See Winter in a Whole New Light!

Written by Glenna Holstein
    Monday, 21 January 2019
See Winter in a Whole New Light!

I don’t know what it is about candlelight and winter, but we Wisconsinites sure seem to love the combination!

Maybe it’s the beauty of flame light glistening on fresh snow, or maybe it’s the reassurance that light *will* eventually return. Or maybe it’s just the simple nudge we need to remember that we don’t have to stay cooped up in the dark and cold of winter — a reminder that there is fun to be had on wintry evenings!

Whatever your reason, we invite you to join us on February 23 for our third annual Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park!

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The event is free to attend - no registration required - and features:
• Candlelit trails on the Hank Aaron State Trail - this event will take place with or without snow!
• Roaring campfires!
• 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Wheel & Sprocket Fat Tire Bike demos. This is your chance to get on a fat tire bike! Wheel & Sprocket will have FREE fat tire bike demos on site to try and test. All ages and abilities are welcome to stop by and check one out. See why fat tire cyclists have more fun all year round!
• Rishi Tea tasting at Velobahn
• 8-10:30 pm: After Party hosted by NEWaukee at Third Space Brewing

Learn more and RSVP to the Facebook Event!

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Snowy moments from last year's hike. Photos by Sam Danner Photography

Purchase a Fun Pass!

And for just $10 you can purchase a Fun Pass to get access to extra goodies like:
• Hot chocolate and pastries at the Urban Ecology Center (while supplies last)! Bring your thermos to be green (or to save on waste) and take your hot cocoa on your hike.
• Marshmallow roasting and s’mores at the FOHAST Fireside Plaza
• Entry for great door prizes including $100 gift card from Wheel & Sprocket, Rishi Tea gift basket and cool gear from REI
• Buy One Get One (BOGO) beer at the Third Space Brewing from 4:30 -10:30pm! (for those over 21)

A fun pass covers one adult and all children attending with that adult.

Get your Urban Candlelight Hike Fun Pass today!

We hope to see you, your family, friends, and neighbors on February 23 at the Urban Candlelight Hike!


Glenna Holstein

Glenna Holstein

Glenna grew up a mile up the river from the Riverside Park, so the Urban Ecology Center has always been important to her. Her studies and work have taken her all over the hemisphere, but her home has always been right here in Milwaukee. As Menomonee Valley Branch Manager, she is delighted to be part of the team that is working to connect a new community to the nature in their neighborhood. Her favorite things to do include hiking, exploring, cooking, singing, building forts, and trying to convince children that cockleburs are really baby porcupines!


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