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.

WALKATOP
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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Oakley Street Mosaic Steps Workshop 1

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, August 4 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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Church Route Signage Installed

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The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) is excited to announce the installation of signs marking the “Church Route” through the South Side Slopes. The Church Route is a walking tour that goes up and down our unique stairways providing beautiful views of the city, and featuring glimpses of the eccentric hillside architecture and historic churches. For 10 years this route was a part of the SSSNA’s annual StepTrek but the association decided to formalize the route into a permanently signed walk instead. Funding for the signage was provided by the SSSNA in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, who manufactured and installed the wayfinding signs.

Adam Jette, a volunteer for the annual StepTrek event stated, “It will be nice to have a self-guided tour that residents of Pittsburgh and visitors to our city can use to explore the crazy hillsides of this city. StepTrek is only one day a year but these signs will be available every day.”

The signs are posted at intersections leading from the start of the route at 15th and E. Carson Streets. The Church Route travels up 15th Street eventually ascending many different stairways and adjacent to the historical church of the Slopes. St. Adalabert’s, St. Michael’s, St. Paul’s, and St. Josephat’s churches are highlights of the trip, along with several stunning views of the city and the streets made of stairways.

In keeping with the tradition of StepTrek, an annual tour of two different courses up and down the South Side Slopes, a narrative of the route is provided on the website here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/steptrek/church-route. A brochure with a map and helpful navigation information will be printed this summer, and will be available at the South Side Chamber of Commerce office on 11th and Carson Streets. In addition to a map, the brochure will provide historical anecdotes about the churches and community as well ongoing improvements and changes to the neighborhood.

Press Release: Church Route Signage Press Release

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