Milele Coggs
Press Release

Bronzeville Week returns to celebrate the past, present and future of key Milwaukee district

First approved by the Common Council in 2013, Bronzeville Week 2015 will run from August 1 to August 8.

By - Jul 24th, 2015 01:46 pm

Art, history, commerce, community and culture rooted in a rich urban tradition comes together in a festive spirit starting Saturday, August 1 as Bronzeville Week returns to Milwaukee, hosted by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

First approved by the Common Council in 2013, Bronzeville Week 2015 will run from August 1 to August 8.

The week kicks off on Saturday, August 1 with the Bronzeville Cultural and Arts Festival (held on W. North Ave. between N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. & N. 7th St.), followed by Empowerment Sunday (Sunday, August 2) and the Bronzeville Clean-up event, also on Sunday. Other highlights of the week include an All Star Softball Game on Tuesday, August 4, networking events, health screenings and arts showcases that are all dedicated to celebrating the rich history of Bronzeville (please see the schedule for daily events).

“The Milwaukee Bronzeville of the early to mid 1900s was a vibrant and bustling hub of culture, arts and entertainment, and of course, commerce,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “Bronzeville Week brings that flavor and energy back, but with activities and events that emphasize a hopeful future for the district that includes a mix of business development, contemporary art, music and culture, shops and destinations for visitors and tourists.”

“I invite residents and visitors alike to experience the many activities Bronzeville Week has to offer,” she said.

Saturday, August 1st

BRONZEVILLE CULTURAL AND ARTS FESTIVAL
North Avenue (between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & 7th St.)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 2nd

EMPOWERMENT SUNDAY: Bronzeville Area Clean-up & Beautification Projects
4th & North Avenue
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Monday, August 3rd

BRONZEVILLE HEALTH CHECK UP
Sponsored by Milwaukee Health Services & United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha
MLK Heritage Health Center–2555 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

TALKS ON BRONZEVILLE: The Role of Art in Bronzeville
Milwaukee Urban League –435 West North Avenue
5:00 pm – 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 4th

BRONZEVILLE HEALTH CHECK UP
Sponsored by Milwaukee Health Services & United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha
MLK Heritage Health Center–2555 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BRONZEVILLE BUSINESS SUMMIT: Embracing the Entrepreneurial Mindset
Featuring Gaulien Smith of Gee’s Clippers & Skybox Sports Bar
Moderator: Genyne L. Edwards, Esq. of WOO Connections
2200 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BRONZEVILLE ACT I
Sponsored by: First Stage Theatre Company
MLK Library – 310 West Locust Street
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BRONZEVILLE NETWORKING MIXER
Sponsored by Lux Lounge
Lux Nightclub – 2712 North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ROSE PARK SUNDAY LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME
Sponsored by: Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative
Clinton & Bernice Rose Park – 3045 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 5th

BRONZEVILLE HEALTH CHECK UP
Sponsored by Milwaukee Health Services & United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha
MLK Heritage Health Center–2555 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BRONZEVILLE TROLLEY RIDE
All Day

A NIGHT IN BRONZEVILLE: Heal Your Soul Arts Night
Hosted by: Ajamou Butler The Big Eazy — 2053 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, August 6th

BRONZEVILLE HEALTH CHECK UP
Sponsored by Milwaukee Health Services & United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha
MLK Heritage Health Center–2555 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BRONZEVILLE HOUSING LUNCH-N-LEARN
Featuring Mario Higgins
Growing Power Café – 2719 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BRONZEVILLE PAINT-N- SIP
Hosted by: Michelle Allison
Best Friendz Klubhouse – 2722 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, August 7th

BRONZEVILLE HEALTH CHECK UP
Sponsored by Milwaukee Health Services & United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha
MLK Heritage Health Center–2555 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BRONZEVILLE FIRE: Youth Performing Arts Showcase
Sponsored by Friends of Bronzeville
2200 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 8th

BRONZEVILLE RIDE
Sponsored by Red Bike Green-MKE
Reader’s Choice – 1920 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
8:00 am

PANCAKES AND POETRY
Sponsored by Denzel & Larissa Taylor
2200 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
9:00 am – 11:00 am

BRONZEVILLE ART WALK
Sponsored by Vanguard
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Garfield & North Avenue 3:00 pm – 8:00pm

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