The new series of events, which will come to Wilkinsburg this summer, promises a space to “collect, connect and enjoy” live music, food and more.
Summer at the train station, organized by The Equity | The Impact Center and Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation will include four Saturday community meetings that begin May 21 and run through August at Wilkinsburg Railway Station on Hay Street.
“We look forward to this series of events and the return of events to the Wilkinsburg business district after so many events have been postponed or canceled over the past two years,” said Tracy Evans, WCDC’s executive director, in a press release.
Local duo Byron Nash and Jakea Mae will open on May 21 with a mix of rock, soul and blues, followed by Pittsburgh band Mani Bahia & The Mob.
Summer at the Station will also feature interactive activities from Wilkinsburg organizations, including the FlowerHouse Public Art Center, Wilkinsburg Public Library, Community Makerspace Protohaven and Xpogo, an extreme stunt team that organizes shows and competitions for people across Pittsburgh.
In addition to the activities, attendees will be able to visit the newly renovated Wilkinsburg Railway Station, which opened in 1916 with a three-day celebration and was used by many until its closure in 1975. The WCDC, which is working to drive car economic development in Wilkinsburg with a focus on strengthening the central business district, began rebuilding the station in October 2016.
Food will also be available for purchase at Revival Pasta Truck.
As the first event of the series approaches, WCDC and Equity | The Impact Center says their goal is to make “Summer at the Station” an annual event.
“The partnership with the WCDC for Summer at the Station is in line with our mission to develop joint initiatives that bring people together and help those who do a great job in the community,” said Lee Puliana, President and CEO of Equity. Center of impact.
Summer at the station. 15-18 hours May 21, June 25, July 16 and August 27. Wilkinsburg Railway Station. 901 Hay St. Wilkinsburg. Free. bit.ly/WilkSummer