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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Earth Day in South Side Park

Come celebrate Earth Day with the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, Student Conservation Association and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy through a day of service at South Side Park. Volunteers will work to improve the health of this public green space by clearing invasives, removing litter, and maintaining trails.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: South Side Park, S. 18th Street Entrance (Below Quarry Field), Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers.

PROVIDED: SCA will provide lunch for all volunteers, as well as reusable water bottles and Earth Day t-shirts!

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Brosville Blitz

Are you sick of the trash lining Brosville Street? Join us and help clear out this eye sore at the South Side Slopes first clean-up of the year.

Goals:
* Remove tires and trash in Brosville basin between Pius Street and the Knoxville Incline Park.
* Clear Brosville Street sidewalk of soil from hill sliding on to it.
* Cleaning area around Welsh Way Stairs and removal of new Knotweed growth.
* Removal of invasive vines from proposed Greenway.
* Planting of flowers in Knoxville Incline Park.

We will also have students from Carnegie Mellon University to help out!

The SSSNA will provide all tools and supplies. Please wear boots and work clothes. This could be a muddy day!

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Hearing Notice for New Residences

An application has been submitted by Cipriani Studios on behalf of Salmar & Warhola (property owner) requesting approval of new residences located in the Steep Slope Overlay Zoning District. Zoning Code Section 906.08 requires that development on slopes of 25 percent or greater be reviewed by the Planning Commission.

If you are interested in attending, there is a public hearing on Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 2PM on the 1st floor of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St.
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South Side Park Walking Club

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Want an excuse to get some exercise, meet people, and explore South Side Park? Walk with us! The South Side Park Walking Club has twice weekly guided walks in the park.

WHEN: Join us Wednesdays at 6:30PM and Sundays at 1PM. (Cancelled when raining.)

WHERE: We meet in the parking lot on Mission Street between the bridges.

WHO: People of all ages and leashed dogs are welcome.

CAN I DO IT? We follow a trail in the woods. The speed of the walks are adjusted to the level of who shows up, and there is no cost or obligation. We just want to encourage people to use South Side Park.

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