Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue

August 24, 2023 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The eleventh annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden's education programs

The funds we raise through the barbecue are used to underwrite the cost of tours, field trips, and transportation for schools with limited financial resources; to provide scholarships for young people attending our art studio classes and summer camps; and to support professional development for K-12 teachers, particularly through our Innovative Educators Institute. The majority of K-12 students we serve attend MPS and receive our programs without charge. In 2022, we were able to serve over 5,000 children and youth, most of them through hands-on, multi-service programs, and the majority of them in person at Lynden or in local classrooms—a welcome change from prior years. This returns us to pre-pandemic levels—and beyond--at a time when inflation and soaring bus costs have made it harder to sustain our education program, and when students and educators struggle with tight budgets and learning gaps and adjustment issues exacerbated by the pandemic. With your support, we can focus on developing the long-term and multifaceted relationships with teachers that enable us to fully integrate our resources into classroom curricula and to make a difference in students’ lives.


Thursday, August 24, 2023
5-8 pm
2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217

The Backyard Barbecue is sold out.

Join us for our annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden’s education programs, featuring a feast of local, sustainable foods catered by Braise; dessert from Isa's Artisan Ice Cream; magic from Matthew Teague; music from Kiran Vedula + Julio Pabon; and a mix of classical and pop from members and alumni of the Nathan Hale High School Orchestra.

Make a Donation

Can't attend but would like to support our Education Programs? Make a donation to Lynden.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Baird Private Wealth Management - The ECAB Investment Group
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
David & Julia Uihlein


Buffet Menu by Braise:
Pig Roast
Korean BBQ Tofu
Esquites (Spanish Street Corn)
Spanish Tortilla
Tomato & Cucumber Panzanella Salad
Grilled Green Bean Salad
Eggplant & Pepper Caponata

Kids' Selections:
Chicken tenders and buttered noodles

Dessert by Isa's Artisan Ice Cream

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