Events Calendar

August 1, 2021 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Click here to register.

Join birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

About the Artist

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for conservancy groups and arts organizations including Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Milwaukee Audubon Society, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He edits Partly Press for Lynden Sculpture Garden and is currently a participant in Lynden's residency program.

August 3, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration for the Summer Session is closed. Register for the Fall Session here.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full.


March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

August 7, 2021 - 3:00pm

home_fashion_day

Visitors to Lynden must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.
FREE

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events spanning the summer. These events will be small, in order to conform with public health guidelines, and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival.

Join us for a fashion show featuring traditional cultural wear, contemporary wear, and high fashion from refugee designers. Culture-Identity-Fashion is organized by Chin youth leader and HOME Refugee Steering Committee Member Biak Hlawn in collaboration with Lynden. As emcee, Hlawn will present and share the individual and cultural meanings behind each garment worn and the diversity of refugee communities in Milwaukee. Members of the public that attend are encouraged to wear at least one ornament or piece of clothing highlighting their own cultures and traditions. There will be live musical interludes in between the different portions of the fashion show, and food will be available courtesy of the Burmese community.

For a complete listing of HOME 2021 events, click here.

August 10, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration for the Summer Session is closed. Register for the Fall Session here.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full.


March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

August 17, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration for the Summer Session is closed. Register for the Fall Session here.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full.


March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

August 19, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

RefugeeAMemoir-EmmanuelMbolela

Click here to download our reading guide.

3 sessions:
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: This discussion takes place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Lynden and the HOME Refugee Steering Committee begin the new year by launching a book discussion group for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We will consider works of non-fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees.

We encourage you to read each book in advance (see information below on acquiring the current selection). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. We expect the group to meet bimonthly, and we will be seeking the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

We continue the series with Emmanuel Mbolela's Refugee: A Memoir (2021). Originally published in German, Mbolela, a notable Congolese activist and advocate of refugee issues in Germany, tells his personal story, having gone through the journey that refugees and those that face forced displacement know too well. He carries the reader through his direct experience of human trafficking and deplorable living conditions, and questions the harrowing experience that refugees face in the search of finding asylum. Mbolela's work, deemed both personal and collective, provides an individual perspective and a critical global outlook to the lives of refugees around the world.

As part of our HOME work at Lynden, we are making the book available without charge to book discussion group participants. If you would like us to purchase a copy of the book for you, please indicate this when completing the registration form. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

If you prefer to support your local public library by borrowing the book, you can find Milwaukee County libraries here or other local libraries here. If you would like to purchase the book yourself, Boswell Books will be offering it at a 10% discount to book group participants. The book can be purchased at the store (you will find it among the book club selections) or on the Boswell website with the 10% book club discount already applied. We will post that link as soon as we have it. Please check Boswell’s website to check the availability of the book, and to confirm hours and delivery options.

PREVIOUS READINGS
Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You January-February 2021
Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir March-May 2021

August 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

For 2022 Dog Days dates click here.

August 21, 2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Craft1

Visitors to Lynden must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.
FREE

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events spanning the summer. These events will be small, in order to conform with public health guidelines, and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival.

Browse our outdoor market featuring crafts and other goods from Africa, Asia, and Indigenous makers. Participants include:

Al Kahf Grocery Store: African and Asian goods
Ana Cummie: One-of-a-kind Malaysian treats and festive desserts, called kuih, and Asian beauty accessories, brooches, scarves, and dresses
April Sharifa: Traditional and modern fashionable clothes, make up, and bags sourced from Myanmar and Malaysia
Aung Myo Tin: Watercolor paintings of Myanmar landscapes and portraits by various Myanmar artists
Frey Faris: African and Ethiopian crafts and spices
Hmodern Made: Ashley Xiong’s Hmong handmade hair accessories
Lin Yaung Kyi: Myanmar and Rohingya grocery store
Made by Micho: Traditional tea-time and festive bite-sized snacks from the Southeast Asian and South Asian region, such as samosas, Burmese lentil fritters, steamed shrimp wrapped in banana leaf, and steamed sticky rice.
Mchete's African Treasures: Authentic, handmade African and Tanzanian clothing, fabric and accessories, and other African treasures
Native Nation Designs by Sabrina Lombardo: Modern native handcrafted jewelry and wearable art
Rose Onama: African dolls, hair wraps, scarves, and small handmade gifts
Rumaneh Nourish: Simple, natural and nourishing skincare products inspired by owner Bisan Musa's Palestinian heritage
Song of the Sun Ceramics: Indigenous ceramic jewelry and pottery
Yenepa Herbals: Indigenous herbal products and medicinal remedies
Zura Rahim: Offering a complete meal, along with snacks as dessert. Burmese Mohingya, rice noodle and seafood based soup; Khaja, Indian dessert fritter; and the famous must-have Malaysian Cendol, iced sweet dessert with an appealing coconut milk base.

