BOOM gets big financial boost from Mayor Peduto Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin BOOM Concepts’ Darrel Kinsel (left) and Thomas Agnew accept an official proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jun. 19. The Garfield art gallery celebrated its five-year anniversary on Juneteenth, in concert with a fundraising campaing. Photo by John Colombo. Garfield - Over the last 20 years, the Penn Ave. arts district has come to be defined by the “Unblurred: First Fridays” gallery crawl. The monthly event provides visitors an opportunity to explore the avenue’s mainstay galleries and pop-up venues, while also letting them interface [...]
Community Development Updates by Rick Swartz, BGC Council to consider bill allowing “granny flats” City Council will take up legislation this month to allow a second dwelling unit to be added to single-family homes in a large portion of Garfield. Homeowners and homebuilders will have a two-year trial period to see if it is feasible to convert a basement, garage or third-floor attic into a second apartment, or tuck a “granny flat” into a newly-built house, as ways to make owning a home more affordable. The homeowner would need to remain the primary occupant of the house for as [...]
Wellness Wednesdays kick off on Feb. 15th with a heart health event in Garfield. Click here for more info: http://tinyurl.com/WellWeds
Albright Church Hosts Free Thanksgiving Dinner - open to all neighbors/community members - 11/23/16
The Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Goodwill Team Up for the “Give A Little Love” Holiday Clothing Drive & Community Service Project December 1 – December 31, 2015
Beginning on Dec. 1, two well-known and well-respected nonprofit organizations, the Girls Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, are teaming up this year for the holidays. Together, they will conduct the “Give A Little Love” Holiday Clothing Drive and Community Service Project during the month of December. Girl Scouts will be collecting gently used items for donation to Goodwill for the winter months when donations are needed most. Items donated will be sold in Goodwill stores to support the agency’s mission to provide job training and education to help people with barriers to gain employment. “We are so very [...]
Join us for The Penn Avenue Reconstruction Project Phase II Community Scoping Meeting Thursday, October 8th! The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation invites you and your neighbors to discuss the scope of Phase II of the Penn Avenue Reconstruction Project (Evaline to Graham Sts.) with the Department of Public Works. Head over to the BGC Activity Center (113 N. Pacific Ave.) this Thursday at 6 p.m. to take part in the discussion. To learn more or RSVP, contact Deputy Director of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Aggie Brose, at 412-441-6950 (ext. 15) or Aggie@Bloomfield-Garfield.org.
Tonight, at 6pm, the BGC hosts a community meeting for local residents to voice their opinions about the Penn Avenue reconstruction project and learn more about its second phase of planning. The meeting, which is open to the public at the BGC Activities Center (113 N. Pacific Ave.), will give neighbors and business owners a chance to speak with city officials and construction experts. This dialogue is crucial to ongoing planning efforts for Phase II, so everyone is encouraged to input their suggestions at tonight's meeting.
Get ready for a special family fun night at Arsenal Elementary and Arsenal Middle School on Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 PM. In partnership with A+ Schools and the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the PEP Rally Program will be jointly hosting Arsenal 360 Night, a special evening designed to celebrate diversity and showcase the many stories and cultures of Arsenal families. This event has been made possible through the Sprout Fund's Global Switchboard Community of Practice grant. Everyone is encouraged to extend this invitation to other families and anyone else who might be interested in this multicultural event. Below are some [...]
Are you partial to moonlit walks in the springtime? Do you enjoy browsing outdoor markets? Well, you're in luck because the Garfield Night Market is here to satisfy your good-weather whimsy with some homemade foods and crafts tonight (5/1) on N. Pacific Ave. As part of the monthly Unblurred gallery crawl, the Garfield Night Market functions as a small-business incubator in a community-oriented environment; neighbors become vendors for the night by offering specialty goods to gallery crawlers in the pursuit of craftiness. To learn more about this 'First Fridays' event, visit garfieldnightmarket.org or follow the market on Facebook.
Thanks for helping us demonstrate our community's grocery needs yesterday! Such neighborhood support is essential to furthering our conversation about the future of 5200 Penn Avenue. We must continue joining forces to maintain this momentum, and effect real change, for a grocery store in Garfield. If we don't stay committed to the possibility of a Penn Avenue grocery store, then ALDI might just sell the building to the highest bidder (read: commercial developers with no stake in our community). Nobody wants another auto-parts chain popping up within a local 'food desert,' so please help us turn the oasis of a [...]