Garden Walk, Walking Tours, and More!

Thanks to the 300+ sellers and thousands of shoppers who made the 2023 Edgewater Yard Sale one for the books! We had perfect weather and nearly 90 sellers in Edgewater Glen alone. Please email any fun photos to

Our next big event is the 50th Annual Edgewater Glen Garden Walk on Sunday, July 9th. This year’s walk is “Free like in ’73” and will feature the gardens of West Edgewater Glen, live music, and other delights. Sign up your garden by visiting or email us at

Looking for something to do between now and then? Why not sign up for one of the Edgewater walking tours hosted by the Edgewater Historical Society? There’s an Edgewater Glen Tour on Thursday, June 15. See all of the summer walks and register at

What else…oh yeah, this weekend is the 57th Annual Andersonville Midsommarfest. Yours truly will be slinging drafts for charity on Friday and Sunday. Hope to see you all there!

Got an idea for an event? Want to get involved? We are electing new board members in July. Send an email to if you are interested!

The Edgewater Yard Sale is this Weekend!

There’s only a couple more days until the 2023 Edgewater Yard Sale! The sale is scheduled for this Saturday, 9am-5pm, rain-or-shine (and perfect weather is forecasted!). We are approaching 300 sellers, but you still have until Thursday night to register at

Thanks to everyone who’s registered so far! It’s a wonderful community-wide event that not only benefits area residents but also contributes to Care For Real.

Just a few notes as we approach the sale:

  • Permits will be sent electronically from the Edgewater Yard Sale email address — no paper permits will be distributed. There is no need for sellers to print the attachment — just have it available on their phone is fine.
  • Most seller locations can be found using this Google Map. It’s also on the Yard Sale website.
  • For those of you setting up your sale at St. Gertrude’s or the Barr Parking lot: you can get into the lots as early as you’d like on Saturday morning. Please be sure to remove all your items at the end of sale.
  • Some buyers start coming around before 9am.
  • Be sure to have plenty of small bills ($1, $5, $10s) on hand.

One more thing, this weekend the Armory is hosting the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, so parking will definitely be a challenge — plan accordingly!

See you all this Saturday!

Plant Swap Reminder, Yard Sale+CAKE?, New Alder Info, & Other Stuff!

The Spring Plant Swap is This Saturday!

Edgewater Glen’s Spring Plant Swap will be held Sat. May 20th from 10am til noon in the backyard of 1420 W. Glenlake, weather permitting. Rain delay date is the next day, Sun. May 21st, same time & place. Spring is a great time to thin & share hostas, ferns, and any other plants or gardening paraphernalia that you’d like to find a home for. Even if you don’t have anything to share, come & meet your gardening neighbors. We often have leftovers that need a home. For more info contact Kim Kaulas at or 773-368-3949. More details can be found here

Edgewater Yard Sale + CAKE???

The Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 3rd. Last year we had over 300 sellers – more than 100 in Edgewater Glen! Learn more about the Yard Sale and registration by visiting This year’s sale is concurrent with the Chicago Alternative Comic Expo at the Broadway Armory, so it’s going to be a busy weekend! Learn more about the Expo at

New Alderwoman Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

This is Leni’s first week. She’s already hired a Chief of Staff, Nicole Granacki (campaign fundraising chair, non-profit director, and Peirce LSC Vice Chair) and a Director of Constituent Services, Angel Rubi Navarijo (former Constituent Services Coordinator for Alderman Andre Vasquez). She has already agreed to speak at our Fall Community Meeting on October 16th, but we were going ask some basic questions now (e.g., how to escalate 311 requests). We’ll let you know what she says and keep you in the loop on any town halls, etc. You can sign up for her newsletter here

Other stuff!