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.
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 email@example.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.
The community is invited to a groundbreaking for Garfield Glen, an affordable rental housing development on scattered sites in Garfield. Join us for refreshments and speeches at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 24, at 5131 Dearborn Street (Look for the tent!). RSVP by February 17 to Aggie@bloomfield-garfield.org.
City Council Member Patrick Dowd (District 7) hosts a mobile district office at locations throughout the district each month. Dowd and staff are available to hear concerns, respond to questions about city services, and give information about legislation in Council. This month, Council to Go is in two neighborhood venues:
Friday, Feb. 17, from 7:30 to 9 am
Perk Me Up, 4407 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Big Idea Bookstore, 4812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
For more information, call 412-255-2140.
Bass-Baritone singer Michael Jackson of Pittsburgh will perform in concert at The Eastminster Presbyterian Church on FEBRUARY 25, 2012 at 7:30PM.
Tickets for the event are $10.00 general admission, $15.00 priority seating, and $5.00 students
(at Box-Office only) and can be purchased in advance at http://www.showclix.com/event/
MakeThemHearYou or by calling 1(888) 71-Tickets
The concert is sponsored by The Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
African Americans have made strides in the world of classical music and continue to
do so today. This Concert honors African-American advancement in classical music and features
Pittsburgh native Michael Jackson singing music in the African-American spiritual tradition. He will be joined by Soprano Anqwenique Wingfield, and students from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in an evening of wonderful music pulled a culture from Slavery to Freedom and beyond.
Michael Jackson is rapidly gaining recognition for his exciting performances. As a sought-after Bass-Baritone and actor in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area, Jackson appears with various companies as well as education outreach partnerships and organizations throughout the region. Working with various companies including Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Undercroft Opera, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, Kuntu Repertory Theater and many others.