Milwaukee’s City Birthday Party
A block party in January? Yes! The Milwaukee Press Club is proud to celebrate the City of Milwaukee’s 165th birthday this year with The Ultimate City Neighborhood Block Party. The Press Club also will be unveiling the ultimate neighborhood trivia contest on January 10 that will lead up to the annual City of Milwaukee Birthday Party, to be held January 25, 2011 in the Expo Center at Potawatomi Bingo Casino from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The ultimate neighborhood trivia contest, developed with assistance from Milwaukee historian John Gurda and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel neighborhoods reporter Tom Tolan, will challenge contestants in their knowledge of historical, fun and quirky trivia regarding Milwaukee’s storied neighborhoods. In addition to complimentary neighborhood-inspired food and beverages, live local music and giveaways, party guests will also enjoy a short historical presentation by Gurda and Tolan, and join Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie Hines and others in a toast to the City’s 165th birthday.
Those interested in attending or learning more about the Ultimate City Neighborhood Block Party can register immediately at www.milwaukeepressclub.org. Official contest rules and entry instructions will be available on the site beginning January 10. Information is also available by following the Milwaukee Press Club on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MKEPressClub, or follow the hashtag #MKEbdayparty.
The trivia contest winner’s name will be announced by at the event, to be hosted by the Press Club from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Expo Center at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 West Canal Street. Admission is $25. Free parking is available in the garage south of the casino, or guests may take advantage of complimentary valet parking, courtesy of Potawatomi Bingo Casino.