Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Randolph Street Market today and tomorrow. Go check it out!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 29, 2010

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!

Check out Randolph Street Market’s website!

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It’s Mayfest time! Head up to Lakeview for some food and music!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 22, 2010

Located at 3100 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Mayfest lasts from May 21st through May 23rd so you still have two full days of Mayfest fun to be had. 

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

Chicagos Best Entertainment! Maggie Speaks, Mike & Joe, 16 Candles and many others.

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.


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2010 Annual Meeting for the Fulton River District Association Wednesday at 6PM.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on March 30, 2010

Fulton River District Association

2010 Annual Meeting



Chicago French MarketWhen: March 31, 2010
Where: Chicago French Market
131 North Clinton
6:00 – 7:30 | Tour and Tastings of the New Chicago French Market
7:30 – 8:30 | Speakers and FRDA Updates on Summer Plans
Alderman Brendan Reilly
Alderman Burnett Rep Linda Carroll
US Equities – SR. VP Michael Tobin

I know I’m excited for the tour of the relatively new Chicago French Market…and the samples!

Check out the Fulton River District Association website by clicking HERE!

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Public meeting tonight at 6:30PM on plans for Lincoln Park Hospital site.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on January 12, 2010

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.

Check out the plans with photos by clicking HERE!

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?

Photo courtesy of Crain’s Chicago Business
Photo courtesy of Crain’s Chicago Business


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Happy Thanksgiving from ChicagoismynewBlog!

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…

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2nd Fridays artwalk is tonight in the Chicago Arts District/Pilsen neighborhood!

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.

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Public meeting TONIGHT at Spertus Institute on future plans for Northerly Island.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on November 10, 2009

Plans take new look at Northerly Island

With 2016 dreams dashed, what should become of Meigs site?

November 10, 2009

BY LISA DONOVAN Staff Reporter

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….

Check out the full Chicago Sun Times article by clicking HERE!

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Spertus Institute hosts public meeting/workshop on future Northerly Island plans!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on November 2, 2009

The Chicago Park District along with the Grant Park Advisory Council and Conservancy have scheduled a public meeting:

Northerly Island design workshop and input on ideas.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Spertus Institute at 610 S. Michigan Avenue – Crown Family Great Hall – 9th Floor.


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!



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Would you like to own the old Chicago Post Office for $300K? It’s going to auction Thursday!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on August 26, 2009

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!


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Free wine seminar with Lush Wine & Spirits and Belgravia Group’s Hartland Park Townhomes!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on August 20, 2009

Tonight at 7pm, Belgravia Group’s Hartland 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.

Lush flyer

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