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The Policies and Procedures are Ready for your Feedback!

Pittsburgh Land Bank

We want to hear from you.

The Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) is gathering public input into its inaugural policies & procedures.

On Wednesday, Mayor Peduto released a set of executive orders, one specifically directing the PLB to develop a community participation process and draft a set of policies & procedures for public input.

The Pittsburgh Land Bank Board is now ready to hear from you on this draft document. The policies & procedures will guide how the Land Bank operates day-to-day – what it prioritizes, how it makes its decisions, and how an individual interacts with the PLB – and we need your help.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing a set of five public meetings across the city designed to collect public feedback about the draft policies & procedures. Additionally, you can view and give comment on the full text of the policies & procedures right now at pghlandbank.org. There, you’ll also find a series of FAQs which break the document into smaller issue-based chunks, which you can also read and comment on.

And, of course, you can email us at engage@pghlandbank.org.

However we hear from you, we’re excited to hear your thoughts about the Pittsburgh Land Bank in the coming weeks.

Visit the Pittsburgh Land Bank Website

Ghanaian Master Musician Osei Korankye at City of Asylum

City of Asylum (2017)

Ghanaian Master Musician

Osei Korankye

Thursday, March 9th
8:00 pm

Osei Korankye

Master musician Osei Korankye is one of the very last remaining seperewa (Akan harp) musicians in Ghana. Osei has dedicated his life to preserving this traditional instrument and sharing its unique sounds and history with Ghanaian and Western students.

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see this instrument in a live solo performance. Osei’s artistry and contagious joy makes new fans of the seperewa where ever he plays!

Reserve Your Free Tickets

Did you know that there is a restaurant in City of Asylum @ Alphabet City? During these concerts, Alphabet City will be set up so that you can have dinner during the event (or simply order drinks).

Reserve a Table for Your Visit

PHLF: Remodeling for First Time Home Owners

PHLF Resource Center
Join us at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center for our ongoing programs on house restoration, architecture, history, and other aspects of historic preservation, community development, and urban planning.

Location: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Date: Thursday, February 23rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Join us for a workshop on how to plan a construction project in your home from concept through design and planning, to construction. This workshop will give you an overview of the general phases of a construction project; what to measure and what to expect.

About the Presenter

Ian Miller has been a general contractor since 2003, with projects ranging from changing a doorknob to building a $1.5 million house for 15 retired nuns. He is the owner of Zambano & Sons, a residential remodeling company, as well as partner in the HL2M Group, a design/build firm focused primarily on modular and shipping container construction. Ian and his family live in a 100-year-old house in Friendship.

All lectures are free to PHLF members. Non-members: $10

RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Check out http://phlf.org/events/ for more PHLF tours and events.

PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh (Vol. 26)

Thursday, March 2nd
6:00-9:00 pm

Alloy 26 at Nova Place
100 S Commons
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. It’s about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent. The event is constantly varied and dynamic, and always produces a relaxed, informal and fun environment.

Meet, network and experience work in only six minutes and forty seconds of exquisitely matched words and images! 

Doors open at 6:00, presentations begin at 6:30.

Congratulations to the selected presenters for the 26th volume of PechaKucha Pittsburgh :
Ashley Cecil
Mark Dietrick, Assoc. AIA
Hayley Haldeman
Kahmeela Friedson
Matthew Ketchum
Sallyann Kluz
Glenn Olcerst
ROY
Matthew Schlueb 

#pknpgh#soundofchitchat

$15 General Admission (which includes open bar)

Join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257010701049199/

Co-organized by Greg Coll, in cooperation with AIGA Pittsburgh, AIA Pittsburgh and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Modern Cafe

From February 15th through 28th, our neighborhood favorite hangout, the Modern Cafe will be celebrating Mardi Gras – and you’re invited! Stop by for drink specials every day and live music on two Saturdays.

Modern Cafe Mardi Gras

Show Some Love with the Young Preservationists

Heart Bombing

Saturday, February 11th

Crafting: 10-11:30 am | 700 River Avenue
Installation: 12-2:00 pm | Wilkinsburg Train Station

Join YPA and friends to install heart bombs at historic sites in the Borough of Wilkinsburg. We’ll be braving the cold yet again to warm up some of our favorite regional preservation opportunities with some well-deserved love. This will be a one-day meetup of preservation-related crafting, exploration, discussion and advocacy. Meet YPA members and board at the Riverside Center for Innovation 1st Floor Conference Room at 10:00 am to craft signs of love for Wilkinsburg’s historic buildings. Then head to the Wilkinsburg Train Station (1001 Wood Street) at 12:00 noon to start the installation. Afterwards we’ll warm up at Nancy’s Diner nearby.

Heart Bomb sites scheduled for Saturday:

Wilkinsburg Train Station (1001 Wood Street)
Lohr Building (725 Wood Street)
Hunter Building (623 Penn Avenue)

Support Allegheny Commons Park (by Shopping with Amazon)

From our friends at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy: An opportunity to support the Allegheny Commons Park when you are shopping on Amazon.com!

Participate in Amazon Smile and have your charity $ go to the Allegheny Commons Park, To get started, please choose the Northside Leadership Conference as your charity. You can do so by visiting smile.amazon.com and logging into your Amazon account, then picking NSLC as your charity.

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

PHLF: Exterior Woodwork Maintenance and Repair

PHLF Resource Center
Join us at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center for our ongoing programs on house restoration, architecture, history, and other aspects of historic preservation, community development, and urban planning.

Location: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Date: Thursday, February 16th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

In this workshop, we focus on how to maintain and repair the exterior woodwork of your house, and also discuss which products and techniques are best to use for such a house project.

About the Presenter

Regis Will is a woodworker, craftsman, and owner of Vesta Home Services, a consulting firm on house restoration and Do-it-Yourself projects. He blogs about his work at The New Yinzer Workshop.

All lectures are free to PHLF members. Non-members: $10

RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Check out http://phlf.org/events/ for more PHLF tours and events.

City Books Invites You to Plays-in-Progress: Staged Readings

Plays In Progress

Join City Book this Saturday, February 11, from 7:00-9:00 pm for an evening of staged dramatic readings from five Pittsburgh-area playwrights. The event is free.

A staged reading is a performance of a play without costumes or sets, voiced by actors while seated or moving only minimally. The stage directions are read aloud by a narrator. The purpose of a staged reading is to provide the writer or director insight into the effectiveness of the drama while it’s being developed. Audience feedback after the show is an integral part of the process. Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early and experience the collaborative energy of drama as it’s made. Please see the City Books website for bios of the playwrights.

Discounted Tickets for Northsiders: A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme

February 16 | 8PM

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series continues its season on Thursday, February 16th at 8:00 pm with Anqwenique Wingfield and Julie Mallis.

Vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield and visual artist Julie Mallis explore themes of love, death and womanhood in A Love Supreme. Inspired by John Coltrane’s melding of bee bop and free jazz, and influenced by a legacy of black women composers, A Love Supreme features works by Dorothy Rudd Moore and Yona Harvey with striking visual installations by Julie Mallis.​

ARTIST PRICE COUPON: NorthsideCSA

Use this coupon code at check out to apply the discount.

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