News & Happenings


Our Movie this year is Wonder!

posted Aug 22, 2018, 9:03 AM by UPAC UPAC

Summer Movie Night is back with Wonder

Movie - Wonder - 8/19/2018 8 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - The movie starts at dusk, approximately 8 PM.

Bring your family and spread out on the cool grass. We'll get the popcorn!

Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.










Midnight Circus at Kosciuszko Park 10/6-7/2018

The Circus is Coming! Get Your Tickets!

On the weekend of October 6-7, the big tent returns to Kosciuszko Park. Click on the image to get your tickets before they sell out!

Opera-Matic, Wonder, Rolling Rec & Lucha Libre!!!

posted Aug 16, 2018, 1:18 PM by UPAC UPAC

Opera-Matic's Joyful Passage - Today 8/11/18 6:30 PM!

Nights Out in the Parks Concert comes to Unity!

Saturday, August 11, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Unity Park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave.
You saw the preview at Art in the Park, now come with your children for the full immersive experience!

Joyful Passage 2018 is a fun, unique take on a traditional obstacle course, with strangers and neighbors working together to solve abstract problems. Featuring beautiful interactive sculptures and live musical accompaniment, along with Opera-Matic's usual event elements, including takeaway crafts, shadow puppetry, and other participatory, all-ages activities.
Opera-Matic's Joyful Passages 8/11/18 6:30 PM at Unity Park


Art in the Park Pictures!

Art in the Park 2018 - Chalk drawing picture
Check out the pictures on our Facebook page! Stay tuned there  or here on our web page for announcements about Lucha Libre (9/1 12 PM) and the Midnight Circus 9/29 and 9/30)!






Rolling Rec - One More Week!

Rolling Rec van
The Rollin' Recreation activity van offers fun for the whole family at a number of parks throughout the city. The vans drive in, and the fun rolls out - sports, gymnastics and fitness activities. Come join us and enjoy these activities with others in your community. No registration required, just come out and have fun. 

Wednesdays and Fridays until 8/17/2018 at 3 PM in Unity Park




Art in the Park is Saturday July 28! Come in Your Painting Clothes!

posted Aug 11, 2018, 11:04 AM by UPAC UPAC

Now on July 28th 10 AM - 2 PM!

Our Annual Community Art Festival!

  • Our theme is We Choose to Include!
  • Start painting Saturday 7/28/2018 10 AM - 2 PM at Unity Park.
Art in the Park 07/28/2018 10 AM - 2 PM

This year, Art in the Park, conceptualized by Amie Sell, celebrates the Special Olympics and the World Cup with these fun activities,
  • flag-making - pick your favorite country flag - whether or not they're still in the World Cup!
  • rainbow community mural - get creative with paint and hand-prints, guided by Gerry Holday!
  • make and pose with chalk drawings of Olympics events!
  • mini-skateboards - ya just hafta see these!
  • Victor Montanez spinning the tunes with his band
  • Tracy Kostenbader, Luis and the rest of the gang from Anysquared
  • local artists, and most importantly, you! 
Make sure the kids have on their painting shirts!

Rolling Rec Starts July 6!

The Rollin' Recreation activity van offers fun for the whole family at a number of parks throughout the city.   The vans drive in, and the fun rolls out - sports, gymnastics and fitness activities. Come join us and enjoy these activities with others in your community.  No registration required, just come out and have fun.

Wednesdays and Fridays until 8/17/2018 at 3 PM in Unity Park

Night Out in the Parks Concerts Coming to Unity!

We have two lined up!

Opera-Matic's Joyful Passage

Saturday, August 11, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Joyful Passage 2018 is a fun, unique take on a traditional obstacle course, with strangers and neighbors working together to solve abstract problems. Featuring beautiful interactive sculptures and live musical accompaniment, along with Opera-Matic's usual event elements, including takeaway crafts, shadow puppetry, and other participatory, all-ages activities.

Gustavo Cortinas Roots Ensemble

Thursday, August 2, 5pm – 7pm

Drummer and composer Gustavo Cortiñas takes us on a musical journey that will dive into the depth of contrasting Latin American traditions. We'll explore the sounds and rhythms of Latin America, from the Northern Huapango of Mexico, down to southern Zamba of Argentina.

