Presented by PERSAD Center
October 19 | 7PM
An evening of connection, soulful and heartfelt music, and supporting the nation’s second-oldest counseling center serving the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-affected communities. Proceeds from concert ticket sales will benefit Persad Center’s services for LGBTQ+ youth and seniors in the Pittsburgh area.
Northside residents enjoy $10 off admission (no promo code required).
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The upcoming One Northside (ONS) Mini-Grant application deadline on October 31, 2019 is the last for this calendar year. The following deadline is January 30, 2020.
Project applications submitted to New Sun Rising (NSR) by October 31st will receive a decision in November 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but those submitted after the October deadline will not receive a decision until February 2020.
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At the next membership meeting, Tuesday, November 12th, revisions to the Allegheny West Civic Council’s bylaws will be discussed for later adoption. Please orient yourselves to the changes as well as the committee putting them forth:
View the Proposed Bylaws About the Bylaws Committee
Please join us on October 16th for a presentation on the Phase Two of the Parks Listening Tour.
Phase Two of the Listening Tour will detail the plan for improved park safety, increased fair funding and access, and upgraded maintenance and facilities for all existing city parks to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. This parks plan is being developed with community input. We will be talking about the parks system as a whole and can answer questions about individual parks anywhere in the city.
Upper Northside Meeting
October 16th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
3505 Perrysville Avenue
Please register here so we have an accurate headcount for food.
Please indicate your need for childcare when registering.
Presented by the New Hazlett Theater as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series
October 17-18 @ 8PM
Hip hop artist Brittney Chantele performs her recently released album A Fire on Venus. The album focuses on the moments of happiness, pain, excitement and sadness of being in love. More than a concert, the production is rich with visual art, and energized by the choreography of Kaylin Horgan.
Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today. Tickets are available for both Thursday and Friday performances.
Promo Code: NORTHSIDER
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Fall has arrived and there are some important civic events to add to your already busy calendars:
On Wednesday, October 16th, a Pennsylvania Historical Marker will be dedicated to honor Dorothy Mae Richardson who was a lifelong resident of the Northside. In the mid-1960s, Richardson and her neighbors enlisted city bankers and government officials to help improve their neighborhood. Together, they convinced 16 financial institutions to give out conventional loans to the community, which were used to finance the rehabilitation of dilapidated homes. This effort laid the groundwork for the new field of community-based development and led to the founding of Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Pittsburgh in 1968.
One of the projects made possible by NHS was the rehabilitation of a row of dilapidated houses on Western Avenue in Allegheny West known now as McIntosh Row. Allegheny West Civic Council still owns and has its office at 806 Western, in McIntosh Row.
The dedication will take place at 4:00 pm on the 16th at 1419 Arch Street and a reception will be held afterwards at The Mattress Factory. Everyone is invited to attend. It would be great to see an Allegheny West contingent joining the celebration of such an impressive woman whose work many years ago helped make our neighborhood what it is today.
Tuesday, November 5th is Election Day. Among the items we’ll see on our ballots is an amendment to the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter to establish a dedicated Parks Trust Fund:
Shall the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter be amended to establish a dedicated Parks Trust Fund beginning in 2020 to: improve, maintain, create and operate public parks; improve park safety; equitably fund parks in underserved neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh; be funded with an additional 0.5 mill levy ($50 on each $100,000 of assessed real estate value); secure matching funds and services from a charitable city parks conservancy; and assure citizen participation and full public disclosure of spending?”
AWCC allocates time on every membership meeting agenda to discuss what’s happening in our park, Allegheny Commons. Please take some time to research the pros and cons of this ballot measure and make sure to vote on the 5th.
AWCC Membership will vote to approve the slate of officer nominations at the General Membership meeting on Tuesday, November 12th. The slate of nominations will be presented at the October 8th meeting.
President: Ann Gilligan
Vice President: Tom Barbush
Secretary: Bob Griewhan
Treasurer: Cathy Serventi
Sargent-at-Arms: Sara Sweeney
Membership: Tim Zinn
Housing and Planning: John DeSantis
Ways and Means: Annette Trunzo
Communications: Trish Burton
Friends of Allegheny West/Green Space: Diane Caruso
Property: Michael Shealey
Remember the dates are set for this year’s Christmas Tour: Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th.
The planning process has begun. Much of the tour will remain as in past years, with Calvary UMC as the starting point (with an antique and vendor show!) and concluding at Holmes Hall with the Train Tour available to guests. The tour committee is actively seeking houses to be on tour. If you would like to offer your home, or to get more information about what is involved in being on tour, please contact Carol Gomrick or Annette Trunzo.
Please continue to check the weekly eNewsletters and the monthly Gazette for updates, committee meetings and volunteer opportunities.
Carol Gomrick: email@example.com | Annette Trunzo: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Depths of the Land
Thursday, October 10th
This fall, City of Asylum is proud to present four concerts celebrating music from around the world. Our World Music Series opens with an evening of songs from different regions of rural South America, performed by internationally acclaimed artists Raquel Winnica Young and Dieter Hennings-Yeoman.
This program features folk styles seldom heard in the U.S. including zambas, carnavalitos, cuecas and valses, and the chilena from Oaxaca, based on a Chilean rhythm. These songs feature poetry and lyrics by prominent 20th century South American and Mexican songwriters who were inspired by the life of the “unheard” people who live and work the fields of foreign and desolate lands.
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