MADISON — Every Thursday in June, the South Madison Promise Zone will host the Eat, Play, Bike Community Carnival event at the Villager Mall.
South Madison will be part of a nation-wide movement of place making, which put simply, involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of people who live, work, and play in a particular space to discover their needs and aspirations.
The events will take place on Thursdays throughout June — June 6, 13, 20, and 27 — from 6-9 p.m. The Villager Mall parking lot will be shut down to enjoy food, performances, and fun activities for children, adults and families from sun until sunset.
The parking lot community space will allow residents to share their culture, skills, and abilities. Possibilities include: dancing, chalk art, temporary art displays, local musician performances, food and craft vendors, and more.
The Eat, Play, Bike Community Carnival is being sponsored by the South Madison Promise Zone, the Urban League of Greater Madison and its partners — City of Madison Community Development Authority, Goodman Library, Mothers in the Neighborhood, Planet Bike, Rockameem, South Metropolitan Planning Council, UW Space Place, UW-We Conserve, Wisconsin Bike Federation and Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC).
The first event — June 6 —will feature the Black Star Drumline, Gabe Burdulis, Capoeira Angola and Rockameem and much more.
For inquires or an application, contact Hedi Rudd at (608)729-1268