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Join Us at the Two-Way Street Fest on May 19
The second annual Wilkinsburg Two-Way Street Fest is coming up on May 19! The WCDC and partners created the Fest to celebrate some of Wilkinsburg's strongest assets including community, small business, and access to transit.
 
The Two-Way Street Fest is free and open to all ages. Over 85 vendors will participate this year, including local businesses and nonprofits, outdoor activities, artists, food trucks and carts, and more. 


Activities will include Venture Outdoors' climbing wall, moon bounces, Trash to Thrash pop-up skate park, Steel City Slackers slacklining, and Xpogo. A slate of music and dance performances are scheduled throughout the day, including Barrels to Beethoven, Brett Staggs, K-Theatre Dance Complex, Timbeleza, and DJ Illeso.

 
The Fest will span three blocks on Wood Street, between Penn Avenue and Franklin Avenue, in the heart of Wilkinsburg's business district. The event is also part of Remake Learning Days, an initiative across southwestern PA and WV to engage youth in hands-on, technology-infused, relevant learning experiences and activities. We hope to see you in Wilkinsburg on May 19!
 
Designers' Show House Opens this Week in Wilkinsburg

Experience the transformation of a 112-year-old mansion located in our historic community! Over 20 of the most talented Pittsburgh-based designers have turned the former Yingling Mansion, a 6,200 sq ft Georgian Revival-style structure located at 1300 Wood Street, into a Show House worthy of HGTV. 

Experience the latest trends in interior design, become inspired by creative and unique creations, and see the best of Pittsburgh's local design industry over the next two weeks. Adults and children ages 12 and up only will be permitted in the house.

>> What:  "A Window into Wilkinsburg" Designers' Show House Tour
>> When:  May 5-20; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
>> Where: 1300 Wood St. Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Proceeds from "A Window into Wilkinsburg" benefit the Junior League of Pittsburgh's mission of helping to end food insecurity in the east end of Pittsburgh. Since 1922, the Junior League of Pittsburgh has been dedicated to voluntarism and positive community impact within Pittsburgh. In the past 10 years, the League has donated nearly $400,000 to support children's health, literacy and development.

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Check Out this Month's Issue of the Wilkinsburg Sun
The May issue of The Wilkinsburg Sun is here! Check out all the latest Wilkinsburg news, including information about the upcoming Show House, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert at the end of this month, plus more upcoming community events and meetings.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events
All events and meetings listed below take place in Wilkinsburg, unless otherwise noted.

>> "A Window into Wilkinsburg" Designers' Show House Tour
Hosted by Junior League of Pittsburgh
May 5-20; Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Yingling Mansion - 1300 Wood St.
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>> Wilkinsburg Night at the Designers' Show House
Tickets will be $10 for Wilkinsburg residents!
Tuesday, May 8, 6-8 p.m.
Yingling Mansion - 1300 Wood St.

>> Two-Way Street Fest
Saturday, May 19, 1-5 p.m.
Wood St. - Between Penn & Franklin
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>> FREE Home Buying Workshop
Monday, May 21, 6 p.m.
LPRC - 744 Rebecca Ave.
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>> "An American Salute" PSO Concert in Wilkinsburg
Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m.
Wilkinsburg High School Auditorium - 747 Wallace Ave.
Tickets will be available at the door ($10 adult/$5 student)
Have an event or meeting coming up? 
Send the details to  marlee@wilkinsburgcdc.org , and we'll include it in our next newsletter.

Want to learn more about borough council, commission & authority meetings? 
The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through business & residential development; organizational & individual civic leadership; and ethnic & cultural diversity.

At the WCDC, we envision Wilkinsburg will be a prosperous and growing community regarded for its strong business district and neighborhoods; historic charm; convenient location; and desirable quality of life.
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