By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 10, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Westown Association decided today to cancel the 2021 season of the Westown Farmers’ Market in Zeidler Union Square and to postpone River Rhythms, a popular concert series held at Pere Marquette Park. 

Although Downtown employees are expected to return to their offices later this year, a majority are still working remotely, which would greatly decrease market sales. Additionally, due to renovations at 231 W. Michigan St., Third Street between Michigan Street and Everett Street will be closed this summer which impacts vendor and customer accessibility to the park.

Some events could resume later in the summer.

“With the new direction from the CDC regarding large, outdoor gatherings for fully vaccinated people, we are cautiously optimistic about hosting events later this summer,” said Stacie Callies, Executive Director of Westown Association. “Our staff and board of directors are creatively considering many options that will allow us to host a modified version of River Rhythms, a signature event that we are all very proud of. In addition, we are looking at new, exciting programming in Westown. No matter what, we can’t wait to welcome visitors back to our downtown neighborhood.”

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.