Certified Application Counselor Training

Want to help people enroll in affordable health coverage? The BGC and the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center are hosting a training this Saturday, Nov. 8, for volunteers to become an Affordable Care Act Certified Application Counselor. The training is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5321 Penn Avenue. Call 412-206-1298 to register.

Congratulations to Ryan England

ryanAt the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s annual meeting on Oct. 27, Ryan England was given the Father Leo Henry Founder’s Award for his service to our community.

Ryan has been involved with the BGC’s Housing and Land Use Committee, Garfield Community Action Team, and countless other community projects.

Congratulations, Ryan, and thank you for your service!

Join our board of directors

If you’d like to take your community involvement to the next level, consider joining the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s board of directors.

We’ll be hosting an orientation session for potential board members at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Community Activity Center, 113 N. Pacific Ave. in Garfield. Light dinner will be served.

Potential board members with an interest in youth education, career development, and revitalization are especially encouraged to attend. RSVP to Aggie Brose, 412-441-6950 x15, by Friday, Sept. 19.

Garfield Community Day

Don’t miss the “magical mischief” at Garfield Jubilee Association’s Garfield Community Day: Adventure Time, which takes place this Sunday, Aug. 25 at the St. Maria Goretti Activity Center at 140 N. Atlantic Street in Garfield. The fun starts at 1 pm and continues until 7 pm, with free admission and games starting at just 25 cents. Enjoy food, live music, and prizes! Bring the whole family!

 

Friendship Neighborhood Concert

Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5450 Friendship Avenue,  is sponsoring a Friendship Neighborhood Concert to gather diverse community members together for fun and sharing on Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
Donations will benefit “Compassion Housing,” a cooperative emergency housing initiative.

Performers:

  • Pittsburgh Montessori Instrumental Ensembles
  • Slim Forsythe and the New Payday Loners
  • Daryl Fleming & the Public Domain

The event includes childcare and refreshments!

Assemble Seeks Designs for Rising Runway Show

Garfield – The Rising Runway Show will be held on Saturday, May 19, at Assemble, a
community space for arts and technology located at 5125 Penn Avenue. The theme is
technology. The show is looking for submissions of two dynamic, wearable designs that work in
dialogue with each other and the theme of technology. The garments must show
continuity within the design, whether they are cohesive, intentionally disconnected, or
playing off one another. The garment must fall into one of these three categories: fashion,
wearable art, or eco-friendly.
Applications are due March 3. Submissions must include an inspiration board and
statement describing the idea and final project. Applicants should also submit sketches of
potential final garments or objects they would like to explore, expand upon, and create.
Submissions should contain three pairs of possible garments/wearable art, although only
two garments per artist will be created to be sent down the runway. Artists should think
outside of the box and challenge themselves. Therefore, final garments may vary greatly
from the preliminary sketches. There is an entry fee of $20.
Applications are due March 3 to Diane Meyer at dmdyeanne88@gmail.com.
Please include your name and email address in the message. Garments will be due to
Assemble on May 16 or 17. Contact Diane Meyer at 716-725-1639 for more information.