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Events & Event Calendar 

NCNA is always looking for great ways to bring the community together!

We have several events each year and we are constantly evaluating and planning new events. We would love to include your ideas and hope that you join this fun committee!


  • Family Day: A day made just for families! Fun, food, games and more! 
  • Garden Walk: (6/25/23) An afternoon where neighbors explore the beautiful gardens in the neighborhood! Music, raffles and trolley provided to get neighbors around town!
  • Holly Jolly Holiday Market: (date tbd, mid-Dec.) A magical day in the Town Square where local merchants sell their goods, music, Irish Dancing, and a visit from the Winter Queen and Santa!


  • NCNA Annual Meeting: (5/8/23)
  • Community Yard Sale: (6/3/23)
  • Brew Ha Ha: (tbd)


  • Monthly Meetings: Review monthly neighborhood business. First Monday of each month at the Chamber offices.
  • "First Wednesday Food Drive:" Neighborhood food drive that supports the Common Pantry and our neighbors in need. (First Wednesday of each month)
  • Sustainability Markets sponsored by NCNA and RWC: Local eco market to recycle, renew and reuse common household items and keep them out of the landfills. (See Calendar for full schedule)
  • NCNA Nights: When you purchase a meal from a local highlighted restaurant, that restaurant provides 15% of proceeds back to the North Center Neighbors Association!

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 06, 2023
    • Around North Center

    On the first Wednesday of each month, our Compassion in Action Committee hosts our "First Wednesday Food Drive" to benefit Common Pantry. The need is great, but our generous community has donated month after month!

    Please visit this page for details on porch drop-off locations, most needed items, and more! 

    • Saturday, December 09, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
    • North Center Town Square - 4100 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

    Saturday, December 9th

    12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    North Center Town Square - 4100 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

    Join us for a holly jolly good time! There will be plenty of merchants, food and drink vendors, amazing entertainment and more!

    Santa will arrive on his grand sleigh for photos throughout the dayThe Winter Queen will also be there walking through the Town Square saying hello to all the kids! 

    See full event details HERE.

    MEMBERSPurchase your discounted photo with Santa ahead of time for $15.00! You will also get a VIP fast-pass line at the event. Click REGISTER to purchase.

    Event Attendees: We are asking for a suggested donation of $5.00 at the gate. Read our full event details to find out how your donation is used.

    Not a member? Join here.

    NCNA members can purchase their santa photo ahead of time, from 10/1-12/4. As a member, you will have your own special VIP line!

    All proceeds go back into our event operations and marketing efforts so that we can continue to plan and host amazing events for our community.

    * Please note: North Center Neighbors Association is a 501(c)3 organization. Suggested entry donations are tax deductible. Fees for photos with Santa are not.

    This will be an event you won’t want to miss! Bring your family, friends, grandparents, neighbors and your festively dressed pet to the event! We’re hoping the weather cooperates, but we’ll be ready rain, snow or shine! Heaters will be provided throughout the Town Square for your comfort!

Contact us at:

P.O. Box 180114

Chicago, IL 60618

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