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Downtown Evanston Employee Appreciation Week

Downtown Evanston Employee Appreciation Week

Downtown Evanston is hosting a series of events to recognize and welcome back the employees of companies and organizations located in and around downtown. Beginning on Friday, May 20 - Bike to Work Day - we will have fun pop-up events at Fountain Square! Come out to take a break in the sun, meet new people, and learn about downtown Evanston.

Throughout the week, several businesses are hosting special events or promotions for downtown employees. Click here to learn more.

Where: Fountain Square - Davis St. and Sherman Ave.
When: May 20 - 27
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Take part in May Mart to Celebrate Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Take part in May Mart to Celebrate Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Inspired by the spirit of the ubiquitous street markets found in cities, towns and villages in Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander countries around the world, May Mart is an invitation to experience the vibrant diversity of food, art, craft, trade, wares and services of Evanston’s ASPA business owners!   

Support our local ASPA-owned businesses AND enter to win a $100 E-Town gift card!  Visit 5 businesses participating in the May Mart challenge (listed on the website) between May 1st and 31st. When you visit each business ask for them to initial your May Mart postcard (available at participating businesses or online).

Participating downtown businesses include:
Madison Grace
Artem Pop Up Gallery
527 Cafe
Viet Nom Nom
Mt. Everest Restaurant
Kids Create Change & Studio 3

Where: Evanston
When: Through May 31
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McGaw YMCA Hosts Health & Wellness Event for Active Older Adults on May 25

McGaw YMCA Hosts Health & Wellness Event for Active Older Adults on May 25

McGaw YMCA is hosting a free health and wellness event for active older adults to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® on Wednesday, May 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Bring your friends and experience a variety of activities designed specifically for older adults, including:

Demos of our most popular senior group fitness classes
Health screenings from community professionals
Learn-to-play pickleball clinic
Activities and advice with certified Y personal trainers
Facility tours will be available.

This event is FREE and open to the community. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your spot!

Where: McGaw YMCA 1000 Grove Street
When: Wednesday, May 25, 9-11am
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Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Markets Kick Off on June 2!

Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Markets Kick Off on June 2!

Downtown Evanston is excited to bring back Thursday Night Markets, a monthly outdoor market featuring artists, makers, and retail shops, music by DJ Johnny Price and craft beer from Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. This year the markets will take place from 4-8pm on June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1. 

Join us for an evening in downtown Evanston at the market and stay to enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants. 

Where: Fountain Square - Sherman Ave. at Davis St.
When: June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, 4-8pm
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