This year's victory of keeping the Lucas Museum off lakefront land took a particularly extraordinary effort, and we couldn't have done it without our cheering section and financial supporters. Though there's still plenty of other work for all of us to do together, we want to be sure to take a little bit of time to reflect together and celebrate Chicago's history of and Friends of the Parks' role in preserving our jewel of a lakefront.
We have a couple of opportunities coming up, and we sure hope you'll plan to come raise a glass with us to toast our success!
In the midst of gearing up for our annual gala later in the fall, we will take a breather, enjoy some brews, and hope to meet many more of our friends face-to-face at an after-work, casual gathering onOctober 5 at Revolution Brewing's Kedzie Avenue Tap Room.
Here's to the Revolution! Tickets for two beers and light snacks for $35 on October 5 from 6-9pm.
The DuSable Park Coalition will host a memorial ceremony at 400 North Michigan Avenue honoring Chicago's first non-native settler Jean Baptiste Point DuSable. The commemoration will take place on September 7, 2016, between 12pm - 1pm. There will be a wreath-laying and public celebration of the 198th anniversary of DuSable's death occurring at the DuSable statue now located on the west side of Michigan Avenue by the Wrigley Building near the stairs to the Chicago River.
After the ceremony, the group will depart and walk over to 401 North Lake Shore Drive for a tour of DuSable Park. Please share the attached flyer for the DuSable Commemoration and DuSable Park Tour with your friends and in your network. We look forward to seeing you there.
Be sure to mark your calendars for our annual gala! We will be celebrating our lakefront protection victory by honoring our attorneys: Thomas Geoghegan, Michael Persoon, Sean Morales-Doyle and our two plaintiffs: John Buenz and Sylvia Mann.