By Jimmy Carlton Sportswriter Published Jul 16, 2018 at 5:26 PM

Have you passed by those cool North End Apartments, the upscale housing development built by Mandel Group and finally completed this spring on North Water Street, and wished you could just spend a beautiful summer day hanging out at the pool there? Well, now you can.

NEWaukee and the women’s empowerment group WGIRLS Milwaukee are throwing the ultimate summer party, SplashBash, featuring exclusive access to the terrace at the Vignette building, 1551 N. Water St., on Saturday, July 21 from 4 to 9 p.m.

You don’t have to be a resident to come to this party, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim or sip drinks while lounging poolside, listen to live music from DJ LoLo and DJ Snackdaddy, enjoy delicious eats from Birch + Butcher, play water volleyball or basketball and show off your skills during the pool floatie race. 

The event is adults-only and tickets are $15, so suit up and make a splash. Please note, the ticket price does not include food and beverage, which are available for purchase from Birch + Butcher. 

For more information and to register for SplashBash, click here.

Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.

After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.

Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.