Summer 2022 events and volunteer opportunities!


Tree Care at Allderdice High School

Help Tree Pittsburgh and SHUC take care of the 11 Dawn Redwoods planted on Allderdice’s lawn! Thanks to the commitment of our volunteers over the past few years, the trees will only need to be watered 1x per week this summer. Watering does not have to be done on a specific day of the week, but it’s important that the waterings are spaced about a week apart. If you have questions, please contact info@shuc.org. Thank you for helping us look after our trees!

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch

The beloved Bach, Beethoven and Brunch classical music series is back for the 2022 season! The free concerts are held on Sundays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in Mellon Park (there will be no concert on July 3 due to the holiday weekend). Click here for this year’s schedule.

Squirrel Hill Night Market

The Squirrel Hill Night Markets are back! The market is a free festival for adults and kids of all ages, where people will find 120+ I Made It! Market vendors and other independent artists selling handmade wares, live music, offerings from Squirrel Hill restaurants, food trucks, and activities and crafts for kids. For the current list of vendors, click here. This year’s markets will be held on June 25th, August 27th, and October 1st from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. The Night Market will be on Murray Avenue from Forbes to Beacon.

We need volunteers to support our Litter Patrol at the night markets. Duties include monitoring trash and recycling, replacing full waste bins, and cleaning up at the end of the event. Sign up to volunteer using the link below.

Squirrel Hill farmers’ markets

It’s farmers’ market season! The Squirrel Hill farmers’ markets are held on Sundays in the Beacon/Bartlett parking lot from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.The market sells farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and hot prepared foods to go. All Pittsburgh farmers’ markets accept food stamps (SNAP), and credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program. Click here for the list of vendors.

Friends of Wightman Park volunteer opportunities

Friends of Wightman Park is hosting volunteer events throughout the summer and the next event is on Sunday, July 17 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Volunteers will help take care of the park by weeding, planting, mulching and/or picking up litter. If you’re interested in volunteering at any of the upcoming events, please sign up using the link below.  Help us take care of this neighborhood treasure!

Additional volunteer dates are:

Sunday, August 21: 10 am – 12 pm

Sunday, September 18: 10 am – 12 pm

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For forty-nine 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.

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