A Word About Our Sponsors!

posted Jul 12, 2018, 7:41 PM by UPAC UPAC

(March 23, 2018 Chicago, IL)
Here in the Unity Park Advisory Council, we're revving our engines for a fast start this spring! But we do want to thank all our supporters who made possible all the fun-packed, family-friendly, and free events at Unity last year! So thank you to all of you!
 
Weegees Lounge & Alex Hubner Moe's Tavern Fireside Bowl All of our volunteers and neighbors
Liberty Bank for Savings Chicago Park District Wastyn Cycles Boulevard Bikes
Revolution Brewing Play Logan Square Preservation Giordanos
Logan Theater Websters Wine Bar Good Beauty Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
Aloft Circus Arts Silk Road Rising Beat Kitchen - Concerts for Kids Lula Cafe
Crown Liquors & Tap Room Fleur Elastic Arts Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
Voice of the City Unanimous Boxing Gym Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa Mana Food Bar
George John Larson Tracy Kostenbader Andrea Kaspryk Gretchen Hasse
Betsy Zacsek Norma Rios Sierra Larry W Green Eli's Cheesecake
Piece Pizza Reno Dill Pickle Food Co-op Buona Terra
Betsy Elsaesser Rafael Rodriguez Connie Baznik Quenchers Saloon
Berman Nissan Wintrust Logan Square Walgreens Rep. Will Guzzardi
Hairpin Arts Center Tula Yoga Frog Temple Pilates Monarch Thrift Shop
Tamiz Marianos Grace United Methodist Church The Alley & Mark Thomas
County Comissioner Luis Arroyo Jr. Senator Iris Martiez Robert Castillo Just Pro Wrestling (JPW)

Spring Volleyball Program 2018

posted Jul 12, 2018, 7:38 PM by UPAC UPAC

(5/1/2018 Chicago, IL)   The Unity Park Advisory Coucil is excited to be introducing a volleyball program at Unity Park. We're starting off with 3rd and 4th graders, but if we get a good response, we will introduce programs for older kids over the summer. This program is being offered in collaboration with our friends,

Spring volleyball at Unity Park for 3rd and 4th graders!
  • Logan Square Boys and Girls Club of Chicago
  • James Monroe Elementary School
  • Chicago Park District
The program will have instruction and match play, and is run by qualified instructors from the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago. Water and snacks will be provided. 

To enroll your 3rd or 4th grade kid, please come to the park, by the club-house, at 11:40 AM next Saturday, 5/12/2018. And email us at Info@UnityParkChicago.org, or let us know on our Facebook page that you're coming!

Who             3rd and 4th graders
When		Saturdays from 5/5/18 – 6/16/18   12 PM – 2 PM
Where		Unity Park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave. (pick-up and drop-off)
			Rain location is  Monroe School, 3651 W. Schubert Ave.
Cost		Free

Spruce Up Unity Park on Earth Day!

posted May 7, 2018, 1:35 PM by UPAC UPAC

Our theme is Plant a Flower, Take a Flower Home!

(March 23, 2018 Chicago, IL)   RSVP now to EarthDayChicago.org!  
Earth Day 4/21/2018 10 AM - 1 PM at Unity Park


Unity Park will be participating in Friends of the Parks annual Earth Day celebration on April 21, 2018, from 10 AM - 1 PM! 

And we need volunteers - sign up yourself and your kids at EarthDayChicago.org  (deadline March 21) to do your bit to get our neighborhood park ready for the fun to come! Volunteers will spread fibar in the play-lot, and clean - we'll bring the supplies; wear your working clothes! Children will have their own Plant a Flower, Take a Flower Home activity. Plus free bike tune-ups for kids courtesy of Boulevard Bikes!

Comments? Post 'em on the Facebook event!

Earth Day at Unity Park is Saturday 4/21/2018 10 AM Earth Day at Unity Park is Saturday 4/21/2018 10 AM

Easter Bunny and Earth Day Herald Spring at Unity!

posted Apr 19, 2018, 2:08 PM by UPAC UPAC

Unity's Year Opens with the Easter Egg Hunt!

