If you have some time today from 10 – 5PM or tomorrow from 10 – 4PM head on over to the West Loop at 1350 W. Randolph Street for the Randolph Street Market. If you have the slightest desire to see a bunch of art, fashion, antiques, food, music, and drinks then you won’t be disappointed!
Description Mayfest kicks off the summer festival season for Chicago. This event features great music, lots of food and plenty to drink. Dont miss it. A courtyard of fantastic merchants, artists & corporate booths
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat and Sun 12:00 pm – 10 :00 pm
Admission & Parking
Only $5 / parking is not offered at event.
Come check it out. I went to Mayfest last year and had a good time, mostly because I love food and there was plenty of it. Also, the bands are pretty good and let me reminisce about my college days…er, last weekend if I’m talking about 16 Candles.
So tonight is the public meeting to go over plans for the redevelopment of the old Lincoln Park Hospital and its site, located at 550 W. Webster Avenue. The meeting will start at 6:30PM in Lincoln Park High School, located at 2001 N. Orchard Street in Chicago. Now, if you’ve ever been to a public meeting, especially a meeting that deals with a proposed development, the crazy’s come out like werewolves to a full moon. I plan on going to show my support for the redevelopment…and of course to take in the spectacle.
I am 100% in favor of the plans for the old hospital for a number of reasons. I actually think the plans are quite nice and look a million times better than what is currently there. I also like that the developer plans to re-use the two major buildings and the neighboring (and extremely ugly) parking garage and turn them into something that is actually used and contributes to creating a neighborhood. Now this is just my opinion, but residents of a major city with high rises all around sound a bit ridiculous when they complain about a 6 and 12 story building and the “traffic” that they will create. Didn’t the hospital create a TON of noise and traffic when it was open?
Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on November 26, 2009
Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to say Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you all eat way too much food and get to spend time with family and friends! I can officially say I’m uncomfortably full right now…
Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on November 13, 2009
I haven’t gone to the 2nd Friday’s art walks for the past few months but now that my mom is visiting from out of town, my sister and I decided to take her there. Go eat some dinner in the neighborhood then walk around and take a look at some weird and expensive art…luckily not all of the art is weird and expensive. Also note that this last sentence is coming from someone who is not very insightful and would rather spend money on things other than art.
If you have no idea what 2nd Friday’s is, there are a bunch of art galleries centered around 18th and Halsted Streets in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. This group of art galleries and shops is formally named the Chicago Arts District. Once a month, all of these art galleries open their doors to the public and people walk in and out of them looking at the artists’ pieces. Plus, there’s usually wine, beer, and snacks in each gallery…they accept donations for them so don’t be cheap.
A month after Mayor Daley’s Olympic team washed out in the race for the 2016 Games, the tide has shifted as planners focus on Northerly Island’s long-term place in the lakefront landscape.
Before Chicago lost to Rio de Janeiro in the Olympic contest, the Park District was eyeing how to develop the 91-acre man-made island east of Soldier Field, while making the former site of Meigs Field a temporary home for Olympic venues for beach volleyball, the canoe and kayak slalom courses and even an observation point for sailing contests.
Today, Chicago Park District officials are holding a public meeting downtown to unveil a series of sketches for the site, pen-to-paper ideas that will serve as a conversation starter, says Gia Biagi, director of planning and development for the Chicago Park District. “We’re not holding up a particular concept,” she said. “But looking at what are the components of a great park.”
The Park District hired a design team that includes Studio Gang Architects, best known for the Aqua Building at the Lakeshore East site near downtown, to sketch out ideas — though officials did not release the cost of the work.
One thought is to extend the swimming and beach areas on the eastern edge of the island. Another is to carve out portions of the “island” — really a peninsula — creating bays or coves or even inland waterways….
Through a thorough public input process, the Chicago Park District has developed design ideas for Northerly Island and needs your input. Please come out for a series of workshops and meet design teams and react to the ideas.
The Spertus Institute has donated magnificent space for this event. This one-of-a-kind architecture offers panoramic views of Chicago landmarks from the Hancock Center to Soldier Field. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Museum Campus, and Lake Michigan. An atrium soars to 30 feet (from the 9th to the 10th floor). It is also adjacent to Spertus Museum’s innovative
core collection gallery.
I randomly found the information about this public meeting and workshop from the Grant Park Conservancy website. I’m going to try to make it to this meeting because I have a feeling they’ll have some pretty cool and some pretty bad ideas for what should happen with Northerly Island. When you think of it, if Northerly Island stayed an airport, none of this would be necessary. Ah, politics!
So if you want to own a piece…a massive piece of Chicago real estate, Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. is auctioning off the former Main Chicago Post Office tomorrow, August 27th at 1:00pm. The auction will take place at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, located at 5300 N. River Road in Rosemont. The suggested opening bid is a cool $300,000 so if you got some spare change, register and head over to the auction. Check out the Rick Levin website and a video HERE!
Tonight at 7pm, Belgravia Group’sHartland Park Townhomes is hosting a complimentary wine seminar in their model home, located at 1721 W. Schubert Avenue in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Lush Wine & Spirits brings the wine and one of their fun and knowledable employees to teach a seminar that feels nothing like a class…well, because it’s fun and I haven’t ever had wine during a class. Some good food will be there and of course, you can’t beat the free wine can you? To RSVP give Hartland Park a call at 773-935-0523.