Highland Park Porch Concerts Lineup for 8/2

This week we have three great performances on tap.  Thank you musicians!  Audience members, please remember to wear masks, respect social distancing, and cheer loudly!  Due to technical difficulties, there is no map this week – sorry!

Tania & Jeff Grubbs – with special guest pianist Max Leake

1033 Portland St

The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet.  https://taniagrubbs.com/

Jonathan Callard & Friends

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 

Pittsburgh Symphony Members & Friends 

951 Wellesley Road

Symphony members and Highland Park residents Lorien Hart and Jeremy Black, violins, and David Sogg, bassoon, will play chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras. 

New HPCC Neighborhood Development Web Page

As part of the HPCC’s ongoing commitment to keep neighborhood residents and business owners informed about what’s happening in the community, the HPCC is launching a new Neighborhood Development page on its website. From our site’s homepage (http://hpccpgh.com/), select About / Neighborhood Development and you will find updates and public meeting information on public infrastructure projects and other development projects that may significantly impact the community. We will still post this information on the listserv and on our homepage, but beginning in August 2020, this page will provide this information in a centralized location for easy reference. We are also posting a few updates from this spring that were provided by PWSA, DOMI, and HPCDC.

Highland Park Porch Concerts Lineup for 7/26

Hello Neighbors!  This week we have another new act plus we’re welcoming back several favorites.  Thank you musicians for sharing your time and talent with your neighbors – – we love you & appreciate you!  Audience members:  please remember to wear masks and remain at least 6 feet from people who aren’t from your household.  Here’s the list; the map is attached.
New this week!The Glass Run Gals815 N. Beatty St.

This folk/americana duo – performing this week as a trio! – specializes in powerful vocal harmonies. Accompanied by guitar and mandolin, they re-imagine the work of some of America’s premier singer/songwriters. You can check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/glassrungals  and on Instagram @glass_run_gals on instagram.

Returning favorites!

Alba Flamenca

Type of music: flamenco music, guitar and vocals.

Performers include: Jon Bañuelos, Jeff Berman, and Carolina Loyola-García.

Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/albaflamencapittsburgh/

Tania & Jeff Grubbs – with special guest drummer James Johnson II!

1033 Portland St

The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet.  https://taniagrubbs.com/

Funky Fly Project

This week at 5709 Wellesley Ave

The Funky Fly Project is a Jazz/Funk band featuring four talented young men who have all grown up in Pittsburgh’s East End. The FFP have played music venues all over Pittsburgh and sometimes travel as far as Ohio, Chicago, and South Carolina. 
https://www.funkyflyproject.com/

Jonathan Callard & 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

HPCDC Presents Bryant Street Update

On Thursday, July 16, the HPCC hosted the Highland Park Community Development Corporation (HPCDC) at a special July Community Zoom Meeting.  The HPCDC has a long history of working to address blight and promote economic development in the neighborhood.  Below are the slides that they presented which highlight their past and ongoing work, including the most recent renovations on Bryant Street. The HPCDC described its efforts to fill its renovated properties on Bryant Street and to attract like-minded partners to complete the development of the two vacant parcels there, and discussed the possibility of providing space for County Magistrate Mikhail Pappas’ office in the open retail space next to Park Bruges. Information was provided about the anticipated impact of the court on parking (primarily weekday during business hours) and other Bryant Street businesses (weekday foot traffic from staff and court clients is expected to benefit existing restaurants and shops).  Magistrate Pappas described his vision for the court as a complementary addition to the street and neighborhood, and clarified that magistrate offices deal primarily with civil cases.