JANE'S WALK MKE 2020
HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL MAY 2021.
BUT WE STILL HAVE MULTIPLE WAYS THIS MAY
TO SEE YOUR CITY WITH NEW EYES.
May 2020 would have been the 5th anniversary of Jane’s Walk MKE. We are canceling our full month of public walks, bikes, runs, paddles, rolls, and community gatherings until May 2021, but we’re not going to let COVID-19 deter us from sharing the city and county we love with you. We'll just have to do it while being physically distant and responsible for the safety and health of everyone to help “flatten the curve” of this pandemic.
This year, we were inspired by Priya Parker's The Art of Gathering. Defining gathering as a "conscious bringing together of people for a reason," Parker's book helped us choose a “bold, sharp purpose” for each neighborhood exploration and event we hosted: to vision and revision Milwaukee and its neighbors in 20/20. Since the pandemic's spread, however, we've all been forced to revise how and where we gather.
Therefore, Jane's Walk MKE is offering multiple opportunities to still explore the city and connect socially (i.e., virtually):
Choose Your Own Adventures
20 fun ideas for exploring the city and sharing your routes and photos. Also, check out our expansive list of city-building books and films.
Live Virtual Tours
Explore the city with a series of tours on Facebook or Instagram Live, plus a series of prerecorded tours created by some of the city's most prolific explorers. Even better, consider creating and sharing your own tour!
Sidewalk Stories | Wed. 5/20 | 6 - 7 pm
Co-sponsored by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, this virtual panel will share their personal stories about how they've been exploring their city during the quarantine and how the pandemic has changed how they see it.
Book Discussion | Thu. 5/28 | 6 - 7 pm
Co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library, this exciting discussion will be hosted by Kristina Gomez (MPL) and Jessie Moffat (VISIT Milwaukee) for a discussion of Priya Parker's book The Art of Gathering. Discover a bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together at work, at home, in our communities, & beyond -- as well as how the pandemic has changed the way we connect in beautiful and novel ways.