Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Juneteeth Day!

Milwaukee's 41st annual Juneteenth Day celebration is going down TODAY with live music, food, and Miss Juneteenth Day appearances!
If you're from Milwaukee, you know the celebration kicks off with a parade that starts at 19th  & Atkinson. I surely remember the parade from WAAAAAY back in the day coming down my block of  24th & CENTER Street and the "floats" (that are really just cars of people) throwing candy at us kids, so they have definitely RE-ROUTED!  I went to the Juneteenth parade last year and they still shoot candy at the neighborhood kids.
Opening ceremonies are at 12 noon TODAY at King Drive and Locust St., and the party goes on until 6:00p.m.  I will not be getting there until 5PM especially since Juneteenth seems to be the meeting place for thugs with pitbulls, but methinks I can spend my lunch at the opening ceremony to snap a picture or two!
Juneteenth Day, officially celebrated as a state holiday since 2010, marks the day in 1865 when word reached slaves in Texas that the Civil War had ended and our great city of Milwaukee has one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the country. That is something to truly celebrate!! The event is organized by good old Northcott Neighborhood House.
Hope to see you there!

Juneteenth Flag

-Nadi G

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jazz in the Park is back, baby! Bee-Bop-a-Doo!

Milwaukee's FAVORITE free, outdoor, summer music concert series, best known as JAZZ IN THE PARK is back! Every Thursday evening from  5pm-9pm from June 7 through September 6 you can catch a jazz, funk, R & B, reggae or blues band or performer in Cathedral Square Park.

Jazz in the Park Happy Hour offers great drink specials from 5-6pm at the park & surrounding restaurants!  I love Jazz in the Park because you not only get to walk in the streets LOL, but  you can run into friends, old & new, walk in and out of the downtown venues and have a sip or two or three whilst enjoying some awesome music!

Since Jazz in the Park is produced by a non-profit organization, you can no longer bring your own drinks like we did back in the day :(  ... but ALL proceeds help offset costs of the performers and contribute to its continued success!

Hope to see you walking the streets!

-Nadi G


Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers & Your Favorite Milwaukee Socialite
 So I was greatly blessed to meet one of my favorite football players of ALL time at the Grapes & Gridiron wine tasting event for TwentyFour Wines by Charles Woodson last Saturday in Milwaukee. 

Feast your eyes!

-Nadi G

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Grapes & Gridiron with Charles Woodson

I'm seriously GEEKED today about this event!

Grapes & Gridiron is a collaboration event to sample the Napa Valley TwentyFour Cabernet Sauvignon by the one & only Charles Woodson and enjoy some arena footballl!

This event is presented by the Milwaukee Mustangs, (TODAY) Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center 1001 North 4th Street!

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM Reception

7:00 PM Game Start

For my $
30 ticket, I gain access to:

Meet & Greet with Charles Woodson,
VIP Pre-Game Wine Tasting & Charity Art Auction to benefit the Charles Woodson Foundation featuring the Break Band & a ticket for the Milwaukee Mustangs vs. San Jose Sabercats game following the VIP wine tasting reception.

You can still buy tickets here!!!

Order tickets via Eventbrite: