BAPA Garden Walk Blooms Again in July 

  After the very successful launch last fall, BAPA is hosting its 2nd Annual Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk on Sun., July 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This year’s Garden Walk will begin with check-in at the Edna White Community Garden where people are welcome to walk among the beautiful plantings, observe butterflies and bees from the new observatory, visit with vendors and […]

Virtual Ridge Run Set to Start on Memorial Day

  Around here, it just doesn’t seem like Memorial Day without starting the morning running in or watching BAPA’s Ridge Run.   For everyone who’s missing the fun and challenge of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood race, BAPA is hosting the first virtual Ridge Run. Beginning on Memorial Day, May 31, participants will have until Mon., June 7 to complete the Ridge Run 5K, 10K or […]

BAPA Update 

    Memorial Day Ceremony  COVID-19 restrictions prevent BAPA from hosting the Beverly/Morgan Park Memorial Day Parade, but we will host a live-streamed Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m., Mon., May 31. The ceremony will honor the people who have given their lives serving in the U.S. armed forces as well as veterans and people currently serving. The […]

BAPA Porch Concerts Return May 7 

  BAPA’s popular Porch Concert series of live and live-streamed performances returns as a monthly event on Fri., May 7, 6 to 8 p.m. The first concert showcases Blues artist Tom Holland performing with Matt Rezetko and Tom Rezetko on a beautiful porch on 109th and Bell.  Concerts are free.  Born and raised in Beverly/Morgan Park, Tom Holland has […]

Best of Beverly/Morgan Park: Play Dates! 

  By Kristin Boza  Kids of all ages have plenty to do as the weather warms up in Beverly/Morgan Park! Play dates are back in full swing, so gather up all the littles in your pandemic bubble and supercharge the fun in this edition of the Best of Beverly/Morgan Park: Play Dates!  Little Hoppers Play […]

A Scoop of Support 

  Original Rainbow Cone Launches Cones for the Community  Here’s a sweet idea for supporting your community organization: Eat ice cream!   Original Rainbow Cone officially launches its Cones for the Community program in April with BAPA as the beneficiary.   Cones for the Community will offer a different ice cream treat every month with a different local organization benefiting from the dollar-per-specialty-purchase donation.   […]

Celebrate Southside Irish Parade at Home! 

  BAPA Party Pack Supports Local Businesses  By Brittany Wiley   BAPA Business Liaison  The Southside Irish Parade has been a neighborhood tradition since 1979.  Apart from a brief hiatus, it’s been held every year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day until 2020.  Our community will be without the Parade again this year, which is disappointing for the families who love to participate. But […]

BAPA Board Welcomes Pettiford as New President 

  This month, Michele Pettiford steps into her new role as president of the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) Board of Directors. She plans to “hit the ground running,” looking back at the lessons of 2020 to evaluate BAPA’s goals for 2021.   “We are still navigating an international pandemic that has impacted every aspect of […]

Seniors Learn New Ways to Connect with Smart Tech Seniors 3.0 

  Seniors are learning how to use more features on their smartphones and tablets thanks to Smart Tech Seniors 3.0, a series of free, live online classes organized by the19th Ward office and BAPA to help seniors better use technology so they can enjoy more fulfilling connections with family, friends and neighbors while staying safe at home.   Now in its […]

12 Weeks of Christmas: Thank You

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison   In October, BAPA began the 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle with a mission to engage the community, put $18,000 back into the local economy, and raise funds for BAPA following the cancellation of our 2020 special events.    It was a great success!     We want to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone […]