“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” – Rosa Parks The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will keep a seat open and the headlights shining on its entire fleet on Friday, December 1, 2017, to honor the life...Read More
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To provide faster and more efficient service on Capitol Drive, Route 62 and the RedLine, both of which serve Capitol Drive, will be seeing significant changes. Starting Sunday, December 3, the Route 62 will fully merge with the RedLine. While some Route 62 stops will be discontinued, most will be served by the improved RedLine. We’ve made this change with our riders in mind. This merge means more consistent arrival times all day, faster ride times that speed up your trip, improved access, more connections on Capitol Drive, and an easier-to-understand route and schedule. On average, RedLine buses will...Read More
June 29, 2017 Statement by Alderman Cavalier: What’s in a name? An intentional shift Like many urban centers in the United States, the Milwaukee region faces large issues that have roots in many causes. Decades ago, the city of Milwaukee – The Machine Shop of the World – was heralded as one the best places for African Americans in the country. In the decades since, deindustrialization in the American Midwest, the appeal of cheap labor in the union sparse South, the opening of opportunities for businesses to operate on a global scale in places with little if any regulation...Read More
“We are very pleased with the progress of the Freshwater Plaza project. There has been a substantial amount of interest in this development from both local and national tenants. We expect this interest will continue as we approach the building’s official completion and the Cermak Fresh Market opening. It is exciting in our business to see a plan come to fruition that will provide meaningful impact on a neighborhood well into the future.” – Wayne Wiertzema, President | Wangard Partners, Inc. Wangard Partners, Inc. as finalized six leases with local and national tenants, who will occupy space within the...Read More
The Westown Association released its musical line-up for the 2017 River Rhythms Season. Jam-packed with great performers like Celtica Pipes Rock, BROTHER and King Solomon, the free concert series begins its season on June 14 with Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson. Free concerts continue each Wednesday until August 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park, on Old World Third Street between Kilbourn and State Streets. The 2017 line-up of music performances: JUNE 14 In partnership with Summerfest and the Milwaukee County Historical Society WILLY PORTER & CARMEN NICKERSON Midwest artists Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson...Read More
Community partners, businesses, and school groups have commited to cleaning up the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers. This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, with the support of MMSD, will launch an Adopt-A-River Program. The program allows individuals, companies, organizations, and community groups to adopt sections of waterways throughout the Milwaukee River Basin by committing to cleaning up those sections for a minimum of two times per year. “MMSD is excited that the Adopt-A-River Program gives citizens the opportunity to care for our rivers in ways that can transform their understanding and commitment to protecting local waterways...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