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Get Ready for 2019 Tour and Tasting, featuring the Northside!

Submitted by Carol Gomrick

I’m thrilled to share that all of the homes are secured for the 2019 Wine Tour. Thank you to the following homeowners for opening up your homes.

2019 Homes

Holmes Hall (719 Brighton Road)
Scott Keeney (905 Beech Avenue)
Carol & Brett (940 W North Avenue)
CCAC West Hall (Ridge Avenue)
Emmanuel Church (957 W North Avenue)
Dennis & Doug (808 Galveston Avenue)

PLEASE NOTE! We are very excited that we are looking to have on the tour West Hall part of CCAC. This stop is added so guests will be able to view the incredible exhibit sharing a 50-year history retrospective of Allegheny West. An incredible story, beautifully woven together by Doris Short and Greg Coll. Doris and Greg will be on hand to walk guest through the exhibit. We would be remiss if we did not thank CCAC for generously opening the hall for the tour and allowing the exhibit to be extended for the guests.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Dr Quintin Bullock, CCAC President, Dr Evon W. Walters, Campus President and Mary Henderson with Facilities who all have supported the efforts to open these historic buildings for our tours. Please look in the near future on the Allegheny West website and in the program for upcoming wine tasting classes being offered at the CCAC Allegheny Campus.

Volunteers Needed

The tour committee is actively looking for volunteers to help during the tour – please see the list below of opportunities available. There are limited slots so they will fill up on a first response method: Contact Annette Trunzo or Carol Gomrick to sign up (tours@alleghenywest.org). In the next email blast, a link to a Google Docs sign up sheet will be available.

Volunteer Responsibilities | 1 per Homeowner / per Tour

Homeowners will be seeking wine pourers/food servers and greeters.

House Lead

Point of contact for the homeowner (House lead will need to be available during the entire shift)

  • Makes sure all issues are addressed / e.g. extra plates/napkins etc.
  • Coordinate with Annette Trunzo for additional supplies as needed
  • Coordinate on Saturday to tear down service at tour house and coordinate remaining food/wine delivered to after party. 1 per household / openings Friday 5 – 9 / Sat 1-5 / Sat 5 – 9 (Holmes Hall is filled.)

Food Runner

  • Point of contact for the homeowner
  • Requirements will vary based upon the restaurant assigned to the house
  • Pick up food from local restaurant and deliver to the home | may require multiple trips during the tour. Restaurants: Bier’s Pub, Lola Bistro, Brugge on North, Bistro 2 Go
  • Deliver dessert to the homes for the last tour of the evening

Tour Runners

  • Point of contact for Annette Trunzo to set up/tear down tour; address any issues during the tour
  • Make sure parking signage from AWCC office is set up/returned for the tour
  • Set up/tear down tables for Byers Hall and return tables to their owners (Doris/Greg and Carol/Brett)
  • 3 per tour / openings Friday 5 – 9 / Sat 1-5 / Sat 5 – 9

After Party

  • Help setup/tear down after party at Carole and Bob Malakoff’s house – 9:00 pm start
  • Need to deliver food/drinks / help set up Saturday night after the tours
  • Clean up after the festivities

Tour Guides

Thank you all for your support of the 2019 tour. Pray for great weather! Cheers!

Thank You: Allegheny West Historic Timeline Exhibition

Submitted by Doris Short

AWCC Exhibition

What an evening! What a fantastic crowd!

We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to everyone that came to The Allegheny West Timeline Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday, May 17th. We are extremely grateful to have so many wonderful neighbors and friends. A big thank you again to our generous sponsors, donations, supporters and volunteers.

The Allegheny West Timeline Exhibition will be on display till June 20th.

Opening Hours (May): Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Opening Hours (June): Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Summer Block Party – July 4th

It’s not too soon to begin planning your side dish for the annual Independence Day Block Party, to be held this year in the 800 block of N Lincoln Avenue from 4:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 4th.
AWCC will provide grilled burgers and hotdogs along with beverages for all ages. (Please bring that side dish – in a dish marked with your name! – along with a chair.) The 800 block will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 3:00 pm on the 4th. Kindly move your car from the block prior to 3:00 pm.

Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up. Please contact Greg Coll, Membership Chair, at gregcollcreative@gmail.com for details and to volunteer.

We can’t sponsor these parties without lots of help!

Free Program: Allegheny West, Its Formative Years

CCAC Exhibition
Northside historian John Canning and long-time Northside resident Larry Ehrlich will present an informal and insightful program focusing on the early decades of Allegheny West, recounting the the struggles and success stories of this small but significant Northside neighborhood. They will highlight the role of key community issues, passionate residents, and developmental programs that contributed to the evolution of the Allegheny West community that exists today. The program is in conjunction with the Allegheny West Timeline Exhibition currently on display, which can be viewed prior to the beginning of the program.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
CCAC Gallery at West Hall, Allegheny Campus
826 Ridge Avenue

The program is in conjunction with the Allegheny West Timeline Exhibition currently on display at CCAC Gallery at West Hall. This program is FREE to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: dorisshort.aiga@gmail.com or (412) 916-0007.

About the Presenters

John Canning is the vice-president of the Allegheny City Society, which is dedicated to preserving the history of the Northside prior to its annexation to Pittsburgh. John is a life-long resident of the Northside and writes a monthly column about its history and current Northside traditions. He currently lives in the Central Northside.

Larry Ehrlich was a long time Allegheny West resident and community activist. Unofficial photographer of many of the early AW events.

