What we're about

Please join our mailing list at this link: http://vid.us/smyzum . Also check out our own webpage at Windy City Explorers (http://www.windycityexplorers.com).

We run events on Meetup, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/windycityexplorers/) and sometimes on Eventbrite (http://windycityexplorers.eventbrite.com). We do this on three different platforms because we have people who like and dislike each service. Sometimes we post on all three and sometimes just one of these. Please bookmark our page:

Please visit and LIKE our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/windycityexplorers/) Page at this link (https://www.facebook.com/windycityexplorers/). Facebook, for better or worse, is the best place to interact, share photos and see supplemental information about our walks. You have to "LIKE" the page for it to appear in your feed. If you don't like Facebook, you can still get our material via the mailing list and Eventbrite linked above.

We are explorers of urban Chicago. We check out neighborhoods, restaurants, parks, historical sites and other notable Chicagoland locations. These are places you might not otherwise travel alone. The convenience of group activities lends itself to lots of new opportunities and friendships. We must be on to something, because people keep coming back!

We are a welcoming group of people of all race, creed, religion, color, age and gender. YOU are welcome to join us if you can keep up, are friendly and interested in meeting new people who will enrich your life!

Please visit and like our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/windycityexplorers/) Page at this link (https://www.facebook.com/windycityexplorers/).

If you'd like to interact further with your friends from this group, we encourage you to hook up with our Linkedin Group at this link and to be sure to post your other social media contact information in your profile. Many of us have done this and it helps to keep in touch!

Our group founders are local real estate brokers with our very own independent brokerage, the Windy City Explorers Real Estate LLC! We would love to assist you in buying or selling a home in Chicagoland. Visit their website at this link (http://www.move2chicago.us).

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Tom & Chantal maintain an email list to provide news, stories and information of interest to the Windy City Explorers. Please sign up at this link: http://vid.us/smyzum

Upcoming events (3)

Three Ships Walk!

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Please join me for a walk along Chicago's beautiful lakefront as we explore three ships! Meet at the Bean on Saturday at noon and we'll take in the holiday sights of Millennium Park, walk the serpentine bridge to see the skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park and then head over to see my favorite three ships on the shore of Lake Michigan. These will include the historic icebreaker Abegweit, the training vessel Manatra and the Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw. On this walk you'll learn the fascinating history of these ships and enjoy the rare opportunity to board a United States Coast Guard ship! This is a one way walk from the Bean to the lakefront, close to Navy Pier. We'll cover a distance of less than two miles. Before or afterwards we encourage you to go skating at the Millennium Park Ice Rink and/or the Maggie Daley skating ribbon. Skating is free and skate rental is available at both places. The Coast Guard Ship Mackinaw will be here with a load of Christmas Trees! Check out this YouTube film: https://youtu.be/bWmxVaYh488

Free tickets! PORCH PLAY, An Instant Drama One Act (improv drama)

We're papering the house! It's closing weekend, and that means free tickets for Meetup! Theatre Momentum presents: Porch Play An Instant Drama One Act Production by the ensemble. A world premiere, created nightly. PORCH PLAY is an instant play in one act. Improv actors are instant playwrights, and this production draws on that skill to create complex interweaving lives and storytelling with depth and honesty. Elements of comedy and drama are folded into the story in equal measure. PORCH PLAY is Dana Besmanoff, Megan Clarke, Jamie Custer, Matt Elwell, Matthew Hellon Hodges, Jennifer LaVoie, Alex Morales, Brittany Oliver, Haylee Pasche, Whitney Pipes, Ricci Prioletti, and Taylor Sorrel. Directed by Joe Sergio. Performances: Friday and Saturday nights, 8:30 PM through December 7 Location: Theatre Momentum 1803 W. Byron St Suite 216 Chicago, IL 60613 Tickets: FREE for you! Use the code "Meetup" to get your free tickets. Please note, online ticket sales end ONE HOUR before the show, but there's usually still tickets at the door. Thanks! Get your tickets here: http://theatremomentum.com/shows/ Stick around after the show to talk to the cast and mix and mingle with other Meetup folks over at Goldie's Bar! See you then!

Office Hours: At Your Service!

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This event, date and time merely serve as a placeholder and notice of a unique opportunity for individual consultation. We're happy to visit with you anywhere, anytime convenient for us. Read the full details below. Would you enjoy your very own private consultation about things to see and do in Chicago? Are you looking for a new venue or experience for yourself, your business or your family? Perhaps you've got family coming to town and you're looking for recommendations on creating an unforgettable experience. Perhaps you're thinking of dipping your toe into something new and need recommendations for particular and specific things. We are here to lend a hand and offer you a private one-on-one consultation based on the extensive resources we've developed in the Windy City Explorers! Our experience extends not only to things in Chicago. We have experiences across the globe we'd love to share. We can tell you all about crossing the ocean in a small sailboat, hiking the hills of Ireland, enjoying a bottle of wine at the Eiffel Tower or a quick weekend getaway to Milwaukee, San Francisco, Vegas or New York City!! This is a complimentary but reciprocal service where you'll be giving to us in addition to receiving our counsel. You see, we offer this service as a way to get to know our members! It's extremely valuable for us to connect with YOU individually on a personal basis and learn from one another. We'd love to hear your feedback of our events and take the opportunity to share what we each have to offer. Contact us privately by sending a message to arrange your visit. These office hours take place at one of our "creativity lounges" throughout the city at a location and time convenient for both of us. We'll discuss the particulars when you reach out to us. Remember, the only cost to you for this consultation is your genuine feedback, camaraderie and willingness to listen to us as we share some cool things for you! Don't know just what it is you're looking for?? We can help with that too. Just reach out and let's chat!

Past events (489)

Scavenger Hunt!

Navy Pier


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