Update - The event will now be held inside Grace Church - enter at Wrightwood and Kimball!

(March 23, 2018 Chicago, IL) RSVP here!    
Easter Egg Hunt 3/31/2018 10 AM - 1 PM at Unity Park

Grace Church of Logan Square and the Unity Park Advisory Council are teaming up for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 10 AM - 1 PM at Unity Park (rain location is Grace Church, 3325 W Wrightwood Ave)!  The event is FREE (donations of food will be collected for a Chicago area food pantry, but organizers want to know how many kids to expect, so please let us know here!

The egg hunt is open to toddlers through children 12 years of age. We'll have several egg hunts based on age. What's more, participants will get to make their own egg bag at multiple bag decorating stations, get their face painted, and groove to fun eggy music. Strewn about the north end of Unity Park will be eggs filled with candy, treats and other goodies.


We're Having a Party!

posted Mar 23, 2018, 12:30 PM by UPAC UPAC

For Giving Tuesday, please click here to go to our Square site, and go to the donation section.

(2017/11/16, Chicago, IL)   Our annual party and fundraiser, Party for the Park, returns in a brand new edition with all the fun features you want! Enjoy a night of fun with friends while helping raise funds to help make UPAC 2018 programming possible. Tickets are $20 donation and include 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle entry and buffet with great food!

Tickets are available from your friendly neighborhood UPAC member, or online here. Please email info@UnityParkChicago.org if you need to get in touch with us!

Online donation options
Square
Donate to Party for the Park - Square store
Paypal

 
Party for the Park - 2017 -2


Our 2017 Calendar!

posted Nov 17, 2017, 7:32 PM by UPAC UPAC

Printable version of 2017 UPAC Calendar

(Click on the image above to get a printable version.)

2017 SCHEDULE OF UNITY PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL EVENTS

- SPRING FLING MIXER
  SATURDAY, MARCH 25 / 5 - 6:30 PM
  LOCATION: ALOFT, 3324 W WRIGHTWOOD

- EARTH DAY
  SATURDAY, APRIL 22 / 1AM - PM
  LOCATION: UNITY PARK

- UPAC 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & MIXER
  FRIDAY, JUNE 16 / 6-10 PM
  LOCATION: HAIRPIN ARTS CENTER, 
     2810 N MILWAUKEE, 2ND FLOOR

- ART IN THE PARK
  SATURDAY, JULY 15 / 10 AM - 2 PM
  RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 22
  LOCATION: UNITY PARK

- MOVIE IN THE PARK
  SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 / DUSK ~7:30 PM
  RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
  LOCATION: UNITY PARK


We need volunteer to run these events!
Interested? Contact us at Info@UnityParkChicago.org
- LUCHA LIBRE
  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 / 12 Noon - 2 PM
  RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, SEPT 9
  LOCATION: UNITY PARK

- PUMPKINFEST
  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 / 10 AM - 2 PM
  RAIN OR SHINE!)
  LOCATION: UNITY PARK

- PARTY FOR THE PARK FUNDRAISER 
  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7  / 6 - 10PM
  LOCATION: WEEGEE'S LOUNGE, 3659 W ARMITAGE

- A DAY IN AVONDALE Arts/Cultural Festival
  TBA (LATE SEPT. EARLY OCT.)



We meet 1st Wednesdays at 7 PM. 
In the fall & winter, we meet at 
   LSNA, 2840 N Milwaukee,
and in the spring & summer, 
   in the N-E corner of the park.
 
UPAC events are free and open to all!

Pumpkinfest Is Upon Us!

posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:26 PM by UPAC UPAC


Pumpkinfest is 10/21/2017 10 AM - 2 PM!







On October 21, 2017, the kids will roam the pumpkin patch again at Unity Park! 

Come with them, and enjoy face-painting, pumpkin-decorating, music, and a costume parade! Don't forget the popcorn! And it's all free!

And more! Our Friends from Chicago Hockey Initiative will have a goal-shooting, and you will be able to vote in the 35th Ward Participatory Budgeting process. Take a photo at the pumpkin patch photo booth.

Remember, pumpkins and decorating supplies are limited, so don't delay, act now and get your costumes together!

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