The Tosa Village Goes Green June 2 with the VillageGreen Street Fair

May 31, 2012

Wauwatosa’s third annual VillageGreen Street Fair will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, on Harwood and Underwood Streets in the historic Village. The only outdoor festival in Milwaukee dedicated to sustainability, the VillageGreen Street Fair raises awareness of eco-friendly products and services and provides fun green activities for families.

Highlights of this year’s Fair include:

• Special Appearance by Melinda Myers. Nationally known gardening expert Melinda Myers will speak about “Small Scale Plants with Big Impact – and Low-maintenance, Eco-friendly Strategies for Managing Them” from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Root Commons area, at the junction of Wauwatosa and Harwood avenues. Ms. Myers’ appearance is sponsored by American Transmission Company.

• A Silent Auction of Hand-painted Rain Barrels. Local artists have painted 10 rain barrels, which will go to the highest bidders in a silent auction held near the Education Tent on Harwood Avenue near State Street.

• Kohl’s Color Wheels. Kids of all ages can enjoy this one-of-a-kind mobile art experience that brings fun projects right to the streets of Tosa.

• New Food Options. In addition to the many restaurants that draw visitors to Wauwatosa’s historic Village, food will be available for sale from The Gouda Girls Cheese Truck.

• Professor Oops! Water Wonders Show. Enjoy an entertaining and educational exploration into the most common and mysterious substance on earth: water.

The entertainment lineup includes Irish and folk tunes from Evan & Tom Leahy Band, classic rock from The Bystanders, rhythm and blues from Blues Kopf and award-winning environmental music from The Chickadees.

Also new this year are appearances by the Urban Ecology Center, Wisconsin Humane Society, Wauwatosa Health Department, Transition Milwaukee, plus free Child and Family Yoga classes. Back by popular demand are exotic animals, native Wisconsin animals, a drum circle and face painting.

The Wauwatosa Farmers Market will open its 2012 season on the day of the Fair, with hours from 8 a.m. to noon

In conjunction with the Fair, the Olde Hillcrest Neighborhood Association will hold a scrap metal drive from 8 a.m. to noon at the Unity Church on the northwest corner of 73rd and Milwaukee Avenue.

The VillageGreen Street Fair is sponsored by Geary Dentistry, American Transmission Company, WaterStone Bank, Social IQ, Family Dentistry, MMSD, The Bill Koch Family, Sherwin-Williams, Wauwatosa and Steinkellner Decorating Center, as well as an anonymous donor. For complete details and a vendor list, visit

The Village of Wauwatosa Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization that serves the local businesses and surrounding community. The BID strives to provide a positive, productive and nurturing environment that will attract new business and retain existing business, as well as promote aesthetic improvements that make the Village a comfortable and exciting place to live, work, eat and play.

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