You don’t have to sit at home alone to watch the Chicago Cubs play the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, thanks to the City of Evanston.

Instead, you can go to one of the four free watch parties to be held at the Chandler-Newberger Center, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, Levy Center, and Robert Crown Center for the following games:

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. (game begins at 7 p.m.)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. (game begins at 7 p.m.)
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. (game begins at 7 p.m.)
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. (game begins at 7 p.m.)
Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. (game begins at 7 p.m.) (if necessary)
Game 6: Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. (game begins at 7 p.m.) (if necessary)
Game 7: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. (game begins at 7 p.m.) (if necessary)

The Chandler-Newberger Center is located at 1028 Central St.; the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center is located at 1655 Foster St.; the Levy Senior Center is located at 300 Dodge Ave.; and the Robert Crown Center is located at 1701 Main St.

You can enjoy free popcorn at all four centers, and the Levy Center will also serve complimentary hot dogs. But you’ll need money for the vending machines if you get thirsty.

And when the Cubs win it all, the city’s emergency sirens will sound.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Emergency sirens

    "And when the Cubs win it all, the city's emergency sirens will sound." Bad idea. Very bad idea. Chicago did that in 2005 with the White Sox with lots of complaints. I know it is hard to believe, but many people will not associate sirens with a sporting event, and (gasp) may not even be paying attention to the world series. If the city insists on doing this nonsense, publicity has be everywhere and massive.

  2. Sirens
    If the Cubs win and the city sounds the sirens, I pity the Evanston Police dispatchers and desk officers. The phones will ring off the hook with people who did not get the message.

    1. Fire works and sirens.

      With the left over fourth of july fireworks and the sirens,it will sound like a war zone.GO CUBS…

  3. Not bad, but…

    Was it 1963 when Chicago set off sirens when Loyola won the NCAA national championship in basketball and the following day they had to admit it was a big mistake. Just letting you know.

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