This Week in Boystown: the city commission votes unanimously for Historic Landmark designation, Cinco de Mayo makes for a Sunday Funday, get your Boystown Bar Bounce tickets benefiting Howard Brown Health & preview the Rainbow Pride Crosswalks coming soon!
Legacy Project Receives Landmark Designation
May 2, 2019
The Chicago Landmarks Commission just voted unanimously to declare the Legacy Walk Rainbow Pylon Streetscape a Historic Landmark.
“It is the first time anywhere on earth that an entire multi-acre tract of land has been designated as historically significant solely because of its identification with LGBTQ people.
Many thanks to Alderman Tunney for his years of support and eloquent endorsement today.” – Victor Salvo
This is a tremendous achievement and a triumph for our community, Boystown and the City of Chicago.
Chicago Rainbow Pride Crosswalks
Just in time for Pride month, Northalsted Business Alliance is installing 14 permanent Pride themed crosswalks throughout Boystown!
Thirteen of the crosswalks will feature the pride rainbow representing diversity and the symbol of the worldwide LGBTQ+ pride movement.
The 14th crosswalk at Melrose will be dedicated to the transgender community with the inclusion of the blue, pink and white stripes found on the transgender flag.
This crosswalk will complement the mural at that intersection, created by queer artists in tribute to people of color in the non-binary community.
Project construction should be completed in time for June’s Pride festivities!
Boystown Bar Bounce
Boystown Bar Bounce is a new pub crawl with 100% of ticket proceeds benefiting Howard Brown Health. This year’s sponsors include MillerCoors and Tullamore Dew.
Tickets are only $10 and includes awesome giveaways at participating bars.
Bar crawl locations will have drink specials, happy hours, drag shows, games and unique beers and cocktails throughout the day (purchased separately).
Locations: The North End, Progress Bar, The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, Splash Chicago, Roscoe’s Tavern & Sidetrack The Video Bar.
Get tickets at: boystownbarbounce.com
Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
Kit Kat Lounge & Supperclub
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Pride Arts Center
S. Asher Gelman’s drama AFTERGLOW is a hit! Now extended to June 5. The story of an intense relationship between three men enters it’s third month, and is recommended for audiences 18 and older. Pride will also have several special events for Pride Month in June including cabaret, films, and more! pridefilmsandplays.com. (866) 811-4111.
Pride Fest Memories
Take a look at our latest Chicago Pride Fest 2018 highlights video and get ready to celebrate 50 years of Pride and progress, June 22-23, 2019!
This year’s talent lineup features multi-platinum Grammy winner Leann Rimes, Brazilian sensation Pabllo Vittar, Broadway star Alex Newell and more!