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Garden Tending & Horticultural Training

GARDENING TENDING & HORTICULTURAL TRAINING
Every Saturday, April 7 – November 17, 2018
10am – 1pm

No Admission Charge 

Meet at Fountain - Canceled if Raining

REGISTRATION Required

The Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council in partnership with the Chicago Park District Community Gardens in the Parks offer you an opportunity to garden each Saturday. Learn horticultural techniques, get some exercise, and meet new friends as you beautify Wicker Park’s 10,000 square feet of ornamental gardens.   The gardens are designed, funded and maintained by the Wicker Park Garden Club.

BRING a trowel, pruners, gloves, and knee pads if you have them for gardening. WEAR clothes that you Don't Mind getting dirty.


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Earth Day, Mulch and Dog Park Cleaning Day

MULCH DAY & DOG PARK CLEANING DAY
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9am - 1pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Meet at Field House West Door to Sign in.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP & Waiver Download

The Wicker Park Advisory Council and Garden Club in Partnership with the Chicago Park District will host a Mulch & Dog Park Cleaning Day. Come and help mulch all the trees in the Park, clean the Dog Park, and rake the lawns. Applying mulch around the trees helps to enrich the soil and helps retain moisture at the base of the trees.

Give Back to the Park YOU Love!

WEAR: Wear clothes that you can get dirty, gloves and close toed shoes - NO Sandals.

TOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED - Forks, Rakes, Shovels, Wheel Barrels, Brooms
BUT BRING TOOLS if you have them.

ALL CHILDREN under 12 must be supervised by & work with their parents at all times.


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Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber's Farmers Market

WPB FARMERS MARKET
Every Sunday June 3- October 28, 2018
8am – 2pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION Rain or Shine: West Side of Field House between Wicker Park Avenue and Fountain.

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present the Wicker Park Farmers Market each Sunday in Wicker Park from the beginning of June to the end of October.

Local vendors will be offering all the best in handmade and homegrown to get the summer started right. Our fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and flowers will be anything but garden-variety. The market is a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to learn about the food we eat from the farm to our table, straight from the farmer’s mouth.

MORE about the WPB Farmers Market


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Wicker Park Choral Singers

WICKER PARK CHORAL SINGERS
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Noon – 1pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: West Side Field House
RAIN LOCATION: Gym 

What is Being Performed? - Check Updates on WPAC FACEBook

Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present Wicker Park Choral Singers in a concert of acapella works. The ensemble has performed yearly in the park since 2008. The choral ensemble is based in Wicker Park and performs extensively throughout the city.

Come early and take a tour of the park gardens or shop at the WPB Farmer's Market.

Bring a picnic lunch and Enjoy!

MORE About Wicker Park Choral Singers


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Yoga In The Park

YOGA IN THE PARK
Every Tuesday June 5 – August 28, 2018
6:30pm – 7:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Softball Field
RAIN LOCATION: Gym 

Wicker Park Advisory Council and Lululemon Athletica in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present Yoga in the Park Class held outside in the park every Tuesday in June, July, and August. The classes are taught by three Wicker Park Bucktown yoga studios:

JUNE: 105F Chicago's Original Hot Yoga

JULY: Eb & flow Yoga Studio

AUGUST: Zen Yoga Garage

Bring a mat and a water bottle. Some mats are available for those who come early.

 


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Historic Park & Garden Tours

HISTORIC PARK & GARDEN TOURS
Sundays, June 3, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, 2018

No Admission Charge

LOCATION: MEET AT MUSIC INFORMATION TENT
June 3 – West Side Field House
All Other Dates – Near Damen/Schiller Park Entrance

REGISTER FOR TOUR

Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present a Tour of the historic park and 10,000 sq. ft. of ornamental gardens designed, funded and maintained by the Wicker Park Garden Club.

Learn about Wicker Park's history and the Chicago Park District's Community Gardens in the Parks program. You will walk and view Wicker's award winning gardens and learn about designing and maintaining sustainable gardens for your home.

Following the tour enjoy a choral concert (1st Sunday June), string quartet (2nd & 4th Sundays of June-August and 2nd Sunday of September.


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Movies In The Park

MOVIES IN THE PARK
Summer of Whoopie Goldberg

TIME TBA - 4 Dates & 4 Movie Titles announced in Mid-May
At Dusk

No Admission Charge
LOCATION: Softball Field

Movies are Underwritten by The Wormhole Coffee and WPB Chamber Members

Presented by the Wicker Park Advisory Council and Chicago Park District Movies in the Park


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Wicker Mic

WICKER MIC
4TH Fridays, June 22, July 27, August 24, 2018
6pm – 8:45pm

Performers Sign up at 5:45pm.
No Admission Charge

LOCATION: Softball Field near Schiller
RAIN LOCATION: Canceled if Raining

Wicker Park Advisory Council in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present Wicker MIC on 4th Fridays of June, July, and August.

You are invited to perform music, poetry, or the spoken word or Just Listen and Enjoy. Bring a Picnic Dinner and Enjoy!


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Boo-Palooza

BOO-PALOOZA
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10am – 2pm

FEE: TBA 

LOCATION: All Park

Boo-Palooza 2018 will feature numerous organizations working together to present a memorable event for all ages in Wicker Park. Some of the activities will include games for all ages and dogs, exciting performances, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, dancing, a maze, midway of games, old fashioned activities like find the needle in the straw stack and Bobbing for Apples, Ghost Bingo, activity tables presented by community organizations and businesses from all over Chicagoland and more.

Special Parades for Children, Dogs, and Adults.

FOR MORE INFORMATION – Sponsorship Options, Tables, Volunteers: Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org


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Home Landscape Design Workshop

HOME LANDSCAPE DESIGN WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 5 – February 23, 2019 (8 Weeks)

10am – 1pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Limit 40 - $130 – Contact Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org

An Excellent Holiday Gift - Contact us for Details.

The Workshop gives you the ability to Create Your Own Landscape for your Home, Business, Park, or Church. A percentage of the fees help fund our 10,000 square feet of gardens in the park.

Now in its 13th year the Wicker Park Garden Club’s workshop is taught by 6 professional designers and 10 veteran gardens from all over Chicagoland. The 8 week series takes the students through the process of design - both in lectures and in weekly hands-on design projects:

  • Creating a site plan
  • Determining usage and bed areas
  • Incorporating architectural influences of the home into the landscape design
  • Exploring various hardscape and water usage options
  • Studying and designing with various sustainable plant palettes for sun and shade
  • Learning to incorporate 4 season interest into your designs
  • Understanding native and sustainable plant palettes and how to work with them
  • Incorporating vegetables and herbs into your home landscape design.

Students work will be view and critiqued weekly by the instructors and by other students.