July 25 Porch Concerts – 7 – 8 P.M.

We are happy to once again welcome the performer (s) for our final Porch Concert of the Summer, 2021 series,


Jonathan Callard and Friends

  • 5811 Stanton Avenue
  • Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres.
  • http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog

Jonathan performed at our very first Porch Concert in the Summer of 2020. Sunday, he will be completing the circle!

So, come on down to Stanton Avenue to sing out the Porch Concerts with your friends and neighbors!

Reservoir Drive Public Safety Enhancements – Pilot Project

In January, a working group formed to develop a pilot project to increase safety for park users along Reservoir Drive. Its goal was to develop a pilot project that would incorporate public feedback from the summer 2020 temporary road closure while allowing vehicle access at safe speeds. This group includes community residents, the Highland Park Community Council, City Councilwoman Deborah Gross, and representatives of several City departments. 

As a result of this effort, the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) developed plans for a pilot project that emphasize the recreational needs of park users while keeping the road open to vehicles. The plan includes traffic calming elements such as new crosswalks at key intersections, better signage and lane markings, and a reduction of the speed limit from 25 mph to 15 mph. DOMI anticipates that installation of these elements will begin this fall. Slides with a mock-up of the pilot project will be posted on HPCCpgh.org.

As this is a pilot project, the materials are basic in design and temporary. Community engagement to obtain input on the long-term adoption of these changes and/or others – such as decorative planters, custom-painted bump-outs, and other public safety and aesthetic enhancements – is expected next spring. For more information, contact Highland Park resident Tina Calabro at tina.calabro@verizon.net .

Related slides are here.

July 18 Porch Concerts – 7 – 8 P.M.

The lineup for the July 18 porch concerts is once again outstanding!  Don’t miss them from 7 – 8 P.M. on Sunday, July 18 on a porch near you!

Saul and Friends 
1423 N. Euclid Ave.  

Saul will be playing an assortment of blues, funk, rock, and pop tunes (and maybe one or two originals). 

Jonathan Callard and Friends
5811 Stanton Avenue

Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. http://www.jonathancallard.com/bg

Dave Skelly
6120 Jackson Street

Dave is a singer/songwriter mostly in an indie/folk style and will be performing unexpected covers and satisfying originals.

Friends in Harmony
6212 Jackson Street

This group sings an eclectic mix of all kinds of styles (mostly covers)– classical, popular, musical theatre, rock, jazz, madrigals, folk, even some sacred (usually at Christmas)… you name it. Also- music is from all decades of the past century right up to the present and also from the 1500s and the 1800s.  www.friendsinharmony.net
-Ceinwen King-Smith, soprano
-Sherry Goldman, director and alto
-Marty Sivitz, Baritone/bass


Donna O. 
6212 Jackson Street.

Donna sings & plays guitar, performing folk/rock originals and will perhaps even play a few covers.

Looks like a very exciting Sunday evening in the Hood!
See you there!

July 11 Porch Concerts 7 – 8 P.M.

Welcome to the July, 2021 porch concert!


We have a great lineup for Sunday, June11. 

Lilly Abreu and Eric Susoeff

  •  6536 Jackson Street
  • Brazilian Jazz Porch Concert featuring Brazilian songstress Lilly Abreu and guitarist Eric Susoeff
  • note:  Lilly & Eric will be performing from 6 – 8 PM – stop by early for extra music!

Jonathan Callard and Friends

  • 5811 Stanton Ave.
  • Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog

Michael Stang of Fun Facts

  • 5824 Bryant Street
  • Mike  acoustically will be playing the band’s original tunes and some covers. 
  •  Note: Mike will only play if there is no rain Sunday evening

Mighty Winds Wind Quintet

  • 951 Wellesley Road
  • This Sunday, 11 July 2021 from 7 to 8 pm, the Mighty Winds Wind Quintet will give its debut performance as part of the weekly Highland Park Porch Concerts. Come down to 951 Wellesley Road to hear a concert of works for wind quintet by Irving Fine, Paul Hindemith, and the Pittsburgh premiere of a new arrangement of Mendelssohn’s music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • The members of the quintet, all Pittsburgh Symphony members, are:Jenny Steele, fluteMax Blair, oboeVictoria Luperi, clarinetDavid Sogg, bassoon Zach Smith, horn
  • Rikki the Painter will be on hand during the concert to paint children’s faces for free!

Sunburst School of Music House Band (Squirrel Hill)

  • 1218 Farragut Street
  • House Band is the school’s most advanced band . Each year Sunburst holds an audition open to any students ages 10-17 and then chooses a small group of them to be their house band for that
  • It’s an exciting program for kids who are really into playing music and want to push themselves to go farther.

Whew! Quite a lineup!


Hope to see you there!

The HPCC Yardsale is back – Register Now!

The HPCC annual multi-family Yard Sale is back and will kick off at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 19th!

This annual event attracts hundreds of visitors to Highland park and is a great way to find a new home for your unused treasures. Well over 120 neighbors registered a yard sale at their home last in 2019 (the sale was not held in 2020 due to COVID) and we anticipate high participation once again this year.

Register here to include your sale in the neighborhood-wide listing and support the HPCC; registration closes September 5th. You can also visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

Please note: because we will not be holding the Bryant Street Festival this year, We are not able to offer the “flea market” style sale locations on Bryant Street. We hope that the Festival and Flea Market location will be back in 2022.