Pittsburgh’s Market Square to host international celebration
Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh will be known as “World Square” three Fridays in September.
On Sept. 6, 13 and 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. the square will be full of sights, sounds and tastes of the international and immigrant communities of Pittsburgh. Attendees can shop, taste a variety of foods and listen to international forms of music.
Mayor Bill Peduto is partnering with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership for the free event designed to “cultivate a spirit of inclusivity and provide exposure in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.”
This Friday, Market Square is going global! Join @WelcomingPGH and us for the debut of #WorldSquarePGH, a new showcase for businesses, artists, makers, performers, food, and more from Pittsburgh's various international and newcomer communities 🌎👉 https://t.co/uABIjFgxMW pic.twitter.com/wGBJEvhQpe
— Downtown Pittsburgh (@DowntownPitt) September 3, 2019
“We look forward to these three Friday evenings of celebration and recognition of some of our newest neighbors,” Peduto said.
Here are some of the participating vendors:
• Alquisiras Paletria – Small batch popsicles and ice cream
• Authentically African by Moa – West African fashion and accessories
• Bae Bae’s Kitchen – Korean Food
• Cilantro & Ajo – Venezuelan cuisine
• Costa Ricart – Handmade crafts from reused materials
• Flatboat Fair Traders – Fair Trade items from Nicaragua and Costa Rica
• Salsa Aguilar – Small batch gourmet salsas
• Pop Up in Pittsburgh – Vietnamese 3d paper greeting cards
Entertainment will vary each of the three evenings.
“Providing Pittsburgh’s newest residents with an opportunity to share their culture, art, and more with the entire city will make for three vibrant, fun-filled evenings,” said Jeremy Waldrup, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
Funding for World Square came from the Benedum Foundation and other community organizations such as Change Agency, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center , Global Wordsmiths, The Global Switchboard , Hello Neighbor, Jewish Family and Community Services, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation , PittGlobal, University of Pittsburgh , Program for Immigrant-International Entrepreneurs, Duquesne University, Vibrant Pittsburgh and VisitPittsburgh.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .