Annual MWSS Holiday Party
6:00 pm18:00

Annual MWSS Holiday Party

  • 512 West North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15212 United States

Celebrate the season with the MWSS and your neighbors at our Annual Holiday Party!

As always, plenty of turkey and wine will be provided.

Please bring a side dish to share. Also, we ask that you donate a canned or non-perishable food item for the Northside Food Pantry. This is their greatest time of need.

While minimal business will be had during the festivities, we are collecting 2015 membership dues, only $15 for the whole year! Cash, check, or credit card will be accepted. You can also renew online ahead of time. Membership renewal also serves as admission to the party.

We will also have board elections. Stay tuned for details about who will run this year--if you are interested in joining the board for any position, please email us!

To RSVP, please check out our Facebook event page, or email Hope to see you there!


47th Annual Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour
11:00 am11:00

47th Annual Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour

The Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour is the oldest and finest house tour in the city of Pittsburgh. During the 47th annual event, held from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 11th, visitors will be treated to a leisurely self-guided tour of homes and gardens throughout our historic neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Homes on tour represent beautiful restorations and some that offer a glimpse behind the effort that goes into a work-in-progress. Every home is unique; expressing each homeowner’s personal taste and style. The House Tour will also showcase a midway of vendors and mobile eateries.

Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets $20 per person on Tour Day at the ticket booth on Monterey Street at West North Avenue. Check in at the ticket booth if you've purchased tickets online; your tickets will be under the name of the person who placed the order online.


We have three lots reserved for parking. One is on Buena Vista Street and Eloise, right behind the Trinity Lutheran Church at 616 W. North Ave.

The second is on the corner of Brighton Road and Jacksonia Ave.m across the street from the Dollar Tree.

The third is a former hospital lot on Sherman Avenue, between W. North Avenue and Eloise.

Look out for the parking signs!

You can also park along the streets in the neighborhood and along W. North Avenue, as long as there are no permit parking signs.

Since our neighborhood is very small and parking can be limited, we would highly recommend taking Lyft or Uber so you don't have to worry about parking.

Check out our map to see where the lots are, and to plan your walk!

See you there!

Privy Party and Special General Membership Meeting
7:00 pm19:00

Privy Party and Special General Membership Meeting

  • Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church

Did you know that Victorians' toilets (aka privys) doubled as trash sites, where they would dump their used bottles, broken dolls, and other refuse? Over time, these sites were filled in, leaving behind veritable treasure troves for modern-day antiques enthusiasts to dig up.

Come to our special general membership meeting where we'll have Tim Tokosh and Jeff Mihalik talk to us about their privy digs and what they've learned about local Victorian history, and show us some fascinating recent finds. Come learn something new, meet old and new friends, and enjoy some wine!

The Great Mexican War Streets Yard Sale
9:00 am09:00

The Great Mexican War Streets Yard Sale

The annual Mexican War Streets Neighborhood Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, May 21st from 9AM-2PM!

Boundaries: North Ave to Jefferson St. & Brighton Road to Arch St.

Stroll one of Pittsburgh's best historic neighborhoods, buy some new treasures, and chow down on delicious food truck fare! Last year, more than 60 homes participated and 2,000 people attended!

Visit our specialty vendors at Yard Sale Headquarters (lower Buena Vista St):
- Silver Linings Jewelry
- North Ave Candles
- Mexican War Streets Society Welcome Table (Maps, bottled water & more)
- Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
- BRGR - Pittsburgh

See him at 11AM at Yard Sale Headquarters!


If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor (food/beverage or other), or wants to volunteer, please email us and let us know!

Progressive Dinner
6:00 pm18:00

Progressive Dinner

Our 10th annual Progressive Dinner will be on Saturday, March 5, starting at 6pm.

How it works: Diners all meet at the Mexican War Streets Inn, split off into pre-assigned groups, then walk to another host house nearby for the entree. After the entree, the groups go to another host house for dessert.

This is a great way to eat delicious food, make new friends, take a peek into some beautiful homes, and enjoy some great conversation.

Cost: $20/each for MWSS members, $25/each for non members

If you're interested in attending and/or hosting the entree or dessert portion of the dinner, please fill out this form by February 20 and send to Susan Kosy ASAP (her contact info is in the file)

See you there!!