Cool Read: “50 Reasons Why I Love Milwaukee”


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Our program director Sam saw this blog post entitled “50 Reasons Why I  Love Milwaukee” via twitter.  The blog was written by Karen Cinpinski on her blog “Between the Bars”.  It is an amazing list of things and places that makes Milwaukee unique and a very special city like no other city in the world.  Here is part of her list. Go to her blog and check out the rest.  Leave comments on some of your reasons why you love Milwaukee. 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for spreadin’ the love, Tarik!

  2. Thank you, Karen!

    I would like to add some attractions to your great list:

    The Apple Lady at the West Allis Farmer’s Market.
    I do not know her name, but you cannot miss her. She is a sweet, old lady with long grey hair who sells heirloom apples. (Probably the only place in the city where you can get a Banana Apple, for example–an apple that tastes like a banana). People should support farmers like her because there are so many
    other tasty varieties of fruits and vegetables that can please the palate, instead of just the plain old supermarket fare.

    Atwater Park. The view on the cliff is the most beautiful I have seen of Lake Michigan. Sometimes you can see the most intoxicating combinations of colors. An ideal place to chill.

    The Haggerty Museum of Art. This museum nestled on the Marquette campus has had some first class
    video installations, art exhibits and renown guest lecturers–and the admission is always free(!)

    Lixx. This Downer Avenue hangout has a delectable non-dairy frozen treat that is great for a late night snack.

    The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival. A group of UWM students run this festival, which is an excellent way to see some innovative films from all over the world.

    Roots Restaurant. Someone took me to this elegant eatery for my birthday. They grow their own organic food and serve it in unique combinations. I read a New York Times article about Prince Fielder savoring
    dinner at Roots, so it must have quite a reputation.

    The Science Bag. This free friday night lecture series
    at the UWM Physics Building is open to all and offers presentations on a fascination array of subjects.
    (Also, the Planetarium next door has some wonderful programs for only a few bucks).

    The Timber Wolf Preservation Society. A great way for urban dwellers to see wolves up close (on 76th St. in Greendale).

    Videodance screenings at Danceworks, Inc. These summer screenings are the only place in town where the public can see works from this exciting new genre.

    Woodland Pattern. In addition to having many poetry and small press titles, the bookstore has a gallery space for art, performances and experimental film screenings. I have paid to see many exciting globally-known musicians in this space for less than the price of a movie ticket (!) You can experience a big city cultural event at a small town price. Lastly, Woodland Pattern is committed to enriching the community by offering workshops that foster creativity.

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