Photos from Greenfield’s Holiday Parade, 7 Dec 2018

The neighborhood is ready to celebrate (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Greenfield was all decked out on Friday 7 Dec 2018 in anticipation of the annual Holiday Parade. 

Folks lined up chairs on Greenfield Avenue so the kids could catch free candy tossed their way.

The parade kicked off with two police motorcycles in front to make sure the Avenue was clear.

Leading the parade (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Everyone glowed red in the fire truck lights.

Big audience in 900 block of Greenfield Avenue

Who’s driving the Greenfield Baseball float?

Greenfield Baseball float

When the front of the parade reached Magee Field, the fireworks began.

Fireworks in the distance, Greenfield Holiday Parade 2018

Fireworks finale.  Happy Holidays!

Close to the finale

Thanks to Patrick Hassett for the photos.

Congratulations, 2018 Awardees

  • Congratulations! Greenfield Community Association 2018 Awardees

Congratulations to the Greenfield Community Association 2018 Awardees. 

Here are some photos from Awards Night, Sat 17 Nov 2018.

Speakers included:

  • Jim Gregg announcing the Youth Awardees
  • Hall of Fame: Dr. Bernard & Mrs. Mary Bernacki
  • Hall of Fame: Frank and Kathy Quirin
  • Special Recognition: Cam Balego
  • Person of the Year: Daniel and Janet Primm

The Ribbon Cutting at Magee

A happy crowd turned out on Wednesday afternoon, 14 November 2018, for the ribbon cutting at the newly renovated Magee Rec Center and Magee Field.  

Councilman Corey O’Connor and Mayor Bill Peduto prepared the big scissors. 

They cut the ribbon with assistance from kids from Greenfield School.

We all joined the crowd waiting indoors.

Councilman O’Connor and Mayor Peduto gave brief speeches.

Jim Gregg thanked the City for the renovated facilities on behalf of Greenfield Baseball Association and especially for the new lights.  Now the kids will be able to play after sunset.

Councilman Corey O’Connor at Magee Rec Center ribbon cutting
Jim Gregg, Greenfield Baseball Association, at Magee Rec Center ribbon cutting
Mayor Bill Peduto at Magee Rec Center ribbon cutting, 14 Nov 2018

The facilities look great!  The basketball court is already in use.

The field is ready to go.  All we need is some good weather.

We can hardly wait for Spring!

Greenfield Awards Dinner, Nov 17

2018 Greenfield Community Awards

Join with Greenfield neighbors to congratulate the many individuals who generously contribute their time, resources and passion to our community.

WHEN:  November 17, 2018, 6pm

WHERE: St. Rosalia Church Hall, 411 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

WHAT: Community awards, dinner and cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased beginning Friday Oct 19:

Adults – $30
Youth – $15

at: Anya Salon, 571 Greenfield Avenue

or contact Jim Gregg, 412 – 421 – 6183

or by email to:  (Mary Ann Hatala)


The Garbage Olympics Cleans Up

Twenty neighborhoods, including Greenfield, participated in the Garbage Olympics on Saturday the 22nd of September 2018.

The good news is that Greenfield didn’t have much trash.  Volunteers picked up 36 bags of trash and 15 tires but were far overshadowed by Beechview where they picked up 70 bags of trash, 5 TV’s, 1 refrigerator, and 1 bike.

And so it went in many other neighborhoods.  Greenfield didn’t win anything but we can brag that we are pretty clean.

Award-Winning Pump House Mural

  • GCA wins the Clean Water Star 2018

On 21 October 2017, GCA and Pitt Make A Difference volunteers painted a Wayfinding Mural on the Alcosan Pump House at the corner of Greenfield Avenue and Irvine Street.

This spring Alcosan gave the Greenfield Community Association the 2018 Clean Water Star Award for beautifying the site.

Thanks to everyone.  Well deserved!

Nominate Someone Special, Deadline Oct 15

In search of Greenfield residents who go above and beyond to make our community special!

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

Don’t keep it a secret!



Nominate a Greenfield resident in one of the following awards categories:

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


Contact the Greenfield Community Association Awards Committee:

Email: or call Mary Ann Hatala at 412-477-4995

Mail:  Jim Gregg – 829 Kennebec Street – Pittsburgh, PA. 15217


Deadline for Nominations:  Monday, October 15, 2018

Turner Cemetery History Walk, Sept 29


Join Mary S. Brown Memorial-Ames United Methodist Church and the Friends of Turner Cemetery for the 10th Annual Turner Cemetery History Walk on Saturday September 29, 2018.  The event is free and open to everyone.

Turner Cemetery is a historic half-acre graveyard on Beechwood Boulevard that dates back to 1785, containing the remains of early settlers of Squirrel Hill and military veterans from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War.

The event includes a presentation by Squirrel Hill historian Wayne Bossinger, self-guided cemetery tours, and historical displays. Re-enactors from the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment and the Oliver Miller Homestead will be encamped in the cemetery to demonstrate what life was like in late 1700s America. Cemetery researchers will be on hand to talk about the colorful people buried there and the turbulent times in which they lived.

WHAT:  Tenth Annual Turner Cemetery History Walk

WHEN: Saturday September 29, 10:30a to 3p.

WHERE: 3424 Beechwood Boulevard in the Squirrel Hill/Greenfield area of Pittsburgh, PA

The History Walk will feature a sales table with historical books by local authors, with book signings by authors. In addition, a variety of soups and desserts will be offered for sale.


10:30: Turner Cemetery opens for visitors. Placards will be set up in the cemetery describing its history and the people buried there.

Ongoing from 10:30-3:00 in the cemetery:
• Self-guided walking tours
• Encampment by the Eight Pennsylvania Regiment and Oliver Miller re-enactors

11:00: Welcome Ceremony in the cemetery, with a bagpiper and an 8th Pennsylvanian honor guard. The door to the church meeting hall will open at this time for people to enter for the presentation.

11:30-12:30: Opening remarks by members of Mary S. Brown-Ames Church, followed by a presentation, “The People and Industries of Early Squirrel Hill,” by local historian Wayne Bossinger

11:30-3:00: Following the presentation, a bookstore will feature books by local authors. Authors will be available for book signings. In addition, a soup and dessert sale will be held.

Note: The church meeting hall is handicap accessible, but the half-acre cemetery is on an uneven grassy slope without paths. The church has a small parking lot entered from Beechwood Boulevard. Ample street parking is available along Beechwood Boulevard.

Click here for the poster.

For more information, go to or, or contact Sandy Rim, Chairperson, Friends of Turner Cemetery/Mary S. Brown-Ames UM Church, or 412-421-0701, or Helen Wilson, Turner Cemetery researcher,



Enter the Garbage Olympics, Sept 22

Pittsburgh’s Second Annual Garbage Olympics is coming soon!

On Saturday September 22 Greenfield will compete with 17 other City neighborhoods to win prizes for:

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

Help us win!

Join your neighbors and GCA volunteers picking up litter in The Run (Saline, Alexis and Four Mile Run Road). If we have enough volunteers we’ll also do Greenfield Ave from the car wash down to Saline.

What:  Pittsburgh’s 2nd Annual Garbage Olympics

When:  Saturday September 22, 9am to 11am

Where:  Four Mile Run Park near the corner of Saline and Alexis (across from Big Jim’s and the War Memorial)

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

Bonus:  There’s an After Party at noon at Spirit Lounge in Lawrenceville, 242 51st Street.

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