By Kristy Locklin
……………………..… and you’re invited to a neighborhood bash to find out all about it.
On Saturday, Sept. 21 there will be a Party on the Mount from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. Three blocks of roadway — from 121 Grandview Ave. to Bertha Street — will be shut down to make room for revelers, vendors, children’s activities refreshments and live entertainment.
At one end of the thoroughfare, you can listen to DJs Trobe Hypnotik and Bamboo spin tunes out of the Red Bull tent. Head over to the opposite side to see performances by bands including Jane West, Alz, Rachel B, Abstract Theory and The Flow Band. In between, there’ll be stilt walkers, breakdancers and other roving acts.
In addition to food trucks, many Mount Washington restaurants will set up tents and serve their popular menu items. People 21 and over can sample booze for sponsors Captain Morgan, Bullit Bourbon, and Smirnoff, while three local bars — Redbeard’s Sports Bar & Grill, Coughlin’s Law Kitchen & Ale House and Bigham Tavern — will whip up specialty cocktails on-site.
Pittsburgh Brewing Company is supplying the beer, with all profits going to the party’s host, the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC),
This is the third year the nonprofit has held the event to raise funds to support its mission of engaging the community, promoting development and providing business opportunities in Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights.
Some upcoming projects include The Front Door Program to refresh residential entryways throughout the neighbor with new doors, light fixtures and house numbers, new street banners and signage for Grandview Avenue and Shiloh Street and a tourism brochure and website.
This month’s fiesta, held rain or shine, is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees and raise thousands of dollars for the MWCDC. Adult admission $10 pre-sale and $15 the day of the event. Mount Washington residents will receive a $5 discount with code 15211. Family friendly entertainment and activities will be hosted until 6:30 p.m. and admission is free for children. Ongoing event information and tickets can be found on the MWCDC Facebook Event Page. https://www.facebook.com/events/638662319963840/
After snapping selfies in front of the city skyline, visitors are encouraged to explore the neighborhood and patronize local shops and restaurants.