The Block Party #1

April 26, 2016

This Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4-7pm, head on over to Spring Hill (2000 Rutledge St.) on the Northside for the debut of The Block Party featuring live music from Delicious Pastries, Brewer’s Row and The Get Down Gang. It’s all ages, all free and sure to be a banger!

It’s all ages, all free and sure to be a banger! The Block Party, a project of One Northside Pgh in partnership with The Buhl Foundation, is excited to announce it’s first of five events in 2016 taking place in Spring Hill on Saturday May 1st. The Block Party is series of mini arts festivals that will call attention to and celebrate the valuable resources and local identities of Northside neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.

Located north of Downtown and neighboring Spring Garden and Troy Hill, Spring Hill is a picturesque neighborhood named for its hilly topography and natural underground springs. This “bedroom community nestled on the hilltop” sprang from German ethnic roots many decades ago and today houses neighbors of diverse races, economics, and social status that gives the community a melting-pot flavor.

This event is taking place in the new Asylgärten Park, a large lot owned for many years by the Spring Hill Civic League that is currently undergoing a renovation as a welcoming community space.

This free festival will feature:

A mobile stage from Flyspace Productions featuring the local bands delicious pastries, Brewer’s Row and The Get Down Gang – all bands with at least one resident of Spring Hill!

Food trucks will be onsite.

Stories about the neighborhood are being collected onsite by The Saturday Light Brigade.

Hands-on activities with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Little House Big Art.

Public art with AIR: Artists Image Resource

Refreshments featuring the local, in-progress brewery, Spring Hill Brewing.

Activities with Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art.

Historical photos courtesy of Allegheny City Historic Gallery.

Brought to you by your friends at New Hazlett Theater, Deutschtown Music Festival and The Sprout Fund