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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

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, 2018

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Field near Schiller

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

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

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.


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

Every Tuesday June 5 – August 28, 2018
6:30pm – 7:30pm

No Admission Charge 

LOCATION: Softball Field

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

July 3   - Eboni "Eb" Howard

July 10 - Travis Moore

July 17 - Jessica Roufus, 

July 24 - Kate Hadley Toftness 

July 31 - Eboni "Eb" Howard 


AUGUST: Zen Yoga Garage

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



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


SALT Fitness

For the Love of Tidy


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Wicker Park Choral Singers

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Noon – 1pm

No Admission Charge  - June 3, 2018 PROGRAM BELOW

LOCATION: West Side Field House

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

Sundays, June 3, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, 2018

No Admission Charge

June 3 – West Side Field House
All Other Dates – Near Damen/Schiller Park Entrance


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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Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber's 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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Scavenger Hunt – Park District Event

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

LOCATION: Begins in Field House
RAIN DATE: Saturday, June 2

FEE: $50 – Park District Fee
REGISTER https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/scavenger-hunt-wicker 

This is a neighborhood scavenger hunt (similar to I Spy) which will start at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N. Damen). Teams are given site location photos in the area - to find and take team selfie pictures as proof of discovery.

Each team is comprised of no more than 5 members. The cost of $50.00 is per team, registration will be under Team Captain's name. One registration will permit up to 5 players to participate as a team. Tasteful team costumes are encouraged.

Maps, clues and additional resources will only be available the day of the event, May 19, 2018.

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Earth Day, Mulch and 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.