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!

 

Veterans Event at ENEC

The Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center (ENEC) is proud to sponsor a Veterans event featuring Karen Payne, career advisor and case manager at the Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) of Western PA. She will present on the following opportunities to support veterans’ needs:

· Overview of what services VLP provides to veterans and their families.

· Housing: Seven individual housing programs ranging from 12 months stay up to 36 month.

· Three rental assistance housing programs

· Life skills training, individualized goal setting leading to self-sufficiency, referrals for supportive services.

· Eligibility: Veterans status, low income, proof of homelessness, must have some income.

· Employment program for homeless and non-homeless veterans and their families

· Vocational counseling, resume preparation, job development, workshops, and job fairs.

· Individualized assessment and one-on-one assistance in supporting veterans in their job search.

· Helping veterans remove barriers to employment.

· Some supportive services for transportation, clothing and tools.

· How the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center will help you with employment.

· Contacts and referrals with many employers.

The event will be held at: Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, 5321 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, on Wednesday, July 31st at 10:30 AM. To register, please call 412-362-8580.

Homebuyer Education Workshop

NeighborWorks Western Pa. and PNC Bank will co-host a FREE presentation for potential home buyers on Saturday, October 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how to take the right steps to homeownership! Location: Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, 5324 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Lunch will be provided. To register, call 412-281-9773 or 412-281-1100 x100.

 

Garfield Community Day

Come to “Out of the Box,” a family festival, Sunday, August 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Garfield Grounds behind Fort Pitt School on Hillcrest Street. Games, rides, prizes, food and fun – all free and open to the community! Sponsored by Garfield Jubilee Association. For more information, call Keelyn Young, 412-418-3431.

Earthen Vessels Outreach Celebrates New Space

This Friday, March 30, from 2 to 6 p.m., Earthen Vessels Outreach invites you to celebrate the completion of their newest space — the Pacific Sanctuary. Come to 250 S. Pacific Avenue to tour the new building, meet staff members, and learn about how the EVO impacts the lives of families and youth living in the Pittsburgh’s East End. Refreshments will be provided. Visit http://www.evo-pgh.org/ or call            412-414-2993  for more information.

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!

The State of Carnegie Library

As part of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Community Engagement strategy, the board members and staff will host a meeting with the general public.

When: Thursday, March 22 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue

The meeting agenda includes a “State of the Library” presentation as well as time for an open question and answer session. The meeting will be followed by light refreshments and a time for personal introductions and conversations with Library board members and staff.

Residents and community leaders interested in providing comments or questions are asked to register in advance by 5 pm on March 21. Speakers should send their name, phone number, mailing address and email address along with a copy of their question or comment of three minutes or less to feedback@carnegielibrary.org, register online at www.carnegielibrary.org/meeting or call 412-622-8877. Priority will be given to those who register in advance.

 

SUNSTAR Music Series Celebrates Women in Art and Music

Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the SUNSTAR Music Series on Fridays, March 9, 23, and 30.
This series, inspired by our bi-annual SUNSTAR Music Festival, celebrates women in art and music with
performances by local and national artists.
SUNSTAR Music Series provides a platform for local female performers to share the stage with national acts in a neighborhood theater setting. Dedicated to presenting premiere emerging and established female artists, SUNSTAR showcases a variety of genres including dance, spoken word, singer/songwriters, musicians, and more.
Audiences are invited to experience three different programs with the themes of world music, soul/R&B, and rock. Each night features an eclectic line-up of artists who embody the spirit of collaboration, energy, and diversity that one would only find on the KST stage. By combining music with dance, spoken word, and performance, theater patrons are immersed in a multi-disciplinary program that includes some of the most creative and inspiring female artists of today.

The SUNSTAR schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 9, 2012
8 pm–2 am | $15
World Music in East Liberty
Kick off SUNSTAR with the original “Bollywood Barbie,” DJ Kalkutta. Based in NYC, Kalkutta  has shared the stage with the likes of Ke$ha, Ludacris, LMFAO, Talib Kweli, KRS-1, and NinjaSonik. Between rocking clubs and concerts, Kalkutta
provides music for designers like Betsey Johnson, Diesel, and Adidas Originals. Kalkutta transforms the KST lobby into an energetic dance party, following the powerful words and music of “Her Voice: Stories, Tales, and Myths of Women of Color.” Poets Yona Harvey, Christina Springer, and others perform against the sweet sounds of Brazilian jazz artist Kenia Ashby. And Geña takes the party to the lobby to warm up the audience for a night of cutting loose with DJ Kalkutta. See you on the dance floor!
More information on DJ Kalkutta is available here. Additional information is available upon request.

Friday, March 23, 2012
9 pm–midnight | $10
Soul/R&B
Acclaimed soul musician Joy Ike brings her smooth singer/songwriter style to the KST stage. Often compared to India Arie and Lizz Wright, Joy admits her music is all about the emotion behind it. Open your heart and bring dancing shoes because it’s sure to be one roller coaster of a night with acts like cool duo Soul Divine and the shining Bridgette Perdue.
More information on Joy Ike is available here. Additional information is available upon request.

Friday, March 30, 2012
9 pm–midnight | $10
Women Who Rock
SUNSTAR 2012 closes with a night of Pittsburgh bands and artists including Christiane D, DJ Mary Mack, and The Armadillos. Former frontwoman of Soma Mestizo, Christiane D performs songs from her new solo debut album Obliquity of the Ecliptic. City Paper writes, “Sonically, the album warps through punkrock aesthetics, hip-hop montage, rock ‘n’ roll power and inflections of jazz free-spiritedness, and does so with touches from a sampling of Pittsburgh talent.” Orchestral twang pop band, Boca Chica, performs dark, catchy music that’s equal parts Neko Case and Dolly Parton. DJ Mary Mack has provided countless Pittsburgh parties with early ’90s dance nostalgia, while The Armadillos capture the sound of Appalachia mixed with a modern rockabilly vibe.
More information on Christiane D is available here. Additional information is available upon request.
Tickets are available online or by phone at 412-363-3000.

Garfield Glen Breaks Ground

After much anticipation, Garfield Glen had its official groundbreaking ceremony this morning.

Partners in the project and public officials including Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Councilman Ricky Burgess, and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle grabbed shovels to symbolically break the ground at one Garfield Glen site on Dearborn Street.

 

Garfield Glen, an affordable rental development, is a joint initiative of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and S&A homes. It will consist of 45 rental units, which will be a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom Energy Star-rated homes.

The units will be located on sites throughout Garfield between N. Mathilda and N. Atlantic.

Garfield Glen will be open for rent to households earning less than $35,000 for a family of five, $32,000 for a family of four, $29,000 for a family of three or $26,000 for a two-person household.

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.