Large crowd finds 'Purpose' for party in Lawrenceville
Hipsters were burning the midnight oil in Lawrenceville on March 22, where PGH Party for a Purpose claimed dibs on the second and third floors of Remedy on Butler Street, which went from empty to packed three deep about 20 minutes past go time.
Ahead of the event, 225 tickets had been sold, although the endless stream of people coming through the door indicated more than a few late bloomers.
“I'm really glad they opened the upstairs, because it's going to get really crowded,” Nicole Muise-Kielkucki was overheard saying as the Beagle Brothers twanged a country vibe.
Formed in 2006 by students at Carnegie Mellon University, Party for a Purpose has raised more than $33,000 for 19 area nonprofits since its inception. “It's kind of competitive, which is wonderful,” said Vanessa Veltre. This time around, it was the Lawrenceville Farmers Market that would reap the rewards.
Resembling a sassy house party proving irresistible to crash, “Grown in Lawrenceville” drew the likes of Brittany Whiteside, Rachel Strittmatter, Meredith Matthews, Molly Kwiatkowski, Cory Campbell, Kerry Soso, Megan Neuf, Jeralyn Beach and Remedy owner Tony Tumolo.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- 1879 Founders’ Circle Dinner gives preview of Sigo Falk Collections Center
- Shadyside Splendor Holiday Home Tour takes in 6 historic houses
- Festive evening salutes Salvation Army’s good works
- The play’s the thing at Child Health Association of Sewickley’s ball
- Flash!: Alliance Française de Pittsburgh; “Come Fly With Me” gala