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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

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

    All Events Held At Humboldt Park Pavilion.

    Join us for the premier fall festival in Bay View! Help us to carve 800+ pumpkins that will be displayed for all to see! Live bands, food, drinks, magic, hay rides... it's all here!

    Pumpkin Carving

    We bring the pumpkins; you bring your creativity! Note: Pumpkins are the property of The Bay View Neighborhood Association and should not be removed from the Pumpkin Pavilion until Sunday!


    Wednesday, October 18th 

    5-9 pm - Pumpkin Carving
    6:30 pm - "Thriller" Dance - Learn The Dance

    Thursday, October 19th

    5-9 pm - Pumpkin Carving
    5:30 pm and 7:30 pm - "Thriller" Dance - Learn The Dance

    Friday, October 20th

    6-9 pm - Hay Rides, $5 Per Person
    6:30 pm - Bay View High School Drum Line
    7 pm - Grand Lighting Of The Pumpkins
    7-10 pm - The Quilz
    7:15 pm - Tom Burgermeister Magic (2 Shows)
    8 pm - Prismatic Flame

    Saturday, October  21st

    3 pm - Registration Opens For Great Pumpkin Chase
    4 pm - The Great Pumpkin Chase 1/4 Mile Kids Run
    4:30 pm - The Great Pumpkin Chase 5k
    5 pm - Spooky Story Time
    5:30 pm - The Chronicles of Capitan Mars: Space Ranger
    6-9 pm - Hay Rides $5 Per Person
    6 pm - Tom Burgermeister Magic (3 Shows)
    6:30 pm -Thriller Dance
    7-10 pm - They Guanas
    8 pm - Prismatic Flame

    Sunday, October 22nd

    8 am - Clean Up Begins

    Volunteer for Pumpkin Pavilion!

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


    Volunteers Needed!

    Wednesday, October 18 through Sunday, October 22

    We are looking forward to another fantastic Pumpkin Pavilion! As our event grows in awesomeness and attracts more visitors, we need YOUR help to make it run smoothly. We have 2 hour shifts from Wednesday-Sunday. Please grab a friend or two and sign up. Thanks a million for engaging in our neighborhood! Please arrive at the Pavilion at your scheduled time. There will be a Bay View Neighborhood Association Board Member to get you oriented. 

    NEW THIS YEAR! Be the first neighbor to earn a special pumpkin pavilion hat or scarf as your volunteer thank you!

    Sign Up HERE:  Pumpkin Pavilion Volunteer Sign Up
    • 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 (

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Humboldt Park Pavilion

    Register here!  Great Pumpkin Chase

    Brought to you by the Bay View Neighborhood Association and Wild Workouts and Wellness!   Sponsored by Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative!

    The FREE 1/4 mile kids run is a run around the Humboldt Park Pond. The starting line is located just across from the pavilion. Start Time: 4:00pm

    The 5K Run/Walk will start next to the  pavilion. Start time is 4:30 p.m


    Earlybird Special: Price through October 5th:
    Adults (Ages 15+): $15
    Price after October 5th:
    Adults (Ages 15+): $20


    Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
    All Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver at registration.

    1/4 Mile FREE Kids Run Start Time: 4:00pm
    5K Run Start Time: 4:30pm
    Prizes: Prizes for the best costumes in the 5K. All children will receive a prize.

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Humboldt Park Pavilion, Milwaukee, WI

    Join us for the 1st Annual Thriller Dance at Pumpkin Pavilion! 

    We will be teaching the dance at our carving events!
    Wednesday, October 18th, at 6:30pm
    Thursday, October 19th, at 5:30pm and 7:30pm

    Come and learn the moves, and then we'll dance them all together on Saturday, October 21st at 6:30pm! 

    Wear your best zombie costume, and we'll terrorize ya'lls neighborhood!

    • 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
    • 91

    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.

Help keep our beaches clean! Check out our page for a schedule and pictures from our most recent clean-up.

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