Evening On Astor

1040-50 N. Lake Shore Drive

The World's Most Elegant Block Party!

32nd Annual Evening on Astor
September 3, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

There is NO rain date.


The Evening Begins A Gold Coast Neighbors' Favorite!
The Gold Coast Neighbors Association has hosted Evening on Astor since 1982. This annual block party and fund-raiser for GCNA brings nearly eight hundred people together for an evening of fun on Astor Street. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and support your neighborhood. Special thanks to our corporate sponsor this year, RE/MAX Premier Properties.

Free of charge. For everyone's safety, please remember that dogs and skateboards are not permitted.

Availability is limited and we usually sell out so please reserve promptly to avoid disappointment. Tables come furnished with a vinyl cover, but we encourage you to be creative and design your own special, festive table-scape. Tables come in two sizes: 36" diameter round tables that seat 4 people, and 8' x 30" rectangular tables that seat 8 people. We recommend a maximum of 4 guests for the smaller table and 8 guests for the larger table. Awards will be given during the event to the best table designs. 


8 top tables: $275/members & $300/non-members
4 top tables: $175/members & $200/non-members




Sorry, no refunds on table reservations cancelled less than one week prior to the event.

Sorry, no refunds on table reservations due to weather.

Sorry, no guarantees of table location OR of table groupings.  Only one table per purchase.

Evening on Astor features musical entertainment by the Michael Lerich Band, dancing, and food trucks.


Food & Beverages

Beer, wine, soda and water can be purchased during the event, provided by the Division Street Merchants.  In addition, you can purchase frozen yogurt courtesy of Yogurtland.  We are excited to announce that new this year, you can purchase pizza, sandwiches, meatballs, lobster rolls, etc., from our food truck patrons!!! 

You have the option this year to pre-order food and desserts for your table, whether it’s large or small orders.  Please check out our patrons and their pre-order offerings, if available.  As beverage and food sales are part of our fundraising efforts for Gold Coast Neighbors Association, we appreciate your support of our vendors during Evening on Astor.

Da Lobsta - Offering for sale Lobster Rolls, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster Chopped Salad or Lobster Kale Salad.  To pre-order for the event, contact jwolf@dalobstachicago.com.

Giordano's Pizza - Offering for sale 6" personal size pizzas, either cheese or spinach stuffed base, with available toppings of pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, onion or mushroom.  Giordano's feels that pre-orders are not necessary for the event and they will be able to accommodate everyone who wants pizza during the event.

Jack's Fork in the Road - Offering for sale several outstanding sandwiches (roast pork loin, buffalo chicken, grilled veggie and grilled cheese), along with shareable pastas and salads.  To pre-order for the event, please email jj4fore@gmail.com.

Meat Loaf a Go-Go - Offering for sale cupcake-sized fabulous meatloaf and scrumptious toppings to include The Mother Load, Herby Turkey Load, No Buns about it Burger Loaf, and El Loafo Del Fuego.  To pre-order for the event, call 773-698-6667.

Yogurtland - Offering for sale various flavors of frozen yogurt in individual serving cups, along with a variety of toppings.  To pre-order large orders for the event, call Maxine or Allan at 312-573-9063.

Evening on Astor Angels
Evening on Astor relies on Angels to support this event with a financial donation. For information about Angel opportunities, please call the GCN office at (312) 332-6122.

Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for neighbors to assist with all facets of this event. We particularly need volunteers the day of the event to help with:

  • set up
  • ticket sales
  • clean up after the festivities

An hour of your time is all we ask and it's a great way to meet your neighbors. For more information, please contact GCNA at (312) 332-6122.


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