Community & Holiday

Your Ideas!

We are here to support your ideas for community events of any kind.  Just email us at to share what you’d like to see happen and we’ll be your teammate.






Monthly Beautification & Green-up

The objective for the Polish Hill Monthly Beautification & Green-up is simple: keep the neighborhood beautiful! Tasks involve knotweed trimming near Bloomfield Bridge, street clean-up, yard clean-up, maintenance of community gardens, etc.  All are welcome, and the Green Team often provides breakfast! Wear boots, bring a water bottle.

The schedule is shared via our PHCA Facebook events, click here.


Polish Hill Annual May Day Parade

To join in the parade meet up at the end of lower Melwood St. at noon, just down from Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Feel free to dress up, bring floats, banners, flowers, umbrellas..anything that feels celebratory and in the spirit of workers rights and the rites of spring! And most importantly bring yourself and your loved ones! At 1 0’clock the Parade will move from lower Melwood and up through Polish Hill, ending at West Penn Park for a community bbq and a pick up baseball game!

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join in the planning of the parade and float building or any other contributions they’d like to make. 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 Festival

Please click on the event’s title on the left to read more about our largest annual event, entirely put on by volunteers in the neighborhood!





Polish Hill Yard Sale

Most years, the PHCA hosts a neighborhood yard sale. Neighbors donate gently used household goods (no TV’s or appliances) to be sold by the PHCA as a fundraiser for the organization.


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! Polish Hill neighbors mingle over dinner and reflect on the year together.


Other Happenings

From parades and spontaneous concerts to chance encounters on neighborhood walks, Polish Hill is a constant source of creativity and inspiration. A lifelong resident said it best: If Polish Hill were a song, it just might be Magic Carpet Ride.