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
Author: Nick Hansen
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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