Category: Oak Park Happenings

Unity Temple Restoration Complete In Time For FLW’s 150th

Today, more than other day, Oak Park is celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright.  Frank was born on this day, June 8th, 150 years ago. Wright has given the world, not only Oak Park, architecture that is still relevant, still contemporary, still inspirational. And now, more then ever, the world is intent… Read more »

Day In Our Village, A Cherished Oak Park Tradition

Oak Park is celebrating its’ 44th annual Day in Our Village festival this Sunday, June 4th. The purpose of this cherished Oak Park event is to celebrate “the vitality and the rich advantages of our diverse community, and provide the opportunity for all residents, their families, and friends to come learn… Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright – Celebrating 150

Frank Lloyd Wright is turning 150 years old on June 8th and Oak Park, home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, is looking to celebrate! Wright, though born and bred in Wisconsin, not only made Oak Park his home but is where he established his… Read more »

Farmers Market Donuts

Oak Park’s 42nd annual Farmer’s Market starts this Saturday. Yes, Oak Park Apartments loves the locally grown fruits and veggies, the specialty cheeses, the wide assortment of jams and honey, the beautiful fresh cut flowers and perennials that can be planted in your own backyard… but the # 1 reason,… Read more »

Oak Park’s Sculpture Walk Comes to Harrison Street

The Oak Park Area Arts Council (OPAAC) is at it again. Bringing art to the people of Oak Park and beyond. Returning for its’ sixth season is the Oak Park Sculpture Walk and what better place to locate this years’ works of art but on Harrison Street, the heart of… Read more »

Coffee: A Key Ingredient To Relationship Building

Today, being Valentine’s Day, is an important day to discuss tips for building a relationship. Respect and trust are essential.  Yet, here in Oak Park, another key ingredient is coffee. You are probably wondering what could coffee possibly have to do with relationships. Simply stated coffee has taken on a… Read more »

Beat Back Winter At The Oak Park Conservatory

It’s mid-winter. The weather is cold, gray and dreary. Spring seems like a long ways away.   So how do you beat the winter blues and give yourself a taste of spring, all while staying in Oak Park? By visiting one of Oak Park’s treasures, the Oak Park Conservatory, for that… Read more »

Shop Locally – The “Rewards” Are Endless

The holidays are here.  They really do kick into gear the minute you close the door on your last Halloween trick or treater these days.  But instead of getting all “Grinch-y” about it let’s focus on a very important Oak Park holiday positive. Downtown Oak Park Shopper’s Rewards are back.… Read more »

Oak Park’s Got Divvy

Oak Park’s got Divvy.  130 Divvy bikes distributed at 13 Oak Park Divvy stations as of now. Oak Park and Evanston are the first suburban sites added to Divvy’s bike sharing services. How does Divvy work?  You need a bike. You sign up for a Divvy yearly membership online ($9.95… Read more »

Stay Summer Cool, Oak Parkers!

Summer is finally here and after spending months trying to figure out how to stay warm we midwesterners are now tasked with trying to figure out how to cool off.  Well, Oak Park’s Park District has several great ways to help beat this summers heat. You can head on over to… Read more »