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Greendale Summer Guide: 2016

by | Jun 11, 2016 | Community, Top Stories |

Wait, where did the first half of the year go? It is already June? It is going to be a busy, fun summer in Greendale. Get out and enjoy the summer season. Before you know it, we’ll be listing haunted houses and getting ready for the winter holidays. Check out Everything Greendale’s guide of things to do this summer in the Garden Community. Included is information about 4th of July, Village Days and other Greendale events this summer. For more detailed information, be sure to visit Everything Greendale’s Community Events Calendar, please click here. If we missed your event, please let us know at [email protected].

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June 2016

Saturday, June 18: Movie Nights at the Gazebo
The popular movie “Minions” will make its Movie Nights at the Gazebo premiere. Popcorn, food, and refreshments will be available including hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, non-alcoholic beverages and other items. There is no charge for the movies and people are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be screened at Greendale High School. Showtime is 9 p.m. Cost: Free

Sunday, June 19: Sunday Village Nites on the Green
Featuring the Greendale Village Concert Band, from Sousa to swing, from ragtime to rock, from the lights of Broadway to Broad Street, the Greendale Village Concert Band brings a variety of music to enjoy under the stars. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Wednesday, June 22: The Ko-Thi Dance Company 
The Ko-Thi Dance Company is a Wisconsin treasure! Ko-Thi combines traditional African-American and Caribbean dance and drumming. The ensemble performers have been captivating audiences for over forty years.The Greendale Public Library is sponsoring the event to be held at the Gazebo across the street from the library. Get there early and bring a blanket to sit on. Children age 3 and under must sit with an adult. Performances last about 45 minutes. In case of bad weather, the performances will be in the Community Room at the Greendale Community Learning Center, downstairs at the library. Performances will held be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: Free

Saturday, June 25: Greendale Open Market
Greendale’s Open Market is held in Greendale’s historic Village Center on Broad Street between Northway and Schoolway from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free.

Saturday, June 25: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
The Mania Beatle Tribute. More appropriately categorized as a Beatles cover band than a tribute act, The Mania focuses on recreating the best of The Beatles in a high-energy, true-to-the recording fashion that still leaves room for a few twists. Multiple lead vocalists, keyboards, and four-part vocal harmonies help bring this deep, classic music to life. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Sunday, June 26: Sunday Village Nites on the Green
Featuring the Greendale Village Ramblers performing a feel good, toe-tapping musical journey through the traditions of our jazz heritage. This is the music that influenced thousands of future jazz musicians. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Wednesday, June 29: Betsy Ross Character Performance
Actress Kathleen Mohr portrays Betsy Ross, the seamstress given credit for the making of the first American flag. Through creative dramatics, Betsy will recall a time when our country was new and learning to stand up for its freedom.The program focuses on the brave deeds of men and women during the American Revolution. This performance is presented by the Greendale Public Library and will be held in the Community Room, downstairs at the library. Performances will held be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: Free

July 2016

Friday, July 1 through July 4: Family 4th Fest
Come celebrate the birth date of our nation with the Greendale Lions Club. There will be food and beverages while providing musical entertainment in the tent next to the Gazebo in beautiful downtown Greendale.

Monday, July 4: Reading of the Declaration of Independence
There will be a public reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9:30 a.m., at the flagpole in front of the Greendale Village Hall.

Monday, July 4: Independence Day Parade
Greendale’s annual parade kicks off at 10 a.m.

Monday, July 4: Fireworks
At dusk

Saturday, July 9: Greendale Open Market
Greendale’s Open Market is held in Greendale’s historic Village Center on Broad Street between Northway and Schoolway from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free.

Saturday, July 9: Greendale Garden Gazing Tour
Get out your walking shoes. It’s time for the annual Greendale Garden Gazing Tour on Saturday, July 9. This is the 22nd annual tour presented by the Greendale Garden Gazing Club. The free, self-guided walking tour will feature gardens in the “A” section in Greendale’s National Historic Landmark District. The tour starts at the Gazebo on Broad Street. The four-hour walking will run from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. There will be demonstrations by Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, as well as several drawings for gift baskets of “garden related items” to anyone who registers. Rest Areas with free refreshments are also provided. The Friends of Wehr Nature Center and Wild Ones Natural Landscaping will be at the Gazebo. Cost: Free

Saturday, July 9: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
Greendale Community Theatre (GCT) returns to the Greendale Gazebo with great music from their July production of “The Little Mermaid” along with songs from previous GCT productions. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Sunday, July 10: Sunday Village Nites on the Green
The Little German band features 12 to 15 members in this traditional German Band that entertains you with polkas, marches, waltzes and other German-type style music. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Saturday, July 15: Movie Nights at the Gazebo
The popular movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will make its Movie Nights at the Gazebo premiere. Popcorn, food, and refreshments will be available including hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, non-alcoholic beverages and other items. There is no charge for the movies and people are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be screened at Greendale High School. Showtime is 9 p.m. Cost: Free

