The fantastic aftermath of Lawrenceville's Art All Night at the Willow Street Development.
The 2012 Lawrenceville Blossom Tour
The 2012 Lawrenceville Blossom Tour is a celebration of Spring and Lawrenceville's dedication to local goods & services! Travel down Butler street on May 12th & 13th to see all that our local artisans, crafts makers, businesses, bakers, and more have to offer!
Sustainability starts at home, and what better way to take action than to plant your own garden? At each official Blossom Tour stop, they will be giving out free seed packets! These seeds are responsibly and sustainably grown and the selection is specially designed for our climate. If you plant all of them, you'll have a bountiful garden that can feed an entire family!
For a pdf of the 2012 Blossom Tour Map, click here. The initial Blossom Tour Logo was designed by Jay Bernard. Jay Design Soaps & Gifts is open for business at 4603 Butler St.
Art All Night is the recipient of a Community Event Microgrant from the Lawrenceville Corporation's Mainstreets Pittsburgh program, a program of the Urban Redevelopment Authority which is funded in part by the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
May 2012 Events
Sip & Sale Block Party in Lower Lawrenceville
Come join the businesses of the 3600 block of Butler Street including Pavement, Divertido, Pageboy Salon & Boutique, Espresso a Mano, and T's Upholstery for the Sip & Sale Block Party!
From 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Friday May 4th, enjoy great shopping, festive cocktails, and great music.
Each boutique will offer a special cocktail as well as sales on their merchandise, DJ Ian Friend will be spinning some funk & soul music to get everyone in the party mood!
So make sure you stop down Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm to take in all the fun!
Gallery on 43rd Street Presents Tree Show, Pastels by Diane Grguras
The Tree Show, pastels by Diane Grguras, will be running May 11 - June 30 at Gallery on 43rd Street, with an opening reception on May 11th, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Regular gallery hours are 11:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday.
"I am very interested in trees from both a visual and scientific perspective. I love how they have such an individual quality. I see a lot of my paintings as portraits. The older trees especially tell a story of their place and what they have experienced - how they've been shaped by environment and weather." Diane Grguras
Shining Light Prenatal Education Programming for May
Shining Light Prenatal Education, located at 3701 Butler Street, is dedicated to integrating the principles and practice of Yoga with the evidence-based practices of LamazeŽ to provide their customers with complete preparation for a safe and confident birth.
For the month of May, Shining Light Prenatal Education has wide variety of programming. Check out any of the following events to get prepared and build confidence for a great birth.
Holistic Health for Mommy & Baby - May 12
Blossom Tour - Open House and Free Prenatal Yoga and Mommy & Me - May 13
Breastfeeding Essentials - May 16
Confident Birthing- May 18 & 26; May 30 - June 20
An Evening for Birth Professionals - May 19
Great Expectations - May 21
Planned C-Section - May 20
Prenatal Partner Yoga - May 20
Infant Care - May 23
Bellydancing for Birth - May 28 - June 18
For more information and to register for any of these events, visit
Dozen Bake Shop T-Shirt Design Contest
Dozen Bake Shop invites you to participate in their
t-shirt design contest, and is currently accepting entries now, with the deadline coming on Thursday, May 17th at midnight.
Dozen is looking for local artists, designers and anyone who loves to enter
contests to create a fun, unique design to get printed on some t-shirts locally provided by the Cotton Factory.
To enter, as well as receive more information regarding rules and guidelines, please contact Dena@dozenbakeshop.com. Winners will be announced May 21st.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Lawrenceville May Events
Come read, build, craft, and sing with our youth services programming at CLP
Lawrenceville! These free events are designed to engage all members of the family.
Programs may include: story times, movies, games, crafts, and other activities.
These programs provide families with the opportunity to benefit from a shared library experience. Children and their families will explore stories and activities to encourage children along a lifelong path of reading and learning. Fore more information on each event, click here.
Wise Walk - Saturday, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, 2012
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
State Advocacy Day - Saturday, May 5, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pajama Party Story Time - Monday, May 7, 2012
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Lights, Cameras, Discuss! Film Series and Discussion: CLP - Lawrenceville Film Club - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Family Fun: Snugglebugs Storytime - Thursday, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Adult Book Discussion Group - Monday, May 14, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Digital Discovery Room - Thursday, May 17, 2012
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pop Up Pittsburgh Presents We Do (Take Two): An Upper Lawrenceville Love Story
Join the folks of Pop Up Pittsburgh 2:00pm on Saturday May 19th at the Goodwill parking lot on 52nd street for We Do (Take Two): A Lawrenceville Love Story. This event invites Upper Lawrenceville residents, their friends and families, along with other Pittsburgh-area lovebirds, to make a commitment to each other, and this vibrant neighborhood, through a mass vow renewal.
Long time Upper Lawrenceville dwellers will join couples new to the neighborhood and sweethearts citywide to celebrate the vow renewal. Wedding-day attire, vintage or vogue, is encouraged!
Following the nuptials, couples and guests will enjoy live music from Slim Forsythe and the New Payday Loners, fine food and drink donated by Upper Lawrenceville's many restaurants, and a chance to contribute to and sample from Pittsburgh's Largest Cookie Table. Family-friendly activities, in conjunction with neighborhood partners, will take place throughout the day and local artists will display their wares. For more information on this event, click here.
We Do (Take Two): An Upper Lawrenceville Love Story is the recipient of a Community Event Microgrant from the Lawrenceville Corporation's Mainstreets Pittsburgh program, a program of the Urban Redevelopment Authority which is funded in part by the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
|Lawrenceville Welcomes New Business: Embody|
Lawrenceville is happy to welcome Embody Natural Health, located at 5400 Butler Street, to the neighborhood. Embody Natural Health features an organic specialty juice and smoothie bar, yoga and fitness classes, health coaching, and cooking and nutrition health classes. Owner and operator Aimee Woods is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Board Certified and Accredited Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and a Professional Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Growing up in the North Hills and working in her family's business in the pet care industry, Aimee became aware of the affects of poor nutrition and lack of exercise in a growing number of dogs. Aimee became certified as a Pet Nutritional Advocate and Natural Pet Foods Specialist. After incorporating some of the basic principles she learned into her own diet and lifestyle, she noticed a significant benefit in her health and happiness. She began coaching people to help them improve the health of their pets. She soon realized that the pet owners often needed help with nutrition as well.
Her focus turned towards human health and she returned to school to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. EmbodyNatural Health was created by Aimee to engage people to achieve optimal nutrition, health and well being. People are supported and empowered to make the best practical choices for their individual needs.
"Lawrenceville just felt right for me" said Woods in a recent interview. "It has a great sense of community spirit, a creative environment and friendly people that have been open to trying new things. There is also great support from my fellow business owners."
Future plans for Embody Health include a truly healthy convenience foods and snacks, specific yoga classes such as yoga for headaches, various fitness classes, proper and safe cleansing classes, raw food dinners, movies and parties. Aimee is looking forward to being a part of the lawrenceville community for years to come!
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|The work of the Lawrenceville Corporation is made possible by the generosity of the following supporters: Senator Jim Ferlo, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Councilman Patrick Dowd, PNC Bank, City of Pittsburgh (ACCBO), Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, Mainstreets Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.|
This e-newsletter is supported by Mainstreets Pittsburgh, a program of the Urban Redevelopment Authority and is funded in part by the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
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