Stirring Film Features One inspirational Senegalese Girl

City of Asylum (2018)

Sembène – The Film & Art Festival Presents

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

Saturday, June 29th
3:00 pm

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil) is a luminous portrait of Sili—a twelve year old paraplegic girl in Dakar.

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

“A masterpiece of understated humanity” – The New York Times

Against the wishes of street boys, Sili is determined to be a street vendor of “Le Soleil,” the national newspaper of Senegal. It is at once a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the street children of Dakar and to the individual’s capability for transforming her situation.

This film will be presented in Wolof with English subtitles. Run time: 49 minutes.

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Local x Global: Great Food + Beer in Deutschtown

Local x Global

What happens when Pittsburgh’s global street food truck, Blue Sparrow, decides to go off-menu and find inspiration in a local neighborhood?

Local x Global: NORTHSIDE is a rare opportunity for you to taste what happens when Luke Cypher, head chef and owner of Blue Sparrow, is inspired by the Northside’s historic Deutschtown neighborhood. For one day only, the Blue Sparrow menu will feature an item with a German influence. For those of you familiar with the food truck’s current menu offerings, you know that Cypher and his team typically serve items such as japchae noodles, bibimbap, or a burger with a ramen noodle bun — global street food. They make everything from scratch, from their bahn mi bun to their kimchi, and this will be no exception.

On Saturday, June 1st, the Blue Sparrow bus will be parked at Allegheny City Brewing, so we can pair this crazy menu item with some Northside neighborhood beer.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Allegheny City Brewery

(technically, the bus will be parked in the parking lot by the iconic “Welcome to Deutschtown” mural)

Cost: $12 for the Deutschtown sandwich & a beer from ACB

(advance tickets required)

If you want this special menu item in your belly (and a Local x Global: NORTHSIDE neighborhood sticker), you have to snag your ticket in advance. No walk-ups will be served. Commitment is crucial.

Because we’re parking in the 15212 zip code, you’ll get the special Deutschtown sandwich AND a beer for $12.

If your spirit isn’t feeling so adventurous and you just want to come to eat the traditional Blue Sparrow menu, no advance planning is required.

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pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival

PEARLPresents Dance Fest

Presented by STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos
June 3-9

Featuring a dynamic line-up of national and Pittsburgh-based dance artists, pearlPRESENTS promises 7 days of dance performances and masterclasses. Check back for updates on performances and classes!

Performances By:
STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (SPdp&SS), Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY), slowdanger, Jasmine Hearn, Maree ReMalia, Island Moving Company, chitra.MOVES, Joy-Marie Thompson and more!

You’re Invited

Northside residents and workers can get in $5 off by using the coupon code:

PEARL

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Documentary Reveals Pittsburgh’s “Quiet Soldier” for Civil Rights

City of Asylum (2018)

Sembène – The Film & Art Festival Presents

Wendell Grimke Freeland:
A Quiet Soldier in the Fight for Civil Rights

Monday, June 17th
7:00 pm

Tuskegee Airman. Civil Rights attorney. Powerful advocate for the poor and the disenfranchised.

Wendell stands at the top. He was that kind of guy, with a deep-seeded sense of commitment.” — Civil rights advocate and New Pittsburgh Courier columnist Louis “Hop” Kendrick

Wendell Freeland

Wendell Freeland devoted seventy years to fighting injustice wherever he found it, from the age of Jim Crow to that of Barack Obama. Though a Baltimore native, Freeland made the most impact in Pittsburgh. He blazed a trail for racial equality by working largely behind the scenes in America’s courtrooms, boardrooms, and political backrooms. He served as Chairman of the board of directors of Pittsburgh’s Urban League and as Senior Vice President of the National Urban League Board of Trustees.

This is his inspirational story and a significant piece of American history.

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PHLF: How to List Your House in the National Register of Historic Places

PHLF 2017 Banner

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

National Register of Historic Places

Have you ever wondered about what it means—or what it would take—to get your house or a building listed in the National Register of Historic Places? Do you know the potential benefits of National Register listing? Are you interested in pursuing National Register designation for your house, but are unsure of the procedural requirements?

Join us for this lecture and learn about the history of the National Register Program; the criteria for listing a property, and learn the basic components of a National Register Form. This lecture will also touch on tips for conducting research on your property, the procedural requirements for completing a nomination, and the benefits of listing a property in the National Register.

About the Presenter: Jesse Belfast is an architectural historian at Michael Baker International, where he is involved in numerous aspects of historic preservation through National Register-designation of buildings and management of mitigation processes around real estate projects involving historic buildings.

Based in Michael Baker’s Moon Township office since 2003, his work revolves around Section 106 compliance, historic context studies, National Register of Historic Places nominations, historic architecture surveys, state inventory form preparation, criteria of effects evaluations, and other aspects of compliance regarding historic buildings and resources. Some of his prominent projects include National Register nominations for the Strip Historic District and the Lawrenceville Historic District, Historic American Engineering Record documentation for the Civic Arena, and historic architectural inventories for seven Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

A native of San Diego, Mr. Belfast holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Duke University and a Master of Arts degree in History from Carnegie Mellon University.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 x 527.

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Her Holiness, The Winter Dog

Her Holiness

Presented as Part of the Community Support Art Series
May 30-31

This contemporary opera takes place in a dystopian future, where humans cause the extinction of nearly all animals and must use people to replace their sacred pets. To protect their status and religious values, three sisters hire a guardian of faith who dresses and lives as a dog. As their spiritual leader, the Winter Dog incites change— but not in the way they expect.

You’re Invited

Northside residents and workers can in for free by using the coupon code:

NORTHSIDERS

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