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 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

 

 

 

Spring 2019 LU Membership Meeting & Board Elections

***UPDATE 6/10/19: Missed our Spring Membership Meeting? Check out the presentation here.***

 

Please join us for our annual Spring Membership Meeting & Board Elections on Wednesday, June 5th at 6 p.m. at the Clemente Museum (3339 Penn Avenue). There are 6 “by-ward” seats up for election (2 for each “Ward”), and 8 eligible candidates. All Lawrenceville United members in good standing are eligible to vote in LU’s Board elections. Not a member yet? No problem! You can become a member online here, or you can join as a member in person at the meeting. The evening will also include refreshments and an update on LU’s work in the community & plans for moving forward.

There are three ways to cast your vote for candidates for the Board of Directors:

  1. Voting in person at the Membership Meeting on 6/5
  2. Returning a ballot by mail to 118 52nd Street, Suite 2026, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  3. Voting online via THIS FORM.

The deadline to vote is Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

This year’s Board candidate slate follows below, and members in good standing may vote for up to 2 candidates for each Ward (each neighborhood of Lawrenceville). Please click on any of the candidates to read their bios.

6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville)

9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville)

10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville)

 
 

*Current Board members running for re-election appear in bold with an *.

 

Questions? Contact LU at 412-802-7220 or info@LUnited.org.

Lawrenceville Tree Tenders Meet & Greet

 

 

Look around Lawrenceville and you can see that this neighborhood is full of beautiful street trees and unique green spaces.  Many hands have supported the work of transforming Lawrenceville into a place with strong community gardens, beautiful parks, and a tree lined main street.

The Lawrenceville Tree Tenders (LVTT) is one of the groups that has been responsible for leading this work in Lawrenceville.  Join the LVTT on Wednesday February 6th2019 from 6pm-8pm at  Full Pint Wild Side Pub (5308 Butler Street) for the Tree Tenders Meet & Greet.  Meet your neighbors, learn about our work, get info on how to request a tree for your sidewalk, and sign up to volunteer with the LVTT.

Remember, we need your to help keep the neighborhood GREEN!

Questions?  Call LU @ 412.802.7220 or email Darrell@lunited.org

Lawrenceville Wide Public Safety Meeting 1/15/2019

LU hosted our first Lawrenceville-wide Public Safety Meeting on Tuesday 1/15/2019 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville branch. Big thanks to the library for hosting, Dr. Heath Johnson from Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Zone 2 Police’s Commander Zett, Officer Davis, and Det. Malloy, Public Safety Director Hissrich and Dan Shak, as well as the offices of Councilwoman Gross, Rep. Innamorato, and Rep. Ravenstahl.

In case you missed the meeting, please see the materials below:

Meeting Notes

Pittsburgh Police Presentation on 2018 Crime Trends

Dept. of Public Safety Presentation on Security Cameras

Your TL;DR version….

The bad news: total crimes are up from last year, driven largely by an increase in property crimes — mainly thefts from auto and burglaries.

The good news: violent crimes continued to decrease, 5 year averages for total crimes are down, Lawrenceville remains safe compared to Zone 2 and the City of Pittsburgh, and 12 public safety cameras are going up around Lawrenceville in the next couple weeks to deter and solve crime.

Regularly scheduled block watches will resume in February and March. Our next quarterly public safety meeting will be held in April. Please input on what content you’d like to see the April meeting cover to info@LUnited.org or call 412-802-7220.

Meetings Notes from 10th Ward Block Watch: Society for Contemporary Craft 12.11.18

Conversation with Society for Contemporary Craft

 

  • 2021 is the 50th Was started in Verona. Contemporary Craft has been the Strip District Produce Terminal for 32 years. Is free of charge. Art is central in people’s lives. Accessibility is important.Strong educational programs.
  • Core values: art to build community, critical support for Artists providing opportunities, filling gaps in public education, sharing cross cultural perspectives , social Justice (e.g. displacement, food justice)
  • Facilities: With redevelopment of produce terminal, future is uncertain. Looking at spaces in Upper Lawrenceville.
  • Exhibition: Craft Media: clay, glass, metal, wood, found materials. Museum-school partnership with 6-8th graders alongside curriculum. Have done projects like stitching pillows with Women’s Shelter to address feelings about displacement.
  • Studio program: 3 major studios: wood and ceramic, fiber-mixed media, and metals. 100 programs a year, scholarships are available, offer a broad price range to be accessible. $35 is the lowest for entry level classes. Invite school groups to tour exhibition and do a hands on activity. Drop in station: open and free, family oriented, accessible and high quality.
  • 8 visiting artists through airBnb, sometimes have done summer artist residency. Traveling shows, e.g. around social justice. Received Award of Distinction from American Craft Council, a national organization that gives award every 2 years. We are first org. to receive it in Pittsburgh, so it’s a big deal.
  • Events are generally at night. Workshops on weekends get around 20-30 people, events like artist talks, fundraisers. Saturdays we get about 200-400 people visiting our Strip District location over the course of a day.
  • Potential interest in pop-up locations for the end of 2019. Would need 3,500 SF for exhibition space in late April-August, 1-2,000 SF studio space, 1,500 SF of retail store.
  • 12 current full-time employees.
  • Drawn to Lawrenceville because of stronger residential presence, schools, afterschool programs, etc.