Excursion: Ice-skating at PPG

February 2021

Families journeyed to Downtown Pittsburgh, on the 56 and 57 bus lines, to enjoy an afternoon of ice skating. The sun was out, the temperature was high and the ice was slippery. Adults and youth skated around the rink!

Jacquin and Aaron Jr. ice-skating.

In 2019 we went to Rockefeller Center. We were practicing our ice skating chops in Pittsburgh so that we can show off our skills when we return to the Big Apple.

Excursion: Santa comes to Hazelwood

December 2020

Santa made his rounds in the neighborhood right before the holiday! We dropped off gifts and baskets to our friends and neighbors. 

We couldn’t be together in one place, so our holiday cheer was mobile this year!

Excursion: Vacant Lot Observations

September 2020

We hosted a neighborhood excursion on a vacant lot that was on its way to becoming a sculpture garden on Second avenue near the Glenwood bridge. Youth, adults and elders spent time observing, drawing and experiencing the plants and animals in the lot. 

We partnered with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy on this afternoon.

Excursion: Kennywood

August 2020

A Pittsburgh summer is not complete without a visit to Kennywood! 

Hazelwood families spent an August day cooling off on the Pittsburgh Plunge, riding the roller coasters, carousel and winning cool prizes. Heading to Kennywood was a fun way for us to get together (after a six month excursion hiatus!) before school begins.

Hazelwood residents taking the Pittsburgh Plunge!

Excursion: New York City

December 2019

Walking the streets in NYC. Image by Heather Mull.

A group of 40 AEU crew members took a long weekend trip to New York City. The community decided on what sites to visit during the planning process.

Read stories about the trip from AEU crew members! Click here for their stories. This trip was made possible by the Heinz Endowments and the Opportunity Fund.

Walking through Central Park. Image by Heather Mull.
Checking out Times Square. Image by Heather Mull.

We took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, explored the 9/11 Memorial, had a tour and workshop at the Guggenheim, and toured MoMA on our own. In between our visits, we explored the city and the festive magic of NYC at the holidays.

Taking the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Image by Heather Mull.
Riding the subway. Image by Heather Mull.

Excursion: Grandparents’ Day

September 2019

We hosted a party, including dinner and dancing, for our grandparents on Sunday, September 8th at the Rivers of Steel Pumphouse.

Awards were handed out to the following community members:

  • Grace Taylor for Volunteer of the Year
  • Geraldine Massey for Grandparent of the Year
  • Hazelwood Presbyterian Church for Community Partner of the Year
Handing out awards to community members.

Plus! Councilman Corey O’Connor presented Mary Ann McHarg of our Hazelwood library a declaration of her own Pittsburgh day.