info@northcenterneighborhood.org
 


Our annual self-guided walking tour of Northcenter gardens and outdoor spaces will feature over 40 homes in addition to live music from local bands and musicians and more surprises!


The self-guided tour will begin at Alexander Graham Bell School at 3730 N. Oakley St. (at Grace St.), where maps can be picked up. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Common Pantry. Seniors are free!




     

Don't have a garden, but still want to participate? There are plenty of other ways to get involved:

Volunteers
We need a street team to start posting posters, a registration team for the day of the garden walk, and a social media team to help promote, comment, like, share. If you can help with any of these, we’d so greatly appreciate it!

Sponsor a Band or Musician
We love getting people together around nature, music and art. We have some bands that give us a great discount or play pro bono, but we also feel strongly about paying musicians when we can. Can you help us sponsor a band or musician for an hour? Whether you are a business or an individual, we’d be happy to send you more details. From $100 to $1500, we’ve got music in all ranges and sizes and would love it if you helped us sponsor a wonderful, community day. 

Lemonade Stands 
Lemonade stands are a great way to serve our garden walkers, and also get the kids involved! We have a tradition of having lemonade stands and either donating the proceeds to the Common Pantry or another cause close to your heart. Let us know and we'll make announcements about your stand on the day!

Please email info@northcenterneighborhood.org if you would like to participate in any of the above options.



SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST: Share on Instagram. One instagram poster using #nnagardenwalk and @nnaneighbor will be picked at random for a $50 Gethsemane Garden Center gift certificate. Share pictures of your beautiful gardens!


MUSIC LINEUP

 

12:30-2:30 - Ray Quinn and Brian Wilke-Acoustic Guitars

 #14 Holland Family Garden - 3857 N. Hamilton

 

1-3pm - Annalise and the Backsliders

 #15 Grace St. Gardens - 2112 W. Grace St.

 

1-3pm - Jazz/Blues with Ann Leto

 #3 Little Garden in the City -  4138 N. Claremont

 

1:30-3:30 - Heather Riordan-Accordionist

 #4 Deana & Greg’s Corner Garden - 3856 N. Oakley Ave.

 

2-4pm - Zane DeBord Duo

#8 Yard of Louis Colon - 3626 N. Leavitt

 

3-5pm - Jugo du Mango

#25 Always in Progress - 2037 W. Bradley Place


SPECIAL EVENTS

12 pm: Gong Ceremony, 2112 W. Grace

Lisa Hish will perform a Gong Ceremony to Open and Close the Garden Walk. It is a Taoist ritual or preparing the earth for activity and for the Summer Solstice. It is dedicated in memory of Elizabeth Wenscott.


2 pm: Container Garden Demonstration, 3906 N. Hoyne

“Thinking Outside the Pot” Sponsored by Liz Hinard from @properties

Stop by The Hinard Family Garden for a demo by Susan Fontana.


5 pm: Gong Ceremony Closing, 2112 W. Grace

Bring your Garden Walk map to Reclaimed Restaurant and Bar and Tuscan Hen Market for food and drink specials. Visit Embellish with your map for a special Garden Walk discount.

We hope you’ll join us in this wonderful, neighborhood tradition. By opening up your garden, coming out for the walk, volunteering, or sharing your talents, you help create a day where neighbors and friends interact and connect through beauty, nature and music.



We hope you’ll join us in this wonderful, neighborhood tradition. By sharing your garden, coming out for the walk, volunteering, or sharing your talents, you help create a day where neighbors and friends interact and connect through beauty, nature and music.


We hope to see you there - rain or shine!



Some of our generous sponsors include:


  


   


                                                      


      



Vicky Pearlman


Embellish Chicago


Present Place Chicago


CeCe Palomar - Realtor, Baird & Warner City North


Tim Thavis, Allstate Agent


Gillman Group Luxury Real Estate





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