Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization

Just Say Hello


Apr 14


Share food, meet neighbors, connect more deeply with your community!  Project 55407 has four great ways for you to “Just Say Hello”!

Project 55407 is a collaborative project from CANDO and Obsidian Arts that is working to build community connections between neighbors and the greater community.  There are four initiatives including a Community Recipe Book, “Just Say Hello” Film Festival, Hello Trading Cards and a community mosaic project.  Join us!

Community Recipe Book

There are 20 blank recipe books that need your recipes and stories cycling around Central Neighborhood!  Stop into the CANDO Community Space 3736 Chicago Ave S or Obsidian Arts Office in the Pillsbury House and Theatre 3501 Chicago Ave S to submit your recipes.  You can also download your recipe form here and drop it off to the CANDO Community Space.

Your recipe will be a gift to the community, all recipes will be free to download online or make copies of in the CANDO Community Space.

Please commit to bring your recipe to a community potluck on Saturday June 14th in the CANDO Community Space as part of the 38th and Chicago BBQ and Music Festival!

Download The Recipe Form

“Just Say Hello” Film Festival

Submit a video of you and your family, neighbors and friends just saying Hello!  Everyone has their own style and we want to see yours!  You can do anything in the video from literally saying Hello to dancing your Hello.  Videos will be shown and celebrated at the June 14th BBQ and Music Festival where neighbors will come together to hear, see and celebrate connecting in our community!

Videos should be 60 seconds long.

Submit your “Just Say Hello” Video to hannah@thecentralneighborhood.com with the subject line “Hello” by June 11th to be sure it makes it’s way into the festival.

Hello Trading Cards

Cross the fence and “Just Say Hello!” to a neighbor!  Project 55407 will be delivering door-hangers with trading cards in four languages to you!  Trade these cards with neighbors and bring a card you have received on Saturday June 14th to the CANDO Community Space to enter a drawing for a prizes!  Along the journey of the Hello Trading cards you have the opportunity to learn four new ways to say Hello in other languages spoken in 55407!

Community Mosaic Project

Pieces of all of us make up the 55407 community!  There are two opportunities to paint pieces of a mosaic that will live in the CANDO Community Space.  Please keep checking here for dates and times to be posted for community paint parties!

Have any questions about Project 55407?  Want to learn more and get involved?  Need interpretation or anything else to access the initiatives?  Contact us by phone at 612.824.1333.

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