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. Blxck MKE “March on Washington”: Friday, Aug. 28
BLXCK MKE is hosting a “March on Washington.” The march will begin at the Urban Ecology Center located in Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.
2. Neighborhood rummage sale: Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30
Friends of Valley Park & Gardens is hosting a socially distanced neighborhood rummage sale. The sale will take place in the Valley Pigsville near the North 39th Street and West St. Paul Avenue area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30. If you are interested in selling, contact Anna Stone at email@example.com or call 414-530-7525.
3. Chicanx National Day of Action and Resistance: Saturday, Aug. 29
Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression and El Pueblo MKE are celebrating Chicanx National Day of Action and Resistance. The groups plan to begin the event with a march. There will also be an opportunity to hear from local speakers and to support artists, activists and vendors. The event will take place in the southwest parking lot of the Mitchell Park Domes on the corner of South 26th and West Pierce streets from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29.
4. Cash mob for Triciclo Perú: Sunday, Aug. 30
Mr. Dye’s Pies is hosting a cash mob for the restaurant Triciclo Perú, 3801 W. Vliet St., from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30. The goal is for a mass of people to show up and support a local business. Triciclo Perú offers an array of Peruvian food from empanadas to anticuchos.
5. The Black August bike ride: Sunday, Aug. 30
Red Bike & Green Milwaukee is hosting a bike ride as a part of Black August. The ride will begin at the 5 Points Gallery & Studios, 3514 N. Port Washington Ave., at 1:30 p.m. and go until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30. Black August is a recognition and celebration of the history of Black resistance and rebellion that began in August from the Haitian Revolution to the Ferguson Uprising and more.
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