It’s Monday 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. Deadline for comments on Bronzeville Zoning Overlay Study: Monday, August 15
The Bronzeville Zoning Overlay Study is a set of recommendations for zoning in the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District in Harambee. The goal is “to make sure future development supports the growth of Bronzeville as a cultural and entertainment destination that highlights African-American arts and culture.” See the plan here. Provide comment on the plan here through Monday, Aug. 15.
2. Narcan training at Turner Hall: Wednesday, Aug. 17
Be trained in the use of naloxone, or Narcan, and be ready to save someone’s life from opioid overdose. This training starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Turner Hall, located at 1034 Vel R. Phillips Ave. In case you missed it: Could new naloxone medication help stem overdose deaths in Milwaukee?
3. A day of fun in Johnsons Park: Wednesday, Aug. 17
Families with children ages 2 to 8 are especially invited to come to this day of fun in Johnsons Park, with games, resources, fun in the “Wonder Wagon” and more. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Johnsons Park, located at 1919 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
4. Jackson Park boat house and plaza design meeting: Thursday, Aug. 18
The city is exploring ways of removing the concrete lining around the Kinnickinnic River within Jackson Park and replacing it with a more natural environment, similar to changes at nearby Pulaski Park. Milwaukee County Parks and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District are looking for community input on how this should be done. Learn more and provide feedback from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at Jackson Park Boat House, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave.
5. Black Lives Are Sacred meetup: Thursday, Aug. 18
Black Lives Are Sacred MKE began in August 2020 as an organizing effort to inspire people of faith to stand up for racial justice. You can learn more about the group here or attend its two-year anniversary meetup and picnic from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at the intersection of North Lake and North Lincoln Memorial drives.
BONUS: School supply giveaways: all month
Several businesses and organizations are giving away free backpacks and school supplies all month. See a full list of events here.