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Discounted Tickets for Northsiders: Connections

Sherrie Young Benefit

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.

You’re Invited

Northside residents enjoy $10 off admission (no promo code required).
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New Sun Rising One Northside Mini-Grant

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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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Parks Listening Tour, Phase Two

Parks Listening Tour

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.

Free Tickets for Northsiders: A Fire on Venus

A Fire on Venus

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.

You’re Invited

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.


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Letter from the President – October 2019

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.

Ann Gilligan
President, AWCC

AWCC Membership Meeting – October 8, 2019

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm

  • 7:30 – September Membership Meeting Minutes
  • 7:35 – Guests
    • Officer Burford, Pittsburgh Police
    • Molly Onufer, Mayor’s Office
    • Councilwoman Harris’ Office
    • Senator Wheatley’s Office
    • Erin Tobin, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • 8:00 – Treasurer’s Report
  • 8:15 – Ways and Means Update
    • Christmas Tour Update
  • 8:25 – Housing & Planning
    • WANID Update
    • Historic District Expansion
    • Bear Dog Bicycle Relocation
  • 8:45 – Nominations
    • Nomination Committee: AWCC 2020 Officers
  • 9:00 – Old Business
    • Friends Committee: Block Grant Update
  • 9:10 – New Business
    • Parks Conservancy, Allegheny Commons, Promenade Project Letter of Support
  • 9:15 – Adjournment

AWCC Officers: 2020 Slate of Nominees

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

Christmas Tour 2019

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: | Annette Trunzo:

Experience the Music of Rural South America

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Tierra Adentro

In the Depths of the Land

Thursday, October 10th
7:00 pm

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.

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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