It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.
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1. Family movie night in Johnsons Park: “Space Jam”: Friday, Sept. 17
Friends of Johnsons Park and Alice’s Garden Urban Farm are hosting a family movie night. The event is free and open to the public. The groups will screen “Space Jam” at Johnsons Park, 2222 N. 19th St., at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17.
2. Fourth annual Promise Zone Bike Ride: Saturday, Sept. 18
Ald. Ashanti Hamilton and Ald. Khalif Rainey are hosting the fourth annual “Promise Zone Bike Ride.” The bike ride takes participants through the 30th Street Corridor. The ride is five miles long and is family-friendly and slow paced. It will begin at Garden Homes Park, 2600 W. Atkinson Ave., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. Click here to register for the event. DreamBikes will be offering tune ups before the event. A limited number of bikes will also be available to rent. For more details call Sarah Bregant at 414-444-8200, Ext. 8104 or via email at email@example.com
3. “Re-entry Unblemished” resource fair and panel discussion: Saturday, Sept. 18
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Sequanna Taylor (District 2) and All of US or None are hosting “Re-entry Unblemished.” The event is for individuals seeking information on how to re-enter society. There will be presentations from local leaders involved in the re-entry movement, including Judge Derek Mosley, Megan Morrisey of the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic and others. The event will take place at All of Us or None, 2821 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18.
4. A Summer of Healing final summer event: Saturday, Sept. 18
The City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention is hosting its final “Summer of Healing” event this weekend. The focus is suicide prevention, awareness and healing. The event will take place in Sherman Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18.
5. Ayuda Mutua MKE’s tacos y senderos/tacos and trails: Sunday, Sept. 19
Ayuda Mutua MKE is inviting the community to come out for tacos y senderos or tacos and trails. The group will be taking a guided walk along Hank Aaron Trail to learn about plants, connect to nature and explore. Kompali Taqueria will provide lunch following the walk. The group plans to meet at the Escuela Verde Newline Cafe, 3618 W. Pierce St., at noon on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Bonus: “Rock Da Block” concert and book bag giveaway: Saturday, Sept. 18
Dream Team United MKE is hosting “Rock Da Block,” a concert and book bag giveaway event. There will be free groceries, resources, a cookout and more. Masks and social distancing are required. The event will take place on the corner of North 35th and West Center streets from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. The African American Roundtable and V100.7 are sponsoring the event.
Bonus 2: Near West Side Week: Monday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 18
Near West Side Partners is hosting Near West Side Week through Saturday, Sept. 18. Each day features different events, which can be found here. Visit Near West Side restaurants, take historic and mural walking tours, enjoy movie night in the park and more. In case you missed it: OPINION: We created a support system during the pandemic. And we must keep it going.