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The Bay View Neighborhood Association (BVNA) is an all-volunteer organization that strives to improve the quality of life for Bay View residents and visitors. Our Mission is to connect neighbors for a better Bay View.  

The BVNA hosts a variety of events and projects that promote and improve our fine neighborhood.

Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2017
    • 29 Sep 2017
    • Humboldt Park Pavilion

    The Bay View Neighborhood Association, along with Bill Rouleau, Pumpkin Pavilion Creator and Committee Chair, would like to invite you to be a part of this years event!  We have several sponsorship opportunities available to help you promote your business and to support Pumpkin Pavilion 2017!  The dates are October 18-21.  This 4 day family friendly event that brings over 2000 people to Bay View area to carve pumpkins, enjoy the display of almost 1000 lit pumpkins, hear live local music, eat delicious local food, and embrace the fun that is Halloween, all in the cozy environment of Humboldt Park Pavilion.  

    This event is entirely volunteer-powered, and in its existence, the Pumpkin Pavilion has added new attractions, displays and or events each year.  Your donation will help cover costs associated with fire twirling, magic, hay rides, live music and face painting, among other things. 

    If you have immediate questions, please contact:

    Patty Thompson

    Sponsorship Chair

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Humboldt Park Pavillion

    The Humboldt Park Friends are holding a listening session to discuss the  Humboldt Park Lagoon.  Join us to create a vision for how it will be used, how it should look, and how to prioritize the infrastructure surrounding the Lagoon.

    We will be at the Humboldt Park Pavilion on Saturday September 30th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

    For more information, contact Jane LeCapitaine of the HPF at

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • Humboldt Park Pavilion

    Volunteer for 2017 Pumpkin Pavilion

    Join us for the premier fall festival in Bay View!   Help us to carve 800+ pumpkins that we will then display for all to see!  Live bands, food, drinks, magic, hay's all here!

    Pumpkin Carving
    Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th, 5-9PM

    Schedule subject to change:

    Friday, October 20th
    6-9pm - Hay Rides, $5 Per person
    8-10 pm - Alice Wilson-Living Statue
    6:30pm - Bay View High School Drum Line
    7pm - Grand Lighting of the Pumpkins
    7-10pm - Band TBD
    7:15pm - Tom Burgermeister Magic (2 shows)
    8pm - Brew City Fire Brigade

    Saturday, Oct  21st
    3pm - Registration Opens for Great Pumpkin Chase
    4pm - The Great Pumpkin Chase 1 / 4 Mile Kids Run
    4:30pm - The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K
    6-9pm - Hay Rides $5 per person
    6pm - Tom Burgermeister Magic (3 shows)
    7-10pm - Band TBD
    8pm - Brew City Fire Brigade 

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • Humboldt Park Pavilion

    We are finalizing our Volunteer needs for Pumpkin Pavilion!  Register and let us know you are interested, and we'll contact you when the schedule is published!

    Roles will include pumpkin loading, cleaning, cutting, gutting, carving, clean up, decorating,  hayride management, and many others!

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Humboldt Park Lagoon

    Join the Humboldt Park Friends and Bay View Neighborhood Association as we remove a section of invasive cattails from the Humboldt Park Lagoon!  Volunteer and enjoy time beautifying the park before Pumpkin Pavilion kicks off. Meet at the Lagoon on October 21st between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    For more information contact the Humboldt Park Friends and Jane LeCapitaine (

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • All over Bay View
    Night Time Trick or Treat in Bay View is from 5-8pm on the last Saturday of October.  If you are participating, please turn your porch light on!

    The area that this applies to is Bay St. On the North, Howard on the South, Chase/Howell on the West, and the Lake on the East.
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S 5th Ct, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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    Southside SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in District 14. For a donation of $10 for adults (children 12 and under are free) attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.

    SOUP IS:

    • a collaborative situation
    • a public dinner
    • a platform for connection
    • a safe space
    • a democratic experiment in micro-funding
    • a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
    • a forum for critical but accessible discussion
    • an opportunity to support creative people in District 14

    Do you have an idea you would like to present? Submit it here to be considered.

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