22nd Annual Edgewater Neighborhood Garage Sale Saturday, June 4, 9:00am-4:00pm
The 22nd annual Edgewater Neighborhood Yard Sale sponsored by a record number of eight block clubs will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday, June 4, no rain date. Boundaries: Foster to Devon on the south and north and Clark and Sheridan on the west and east. Over 200 households are expected to participate in the annual community-wide undertaking which has evolved into an Edgewater tradition.
Locations are in garages and front, side and rear yards and maps of all locations will be distributed at participating households day of the sale and also will be posted online. To accommodate those who drive to Edgewater for the annual sale, St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church is providing free parking at its Hollywood/Sheridan lot.
For the second year, Special Services Area 26 (SSA), managed by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, will organize sidewalk sales on the Broadway corridor and the intersecting business districts of Devon, Granville, Thorndale, Bryn Mawr and Berwyn.
Yard Sale deals will be offered by theatre companies, antique stores, health and wellness businesses and additional retailers. A list of participants also will be distributed to browsers and buyers the day of the sale.
Four group sites are available to participants who are unable to sell where they live. They are the Barr Funeral Home parking lot at 1228 Granville; parking lot at 6044 N. Winthrop; Church of Atonement at 5749 N. Kenmore and Swift School at 5900 Winthrop.
For links to register for the sale, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A record number of 12 non-profit organizations are participating in the sale this year. They are and their locations:
Berger Park Advisory Council, 6205 N. Sheridan
Care for Real, 1254 W. Elmdale
Check Your Ability, 1228 Granville
Chicago Friends School, 5944 Magnolia
Chicago Police Department 24th District CAPS program, 1242 W. Elmdale
Families Together Cooperative Nursery School, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale
Granville United Methodist Church, 1307 W. Granville
St. Gertrude’s Church, 6200 N. Glenwood.
Swift School Parents Advisory Council, Pivot Arts, Rivendell Theatre, 5900 N. Winthrop
Here are special activities planned by non-profit participants:
- Check Your Ability, an organization for the disabled, will sell handmade totes.
- Chicago Friends School will offer a petting zoo from 1 to 3 p.m. and sell homemade bakery goods, proceeds going to Heartland Alliance for refugee services.
- Pivot Arts will culminate a week-long festival with a 1:30 p.m. parade on Winthrop between Thorndale and Ardmore and performances on the Swift School playground from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- St. Gertrude’s youth group will sell hot dogs and chips from 1 to 3 p.m. to benefit an annual mission trip.
- Swift School’s Parents Advisory Council will conduct a rummage sale in the school cafeteria.
For the first time this year EPIC Block Club sellers are contributing one item to a Care for Real table at 1254 Elmdale, all proceeds going to Edgewater’s food and clothing pantry.
The eight sponsoring block clubs are BARGE Neighbors Community Organization, Edgewater Beach Neighbors Association (EBNA), Edgewater Glen Association (EGA), Edgewater North Neighbors (ENN), EPIC Block Club, North Edgewater Beach Association (NEBA), Northeast Organization of Neighbors (NEON) and TAHBS Citizens Council. Edgewater Beach Apartments, the co-op at 5555 N. Sheridan rd., also is participating for the fourth time in 2016.