News & Happenings

It's Unity's 30th Anniversary!

posted Jun 11, 2017, 2:03 PM by UPAC UPAC

UPAC Plans Series of Community Events Highlighting 30th Anniversary

UPAC 30th Anniversary logo
(May 5, 2017 Chicago, IL)
We will commemorate our 30th Anniversary with a series of three events beginning with a community speaking engagement in late May and culminating in a community celebration on June 16th. 
  • A presentation at the West Logan Square / Avondale Block Club meeting on Thursday, May 25th at St. Nicolai Church, 3000 N Kedzie at 7 PM. UPAC co-founder Joel Monarch will talk about the genesis & history of the organization and current UPAC Director of Development Robert Castillo will talk about UPAC's upcoming 2017 Events.

    There will also be a small display of UPAC memorabilia through the years. 

  • A window display at local business, Monarch Thrift Shop, located at 2866 N Milwaukee. The display will honor UPAC's 30TH Anniversary and be up from Weds. June 7 thru Friday, June 16th. There will be an unveiling of the display for the community on Wednesday, June 7th before the monthly UPAC meeting. More details TBA. 
    30th Anniversary Celebration
  • The grand finale will be the official UPAC 30th Anniversary Celebration which will take place on Friday, June 16th at Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N Milwaukee, 2nd fl. From 7-8 PM, there will be a Council Reception for former & current UPAC members. It will be followed by The Community Party which kicks off at 8pm and runs until 10pm featuring music by DJ OCD.

    Both the Reception & Community Party are for persons 21+. Former UPAC Council members should RSVP for the Council Reception to: and guests will be able to register for the Community Party using Eventbrite beginning May 16th.

    The 30th Anniversary Celebration is free but donations for UPAC's upcoming ART in the Park on Saturday, July 16th will be accepted.

Earth Day - Plant a Flower, Take a Flower Home!

posted May 5, 2017, 4:33 PM by UPAC UPAC   [ updated May 5, 2017, 4:33 PM ]

(April 22, 2017   Unity Park, Chicago)   

We have a busy fun work day planned for Earth Day!

Come and pitch in to get Unity Park ready for spring and summer. All supplies provided, and not only that, you can plant a flower and take a flower home!

Plus free bike tune-ups courtesy of Boulevard Bikes, great raffle prizes, music, and great company!

Be sure and register here right away!

Grace Church and UPAC Partner for Egg Hunt!

posted Apr 17, 2017, 8:24 AM by UPAC UPAC

(April 15, 2017, Unity Park, Chicago)

Easter Egg Hunt at Unity Park 2017/04/15

Egg hunt, plus face-painting, and bag decoration! 

Rain location is Grace Church, 3325 W Wrightwood.

Socialize with UPAC and Aloft! Also, Our 2017 Calendar!

posted Apr 5, 2017, 10:13 AM by UPAC UPAC

(March 1, 2017 , Chicago, IL)  
Explore one of our neighborhood’s cool new spaces while finding out more about UPAC and our 2017 events!

RSVP requested to:  

*Follow us on Instagram then snap a pic at the social and tag us with #UPACspringfling to score a raffle ticket!


Our 2017 Calendar!

posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:13 AM by UPAC UPAC

Posted to web site but the gadget doesn't seem to work. See text calendar or subscribe to the Google calendar -

Plan a Happy New Year with UPAC!

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:53 AM by UPAC UPAC

(Chicago, 2017/01/09) The New Year is upon us, and with it a blank slate for programming at Unity Park. At the Unity Park Advisory Council, we will kick it all off with elections for the council board at our first meeting of 2017; and then decide the when, what, and how for our 2017 events.

Pitch In!

Have an idea for an event? Want to help out - whether for one event or more? Then come and meet us, ask questions, and help us start the planning of the upcoming park year. The meeting location and time are in the Agenda section below. 

Meeting Agenda                        

Location: LSNA, 2840 N Milwaukee Ave. Time: Wednesday 2016/01/11   7 - 8:15 PM

  1. Treasurer’s report

  2. Party for the Park re-cap

    1. Turn-out, raffle, proceeds

    2. Acknowledgements

  3. Election of 2017 board

    1. Balloting

    2. Committee memberships, LSNA MAC representatives

  1. Dates for 2016 events

  2. Advance event work

    1. Movie selection

  3. Participatory budgeting planning

  4. Director of Development report

    1. Membership development

  5. Special projects for 2015


Notice - Election of the Board for 2016

This notice gives you the election details. Members who came to at least 2 general or committee meetings or helped out at our events are eligible to vote. However anyone in the Unity Park area can influence what we do, so we would love to have you come and suggest ideas, volunteer, and help us make Unity the best park in the city!


