Happy Birthday, Block Club!

Join us for a night of fun as Block Club Chicago celebrates our five-year anniversary. In honor of this incredible milestone, we’ll be celebrating community leaders, individuals and businesses that have made an impact in their neighborhoods.

We want you by our side to celebrate how far we’ve come in five years — from a team of five reporters and three editors to 28 full-time journalists — and all of the exciting work we have ahead. Throughout the event, we’ll feature special guests and powerful stories that Chicagoans have come to know, love and care about. Enjoy delicious food and drinks featuring a Block Club Chicago signature cocktail. Participate in our silent auction with donations from your favorite sports teams and local businesses across Chicago. Take a picture with your friends in our photo booth and dance the night away to the tunes from the event DJ. 

And of course, help support the future of Block Club Chicago. We’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $50,000 to help us continue telling stories that matter the most to YOU.

Event Details

Thursday, June 22, 2023
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Greenhouse Loft
2545 W. Diversey Ave.


SOLD OUT! $125 – Early Bird Admission – 6 p.m. (available until June 1 or until tickets sell out)

Reserve a ticket ASAP for extra perks! Early Bird tickets include admission to our VIP reception from 6-6:30 p.m. Enjoy extra access to the open bar, first bids on silent auction items and mingle with your favorite Block Clubbers before the festivities are in full swing.

$150 – General Admission – 6:30 p.m. (on sale starting June 1 or when Early Bird tickets sell out)

Relive the highlights from five great years of Block Club Chicago and help us pave the way for 50 more! Secure your full-access pass to an evening of dinner, drinks, live entertainment and more from your favorite neighborhood news crew. ON SALE NOW!


We’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $50,000 in honor of our 5-year anniversary, every dollar of which will be invested directly in our newsroom. If you aren’t able to join us at our Cheers to 5 Years gala, please consider donating to our Anniversary Fund here.


We can’t wait to celebrate five years of uplifting, enlightening and essential journalism from Block Club Chicago, which has only been possible with the support of our neighbors, readers, subscribers and donors.

Cheers to five years — and cheers to the future of neighborhood news!