Bay Day

When:
May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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2019-05-04T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Klode Park - Whitefish Bay
N. Lake Drive
Cost:
Free
Contact:

The WFB Civic Foundation and The Merchants of WFB have partnered to present:

Green Day is moving and expanding! May 4th, 2019 plan to spend the morning and afternoon at Klode Park. Bay Day events start at 8 AM and will conclude at 1 PM. Bay Day encompasses Run the Bay, Green Day in the Bay, and Recycle Day in the Bay, and new this year, Voice of the Bay!

Run the Bay, Green Day and Voice of the Bay will be held at Klode Park

Recycle Day in the Bay will be held at Dominican High School.

Run the Bay:
The Whitefish Bay Education Foundation is hosting Run the Bay on Saturday, May 4th. Run the Bay is a  5k fun run and kids run through Whitefish Bay. Advanced registration is recommended. http://www.runthebay.org/

Community Clean-Up:
There will be an organized community wide clean-up. We need your help to beautify Whitefish Bay! We are looking for volunteers and families to form “Green Teams” to pick-up trash in our streets, parks and beaches. Prior to Green Day, you will receive a map of your team’s designated area to clean-up. Please bring you own work gloves and garbage bag(s). To sign up to volunteer, please email your name and/or your team name to Volunteer@wfbcivicfoundation.org

Green Day Eco Fair
An ECO Fair and shop local event will be held at Klode Park.
New this year! Music performances will conclude the run and will run throughout the event.
Music Acts include:

  • Big Style Brass Brand
  • The Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes Trio
  • Chicken Wire Empire Bluegrass Trio
  • Voice of the Bay Singing Competition

HISTORY of GREEN DAY IN THE BAY
Now in its 12th year, Green Day in the Bay was started by local residents Gwen Koscinski, Julie Erickson, and Bob Kuesel who were interested in celebrating green and healthy activities in the village. Complimentary to Earth Day, (Earth Day’s history originates in Wisconsin as well – founded by the United States Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson in 1970), Green Day in the Bay provides a forum for Whitefish Bay residents to explore the three “R’s” of environmental awareness: reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Known for its beautiful lakefront setting, Whitefish Bay benefits from parks, beaches, and green spaces with stunning water views. But residents realize that with that privilege comes some responsibility as well. Green Day in the Bay serves as a conscious reminder that what we do in our community affects one of the world’s largest freshwater resources, Lake Michigan.

In addition to the clean up and weed out efforts on Green Day in the Bay, family teams volunteer for weekly beach clean-ups throughout the summer season when the beaches are most used. Whitefish Bay residents are stewards of the lake, and exhibitors at Green Day in the Bay offer information on green and healthy living not only in the village, but also connect us with our Great Lake to the east and our world community.