News about what’s happening in Wauwatosa from the Neighborhood Association Council
The Wauwatosa Neighborhood Association Council (NAC) supports Tosa’s 30 local neighborhood associations with information, mentoring and training. Their mission is to create a stronger, safer and more vibrant community by helping neighbors connect to people, places and resources. Involved, connected neighbors make great neighborhoods, and great neighborhoods are one of the many reasons Wauwatosa is such a wonderful place to live. For more information, go to wauwatosanac.org. If you have an event of interest to the community, send your article idea to eblast@WauwatosaNAC.org.
Yard Waste Collection
through october 12
Yard waste is picked up on the same day as your garbage, on the week opposite your recycling. Place your yard materials at the curb before 7 a.m. on your collection day. Do not include grass clippings, root balls, vegetables, stumps or branches over 6 inches in diameter or pet feces. Can’t remember which week is your yard waste week? Enter your address in the myWauwatosa portal at wauwatosa.net and the correct date will appear!
open daily through labor day
It’s the way summer should be at TOSA Pool, with swimming, Parent/Tot time and lessons. For hours and other information, go to friendsofhoytpark.org/Main/TOSAPool/tabid/123/Default.aspx.
Tosa Farmers Market
saturdays, june 3-october 13
The Tosa Farmers Market returns with great fresh local food and flowers, entertainment and, on the first Saturday of the month, a Makers Market. In the Hart’s Mills parking lot across from the Little Red Store. For a complete schedule, go to tosafarmersmarket.com.
Highland Games/Scottish Fest
saturday, june 3
Enjoy bagpipe bands, Scottish food and dancing, working sheepdogs, unique athletic events and a parade of tartans at the annual Milwaukee Highland Games, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Hart Park. Tickets are $10 or free for children 12 and under and for active military in uniform. For more details, go to milwaukeehighlandgames.com.
Six Strings on Center
June 8, July 19 & August 22
Friends of Center Street Park kick off their summer concert series, Six Strings on Center, with Jonnie Bock on June 8 at 6 p.m. Matt Tyner will play on July 19 and Zack Pietrini, on August 22. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and favorite food and beverage to enjoy live music with your neighbors. Center Street Park is between Clarke and Center, from 64th to 65th streets. For more information, followfacebook.com/SixStringsonCenter.
Tosa’s All-City Read Book Reveal and Giveaway
wednesday, june 13
Come to the free Tosa Tonight concert at the Rotary Pavilion in Hart Park and find out the name of next year’s All-City Read title. You could go home with a free copy of the book! The concert features The Differential with guests Rebecca & the Grey Notes, beginning at 6 p.m. Find out more at TosasAllCityRead.com.
Hartung Park Farmers Market
Wednesday, june 15
Enjoy fresh produce from local vendors every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through the end of September. The market is held near the children’s playground and the park entrance, at the corner of Keefe and the Menomonee River Parkway. For more information, go to hartungpark.com.
Food Truck Thursday
thursday, june 21, july 19 & august 23
Come to the City Hall parking lot for fresh, right-off-the-truck food from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 21: Raucous Daucus (farm to truck seasonal dishes), Denson’s (burgers, Philly cheese steaks and fries) and Pete’s Pops (gourmet natural popsicles made with fruits and vegetables)
July 19: Marco Pollo (international chicken dishes), Lumpia City (Filipino crispy wrappers filled with meat and vegetables) and Pete’s Pops
August 23: Falafel Guys (traditional Mediterranean sandwiches and sides), Little Havana Express (Cuban sandwiches, pork plates, yucca fries and empanadas) and Pete’s Pops
Arts in the Park Series at Wisconsin Lutheran College
June 28, July 28 & August 9
Everyone in the community is invited to attend free concerts on the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus during the summer months. All performances take place outdoors on the campus quad located between Bluemound Road and Wisconsin Avenue at 89th Street. On Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy Bobby Way and the Fabulous Wayouts. On Saturday, July 28, come to the art and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evan and Tom Leahy Band will play at 10 a.m., followed by Rob Anthony at noon and Tallymoore at 2 p.m. Beatles tribute band The BriTins will play in the final concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 9. For more information, go to wlc.edu/Summer-Arts.
East Tosa Gran Prix Bike Race
Sunday, July 1
The Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) offers high-energy cycling action featuring pro and amateur racers from around the world. The races take place on North Avenue and in Tosa East Towne starting at noon. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.
Independence Day Parade, Activities and Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day kicks off at 9 a.m. with one of the largest parades in the state of Wisconsin, featuring more than 100 units and 25,000 spectators. The parade travels down North Avenue, from 80th Street to 104th Street. This year’s theme is “A Very Tosa Fourth.” Enjoy family fun, including inflatable rides, games and food, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hart Park, with music by Chicago Rewired and The Radio Rosies starting at 6 p.m. at the Rotary Performance Pavilion. Bartolotta’s Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Tosa NAC Night at Tosa Tonight
Wednesday, July 11
Get to know your neighbors as Tosa Tonight hosts a special night for neighborhood association members on July 11th. The Wauwatosa NAC is partnering with Tosa Tonight to encourage all neighborhood associations to use this special event as an opportunity to bring their members together for a great evening of fun, food and music. Free, family-friendly music starts at 6 p.m. at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Hart Park, and there will be plenty of room for each neighborhood association to spread out chairs and blankets so members can enjoy the fun with their neighbors.
Walk Run Wag 2018
Saturday, july 14
Support our four-legged friends by participating in a 5K run or 2-mile walk starting at 9 a.m. in Hart Park. After the race, shop pet-related vendors while enjoying food and entertainment. To register, go to madaccwalkrun.org.
MidTown Tosa Week 2018
Special events, shopping deals and more highlight the 50 businesses in MidTown Tosa, located on West North Avenue between 80th Street and Swan Boulevard. The MidTown Festival takes place on Saturday, July 21 and features music, food and family fun. For details, go to MidTownTosa.org
MidTown Madness 5K Run
Saturday, July 21
MidTown Tosa Week ends with a 5K run that starts and finishes in the parking lot just west of the Midtown Grill and Anytime Fitness. Race begins at 10 a.m. and runs through nearby neighborhoods. Find out more at MidTownTosa.com.
National Night Out
Wednesday, August 1
Help light up the night with this fun annual event held at the Milwaukee County Zoo. From 4 to 8 p.m. there will be family activities, live music, a scavenger hunt and full access to the zoo grounds. Registration is required. For details, go to tosasnightout.org.
Night Out in Your Neighborhood events will take place at Madison, Roosevelt, Underwood and Wilson elementary schools on Tuesday, July 24. Neighborhoods are encouraged to hold block parties on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29.
32nd Annual Firefly Art Fair
Saturday & Sunday, August 4&5
More than 80 juried artists will sell masterpieces in a variety of media in the beautiful gardens of the Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive. Enjoy kids’ activities, music, food and beverages and a historic exhibit inside the mansion. Visit wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org for more information.
Tosa Youth Triathlon
Saturday, August 25
The Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool is hosting the third-annual TOSA Youth Tri for children ages 9-15 on Saturday, Aug. 25, at TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park. Triathlon participants will swim at TOSA Pool, bike the Menomonee River Parkway and run the Oak Leaf Trail and surrounding Hoyt Park. Children can choose the fun course (100-yard swim, 2-mile bike, .62-mile run) or challenge course (200-yard swim, 4-mile bike, 1.25-mile run). For more information, go to: