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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.


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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


1099 String Quartet

“Flowers from Our Garden of Music”

Dedicated to the Memory of Richard Tilley

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sunday June 24
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: Gym

SIGN UP for the 10am Historic Park & Garden Tour

The Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present The 1099 String Quartet, a cutting edge professional string quartet led by Ryan Loeckel.  The quartet will present thematic programs and perform outside in the park on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for some of the performances.

Come at 10am and take a tour of the Park and Gardens before the performance.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy or pick up some food at the Farmers Market.

 

PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Emily Nash, violin

Matthew Cataldi, violin

Ryan Loeckel, viola

Dorothy Deen, cello

 

Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Waltz of the Flowers (from “The Nutcracker”), Op. 71

 

Scarlatti (1685-1787)

Le Violette (from “Pirro e Demetrio”), R.342.23

 

Steadman (b. 1965)

A Spotless Rose is Blowing (15th Century German Carol)

 

Bizet (1838-1875)

Flower Song (from “Carmen”)

 

Rodgers (1902-1979)

Edelweiss (from “The Sound of Music”)

 

Caccini (1551-1618)

Amarilli, mia bella (Amaryllis, my beautiful)

 

Britten (1913-1976)

Five Flower Songs, Op. 47

      I. To Daffodils (Robert Herrick)

     II. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months (Robert Herrick)

     III. Marsh Flowers (George Crabbe)

     IV. The Evening Primrose (John Clare)

     V. The Ballad of Green Broom (Anonymous)

 

McBroom (b. 1947)

The Rose (1979)

 

Bernstein (1918-1990)

Make Our Garden Grow (from “Candide”)

MUSICIAN BIOS

Emily Nash began her violin studies at the age of seven. She finished her MM in violin performance with Almita Vamos at Northwestern University, graduating early and with high honors. She also studied with Roland Vamos and chamber music with Mathias Tacke from the Vermeer String Quartet. She received her BM in violin performance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while studying with Simin Ganatra. Growing up, Emily spent her summers attending California Summer Music, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Madeline Island. Emily has participated in master classes with the Silk Road Ensemble, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Wendy Sharp, Roland and Almita Vamos, John McGrosso, Kurt Baldwin, Rebecca Henry, and the Parker Quartet. She received the Farwell Award from the Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition in 2011, and has performed twice for them by request. Emily frequently performed with Yo-Yo Ma during her time as Concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is Associate Concertmaster of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. Along with performing, Emily also maintains a private violin studio and resides in Chicago with her husband, Bruno Silva.

Matthew Cataldi received a master’s of music degree in violin performance from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and scholarships at the local, state and national levels. Principal teachers have included Gerardo Ribeiro, Ilya Kaler, Davis Brooks and Anna Svirsky. His coaches have included Mathias Tacke, DaXun Zhang, David Campbell, Ik-Hwan Bae, and Ann Setzer. As a violin teacher, Matt has given guest lectures and recitals in both modern and period stylistic practices at the Columbia College of Chicago and Lake Forest College. He also started the string educational programs at the Westerville (Ohio) Strings Academy and helped to start the Little Crickets Strings Program at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston. His interest in contemporary music is mirrored by his performances in Accessible Contemporary Musicians, the Palomar Ensemble, Aperiodic, and by sponsoring new composers as Music Director of the Renovo String Orchestra.

Ryan Loeckel is an active musician, vocalist and arts administrator in the Chicagoland area. Trained as a classical violinist and violist at the Ohio State University, he is a descendant of the Max Aronoff line of violists through studies with Marcia Ferritto. He has played in Principal positions under conductors and composers such as John Corigliano, Alessandro Siciliani, Louis Lane, Michael Tilson Thomas and Krzysztof Penderecki, in addition to sharing the stage with various recording artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel and Barry Manilow amongst others. Ryan's playing, singing, and arrangements have been heard on syndicated National Public Radio broadcasts, aboard five-star Holland America Line ships and in hundreds of performances at professional Equity theaters. Ryan is Executive Director of the Danville Symphony Orchestra in Danville, IL.

