HPCC May Virtual Community Meeting

Please join the HPCC’s May virtual community meeting. 
 In addition from updates from HPCC and Zone 5, the City will be presenting an update on the plans for the new Super Playground (including a summary of the community engagement process, updates to plans, and the revised schedule), and the HPCC will be seeking community feedback on the future of the Bryant Street Parklet. 

What: May HPCC Community Meeting  

When: May 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via the Highland Park ListServ.  Please only register once.

Summer Porch Concerts – Musicians Wanted!

Last year the HPCC coordinated free porch concerts each Sunday night from 7-8 pm, June through September.  The concert series was a huge success because of the generous and talented group of musicians who shared their talents with us. We are pleased to announce that we’ll be coordinating the concerts again this year.  If you’re a musician who would like to participate, here’s how it works:

  • We email all musicians on my list at the beginning of the week starting the first week of June (first concerts will be on June 6) 
  • If you want to perform that Sunday evening from 7-8 pm, you reply by Friday close of business
  • We post the list of confirmed performers and a map with concert locations on Saturday or Sunday in the Highland Park listserv and the HPCC’s website and Facebook page
  • You share your music and spread some joy on Sunday night!

To get on the weekly email list, please email HPPCPgh@gmail.com with your name, band’s name if applicable, anticipated concert address, and a description of your music. If you want to change genres or locations at any point, just provide an update that week. You do not need to commit to any specific dates at this time.
Thank you musicians – we look forward to seeing you soon!

Resources for May 18 primary elections

Primary elections are right around the corner. The judge races and four ballot initiatives may be particularly confusing. Here are links to two non-partisan resources that you may find useful:

HPCC statement on hate crimes in the neighborhood

We recently became aware of hate crimes committed in the neighborhood. Bags of watermelon rinds and trash from Kentucky Fried Chicken were left in the yards of residents of color. The HPCC board condemns these actions and would like to offer our support to the victims of these crimes in any way we can. As an organization we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for everyone in the community. We strongly encourage anyone who experiences or witnesses this type of behavior to contact the police so that they can investigate and track such incidents; you can reach out to our board if you would like us to help facilitate this contact. This type of behavior is not just upsetting and distasteful, but a serious crime. In Pennsylvania, a hate crime is defined as a criminal act motivated by ill will or hatred towards a victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. We are proud of the diversity in our community; let’s recommit to making Highland Park a welcoming place to all.

The HPCC Board