Events


Free Drive Up Food Distributions

Happy Spring!!  The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank released dates for their next round of Free Drive Up Food Distributions.

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Who qualifies for assistance?
There is no required proof of eligibility and anyone is eligible for food. Your information will only be used to provide you food and help us improve your service. This information is subject to change.

What if I don’t have a car?
For the safety of those at the event, walk-ups are not permitted at drive-up distributions. If you do not have a vehicle, you may have another individual drive you to pick up food.

Each household must complete a reservation to receive food.
The same car and license plate can be used up to three times for the same event. There are no exceptions to one reservation getting one share of food. For one car to get two or three shares of food, the car must have more than one family or household.

How do I make a reservation?
Go to pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/ drive-up/ or call the Food Bank at 412-460-3663, ext. 655. Reservations open 4 weeks before each event and close at 5 p.m. the day before the distribution. The car’s license plate number is required at the time of making a reservation. A limited number of extra food shares will be available for those without a reservation on a first come, first served basis. A reservation is the only way to guarantee you will receive food.

🟢🟢 Drive-Up Food Distributions March – June 2021 Calendar 🟢🟢


Jingle Twinkle 2020: Greenfield Lights Up!

✨ ❄️ The Greenfield Community Association is proud to present Greenfield Jingle Twinkle 2020, a FREE online holiday event hosted on our Facebook page.

2020 has been a hard year. We all need a little cheer to brighten our nights so 📸 join us in submitting a picture or video of your outdoor holiday decorations. Neighbors can vote on their favorite decorations and winners will get bragging rights for a year. (No prizes will be given, this is just for fun 🙂.)

❇️ When to post – NOW until December 28, 2020
❇️ Submit your entry by sharing your photo/video to our Facebook event page (under the Discussion tab). Please keep all posts “G Rated”. If you don’t have Facebook, email info@gcapgh.org and we’ll post it for you.
❇️ Include which category you would like to enter.
Categories:
Simple and Beautiful
Vintage Decor
Creative Inflatables
Traditionally Elegant
Show Stopper

Neighbors can vote by liking a Facebook post.

🏆 The pictures/videos with the most likes in each category will be crowned “Greenfield Jingle Twinkle Palace 2020”. The houses will be featured on the GCA website, Facebook page and newsletter and give the winners bragging rights for a year! GCA will announce the winners on Dec 29, 2020.

🟢 More fun 🟢
Driving/walking map of the decorations:
The GCA will create a Google map of the houses so you can enjoy some fun driving or walking the neighborhood.

Submit your house here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScaDd4xL4AJbS…/viewform

🧣🧤Put on some holiday music, grab a hot chocolate and start a new tradition.

Here’s a link to the event on our Facebook page –> https://www.facebook.com/events/696696847948982

Greenfield Portal Holiday Lights 2020

Drive Up Food Distributions, Nov & Dec 2020

During the months of November and December 2020 the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will hold drive-up food distributions to provide individuals and families with at least 50 pounds of food in one or more pre-packed boxes.

Anyone is eligible for food. There is no required proof of eligibility.

Each household must complete a reservation to receive food. Your information will only be used to provide you food and help us improve your service.

To make a reservation, go online to https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/drive-up/ or call the Food Bank at 412-460-3663, ext. 456.

Reservations open 4 weeks before each event and close at 5 p.m. the day before the distribution.

Click here to download the flyer including event calendar and locations for Drive-Up Food Distributions this fall.


City of Pittsburgh Trick Or Treat Info

Jack O’Lanterns (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Every year the City of Pittsburgh issues a press release with information on Trick or Treating date and times. This year’s release includes guidelines for the COVID pandemic.

See the press release here. It is also quoted below:

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 5, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh welcomes upcoming trick-or-treating this Halloween but urges residents to follow safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The official trick-or-treating hours will be 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, but following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention many behaviors will have to change this year. 

Residents are urged to: 

  • Trick-or-treat only with family members 
  • Wear cloth facemasks as well as Halloween masks 
  • Carry hand sanitizer 
  • Distribute candy by leaving it outside, and not have in-person and face-to-face interactions at the door 
  • Follow social distancing on sidewalks, and when approaching homes where others are getting candy 
  • Not attend indoor costume parties 

Like any other year, motorists are asked to be especially vigilant on Halloween night, decrease speeds and increase awareness of trick-or-treating children and families. 


Virtual Halloween Costume Contest, Sponsored by Kanai’s, Oct 17-30

It’s hard to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19 but Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home of Greenfield came up with a great idea. They are hosting a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest, October 17-30.

Winners will be determined by “Likes” on the submitted photos. Here’s how to enter as described on Kanai’s Facebook page:

Trick-or-Treating may not be an option during this difficult time of social-distancing, but that doesn’t mean our Halloween spirit has to be put on hold. Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home invites you to join us in a Virtual Costume Contest. Have a little Halloween fun while staying safely at home. This is a FREE event. Submit your entry by sharing your photo to the event page (under the Discussion tab) and let us know which category you would like to enter. Submissions will be accepted between October 17th and October 30th. Winners will be determined by the numbers of likes on the photo – so make sure to tell your friends about it! The winners will be officially announced on Halloween on the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home Facebook page.

Costume Categories:

* Best Ages 1-5

* Best Ages 6-11

* Best Ages 12-17

* Most Creative

* Best Group

* Best Couple

* Funniest

* Scariest

The Fine Print: Prizes will be available for contact-free pick-up through the first week of November. Winners must be residents of the Greater Pittsburgh Area, but anyone is welcome to submit a photo for the fun of it!

Prizes and sponsors for each category will be announced throughout September.

Find out more at Kanai’s Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/cwPN86GZb


Great Day at the Garbage Olympics on Sept 26

29 September 2020

Last Saturday 25 people masked up and turned out in Greenfield for the City’s annual Garbage Olympics. Traveling around the neighborhood they collected 35 bags of garbage.

Sam Algeo found an unusually heavy piece of trash — a broken toilet — and dragged it out of the gully. Good work, Sam!

Fortunately the volunteers were well supplied with sanitary hand wipes.

In the end everyone enjoyed pizza thanks to City Councilman Corey O’Connor who funded the feast from Rialto Pizza.

Thanks to all who helped make the day a success.

Great job, Greenfield!

(photos by David Cashmere)


Garbage Olympics and upcoming events

Even in the time of COVID-19 Greenfield works at sprucing up — with masks and social distancing, of course.

The GCA Public Spaces Committee has three events coming up this fall. Don’t miss them!

SATURDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2020 is the Garbage Olympics.  Meet at Magee Field at 8:30.  We will pick up litter from 9 to 11. Our team name in this event is “Greenfield Garbage Brigade.”

SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2020: We’ll prepare the Irvine Street garden for fall by removing the flowers and plastic.

SATURDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2020: Prepare the Ronald Street garden for fall. Removal of flowers.


#TOGETHERAPARTPGH Virtual 5K Race: July 15 – August 15

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to take part in Pittsburgh’s newest outdoor adventure!

#TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K will showcase Pittsburgh’s scenic parks and diverse neighborhoods by bringing together five beloved community footraces — the Brookline Breeze, Greenfield Glide, Historic Hill 5K, Regent Square’s Run Around the Square, and Riverview Park 5K – in an exciting new format.

Run a 5K course – either a traditional course or one you develop yourself – during “Race Month” of July 15 – August 15. Then report your time and receive a commemorative race shirt via mail.

Registration for this new virtual race is $15/person. All proceeds will support the same communities that traditionally benefit from the City of Pittsburgh’s community footrace series.

Register today at www.pittsburghpa.gov/events.