Community Events

Fri., July 10, duskMayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Jurassic Park. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Fri., July 10, 6 pm-1 am; Sat., July 11, noon-1 am; Sun., July 12, 11 am-11 pmIrish American Heritage Center, 4850 W. Wilson. Join several thousand of your neighbors during the 30th annual Irish American Heritage Fest. Food, drink, dozens of live performers, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, and much more. More info: Irish Fest website$15-20, children 12 and younger $5.

Sat., July 11, noon-7 pmRaffe’s Record Riot, 4350 N. Cicero. Join fellow music lovers for the grand reopening of Raffe’s Record Riot, featuring a live in-store performance by The Jelly Bishops. More info: Raffe’s Facebook pageFree.

Sat., July 11, 6 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner. Join your neighbors for the St. John’s BBQ Capital Campaign Kick-off. Enjoy some home cooked bbq and learn how you can help upgrade the church building. More info: church websiteFree.

Sun., July 12, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association.Paper shredding, sponsored by Ald. Arena, will be at the market from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., July 12, 9:30 am-1:30 pmJefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.

Sun., July 12, 4-10 pmFischman’s Liquors, 4780 N. Milwaukee. Join fellow local theater lovers for The Gift Theatre Season Release Bash, featuring unlimited craft beers, food trucks and live DJs. More info and tickets: Gift Theatre website$25, VIP table for 8 for $400.

Mon., July 13, 5-8 pmPotbelly’s, 4207 N. Harlem, Norridge. Grab a sandwich and help support St. Edward’s School during the St. Edward’s Potbelly’s fundraiser. 25% of proceeds will benefit the school.

Thur., July 16, 6:30-8 pm,Olive’s Garden for the Hungry, Laramie and Ainslie. Join your neighbors for the monthly meeting and meet-and-greet of the Around the Blocks Club. Around the Blocks is a new club serving the area bounded by Ainslie, Lawrence, the Milwaukee District North railroad tracks and Laramie. More info: email club organizersFree.

Thur., July 16, duskKilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Space Jam. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Fri., July 17, 10 am, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. Enjoy a great story for children and adults during a performance of The Tales of Olympus, a musical journey that tells the story of Greek gods and goddesses who enlist the help of an 11-year-old boy to tell their tales to the modern world. Presented by the Irving Park Fine Arts Committee. More info: (773) 398-6766Free, donations accepted.

Fri., July 17, sundownIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Join your neighbors for Movies in the Park featuring Big Hero 6. More info: Independence Park Advisory Council websiteFree.

Sat., July 18, 9 amKostner under the Kennedy. Join your neighbor for a clean-up and beautification of the Koster Underpass. Weeding, sweeping, and painting. Materials provided. Bring gloves if you have them, and wear close-toed shoes. More info: email organizersFree.

Sat., July 18, 9 am-3 pmIndependence Park neighborhood, roughly bounded by Central Park, the Kennedy, and Irving Park Road. Find great bargains during the Greater Independence Park Garage Sale.

Sun., July 19, 10 am-2 pmPortage Park, Berteau and Central. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Portage Park Farmers Market. More info: Friends of Portage Park website.

Wed., July 22, duskFoster Austin Park, Foster and Austin. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Back to the Future. Sponsored by Ald. Arena. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree

Wed., July 22, duskKilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring a Latino Film Festival selection. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Sat., July 25, 9:30 am2nd floor community room of the Irving-Austin Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. Join your fellow green thumbs for the monthly meeting of the Portage Park Garden Club, featuring Daniella Pereira, Regional Forester from Open-lands. After the meeting she will lead a tree identification walk in the neighborhood. More info: email the clubFree.

Sun., July 26, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., July 26, 9:30 am-1:30 pmJefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.

Wed., July 29, 7 pmJefferson Park Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join your neighbors for the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting, featuring Tiffany Davis of the Environmental Law and Police Center. Free.

Wed., July 29, duskPortage Park, 4100 N. Long. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Big Hero 6. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Wed., July 29, 3 pm; and Thur., July 30, 7 pmPortage Park School Jacobson Theatre, 5330 W. Berteau. Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare as the Portage Park School Dramatics present Twelfth Night. More info: (773) 534-3576$5.

Fri., July 31, duskAthletic Field Park, 3600 W. Addison. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Frozen Sing-a-Long. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Sat., Aug. 1, 1-5 pmSt. Viator Parking Lot, 3644 N. Kedvale. Have some great bbq paired with craft beers during the second annual Old Irving Beer & BBQ Challenge. More info: Beer & BBQ Challenge website$50.

Sun., Aug. 2, 10 am-2 pmPortage Park, Berteau and Central. Find great food items and fun special attractions during thePortage Park Farmers Market. More info: Friends of Portage Park website.

Thur., Aug. 6, 6:15-7:45 pmGladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. Enjoy an interesting and lively variety show, That’s Weird, Grandma, a collection of short plays written by 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and performed by professional actors. More info: Gladstone Park websiteFree.

Sun., Aug. 9, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., Aug. 9, 9:30 am-1:30 pmJefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.

Sun., Aug. 9, 3 pmWilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Enjoy an afternoon out at the park during Dancing in the Park, featuring the ABC Dance Academy. More info: Dancing in the Park website. Free.

Mon., Aug. 10, duskWilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Mama Mia. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Fri., Aug. 14, sundownIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Join your neighbors for Movies in the Park featuring Grease Sing Along. More info: Independence Park Advisory Council websiteFree.

Sun., Aug. 16, 10 am-2 pmPortage Park, Berteau and Central. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Portage Park Farmers Market. More info: Friends of Portage Park website.

Fri. Aug. 21, duskMayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Big Hero 6. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Sun., Aug. 23, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., Aug. 23, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.

Tues., Aug. 25, duskKilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Finding Nemo. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Wed., Aug. 26, 7 pmJefferson Park Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join your neighbors for the monthly meeting of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association, featuring nominations for board and officer positions. Free.

Wed., Aug. 26, duskPortage Park, 4100 N. Long. Enjoy a evening in the park during Movies in the Park, featuring Back to the Future II. More info: Movies in the Park websiteFree.

Sun., Aug. 30, 10 am-2 pmPortage Park, Berteau and Central. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Portage Park Farmers Market. More info: Friends of Portage Park website.

Sun., Sept. 13, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., Sept. 13, 9:30 am-1:30 pmJefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park SundayMarket, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.

Sun., Sept. 20, 10 am-2 pmPortage Park, Berteau and Central. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Portage Park Farmers Market. More info: Friends of Portage Park website.

Sun., Sept. 27, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., Sept. 27, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park SundayMarket, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.

Wed., Sept. 30, 7 pmJefferson Park Congregational Church, 5320 W. Giddings. Join your neighbors for the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting, featuring board elections and Heather Friedman on how a rescue operation works. Free.

Sun., Oct. 4, 10 am-2 pmPortage Park, Berteau and Central. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Portage Park Farmers Market. More info: Friends of Portage Park website.

Sun., Oct. 11, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., Oct. 11, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Jefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.

Sun., Oct. 25, 9am-1pmIndependence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Independence Park Farmers Market, organized by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association. More info: GIPNA website.

Sun., Oct. 25, 9:30 am-1:30 pmJefferson Memorial Park, Lawrence and Long. Find great food items and fun special attractions during the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, organized by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association. More info: market webpage.