Date & Time: Wednesday, January 11, 7 PM
Location: LSNA, 2840 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
List of Board Members

  1. Co-chairs (2 members)
  2. Secretary
  3. Treasurer
  4. Director of Development
  5. Members-at-large (3 members)

Party for the Park, You're Invited!

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:20 AM by UPAC UPAC

Party for the Park 2016

Have a ball, and support great events in the park by coming to the Party for the Park (suggested donation of $20 per ticket)! 

Donate for the party using Paypal.

The party is Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6 - 10 PM at Weegee's Lounge, 3659 W. Armitage Ave. 

It's time to reserve your tickets to our annual fundraiser for the park. Just $20 gets you entry into our fantastic raffle, a free drink, an array of food from Logan Square's best restaurants, and scintillating conversation with some of the leading lights of Logan Square high society, all while supporting a great cause.  Buy your tickets at the door or through Square or Paypal!  

And 100% of the proceeds will go to supporting events in the park next year!

Or, donate in our Square store.

Donate for Party for the Park tickets at Square.

Pumpkinfest! Unity's Fall Classic is Saturday the 29th!

posted Nov 9, 2016, 3:05 PM by UPAC UPAC

(October 20. 2016   Chicago, IL) Less than two weeks to go before the kids roam the pumpkin patch at our annual fall classic, Pumpkinfest. So here's a flyer, tell everyone you know!

Pumpkinfest will be Saturday, October 29, 10 AM - 2 PM at Unity Park!

Costume parade at noon! Popcorn!

DJ Victor Montanez will spinning the records!

Score with the Chicago Hockey Initiative's Puck-in-fest! 

Pumpkin-bowling with St. John Berchmans!

And always pumkins and pumpkin-decorating and face-painting!

Get on social media from the photo booth in the pumpkin patch!

All free to all!

Pumpkinfest 2015!

Talk to us at A Day in Avondale!

posted Oct 20, 2016, 11:28 AM by UPAC UPAC

(September 24, 2016. Chicago, IL)    We're going to be at the 5th annual A Day in Avondale this Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 11 AM - 6 PM! Our UPAC gallery space will be located at the United Neighbors of the 35th Ward (UN35) office, at 2959 N Milwaukee Ave. Stop by to talk to us and check out the family tree we all made together at Art in the Park in July! It's a walk down 30 years of Unity's history!

 A Day in Avondale 2016

We will also screen some great videos from our events, including Art in the Park and Lucha Libre! There will be a coloring activity for kids, and advisory council members will be around for you to talk to about what you want to see in the park.

A Day in Avondale, Avondale's annual art-walk and neighborhood showcase, features exciting live music, popup galleries, arts and crafts, even a Puerto Rican food fest, and much much more! Like juggling, murals, how to make a harmonica... just an ol' timey neighborhood fest! It happens all along Milwaukee Ave, between Diversey and Central Park.

Unity's Summer Schedule

posted Sep 24, 2016, 5:48 PM by UPAC UPAC

(Summer 2016, Chicago, IL)  Summer’s finally here and we’ve got a whole season of fun and free events at Unity Park. Mark your calendars!

Pssst... All this great stuff doesn’t plan itself. The Unity Park Advisory Council needs volunteers like you to make it happen. We need volunteers of all ages to plan, promote and staff our free and fun events, and keep our park in tip-top shape. UPAC meets right here in the park on the first Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8 PM.  We'd love to see you there!

Our friends at Tula Yoga and Frog Temples Pilates are leading our free outdoor Yoga & Pilates classes every Saturday at 10 AM through September 10.  All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Bring your own towel or mat.

Pilates: June 11, 25     July 2, 30    August 13, 27     September 10
Yoga: June 18    July 9, 23    August 6, 20
Thursday, June 23
6 - 8 PM
School's out, summer's here and its time to mix it up with your friends and neighbors. Bring a picnic dinner and your dancing shoes! Music by DJ Claudio + DJ E. Dancing with the Revelettes. 
Saturday, July 16
10 AM – 2 PM
Celebrate 30 years of Unity Park! Create a custom leaf to add to our interactive “Family Tree,” help fill in a giant-sized Logan Square coloring book -- the Park is your studio!
Sunday, August 21 at sundown
“Inside Out”
Saturday, September 3
2 PM
Masks, insults and back-flips, oh my! Cheer on as high-flying wrestlers rumble in the park.

Saturday, October 29
10 AM – 2 PM
Show off your Halloween costume, join our parade and take home a free pumpkin!

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