Community Meetings Bring Together Neighborhood This Week in McKinley Park

Published January 14, 2019

McKinley Park, the jewel of the neighborhood, is flying into 2019 with new personnel and continuation of the McKinley Park Advisory Council's highly successful programs like the McKinley Park Farmers Market, stewardship of McKinley Park's natural areas and Midnight Circus. Now is the time to start getting involved in this dynamic and fun community group that spearheads so many good things for the park: The McKinley Park Advisory Council Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 14, at the McKinley Park field house offers introductions to key council leaders, fellow neighbors and the group's plans for 2019.

The McKinley Park Development Council Meeting on Wednesday, January 16, also at the McKinley Park field house, connects the community with development concerns and progress in the neighborhood across economic, cultural and social strata via the McKinley Park Development Council. Attend to learn and share information on local development, get updates on council programs like the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's neighborhood plan for McKinley Park, and connect by engaging in membership and community networking.

Science fiction and literature fans will geek out on the Ready Player One Film Screening on Saturday, January 19, at the McKinley Park public library. Part of the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago season, the film ties into ongoing book discussions of Philip K. Dick's seminal novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Get your game on at Loteria Night at One City Tap on Tuesday, January 15. Four rounds of "the most competitive game" is available to adults 21 and over. One City Tap continues the party on Friday, January 18, at the weekly Karaoke Night helmed by DJ Angel.

Marz Community Brewing Company is the neighborhood's top pusher of groovy music, including this week's continuing stand of Jazz on Marz with the Jazzeros, on Wednesday, January 16. The DJ collective Sonorama spins its hot Latino dance music on Friday, January 18, and DJ Fanita Banana drops tracks on Saturday, January 19, all in the tap room.

On Tuesday, January 15, the Evergreen Local School Council Meeting connects the community with Evergreen Academy Middle School through the governance structure of its Local School Council. Attend to connect with funding and oversight for this dynamic neighborhood school.

These are just some of the great neighborhood events happening in McKinley Park this week. Check the full calendar, featured events, showcase events and events dashboard for more.

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