StepTrek

In its 16th year, the Pittsburgh StepTrek will begin Saturday, October 1st at 11am at South Side Park (Josephine & 21st Streets) on the South Side. The event has lasted this long due to the backing of individuals with a curiosity as to what lies at the top or bottom of the numerous public stairs in the neighborhood.

This “Urban Hike” through one of Pittsburgh’s most unique neighborhoods is self-guided. The course narrative in the program book points out the landmarks and gives a history of the stairs and buildings, counts the steps (over 2,000) and also provides instruction as to the route.

The family-friendly (and pet-friendly) event also includes the StepTrek Market Place featuring entertainment, raffles, sponsor displays, historic photos, and food trucks.

This event also helps to benefit The Brashear Association’s Food Pantry. Please remember to bring a canned food item to help stock the Brashear Association Food Pantry. Top items needed include: Peanut Butter & Jelly Spaghetti Sauce Tuna Cereal Baby Food

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Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Workshop 7

This is your opportunity to be part of a public art project in the South Side Slopes!

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will be teaching us how to break tiles and glue them into a mesh template design that will be used for each step riser.

Attendees will be provided with all tools and instructions necessary to take home the materials required to build a mosaic stair riser for planned installation by the artist in Fall of 2016!

No previous skills are necessary because the artist will be teaching us all how to do the work. There are 77 risers to create this summer, so the more people the merrier!

More details on the project here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/oakley-street-mosaic-steps-public-art-project/

Can’t make this date? We are having weekly workshops. Check our Facebook page or website: http://www.southsideslopes.org

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WALKATOP – An Urban Hiking Adventure

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The Thomas Brown Alton Foundation is pleased to announce their 2nd WALKATOP event.  The event, a hike through Mount Washington’s Emerald View Park, will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Last year’s inaugural WALKATOP was a tremendous success and they look forward to continuing our focus on promoting mental health and suicide prevention.

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An Urban Hiking Adventure

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Interested in Joining the SSSNA Board?

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) is looking for a few good men or women.

The Slopes Association will have open positions for three or four new Board of Directors members in the coming election. Board members are seeking to “pass the torch” on to new residents of the Slopes who are engaged in their neighborhood and who will help their community to stay clean, green, safe and neighborly.

The SSSNA is a 501 3c organization and the board members are volunteers. Residents of the Slopes who have attended at least two Slopes’ meetings from Oct 2015 to July 2016 are eligible.

Those who are interested are asked to contact the SSSNA Board President Brian Oswald at brian.oswald@southsideslopes.org

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Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Workshop 6

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Thursday September 1, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

At: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah St, 15203

This is your opportunity to be part of a public art project in the South Side Slopes!

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will be teaching us how to break tiles and glue them into a mesh template design that will be used for each step riser.

Attendees will be provided with all tools and instructions necessary to take home the materials required to build a mosaic stair riser for planned installation by the artist in Fall of 2016!

No previous skills are necessary because the artist will be teaching us all how to do the work. There are 77 risers to create this summer, so the more people the merrier!

More details on the project here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/oakley-street-mosaic-steps-public-art-project/

Can’t make this date? We are having weekly workshops. Check our Facebook page or website: http://www.southsideslopes.org

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Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Workshop 5

Tuesday August 23, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

At: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah St, 15203

This is your opportunity to be part of a public art project in the South Side Slopes!

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will be teaching us how to break tiles and glue them into a mesh template design that will be used for each step riser.

Attendees will be provided with all tools and instructions necessary to take home the materials required to build a mosaic stair riser for planned installation by the artist in Fall of 2016!

No previous skills are necessary because the artist will be teaching us all how to do the work. There are 77 risers to create this summer, so the more people the merrier!

More details on the project here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/oakley-street-mosaic-steps-public-art-project/

Can’t make this date? We are having weekly workshops. Check our Facebook page or website: http://www.southsideslopes.org

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Knoxville Incline Greenway Ribbon Cutting

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Pittsburgh’s newest greenway, the Knoxville Incline Greenway. This dedication has been two years in the making since we first broke ground in 2014.

At the event, we will be unveiling an informational sign about the historic Knoxville Incline and will feature activities with City of Play, coffee and pastries.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting at 10:30 a.m.

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Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Workshop 4

This is your opportunity to be part of a public art project in the South Side Slopes!

WHEN: Thursday August 18, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will be teaching us how to break tiles and glue them into a mesh template design that will be used for each step riser.

Attendees will be provided with all tools and instructions necessary to take home the materials required to build a mosaic stair riser for planned installation by the artist in Fall of 2016!

No previous skills are necessary because the artist will be teaching us all how to do the work. There are 77 risers to create this summer, so the more people the merrier!

More details on the project here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/oakley-street-mosaic-steps-public-art-project/

Can’t make this date? We are having another workshop on Thursday, August 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Commonwealth Press space on the South Side [1931 E Carson St] and future weeks.

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Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Workshop 3

This is your opportunity to be part of a public art project in the South Side Slopes!

WHEN: Thursday August 11, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Commonwealth Press, 1931 E Carson Street

Thanks to CommonWealth Press for hosting this event !

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will be teaching us how to break tiles and glue them into a mesh template design that will be used for each step riser.

Attendees will be provided with all tools and instructions necessary to take home the materials required to build a mosaic stair riser for planned installation by the artist in Fall of 2016!

No previous skills are necessary because the artist will be teaching us all how to do the work. There are 77 risers to create this summer, so the more people the merrier!

Can’t make this date? We are having another workshop on Thursday, August 4 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brashear Association on the South Side [2005 Sarah St] https://www.facebook.com/events/488521088013678/

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Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Workshop 2

This is your opportunity to be part of a public art project in the South Side Slopes!

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will be teaching us how to break tiles and glue them into a mesh template design that will be used for each step riser.

Attendees will be provided with all tools and instructions necessary to take home the materials required to build a mosaic stair riser for planned installation by the artist in Fall of 2016!

No previous skills are necessary because the artist will be teaching us all how to do the work. There are 77 risers to create this summer, so the more people the merrier!

Can’t make this date? We are having another workshop on Thursday, July 28 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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