It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. Diverse Dining’s Father’s Day drive-in: Saturday, June 20
Diverse Dining is hosting a Father’s Day drive-in from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. The drive-in will be held at the Parklawn Assembly of God parking lot, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd. Fathers eat free and meals cost between $6 to $12. Food tickets can be purchased in advance online.
2. Parking meters have been reinstated
Earlier this week, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works reinstated the use of parking meters. People are encouraged to use the MKE Park app for a contactless payment method. Non-metered restrictions, including daytime parking permits, alternate-side parking and night parking permits, are not being enforced. Those restrictions will be resumed at a later date.
3. All Black Lives Matter march: Saturday, June 20
A Black Lives Matter march will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. The focus of this march is inclusivity, with an emphasis on All Black Lives Matter. The march will begin at 2288 N. Lake Drive and continue south.
4. We Care Crew’s community bike drive: Saturday, June 20
The We Care Crew is hosting a community bike drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. The bike drive will take place at Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., and McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51st Blvd. Residents are encouraged to donate their gently used bikes. The bikes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
5. Tour historic Concordia neighborhood homes: Saturday, June 20
The Historic Concordia Neighborhood Home Tour is going virtual on Saturday, June 20. Through the website or app, individuals can virtually tour over 30 homes and other iconic landmarks in Milwaukee. The virtual tours are 360-degree videos that include photos and more.
Bonus: Celebrate Juneteenth Day: Friday, June 19
Although the annual Juneteenth Day parade and street festival have been canceled due to COVID-19, the celebration will carry on. Read Princess Safiya Byers’ article on where and how to celebrate Juneteenth Day this year.
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