Monday, August 31, 2009

Bauhaus9090 Performance Event in Chicago's Bauhaus District

Lake Meadows Park
3117 S Rhodes Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

You are invited to attend a Bauhaus9090 performance event, which will happen on Saturday, September 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Jamie Kazay, Matthew Barton, Amanda Marbais, Kevin Kilroy, and Dan Godston will read selections of their poetry. Alpha Bruton will be painting in performance. Other performers TBA.

soundwalk in Bronzeville on September 12

You are invited to join the World Listening Project, during a soundwalk which will happen by and around the Michael Reese Hospital campus on Saturday, September 12 (10 a.m.-11 a.m.). Soundmarks during this soundwalk will include the chainlink fence along the perimeter of the Michael Reese Hospital campus; the wind in the trees in front of the Singer Pavilion; a security guard’s car tires rolling over gravel on the MRH campus; traffic on Lake Shore Drive; demolition and earthmoving equipment being operated at MRH; bikers, pedestrians, and automobile drivers/passengers on the streets by MRH; and trains traveling the north-south tracks (between MRH and LSD).

This soundwalk will start on the northwest corner of 31st St. and Cottage Grove Dr. We will walk along the fenced-in perimeter of the MRH campus in a clockwise direction, and then we will turn around and return to the soundwalk’s starting point. This soundwalk is free and open to the public; it is being organized by Chad Clark, Jennifer Mosier, Norman Long, Eric Leonardson, and Dan Godston.

For more info, please email More info about soundwalks and other initiatives can be found on the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology website.

sustainability forum

Thursday, September 10, 2009 (6-8 p.m.)

Back Story Café and Social Center
6100 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60637-2912
(773) 324-9987

You are invited to attend a forum about sustainability, with a focus on the Chicago region. Topics include: eco-friendly lifestyles, exploring creative adaptive reuse of architecture, getting involved with community gardening and farmers markets, and celebrating the value of our public parks. This event is free and open to the public.

The panelists include Aaron Swanton (Blackstone Bicycle Works), Joyce Fernandes (Archi-treasures), LaLuce Mitchell and Grahm Balkany (Gropius in Chicago Coalition), and Robert Rudner (Chicago Greens). Robert Rudner will talk about rebuilding cities, building whole cities in balance with nature, Paolo Soleri’s arcology concept, and Richard Register’s eco-cities concept. LaLuce Mitchell and Grahm Balkany will talk about the Michael Reese Hospital and relationship between adaptive reuse of architecture and sustainable living.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

9th Annual County Fair

Saturday, September 19

Hours: 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Throughout the Conservatory Campus
Cost: Free admission (Some activities require a fee)

Join us for Chicago’s original urban hoedown and experience the excitement of a county fair in the middle of the city! County Fair will be chock-full of family fun this year, such as hands-on kids’ activities, a petting zoo and pony ride, food preservation demonstrations, a garden harvest showcase, a farmers’ market, live music, and beekeeping demonstrations. Check back soon for more details about all the activities County Fair has to offer!

For more information about the County Fair, please contact Christine at 224-628-3853 or

County Fair Volunteers

Hello GPC Volunteers -

I would like to gather a small group of volunteers next Tuesday morning, September 1, to help assemble a mailing for our Alliance members. This is the County Fair mailing that tells members about the event and lets them know about the “perks” they will be offered that day. The job consists of attaching mailing labels, seals and postage stamps to about 500 pieces. I will be sure to have fresh-brewed coffee on hand and I’m sure the conversation will be great!

Tuesday, September 1
9:00am – Noon
3 volunteers needed

Let me know if you have a few hours and can help out.


Melanie Harding
School, Teacher & Volunteer Programs Manager
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
300 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624
773.638.1766 (x16)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


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