This year’s Jane’s Walk MKE tallied about 2,300 event registrations, beginning with the May 1 Ballroom Block Party. That was a 40% increase in registrations over last year.
On May 1, almost 300 people gathered in Turner Hall Ballroom for the 4th annual Jane’s Walk MKE kickoff celebration. The Ballroom Block Party was a free, three-hour event inspired by the Project for Public Spaces' Power of 10 concept, which argues that "places thrive when users have a range of reasons (10+) to be there.” Attendees experienced music, Milwaukee trivia, food and drink, fun photo opportunities, giant Tinker toys and games, and “sidewalks” lined with organizations dedicated to making Milwaukee better for all through neighborhood- and community-building efforts.
Mark your calendars!
It’s time to get the community out to explore our beautiful city!
This May, Milwaukee Turners is pleased to bring you Jane's Walk MKE for the fourth year. Jane’s Walks are free, resident-led neighborhood explorations and community-building events that embody urban activist Jane Jacob’s legacy through observing and discussing, educating and storytelling, and collectively reimagining and changing the places in which Milwaukeeans live, work and play. We envision a Milwaukee that has “the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, [it is] created by everybody,” as Jane Jacob’s wrote in The Death and Life of Great American Cities.