The list of participants is being updated regularly.

For a complete listing of HOME 2021 events, click here.

August 23, 2021 - 6:15pm - 7:45pm

fullmoonsoundbath


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Registration is closed. Registration is open for the September 17 and October 17 sessions.

The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing. The light of the full moon illuminates any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what didn’t serve us in the most recent lunar phase. It is an amazing time to reevaluate and recollect as we celebrate the summer solstice with a healing sound bath followed by a candle-lit labyrinth walk. Sound baths are an ancient form of deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian-Lawson (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India. The sound bath last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. Candles will be provided for the labyrinth walk, but feel free to bring your own.

August 24, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration for the Summer Session is closed. Register for the Fall Session here.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full.


March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

August 26, 2021 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The ninth annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden's education programs

BBQ

Tickets

Thursday, August 26, 2021
5-8 pm
2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Due to the pandemic, we have made some changes to our ticketing options. Purchase single tickets to be seated at a socially distanced communal table. Purchase a table for 4, 8 or a Family Pass to be seated with your own group.
Single ticket options: $75 per adult / $25 per child
Table options: $600 per table of 8 / $300 per table of 4 / $175 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children under 18)
If you are interested in a different configuration, give us a call at 414-446-8794.
($360 of each table of 8, $180 of each table of 4, $85 of each family pass, and $45 of each single adult ticket is tax deductible.)
Registration is closed.

Parking

Keehn's will be providing valet parking onsite.

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
WUWM | Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7 FM
88Nine Radio Milwaukee

The Feast

We are working with Braise to create an informal but delectable backyard feast, including vegetarian and vegan options and a kids' menu, plus desserts from Tables Across Borders chefs Tahani and the Paw Sisters, graciously hosted by Amilinda and Tricklebee Cafe.

Pig Roast (gluten free, dairy free)
Scallion-Herb Vinaigrette
Korean BBQ Tofu
Summer bean salad
Mustard potato salad
Sesame cabbage slaw
Esquites
Vegetarian Tortilla
Fruit

Kids:
Buttered Pasta
Chicken Tenders

Desserts by Tahani:
Lebanon Nights: Milk, semolina, sugar, and coffee
Harissa Coconut : Flour ,Semolina, Corn Oil ,Coconut Sugar and Yogurt
Baklava: Phyllo , pistachio, ghee and syrup

Desserts by Paw Sisters:
Coconut Dumplings / Mote Phat Htoke (vegan )
glutinous rice flour , raw rice flour , grated coconut, brown sugar, salt , banana leaves

August 28, 2021 - 10:00am - August 29, 2021 - 3:00pm

Saturday, August 28, 2021 – 10 am-4:30 pm
Sunday, August 29, 2021 – 10 am-3 pm

Milwaukee Bonsai Society Annual Exhibition

Free.

Join the Milwaukee Bonsai Society for their 50th annual exhibit—and their first at Lynden. More than forty trees will be housed under two tents on the main lawn, where they will be judged by visiting experts. Whether you are a spectator, a beginner, or are already practicing, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about the art of bonsai.

You will be able to:
• Watch demonstrations
• See trees in different states of development as they become bonsai
• Take part in a Bonsai Q&A
• Speak informally to members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society
• Tour the permanent bonsai collection on the grounds

August 31, 2021 - 7:00pm

Fishman

HOME at Lynden is proud to co-sponsor Elly Fishman, author of Refugee High: Coming of Age in America, live and in-person at Boswell Book Company, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 7 pm.

Registration: Click here to register online. Preorder your copy of Refugee High at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781620975084. Get a special 20% discount for preorders before August 10 pub date.

HOME at Lynden and Boswell Book Company present an evening with Elly Fishman, author of REFUGEE HIGH: Coming of Age in America, which chronicles a school year at Chicago's Sullivan High School, where nearly half the student body was born in another country and 70% speak a second language.

When Fishman's essay "Welcome to Refugee High," on which this book is based, was published, it became one of Chicago magazine's most read pieces of the year. It reached media outlets around the globe and inspired several short documentaries, including for Tel Aviv's i24, India's Wion TV, National Geographic, and PBS Newshour. It was named a finalist for the City Regional Magazine Award for Best Feature of 2017.

Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here and An American Summer, called Refugee High "A wondrous tapestry of stories, of young people looking for a home. With deep, immersive reporting, Elly Fishman pulls off a triumph of empathy. Their tales and their school speak to the best of who we are as a nation--and their struggles, their joys, their journeys will stay with you."

Elly Fishman worked as a senior editor and writer at Chicago magazine. Her features have won numerous awards including a City Regional Magazine Award for her article "Welcome to Refugee High," her first report on the students and faculty at Chicago's Roger C. Sullivan High School. Fishman currently lives in Milwaukee with her husband and their dog and teaches in the Journalism Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.


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