News & Happenings


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!

Catch the Circus and Help Puerto Rico!

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:53 PM by UPAC UPAC

Benefit performance for Puerto Rico

By tickets to Midnight Circus' Puerto Rico Benefit show!


Thursday, October 12,   7 PM
Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Avenue

Missed the shows at Kosciuszko Park? Don't worry!

Midnight Circus has added a special performance dedicated to helping victims of Hurricane Maria. All artists and support staff are donating their time and talent to raise as much money, and help as many as we can. Let's come together under the Big Top to help provide the people of Puerto Rico with desperately needed support. Tickets $25. 

100% of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross of Chicago's Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts.


Midnight Circus - This Weekend!

posted Oct 7, 2017, 5:48 PM by UPAC UPAC

Get Your Midnight Circus Tickets! And Help Our Community Replace the Spray Pool!

Midnight Circus at Koz ParkMidnight Circus comes to our part of town for the first time, and is presented by co-hosts Unity and Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council! 

Step inside the Magical "Little Big Top" for an afternoon of World-Class Circus & Amazing Feats of Fundraising right in your local park! Midnight Circus has thrilled kids and adults alike in other shows this summer, and this is your opportunity for a unique and exciting afternoon.

Tickets are available online and at the gate, and there will be refreshments available for sale.

Part of the proceeds from the circus go to the host parks, and we want to use them to start a fund to replace the spray pool at Unity with a modern soft-surfaced pool.
Come see the show!
Get your tickets now by clicking here! 
Show times are as follows.
9/30 and 10/01/2017
2 PM and 5 PM
 Book early, don't miss the show! 


Lucha Libre is at 12 PM Noon this Saturday!

posted Sep 25, 2017, 10:26 AM by UPAC UPAC   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 10:31 AM ]

The Rumble in the Park!

Lucha Libre is Saturday, 9/2/2017 at 12 PM Noon The rumble in the park returns as UPAC and our friends from JPW Wrestling present Lucha Libre 2017 at 12 PM (noon) on Saturday, September 2, 2017! PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME!

French Cactus and Logan Square's very own Kidd Foxxx and the other fearsome luchadores bring their trademark moves and acrobatic skills to the masked frenzy of the wrestling ring at Unity! Join your neighbors, grab a spot on the lawn, and take sides and cheer 'em on to the beat of their intro music!

Plus exciting raffle prizes and awesome atmosphere (yes, your neighbors and their kids are gonna be there)! And there will be awesome Lucha Libre t-shirts available for a donation.


Referee and tumbling wrestler Crowd shot at Lucha Libre 2017






Aaannd Heeeeeerrrreeee's Your Card!!!


1st Match
Jonhy Andrews’s vs Mike Strong

2nd Match
(The Fallon) Matt Corbane & The Fiend vs
(Bulletproof Enterprises) Beau Anderson & Iceman Tim Norton

Raffle

Battle Royale!!!

3rd Match
Invictus vs Willie da Bomb

Intermission 15 minutes & Raffle

Semi-Main Event
Skayde Jr & Gringo Loco vs Bandolero & Zam Damisterious

Lucha Lbre Logan Square Championship belt

Main Event
For the Logan Square Championship Title!!!
Alvin Grey
vs Kiddfoxxx vs French Cactus

Just Three Yoga and Pilates Classes Left! 

UPAC's Summer Fitness in the Park program is drawing to a close but there's still time to catch one of our 3 remaining classes.

Tula YogaFrog Temple Pilates Inc will present their final two Pilates classes on two successive Saturdays.
Saturdays at 10 AM (weather permitting)
9/2, 9/9



Instructors from Tula Yoga Studio will offer 1 more class.  
Saturday at 10 AM (weather permitting)
9/16

Classes are free, and will last an hour. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water. Note that the bathrooms do not open until 11 AM.

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