Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Kate FitzGerald of FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar

Meet Kate FitzGerald of FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar (6615 W Roosevelt Rd), est. 1980 Hometown: Oak Park, IL Current Residence: Oak Park, IL All About Kate: I grew up around the midwest, moved to Oak Park at age 8, majored in English in college and then got my Master’s in Medieval Lit from Marquette. I bounced around jobs mostly having tomore »

Chance to Dance featured in 4-Star Chicagoan Segment

Windy City LIVE recently featured Berwyn’s own Chance to Dance as part of their 4-Star Chicagoan segment. We loved seeing these two changemakers showcasing their wonderful organization. Their final recital for the season takes place Saturday, May 12 at Fenwick High School. 


WHAT: Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl WHEN: Sat, Apr 21, 2018 from 12:00PM to 6:00PM WHERE: Various locations in Berwyn’s Depot District WHY: Grab your putter and 3 friends and tour the Depot District’s repertoire of taverns and restaurants at the 15th Annual Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl. Each venue will display a handmade mini-golf green to challenge the event’s spirited crowd! All participantsmore »

World’s Largest Laundromat to Host National Literacy Summit

Berwyn’s World’s Largest Laundromat, which is true to its name, will continue to lead on the topic of literacy by hosting a national summit March 1. Coinciding with Read Across America Day, the Coin Laundry Association’s (CLA) LaundryCares Foundation has launched the inaugural LaundryCares Literacy Summit. The event is a grassroots exploration of creating a consortium of foundations to servemore »

Berwyn’s Best Wings Title Goes to Cigars and Stripes for their Smoked Wings

The Berwyn Development Corporation’s (BDC) Berwyn’s Best competition began in mid-January and was fixed on finding the best wings. Ten establishments with wings on their regular menus competed to make it into the Top 5 of wing-tossing establishments. These five local haunts submitted their fan favorite wings for the second round of voting and now the vote is in! The winner ismore »

Berwyn Artist Unca Raffy Products Available in Oak Park Visitor Center

Berwyn has an arts community that’s one of a kind! If you’re visiting our neighbors over in Oak Park, you might just see some familiar works from local Berwynner and talented artist, Unca Raffy! Check out this article from the Wednesday Journal below. 

Calling All WING Lovers — Voting is now open for Berwyn’s Best Chicken Wings

WHAT: Berwyn’s Best Chicken Wings Contest – Round 1 WHEN: Through Tuesday, January 23 at 5:00 PM WHERE: Online poll can be accessed at: WHY: The average American eats 90 wings each year, a number eclipsed by the amount football enthusiasts consume on Super Bowl Sunday alone—about 1.25 billion. You read that right, 1.25 BILLION. For the latest edition of Berwyn’s Best wemore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Dexter Cura of Escape Factor

Welcome to Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs! Berwyn has become a hot spot for urban professionals, entrepreneurs and creatively minded individuals. From musicians to crafters, small business owners to dedicated team members, Berwyn is home to a remarkable group of movers and shakers who keep our community vibrant. This segment gives us a chance to get to know what makes our localmore »

Berwyn featured in Urban Land Institute Retail Report

Our fair city was recently featured in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) retail report. Berwyn was used as a case study along with other data points throughout the report and, specifically, on pages 8 and 23! According to the report, ULI’s mission is to “provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.”more »