Dorothy Deen is a native Chicagoan and has been a professional cellist, educator, arts advocate and live music contractor for over 25 years. She earned her master's degree in cello performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University and then embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. The life of a musical entrepreneur. Currently, Dorothy performs with the New Philharmonic at COD’s Macininch Arts Center, is the principal cellist for Light Opera Works in Evanston, and is an active recitalist in the Chicago area. She loves her work on a wide variety of recording projects for classical, jazz, liturgical and pops ensembles. Her pride and joy is the Naperville Chamber Players, a group she co-founded with Marie Bennett to promote truly accessible chamber music in Chicagoland. Dorothy is also a youth orchestra coach and maintains a private cello teaching studio in her hometown’s Bartlett Arts Center. Her hobbies are running for a cause, reading escapist fiction, volunteering for the arts, babysitting her many nieces and nephews, selling cookies and walking the world’s cutest dogs.


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Wicker Mic

WICKER MIC

DATE CHANGE - WickerMIC - Changed to JUNE 29 Due to Rain & WET Field


Fridays, June 29, 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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It’s Your Park Day – Parks Foundation Event

IT’S YOUR PARK DAY – Parks Foundation Event
June 16th, 2018
9am - 2pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Meet at Fountain – A Day in the Garden

Registration Required - SignUP

The Chicago Parks Foundation's annual citywide volunteer day, celebrating Chicago's beautiful green spaces and the communities who support them. Join your local park for a day of clean-up, park improvement projects, and fun!

At Wicker Park, volunteers will work in the 10,000 sq. ft. of ornamental gardens in the park and learn about the designs and the plants that they work with that day. Come and Enjoy!

MORE about the Parks Foundation


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Meditation in the Park

MEDITATION IN THE PARK
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, 2018
6:30pm-7:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Field near Schiller
RAIN LOCATION: Gym

Wicker Park Advisory Council and Zen Yoga Garage in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present a large group, guided meditation outside in the beautiful Wicker Park.

Bring something soft to sit on or find a spot on the grass and settle in as a meditation teacher lulls you into deep relaxation and stress release.


1099 String Quartet

1099 STRING QUARTET
Sundays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, 2018
11am – 12:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Damen/Schiller Entrance
RAIN LOCATION: Gym

SIGN UP for the 10am Historic Park & Garden Tour

The Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present The 1099 String Quartet, a cutting edge professional string quartet led by Ryan Loeckel.  The quartet will present thematic programs and perform outside in the park on 2nd & 4th Sundays of June, July, and August. To enhance the performances' thematic contents, additional instruments will be added to the quartet for some of the performances.

Come at 10am and take a tour of the Park and Gardens before the performance.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy or pick up some food at the Farmers Market.

PROGRAM

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11am – 12:30 in Wicker Park

The 1099 String Quartet

Hooked on Classics

Madeline Capestran, violin     Songhea Sackrider, violin

Ryan Loeckel, viola     Dorothy Deen, cello

 

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Eine kleine Nachtmusik

(Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525

I.   Allegro

II.  Romanze

III. Menuetto (Trio)

IV. Rondo

 

L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827)

Ode to Joy (Theme from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor), Op. 125

 

S. Barber (1910-1981)

Adagio for Strings (from String Quartet), Op. 11

 

G. Bizet (1838-1875)

Habanera (from “Carmen”)

 

J. Massenet (1842-1912)

Méditation (from “Thaïs”)

 

J. Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Canon & Gigue in D


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.

 

LEARN ABOUT SERVICES & HEALTH PRODUCTS

Health Source of Chicago – Wicker Park

Athletico Physical Therapy

The Cryobar

Well Being Brewing Company – Solely Dedicated to Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer

The Mountain Valley  Spring Water

WTRMLN WTR – Watermelon Water


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Wicker Park Choral Singers

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

No Admission Charge  - June 3, 2018 PROGRAM BELOW

LOCATION: West Side Field House
RAIN LOCATION: Gym 

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

PROGRAM FOR June 3, 2018

My Spirit Sang All Day - Gerald Finzi
Abide With Me - arranged by Moses Hogan
Sing Joyfully Unto God - William Byrd
Hear My Prayer,O Lord - Henry Purcell
O Lord, Jesus Christ - Alfred Schnittke
Dem dunkeln Schoss der heilgen Erde - Johannes Brahms
Bogoroditse Devo - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Beati Quorum Via - Charles Villiers Stanford
The Turtle Dove - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Daemon Irrepit Callidus -  György Orbán
Little Potato - Malcom Dalgish, arranged by Carol Barnnet 
Sleep - Eric Whitacre
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal - arranged by Alice Parker
Shenandoah - arranged by James Erb

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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.