October 4th Community Meeting

The monthly Polish Hill Community meeting is Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30pm!

The PHCA monthly community meetings cover key activities, are where City and local officials come to tell Polish Hill residents about things that will affect the neighborhood, or to provide information on opportunities or resources. The meetings are also a place for residents to provide suggestions and feedback. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of the West Penn Recreation Center, 450 30th Street.

Knotweed Knock-out!

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.

Monthly Beautification & Green-UP

Saturday, June 18th, 8:45 a.m.

(meet @ 3060 Brereton)

Neighborhood clean-up tasks:

  1. Bloomfield Bridge knotweed trimming
  2. Street clean up
  3. 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

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.)

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Polish Hill Monthly Beautification & Green-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 )

Pittsburgh Small Business Resource Fair

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 henry.pyatt@pittsburghpa.gov

Karbala – a screening of a Polish film at the CMU International Film Festival

The 2015 Polish language film, Karbala, is about the 2004 Battle of City Hall in Karbala, Iraq, in which 32 Polish and 16 Bulgarian soldiers defended the place against attack for 4 days during the Gulf War. The American premier for the film will take place in Pittsburgh as part of the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

March 20th, 3pm, 2016, at CMU’s McConomy Auditorium (5032 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213).

The Polish Consulate in New York will participate in the event.

For more information about the festival, please visit:  http://www.cmu.edu/ faces/.​​ If you would like to co-present the event with CMU please visit http://www. cmu.edu/faces/sponsors.html  and/or contact the director, Jolanta Lion at jola@cmu.edu.