2 More Weeks of Reservoir of Jazz in Highland Park!

The Reservoir of Jazz is back in Highland Park during the month of August. The last 2 weeks have been great! These weekly Sunday concerts, presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events, are free to the public and sponsored by the HPCC and RAD. The HPCC also hosts a children’s activity and a 50/50 raffle each Sunday. Please join us for this fun event in the park throughout August! See more details from below. 

Below is the information from the city:

RESERVOIR OF JAZZ TO ENTERTAIN MUSIC LOVERS IN AUGUST

This summer music lovers can once again relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz performed by Pittsburgh’s finest musicians at the “Reservoir of Jazz” concert series presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events.

This free showcase of the area’s extraordinary talent of jazz musicians will take place each Sunday in August from 5 – 7 p.m. on Reservoir Drive in Highland Park.

August 7   JOHN SHANNON’S FOURTH RIVER 

August 14   FUSION ILLUSION

August 21   MCG JAZZ PRESENTS AURORA 

August 28   LILLY ABREU BRAZILIAN JAZZ QUARTET 

“Reservoir of Jazz” is sponsored by Highland Park Community Council and RAD.

DOUBLE THE FUN — Stay after the concert each week to join in SUMMER SOUL LINE DANCING sessions near the fountain. Instructor Roland Ford incorporates R&B music in free classes that begin with basic steps and finish with more advanced moves. Summer Soul Line Dancing takes place 7 – 9 p.m. on August 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Please note:  A large section of Reservoir Drive in Highland Park will be closed during the weeks this concert series takes place.  Parking will be limited and patrons are encouraged to arrive early and seek alternative parking options.

For more information, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook. Inclement weather may cause cancellations. For cancellation updates, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook.

Bridge Restoration & Reservoir Drive Closure

The good news is that the city is finally going to complete the restoration of the historic stone bridge on Reservoir Drive.  The bad news is that they have to close the road to do so for an estimated 9 months.  Below is a map of the road closure plan.  Starting Monday, July 11 you’ll be able to drive in through the Highland Park entrance and drive out on Farmhouse Road (the green and blue sections on the map). Cars with ADA  placards are allowed to continue on Reservoir Drive past Farmhouse Road and park at the upper parking lot to access the reservoir walkway.  There are links to this map and other details about the project on the EngagePGH website.

Community Hearing on BRT Bus Shelters Monday 6/27 at 5:30 pm

At last week’s meeting, the Pittsburgh Regional Transit (formerly Port Authority) provided an update on its plans for new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) upgrades. The presentation will be posted soon on the HPCC website. The long and the short of it is that the extension running to Highland Park is no longer part of the short term plan. Long-term they hope to add it, but funding and other constraints has caused them to restrict the initial project to the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland corridors.  The 71A and 71B buses that you catch in the neighborhood will be part of those routes, but we will not see any new stops or shelters in Highland Park until additional funding is obtained and public engagement is conducted.

On Monday 6/27, there will be a Development Activities Hearing about bus shelter designs in the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland corridors.  Use this link to attend:

BRT Shelter Design meeting
Or connect by phone: 1-301-715-8592 using Webinar ID 898 7098 7195

The Neighborhood BBQ Returns Thursday June 23!

The 2019 Spring Fling was the HPCC’s first neighborhood BBQ – and what a success!  Now, after a 2-year, COVID-induced hiatus, the our neighborhood BBQ returns under a new name:The Highland Park Hullabaloo!

Join us this week – Thursday June 23 – at the Rhododendron Shelter on Stanton Ave., 4 – 8 pm, for:

  • Live music!
  • Free food – hot dogs, popcorn, and more!
  • Face painting!
  • Door prizes!  
  • 50/50 raffle! 
  • AND MORE FUN THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE!