SEA Helps Bring Evanston “Streets Alive” Sept. 7

Malik Turley, president of the Main Street Merchants Association (and owner of Hip Circle Studio) discusses Streets Alive

Imagine a street without cars, buses or motorcycles. A street teeming with people walking, riding bikes and enjoying fresh air and the ability to move about safely and freely. That’s what you can expect on Sunday, Sept. 7 in Evanston.

A one-mile stretch of Main Street — from Hinman Avenue to Dodge Avenue — will be closed to cars and opened to people for Streets Alive, Evanston’s “open streets” initiative. The community event, which debuted last year on Dempster Street, will bring residents together for an afternoon of fun and family time — all motorized vehicle free. From 1:00 to 6:00 pm, you can enjoy musical entertainment, art activities, yoga, bicycling, food trucks and more.

In keeping with our goal of fostering community and livable neighborhoods, the Southeast Evanston Association is proud to be a primary sponsor of Streets Alive. SEA’s booth will be on Main Street between Chicago and Hinman. Stop by and see us! We’ll be there to answer questions about our organization as well as support the participating community groups, businesses, elected officials and nonprofit organizations.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm on Main Street in Evanston. To learn more about Streets Alive, visit or email SEA board member Ted Glasoe at

Posted on August 11, 2014 and filed under Evanston Community.