Fun Physical Distancing in the hood together!


An Orca plays on the Bloomingdale Trail along The 606

The ingenuity of all the dudes and dudettes in the West Town, Logan Square and Humboldt Park communities is breaking out into activities that are fun and safe as everyone struggles to "Stay home and save lives," as Mayor Lori Lightfoot requests.

As the weather becomes nicer but safe distancing is vital try being involved with these two activities while staying safely apart.

The 606
As Ben Helphand says on the Friends of Bloomingdale Trail Facebook page, "It's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time. 

"Since we can't ride #Bloomingdale Trail, let's draw #BloomingdaleTrail." It is an activity for everyone. Entries must be in by 12 a.m. on Apr. 16. 

Here is how you can participate:​

1) Take an 8 1/2" X 11" piece of paper.

2) Turn it horizontally ("landscape view").

3) Draw a line 3 inches from the bottom, from one side of the paper to the other.

(This line represents the Bloomingdale Trail. It doesn't need to be perfectly straight. Add some terrain if you like. It just needs to be 3" from the bottom of the page.)

4) Draw ANYTHING you like, real or imagined, on AND below the line/trail.

5) When finished, scan or photograph your drawing.

6) Post it the Bloomingdale Trail Facebook Group.

7) Send an email to the Bloomingdale Trail Group

8) The drawings will be stitched together into the "Endless Bloomingdale Trail" 

Remember your imagination may run wild with what you see above and below the Bloomingdale Trail…people, places, animals, flowers, trees, the sky, food, famous art work, furniture, streetscapes and anything else you can think of.​

You may submit as many entries as you like. ​ 


Will you find this Bucktown wild life?

Bucktown Community Organization

The Bucktown Community Organization (BCO) is going to the wild side with a Neighborhood Walking Safari for kids between Apr. 4 thru Apr. 18, with the submission deadline of 10 p.m. on Apr. 19

BCO is asking all Bucktown residents to place a stuffed animal in their front windows. Next they ask that children be given paper and pencil or a note list on their phone. During the next two weeks, participants should write down what animal is at what address. 

Then on Apr. 19 send in those lists!

Mayor Lightfoot's advice, in case you have missed it...


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