Upcoming Events & Resources
See what we have in the works!
As the summer winds down, we still have many projects in the works. Below you will find some upcoming events - both in person and virtual - as well as updates on projects that we are working on in the community. We are very grateful for everyone who has made it out to our events this summer - especially our big Beerline Celebration Weekend in August - as well as to the partners and supports who make this work possible!
Recap of Music on the Beerline
& The Beerline Shuffle
On Friday, August 27th, Riverworks hosted the third-annual Music on the Beerline event at the Beerline Plaza. The evening featured a variety of music from Anthony Deutsch, DJ DripSweat, Ms. Lotus Fankh, and Alyssia Dominguez. There were also great local food vendors, creatives selling their works of art, and even a face-painter! A huge shout out goes to our partners and supporters including: Wells Fargo, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Catera, and Chris Siegel.
On Saturday, August 28th, Riverworks hosted the inaugural Beerline Shuffle. It was a community walk on the Beerline Trail covering the area from the Capitol Drive overpass to Snail’s Crossing Park. The Shuffle began and ended at the Beerline Plaza, located next to the hummingbird shipping container mural - and site of the soon to be constructed green infrastructure project. Activities included a scavenger hunt, a community puzzle mural, a water balloon challenge, temporary tattoos, ice cream and music by the Nei Phi Neph Marching Knights, Pocket Change on the Funk Wagon, Roxie Beane and Michael Bootzin. Special thanks to all who participated in the event, as well as our supporters including: Wells Fargo, Colectivo, Trader Joe’s, Outpost, Hometown Mart, Scratch Ice Cream, Urban Craftsman and The City of Milwaukee.
Introduction to E-Commerce
E-Commerce refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. The Riverworks Business Development team, in partnership with Walnut Way, are conducting this specialized E-commerce webinar on September 16th from 12:00-1:00pm. Attend this webinar so you can learn more about E-Commerce from people who are doing it and about the various online platforms that you can use to sell your products & services. You will also get connected to Riverworks to get your business online quick!
Beerline Trail Community Clean Up!
Join us to clean up the Beerline Trail on Tuesday, September 14th from 4:00 - 7:00pm. We will be meeting on the Beerline Plaza at 3350 N Holton Street, and will focus on portions of the trail between the intersection of Bremen & Burleigh and Capitol. We have been doing these clean ups throughout the summer, and this will be the final event of the series, so don't miss out!
For more information, email Ruth.
Health Matters Series
Riverworks' Beerline Trail Health Series and FoodRight Inc will be presenting another virtual community cooking demo on Sunday, September 12th, at 9am. The event will be streaming on both FoodRight's and Riverworks' Facebook pages. FoodRight will be distributing kits to create chick’n sandwiches with creamy chickpea ranch at the Riverwest Farmer’s Market located on the 2700 block of Pierce Street. Supplies will be available on September 12th beginning at 10am - while supplies last. For updates on this event, be sure to check our Facebook page!
Picnic for a Plan
Calling all Harambee residents! We invite you to join us for a community meeting called "Picnic for a Plan" on Saturday, September 25th from 1:00 - 3:30pm. The meeting will be held at Westcare, located at 335 W Wright Street. All residents who complete the neighborhood survey will receive a free hot dog lunch! Come out, get some grub, and have your voice heard!
For more information, email Sara.
Beerline Plaza Construction
After much planning and anticipation, the Beerline Plaza construction will begin in the next few weeks. The Beerline Plaza Green Infrastructure project, funded through grants from MMSD and Fund for Lake Michigan, will completely renovate this public amenity. The stage viewing area will open up and become more accessible with the use of pervious pavers, new shade trees will be planted, and the overgrown plants around the adjacent detention pond will be replaced with a new bioretention basin. As construction starts, pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be rerouted along the sidewalk, as the trail will be unusable for up to 6 weeks.
Follow Riverworks on Facebook for more information about the construction as well as LIVE educational process videos!