business district tree lighting
The lights along Braddock Avenue has been a long time initiative of the Regent Square Civic Association. Each holiday season the Civic Association works with a local lighting company to install lights on the trees in the business district. This past year was a huge success, and we look forward to continuing this effort in the years to come.
parkway east litter clean-up
The RSCA sponsors regular cleanups of the I-376 intersection at South Braddock Avenue. Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PENNDOT) “Adopt a Highway” program the RSCA participation in this effort began when the late Barbara Peterson, long time resident of Regent Square, approached the RSCA with the idea in the early 2000’s. The RSCA agreed to be the organizational sponsor which enabled a liaison with PENNDOT for the regular cleanup efforts. In conjunction with this, RSCA board member, the late William Werner, spent time making sure that “welcome” signs for Regent Square were posted on the off ramps of this intersection by months of back-and-forth work with the state. The RSCA can proudly say that for nearly two decades it has been carrying on the legacy of these two individuals keeping this gateway to Regent Square clean and the community identified. The intersection is maintained at least three times a year, in spring, summer and fall. These regular clean-ups help keep this key gateway into Regent Square welcoming to all as well as prevents some trash from finding its way to the adjacent Nine Mile Run stream that is adjacent to the inbound Braddock Avenue on-ramp to Pittsburgh. If you’re interested in being on the mailing list for these regular clean-ups, please send a note to the RSCA at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an early notice of upcoming cleanups.
Each May, RSCA hosts the beloved Regent Square Annual Yard Sale. Typically more than 100 houses participate and sell their wares on their front yards and in their garages, while residents and visitors stroll and browse for bargains. Visitors come from all over Pittsburgh for this annual event. For a small fee, sellers register their sale with the RSCA in order to be included on the Yard Sale Map with 3 items on the Hot List; for an extra $5, sellers can list as many items as they want on the Hot List to attract more shoppers. In addition to printing the map, registration fees are used for advertising the sale to the Pittsburgh community. Registration Deadline: May 12, 2019
RSCA is also proud to share that other people think that Yard Sale is pretty great, too! The Regent Square Annual Yard Sale was recognized twice:
as a 2014 winner in the Northwood Neighborhood Awards for Best Yard Sale
in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best of the ‘Burgh 2014 for Best Neighborhood Opportunity to Rummage for Knickknacks
second saturdays in the square
The Second Saturdays event came about from RSCA Board member Jennifer Merck, striving to have something in the Regent Square community similar to the First Friday events at Frick Park or Jam on Walnut in Shadyside. This family-friendly community celebration at the Wilkins School has something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age. The event includes great live music and dancing, food from popular local restaurants, a selection of beer and non-alcoholic drinks, and a number of raffle baskets packed with goodies from local businesses. All proceeds from the event go towards other RSCA initiatives, including sending out the quarterly newsletter, the Easter Egg Hunt in Frick Park, and the tree lighting on Braddock Ave..
We look forward to seeing you at this summer’s Second Saturday!