Village Offering Free Transit to Shorewood's 'Around the Corner' Premiere

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis for the showing, but residents can reserve a seat by riding a bus provided by the Shorewood BID and Marketing Committee.

Update Dec. 29 9:51 a.m.: The deadline to RSVP has been extended to Monday Dec. 31. 

The Shorewood Business Improvement District, and Village Marketing Committee is offering free transportation to the early screening of the second season premiere of Milwaukee Public Television's "Around the Corner," showcasing the village.

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis for the showing on Jan. 3, but residents can reserve a seat by riding the bus.  

The bus will board and leave from the Shorewood High School parking lot promptly at 6:30 p.m.  To reserve your ride, please RSVP to Lisa Downey at lisa@shorewoodwi.com no later than Monday, Dec. 31. 

Running 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at MPTV's Community Cinema at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr., the episode features local businesses, interviews with organizations like the Shorewood Table Tennis Club and dives into the history behind Atwater Beach and Hubbard Park, among other Shorewood hot spots. 

The episode will also feature interviews with Shorewood High School Principal Matt Joynt andretired drama director Barb Gensler, as well as a scene from the spring musical, "Aida."

The episode will air on TV Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. on Channel 10.1, and repeat on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. on Channel 36.1.

Hosted by Emmy award-winning actor John McGivern, viewers are led on unique field trips through Wisconsin towns and neighborhoods discovering their secrets and history. In all of the episodes he bumps into local historian John Gurda, who shares fascinating historical gems about town settlers, buildings, parks and neighborhoods.

McGivern and Gurda will be on hand during the early screening. Free DVD copies of the episode will also be available.

In the show's first season, McGivern showcased villages like Greendale and Wauwatosa and neighborhoods like RiverwestBrady Street and the Third Ward, to name a few.

Click the video above in the media box to view an "Around the Corner" season two trailer.


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