As part of the Brady Street Experience announced by Alderman Nik Kovac, the iconic neighborhood thoroughfare was closed to car traffic from August 31 to September 1 to allow for “Bike-Only” parking in celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary. From Van Buren Street to Farwell Avenue, along both sides of Brady Street, hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycles were parked engine to engine. Organized by the Brady Street Business Improvement District (BID #11), the event and entertainment was specifically geared to riding enthusiasts. Block parties began at mid-day on August 31, and continued up to the doorstep of Labor Day. The eight-block...Read More
Author: Lee Matz
Of all the bike images that come to mind with the name of Harley-Davidson, a stunt bike is not usually one of them. That stunt title fits better with the smaller Japanese sports bikes that can be stripped down easily, not the big touring cycles with their size and weight. But for Cole Freeman of the Ill Conduct Stunt Team, his passion for Harley-Davidson has literally driven him to break records using the Milwaukee-built machines. From wheelies, to stoppies, and all sorts of gravity-defying maneuvers, Cole and his team entertained international crowds at the Harley-Davidson Museum during its 115th...Read More
The AlleyWayz live performance series of acoustic concerts took place over the summer in the Black Cat Alley District of Milwaukee’s East Side, showcasing five emerging Milwaukee musicians in partnership with five muralists. The format presented an intimate venue with engaging performances, attended by hundreds of local residents and an online audience. The series came together as a collaboration of creatives from across the city, organized by Aaron Davis, experience designer with BLK SHP; Enrique Rodriguez, founder of Magic Studios; and Stacey Williams-Ng, program director of Black Cat Alley. “This was exactly the kind of thing we hoped would...Read More
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee’s much anticipated sports and entertainment venue, officially opened its doors to the public on August 26 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the plaza outside of the world-class downtown arena. As part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, former Bucks owner Senator Herb Kohl was honored with the street naming dedication of Herb Kohl Way, for the section of 4th Street that passed in front of the Arena. In addition, the world’s largest welcome mat, measuring 92-feet long by 24-feet wide, was unveiled outside of Fiserv Forum to welcome the community into its new home. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was...Read More
The Miller High Life Theater hosted a news conference with Alderman Khalif J. Rainey and community leaders on August 20 to launch Hip-Hop Week MKE, the first official city-wide event of its kind. The inaugural event runs from August 20 to August 26 at various venues around Milwaukee. Alderman Rainey, who sponsored the successful legislation that created Hip-Hop Week MKE, invited the public to attend and be a part of the historic launch. Programming includes sessions on health and wellness, employment opportunities, financial literacy, civic engagement, and live musical performances. “The idea for Hip-Hop Week MKE is to take...Read More
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center opened a $13 million addition in 1999, tripling its space to showcase visual and performing arts, with ten galleries, a theater, performance spaces, studio-classrooms, and rotating exhibitions of contemporary work by international and emerging talent. With more than 20,000 individual pieces of art, the collection focuses primarily on works by artist-environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works developed in its residency program. The art center is also known for its artist-created public toilets, which cultural historian Barbara Penner uses as the introduction to her 2013 book “Bathroom.” Situated 57 miles north of...Read More
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Be a part of the
Be a part of the celebration as thousands ride through the streets of downtown Milwaukee celebrating 115 years of freedom before landing at the lakefront for one final hurrah. Be amazed at every turn as riders from around the world wave their hometown flags proudly right here in the birthplace of Harley-Davidson. Riders and the community will line the route to see the beauty and the brawn of customized motorcycles and unique show bikes. The parade kicks off at 45th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, continues east through downtown Milwaukee and lands at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary and H.O.G. 35th Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park. We’ve welcomed them home, and we’ll send them off in style.
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201
For a long time, Milwaukee's
For a long time, Milwaukee’s harbor has been seen as “off limits” or unwelcoming, but it’s time to show everyone its true potential. Join Harbor District, Inc. (Rain or Shine) outside the School of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Ave.) at the East end of Greenfield Ave for Harbor Fest. This family-friendly festival includes fun activities like a boat parade, paddling lessons, fishing lessons, a bike tour, street games, music, and food.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Harbor District Milwaukee
600 E Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
Since its Inception in 2009,
Since its Inception in 2009, Yacht Blast for Kids has granted more than 160 wishes for deserving wish children through Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Generous boat owners take more than 30 wish families out on their yachts and return back to celebrate with the public. There will be a large screen TV broadcasting the game, Packer pools, 50/50 raffles, auctions, bounce houses, face painting and more! What better way to celebrate the Packer Game than making wishes come true for children living with critical illnesses.
(Sunday) 11:30 am - 4:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international PARK(ing) Day movement for the second year. On Friday, September 21, 2018, parking spaces around the globe will be temporarily reclaimed for people. In downtown Milwaukee, a dozen metered spaces will be transformed into new territories for creative experimentation, activation, socializing and play.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Downtown BID
600 E Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Join us for the Annual
Join us for the Annual Black Cat Alley Mural Festival where we unveil and celebrate five new artworks created in the Alley in 2018. Official site for Doors Open Milwaukee. Enjoy dance performances, food trucks, and plenty of art as we unveil new murals at Black Cat Alley. Just across Kenilworth at UWM, the mysterious new Fall Experiment will be taking place as well. Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and gener8tor, Fall Experiment will explore the future with a series of FREE tech talks, art, film, music and gaming experiences. Artists will be available throughout the weekend to talk about their artworks and answer questions about the realities of mural installations. And, the Grand Finale Concert for AlleyWayz, featuring female vocalists Amanda Huff and Hannah Mrozak.
22 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 8:00 pm CST
Black Cat Alley
2122 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women,
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women, and our supporters as we honor the great Vel Phillips, mobilize voters for November elections, and stand in solidarity with our national partner, Black Women’s Blueprint. We will march down Vel Phillips Avenue and conclude at Clinton Rose Park located at 3045 N. MLK Drive with closing speakers and a resource fair. Food will be served after the march.
Allies and Men are welcome to participate during the rallying portions of the event. Please respect the space during the march portion for Black Women Only.
Just like last year, Men wear green, Allies wear red, Black women wear black! We’re all doing powerful work in different ways. Let’s share what we are doing and bring as many other Black women into our work as we can. There are more to reach and teach.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
2323 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212