Monthly Community Meetings

Monthly community meetings cover current projects and activities, presentations from City officials and partner organizations and information on issues impacting the neighborhood.

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. All are welcome.

2019 Polish Hill Community Meetings

  • February 5
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

Annual Events

Polish Hill Annual May Day Parade

The annual May Day parade honors workers’ rights and the rites of spring! It starts at the end of lower Melwood and weaves through the neighborhood ending at a community cookout in the park at West Penn Rec Center. Participants are encouraged to dress up, bring floats, banners, flowers, umbrellas..anything that feels celebratory! Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join in the planning and float building. For more info please email:

For more information on parade themes, the Variety Show, and other related events, see the May Day website

Polish Hill Arts Fest

The Polish Hill Arts Fest is our biggest event of the year. Every July, we set up on Brereton in front of the church for a unique and joyful celebration our neighborhood and the creative spirit of Pittsburgh. The Fest features dozens of local artists and craftspeople, musicians, performers, food vendors, kids activities and more!

Light Up Night

Each year after Thanksgiving, neighbors volunteer to decorate the veterans monument tree at Brereton and Dobson. We hold a neighborhood light up night to turn on the tree and share hot cocoa.

Holiday Community Potluck

Every December, our PHCA public meeting on the first Tuesday of December is a community potluck. Bring a dish to share or your favorite cookies for the table!