The Hyde Park Vitality Committee, comprised of local organizations including the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Nichols Park Advisory Council, South East Chicago Commission/Special Service Area SSA #61, the University of Chicago Commercial Real Estate Operations Group/Office of Civic Engagement, and McCaffery (the University of Chicago’s property management company), shared a letter today with all Hyde Park business owners in preparation for the Halloween holiday on Thursday.
Dear Hyde Park Business Owner,
On behalf of the Hyde Park Vitality Committee (Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Nichols Park Advisory Council, South East Chicago Commission/Special Service Area SSA #61, the University of Chicago Commercial Real Estate Operations Group/Office of Civic Engagement, and McCaffery) let us wish you a BOOtiful rest of October.
Halloween is just around the corner on Thursday October 31st! The Hyde Park Halloween Committee, under the leadership of 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King and 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston, has worked diligently with over 20 community-based organizations, Chicago Public Schools, City of Chicago Police, and the University of Chicago to design an evening of safe, fun-filled, community activities on 53rd Street for Halloween 2019. From open-mic, movies, basketball competitions, video games trucks, on-stage music personalities and community block parties, there is something for everyone on Halloween evening.
Some things to keep in mind:
- • Street Closures begin at 12:00pm – PLEASE POINT THIS OUT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS (see the attached map)
- • Family Zone at Harper Court: 3:30-6:30pm
- • Basketball Tournament on 53rd Street between Harper and Blackstone: 4:00-8:00pm
- • Good Kids Madd City (GKMC) teen stage: 7:00-9:30pm
- • Food Trucks: 4:00-9:00pm
- • Movie at Harper Theater: 5:45-9:00pm
- • Promontory Teen Party: 6:00-9:00pm
- • Video Game Trucks 7:30-9:30pm
- • Event Clean Up Begins 9:30pm-10:00pm
While most people who come to Hyde Park on Halloween are here to enjoy the holiday, over the past four years we have seen an influx of young adults who have created chaos and ruckus among the community on or around October 31, resulting in vandalism, property damage, unruly behavior and arrests.
We are reaching out to you as a member of the Hyde Park business community, to do your part to help make this a safe and positive evening in Hyde Park:
- • Donate funds online at www.luvinstitute.org
- • To volunteer, donate goods or resources contact Molly at: email@example.com or 708-808-3390
- • If you plan to give out candy (and we encourage you to do so), assign a staff member to hand out candy outside, IN FRONT of your store
- • Offer a special Halloween discount or deal
- • Do not sell eggs
- • Have additional staff/security on hand
- • Create an emergency procedure plan
- • Turn your security cameras facing the street and front door
- • In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
To donate to this event visit: http://www.luvinstitute.org/