The HPCC organizes and sponsors events in the neighborhood throughout the year. Check here for updates on upcoming events and pictures from past events.
2nd Annual HPCC Pumpkin Patch
On Oct 17, the neighborhood welcomed crisp fall weather and the HPCC’s second annual Pumpkin Patch! Folks of all ages came to enjoy the decorations, choose pumpkins, and pick up grab-and-go Halloween craft packs. Over 75 visitors stopped by including long-time, new, and former residents. You can still stop by the Bryant Street parklet to see the fall decorations.
Donations raised support the HPCC’s activities. Extra pumpkins were distributed to businesses on and near Bryant Street. Special thanks to the volunteers who came down on Saturday for the parklet clean up!
Bryant Street Parklet Cleanup: May 22, 2021
A special thank you to all of the volunteers who showed up on Saturday, May 22 to help beautify the neighborhood parklet! We were busy – –
- The clay left by the gas company was broken up and the area (and a few other large bare spots) were covered with topsoil and seeded.
- The corner garden was planted.
- The front half of the wall by Casa Brasil was planted with sunflowers, tiger lilies, and other flowers.
- The fence line hedge was reigned in and the large shrubs by the wall cleaned.
- The picnic tables were washed.
- And many old tree stumps were pulled.
Special thanks to Grounded for providing a whole trailer full of tools – and a fabulous volunteer! – and to Casa Brasil for allowing us to use their power and water!
Sidewalk Chalk-a-Palooza: June 4-6, 2021
Time to put your artist hats on – Sidewalk Chalk-a-Palooza kicks off tomorrow! The artistic among you can decorate your sidewalks and driveways this weekend; all of us can stroll the neighborhood and enjoy the clever and creative things our neighbors come up with…. perhaps on the way to the first Porch Concerts which start Sunday night.
Sidewalk chalk will be available for free starting mid-afternoon tomorrow (Friday June 4) while supplies last at the following locations:
- Bryant Street Parklet (Bryant & N. Euclid)
- Farmhouse Playground
- Highland Park main entrance
- Stanton Ave. Tennis Courts (6701 Stanton Ave)
- 937 Mellon St.
- 5811 Stanton Ave.
- 5513 Jackson St.
- 1004 Farragut St.
Here are picture of some of last year’s chalk art creations:
Summer Porch Concerts: Sundays, 7 – 8 pm, starting June 6 The HPCC conceived of this music series last year when we were all in dire need of safe ways to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic – – and it’s back by popular demand! Generous and talented neighborhood musicians perform from their porches for your enjoyment each Sunday night. Musicians and locations are posted in the listserv and the HPCC website and Facebook page each weekend. If you’re interested in performing, email HPCCPgh@gmail.com.
Here are some of our talented 2020 musicians:
Highland Park Garden Tour: Sunday, July 11, noon – 4 pm
Get your bloom on! This new event is sponsored by the HPCC and is being organized by the Highland Park Garden Club. Enjoy a self-guided tour of 10 “secret gardens” throughout the Highland Park neighborhood. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the Tour. For more info visit: https://www.hpgcpgh.org/specialevents.html; for tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/highland-park-secret-garden-tour-tickets-148370268467
Yard Sale: Sept 19, 2021
The Highland Park Yard Sale is enjoyed by visitors from across the city. Typically in June, this year the yard sale has been postponed until September due to COVID-19. The HPCC provides listings of sellers; signs to mark each location; and a map for bargain hunters.
2021 Yard Sale Guide (pdf format): 2021_Guide.pdf
2021 Yard Sale Searchable Map: bit.ly/hpyardsale2021