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Free Tickets for Northsiders: Over Exposed

Over Exposed

Part of the New Hazlett CSA Performance Series
Thursday, April 6 | 8PM

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series continues its season on Thursday, April 6th at 8:00 pm with Lindsay Fisher.

What are the experiences that define a life? Over Exposed takes us on a hysterical, heart-wrenching journey of discovery. This is more than an evening of dance. This is a collection of the doubts, insecurities, everyday joys and small victories that make up one woman’s life, told and presented to you from inside.

These five choreographic works tackle themes of memory, loss, love and identity with a sprinkling of humor.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, 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.

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Jazz Ensemble The Daniel Bennett Group debuts Album at Alphabet City

City of Asylum (2017)

The Daniel Bennett Group

Saturday, April 8th
8:00 pm

Manhattan-based saxophonist/woodwind jack-of-all-trades Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. When joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and trend-setting drummer Matthew Feick, the result is an artfully eclectic synergy of classical music, surf rock and avant-pop.

The Daniel Bennett Group

The Daniel Bennett Group will be premiering their new album, Sinking Houseboat Confusion. The band was recently voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine and their new album has been praised for “single-handedly reviving the nearly forgotten genre of instrumental pop.”

You are unlikely to hear a sound anything like theirs, so don’t miss out!

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

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PHLF: Economic Change in Pittsburgh Since the 1980s

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, March 30th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

This overview of economic and demographic change that has taken place across the Pittsburgh region since the 1980s will focus on the impact of the decline in heavy industry, the resulting population and workforce trends and the evolution of economic development strategies at the state and local level.

About the Presenter

Christopher Briem is a regional economist at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR). His work at the center’s Program in Urban and Regional Analysis focuses on economic and demographic forecasting, industry analysis and competitiveness of the Pittsburgh region. His ongoing work includes economic forecasts for Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh region, analysis of migration trends in the Pittsburgh region, analysis of local government finances and fragmentation and the impact of demographic changes on the regional economy.

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.

Additional Public Meeting Dates for the Pittsburgh Land Bank!

Pittsburgh Land Bank

Central Pgh Public Meeting date announced, and the first Public Meeting (Pgh West) set for Monday evening!

We’re happy to announce that registration is now open for the Central Pittsburgh Public Meeting (on Saturday, March 25th) to review and get feedback on the Pittsburgh Land Bank’s Policies and Procedures.

We will be hosting five meetings around the city to gather feedback about the inaugural policies and procedures of the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) and to listen to any concerns you may have about them. 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 want to hear from you.

Our engagement team will be facilitating listening sessions at the Public Meetings, and members of the PLB Board will be available to hear your comments. The input from these meetings will be collected and provided back to the PLB Board for consideration when they finalize the inaugural Policies and Procedures.

If you can’t make it to a meeting, you can review the Policies & Procedures online and leave feedback on them at our website: pghlandbank.org.

We have selected venues throughout the city for your convenience. We will provide childcare at two of these meetings (Central and North), and one of them (East) will be held on a Saturday to provide for added flexibility. In order to utilize the childcare service, we request that you RSVP at least five days prior to the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided at all of the meetings – RSVP to the meeting that works best for you using the links below.

We look forward to seeing you at a public meeting, and thank you in advance for your input!

Register for the Central Meeting (March 25) Register for the North Meeting (April 4)

PAST TENSE | FUTURE PERFECT: Preservation Event on Friday, March 24th at 7:00 pm

PAST TENSE | FUTURE PERFECT: Identifying Community Preservation Needs in Two Pittsburgh Neighborhoods on Friday, March 24th, 7:00 pm

How do we shape the future of our historic resources in East Liberty and the Northside, two neighborhoods significantly and irreversibly impacted by Mid-Twentieth Century Urban Renewal? Are the vestiges of Urban Renewal worth preserving? How do we protect our communities and their identities?

The Boards of Preservation Pittsburgh and the East Liberty Valley Historical Society, along with moderator Don Carter, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP, invite you to participate in the discussion of these issues and more.

This event takes place at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S Highland Avenue) and is free of charge.

PHLF: Modular Building in Practice

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, March 23rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

There are different types and techniques of modular building and construction being used to increase efficiency and quality, lower cost and quicken building times. These include panelized systems, wood-frame modular, shipping container housing and others. In this workshop, we will look at the pros and cons of this style of building in new, additions, and temporary construction.

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 fifteen 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.

PHLF: Today’s Best Perennials for Your Garden

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: Tuesday, March 21st
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Perennials are a mainstay of beautiful gardens. They return year after year, bloom reliably, and can offer other benefits, such as nectar and seeds for wildlife. Not all are created equal though. Come learn which perennials are the best ones for area gardens in terms of hardiness, flowering, deer resistance, and other attributes. Some might surprise you! New and improved varieties of old favorites will also be covered.

About the Presenter

Martha Swiss is a garden writer, designer, and speaker. She is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Gardener magazine and the publications editor for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Her articles have also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fine Gardening. She is a graduate of Chatham University’s landscape design program and a Penn State master gardener.

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.