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. For the July 11 session, register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join poet and birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month (in August, it will be the first Sunday of the 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. Registration for the Fall Session coming soon.

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. Registration for the Fall Session coming soon.

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 14, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Milkweed

Upcoming sessions:
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - registration is closed
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden's narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She has been a Community Health Worker for many years and draws on her experience as an herbalist, yogini, reiki practitioner, full-spectrum doula, writer, artist, and mother to help uplift Communities of Culture throughout Wisconsin. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. Angela’s residency project at Lynden, Materia Medica of the Ancients: Connecting to Beauty, Blessings, and Breath draws on her personal journey of decolonization and cross-cultural learning to honor Indigenous teachings from around the globe.

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. Registration for the Fall Session coming soon.

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

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.

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: Specialty Asian beauty accessories, brooches, scarves, and dresses
April Sharifa: Traditional and modern fashionable clothes, make up, and bags sourced from Myanmar and Malaysia
BeautyByFatimah: Malaysian clothes, hijabs, and jewelry. Specializing in bridal sets and earrings with tikka (traditional head jewelry).
Biak Ven Par: Chin traditional crafts and clothes
Frey Faris: African and Ethiopian crafts and spices
Hmodern Made: Ashley Xiong’s Hmong handmade hair accessories
Khatizha Syed Dollah, Hasna Mohd Ali, and Hasinah Begum Ashraf Mia: handmade cloth bags
Lin Yaung Kyi: Myanmar and Rohingya grocery store
Mchete's African Treasures: Authentic, handmade African and Tanzanian clothing, fabric and accessories, and other African treasures
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
Yuyu Zaw: Burmese handmade longyi and crafts
Yenepa Herbals: Indigenous herbal products and medicinal remedies
Zafar's Food Market: Asian grocery store

The list of participants is being updated regularly.

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

August 22, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Jenna Knapp

Fee: $15/$10 members per session
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Inspired by the winding labyrinth on the grounds of Lynden, artist-in-residence and hypnosis practitioner Jenna Knapp will use the labyrinth as a metaphor for turning inward to bring you a mini-series of entry-level hypnosis classes in the garden this summer. Take one or both classes.
Participants will receive a link to the recording of the hypnosis after the live session is complete for their own use.

In each one-hour class, I will provide a brief introduction to the power of the subconscious mind, guide a relaxing group hypnosis session, and offer a chance to reflect and ask questions at the end. These sessions are similar to meditation classes, and you are invited to bring your own blanket or yoga mat so you can comfortably spread out outdoors. We will move under a tent in inclement weather.

August 22, 2021: Calling in Opportunities with Hypnosis
After a year of changes and unpredictability, what opportunities do you want to call in and cherish as you turn over a new leaf?

September 12, 2021: Attracting Abundance with Hypnosis
Abundance comes in all forms, from our relationships, to our career, to our health. Calling in more abundance in all areas of your life and inviting your subconscious mind to look at all that you already have can help you tap into an awareness that brings gratitude.

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. Registration for the Fall Session coming soon.

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

More information coming soon!

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.)
Register for tickets online. If you prefer to pay by phone, give us a call at 414-446-8794.

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