Tour company Chicago for Chicagoans announces their second monthly event: Boystown Walking Touran information-packed 2-hour walking tour of the Boystown neighborhood, set to take place July 10 from 6-8 p.m.
The tour will feature special guest collaborator Andie Mckenzie Meadows, a queer femme activist, Boystown historian and photographer who will contribute her femme-focused and queer-inclusive perspective on the history of the U.S.'s first officially designated gay neighborhood.
Beginning at the Belmont Red/Brown Line stop, the Boystown tour will cover the history, architecture and landmarks of one of Chicago's loudest and most colorful neighborhoods. The afternoon will end with a meal at Nookie's Tree and an after-party at The Closet.
Chicago for Chicagoans was founded by Patti Swanson as an initiative to familiarize local Chicagoans with the rich history of their own neighborhoods. To maintain accessibility to the community, the tour company exists as a "pay-what-you-can" tour service and welcomes anyone interested in learning about Chicago neighborhoods.
To learn more about Chicago for Chicagoans visit their website, chicagoforchicagoans.weebly.com, and like their page on Facebook for updates on future neighborhood tours. If you are interested in Andie Mckenzie Meadows' Girls in Boystown project, you can find her work on her website, andiemeadows.com . Reserve your spot on the tour at bit.ly/boystowntour.