Summer 2022 Newsletter
Updated: Apr 11
Strike up the band -- concerts in the park are back!
Dust off your lawn chairs, coolers and dancing shoes, because Concerts on the Green is back with free live music in Enderis Park for the 2022 season. Here's the lineup:
June 23: Dance into the new season with The Playlist and Kirk Tatnall.
July 14: Party in the park with Failure To Launch and Dusty Roads.
July 28: Savor soulful roots music with The John Sieger Combo and Matt Tyner.
August 18: Groove to horn-infused pop/rock hits with Boo! The Band and The Bail Jumpers.
We have a great cast of food vendors including Bunzels Meat Market, McBob’s Bar & Grill, Freshchef Meal Prep, The Thistle and Shamrock and BB’s on North. None of this would be possible without our generous sponsors. Please visit these businesses. Be sure to say thank you for supporting Concerts on the Green to: Headline Sponsors
Sentry on 71st and Lisbon
Freshchef Meal Prep
BB’s on North
Bunzel’s Meat Market
Focus Credit Union
Laura Ashley State Farm Agency
JK Williams Distilling
LUMIN Schools – Pilgrim Lutheran
Play It Again Sports (Brookfield)
Cheri Kent - Resolute Real Estate
McBob’s Bar & Grill
The Thistle & Shamrock
Lisbon Storm, Screen and Door
Firefly Family Dentistry
Blamer’s Auto Repair
Impact Digital Printing and Design
Mother of Good Counsel Church and School
Lutheran Home & Harwood Place
St. Camillus Life Plan Community
Jean Henning Re/Max Realty
Be sure to listen to our media sponsor, WMSE 91.7FM, for updates, information and music from our performers. Follow us on Facebook@enderisparkconcerts, Twitter@enderisCOTG and Instagram@enderisconcertsonthegreen.
Concerts on the Green sponsorship opportunities are still available. Your favorite business is welcome to join us. If interested, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our members asked for pickleball courts. EPNA and MPS responded.
When we asked in last fall's membership survey, "What else would you like to see EPNA do, if resources permit?," our members offered lots of ideas. Topping the list: Add pickleball courts to the park. EPNA and MPS got on it and the courts are coming soon!
MPS has informed us that it will be hiring a contractor in the next few weeks to paint pickleball court lines on both of the existing tennis courts. The result will be four pickleball courts, two on each tennis court. MPS’s goal is to have the courts completed sometime in May. The schedule for doing the paint work is weather-dependent: Seventy two consecutive hours of temperatures above freezing are required. MPS will pay for the painting, for which we are very thankful.
As is the case at many tennis courts with pickleball striping, players will need to bring their own nets as well as paddles and balls. At this time, MPS does not plan to provide nets. (They can be purchased for anywhere from around $100 to $300.) EPNA will continue to work with MPS to develop a plan to provide nets.
To see a diagram of the MPS pickleball line painting plan, see our previous post on this.
Bloom and Groom Plant Sale is coming around again. Saturday, May 14 8:30* to 10:30 a.m. at the park
EPNA and the City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Improvement District (NIDC) will again be bringing this popular plant sale to EPNA members** and friends. The sale will feature primarily annuals provided by Minor’s Greenhouse.
The goal of Bloom & Groom is to promote neighborhood beautification by encouraging neighbors to purchase these high-quality flowering plants at a very reasonable price. By planting these in our yards and flower boxes, we create beautiful streetscapes and enhance the beauty of each participating residence and our neighborhood.
*No sales prior to 8:30 am **Current EPNA Members will receive a 10% Discount. Cash or check only
Got stuff just taking up space? Here’s your chance
to hold a 'clearance sale.' EPNA annual rummage sale Saturday June 4 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you're interested in advertising your merchandise, click on 2022 Enderis Park Rummage Sale to list what you’ll be selling to attract buyers. Please submit the form by Sunday May 29. The list of participating addresses and items for sale will be emailed to EPNA members and posted on Nextdoor and Facebook. Lists will also be distributed to participant homes by June 3. Questions? Need a paper form to list your items? Contact Lori Sommervold at 414-445-874.
