Most Recent PopUp! Pittsburgh: Link on Penn 2016

PopUp 2016 WilkinsburgLDI XXIII PopUp! Pittsburgh 2016: Link on Penn

presented by Huntington Bank, powered by Leadership Development Initiative XXIII, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Wilkinsburg, PA
In the Heart of Wilkinsburg (Intersection of Penn Avenue and Center Avenue)

Link on Penn will feature live music, local flavor, passport to Wilkinsburg, #wilkinsburgstories highlights and more!

Food trucks! Live music from Grace Band and INK! Facinating stories about the history and people of Wilkinsburg! Come out on May 21 to experience an event that showcases the positivity and brilliance in Wilkinsburg, PA, at an event that is free, family friendly and open to the public.

Link on Penn will highlight the best of Wilkinsburg by providing a space for residents to connect, linking Wilkinsburg in positive ways to Pittsburgh and beyond with festive camaraderie and a “street-fair” vibe. The event will provide new and exciting ways to showcase Wilkinsburg’s many strengths.

Specifically, Link on Penn will:
*Link youth with each other and their communities. Link on Penn will give high school students from Wilkinsburg and Westinghouse chances to collaborate and create. Youth reporters will interview attendees at a live booth provided by The Saturday Light Brigade. Students from both communities will perform on stage. Wilkinsburg Ministerium and Sanctuary Project will provide spaces for young children to play and laugh together.

*Link storytellers with an audience. The goal of #WilkinsburgStories is to collect stories of Wilkinsburg, one resident at a time. through the use of the StoryCorps app. All stories are uploaded to the Library of Congress to preserve the history of Wilkinsburg. A selection of the stories collected will be highlighted at Link on Penn.

*Link businesses with customers, new and old. On May 21st, the site of the Penn-Lincoln hotel will be filled with food, beverage, and art vendors from Wilkinsburg. A map will be provided to all attendees to guide them to easily walkable spots within the downtown business district.

Music, food, and family fun – Link on Penn will have something for everyone.

Event Highlights:
Performances by  Westinghouse Band INK AND  Grace Band

Featuring other family friendly fun including:
Balloon Animals
Face Painting
Police and Fire Trucks
3 on 3 Basketball
Make & Take arts and crafts
Local Artist Dee Briggs
Saturday Light Brigade

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