John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
As of June 21, 2008, we are beginning our tenth year of operation. All people are welcome to attend our outstanding farmers market. We have over forty vendors waiting to serve you. We have an education program followed by a musical program which is free for all people to attend. On June 28, 2008 we will "Learn About Your Schools" at 9: 15 AM with many of our local schools in attendance in the park. Kurt von Eckroth, zitherist, will play German and Viennese favorite music. On July 5th, we will have "Cooking with Chef David Swanson" followed by Lekspel, a Scandinadian Folk Group. On July 12th, There will be NO farmers market due to the South Shore Frolics and parade. On July 19th, we will have "Cooking with Groppi's Food Market" followed by the Sweezettes, accordian fun. On July 26th, we will have " Trillium Tribal Belly Dancing" followed by the Desert Sound Ensemble, Mid-eastern, Mid-western Melodies. There are a few picnic tables in the park to sit on, but if you need to sit down, please bring your own chairs. Her is an old fashioned way of enjoying yourself at no cost to you. The vendor's prices are very reasonable and the quality is great. Relax and come to South Shore Park between 8 AM and 12 Noon. We are located in the diagonal parking lot near the park pavilion. Come and enjoy a very relaxing atmosphere near Lake Michigan. Everyone is welcome to come. South Shore Park is "Dog Friendly", but you must have your dog on a leash and clean up after it. Y'all come.