49th Ward Update

Special Edition:

Halloween Happenings

It's that spooky time of year where our streets are flooded with kids dressed in costumes collecting yummy treats along the way. To get residents in the spirit, the 49th Ward office has compiled a list of all the Halloween events across the 49th Ward.

Have an event you'd like to add to this list? Email it to office@49thward.org to include it. We'll be sending this email out again next Tuesday, October 29 ahead of the holiday. 

Get Your Pumpkin from the
United Church of Rogers Park's Pumpkin Patch

The United Church of Rogers Park received a delivery of pumpkins over the weekend just in time for Halloween!

Swing by the church, 1545 W. Morse, to visit the pumpkin patch and select the perfect one to display your artwork on. 

Celebrate Halloween with the
Pottawattomie Park Advisory Council

The Pottawattomie Park Advisory Council is partnering with Third Estate Arts to host a mask painting and decorating event. While you're there, explore the haunted house. This event will get you in the Halloween spirit. 

The event will take place in the field house at Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers, from 11 am until 2 pm on Saturday, October 26. The event is free of charge and open to all ages. 

Unable to visit the haunted house on the 26? Kids will have another opportunity on Halloween night starting at 4 pm. The free haunted house will stay open until at least 6 pm on Thursday, October 31. 

Howard Street Pumpkin Hunt October 26

The Pottawattomie Park Advisory Council is partnering with Third Estate Arts to host a mask painting and decorating event. While you're there, explore the haunted house. This event will get you in the Halloween spirit. 

The event will take place in the field house at Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers, from 11 am until 2 pm on Saturday, October 26. The event is free of charge and open to all ages. 

Unable to visit the haunted house on the 26? Kids will have another opportunity on Halloween night starting at 4 pm. The free haunted house will stay open until at least 6 pm on Thursday, October 31. 

49th Ward Candy Crawl October 30

Like Jason Voorhees on Friday the 13th, the 49th Ward Halloween Candy Crawl is back! We had so much fun last year dressing up and handing out treats to the kids (of all ages) of the 49th Ward, that we thought we'd do it all over again. 

Swing by the 49th Ward office, 1447 W. Morse, beginning at 4 pm on Wednesday, October 30, to pick up a map of the participating businesses along Morse, Clark, and Glenwood. Then go from business to business dressed in your best costume to collect some yummy treats.

Are you a local business or organization that wants to participate this year? Then this event is for you! All you need to do to participate is let us know you'll be passing out candy and do it during the scheduled time of the event. We'll make sure to add your location to a map and send folks your way on the day of the event!

Contact our office at 773-338-5976 or office@49thward.org to let us know you want to get involved.

Halloween on Greenleaf

The Greenleaf Avenue businesses invite all the ghouls and goblins for an evening of trick or treating. This family-friendly event is open to all ages. 

Businesses along Greenleaf will start to hand out candy at 4 pm until they run out. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.

Trunk or Treat at Willye B. White Park

Willye B. White brings back their Trunk or Treat event for the second year in a row on Halloween. Come in costume to enjoy music and get candy from frightfully decorated cars and local businesses. 

This free event will take place between 3 pm and 5 pm on Thursday, October 31, and is open to all ages. For more information, contact the park at 773-262-5051.

Halloween Party at Loyola Park

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Kids ages 3-14 are invited to join in on the fun at Loyola Park's Halloween Party. Have a fearsome good time at this annual party featuring games, treats & spooky fun. Costumes are highly encouraged.

The party will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf.

Memento Mori Hallows Eve Procession

On Halloween, the PO Box Collective, 6900 N. Glenwood, will host a Memento Mori Hallows Eve Procession.

Memento Mori is a time to remember the inevitability of death and honor our loved ones who have passed away. It's thought to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is the thinnest.

At 6:30 pm, people are invited to gather at the PO Box Collective for drinks, snacks, camaraderie, and procession preparation. At 7 pm, the procession will depart from the PO Box Collective, travel through the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, and end at Heartland Alliance on Morse. At 9 pm, people will head back to the PO Box Collective. 

Musical instruments, such as drums, are encouraged. Costumes are welcomed, but not required. 

Leading up to the procession on Halloween, the PO Box Collective will host two workshops creating and decorating umbrellas, memorabilia, and flowers for the procession. The first workshop will take place on Monday, October 28 from 6 pm until 9 pm. The second workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 30 from 7 pm until 9 pm. You do not have to attend a workshop in order to join the procession. 

Risqué Re-boo 2!

Rogers Park Social and Nelly Clementine are back to bring you a burlesque show chock full of supernatural energy and spirit for Halloween. 

Catch this risqué show on Thursday, October 31 at Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood, at 9 pm. Costumes are very much encouraged and welcomed for this spooktacular event. For more information, view the event on Facebook.

Office Hours:

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm

Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

Ward Service Office:

1447 W. Morse Ave

Chicago, IL 60626

office@49thward.org

773-338-5796

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