Chicago Alfresco Week

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Enjoy the Taste of Chicago Alfresco Week, a weeklong event that celebrates the Chicago Alfresco Program, that runs through October 16th at various community locations. The Chicago Alfresco Program, through which 16 community locations have been awarded grants to expand opportunities for outdoor enjoyment. The grants, which were made possible thanks to a donation from Diageo North America, have been used to create public seating, plantings, kiosks, performance spaces, murals, art installations, and programming in neighborhoods throughout the city. The initiative is one of the many activations to push for more neighborhood tourism as well as the City’s broader effort to reimagine public spaces coming out of the pandemic. Grants were provided directly to chambers of commerce and other neighborhood community groups to create unique outdoor activations that fit the needs of the local community. Choose Chicago Foundation provided a total grant of $2.5 million to activate the 16 community locations, thanks to the generous donation from Diageo North America, owner of brands such as Guinness, Smirnoff and Crown Royal. For the full list of Chicago Alfresco locations, go to

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