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Tour de Penn - Win $25 or $50 in Penn Bucks!

"Tour de Penn," a Biz Buzz program sponsored by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, will kick off at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6 and will run until 6 p.m. on Feb. 14.

During this time, you can visit businesses outside the construction zone on Penn Avenue to pick up a map and attached passport.

By visiting the businesses within the construction zone on Penn Avenue between Mathilda and Evaline Streets, you can get your passport stamped. If you make a purchase of $5 or more at these businesses, you will get an extra stamp.

Penn Avenue Branding Survey - Help Us Decide!

We collected ideas for names that could be used to brand the Penn Avenue corridor between Mathilda and Negley, and the list is in! Visit the link below to choose the name that you like the best!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZVFVXX5

Voting ends December 10th so spread the word!

Garfield Night Market - November 7th (Last one this year!)

Make sure you stop by N. Pacific Ave (between Penn & Dearborn) on 11/7 between the hours of 6 and 10pm for the next Garfield Night Market! We will have some new vendors in attendance along with some of the favorites including Healcrest Urban Farm, Leona's Ice Cream, Uncle Fester's Fudge, and Pittsburgh Pie Guy! Interested in being a vendor? Don't wait til the last minute! You can find the vendor application form on our web site at http://garfieldnightmarket.org.

See you there!

Penn Avenue Arts in Motion Fest

What a success! If you didn't make it out to the Penn Avenue Arts in Motion Fest on 9/27, well shame on you! There were lots of great vendors, performers, and even some awesome edibles from Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina. Some pictures of the event can be seen below. Hope to see you there next year!

Branding Penn Avenue!

As part of the revitalization of Penn Avenue between Negley and Mathilda, we would like to begin working on a branding initiative. Branding can be thought of as a process that involves the creation of a new name, slogan, and or symbol (logo) to clearly identify a person, place, or thing. With the increased interest in real estate and businesses in this area, having a distinct name will help us to identify ourselves from the other areas of Penn Avenue, which is 8.7 miles long!

Affordable Housing for a Changing Landscape: Retaining Affordability in Pittsburgh

(PITTSBURGH) On Saturday, May 10 at the Kingsley Association (6435 Frankstown Ave), the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, with sponsorship support from BNY Mellon and Neighborhood Allies, will co-host a round-table panel talk on the diminishing affordability within Pittsburgh's housing market.

Beers of the Burgh April 12th to benefit Neighborworks!

According to their website @ http://beersoftheburgh.com/

The Beers of the Burgh Festival is your chance to sample an unprecedented variety of beers unique to the Three Rivers regional area. We're talking 20+ local breweries and over 50 of their finest lagers, ales, ciders, stouts, porters...

But That's Not All

Geek Art and Green Innovator's comes back for a 5th year!

The Geek Art/
Green Innovator's
Festival @ Unblurred
Fri. April 4, 2014
6 PM Until Late*
30+ Venues!
4800-5500 Penn Avenue
w/Xtra Events Sat 4/5, Sun 4/6
*Times vary by location

GA/GI Info HQ @
Pgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

GA/GI HIGHLIGHTS:

The Garfield Night Market sponsors a Vendor Development Program

In an effort to make the Garfield Night Market live up to its imagined purpose, to be operated, vended and primarily run by the Garfield Community, a program to help potential small businesses try their hand at the market, while helping them to develop their business and idea, launched in February with a small grant provided by the Seed Program at the Spout Fund of Pittsburgh.

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