BAPA’s History Mystery Bike Adventure Returns in June 

BAPA’s History Mystery Bike Adventure Returns in June  Last summer, when families were eager for COVID-safe activities, BAPA introduced the History Mystery Bike Adventure, a retooled, social distancing-friendly version of its popular History Mystery Bike Tour.   A fun way to enjoy our beautiful neighborhood, […]

Virtual Ridge Run Continues through June 7 

    For everyone who’s missing the fun and challenge of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood race, participants in BAPA’s first virtual Ridge Run have until Mon., June 7 to complete the Ridge Run 5K, 10K […]

Beverly/ Morgan Park Juneteenth

Families throughout Beverly/Morgan Park are invited to celebrate at the Juneteenth Family Festival and Black Business Crawl, Sat., June 19, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Juneteenth (short for June nineteenth), also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, […]

BAC Opens Doors to the Arts This Summer 

  Let’s Get Funky: Celebrating Chicago’s Blues History During The Great Migration, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Hound Dog Taylor, and other seminal Delta Blues musicians made their way north to settle […]

Steering Clear of Bites and Stings 

  Warmer weather brings out insects including mosquitoes, bees, wasps, and ticks. Before venturing into your garden or onto the hiking trail, it is important to keep safety top of mind. Ashley Lisek, an APN with […]

Throw Back Thursdays 

  Every week in June, Throw Back Thursdays will offer activities food and fun for young families, highlighted by music from a different era. Presented by BAPA and 19th Ward Ald. Matt […]

Help a Hero Supports Road Home Program 

19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea hosts the Help A Hero fundraiser throughout June, benefiting Rush University Medical Center’s Road Home Program. Supporters can purchase a Freedom Isn’t Free lawn sign or t-shirt at or by texting 855-202-2100.    T-shirts are $15 in adult […]

Summer Safety 

Summer Safety  By Gary Jenkins  BAPA Safety Liaison  Summer is upon us and, with the end of school near, vacations, and warmer weather, it’s time to head outside and enjoy our neighborhood.   Unlike last year when we all […]