Mosaic Steps Fundraiser at Acacia

Join us at Acacia and help us create art on a set of historic steps! We will be able to answer any questions about this exciting project as well as have the final design for display!

Acacia is very generously giving us a portion of their drink sales on Tuesday June 30 from 6 to 9PM!

Can’t make it? Please consider a donation at http://www.GoFundMe.com/StepArt.

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Welcome New Board Member

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is happy to announce the addition of Laura Officer to the Board of Directors. Originally from Mt. Lebanon, Laura moved to the South Side Slopes in 2011. She works at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, where the mission is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. Laura works directly with over 100 food assistance programs, some of which are located in the South Side Slopes, South Side Flats, and Hilltop communities. Laura brings her expertise in Non-Profit Management to the Board as well as experience in program evaluation, grant writing and strategic planning.

Laura is replacing Jamin Bogi who stepped down from the Board last month. We thank Jamin for his dedication to the South Side Slopes, and we know he will continue to contribute to the Slopes neighborhood with his regular clean-ups, pruning, reporting issues to 311, and more!

 

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2016 Pittsburgh Capital Budget Hearing

The city is holding a capital budget hearing on Tuesday June 22. This is your chance to tell the city how to spend their money in 2016.

This year, the hearing will follow a new format that gives residents the chance to learn more about what goes into the Capital Budget, discuss needs and priorities in a small-group setting, and ask questions of an expert panel. Residents will also have the chance to let the City know of specific Capital work in their neighborhoods that they would like to see done in 2016.

Monday June 22, at the South Side Market House, 1 Bedford Square.

The event will be held from 6:00-8:30 PM, and refreshments will be provided. The city asks that residents pre-­register by filling out the following form (walk-­in registration will be available on the day of the forum).

More details here: http://pittsburghpa.gov/cip/cip-announcements

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Sprouting Sarah Street Garden Party

A Garden Party benefiting the community efforts to improve and redevelop South Side Park.

Please join us (rain or shine) for a community gathering at a private and extraordinary garden in our South Side neighborhood for an afternoon of socialization, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and chamber music to benefit the progress being made to improve South Side Park for all to share and enjoy!

When: Sunday, June 7 from 2 to 5PM

Where: 2220 Sarah Street, 15203

Tickets are $50 and available online: http://www.showclix.com/event/SproutingSarahStreet

South Side Park is a beautiful 65-acre expanse of underutilized green-space sitting in the heart of the South Side Slopes. Since the inception of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association the revitalization of this gem has been a focus of significant efforts of this organization and its members. The organization has steadily increased its presence and efforts in this park over the years as it strives to bring positive use within the greater South Side Slopes area.

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Mosaic Steps Community Design Workshop – Part 2

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Join us to start the artist-led community design process for the Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Project, the first Pittsburgh public art project on city steps.

Part 2: Tuesday June 9, 6:30-8PM
The words and images from the first session will be incorporated into an initial drawing for the steps by Laura Jean and will be shared with community members during the second session. Laura will take feedback and suggestions during the second session to create the final design.

We invite you to come to one or both sessions to participate in this exciting process. We welcome all South Side Slopes and Flats residents and anyone who is passionate about steps or public art. All ages are welcome.

More information about the project is here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/oakley-street-mosaic-steps-public-art-project/

Where: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15203

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Mosaic Steps Community Design Workshop – Part 1

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Join us to start the artist-led community design process for the Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Project, the first Pittsburgh public art project on city steps.

Part 1: Thursday May 28
The first design session will include warm-up drawing exercises for participants as well as word and image generation led by artist Laura Jean McLaughlin.

We invite you to come to one or both sessions to participate in this exciting process. We welcome all South Side Slopes and Flats residents and anyone who is passionate about steps or public art. All ages are welcome.

More information about the project is here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/oakley-street-mosaic-steps-public-art-project/

Where: Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA

When: Thursday, May 28 6:30-8PM

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Sprouting Sarah – A Garden Party

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Please join us (rain or shine) for a community gathering at a private and extraordinary garden in our South Side neighborhood for an afternoon of socialization, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and chamber music to benefit the progress being made to improve South Side Park for all to share and enjoy!

When: Sunday, June 7 from 2 to 5PM

Where: 2220 Sarah Street, 15203

Cost: $50.00

Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/SproutingSarahStreet

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Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Garden Planting

There will be youth volunteers helping the South Side Slopes resident volunteers plant the two Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Gardens along Josephine Streets at Greeley and Barry.

We would love to have your help!

Please meet us at the Greeley & Josephine Garden at 10:30am on Saturday, May 23rd.

If there are enough volunteers, we will split and do both gardens at once. If you have a favorite tool or pair of gloves, feel free to bring them. There will be tools, gloves and water provided. Please dress comfortably. We hope to see you there.

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Request from South Side Chamber of Commerce

From the South Side Chamber of Commerce President, Jonathan Growall:

The South Side Welcome Center needs your help! In 2 years the South Side Welcome Center has established itself as the go to place for information, volunteerism, & positive energy in the South Side. The Welcome Center has produced and featured information on the South Side Slopes, our City Steps and South Side Park. The Welcome Center has also been a partner in several initiatives of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association including StepTrek. It takes funding and a monumental volunteer effort to keep the South Side Welcome Center open and staffed. Please consider a donation today!

Checks can be made payable to:
South Side Chamber of Commerce
1100 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

For more information or to join the South Side Chamber of Commerce, stop by their welcome center or visit their website.

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South Side Slopes General Meeting

Join us for our next General Meeting.

Meet new District 3 Commander Scirotto and learn about what’s happening in our district.

Artist Laura McLaughlin will be giving an overview of the proposed mosaic steps project on Oakley Way Steps.

Where: St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center
When: Tuesday, May 12 at 7PM

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