Our Community Events
august 24th, 2019: 2nd Annual Racine Triangle Block Party
Aloha!!! You and the Hawaiian shirt sitting at the bottom of your drawer are invited to a mika-liki-hai kind of time on Saturday, August 24th from 3 pm - 10 pm. Leis will be presented to each guest on our Racine Triangle Island and beer, bbq, and sweet Hawaiian juice will be afloat for this outdoor extravaganza. We'll also have the Jesse White Tumblers, a slip and slide for kids, face painting, live music, a silent auction, a limbo contest, and much more! All dogs and kids are welcome!!! Since we aren't passing out flyers this year, please tell your neighbors!
DATE: Saturday, August 24th, 2019, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The street will be closed off between the addresses 932 and 948 on Racine Ave (no street parking will be available).
WHY: To build a safe community and bring our neighbors together!
WHO'S INVITED: Neighbors on Racine Ave., Elston, Willard, and Augusta (The Racine Triangle) and their friends, family, kids, and pets
WHAT TO BRING: Although we'll have beer and hamburgers/hot dogs, please bring your chairs as well as your favorite food and drinks.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: We're looking for monetary donations to support the costs of the Jesse White Tumblers, face painters, food, alcohol, and the other festivities. You may donate on www.racinetriangle.com.
3:00 Block Party Kickoff with plenty of beer, White Claw, pop, and more!
3:00-9:00 Inflatable obstacle course in the Kids Club area
3:15-5:15 Face painting in the Kids Club area (presented by Windy City Cafe)
4:00-5:00 Acoustic guitar player, John Behling, performance
4:00 The "Lighting of the Grills": Hamburgers, brats, sausages, etc. / Neighborhood pot luck
4:00 Fire engines
5:00: Jesse White Tumblers perform
6:00-8:00 Acoustic guitar player, John Behling, performance
7:00 D'Agostino's pizza delivered!
8:00 Limbo contest (presented by Big Shoulders Coffee)
8:00 Silent auction winners announced
10:00 Block Party sadly ends
Windy City Cafe, Big Shoulders Coffee, D'Agostino's Pizza, Chime (Chicago Center for Music Education)
3 pm - 10 pm
932-948 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Oct 26th, 2019: Racine Triangle Trick-or-Treating Event
Let's create the best Halloween ever...the Saturday before! The Racine Triangle's First Annual Trick or Treating Event will take place from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 26th! There will also be a costume contest at 3:30 pm for children and pets after trick or treating. Buildings participating in handing out candy will be distinguished with orange paper pumpkins on their doors. These pumpkins will be distributed to Willard, Augusta, Elston, and Racine Ave. soon.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Post the orange pumpkin with the participating unit numbers on your front door on October 26th.
Have fun with it; decorate, dress up, and/or setup chairs outside your building to hand out candy!
Trick or treat with your kids!
Won’t be home but want to participate? Please consider donating an unopened bag of candy or contribute $5 towards cider, hot chocolate, and costume contest prizes.
Complimentary cider and hot chocolate and a costume contest will be held at 932 N. Racine (3:30 pm). Contests include Silliest Costume (Kids/Adults/Pets), Best Handmade Costume (Kids/Adults/Pets), Cutest Costume (Kids/Pets), Coolest Costume (Kids/Pets), Scariest Costume (Kids/Adults), and Best Group Costume (Family/Friends)
1 pm - 4 pm
Checkin: 932 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Trick-or Treating: On Willard, Racine, Elston, and Augusta
dogs and morning coffee in the racine triangle Park
Looking for volunteers! More details to come!
1st Saturdays: 8-10 am
Racine Triangle Park (near the Willard and Augusta intersection)
May 2nd, 2020: Racine Triangle Cleanup and Social
Join your neighbors in cleaning up Racine, Augusta, Willard, and Elston from 9-11 am on Saturday, May 4th! The city and local businesses will provide many of the tools we need to beautify our neighborhood. The check-in table will be located in front of 932 N. Racine Ave. We plan to host a BBQ in the same location afterward. Your help is greatly appreciated! Please RSVP by April 26th.
9-11 Neighborhood Cleanup
11-12:30 BBQ Social
932 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
June 8th, 2020: Racine Triangle Sidewalk Sale
Garage sales are soooooooo 1984! We encourage all Racine Triangle residents to participate in our first ever street sale instead (Willard, Racine, Augusta, Elston, and Milwaukee neighbors)! We'll set up tables along the Racine Ave. lot fence line near 932 (and at the Miller residence) so that you can reserve one of our tables to sell your second hand items. Volunteers will be available that morning to help you move furniture by request. We'll also have charity boxes to donate your gently-used children's books and clothes to the nearest shelter.
Not selling anything? Still join your neighbors! You can also setup lawn chairs (who has a lawn in the city???) and bring your favorite grill and cooler of drinks. We'll also have a community tub of beer. Toss your favorite 6-pack inside and choose a lucky new one every time you go back! A perfect time to reminisce about frozen sidewalks and snowy speed bumps!
Please RSVP by Thursday, June 6th to reserve a complimentary table.
Event details for table participants: Your table will have your name on it at 8:15 am on Saturday. Be sure to assign someone to setup and watch your items throughout the day, bring plenty of cash for the transactions, and let us know if you need help with your furniture by Thursday. Any additional questions? Text me: 7734848094 (your Facebook inbox messages may not be seen).
The wonderful fine print: The Racine Triangle Association isn't responsible for your items, cash, and well-being :) All participants must remove all of their items between 3 pm and 3:30 pm. Donations are restricted to books and clothes.
Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm
932 N. Racine Ave. (and the Miller Residence)
Chicago, IL 60642