Stanton Heights Mosaic Steps

Earlier this month at the 5th Annual Community Festival, SHNA launched a campaign to fund the creation of the Stanton Heights Mosaic Steps! Our vision is to transform a set of Pittsburgh city steps — at the gateway to Stanton Heights as you enter it from Lawrenceville — into a magnificent mosaic work of public art.

SH step sketch

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin has designed a whimsical, humorous, stunning image of diversity and nature that represents the essence of the neighborhood (see image left). This design will unfold on the outside of each of the 44 steps, and full image can be seen in one view.

Along with our green infrastructure and rain garden projects already underway near this site, and the future installation of a “Welcome to Stanton Heights” gateway sign, Stanton Heights will have one of the most beautiful gateways in Pittsburgh when we complete the project.

The Stanton Heights Steps will promote neighborhood and Pittsburgh pride, as well as provoking conversation and prompting smiles at the project’s beauty, creativity, and humor.

Project details:

Residents of Stanton Heights and other friends of the project will create each of the 44 steps based on a template created by artist Laura Jean McLaughlin, and they will apply the tiles and grout in a process that is expected to take six to eight hours per step.

The tiles have been ordered from Italy and are expected to arrive in late August. We hope to train volunteers to work on the tiles in September and October, and then install the tiles on the steps next year.

Residents surely will take pride in knowing that they worked on a particular step, and the project will be a source of inspiration for the neighborhood and all who take part!

Please visit our ioby fundraising page to contribute and make this project a reality!

August Happy Hour!

July Happy Hour

This month’s Happy Hour is Wednesday, July 19th.  It will be hosted by Liz Tafel & Kevin Hurley in their Stanton Heights backyard. It is BYOB and the food theme is loosely called “Pie.” Last year we had meat pies, vegetable pies, cheese pies and dessert pies–all delicious. Please bring a pie to share! If you want to bring a side dish or snack instead, that’s fine too! Soft drinks will be provided. Family friendly–might even heat up the fire pit for S’mores!

June Happy Hour

It’s time for a happy hour in the neighborhood! Join us on Tuesday, June 20, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This month’s Italian themed event will take place at the home of Jim Heinrich at 4283 Coleridge Street. He will provide a vegetable pasta dish and guests are asked to bring a beverage or dish to share. All neighbors are invited to join us for these monthly events and they are a great way to get to know your community. Kids are welcome!

 

Progressive Dinner

SHNA 2nd Annual Progressive Dinner

SECOND CALL

Announcing Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association Progressive Dinner – Saturday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE – TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS

Plans are in the making for the SHNA 2nd Annual Progressive Dinner. Please let us know if you are interested in coming and/or if you would like to host one of the courses (Appetizers, Main Meal, Dessert). It is potluck, so hosts do not have to provide everything. Just tell us the number of people you can accommodate and if you have a course preference. More details will be sent as soon as we hear from you. Invitations will be sent the end of May. This is a casual and fun evening for adults. Last year we had about 20 people. Everyone enjoyed getting to know neighbors and eating great food.

For more information email liztafel@gmail.com

April Happy Hour!

Neighborhood Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 25th, 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Sharp Edge Beer Emporium, 302 S St. Clair St. 15206

This month we return to residents’ favorite – Sharp Edge Beer Emporium. We’ll be seated in the game room again and beer specials run until 6:30. Come out to meet neighbors new and old. A kids menu is available also, so feel free to bring the family!

 

 

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