By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Aug 03, 2011 at 12:26 PM

ART Milwaukee, Newaukee, a young professionals organization, and The Friends of Lakeshore Park host a benefit for the lakefront state park, 480 N. Harbor Dr., on Thursday, Aug.4 at 6 p.m.

Partygoers arriving via boat, bike, bus or kayak will receive a free beer, and the first 50 guests will receive an inflatable parrot, flamingo or seahorse in correlation with the tropical theme.

Milwaukee Odyssey, a local street art group, will showcase its abstract painting and a current film project during the event.

Hula lessons will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. and guests can watch hula performances throughout the evening. Guests are also invited to take part in a limbo contest, laser lag, live painting and recreational kayaking courtesy of Laacke & Joys.

The evening will feature like music by Fresh Cut Collective and a live drum circle.

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