Urban Economic Development Assocation
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Urban Economic Development Association to Celebrate City’s Diverse Culture with Annual Carnival

A night of music, dancing, dining and carnival entertainment

By - Feb 16th, 2017 03:42 pm

On Saturday, February 25, the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA) will celebrate Milwaukee’s culture and diversity with a night of music, dancing, dining and carnival entertainment at its annual fundraiser, Carnival Milwaukee. The event will be held from 6:30 – 10:30p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center located at 9715 W. Bluemound Road in Milwaukee.

Watch ‘A Night at Carnival Milwaukee’ video HERE and listen to guests talk about what Carnival means to them and the Milwaukee community.

Now in its ninth year, Carnival Milwaukee continues to provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy food, fun and festivities in our unique and diverse city. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to taste an array of dishes from more than 25 purveyors of Milwaukee’s incredibly diverse food scene in one place, a mix of live Afro-Caribbean & Latin jazz music by performed by De La Buena, participate in games, a cultural dance lesson with Salsabrosa Dance Company, a top-notch raffle drawing, and a festive photo station. A growing list of participating food vendors and raffle prizes can be found at www.CarnivalMilwaukee.com.

“Carnivale” is a celebration that occurs in countries throughout the world, from Brazil to Belgium and Jamaica to New Orleans. Guests of Carnival Milwaukee come dressed in cultural attire or Carnival costumes that include brightly colored shirts, dresses and skirts, feathered and embellished masks, boas, beads – anything that says celebration.

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online through the Carnival Milwaukee Eventbrite page or by calling (414) 562-9904. Funds raised by the event will further UEDA’s work in community and economic development, assisting organizations to build their capacity and better serve their communities. In addition, support will ensure that UEDA can continue to use its expertise in coordinating, facilitating, and forging collaborations in areas such as foreclosure mitigation and sustainable homeownership, small business development, public transportation and jobs, regional food initiatives, and financial capabilities.

About UEDA:

UEDA is a 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals and groups working in community and economic development in Wisconsin. UEDA works to enhance Wisconsin’s ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, invest in and support initiatives that strengthen Wisconsin communities and urban neighborhoods, and recruit and secure new business opportunities. To learn more about UEDA, visitwww.uedawi.org.

Participating Restaurants as of 2/14/17, many more TBA:

  • Bamboo Restaurant
  • Cakes by Linda Kay
  • Casablanca
  • Colectivo Coffee
  • Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
  • HCSweets MKE
  • Immy’s African Cusine
  • Irie Zulu
  • Lisa Kaye Catering
  • Ono Kine Grindz
  • Screaming Tuna
  • Tandem
  • Taste & More by Renee
  • Terri Lynn’s Express
  • Thai Lotus
  • The Big Eazy
  • Tres Hermanos Restaurant
  • Troop Cafe
  • Tu Casa
  • Xankia
  • Zarletti Restaurant

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