Volunteers Needed! Fall Work Day, Oct 19

8th Annual Fall Magee Park Work Party

Come help at Greenfield’s annual Fall Work Day!

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30a – 1:00p, includes food!

Where: Magee Park –> near Magee Rec Center, 745 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Step 1: Work – cleaning up Magee Park

  • preparing & painting handrails and surfaces throughout
  • cleaning debris in park & bleachers
  • cleanup/winter prep of triangle garden
  • litter pickup & other activities as needed… ☺

Step 2: Pizza Lunch & Drinks

Sponsored by the GCA Public Space Stewardship Committee in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Make a Difference Day on 10/19/2019.

Please send any questions/comments to GCA-Public Space Committee at publicspace@gcapgh.org Thank You!

Bus Rapid Transit Survey: Station Design

The BRT Project Team(*) is working on a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to create a fast, frequent, bus service linking Pittsburgh’s Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and East End neighborhoods.

Now that the major aspects of the project are set, they are ready to focus attention on bus station design and they would like our feedback. The project teamasks:

Please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts on BRT station design before November 4 by completing this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3QJYWH
Please share this link with others – the more feedback we get the better! We hope to have a couple BRT station design concepts for public review next year based on your input.

For more information on the BRT project, visit  www.portauthority.org/brt

(*) The BRT Project Team includes: Port Authority of Allegheny County, Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.

City-wide Public Safety Zone Meeting, Oct 16

Come Meet and Talk With City Resources That Can Help Make Your Community Safer and Stronger!

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30pm – 6:30pm — Light Dinner
6:30pm – 8:30pm — Meeting Program

Where: St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh (Carrick) 15210

City Resources on hand:
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Pittsburgh Parking Authority
Office of Nighttime Economy
Department of Mobility & Infrastructure
311 Response Center
Dept. of Permits, Licensing & Inspections

Download the flyer here.

Coats For Kids Event, Oct 12

Pittsburgh Fire Fighters are holding their annual Coats for Kids distribution event.

On Saturday October 12th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

At the Union Hall at 120 Flowers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

The Fire Fighters will be providing brand new warm winter coats, hats and gloves to Pittsburgh area school children up to ten years of age.

All are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Help Get Ready For Fall, October 5 & 19

It doesn’t feel like fall but GCA’s Public Space Committee will be conducting a fall cleanup and preparing the community gardens for the coming winter.

There are two opportunities to join us!

  1. Saturday October 5, 2019 at 9am: Come help us pull out the garden at Irvine Street & Greenfield Avenue.
  2. Saturday 19 October 2019, 9am to 1pm: Fall Cleanup on Make A Difference Day at Magee Field.

Hope to see you there!

Call for Nominations! 2019 Greenfield Community Awards

In search of Candidates for the 34th Annual Community Awards! We are looking for Greenfield residents who go above and beyond to make our community special!

The 2019 Greenfield Community Awards Dinner will be held on
– Saturday, November 16th, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at
– Wuerl Hall, Saint Rosalia Church

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their accomplishments, commitment, or service in our community?

Nominate a friend, neighbor, family member or business for recognition in one of the following categories:

  • Community Service
  • Greenfield Hall of Fame
  • Outstanding Youth (High School Junior or Senior)
  • Business
  • Special Recognition
  • Person of the Year

Send to the Greenfield Community Awards Committee.
Email: awards@gcapgh.org or contact Mary Ann Hatala at 412-477-4995
Mail: Jim Gregg – 829 Kennebec Street – Pgh, PA. 15217.

Include the following candidate information:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Your Name
  • Award Category
  • Brief summary of service and accomplishments

Hurry!  The entry deadline is Monday, October 7, 2019.

Greenfield 151st Anniversary Celebration, Oct 5, noon-5pm

Did you know Greenfield is having a birthday? Come celebrate our 151st Anniversary on October 5, 2019.

Greenfield’s 151st Anniversary Celebration!

When: Saturday October 5, 2019, noon to 5pm

Where: Magee Field –> near the Rec Center at 745 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Come on down to enjoy

  • Food Trucks
  • Music
  • Bocce & Corn Hole Tournaments
  • Pony Rides!
  • Pumpkin and Face Painting
  • Tree Pittsburgh’s Tree Giveaway
  • and More.

Find out how Greenfield began 151 years ago.

Anderson Bridge: Your Feedback Requested

Charles Anderson Bridge carries Boulevard of the Allies over Junction Hollow from Oakland to Schenley Park (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

The Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge carries the Boulevard of the Allies over Junction Hollow from Oakland to Schenley Park near Anderson Playground.

The Anderson Bridge is in very bad shape(*) and is slated for major replacement/repair in the next five years. This replacement/repair may be as big as the Greenfield Bridge Project. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, project consultants at olzak.com are gathering community feedback and urge you to take their survey:

We want your opinion about the Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge Project.
Please help us better understand the community and stakeholder needs and interests that are related to the bridge. Feel free to widely share this survey.
We appreciate your feedback! Take the survey here:
Cutoff date for completion is on or before October 15, 2019.

(*) p.s. from the GCA Webmaster: If you don’t realize that the Anderson Bridge is in bad shape, take a walk underneath it in Junction Hollow to see the rust.

Join The Garbage Olympics, Sept 21

Pittsburgh’s Third Annual Garbage Olympics is coming soon!

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 Greenfield will compete with up to 30 other Pittsburgh city neighborhoods to win prizes in the GARBAGE OLYMPICS. Prizes are:

  • Most Volunteers
  • Dirtiest Volunteer (oh my!)
  • Strangest Item Found and…
  • Most Garbage Collected

Help us win!

Join your neighbors and GCA volunteers by picking up litter in the Beechwood–Murray area of Greenfield.

What:  Pittsburgh’s 3rd Annual Garbage Olympics

When:  Saturday September 21, 2019, 9am to 11am

Where:  Meet at the corner of Lilac Street & Murray Avenue (near Giant Eagle parking)

Bring:  Yourself, family and friends!  The City will provide gloves and garbage bags.

Bonus:  There’s an After Party at noon at Threadbare Cider and Mead, 1291 Spring Garden Ave, in Troy Hill.

For More Information:  Visit the City’s Garbage Olympics Facebook page.  Email garbageolympicspgh@gmail.com to register.