Hundreds gathered on May 28 at the only national cemetery for military veterans in the state, to honor the sacrifices of the tens of thousands buried there. Organized by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, the Memorial Day tribute honored servicemen and women going back to just after the Civil War. Days earlier, teams of volunteers planted more than 30,000 American flags by the headstones. Veterans shared their war memories with the crowd during the service, along with elected officials and local leaders. The ceremony concluded with the laying of wreaths, and the release of black balloons coinciding with a...Read More
Author: Nick Hansen
The Milwaukee Common Council for passed a measure protecting LGBT youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” The ordinance prohibits licensed mental health professionals from engaging in conversion therapy with minors and carries a civil penalty for each violation. Milwaukee is the first city in Wisconsin to pass such a measure. “The majority agreed that conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation by utilizing violent and damaging methods, has no place in the City of Milwaukee,” said Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson in a statement. “Conversion therapy has been found to...Read More
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
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
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The Hop, presented by Potawatomi
The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is planning a weekend-long slate of events to celebrate the launch of passenger service on Friday, November 2. While riding The Hop for the first time will be the centerpiece of “Grand Hop-ening” weekend, there will be activities all along the route to engage the community and introduce riders to the many great destinations you can connect to via The Hop. The “Grand Hop-ening” celebration will be centered around Cathedral Square Park in the heart of downtown and adjacent to The Hop’s eastbound and westbound platforms on Kilbourn Ave. The historic event will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2 with remarks from officials and the ceremonial launch of passenger service. The Hop’s official information tent will be open in the park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the weekend.
(Friday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Cathedral Square Park
520 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined forces with the Capitol360 Innovation Center for this special event. The Hackathon will take place the last weekend of Startup Week Milwaukee, and will be held at the brand new Cream City Labs inside Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee. We invite developers, designers, and musicians to generate ideas for music discovery, music distribution, connecting fans with their favorite artists, how radio stations like 88Nine can help fans learn more about the music they love and discover new music.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm CST
Northwestern Mutual Cream City Labs
33 North Van Buren Street 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Armistice Day, which began as
Armistice Day, which began as a day to promote world peace, has become Veterans Day, and too often celebrates militarism and war. Veterans For Peace and other peace and justice groups want to reclaim the day for peace. This is the 10th year we have held an event in the City Hall rotunda. All are welcome.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Milwaukee City Hall
200 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202