Polish Hill Monthly Beautification and Green-up.
Saturday, September 24th, 8:45 – 11:45 am
This month, join us in the task of removing invasive knot-weed from a site near the Bloomfield Bridge. Meet at the PHCA center on Brereton at 8:45 am. Bring water, gloves, etc.
Saturday, June 18th, 8:45 a.m.
(meet @ 3060 Brereton)
Neighborhood clean-up tasks:
- Bloomfield Bridge knotweed trimming
- Street clean up
- Yard clean up, gardening tasks, etc.
- all are welcome!
- wear boots!
- bring water!
- rain or shine!!
Future clean-up dates include: July 9th, August 13th, September 24th, October 15th, and November 12th.
Hope to see you there!!
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Festival
July 16th, 3:00 -11:00 p.m.
Polka Mass at 4:00 p.m. with Ray Jay & Carousels, followed by music and dancing in the street, under a tent. Pierogie, kielbasa, haluski, games, baskets, 50/50, church raffle. D.J. playing throughout the day.
We hope to see you there!
(3058 Brereton Ave., Polish Hill, Pgh.)
This year’s Arts Festival is completely volunteer run. We need YOU to help make the 2016 Arts Festival an exciting and happy reality!
Please consider signing up to contribute on the day of the event (Sunday, July 17th, 2016).
The online sign-up sheet can be accessed here:
Volunteer Sign Up
On Saturday, April 30th, residents and volunteers affiliated with the Polish Hill Civic Association will undertake two major events:
1) Knotweed Knockout: At the Bloomfield Bridge focus-site, volunteers will help trim back any early growth of knotweed (weed wackier salad)
2) Street Cleanup: Volunteers will canvas the neighborhood on foot. Collect debris & rubbish from public spaces! Recycle any recyclables.
Here are the talking points:
*) Rain or shine, we’re a go!
*) Wear heavy boots, brightly colored clothing
*) Rally at the PHCA around 8:30 AM
*) Breakfast snacks & whitty-banter: coffee, danish, fruit etc.
*) Supplies handout from the PHCA (Bags, gloves, rain gear, etc.)
*) Designate teams (Rocks, paers, sizors – best out of three)
*) Safety Review / keep it classy
*) Off we go! (9:30 best guess )
The Office of Mayor William Peduto is co-hosting another Small Business Resource Fair on Monday, April 4 from 4:30-7pm at NOVA Place (100 S. Commons) in Allegheny Center. This Fair has a focus on the Makers movement. Entrepreneurs and Makers of all sorts are invited to attend and meet with free or low-cost resource providers.
The Mayor’s office suggests this will be a great opportunity for business owners to learn how to launch or grow their small business.
There is a facebook page for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1685848145016977/ . If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Mayor’s Office Small Business & Redevelopment Manager, Henry Pyatt, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Polish Hill Arts Fest is one of the city’s liveliest summer events. The Fest attracts people of all ages from across the city and includes a broad range of vendors from fine craftspeople to young, local artists. Live music, unique performances and fun activities for the kiddos. Plus, we always have amazing local food vendors. This year, for the first time, the Arts Fest is 100% volunteer-run. And (as always) we look to you to help us make it happen.
July 17th, noon to 9pm (this’ll be awesome, just wait).
If you would like to participate in the the fun, as an artist, a performer, or a food vendor, please reveal your interest through one of the following links (applications are due by May 1st!):
Artist Vendor Application
The PHCA Monument Committee is sponsoring our 2nd bird house decorating contest. The last one was in 2012 and it is time to add new bird houses to the Monument tree. ALL BIRD HOUSES WILL BE KEPT BY THE PHCA AND HUNG ON THE TREE. We invite you to participate in this fun event.
The entry rules are simple:
- The bird house is to be no larger than 12″ x 12″ with a hook attached for hanging it on the tree.
- The “unfinished” bird house can be either built or bought.
- You decorate the bird house.
- You can enter as often as you like.
- A label with your name, address, phone number and email address is to be affixed to the bottom of the birdhouse, which will later be removed.
- All bird houses must be delivered to the PHCA office by April 15, 2016.
- Someone will be in the PHCA office on April 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., and on April 15 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to accept your birdhouse(s) delivery.
The prize for first place is a Polish Hill t-shirt; and the prize for second place is a membership to the PHCA.
Bird houses will be judged by the PHCA Monument Committee and the winners will be announced at the Membership meeting on May 3rd and on Blogski and Facebook.