Volunteers Needed for Vacant Home Tour on May 7
Want to get involved with this year's tour? Fill out our volunteer form

Volunteers help at the check-in table during last year's Vacant Home Tour. Photo: Greg Sciulli
This year's Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Volunteers are needed to ensure another successful event! 

Volunteer tasks may include setting up, cleaning up, guiding tour goers, and assisting tour guides. Morning (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and afternoon (1-4 p.m.) volunteer shifts are currently available. If you're interested in volunteering, please take a moment to complete our volunteer form. Following the event, all volunteers will be invited to a wrap-up reception at the historic Singer Mansion. 

If you have questions or would like more information, call (412) 727-7855 or email vacanthometour@gmail.com. 

Call for Artists! Placemaking Opportunity Announced
Artist Info Session will be held in Wilkinsburg on April 4

Together with the Wilkinsburg Community Art & Civic Design Commission, we are participating in the  Neighborhood Allies / Office of Public Art 
Placemaking + Temporary Public Art Program. Currently, we are looking for artists to apply for the program.

As part of this opportunity, we will be hosting an artist information session that aims to provide artists with the opportunity to learn about the program and application process. The info session will be held on Monday, April 4, 4 p.m. at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center (744 Rebecca Ave.). 

If you can't make that session, four other info sessions will be taking place in other neighborhoods over the next couple weeks. For details on these sessions and the Placemaking + Temporary Public Art Program, in general, check out Neighborhood Allies Call for Artists. The deadline to apply for this opportunity will be May 2.

Community Cookout Brings Wilkinsburg Together
Local artist, Dee Briggs, hosted the event at her home on March 20

Community Cookout attendees enjoy food & conversation. Photo courtesy of Clif McGill.
Despite snowflakes and chilly temperatures, the Community Cookout on March 20 was well-attended by Wilkinsburgers from both near and far.  It was held as a statement of community strength and solidarity in the face of the tragic shooting that occurred on March 9. 

Cookout attendees feel that the event not only helped to start the process of healing from the recent tragedy, but as conversations and activities from it begin to grow, will also go a long way in preventing future violence in our community. 

Wilkinsburg residents haven proven to be resilient in bouncing back from adversity, and now community members are now being called upon to become much more proactive as concerned citizens who are looking to make a positive difference in Wilkinsburg. Many thanks to Dee for pulling this event together and to all who participated!
Save the Dates for These Upcoming Events
It's a busy spring in Wilkinsburg -- we hope to see you!

>>  May 7 : WBA/Stop the Violence Parade followed by Vacant Home Tour 2016
>>  May 21: PopUp Pittsburgh! Presented by LDI
>>  June 11: NMRWA's Bike & Block Party
>>  June 16: Wilkinsburg Train Station 100th Anniversary Celebration
>> July 16: Dream City Art Tour

Stay tuned for more info on these & other upcoming events in our community.
Community Events & Meetings

Amore Management Open House
Saturday, April 2, 12-4 p.m.
Pennwood Square Apartments - 601A Hay St.

Princess Entrepreneurs Meeting
Saturday, April 2, 1-4 p.m.
Exotic Hush - 1849 Montier St.
For details, email princessentrepreneurs@gmail.com

Artist Information Session
Monday, April 4, 4 p.m.
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center - 744 Rebecca Ave.

Spring Cleaning at Whitney Park
Saturday, April 30, 9-11 a.m.
Whitney Park - 915 Wilkins Ave.
Email jmm54@verizon.net or call (412) 242-8512 for more information

WBA Opening Day/Stop the Violence Parade
Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.
Wilkinsburg Borough Building - 605 Ross Ave.

Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour
Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
South Ave. United Methodist Church - 733 South Ave.

Free Diaper Giveaway
Saturday, May 7, 12-2:30 p.m.
The Bible Chapel in Wilkinsburg - 754 Ross Ave.

FREE Home Buying Workshop
Monday, May 16, 6 p.m.
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center - 744 Rebecca Ave.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Breakfast Club
Second Tuesday each month, 8 a.m.
Nancy's East End Diner - 616 South Ave.

Sallie Boggs Toastmasters Club
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - 1 Pennwood Ave.

Free Store Wilkinsburg
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
619 Penn Ave.

Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Third Thursday each month, 8 a.m. 
Wilkinsburg Borough Building - 605 Ross Ave., 3rd Floor
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 commission & authority meetings?
1001 Wood Street
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
(412) 727-7855 (o) 
(412) 871-3149 (f)