Squirrel Hill Farmers Market

Every Sunday, June  - November

Located off Murray Avenue, between Beacon Street and Bartlett Street

  • Largest farmers market in the city of Pittsburgh - launched in 2014
  • 15,000 attendees in year 1 - 20,000 in year 2
  • $250,000 total economic impact / per year and growing
  • 25,000 fewer car miles driven / per year and growing
  • 50+ tons of locally-grown, organic produce sold / per year

 

Squirrel Hill NIGHT MARKET

Summer 2017 - Dates TBD

In August 2015 we launched the largest night market in the city of Pittsburgh. In association with Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Uncover Squirrel Hill, we furthered our goal of creating a third place in the heart of Squirrel Hill's business district by delivering great music, shopping, food, and art in a cosmopolitan, open-street setting. Crowd estimates were 10,000 attendees per market and projections for total economic impact were hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

STREET STAGE

Launched July 18, 2015 - Forbes Avenue (In front of the Carnegie Library)

Together with our partners, the City of Pittsburgh and Shift Collaborative, we created a public performance space in the heart of Squirrel Hill. The intersection of Forbes and Murray has more foot traffic than any intersection in the city and we delivered live evening performances in an effort to enliven and energize our shared public spaces.

 

lunar new year parade

Launched February 21, 2016 - Murray Avenue

Together with over a dozen local partners, we hosted Pittsburgh's FIRST Chinese new year parade in the heart of its most socio-economically diverse neighborhood.  With thirty-one Asian owned businesses, Squirrel Hill is the center of an important and growing community. A 21st Century Chinatown. Worlds collided in beautiful new ways, as a parade of 300 people and 20+ Asian organizations, including many dragons, drums, and dumplings, celebrated on a six block stretch of historic Murray Avenue.

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Purim Pittsburgh

Launched March 20, 2016 - Murray Avenue / Darlington Road

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia and is celebrated as a day of "feasting and gladness."  Squirrel Hill is home to half of the regional Jewish population and Murray Ave is its heart and soul. Together with Repair The World Pittsburgh, J'Burgh, the JCC, The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish Family and Children's Service, and over 20 other organizations, we celebrated the Pittsburgh Jewish community's century old connection to Squirrel Hill and to an ancient heritage, with bands, food, rides, plays, games, costumes and snow!

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DIWALI LUMINARY FESTIVAL (COMING Soon)

Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year by over 1 billion human beings. The festival signifies the victory of spiritual light over darkness. We will experience this beautiful holiday by bringing the Hindu and non-Hindu communities together to party, learn, and create magic together. Candles, Bhangra, Bollywood, and bindis in the 'burgh!

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