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Next 3 Days to feature concert, contests in Allentown, Mt. Wash.


Next 3 Days is coming to Allentown and Mt. Washington as a three-day showcase of emerging neighborhoods and to promote affordable housing in the neighborhoods.

The program will highlight neighborhood culture, businesses and amenities.

N3D will kick off on Friday, June 17 with a block party with musical guests such as Beauty Slap and local acts, Kanti Kasa, Gone South, Woods Acoustic, along with local DJs and emceed by Phat Man Dee. Food will be from Hilltop eateries, there will be brews and cocktails, local art projects with PopCraft, a Hilltop photography exhibit, Hilltop games with City of Play and more.

The kick off will be from 6-9:30 p.m. at Industry on Industry/RE 360 Warehouse, 829 Manton Way in Allentown.

Music by Tickets are available at: or at the door. The cost for residents is “pay what you can” or a $10 suggested donation. Ticket includes food and two drinks.

Saturday, June 18 will feature a family-friendly festival at Grandview Park from noon to 4 p.m. Festival organizers are looking for face painters, henna artists, balloons artists and more.

As part of the Saturday Festival in Grandview Park from noon to 4 p.m. there will be a Hilltop Community Bake Off. Those who think their cakes and bakes can persuade and influence the sweet tooth of celebrity judges are welcome to sign up for the Next 3 Days Hilltop Bake Off by calling 412-288-0584, emailing, or just by bringing 12 pieces of their dish to the Bake Off Registration Tent in Grandview Park at noon on Saturday, June 18.

Bake off judges will include Rick Sebak and City of Pittsburgh Council President Bruce Kraus.

The festival will feature free and goods for all ages. Enjoy live local musical acts in Grandview Park and pick up some delicious eats and refreshments from Hilltop restaurants and 21+ beverages and brews.

Shop Farm to Table’s local farmers’ market, craft a custom Hilltop Print with PopCraft, get your Hilltop game on with City of Play, name Steel City Grazers newest goat, a Community Quilt headed up by Spool, Storytelling booth by Workhardpgh, grand opening of Stuart Day Guitars on Warrington and more.

A Home Buyer Workshop along with open houses and home tours will take place on Sunday, June 19 at noon at a site to be determined.

N3D is an initiative by The Mayor’s Office, the URA, and NEXTPittsburgh whose purpose is to showcase emerging neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and promote affordable housing.

In anticipation for NEXT 3 Days, photographers that tag their favorite photographs highlighting the Hilltop -- views, public art, houses, sunsets -- with #scg_N3D can win prizes.

The top 9 photos will be selected by @steelcitygrammers and @nextpittsburgh and will receive:

Two free tickets each to the Friday night kick-off party featuring Beauty Slap.

Exposure and feature of their image on the @steelcitygrammers page and the @nextpittsburgh website. 

A Hilltop gift pack (featuring specials, gift cards, and freebies from Hilltop businesses)

Winners will be announced Sunday, June 12.

To volunteer, participate or for more information, contact Siena Kane at 412-586-5807 or


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