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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 6:30 - 10:00 PM

Swing Park

1737 N. Water St. 



Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, helped change the way we look at urban living.


The recent documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City focuses on Jacobs’ most consequential battle in the 1960s: when she went up against New York City’s ruthless power broker, Robert Moses--and won.  At stake was whether the city’s historic neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho, and Little Italy would stay intact or be split apart by expressways and urban-renewal housing projects.


This free film screening marks the end of 2018 Jane's Walk MKE, a month of free citizen-led neighborhood tours and explorations throughout Milwaukee.  Bring a picnic and join us as we learn how Jane Jacobs, a dedicated citizen, changed the way we see and plan cities.


6:00 - 8:00 pm

Picnic in Swing Park.  Bring a dish to share or a picnic on your own and we'll bring the DJ!


7:00 - 7:30 pm

For those interested, Julilly Kohler and Swing Hanger/Swing Park Ranger Willie Jack will do a mini Jane’s Walk around the park, describing how this area has changed and what it took to get it where it is today.


8:00 - 9:30 pm

Film Screening 

Swing Park and the Marsupial Bridge beneath the Holton Street Viaduct is a fitting location to view this film. Previously a dark and little-used spot under the bridge, Swing Park has brought life to this public space with placemaking features that surprise and delight passersby.

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