The magic of Chinese art concluded in Milwaukee for another season, as dozens of larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays went dark across 10 acres of the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Whitnall Park. Each year it takes 24 artisans from China more than a month to construct the lantern exhibition on-site, welding metal frames, lighting them from within, covering the framework in brightly colored fabric, and hand-painting finishing touches. The effort in 2017 ultimately produced a 200-foot dragon, a phoenix with a long undulating tail, glowing flowers, swans, fish, and pandas for the local public to enjoy. The outdoor cultural exhibit...Read More
Author: Nick Hansen
The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) and Fondy Food Center celebrated the grand opening of Fondy Park on September 16. The full day of festivities took place at 2200 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue, and included the Centennial anniversary of the Farmers Market. With a history that dates back to 1917, the Fondy Farmers Market has been suppling fresh produce to Milwaukee’s Northside. The vacant lot next to the market was converted into a storm water park and community green space through the city’s HOME GR/OWN program, which has been greenscaping North Avenue from 8th to 27th...Read More
The 11th Annual Tomato Romp Festival, a day of eating, drinking and throwing over-ripe tomatoes, splattered Milwaukee’s East Side September 9. In 2006, the East Side made Milwaukee the first city in America to host a rotten tomato fight inspired by La Tomatina in Spain. Now the event is imitated in cities across the country including New York City, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Maglio Companies donated 8,000 pounds of inedible, over-ripe tomatoes for the tomato fight that took place Murray Avenue. It has become a tradition for many tomato fight fans to dress in costume for...Read More
The celebration of Bronzeville Week continues until August 12, focusing on culture, history, art, commerce, entertainment, and community, inspired by the enthusiasm and attractiveness of Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville District.Read More
Photojournalist Nicholas Hansen documented the community participation in Tia Richardson’s “Sherman Park Rising” mural project over multiple days, from July 19 to 23, that took place on a brick wall adjacent to the corner of 48th and Center Streets.Read More
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On March 24, the kids
On March 24, the kids and families of “March For Our Lives” will take to the streets from Washington DC to Milwaukee to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. March with us on March 24, and the collective voices of the “March For Our” Lives movement will be heard.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Join Discovery World for a
Join Discovery World for a robot and technology invasion. This event will feature robots of all shapes, sizes, and uses with a chance to meet their makers. Local FIRST Robotics Teams of all levels, university students, and professionals will be showcasing their engineering skills along with robots built for competition, industry, and entertainment.
28 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - 31 (Saturday) 4:00 pm CST
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202