Throughout the stay-at-home order, SHUC hosted weekly porch parties to help Squirrel Hill residents connect with their neighbors from a safe distance. Our porch party series is now over, but here are some highlights:
Cartographers – A Family Game Event with Games Unlimited (June 8)
We had a blast playing Cartographers with Kylie Prymus from Games Unlimited! Kylie is an expert on all kinds of games and does a fantastic job explaining them. To watch the video of our event and learn how to play Cartographers, click on the image above! The rules for Cartographers are available online here, and the game uses the sheet below.
Sunday Singalong with Sunburst School of Music (May 31)
Thanks to the Sunburst School of Music, Squirrel Hill residents were able to sing some of our favorite songs together (including, of course, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”) while remaining safely on our own porches (video available here).
Sunburst is currently offering virtual music lessons so you or your child can learn music from home!
Yoga from a Distance with I Am Yoga (May 17)
While we unfortunately had to cancel our yoga porch party due to technical difficulties, those who signed up were still given access to yoga videos from I Am Yoga that they could follow along with from home!
If you like the yoga videos, I Am Yoga is continuing to offer virtual classes as they determine how to safely reopen their studio.
The Squirrel Hill Business District in collaboration with Pittsburgh City Council hosted a highly successful National Night Out event. The community came together in full force, making it a memorable evening of unity, fun, and engagement.
Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill
For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.