Events and Things To Do

Uncorked at the Oak Park Conservatory
Fourth Fridays, June – September
June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, 2017 from
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Features at this Friday’s Uncorked: 
This Friday, July 28, enjoy art from Ten Thousand Villages, and wine, craft beer and appetizers from theSugar Beet Co-op.
Instead of music by Jim Anderson, who regrettably will be unable to perform, the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory is pleased to announce that Jazz•ology, led by Jamaal Crowder, a rising instrumentalist, composer and arranger, will be playing. Check out their sound at or The group is a frequent guest of Chicago-area theatre productions such as the city’s Shakespeare in the Park, and Chicago’s 2nd Story.

Purchase advance tickets online at or at the Oak Park Conservatory (credit card only); or at the door (cash or credit card). $18 at the door/$16 in advance and $14 in advance for FOPCON members (one per individual member; two per family member; four per premier member).  Admission includes two drink tickets and one food token. Must be 21 or over. Visit to become a member.

2017 Member Lecture Series: Cultivating Joy

FREE for FOPCON members;
$10 for non-members.

Go to Join FOPCON on our website to become a member.
Light refreshments will be served, and a special Conservatory Tour will be available before the lecture at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, August 17, 7 to 8 p.m.
Joy of Harvesting
Lecturer: Regan Cronin

Pre-register for the lectures at or in person at the Oak Park Conservatory (in advance or at the door) or Ridgeland Common using the form in the Park District paper catalog.

All lectures held at the Oak Park Conservatory.

Herbert M. Rubinstein Garden 

Stop by to view the Rubinstein Garden. The photo shows our plant wall which is filled with green and flowering plants. In the garden, you will find small Hosta and beautiful chartreuse Hakonechloa grass which will spread to make lovely mats. Other plants include oakleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia), Epimedium and large grasses. We are proud of this lovely garden!

Look at the Wonderful FOPCON Video

The Parks Foundation produced an excellent video about FOPCON.  It is on their website as well as ours.  Take a look here:

Bravo to the Parks Foundation!