Below are some updates on news and events in and around the Glenwood Arts District–a new Rogers Park Music Video, an event for the Market for All Program and an update on the progress of the Morse/Glenwood streetscape:
Rogers Park Music Video
Neil Lifton and Mary Bao, owners of Duke’s Bar at 6920 N. Glenwood, collaborated on this great video about the business district on Morse and Glenwood:
Neil wrote the music and lyrics, and Mary, with the assistance of Wally Reichert, took the photos. It really captures the essence of this exciting and revitalized part of Rogers Park.
Included in the photo montage are scenes from the Glenwood Sunday Market. Make sure you stop by the Market on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sample all the wonderful fresh and organic products that our farmers and other merchants are offering.
Market for All Fest
Sunday, July 11th, 8 p.m.-12 Midnight
Morseland, 1216 W. Morse
$10 at the door.
(You must be at least 21 years of age to enter)
Another fine local establishment, theMorseland at 1216 W. Morse, will host theMarket for All Fest, this Sunday, July 11th, 8 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Sponsored by the Glenwood Sunday Market, the Market for All Fest features a night of music and entertainment from some of the hottest local bands and entertainers in Chicago. Proceeds from the event will provide funding to support the Market for All Program at the Glenwood Sunday Market.
The program enables families who rely on the Illinois LINK card to have access to fresh, nutritious local products. In addition, the program will match up to $10 in LINK purchases per card-holder, per market day.
The local performers include: Elephant Gun, Mark Madsen with Leah Novak, James Weigel, Micki Croisant, Matt Fedderman, Blind Anabaptist Blues, Moses Cleveland, Band Practice, and more. The night will also feature a silent auction offering a host of local bargains! Come one, come all!
Morse/Glenwood Streetscape Update
A strike by the Laborers’ and Operating Engineers’ unions has halted work on construction sites throughout the Chicago area, including the Morse/Glenwood Streetscape project. The strike began last week and the parties started negotiating on Wednesday. Talks ended for the weekend and are scheduled to resume on Monday. Both parties report that progress has been made but they are still far apart. I will continue to keep you posted.