PDNA Events

PDNA's Annual Children's Halloween Party 
Sun, Oct. 26th at Glessner House
Tickets Required - Event Sells Out Every Year
Date: Sunday, October 26th
Start Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $10 for kids 1-12 yrs and $5 for teens 13-17 yrs
Cost: $3 for ALL adults (12 months & under are free)
Location: Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave.
Purchase Tickets:  Click Here

Bring your little goblins in costume, to PDNA's annual, not-so-scary Halloween party at the Glessner House Museum. Our little guests will enjoy games, prizes, balloons, pumpkin decorating, mask making, candy, snacks, refreshments, music and more!
Event Space Fills Fast!  Buy Your Tickets Now 

For more info contact or 312 401-2688

This event is sponsored by PDNA and Centry 21 SGR

The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Presents
PDNA Adult Halloween Party at Reggie's
Date: Saturday, November 1st
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cost: $45 for adults 21+ (no children at this event)
Location: Reggie's, 2105 S. State St. on 
enclosed roof deck
Ticket Includes: Unlimited 
bar of
domestic beers, wine and
well drinks,
heavy appetizers and great music.
Tickets:  Click Here
Who says Halloween is just for kids?  Join PDNA (costume or not) for a super, fun Adult Halloween Party at Reggie's on 
the indoor, heated and fully enclosed Roof Deck.  Enjoy unlimited drinks, food, music while you socialize with friends and neighbors.  Watch for the
Reggie's Bus for pick-up at a few South Loop locations.  
Space is limited, So Buy Your Tickets Now


                Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
The PDNA Hosted an Important Community Meeting 
on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Hyatt McCormick
View All Presentation and Rendering Links Below
Thanks to the HUGE (standing room only) group of South Loopers who attended our PDNA community meeting to review the exciting McHugh Hotel/ Data Center/ Motor Row Project and the Golub Sandz townhome development, which are both coming to the South Loop soon. We also had a very engaged discussion on South Loop Education and (TIF) tax increment financing. Thanks to Hyatt McCormcik, Alderman Pat Dowell, Rep. Ken Dunkin, Tom Tresser, Jack George, Joe Antunovich, Jeff Goulette and all of our other special guests for presenting.
Click on Link to View Detailed PDNA Meeting Presentation/Renderings
                                         PDNA Overview & Education                                     111 E Cermak Development
                                   1712 S. Prairie Development                                CivicLab TIF Presentation
                                   Landmark Rees House Move                            PDNA Meeting Photos on Facebook
Below are some of the Meida Links related to our PDNA Meeting on Sept 15, 2014
  1. Chicago Tribune                       
  2. Crain's Chicago Business
  4. Chicago Curbed      
  5. Progressive Illinois
For more info contact:


PDNA BookSpeak
Current Book Selection

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
 Book Discussion Details
Next Meeting Date: 
Wed, Oct 29th

Meeting Location: 
Historic Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue
Next Book Selection
To be determined
Upcoming Book Selections
To be determined
Join BookSpeak

 Email Rosemary Garrett to join BookSpeak or for more information on our monthly book
discussion group

PDNA October BookSpeak Reading Selection

The Handmaid's Tale by
Margaret Atwood 

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

About BookSpeak

BookSpeak is the PDNA's Free monthly book discussion forum and reading group dedicated to quality books, good people and great conversations.  Our members read and discuss fiction books, non fiction books, short stories and poetry. 

We feature discussion forums for talking about religion, politics, science, philosophy, current events and more and whenever possible we host live author chats.



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