2016 Meeting Dates

Mark your calendars! These are the planned 2016 Meeting and party dates for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association:

  • UPDATE: Tuesday January 19 – General Meeting @ Brashear Changed Due to Snow
  • Tuesday March 8 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday May 10 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday July 12 – Summer Picnic
  • Saturday October 1 – StepTrek
  • Tuesday October 11  – General Meeting & Elections
  • Tuesday December 13 – Christmas Party

All general meetings are held at the St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center at 7PM. The address is: 148 Monastery Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Parking is available.

In order to be a voting member, you need to attend at least 2 meetings and/or events during the year.

We will have more details for each event as we get closer. We hope to see you at an event this year.

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South Side Slopes General Meeting

UPDATE: Due to Snow, we have changed our meeting date and location.

Join us for our first General Meeting of 2016.

Where: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA
When: Tuesday, January 19 at 7PM

Committee Updates
South Side Slopes News
Survey Pilot Test

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South Side Slopes Holiday Party


The annual South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association Holiday Party will be on Tuesday, December 8 at 7PM at St Paul’s Monastery Retreat Center.

Dinner will be provided, but feel free to bring a dessert or appetizer.

Hope to see you there!

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Dirty Dozen Viewing


Join the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association to cheer on the Dirty Dozen riders bicycling up Eleanor Street on Saturday November 28. We will be cheering at 2410 Cobden Street from 3:30PM to 5:30PM with hot coffee. Bring a mug!

If you’re not familiar the Dirty Dozen is a bicycle race up Pittsburgh’s 13 toughest hills. Welsh Way is hill #11, and Eleanor Street is hill #12. This year is the 33rd annual event. More details here: http://www.dannychew.com/ddinfo.html
To track the riders on the day of the race, a live stream will be available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D61-Er_WrE

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General Meeting & Elections

LOCATION CHANGE: Due to a scheduling conflict, The Brashear Association on the South Side will be hosting our general meeting this month.

Join us for our next General Meeting.
The agenda will include a StepTrek wrap-up, committee updates, and board elections.

Where: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street
When: Tuesday, October 13 at 7PM

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StepTrek 2015


More Details: http://www.southsideslopes.org/steptrek/


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South Side Block Party


When: September 19th from 3PM to Dusk

Where: 13th Street between E. Carson Street and Sarah Street

Bring your own drinks, a chair, and a dish to share.

Fun and games for the kids too!

LIVE music by The Bessemers & The Pressure!

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Proposed Hotel – E. Carson St & Sarah St

There is a new hotel being proposed at the intersection of E. Carson Street and Sarah Street. They are requesting 4 site variances:

  • 60’ max. height : requesting 85’-4”, with majority of structure at 73’-4” and 69’-4”
    ( the 85’-4” height is isolated to tower element along East Carson Street )
  • 10’ sideyard setback : requesting 3’ ( NW side)
  • 10’ sideyard setback : requesting 0’ ( SE side )
  • 20’ rear setback : requesting 0’ ( not adjacent to a way )

More details and renderings are here: EAST CARSON ST HOTEL_presentation_[08.06.15]

Questions about this process? Contact the developer or info@southsideslopes.org

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First Wednesday South Side Park Walk

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 monthly guided walks in the park.

WHEN: Join us 1st Wednesdays at 6:30PM and 2nd Sundays at 1PM. (Cancelled when raining.) We can also do guided walks upon request from anyone. Email: brian.oswald@southsideslopes.org

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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South Side Slopes Receives $15K grant for South Side Park


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Pittsburgh, Pa. (July 17, 2015) – The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from The Birmingham Foundation for continued development in South Side Park, located off Mission Street in the South Side Slopes.

The grant will fund projects with a focus on connecting the South Side Slopes/Hilltop communities to South Side Park and promoting the park as a neighborhood amenity. Projects planned include youth programming as a way to introduce kids in the surrounding communities to the park, trail improvement projects working in conjunction with MWCDC’s Emerald Trail Corps., and new signage for trail heads and other points of interests within the park.

Brian Oswald, president of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, commented, “The grant will allow the SSSNA to continue work to make the park a destination for the entire community, and help keep the momentum going.”

The grant will ensure that trail work and youth engagement with the park continues. The SSSNA is committed to improving the park and transforming it into a community amenity for all to appreciate and enjoy.

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About South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association
The mission of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) is to maintain, foster and improve the quality of life, safety and unity of the South Side Slopes neighborhood. The SSSNA was founded in 1998 after a fire on Holt Street spread to three houses before the city fire trucks could get to the site. Since then, The SSSNA has advocated for the South Side Slopes community and works to promote neighborhood communication and investment in our community. The SSSNA was designated a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2007.

About The Birmingham Foundation
The Birmingham Foundation is a private (independent) community-focused foundation dedicated to health-related and human services grantmaking in South Pittsburgh. The Foundation serves as a change agent for improved health and wellness in South Pittsburgh through the dynamic use of resources such as grantmaking, information-sharing, partnering, and leveraging of assets.

Press Release: 2015 Birmingham Foundation $15K Grant for South Side Park

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