Many of the people who visit Beverly Hills/Morgan Park for BAPA’s special events end up becoming our new neighbors. It’s hard to resist the beauty of our historic housing, the richness of our recreational resources and arts opportunities, and the hospitality of our neighbors.
Fridays, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 & Sept. 24
July 2: Country on Western sneak peek, 105th & Hoyne
August 6: Megan Curran Combo, 106th & Leavitt
September 24: Friendly Fire, 106th & Maplewood
Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is home to many talented musicians and even more people who appreciate good music. The BAPA Porch Concert Series brings a variety of music to front porches throughout the community. Interested in hosting a concert on your porch or sharing your musical talent with our community? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free; tips to support musicians are appreciated.
June 1 to October 1, 2021
An exciting way to see the neighborhood, harness sleuthing skills, and get in some active outdoor time with family and friends, BAPA’s History Mystery Bike Adventure offers an all new puzzle-solving challenge that launches in June. Download the clue sheet and solve the History Mystery puzzle any time before Oct. 1. Take a photo of your completed challenge and email to email@example.com. Prize winners will be drawn at-random from submissions with the correct puzzle solution. Clues cover a wide range of topics specific to the neighborhood, from architecture and history, to local businesses and everyday sights. Spend the summer discovering what makes the Beverly/Morgan Park community so unique. BAPA encourages bicyclists to always practice bike safety and etiquette when riding. Free.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Inspired by the exceptional beauty of the Beverly/Morgan Park community BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk showcases exceptional private gardens and public spaces. The Garden Walk begins with check-in at the Edna White Community Garden where people are welcome to walk among the beautiful plantings and visit the bee observatory. Each garden location is distinctive for its style, variety of plantings, and unique beauty. During your visits, enjoy food and beverage tastings, demonstrations, and entertainment. No matter whether you’re going home to a sunny or shady yard, a mature garden or a freshly dug flower bed, you’ll be inspired by the hard work, creative vision and delight shared by the featured gardeners.
Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
BAPA’s 2021 Ridge Run was pushed back to Labor Day weekend to maximize safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some 3,000 athletes from around Chicagoland compete in BAPA’s annual Ridge Run, Chicago’s oldest neighborhood 10K race. Running events include: 10K run, 5K run/walk, 10K/5K Challenge and Youth Mile with the start and finish at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr.
Long recognized as one of the city’s friendliest races, with Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors lining the route, playing motivating music, cheering the runners and offering water.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Locations open 12 to 5 p.m. All tours must start by 3 p.m.
The Beverly Area Planning Association invites you to step inside several outstanding private residences and a must-see institution on its annual Beverly Hills/Morgan Park Home Tour.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
6 to 11 p.m.
Take a stroll through the 99th Street and 103rd Street shopping districts to see what’s trending and who’s spending at the annual Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out. The shops are pulling out the stops for a great evening! Shoppers will be treated to debuts of fall clothing and jewelry lines. They’ll enjoy food and drink tastings, as well as some fun demonstrations. Attendees are invited to the Sip & Shop after-party featuring music and beverages, 9 to 11 p.m.
BAPA’s events would not be possible without the help of business partners. We invite you to sponsor one of our upcoming events and enjoy the many promotional benefits that BAPA sponsors receive.