On August 1st, 2023, 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.
The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Uncover Squirrel Hill played a significant role in the event, ensuring its seamless execution. The Friendship Circle made a sweet impact with their delectable cookies, drawing crowds and spreading joy with every bite. Their presence added a delightful touch to the gathering.
The Playful Pittsburgh collaborative brought cheer to the youngest attendees by setting up an engaging kids’ corner adorned with a variety of toys. Children’s laughter filled the air as they enjoyed the playful atmosphere, creating a wonderful family-friendly environment.
The police department made a grand entrance with trooper motorcycles, fostering a positive interaction between law enforcement and the community. Their presence reinforced the importance of community policing and building trust among residents.
Adding a vibrant and lively touch to the event, the Sunburst Music School showcased a talented band that performed captivating live music. Their melodies resonated throughout the gathering, further enhancing the overall atmosphere and energizing the crowd.
With the combined efforts of all participants, the National Night Out 2023 in Squirrel Hill was an undeniable success. The event fostered a strong sense of community spirit and unity, leaving lasting memories for everyone involved. It served as a testament to the power of collaboration and the value of coming together as a community. Until next year, let the camaraderie and positivity continue to shine bright in Squirrel Hill.
SHUC successfully concluded its participation in the two-month-long series of Bach, Brunch, and Beethoven (BBB) events, hosted by City Parks to showcase some of the great music performers of Pittsburgh.
Families are invited to pose, stretch, and have fun during Lil’ Yoga at The Ellis School on Saturday, September 23. A family-focused, outdoor yoga class will be led by seasoned yoga instructor Danyelle Sharps of Studio Z Yoga. This event is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children 5 and under. Children must attend with a parent or guardian, and advance registration is required.
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.