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Illinois: Sights and Sounds of Roscoe Village

  • Hamlin Park Chicago (map)

Roscoe Village was founded to house the workers of the Riverview Amusement Park. As the area grew it became home for workers of the industrial factories located on the Neighborhoods East end. These days the Amusement Park is gone, and he Factories are turned into lofts, but people keep flocking to the area. The inhabitants of the neighborhood have changed overtime but it remains economically diverse. It has small shops and restaurants that draw people from all around the city to visit Roscoe Village. So what makes it such an alluring area? Why do people keep moving to, and staying in, Roscoe Village? How is the neighborhood shaped by its inhabitants and how do we shape the neighborhood? What makes Roscoe a successful hub for annual street festivals like Retro on Roscoe and Burger Fest? How do we define Roscoe as an area and how is life there different than the surrounding neighborhoods? These are some of the questions we’ll be discussing during the walk, but these questions don’t have “right” or “wrong” answers. We want to hear your thoughts, stories and opinions on them. Everyone has insight that is different and important to the conversation. We want a discussion, not a lecture! So come on out and join us, share your experiences, make some new friends, and enjoy the beauty that is Roscoe Village!

Date:  Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 2:30- 4:00 pm

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The event will start at Hamlin Park and end at Pencil Factory Lofts

Host: Samuel Krause

Theme: walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors,  and Children

Registration: No, all are welcome.

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