Announcement from the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure + URA:
Four Mile Run – Discussion of Multimodal Connection
Over the next six months, the City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority will examine mobility needs and opportunities in conjunction with improvements in Four Mile Run. Join the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure for public meetings to help provide community feedback!
Tuesday, November 14th, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
JCC Pittsburgh -5738 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217
New Fall Programs at Magee Rec Center begin next week, November 13, 2017.
Click here to download the Fall Programs flyer with schedule.
Greenfield Community Awards
Saturday November 18, 2017, at 6pm
Wuerl Hall, 411 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Come honor these outstanding Greenfield residents and businesses (listed below) at the Awards Dinner on November 18.
Tickets are $30.00. Please make checks payable to “Greenfield Community Association.”
Tickets are available at the following locations:
* Anya Salon, 571 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
* Staghorn Garden Café, 517 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
* or contact Jim Gregg at 412-421-6183
* or contact Mary Ann Hatala at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Greenfield Community Awardees
|Person of the Year||Geoff Campbell|
|Hall of Fame||Edward P. Kanai
Ken and Jean Homer
|Special Recognition||Kevin Connolly/Finn McCools|
|Community Service||Denneta Thimoleas|
|Business||Kids Plus Pediatrics/Dr. Wolynn|
|Youth Recognition||Jacob Bon
|New Business||J. Gough's|
|Greenfield Community Association (GCA)||David Cashmere|
|Greenfield Organized Against Drugs (GOAD)||Brother Michael Andejko
|Greenfield Baseball Association (GBA)||Chris McCann
|Education||James (Pat) Gallagher - Greenfield Elem.
Janet Aland – St. Rosalia Academy
|St. Rosalia Athletic Association||Corey Hahn|
|Greenfield Community Club||Thomas Gibson|
Monster Mash Halloween Party
All Ages Welcome!
Halloween crafts, Spooky games.
WHERE: Magee Rec Center, 745 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
WHEN: Monday October 30, 2017, 6-8pm.
Costume Contest at 7pm!
SPONSORED BY: CitiParks
Weigh in on an exciting preliminary design for the Schenley Park 4 Mile Run Projects
WHAT: Four Mile Run Watershed Design Review Meeting
WHEN: Thursday October 26, 2017, 6-8p
WHERE: Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
HOSTED BY: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
DESCRIPTION: The Four Mile Run Watershed, which includes the neighborhoods of Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, and Hazelwood, offers a great opportunity for stormwater management, a major issue in Pittsburgh. After gathering input on Four Mile Run project concepts from hundreds of community members, we’re excited to share a preliminary design!
Join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at a public meeting this week to see the preliminary design, and to give your feedback. Your input allows us to move into more detailed design and toward a buildable project.
6th Annual Fall Magee Park Work Party
Sponsored by the GCA Public Space Stewardship Committee.
In partnership with: The University of Pittsburgh Make a Difference Day – 10/21/2017
Come to Magee Park near the basketball courts (745 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217) on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30am to help
When: Saturday October 21, 9:30a – 2:00p
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
The Bridge Is Back event on Saturday October 14, 2017
… is a fun filled day to celebrate the opening of the new Greenfield Bridge. Here’s the schedule. (Download the Event flyer here.)
11:00 Beat the Bridge Fun Run
Be one of the first to run from Greenfield to Schenley as the Bridge opens to pedestrians! Free! Just 1 mile. (Due to permitting issues we can’t do the 5K. Click here for the flyer.)
12:00 Zumba on the Bridge
Ever Zumba? On a Bridge? Here’s your chance for a free dance/aerobic class! Participants must be 16 or over, and are strongly
encouraged to bring their own water.
12:00 – 7:00p Kids Plus Children’s Festival
Kids Plus will host a child-focused festival chock full of children’s activities, as well as live music!
2:00 – 7:00p The Bridge is Back!
Please join the community on the Bridge as we celebrate the return of the Bridge, and reestablishing our connection with Schenley Park! The event will feature food trucks from around the area, and free games such as miniature golf and giant block-stacking, an even larger ring toss, a rock climbing wall, and adult-sized big wheels.
3:00 – 6:30p The Fantastic Adventure: Greenfield Bridge
Join City of Play as they premiere a neighborhood-wide, immersive adventure to welcome the Greenfield Bridge. Part storytelling, part scavenger hunt, and part festival, the Fantastic Adventure is a new type of theatrical event that puts you in the center of the action. Start your adventure by choosing an apple on the bridge anytime before 3pm, but beware… the choices you make will have legendary consequences.
7:00p Ribbon Cutting
The Mayor’s office and distinguished guests will officially ring-in the new bridge with a ribbon cutting followed by a small parade and the uplighting of the Bridge, provided by Luxe Creative.
8:00p The Greenfield Glug
The day will be capped by the first ever Greenfield Glug. A free circulating shuttle will be running from 8-12pm, between J Goughs, Hough’s, Yesterdays, Zano’s and Big Jims. Participants wearing a Bridge is Back T-shirt will receive special drink and food specials. Click here for the flyer with map.
