Slopes Summer Picnic

Join the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association’s summer picnic on Tuesday, July 11, once again at the Bandi Schaum Community Garden. We’re excited to announce that the awesome La Palapa Food Truck will once again be serving up delicious tacos throughout the event starting at 6:30pm. Bring your family and friends to mingle with neighbors, make new connections, and savor the flavors of summer. Mark your calendars and join us for an fun evening of community and great food.

Tacos are free! Bring a chair or blanket and a beverage or dessert to share!

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Vote for the 1st Annual SSSNA Flower Contest

Help us pick the best flowers on the South Side Slopes! Vote for your favorite below by commenting here!

Want to walk and see the gardens in person? Follow the map!

Winners will be announced at the South Side Slopes picnic on Tuesday, July 11th!

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Arlington Rec Center Mural Feedback

You responded to the survey, now come see the initial results! We will have Roberto Maxwell, our local artist, on hand to display some options for the mural, and we will be answering questions and taking feedback!
We will have a table set up outside the Arlington Recreation Center from 5-7pm on Monday June 26. Hope to see you there!
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Enter the South Side Slopes Flower Contest and Showcase Your Green Thumb!

Do you love to garden? Are you excited to show off your green thumb this year? Then enter the South Side Slopes Flower Contest, open to all Slopes residents!

Focusing on the front-facing façade of your home, we will have prizes for:
1) Best Simple Planter (for those with little space but go above and beyond with a single pot or window box)

2) Best Front Garden (for those who have more than a simple planter and want to go all in)

3) Most Popular (where your vote will determine the best out there!)

To be eligible, your garden space must be at least 80% green. We love a good statue, but we want to see your green thumbs at work!

Submissions must be in by Wednesday, June 14th with garden spaces to be ready to photograph by Friday, June 30th. 

Voting will occur between July 5th to July 10th and winners will be announced at our annual community picnic at Bandi Schaum Community Garden on July 11th.

Feeling like trekking it? Maps will be available on Social Media around July 5th to help you explore the beautiful gardens and enjoy the scenery.

The South Side Slopes Flower Contest aims to beautify the neighborhood and showcase the gardening talents of our residents. Whether you have a small space or a grand front garden, we want to celebrate your efforts and inspire others in our community. By participating in the contest, you can contribute to a more vibrant and welcoming neighborhood for everyone.

Click here to enter!

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Meet the Candidates – Primary 2023

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association invites you to meet the candidates  running for City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County public offices. Learn about the issues that are important to them and our community.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Kollar Club (3226 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)

Candidates attending:

  • Rachael Heisler – City Controller
  • Nina Ricciardi – District Magistrate
  • Bob Charland – City Council, District 3
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Slopes March Meeting & Board Elections

Agenda includes:
Board Elections and Committee Updates

The meeting will be on Tuesday March 14th at 6:30pm IN PERSON at St Paul of the Cross Monastery in the Slopes.

We have openings on the board! If you are interested in joining the your neighbors to help improve the South Side Slopes, please contact

Voting Members of SSSNA are eligible to vote at the March Annual Meeting. Voting Members must be eighteen years old or older and have attended at least two meetings, events, or activities convened by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association in the past year. (See By Laws, Article IV, Section 1.)

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Arlington Rec Center Mural Survey

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) is soliciting ideas for a new mural on the side of the Arlington Recreation Center (2201 Salisbury St, Pittsburgh, PA 15210). 

Click here to fill out the Survey!

This Community Input Survey can be filled out until March 15, 2023. Results will be shared with the artist team painting the mural. 

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Climate Change Movie at St Paul’s Monastery

Climate Change
How aware are we of this problem?
Is there anything we can do about it?
Have we even talked about it?

On Wednesday, March 8th, St. Paul’s Monastery will present a movie on the subject of climate change – The Letter. The film will be shown in the Retreat Center Conference Room – where we have held our Neighborhood monthly meetings in the past. The movie presents how climate change is altering the Amazon, India, Africa, and the Barrier Reefs of Mother Earth. Individuals experiencing these changes were invited by Pope Francis to come to Rome to tell their story, and share their experiences. The film helps us to better understand what is happening to our common home, the earth. Discussion will follow.

Everyone is invited to attend, no cost. Refreshments will be available.

If you plan to attend, please call St. Paul’s Monastery and let them know at

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Save the Dates for 2023

Every year, the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association holds five public meetings open to the community (two of which are parties!)

  • Tuesday, March 14 – Board Elections & General Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 9 – General Meeting
    Meet the Candidates @ the Kollar Club (3226 Jane St., 15203)
    Doors open: 6:30 p.m. | Candidate forum starts: 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 11 – Summer Picnic
    LaPalapa Food Truck @ Bandi Schaum Community Garden
  • Tuesday October 17– General Meeting
    Location: The Kollar Club (3226 Jane St., 15203)
  • Thursday December 7 – Holiday Party
    Location: The Zenith (86 S 26th St, 15203)

Meetings start @ 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. We will be updating meeting locations as we get closer.

All South Side Slopes residents are invited to attend. Join us to meet new people or reconnect with long-time neighbors, learn what is happening and planned for the community, and share your ideas, concerns and love for the Slopes.

In order to be a voting member of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, you must attend at least 2 meetings and/or events per year.

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Holiday Party is Dec. 9

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When: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Zenith, 86 S. 26th Street (corner of 26th and Sarah Streets)

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) invites all Slopes residents to its annual holiday party. Zenith has been our gracious host for the past few holiday celebrations and never disappoints! Come and enjoy the delicious food and reconnect with your neighbors.

The SSSNA will provide the food (both vegetarian and meat-based dishes), but if you like, BYO your own adult beverages.

Bring a toy! We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Brashear Association’s annual toy drive.


Please register by Dec. 2.

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