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Photo by Johnathan Canny   Want to do the limbo on a landfill? Then the place to be Aug. 3 is the second annual Urban Island Beach Party – a Woodstock on water, Milwaukee style. With pig roasts, “1,000 pounds of fish fry,” laser tag, inflatable flamingos, art-making and live music, this rowdy fundraiser at […]


Photo by Johnathan Canny
 

Want to do the limbo on a landfill? Then the place to be Aug. 3 is the second annual Urban Island Beach Party – a Woodstock on water, Milwaukee style. With pig roasts, “1,000 pounds of fish fry,” laser tag, inflatable flamingos, art-making and live music, this rowdy fundraiser at (and for) Lakeshore State Park is anticipating even more attendees than last year’s 2,600. Created in 1991 using landfill materials such as dolomite limestone and a granular fill from the deep tunnel project, the island later became a state park thanks to then-Gov. Tommy Thompson. Today, it’s being put to good use. (Debra Brehmer)

Urban Island Beach Party (Aug. 3). Lakeshore State Park. 480 N. Harbor Dr., 414-702-0433, urbanislandparty.com.

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