It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events we think you shouldn’t miss. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Bronzeville Week 2019: Monday, Aug. 5 to Saturday, Aug. 10
Bronzeville Week kicked off with the HaRUNBee walk/run this past Saturday, August 3, but the festivities are continuing all week long. Click here for the full list of events, which include trivia game night, a trolley ride, walks with Mayor Tom Barrett and more.
2. Third annual Ignace Community Health Fair: Tuesday, Aug. 6
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center is hosting its third annual health fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. The goal is to educate the community with demonstrations, a farmer’s market, free health screenings and more. The fair will be held in the parking lot behind the clinic, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St.
3. The South Side’s National Night Out: Tuesday, Aug. 6
Milwaukee residents are invited to participate in the 15th annual South Side National Night Out at Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St., Tuesday, Aug. 6. The event, which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, is free and includes food, fun activities and resources. National Night Out starts at 4 p.m.
4. LGBTQ+ youth substance use prevention summit: Thursday, Aug. 8
LGBTQ+ youth and their allies are invited to a panel discussion on substance use prevention from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. The event is free and includes a resource fair and a drag show. The event will take place at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 108 E. Wells St. To register click here.
5. Library Loud Days with American Klassiks: Thursday, Aug. 8
The Milwaukee Public Library and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee are presenting Library Loud Days at the Martin Luther King Branch, 310 W. Locust St., on Thursday, Aug. 8. The event is a part of Bronzeville Week and will feature performances by Klassik, SistaStrings and Nickel&Rose. The show will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bonus: Black Cotton at Alice’s Garden: Wednesday, Aug. 7
Julius Tillery, a fifth-generation black cotton farmer, is coming to speak at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Tillery will discuss what it is like being a black farm owner in a discriminated industry. He will speak at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m.
About Ana Martinez-Ortiz
Ana serves as NNS’ newly created community engagement reporter and is responsible for writing stories that help our readers navigate their lives as well as making sure they know the fun things that are happening in their neighborhoods. You can email her here or call (414) 604-6397.
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