Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Look for our table to buy some Maxwell Street Market t-shirts, books, and posters at the Maxwell Street Market! The Foundation thanks the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) that runs markets citywide, for their support toward the visibility and viability of the Maxwell Street Market as the longest-standing and official open-air market … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Look for our table to buy some Maxwell Street Market t-shirts, books, and posters on the opening day of the Market this year! The Foundation thanks the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) that runs markets citywide, for their support toward the visibility and viability of the Maxwell Street Market as the longest-standing … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Fall Exposure:  The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, and tell us … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, September 15, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and to converse about Maxwell Street and the Market. It’s also Family Day September 15, featuring live family portraits by William Estrada … Read More

The Big Deal

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce that shopping and street fair will go up a notch at “The Big Deal” on Sunday, August 4, at the historic Maxwell Street market presented by Humana (800 S. Desplaines St.). From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. the free festivities include the … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, June 30, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street: Capturing the Essence of a Remembered/Forgotten Place

Book discussion by author Tim Cresswell, moderated by Daniel Black For decades, people from across the city flocked to Maxwell Street to buy and sell goods, play and listen to blues, and encounter new foods and cultures. Yet, remnants of what some had described as “the Ellis Island of the Midwest” have long been lost … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the New Market

Sunday, May 19, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, April 14, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, September 23, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street Blues Fest – Free Event!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 — This free event on Maxwell Street between Halsted and Union from 2-11 pm features a number of artists including Guy King and Billy Branch. The Maxwell Street Foundation will be vending t-shirts and books there too! Come out hear some great music at the Birthplace of the Electric Blues! http://maxwellstreetbluesfest.com

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, August 26, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Little Italy Festa

Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation’s table of merchandise and information on Saturday 8/18 and Sunday 8/19 from 12 to 5 pm. The Festa is located in the 1400 block of Taylor Street. Enjoy fabulous Italian food and great entertainment in this historic neighborhood!

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, July 29, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Gallery Talks at Harold Washington Library

An exhibition of The Maxwell Street Foundation Collection, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market by prominent photographers, will be on display at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago at 400 S. State Street in Chicago during the month of June. The opening event will be a Gallery Talk led by Ed Hirschland, … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation website Walking Tours!

Guided walking tours of the Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood by the Maxwell Street Foundation are by appointment only.  Please take the online walking tour on our website!  With this interactive map, you can also tour the Maxwell Street neighborhood on your own with your smartphone!  While there, enjoy the traditional food stands on Union Avenue north … Read More

MAXWELL STREET FOUNDATION AT THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET

The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago on the third Sunday of the month, April through October. Maxwell Street fans can visit our table at the Market on May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21 for a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items … Read More

Book talks about Chicago’s Maxwell Street in 2017!

By special invitation, the Maxwell Street Foundation will present to the senior community at the Patty Turner Senior Center in Deerfield, IL this month, providing for attendees a walk down memory lane on Maxwell Street.  The Foundation looks forward to the anticipated repore with seniors who remember the Maxwell Street Market and its shops, and who may … Read More

THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHARLIE JOE HENDERSON

CELEBRATE THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHARLIE JOE HENDERSON, who is a long-time Maxwell Street vendor and owner of Out of the Past Records, on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH AT PORTILLO’S RESTAURANT- 520 W. TAYLOR ST. (TWO BLOCKS EAST OF the New Maxwell St. Market) 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM. Buy your own food. but parking is free. AFTER MANY … Read More

MAXWELL STREET FOUNDATION AT THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET Sunday October 8

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market Sunday, October 8, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market in the plaza of the Market office building, beneath the signs. Books, T-shirts and posters commemorating Maxwell Street history are available for sale!  The Maxwell Street Market, now located on Desplaines Avenue (between … Read More