About the Event
On May 30, 2020, the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) will put on their first “Party at the Train Station” fundraiser. The gala will commemorate the historic revival of the 100+ year-old historic landmark. Vacant for over 50 years, the grand revival represents both the celebration of this incredible feat and the promise of future progress for East End’s next “big neighborhood.”
This year’s “Bold Arrival” theme pays tribute to the CDC’s realized vision of revitalizing one of the region’s most historic business districts. Two landmark buildings — formerly vacant for a combined 50 years — represent a $9 million investment that will bring over 20,000 square feet of office or commercial space back to the market. Private investors are taking note! Since 2010, nearly $100 million in private and public dollars have been invested in the Wilkinsburg community. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, Prohibition-era craft cocktails, music and surprises and be the first to experience the Train Station’s grand re-arrival!
Suggested dress code:
Take yourself back to 1916, when traveling by train meant putting on the best in your closet. Black-tie optional.
Buy Your Tickets
Tickets for the WCDC’s Inaugural Party at the Train Station are sure to sell out. Buy your tickets today to lock in your seat and be one of the first people to experience the Train Station’s grand re-arrival.
Tickets to the VIP Reception prior to the gala are $200 and include food, drinks, valet parking, and tickets to a VIP-only after party being held at the Yingling Mansion from 10 PM until midnight.
Tickets to the gala are $120 per person and include food, drinks, and valet parking.
VIP Reception6 PM - 7 PM
- Honoring the Wilkinsburg Train Station’s Supporters and Funders
- Includes Elevated “Prohibition Era” Bar
- Food Service provided by Scratch Food and Beverage
- Tickets to After Hour VIP Party at the Yingling Mansion from 10 PM – Midnight
- Valet Parking Included
Main Event7 PM - 10:30 PM
- Wilkinsburg CDC Supporter Individual Ticket
- Valet Parking Included
- Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Prohibition Era Craft Cocktails
Become a Sponsor
As the WCDC’s progress hits record milestones, now is the time that, instead of sitting back, we push forward. There’s so much more work to be done and we need your support! By sponsoring our fundraiser, you will be part of the first significant event to be held at this historic space since it’s closure more than 50 years ago. In addition to significant exposure, you will become a part of Wilkinsburg’s much-anticipated rebirth. It has been a long journey, but thanks to partners like you, Wilkinsburg is making its Bold Arrival.
Recent Wilkinsburg News Coverage
From the former pastry chef at Ace Hotel, to young Pittsburgh developers betting on Wilkinsburg – check out some recent coverage of Wilkinsburg’s rebirth: