Mexican War Streets yard sale, Riverview Park jazz concert set for this weekend


The Northside will be alive and well this weekend during the Mexican War Streets annual yard sale and the free jazz concert at Riverview Park.

The Annual Mexican War Streets Yard Sale

Courtesy of Mexican War Streets Society

The historic Mexican War Streets district in Central Northside will host its annual yard sale Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The boundaries are Brighton Road, Federal Street,  North Avenue and Jefferson Street.

Last year over 60 homes participated and 2,000 people attended, according to event organizers, while this year over 60 houses plan to participate.

Headquarters will be in the parking lot on lower Buena Vista Street at approximately 1210 Buena Vista St.  There patrons will find the Mexican War Street Society Welcome Table; food trucks, including BRGR, All in Good Taste, Square Cafe Brunch Truck, La Palapa and BEER as well as other vendors such as Little Yesterday’s, Tollgate Vintage, “The Bottle Guys,” Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation & more.

This year will also include a meet & greet with tattoo artist Sarah Miller where you can enter to win a $1,000 gift certificate towards a tattoo session with the Ink Master star. Miller owns Wylde Chyld Tattoo in Brookline and also competed in Season 2 of Spike’s television series Ink Masters, in which she finished as runner-up.



Courtesy of Citiparks

The Citipark summer concert series will kick-off this Saturday, June 6, as Poogie Bell Band will open the “Stars at Riverview Jazz Series” in Observatory Hill’s Riverview Park. The concert will be the first of the free summer concerts, which will be held every Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. through August 29.

Check out the full schedule below.

The 2015 Stars at Riverview Jazz Series is sponsored by BNY Mellon and ARAD.

For information call 412-255-2493 or visit the official website.


June 6-Poogie Bell Band

June 13-Max Leake

June 20-Yoko Suzuki

June 27-Roger Humphries

July 4-no concert due to the holiday

July 11-Kenia

July 18-Thomas Wendt

July 25-Velvet Heat

August 1-John Hall

August 8-Donna Davis

August 15-Kevin Howard

August 22-Reggie Watkins

August 29-Dwayne Dolphin


The Allegheny West, Observatory Hill and Brighton Heights house tours are this weekend as well. Read the preview here.


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