On Sunday, February 12th, we are opening the shop doors to our volunteers, partner organizations, friends, and neighbors for a time of fun and celebration. Great activities will be going all day long from 2 pm! We will request a $10 optional donation at the door but no one will be turned away.

This event marks the conclusion of our Tailwind for Tools Campaign. Come enjoy food, live music, screen printing, jewelry making, a raffle, a photo booth, and featured speaker John Greenfield from The Chicago Reader.

Event program

Afternoon Session 2:00pm to 4:30pm:

Partake in Raffle, Prize Wheel, Photo booth, Snacks

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Kids Bike Repair

No prior experience necessary, experienced volunteers will provide guidance.

3:15pm – 4:30pm: Screenprinting!

Bring your own t-shirt or purchase one from The Recyclery. We provide screens and paint.

2:00pm – 4:30pm: Upcycled Bicycle Jewelry

We will enjoy reusing bicycle parts to make jewelry.

Evening Session 5:00pm to 8:30pm:

Partake in Raffle, Prize Wheel, Photo booth, Snacks, Upcycled Bicycle Jewelry Making

5pm – 5:45 pm: “An Update on Chicago’s Sustainable Transportation Scene” by Streetsblog Chicago’s John Greenfield

5:45pm to 6:45pm: Hot Drinks and Mingle

6:45pm – 7:30pm: Live Music by Herbal Remedies

7:30 – 7:45 Raffle prize drawing

7:45 pm – 8:30 pm: Live Music by The People Feel Good Band

Can’t make it?

Consider making an online contribution! We are relying on generous people like you to keep our programs running. We’ve done so much in 2016 and none of that would have been possible without YOU.

Make a contirbution

So much gratitude to all of our sponsors!

Food and Drinks:

The Amazing Kale Burger – a local vegan burger joint!

Sol Café – our neighborhood coffee shop!

Raffle Items:

Few Spirits – distillery in Evanston.

Centered Studios – a holistic medicine provider in Rogers Park.

Collective Resource – composting service provider based out of Evanston.

Tirabassi Gallery – a local Chicago artist!

Thai Blossom – a traditional Thai massage and Clinical Shiatsu studio.

Finally Here Salon – hair and beauty studio in Rogers Park.


The Herbal Remedies – representing a hippie reawakening movement in which respect for fellow human beings and care for Mother Earth are the keys to living harmoniously and happily. Check out their future shows!

The People Feel Good Band serving up some good time Soul and Jazz.