By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 12, 2020 at 1:31 PM

The 32nd Annual Wilde Subaru Family Kite Festival has been postponed by Gift of Wings at Veterans Park, but the new dates have not yet been announced.

"For the safety of the Most Powerful Kite Performers in the United States and Canada (you), our thousands of guests, our sponsors and the Gift of Wings staff, it is better to postpone our event," wrote Gift of Wings’ Scott Fisher in an email.

"I’ll be looking at new dates with the Milwaukee County Parks department, and working with our kite committee to find a different date that works best for everyone."

The event had been slated for May 23-24.

Gift of Wings at the lakefront remains open, as do the locations in Greendale and Franklin, and, says Fisher, the Wilde Subaru Frank Mots Int’l Kite Festival is still planned for Sept 12-13.

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Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.