Meet Buena Park Neighbors’ Estelle Chandler

Estelle Chandler has lived in Buena Park for six years.  She is in charge of all of Buena Park Neighbors’ events from the concerts and movies in the park to the safe trick-or-treating to the quarterly community meetings that bring people together from all parts of the neighborhood.

She loves to entertain and loves to connect neighbors to make Buena Park the best that it can be.

Estelle had her own design company for 13 years that produced art that was sold in nine countries working with museums and retailers, including Barney’s NY, the Juillard School and the Guggenheim Museum.

She uses her design experience and her event background, including her past as a speaker for Welcome Wagon, to create and produce the best events for Buena Park Neighbors.

Estelle and her team are excited about the events that will be at Buena Circle Park this summer.  It starts with a concert by Long Tall Deb & Colin John on June 3.  Then on July 13 at dusk we will have our first movie, “Star Wars.” On August 13 the second concert will feature the group Hard Wire. Finally, on August 31 at dusk we will have the movie “Home.”

Estelle and her team work hard to make these events a success, and we are thankful for these efforts.  Mark your calendar now.  It is going to be a fun summer.


Author: bikeuptown46

I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

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