4th Annual Back to School Block Party

The 4th Annual Pulaski Back to School Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th at the 2200 block of W. McLean. There will be family-friendly games, activities, music, and more. Come see old friends and meet new ones!

There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities for helping out with the block party so please watch your inbox for volunteer sign-up invitations.

New this year is the Sabers Bags Tournament. We will have 2 brackets – kids and adults. In preparation, we are looking to our community to see who has bags sets (a.k.a. Bag-O, Corn Hole, etc) as well as tents in case of rain that we can borrow day of the event. Email Jen Piet (jenniferpiet@atproperties.com) if you have either item that can be used during the event and to make arrangements for drop off.

More Details to Come

Popsicle Playdates Throughout the Summer

Popsicle Playdates Friends of PulaskiSaturday, August 19 – 10 a.m.
Tuesday, August 22 – 4:30 p.m.

ALL Pulaski families, current and incoming, are invited to attend Popsicle Playdates over the summer. Popsicle Playdates are casual times for Pulaski families to play and get to know each other. Come to one, come to all – no reservations are necessary and everyone in the family is welcome to join the fun. Popsicle Playdates will take place on the Leavitt side playground.

Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United game on Saturday, June 10

Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United game on Saturday, June 10. Discounted tickets for the (kick-off at 3:00PM). All proceeds to benefit FOP.

Luxury Motor Coach transportation will be provided from Pulaski. We will have pre-game activities at Toyota Park.

Buy your tickets at the link below. Tickets are $25 and you can reserve a spot on the motor coach for an additional $5. Ticket sales end on June 1st!


Dailey Method Fundraising Cycle Class

Burn calories and support our school at The Dailey Method Bucktown (1714 North Damen). For $50, you get to take part in a special class for Pulaski supporters this Sunday, May 21st at 5:30pm AND get voucher for three free Dailey Method barre or spin classes! The Dailey Method will donate 90% of all proceeds to Friends of Pulaski! This 45 minute, private class is for all experience levels. Click here to register.

Kids’ Kickball and Family Run

Please join us for the second running of the Pulaski Kids’ Kickball and Neighborhood Family Run (or Bike) at Churchill Park on Saturday, May 20th. Cost is $30 per family or $20 for individual participants. Our wonderful Pulaski teachers’ participation is free and encouraged! Click here to register. Register by May 15th to allow for appropriate preparation for the event. Look forward to seeing everyone out there on the the kickball field!

Thank you does not even begin to cover it!

The Friends of Pulaski third annual “Party with a Purpose” was an enormous success thanks to all of your support both with your time and your money. In the silent auction bidding alone we raised over $38,000 as compared to $22,500 last year! Final results are still being tallied. As soon as we have the complete results, we will spread the good news!

In order for this to be our biggest year yet for the Party with a Purpose, it took the hard work, time and financial support of so many people. Extra special thank yous go to:

  • The Auction Committee: Leah Gray, Natalie Fox, Bridget Brosnan, Kate Barthel, and Vanessa Sowka
  • The Gala Solicitation Sub-Committee: Debbie Gibbons, Jen Brough, Greg Huhn, Giselle Coelho, Jenny Piet, Maria Cabanas, and Nadia Nunez. As well as Milton Uribe, Bob Fox, and the many people who solicited and brought in auction items without being on the committee.
  • Raffle Tickets: Lead by Sarah Harris and supported by 13 volunteers
  • 21 Art Project Coordinators
  • 13 Wine Pull, 50/50 Raffle and Closer Volunteers during the event
  • 6 Auction Item Distribution Volunteers
  • The hundreds of friends, family, local business, and community members that donated the amazing list of auction items.
  • Corporate Sponsors:
    • Klopas Stratton
    • Nick’s Fishmarket
    • O’Brien Harris
    • Guaranteed Rate
    • The Law Offices of Robert D Ahlgren and Associates
    • Athletico
    • Zaner Group
    • State Farm
    • Floyd’s Pub
    • McGrath Acura
    • Lyons Family Eye Care
    • Technology Support & Solutions Inc
    • Brough Investment Advisors
    • Chicago Sign Systems
    • Lagunitas
    • Crafthouse Cocktails
    • Urban Flowers

We did not have an official photographer for the event so please send any pictures that we can use in future messages and Facebook posts to highlight the fun evening we had. Please email your pictures to info@friendsofpulaski.org.