The 6th Annual Día de los Muertos Parade took place in the Walker Square and Walker’s Point neighborhoods on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Silver Spring Neighborhood Center distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to children who live in the Westlawn housing development and the surrounding community to help get their school year off to a good start.
City officials and community leaders officially opened the extension of the Beerline Trail, part of a former railroad line that historically served the brewing industry.
Milwaukee Police Department ambassadors joined Mayor Tom Barrett and Washington Park residents Tuesday for a one-mile walk through Washington Park, Metcalfe Park and Martin Drive, culminating in an ice cream social. Barrett is challenging Milwaukeeans to walk 100 miles in 100 days.
Common Ground held a street soccer tournament to demand changes in traffic laws that it says make the walk to school dangerous for children.
The Neighborhood Leadership Institute, which was developed to help build the capacity and effectiveness of resident and nonprofit leaders, celebrated the program’s completion Thursday. Eight pairs of participants in NLI’s second cohort came from the neighborhoods of Amani, Capitol Heights, Woodlands, Harambee, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights, Thurston Woods and Washington Park.
Flowering Tree, an organization that promotes Native American culture, held an event Saturday honoring veterans, active military members and others who serve the community at the All Nations Senior and Culture Center at 33rd and State Street.
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center held its “Planting Festival” At the Native Wellness Garden at 6th and Howard over the weekend. Volunteers planted the “3 Sisters Garden,” and the Medicine Wheel Garden, and prepared other areas for planting.
The Día de Los Muertos parade through Walker’s Point boasted colorful costumes, stilt walkers, puppets, music, dancers and marchers carrying ofrendas (offerings) in memory of loved ones.
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is displaying work by local artists celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).