Take advantage of 'Dumpster Day' to clean up and clear out.
Saturday, June 11 10:00am to 4:00pm
EPNA has arranged with the City of Milwaukee Sanitation Services to provide two dumpsters for our neighborhood cleanup efforts. Use of the dumpsters is limited to disposal of unwanted items by Enderis Park residents as part of the EPNA cleanup effort.
These trash receptacles will be placed at the south end of Enderis Park on Locust Street between 71st and 72nd Streets. (The city does not allow the dumpsters to be placed together). The following items CANNOT be placed in the containers:
Construction debris (lumber, concrete, dirt)
Building Materials (roofing, drywall, tiles, paint, etc.)
Hazardous Waste (paint thinner, pesticides, used motor oil, etc.)
Large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc.)
Yard waste (tree branches, brush, leaves, grass, and garden debris)
Electronics (TV's, stereos, computers, printers, DVD players, etc.).
THE BOXES WILL BE MONITORED AND ILLEGAL DUMPING WITH BE REPORTED TO THE MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Hazardous Waste must be dropped off at one of the Milwaukee Department of Public Works drop-off centers. Find the locations online at https://city.milwaukee.gov/sanitation/DropOff
PLEASE NOTE: Many Milwaukee shelters and organizations accept new and gently used donations of clothing, shoes, home goods, furnishings, building materials and other items. Some organizations also offer pick up services.
Let's start off the 4th together! Mark your calendar to join us for the traditional Fourth of July Celebration sponsored by the City of Milwaukee and the Enderis Park and Cooper Park neighborhood associations. Even better, volunteer to help us put on this grand morning of traditional Independence Day merriment if you can! Here's the plan and the list of volunteer assignments we're looking to fill:
8:30am: Parade begins and proceeds throughout Enderis Park.
9:15am: Welcome and flag ceremony
9:30am: American trivia contest
9:30am to 12:00pm: Music, games, crafts activities and contests, Americana singalong. Food and beverages available for purchase.
10:45 am: Parade winners announced and awarded trophies. Water balloon games, Milwaukee Police Department squad car display and District 7 information table
11:15am-12:00pm: Milwaukee Fire Department water cannon demonstration
We'll have free ice cream on hand and hot dogs, bratwurst, chips, water and soda available for purchase. VOLUNTEERS ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF EVERY EPNA EVENT! Volunteers are needed and welcome as:
Parade judges (4)
Food ticket sellers (3)
Leaders for carnival games and water balloon toss (10)
Food servers (3)
Master of Ceremonies and announcers (3)
Please volunteer for all or part of our 4th of July celebration if you can and help make this the best 4th ever!!! Contact Patricia Yahle at 414-258-9676 or at email@example.com
Call for nominations to the EPNA board of directors According to the EPNA bylaws Article V1 Section 6:2, nominations for board membership are made either at the June meeting of the association (June 1 this year, starting at 6 p.m. at the fieldhouse) or in a written submission received by the association secretary (Lori Sommervold at firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the meeting. Election of board members takes place at the July annual meeting, which will be held on July 6 at 6 p.m. at the fieldhouse. If you are interested in the decision-making processes affecting our neighborhood, please consider joining the board. For more information on what board service entails, contact Board President Pat Yahle at email@example.com.
Farmers Market Update
We’re hoping to bring back our popular Farmers’ Market this year. At this point, we're looking at our traditional Sunday morning time slot, with final dates and times to be announced based on park availability, vendor interest and volunteer availability. Our plan is to start with a shortened 2022 season and work our way back to a longer season in the future. Watch for more information in the next few weeks. If you are willing to help, please contact Pat Yahle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
...and in news for our littlest neighbors... The Enderis Park wading pool, for children ages 8 and under, will open Tuesday June 21. The pool will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through August 27.
See you at the park!