Netflix, Amazon, and modern streaming services may have cleaned up at the Emmy Awards, but there’s one area where viewers seem to prefer the classics: theme songs. A new survey conducted by audio branding specialist PHMG revealed that 21% of voters named Happy Days as America’s most memorable TV theme. The show ran from 1974 to 1984 on ABC, finishing up after 11 seasons with a total of 255 episodes. It was followed by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (14%), while Cheers, Gilligan’s Island and Friends were tied for third (8%). The survey was conducted among 1,000 US consumers....Read More
The line of motorcycles at the entrance to Harley-Davidson, Inc.’s 115th anniversary celebration at Milwaukee’s Veterans Park is at least a dozen deep. Riders of all ages grin and rev their engines at the sight of a radio microphone. A man with an impressive gray handlebar mustache flashes a grin and a blonde 20-something woman gives a thumbs up. The mood of the party is joyful. The riders have come from all over the world to celebrate a company that has given them what many say is more than a hobby — it’s a way of life. “The motorcycle,...Read More
In 1945, at the end of WW II, Milwaukee had 350 miles of streetcar lines and 198 miles of interurban electric trains that served Burlington, East Troy, Waukesha and Sheboygan. In addition passenger trains connected to Madison, Green Bay, Chicago and beyond. There were over 80 round trips to Chicago provided by the Milwaukee Road, the Northwestern RR and the electric North Shore Line. In addition there were 110 miles of electric bus lines run by the Milwaukee Transit Lines. All of this service was privately-owned and paid substantial state and local taxes. In the post-war era, the US...Read More
As Milwaukee competes with Houston and Miami in bids to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, the city’s ability to accommodate roughly 50,000 attendees will be examined by the search committee this week. Nearly all of the members of the DNC’s search committee for the 2020 convention are doing a site visit in Milwaukee this week where they’ll explore the city, its venues and meet with both community and business leaders. Wisconsin’s “purple state” status is also a factor, according to the head of the search committee. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joined search committee members Tuesday at the new...Read More
Amid severe shortages in affordable housing, receiving a voucher after years of waiting can feel like literally winning the lottery for a low-income family. But that’s just the first step in a long and arduous process for families in search of a decent place to live. Families who receive a voucher then have to find an apartment that meets the program’s requirements and a landlord willing to rent to them. That means sifting through countless apartment advertisements, making numerous calls, and dealing with a chorus of “Nos” when they ask if landlords accept housing vouchers. In a new Urban...Read More
On the rocky beach at Little Girls Point County Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the heavy wash of Lake Superior seeking the shore rolls stones the size of softballs back and forth in the surf. The power and immensity of the lake seems immutable. If there is anything in nature that will withstand the passing of time, this inland ocean would seem a likely candidate. Peter Annin knows better. The author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, which examines the fight to protect the lakes from an encroaching and increasingly water-starved world, has stood in the dry ocean bed...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