Sunday, October 15th
The bridge officially opens to traffic, pending the completion of work.
The Bridge Is Back event is created in partnership with:
The Greenfield Community Association
Mayor William Peduto
City Councilman Corey O’Connor
Michael Baker International
Oakland Transportation Management Association
PennDOT and FHWA
The City of Pittsburgh Departments of Public Works and Public Safety
City of Play
Healthy Ride, and
Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
The Bridge is Back! The Party’s On!
The “Bridge is Back” will be a party like no other. Two years ago, the neighborhood hosted “Bridgefest” to help mourn the passing of its much beloved and used connection to Schenley Park and Oakland, the Beechwood Boulevard Bridge. The party was a celebration of the history and iconic status of this bridge. The party was planned as a commemoration and farewell to the old failing bridge. The celebration planned for the opening of the new bridge is designed to look forward and create a lasting memory for the dedication of the new Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge II.
Come to the bridge, Saturday, October 14th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with a short fun run across the bridge and into the park, followed at noon by Kid’s Plus Children’s Festival and live music from the City’s young talent.
At 2:00 p.m., the celebration expands onto the bridge and its environs. The bridge will play host to numerous events throughout the afternoon and into the evening including, a Fantastic Adventure orchestrated by City of Play, games on the bridge (BIG Bigwheel races, Miniature golf, ring toss, Giant Jenga, and a rock wall) more live music, food trucks, a transport vehicle show of both 1922 and 2017 vehicles. The event culminates with a sunset ribbon cutting, which will illuminate the bridge under the direction of Lux Creative and signal the start of a small vehicle parade of the old and new across the bridge and into the neighborhood before returning to the bridge.
The evening will be capped with Greenfield’s first GLUG, a free circulating shuttle starting at 8:00 p.m. and running to 12:00 midnight circulating through the neighborhood providing passage to Greenfield’s local establishments, each providing drink specials to help celebrate the opening.
This event is a partnership with the Greenfield Community Association, Mayor William Peduto, City Councilman Corey O’Connor, the bridge construction team (Mosites Construction, Michael Baker International, HDR, PennDOT, and FHWA) as well as the City Departments of Public Works and Public Safety, Kids Plus, Lux Creative, City of Play, BikePGH, Healthy Ride, and Bicycle Heaven. All this is in anticipation of the scheduled opening of the bridge to all traffic the following morning, Sunday, October 15th.
More details will be rolled out as they become available including a program of activities, and a list of food trucks and bands, and how to get a T-shirt.
Traffic Advisory: Sept 28 to Oct 2
Greenfield Bridge Project: News from City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works:
Parkway East Westbound Closure and Eastbound Lane Restrictions this weekend for roadway improvements.
CLOSURE WESTBOUND (inbound):
The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works has announced that this weekend the Westbound (INBOUND) lanes of the Parkway East (I-376) will be closed in the vicinity of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge. These closures will require inbound traffic to detour off I-376 at the Wilkinsburg Exit. Local Traffic can proceed to the Edgewood Exit. In addition, the I-376 Westbound ramps from Edgewood/Regent Square and from Squirrel Hill will BE CLOSED.
The closures are scheduled for 9:00pm Friday, September 29 thru 5:00am Monday, October 2, 2017.
LANE RESTRICTIONS EASTBOUND (outbound):
Outbound lane restrictions are scheduled to begin Thursday night, September 28, 2017 in the same vicinity. It is anticipated that there will be two outbound lanes restricted both Thursday night at 9:00pm until Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00am, and Friday night at 9:00pm until Saturday, September 30, 2017 at noon. A single lane will then be restricted from Saturday at noon until Saturday evening.
These closures/restrictions are needed to complete roadway resurfacing of the Parkway East (I-376) inbound and outbound.
The detour routes will be the same as was in place for the previous closures. Signage will be provided to direct motorists.
The Westbound (Inbound) detour will begin at Wilkinsburg Exit 78B. Inbound traffic coming from the East will be directed to the posted detour starting at Exit 78B. Local traffic traveling Westbound will be able to use the Edgewood/Swissvale Exit 77 off-ramp.
The Edgewood/Swissvale and Squirrel Hill/Homestead on-ramps to I-376 inbound will also be closed.
Motorists seeking to proceed west toward downtown are advised to take Beacon off Murray Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies and access I-376 westbound using the Boulevard of the Allies entrance ramp.
Maps of the official detours are available on the Oakland Transportation Management Association’s (OTMA) community outreach website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org)
Off-duty police will be monitoring key intersections to assist motorists along the detour route and to help minimize travel times.
Motorsits traveling from the East are encouraged to use the regional detour route via the SR 28 interchange to the PA Turnpike.
Motorists traveling from the west should expect delays and consider alternatie routes.
All construction work is weather permitting.
When traveling through the work area, drivers are advised to use caution and expect delays.