Lincoln Central Association Events
Lincoln Central Association (LCA) hosts four annual events that take place in one of the neighborhood parks that our volunteers maintain. All LCA events include a magician, balloon animals, face painter, a bouncy house, games, food and much more! The event is designed to connect residents and local merchants with each other, and celebrate the long awaited arrival of warm weather in Chicago.
Carnival Summer Block Party
LCA Summer Socials
This summer, we will host our LCA Summer Socials once a month in one of our local parks. The events will be a casual gathering of friends and neighbors to socialize and meet new people. Kids and dogs are welcome. We encourage you to bring the beverage of your choice, as well as snacks or a picnic. The events are free and open to all.
The 2023 Summer Socials will be held:
June 8: Lincoln Central Park: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
June 21: Ella Jenkins Park: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
August 3: Ogden Mall: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Evening in the Garden
First held in September of 2014, Evening in the Garden celebrates the close of summer, our garden volunteers and the garden harvest. This garden party is used to honor the heart put into many neighborhood achievements including retiring police officers and especially the volunteers who make our neighborhood parks such special gathering places. The event includes food, wine and beverages from neighborhood restaurants and businesses. The event is free and open to the public.The 2023 Evening in the Garden is on Sunday, September 17.
Howler at Bauler
Known as "The Haunt of the Neighborhood”, Howler at Bauler is held each year during Halloween weekend in Bauler Park. From the neighborhood firehouse bringing its truck, to the neighborhood fitness center staffing games, to our congressman, alderman and state representatives greeting the crowds, everyone puts their heart into making this a great neighborhood event.
Howler at Bauler includes a costume parade, games, candy, a DJ to dance to and more to local neighborhood children and families.The 2023 Howler at Bauler is on Saturday, October 28.