The prototypical urban immigrant community, Bridgeport is to Chicago Illinois what Staten Island is to New York, and a huge source of cultural diversity for the Area. This tiny working-class Chicago suburb is home to some 35,000 hard working people, most of whom are either second or third generation Americans. The town's population is composed primarily of a much storied population of Irish and perhaps inexplicably Lithuanian descent. In fact, Bridgeport is home to Lithuanica Avenue, a street which some 60% of Chicago's Lithuanian population calls home. Perhaps a perfect microcosm of Chicago, Illinois Bridgeport is also home to equal parts people of Asian and Hispanic descent, who comprise more than 505 of its total population. Though Bridgeport Illinois is a small suburb, being bordered on the North and West by the Chicago River, on the south by Pershing Road, and on the east by Canal Street it has several K-12 schools to service the children. Mark Sheridan Academy, Philip D. Armour School, Robert Healy School, Charles N. Holden School, and George B. McClellan School are Bridgeport's main educational institutions, as well as several small private and specialty schools in the area. Shopping and distractions are fairly non-existent in Bridgeport, since the area is almost entirely residentially zoned. However, as any resident of this colorful community will tell you, roadside carts and outdoor eating establishments are prevalent in some areas, and the scent of a wide variety of cultural foods fills the air on many of Bridgeport, Illinois' public thoroughfares.
Events in Bridgeport
ZHOU B ART GALLERY
at Zhou B Art Center
This will be my first show at a gallery in the city of Chicago. Come support some truly amazing artists in a great city!
HOPS! 22nd Annual Oktoberfest Party 2019
at VFW Post 5079
The best Oktoberfest in Chicago! The 22nd Annual HOPS!
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
Sox Crawl A Pre-Game Bar Crawl In The Stadium -Game Tix Included
PHOTO CONTEST: Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using "#SoxCrawl" Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be announced after the crawl! Be a Sox Crawl Champ, and post a picture from ever
Corvinus Prophecy Exhibition
at 4Art SPACE
4Art Space is proud to Present: CORVINUS PROPHECY, The complex symbolism of Raven’s and Crows has connected the material world with the world of the spirits for hundreds of years.
Repertorio Latino Theater introduces Hotel-Ó, a lyric experiment that departs from the classical Othello to cultivate the concept of COMPERSION as the opposite of jealousy.
God's Closet Halloween Party
at God's Closet
Join us for our annual God's Closet Halloweenie Roast!
at Bridgeport Art Center
Shop from over 250+ of the country’s foremost voices in craft and design, sip on a warm seasonal cocktail, snap a holiday photo, enjoy live vinyl DJ sets, workshop, and more.