Juneteenth festivities mark start of #BronzevilleSummer series
It's an entire season of events appealing to lovers of music, art, food, culture and fun
The Juneteenth Day Parade and Street Festival on Sunday (June 19) launches the inaugural #BronzevilleSummer Series, an entire season of events appealing to lovers of music, art, food, culture and fun, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs said.
The #BronzevilleSummer: Our Milwaukee Experience in the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District, spearheaded by Friends of Bronzeville (FOB), is an inaugural effort to unify already existing large community events that are either free or at very low cost.
“The series celebrates African-American culture by showcasing local creative entrepreneurial talent with art performances and installations, music, markets for youth and adults, a business summit, and health, wellness and housing resources,” Alderwoman Coggs said.
“The #BronzevilleSummer Series is a straightforward way of promoting these great happenings across social media, and unifying the events in a way that’s not been done before. I will be promoting the series from Juneteenth all the way to Bronzeville Week in August,” Alderwoman Coggs said.
Other partners in the series include the City of Milwaukee, Jazale’s Art Studio, CUPED Corporation, and MKE<->LAX. Alderwoman Coggs said there are plans to incorporate other events and programs into the series, including Yoga on the Block, trolley tours, outdoor movie nights, outdoor community meals, and job resource fairs.
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Each August since its inception, Bronzeville Week has gained momentum and has attracted noticeably larger crowds to a series of performances and events.