Saturday, July 16: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
The Accompany of Kids, affectionately known as “AOK,” has been in existence for 25 years. The AOK “Kids” audition every six months, rehearse in Menomonee Falls, hail from many different communities and backgrounds, but as you will see, all of the “Kids,” share the combined love of performing, with great harmonies and high-spirited dance techniques. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Sunday, July 17: Sunday Village Nites on the Green
Featuring the Greendale Village Concert Band, from Sousa to swing, from ragtime to rock, from the lights of Broadway to Broad Street, the Greendale Village Concert Band brings a variety of music to enjoy under the stars. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

July 21 to 24 and July 27 to 30: Greendale Community Theatre
The Greendale Community Theatre performance of the musical “The Little Mermaid” will be held at the Henry Ross Auditorium at Greendale High School. For tickets and more information: http://www.greendaletheatre.org.

Saturday, July 23: Greendale Open Market
Greendale’s Open Market is held in Greendale’s historic Village Center on Broad Street between Northway and Schoolway from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free.

Saturday, July 23: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
The Differentials play music that hearkens back to listing to the Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Roy Orbison, and a host of others. This is the Classic Rock music you will hear from this quartet of singers – all pros in their own right and truly harmonious when all together. Greendale native Mark Wanasek sings and plays in this group. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Sunday, July 24: Sunday Nites on the Green
Listen to the Swingin’Tunes of the Greendale Village Swing Band in the tradition of the legendary Big Bands. Music that will make your heart dance as you cuddle with your honey. Sounds of the 30s and 40s, so popular, they dominated the airwaves of WWII. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Saturday, July 30: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
The Jackson Dordel Jazz Quartet plays jazz and pops from Blue Eyes to Blue Skies. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

August 2016

Saturday, August 6: Greendale Open Market
Greendale’s Open Market is held in Greendale’s historic Village Center on Broad Street between Northway and Schoolway from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free.

Saturday, August 6: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
British Invasion ’64 plays all of the song game that started the British Invasion from Herman’s Hermits to the Kinks. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Sunday, August 7: Sunday Village Nites on the Green
Getting to the roots of American Music, Mississippi Sawyer draws from folk and blues tradition established in the delta and bayou regions of the post-Gilded Age American South. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14: Village Days
Greendale will flock to the Village Center as it celebrates our community’s 78th birthday at Village Days. The 2016 event will begin on Friday, August 12 and run through Sunday, August 14. Returning to this year’s festival is the Greendale Marketplace and Bingo on Sunday night at the Entertainment Stage. Village Days will feature live entertainment and refreshments with Miller and Lakefront products at the Entertainment Stage. This year’s food vendors include Klasiana Pizza, Ricardo’s, Lopez Bakery, Little Red Popcorn Wagon, Maui Wowi Hawaiian, Granny’s Treats & the Greendale High School Band. Games and other activities will be held at the Family Entertainment Area daily until dusk with new midway carnival rides open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. The midway will be open until dusk with carnival rides running 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Ride Wristbands are $20 per day with a weekend pass sold on Friday only for $40 (cash only).

Saturday, August 13: Rummage on the Green
Discover treasures at this giant rummage. Items for sale include clothing, household items, sporting goods, tools, antiques and much more. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Gazebo Park.

Sunday, August 14: Sunday Village Nites on the Green
The Greendale Village Band play music from Sousa to swing, from ragtime to rock, from the lights of Broadway to Broad Street, the Concert Band brings a variety of music to enjoy under the stars. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Saturday, August 20: Greendale Open Market
Greendale’s Open Market is held in Greendale’s historic Village Center on Broad Street between Northway and Schoolway from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free.

Saturday, August 20: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
The Newtonburg Brass Band is a lighthearted recreation of an early 1900’s small town brass band. Thirteen musicians in authentic attire perform the music that was once the primary source of culture and entertainment in small town America. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

Saturday, August 27: Greendale Open Market
Greendale’s Open Market is held in Greendale’s historic Village Center on Broad Street between Northway and Schoolway from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free.

Saturday, August 27: Saturday Night Fun on the Green
The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio based out of Milwaukee. The Belles are widely known for captivating shows featuring their own take on classic and obscure vintage-county, Americana, folk-revival and roots-country tunes, with their witty originals sprinkled in. Performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held here at Greendale Gazebo Park. Rain location: Greendale High School, MPR (6801 Southway). Cost: Free

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Bill Attewell

Bill Attewell is the editor and publisher of Everything Greendale. He has over 20 years experience as an award-winning newspaper editor, writer and publisher. His work has been read in in over 50 publications across the U.S. and abroad. Bill is a long-time resident of Greendale and a Greendale High School alum. Go Panthers!

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