (approx. 8:00pm)

Free (Bring a few bucks - beverages and treats sold to support Holstein Park)

Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Sponsored by Bucktown Arts Fest, Friends of Holstein Park, Charter One and Chicago Park District

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Details on Bizarre Bazaar, sponsored by the Congress Theater, the Pipeline, and the many awesome sponsors contributing prizes and moral support, HERE.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sidewalk Sale is this Weekend

Are you headed to Wicker Park Fest this weekend?

Be sure to check out the many street-side sales which will be included in a neighborhood-wide Summer Sidewalk Sale, organized by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce.

With over 40 participating vendors-44 to be exact!-this two-day sale, from 11AM-6PM both days, is gearing up to be one of the biggest and best yet. Check out the list of where to shop in the poster, and visit the sale’s Facebook page for more details.

Headed to the Fest and wondering where to get a copy of the We’re in the Neighborhood booklet? Copies will be available at the WPB Chamber booth, specifically booth #60, at Milw. and Honore. Stop by to check out all the community information, as well as LIVE Poetry-on-Demand provided by Rose Metal Press poetry cooperative.

The Week Past, The Week Ahead

Here is a link to July 19, and 22nd Pipelines.

I've slacked on blogging/posting on streetsofwicker, and feel bad, but with website, Twitter, newsletter, it's just too much. Will try to update more when I can. Feeling pulled in too many directions. There is an event at Congress Theater Sat. July 30th, 6:30PM. Food, music, comedy, FREE BEER, all welcome. It's a fundraiser to support the work of the entire pipeline team - Nandika-Phlash-Joe-Myself- as well as performers...

Adding event coordination on top of everything else is putting me over the edge. This week I got heatstroke from no A/C and sleeping in a room with no windows after having four hours sleep over two nights. I know I need to take better care of myself. Too many plates spinning.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Week Past, the one Ahead

Here is a link to our July 12 issue.

The Silver Room 9th Annual Block Party is this Saturday, from Noon to 10PM, at Evergreen and Milwaukee. We will have booklets at the party!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Teen to Go to Court Today (Monday) from Fatal Car Crash Sunday Morning

Scott S., a Pipeline reader, was awoken by sounds of sirens around 6AM yesterday morning, when a stolen Range Rover SUV driven by a 16-year-old teen collided with a car driven by a longtime 911 Dispatcher near the intersection of Hoyne and Armitage in Bucktown.

The dispatcher was on her way home from her work shift and died at 6:54AM at Advocate Masonic Hospital, per this Sun-Times Media Wire story posted yesterday.

As for the 16 year-old minor, charged as an adult with murder and going to court today (Monday), we initially blurred out his face as well as the face of the arresting officer, and then decided to delete the photo all together. The youth was wearing all one solid color and likely affiliated with a gang.

- photo by Scott S., words by Alisa

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Latest Edition of Holstein Happenings

The latest news from Friends of Holstein Park, Holstein Happenings, is pasted below. Email to sign up for the once monthly email, or click here.

Holstein Happenings
July 1, 2011

Celebrate the 4th . . . Go Swimming!
HOLSTEIN POOL OPEN on 4th - Mon, July 4 10 AM - 6 PM

The Holstein field house will be closed. But the pool will remain open for the holiday. Enter through the men's and women's dressing rooms. SPECIAL POOL HOURS: 10 - 11:45 AM Lap Swim; Noon - 2:45 PM Open Swim; 3 - 4:45 PM Family Swim; 5 - 6 PM Evening Lap Swim.

PLUS . . . please note there is still room in the Learn To Swim classes for kids ages 6 to 12. Classes are on Saturdays and Sundays. Call the park at 312-742-7554 to sign up. . . AND Toddler pool hours are 9 to 11 AM & 1 to 5 PM weekdays; 11 AM to 4:45 PM weekends. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

MOVIE IN THE PARK - Thurs, July 7 at Dusk
"Grease" (The Sing-a-Long Version) is the first Movie in The Park scheduled July 7 at Churchill Park, 1825 N. Damen. Bring your own lawn chairs. Movie will start at dusk (around 8 PM) followed by an after party at Lottie's. Sponsored by the Bucktown Community Organization.

READ A BOOK, HELP A SCHOOL - all summer long
Here's a win, win, win deal for parents thinking about sending their kids to the new Pulaski IB program. If you go online and read (online) a short book to your child, the Hyatt hotel chain will donate a hard copy of that book to the Pulaski school library. It only takes a few minutes, but it could result in adding over 1,000 books to the Pulaski library. Get started at We Give Books. ( )

BUCKTOWN GARDEN WALK - Sat-Sun, July 9-10, 11 AM - 5 PM

Over 100 Bucktown residents open their gardens to friends and neighbors one weekend a year during the annual Bucktown Garden Walk. You can get a map and list of locations from the Welcome Table at Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia. Enjoy!

The Friends of Holstein Park needs your help staging our two major community events this fall: The Circus in the Parks performances in September and The Bucktown Apple Pie Contest in October.

We want everyone to come, participate and enjoy both. But we also can use help at this stage organizing and promoting the events. Please attend our monthly Friends of Holstein meeting Tuesday night in the field house to learn more. If you can't make it, contact Michele Pennington ( to get involved in the pie contest; or Lucy Jacobs ( to join the circus. Thanks.

MULCH! - Sat, July 23 9 AM to Noon

If you use the kids playlot at Holstein, you can appreciate that it gets a lot of wear and tear. On Saturday, July 23, Chicago Treekeepers is organizing a 3 hour volunteer session to lay down mulch around the trees . . . and otherwise preserve and protect the fauna in the area. Please take a little time to help keep the area thriving.

MOVIE IN THE PARK II - Sat, July 30 at Dusk

"Shrek Ever After" is the second outdoor movie in the park scheduled Saturday, July 30, at Holstein Park. There will be a refreshment stand, but again, bring your own lawn chair. Movie starts at dusk (around 8 PM). Sponsored by The Friends of Holstein Park.

Save these dates for the funnest weekends of the summer and fall: Bucktown Arts Fest, August 27 & 28 . . . Circus in The Park, September 24 & 25 . . . The 7th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest, Sunday, October 16. Be there or be square!

Holstein Happenings is a monthly newsletter from Friends of Holstein Park to keep you informed of what's happening in our park. If you would like to add more names to the Holstein Happenings mailing list, send new addresses to