Madison’s Central Business Improvement District: Top of State Partner Showcase at MadCity Bazaar, Thurs. Sep. 10

Top of State PARTNER SHOWCASE at MadCity Bazaar, Thurs. Sep. 10

MADISON, Wis. (Aug. 26, 2015) New to Madison, downtown, or the UW campus? Are you a longtime Madisonian looking for new activities, a job or volunteer opportunities? Shop local—plus learn about community organizations and how to get involved—at the Top of State Partner Showcase at MadCity Bazaar, on Thursday, September 10, noon-6:00pm, where State Street meets the Capitol Square (100 W. Miffin St. and 100 N. Carroll St.).

This “resource fair within a pop-up market” celebrates the organizations that have partnered with the Top of State summer events series and with
MadCity Bazaar
, which features vendors selling locally made art, crafts, and more, plus highlights nonprofit organizations at their markets. Stop by to shop, enjoy music from buskers with donations supporting Literacy Network, and learn about programs, events, job openings, membership, and volunteer opportunities in areas ranging from sustainability to arts, bicycling, culture, recreation, and more! More information is at or call (608) 512-1342.

Learn about these organizations and programs at the Sep. 10 Partner Showcase:

Cool Choices, a fun and easy game to encourage sustainable actions. Cool Choices is part of the Green Madison effort to reduce energy consumption in the City of Madison, and help Madison compete to win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. Plus personal sustainability tips and program information from Sustain Dane.

Wisconsin Union
’s social, cultural and recreational programs, and job opportunities.

Urban Arts Community Network
(UCAN), which works to empower and unify youth and adults through urban arts, specifically Hip-Hop, by creating live music events in the community, promoting professional growth, and more.

· Programs, volunteering and job openings with
Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR),
Madison’s public recreation department, and information about community activities and events with Madison Parks.

· Madison BCycle urban bike share connecting Madison with 39 stations and 300 bikes. Info station locations, smartphone apps and membership.

Wisconsin Bike Fed
, information about membership, bike trivia, the Love to Ride Madison and National Bike Challenge programs, and Share and Be Aware pedestrian and bicycle education. Plus-bike maps, safe biking and walking tips, and bike registration from a City of Madison Bike/Ped Representative.

· Volunteering, job opportunities, and upcoming events at the Overture Center for the Arts,
Wisconsin Historical Museum
and Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Job opportunities with the
City of Madison
, from seasonal and entry-level to professional and managerial positions.

MadCity Bazaar features vendors selling locally made art, crafts, high-quality vintage collectibles and other goods at markets at Washington Plaza and Top of State. MCB also highlights nonprofit organizations at their markets and provides technical assistance for new vendors.

The BID “Top of State” summer programming series feature an eclectic mix of music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and pop-up or drop-in events, June through September, where State Street meets the Square, in Philosophers’ Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.) and 30 on the Square (100 N. Carroll St.). Find more information and a schedule at or call (608) 512-1342. The Top of State summer programs are presented by Madison’s Central BID in partnership with the City of Madison,
Madison Parks Foundation
and Isthmus.

Media Contact:

Mary Carbine (out of office 8/17-8/22)

(608) 512-1340

[email protected]