We want to know what you thought about the new California Markets that happened in Brighton Heights this summer. We know many of you liked it so much we organized an additional event for October.
Your feedback is important and we’d like if you could take the survey and let us know your thoughts!
CLICK HERE to take the survey.
Thanks so much for supporting PGHretail’s efforts.
We had a blast at our last summer California Market with local businesses claiming the runway and photo ops in front of Chubby’s for a family pageant. Check out some great moments during the day.
California Market: Fashion & Music Show
If you have any additional photographs or videos from that day, email pghretail [@] gmail.com or post them to Facebook! Thanks!
Much thanks to our local artist, affectionately known as “The Puppet Lady”, Cheryl Capezzuti. She is loaning us her unique and memorable puppets for our newest community event, the Dance & Drum Puppet Parade during the California Markets. Check out Studio Capezzuti for more details about her work and the annual First Night in downtown Pittsburgh that she has been organizing.
If you’re interested in becoming a puppet on parade, meet at Studio Capezzuit behind 1509 Termon Ave. at 12:45PM to pick out your puppet. Then at 2PM and 3PM, meet on California Ave. to exchange puppets and join the additional parades in the neighborhood!
Unsure what we mean? See us at 3269 California Ave. at the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation office to get some assistance!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our first Tom Friday’s BBQ & BREW OFF Contest!
We had quite a challenge getting it together and it turned out great despite set-backs. Our two home brewers, Eric and Adam, were so encouraged and happy with the turn out that they are already talking about putting together another home brew Oktoberfest this year!
In addition, Stephen K, our main champ in BBQ got an overwhelming applause by all those who were able to get their hands on his homemade Seoul City Chicken. Thanks & Congrats Stephen!
Sadly, we had a few last-minute contestant cancellations and I tried to improvise to fulfill everyone’s BBQ needs by providing BBQ Tofu and Tom Friday’s BBQ Chicken Deli cuts on the donated kaiser buns from Breadworks. Thanks so much Breadworks! And so sorry to everyone expecting more BBQ. We hope next year others will be able to participate and everyone will be available to keep their commitments!
I was a little late for the follow up on the July event, this project has been a whirl-wind of meeting great folks, getting to know my community, and preparing for more future events and collaborations! Here are a few photos from early set up before I got swept away in the contest. Thanks for understanding and look forward to the next one!
Enter, the Style Truck dude!
Highway Robbery Vintage set up and ready to style!
Style Truck Setting Up
View from the BBQ & BREW OFF ticket Table
BREADWORKS! Thanks for donating buns for our contest!!!
California Markets: BBQ & Brew Off
In addition to the California Markets, our neighbor Emmanuel Christian Church, is also hosting second Saturday Flea Markets right down the road from us! Here’s more information about their event, lots to do while in Brighton Heights on Second Saturdays!!! So, hit up the Junk in the Trunk Sales early then come on down to the California Markets for artisanal goods, great food, and community activities!