2019 LIVE! In Lawrenceville

Join us for 2019 LIVE! in Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville United’s annual party and fundraiser celebrating the neighbors, volunteers, and leaders that make Lawrenceville special. The evening happens at the Teamsters Local Union 249 in Lawrenceville on 9/7/2019 from 7-10 p.m.

Admission includes food and drinks from local businesses, fun games, and music spun by Arie Cole. Get tickets at http://bit.ly/LIVEinLV or contact 412-802-7220.

Interested in volunteering? We could use your help! Click the link on our Pittsburgh Cares site and learn about the different volunteer shifts available: https://buff.ly/2SuVY3x

2019 Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics

 

 

 

 

 

Help Lawrenceville take home the prize at this year’s Garbage Olympics!

On September 21st, meet our team in the parking lot of Goodwill Indistries (118 52nd Street Pgh PA 15201) from 9am – 11am for a morning of cleaning up our neighborhood.

LU will provide gloves, trash bags, and other tools to ensure we gather as much garbage as possible.  We will be roving across the 6th, 9th, and 10th Wards to clean up Butler Street and litter hot spots across the neighborhood.

Neighborhoods all across the city will have competing clean-ups to see who can pick up the most trash. The competition will be judged by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission – there will be prizes for most trash collected as well as weirdest item found and other surprises.

 

BIG WORK DAY @ Duncan Park

 

 

 

Calling all volunteers!

LU, Tree Pittsburgh: Lawrenceville Tree Tenders, and the neighbors of Duncan Park are organizing a BIG WORK DAY. This work day will help push the park to completion and provide a brand new natural play-space in the neighborhood.

Stay for the entire day or pick a shift to stop by and lend a hand. Dress in work clothes, bring a pair of gloves, and please wear closed toed shoes. This work day will involve physical labor, the usage of basic hand tools, and team work. All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please contact Lawrenceville United info@lunited.org if you have any questions. Water, light snacks, and lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Sign up via the Pittsburgh Cares site: https://buff.ly/2Zo4vXH

Volunteer Shifts:

8am – 10am
10am – 1pm
1pm – 4pm
4pm – 6pm

Task will include:

Spreading Gravel
Spreading Woodchips
Spreading Topsoil
General Landscaping
Weeding
Planting

Nominations open for Neighbor of the Year and Outstanding Community Partner!

 

 

Make your nominations now for Neighbor of the Year and Outstanding Community Partner for 2019. Recipients of the award will be recognized at LIVE! in Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville United’s annual fundraiser. For more information about LIVE!, check out our Facebook event listing or buy your tickets on Eventbrite.

Neighbor of the Year

The Neighbor of the Year award will go to a Lawrenceville resident who has a strong record of service, who has given back to the neighborhood and has gone above and beyond. Neighbor of the Year may also be a community advocate who has worked tirelessly to grow and improve the community fabric of Lawrenceville.

The 2018 Neighbor of the Year was our good friend Barb Kelly! Be sure to nominate your favorite Lawrenceville neighbor today!

Nominate a Neighbor of the Year

 

Outstanding Community Partner

The Outstanding Community Partner award will go to a business or organization that has been a major champion of Lawrenceville and the residents, and has given support, beyond expectation, to the community and residents.

Nominate an Outstanding Community Partner

2019 LIVE! In Lawrenceville

Join us for 2019 LIVE! in Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville United’s annual party and fundraiser celebrating the neighbors, volunteers, and leaders that make Lawrenceville special. The evening happens on 9/7/2019 from 7-10 p.m. at the Teamsters Local Union 249 in Lawrenceville.

Admission includes food and drinks from local businesses, fun games, and music spun by Arie Cole.  Tickets can be purchased through our Eventbrite page at http://bit.ly/LIVEinLV

Interested in volunteering? We could use your help! Click the link on our Pittsburgh Cares site and learn about the different volunteer shifts available: https://buff.ly/2SuVY3x

 

 

 

Inclusionary Zoning Public Hearing on 7/16, 1:30 p.m.

A public hearing has been scheduled at City Council on the Inclusionary Housing Interim Planning Overlay District for Lawrenceville on July 16th at 1:30 p.m. at Council Chambers in the City-County Building (414 Grant Street, 5th Floor). To register for 3 minutes to speak, fill out the form here by 10:30 a.m. on 7/16, or call the City Clerk office at 412-255-2138. Residents who don’t register in advance may still come to the public hearing and speak for 1 minute.

This is expected to be the last public hearing before City Council votes on the legislation, which was introduced in February by Councilwoman Gross and unanimously recommended by the Planning Commission in April. The legislation requires residential development projects in Lawrenceville over 20 units to include 10% of units for low and moderate income families.

Lawrenceville United fully supports mandatory inclusionary zoning as a tool to create housing opportunities for all as the neighborhood grows. We encourage residents to come to the public hearing on 7/16 to voice their support.

Need help preparing your testimony? Join us on Monday, July 15th from 6-8 p.m. at Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center (118 52nd Street) for support.

Need a ride to the hearing? Call us at 412-802-7220 or email info@LUnited.org.

The 75th Annual Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration

 

 

 

For 75 years, the neighborhood of Lawrenceville has continued to hold an Independence Day festival that is filled with fun for the whole community, inlcuding softball and baseball games, children’s races, KSWA Wrestling, pony rides, a petting zoo, live music , food vendors and of course, world-class Zambelli Fireworks! This year the celebration will take place on Saturday June 29th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Arsenal Park.

The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee, a group of resident volunteers, has been planning this special day for months.              We hope you join us for the festivities!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

11:00a | Food Booths Open: Kelly’s Korner, Hambone’s, Spirit
11:15a | 9th Ward Girls’ Slow Pitch Softball
12:00 noon | Children’s Races
12 – 4p | Balloon Artist
12:30 – 3:30p | Barnyard Petting Zoo
1:15p | Boys’ Little League All Star Games
1:00 – 4:00p | Train Rides
1:30 – 3:30p | Pony Rides
2:00 – 4:00p | Fire Truck Display
2:00 – 4:00p | Face Painting
4:00 – 6:00p | KSWA Wrestling
6:00 – 6:45p | Exotic Animal Show
7:00p | Official Ceremony
7:30 – 9:30p | Dr. Zoot
9:30p | FIREWORKS!