Events Calendar

Thursday, August 23 2018

August 23, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The seventh annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden's education programs.

Photo: Craig Kroeger

Join us for our seventh annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden’s education programs, featuring a feast of local, sustainable foods catered by Braise (including a kids' menu and ice cream station), entertainment including close-up magic by Matthew Teague, music by Sista Strings and members of the Nathan Hale High School Orchestra, pop-up sculpture by Gary John Gresl, hands-on art and nature activities, a silent auction, and more. All proceeds benefit our education programs, which serve more than 4,500 children each year.

Tickets & Parking

Thursday, August 23, 2018
5-8 pm
2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217
$75 per person / $175 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children under 18)
Additional children: $25

($45 of each single ticket and $85 of each family pass is tax deductible.)
A limited number of VIP Tables are available, and include reserved seating, complimentary wine, and a runner for the silent auction and bar. Reserve by phone at 414-446-8794.
Online ticket sales for the 2018 BBQ are closed.

Parking: Please park at the Park & Ride located just to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. A free shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride and Lynden beginning at 4:45 pm. If you require handicap access, you may park in the lot at Lynden.

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
Lynde B. Uihlein, Hog Donor

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.

Pig Roast (gluten free, dairy free)
Scallion-Herb Vinaigrette

Grilled Sweet Corn (vegetarian, gluten free)
Arrabbiata Butter, Grana, Basil

Summer Beet Salad (vegan, gluten free)
Cherry Tomato, Red Onion Vinaigrette

Spanish Tortilla with Chipotle Salsa (vegetarian, gluten free)
Summer Squash, Mushroom, Chevre

Kale & Cucumber Salad (vegan, gluten free)
Sultana Dressing, Fried Chickpeas & Banana Peppers

Sliced Melon (yellow and red watermelon) (vegan, gluten free)

Cole Slaw (vegetarian, gluten free)

Buttered Pasta & Chicken Tenders

Magic & Music

R. Matthew Teague will never forget the first time he saw an incredible magician perform: "It was as if time froze and I escaped from the stress of the day because nothing else seemed to matter except this mysterious feeling I was experiencing." Now, as a professional magician and entertainer, Matthew shares that experience with people all over the world. He has performed at the Magicopolis in Santa Monica, California; by invitation at the impromptu lounge at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood; and at the Safe House in Milwaukee. Back by popular demand, R. Matthew Teague will bring his unique mix of sleight of hand, illusion, psychology, and suggestion to Lynden, where he will perform strolling magic to small groups throughout the event.

The Nathan Hale High School Chamber Ensemble plays a mix of classical and pop tunes, followed by a performance from Sista Strings, the Milwaukee-based duo of Monique and Chauntee Ross. Monique and Chauntee come from a musical family of 5. Each of the 4 daughters played one stringed instrument while their brother played piano. The girls began singing and playing as a group in their church and soon they were invited to churches all over the midwest. As each sister graduated high school and went off to college, the group became smaller. Finally, Monique and Chauntee were the only ones left and the only ones who desired to make a career with their music.

SistaStrings is currently based in Milwaukee, WI where they collaborate with local artists and play at various events and weddings. They perform classical music and improv on popular hymns. They are both classically trained musicians having studied at the String Academy of Wisconsin and the Music Institute of Chicago. Although they are classically trained and are passionate lovers of the classical music genre, their first love is gospel music. Their sound is soulful and fresh, a very unique blend of their eclectic musical background. Individually, they have accomplished a lot musically. They've opened for gospel artists Witness, Virtue, and Fred Hammond. Their background in gospel music has allowed them to cultivate their improvisation skills and use their instruments as their voice.

All-ages Activities

Our education staff will be leading art and nature activities for children of all ages.

Silent Auction Packages

Can't attend the barbecue but would like to bid on an item? Call us at 414-446-8794.

Dinner for Twelve at the Lynden Sculpture Garden
A locally sourced, 4-course dinner dinner for twelve by Dave Swanson of Braise, served in Lynden's intimate dining room. Includes wine pairings plus a Braise bite and cocktail to start.
Valued at $2500
Minimum bid: $1000
Bidding increment: $150

Enjoy a Milwaukee Bucks Game from the Comfort of a Luxury Suite in the Brand-New Fiserv Forum.
Twelve luxury suite tickets, five preferred parking passes, and a food and beverage package for a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at the brand new Fiserv Forum during the 2018-2019 season.
Valued at $7,500
Minimum bid: $2,500
Bidding increment: $250

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