It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please submit your news by clicking here at least two weeks in advance.
1. Bounce Milwaukee’s monthly pinball tournament: Friday, June 17
This Friday, and the third Friday of every month, is Bounce Milwaukee’s monthly pinball tournament. This month’s tournament starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at Bounce Milwaukee, located at 2801 S. 5th Court.
2. 2022 Sixteenth Street Bike Day: Saturday, June 18
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers hosts this free community wellness event with food and activities including bike fitting, kid’s activities, Zumba and salsa instruction and a chance to pick up a free bike helmet. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Kosciuszko (Kozy) Park, located at South 9th Street and West Lincoln Avenue.
3. Connecting Communities on the South Side: Friday, June 17
Learn about positive changes to the streets and in the neighborhood, including a DIY skatepark. The tour starts at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17 at the intersection of South 9th Street and West National Avenue. More information here.
4. Black-owned summer marketplace: Saturday, June 18
Support Black vendors at this market, organized by MKE Black, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Deer District, located at 1133 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Download the MKE Black app to learn more about what is available through Black-owned businesses in Milwaukee.
5. Family fun days in the garden: Saturday, June 18
Make a mini-garden in a jar with the family at this neighborhood gathering at the Westlawn Community Garden. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at 6301 W. Custer Ave.
BONUS: Celebrate Juneteenth: All weekend
We’ve compiled a list of things to do all weekend for Juneteenth here.