Skip to main content

Northwestern invites Evanston neighbors to community picnic July 22

Second annual gathering celebrates the University/city partnership

Norris University Center east lawn

Northwestern University invites Evanston neighbors and guests to the free annual Community Picnic July 22, hosted by Nim Chinniah, executive vice president of Northwestern, and the University’s Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations. Guests can RSVP online.

The picnic takes place on the east lawn of Norris University Center overlooking Lake Michigan, and features free admission, local food favorites and arts activities.

“Our picnic celebrates Northwestern’s vibrant partnership with the City of Evanston and our Evanston community,” said Alan Anderson, executive director of Neighborhood and Community Relations.

Celebrating Northwestern’s vibrant partnership with the City of Evanston and the Evanston community.

Families will be treated to food from Hecky’s Barbecue, Tomate Fresh Kitchen and YoFresh Yogurt Cafe, three of the area’s favorite eateries. Additional options from Northwestern Catering will also be available.

President Morton Schapiro will join the festivities and welcome community members.

Kids this year will be treated to activities designed by the University’s Arts Circle, in addition to a bounce house, balloon animals, cotton candy and face painting.

Northwestern will once again provide composting collection bins, and volunteers from sustainNU, the university-wide initiative to reduce Northwestern’s impact on the environment, will be on hand to help guests compost and recycle. Unserved meals will be donated to Campus Kitchens to be repackaged for community members in need.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to campus and thanking the community for their support throughout the year,” Anderson said.

Northwestern’s office of Neighborhood and Community Relations connects people and organizations to University resources to build a stronger, more unified Evanston. Learn more about its work by visiting Neighborhood and Community Relations online.

Editor's Picks

Back to top