Please join me for a Follow Me on Friday and a very special cause as I support the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Initiative with a “Fun Raiser,” It all takes place this Friday, April 8th, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.
A complimentary drink and appetizers will be provided courtesy of the Act One Cafe. We’re asking for a minimum donation of $10 to attend the Fun Raiser (although donations in greater amounts will be gratefully accepted).
Sponsored by the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee, proceeds from this event will be used to increase community participation in this year’s Participatory Budgeting Election where 49th Ward residents will vote on how to spend my $1 million 2011 ward infrastructure budget. Over 1,600 residents voted in last year’s election and we want to get even more people involved this year from every sector of our diverse community. This year’s election will be held on Saturday, May 7th.
At the event you will have a chance to bid on a “Rogers Park Mural Board” at a Silent Auction. These unique poster boards were used to display the proposed underpass murals that 49th Ward residents voted for at last summer’s Participatory Budgeting Underpass Mural Election. The beautiful boards include the original mural design of each winning artist, as well as a statement from the artist describing their inspiration behind the design. Some of the murals already grace many of the underpass walls on the Metra line and the rest will go up on Metra and CTA underpass walls this summer.
For a preview of the underpass murals, CLICK HERE.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous “Follow Me on Friday” locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; RoPa Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1146 W. Pratt; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; theMorseland, 1218 W. Morse; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; Duke’s Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; CoOffice Connect, 1409 W. Morse; Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, 6341 N. Broadway; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood; Shabuka Indian Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; and Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan.
I hope to see you this Friday, 5-7 p.m., at the Mayne Stage!