You're invited to join the 2nd Annual Polish Hill May Day Parade!

A guest post from Caleb and Heidi, with photos from the 2010 May Day parade by Mark Knobil

Dear Polish Hill Neighbors,

May is fast approaching and that means it’s time for the 2nd annual May Day Parade in Polish Hill.  On Sunday May 1st all are welcome to participate in the celebration of long awaited Spring and the continuing history of worker’s rights.  May Day has gone through many incarnations throughout history in its meaning and form as a celebration and movement.  What we hope to have again is a peaceful and all-inclusive gathering of people celebrating their own lives, their families, and their communities as working people, in solidarity with all the working classes of the world.  Of course it is also about the bringing in of the new season in all its lushness!

The parade will begin on the dead end of Lower Melwood in South Oakland, two blocks past Filmmakers.  Participants should meet at 12:30 p.m. and be ready to parade at 1:00 p.m. The route will wrap up to Gold Way, enter Polish Hill, follow upper Melwood, a quick second to cross Herron, then along Dobson and finally to Brereton and end in West Penn Park.  All ages are encouraged to parade!

This year the parade will culminate in a community potluck and barbecue, as well as a baseball game in the field.  The game begins at 2:30…Pittsburgh versus Brooklyn!  Come support the home team!!!  Bring some food to grill and enjoy the live play by play.

Would you like to do something for the parade?  Make a float!  Make a costume!  Make a banner!  Make a sound!  If you are interested in volunteering or contributing in some way for this event, if you want people to make a float with or would like to be in the marching band that will accompany the parade, please contact either Caleb (, or Heidi (  Also please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!  Thanks!  See you on May Day…