Keeping Traditions and Raising Money for Milwaukee Historical Landmark
They're keeping traditions going at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee WI.
Family Irish dancing resumed with instruction at 7:30 p.m. followed by music from the Wise Maids at 8 p.m.
Beginners and experienced dancers alike are welcome.
All ages are invited to attend.
The instruction and calling is by Gail McElroy with a different band featured every first Friday.
Friday, October 7 Wise Maids
Friday, November 4 Frogwater
Friday, December 2 Cream City Ceili
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and children.
All proceeds benefit the work of the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center which is on the national historic registry.
It is the old Grand Avenue Congregational Church, and was the site of a speech from Martin Luther King, Jr. during his only visit to Milwaukee.
The building fell into foreclosure and began to crumble.
In the 1990's a group of folks of Irish descent bought it from the city for $1 and have worked to restore it ever since.
The grand hall hosts concert events, dance groups and is available for wedding rentals.
Various rooms throughout the property are used for local groups with kitchen and bars available for food and beverage service.
For more information on events and the building's continued restoration call (414) 345-8800.