Volunteers needed for Riverview Park Day
Friends of Riverview Park is seeking volunteers for Riverview Park (RP) Day, which will take place Sept. 9.
The annual event showcases Riverview Park with several activities, including live music, hikes through the park, games, food and more.
To sign up as a volunteer, visit docs.google.com/forms/d/1fxNrWAhRwGRlAsXM0L0qgHikvDmK_ KBJ6aH3_ naN6g8/viewform?edit_requested=true.
Shifts are available on both Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 for volunteers. Sept. 8 shifts will involve helping to set up for the bike race, while Sept. 9 shifts cover a variety of positions.
For more information about RP Day, visit pittsburghparks.org/rp-day/.
Mexican War Streets House Tour taking place on Sept. 17
The 51st Annual Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour will take place on Sept. 17.
The tour will take place rain or shine, and will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will tour restored homes and both private and community gardens.
The event is organized by the Mexican War Streets Society, with the goal of “preserving and promoting the historic significance” of the neighborhood, according to the society’s website.
Tickets are $30 per person and are sold online, at mexicanwarstreets.org. Ticket sales end midnight Saturday September 16th.Tickets will not be sold at the door on the tour day, and tickets will be picked up at 604 West North Ave., Pittsburgh, on the day of the event.
Deutschtown Deli now open
Deutschtown has a new place to get food, as Deutschtown Deli opened in August at 401 East Ohio St.
The new business is from the same team behind Northside restaurants Fig & Ash and Fat Cat.
The food served at the deli are primarily made under the leadership of head chef Chris Kweder. In addition to traditional deli sandwiches, Deutschtown Deli has partnered with local soup maker Brothmonger to serve various kinds of soups.
The deli is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Perry Hilltop Citizens holding farmer, flea market fundraiser
Perry Hilltop Citizens Council will hold a combination farmers market and flea market on Sept.9, at Fowler Park along Kimberlin Way.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is a fundraiser for the council.
Interested vendors can register for space at the event by visiting ourfuturehilltop. org/event-details/farmer-the-flea-perry hilltop-fundraiser-flea-market. The cost is $25 for an individual, $50 for businesses and $20 for Citizens Council members.
Free parking is available. In addition to the vendors, there will be food trucks, a 50/50 raffle and other giveaways.
CASGED turns meeting into celebration
The Community Alliance of Spring Garden and East Deutschtown (CASGED) is taking a new direction with their next community meeting.
The group’s Sept. 12 meeting is being termed a celebration, a way for CASGED’s leadership to better introduce themselves to the public and garner feedback from residents.
The meeting, which will be held at the former Neu Kirche Methodist Church at 1000 Madison Ave., will feature free food. The gathering will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Interested attendees should RSVP by Sept. 5 at docs.google.com/forms/d/1EV6oIcYGL6P5SI0crlIaoldsiNzOnbzIe91k-KH-ZJCg/viewform?edit_requested=true.
Health, wellness fair to be held in Manchester
A community health and wellness resource fair will be held for the Manchester neighborhood this month.
The fair, which will take place at Manchester Resource Center at 1810 Fulton St., will be held on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fair is organized by Pittsburgh City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle and Project Destiny, Inc.
Astrobotic wins $34.6M for lunar power transmitter
Astrobotic Technology, a space robotics company located in Chateau, has won $34.6 million from NASA to demonstrate power transmission technology to be used on the surface of the Moon.
The money comes from a NASA Tipping Point partnership, which is a program to develop technologies to support long-term exploration on the moon, according to NASA. Astrobotic was one of 11 companies selected to receive money through the program. NASA announced the awards on July 24.
According to an Astrobotic press release, the company will use an Astrobotic 6U CubeRover to unreel 1 kilometer of cable from an Astrobotic lunar lander and receive the first high-voltage power transmitted through a cable across the lunar surface. In the release, Astrobotic said the demonstration will serve as a pilot for the company’s LunaGrid service, which is intended to deliver commercial power service to future customers on the Moon.
The 6U CubeRover will be delivered on an upcoming Astrobotic lander mission planned for as early as 2026. Astrobotic said all major elements of LunaGrid are now funded, and the company plans to deploy the service before the end of the decade to service NASA’s Artemis and Commercial Lunar Payload Services programs, as well as international space agencies and commercial businesses on the Moon.
Acupuncture clinic moving into Deutschtown
An acupuncture clinic will be moving into 424 Suismon St. in Deutschtown later this year, with an estimated opening date of the first week of October.
Modern Moon Acupuncture is relocating to the Northside this fall, after previously operating in Mt. Lebanon. The business is owned by Corinne Brown, who told The Chronicle she is hopeful for a soft-opening launch sometime around the end of September to introduce the business to the community.
Brown said she received funding for her relocation by The Neighborhood Community Development Fund, a Northside non-profit which supports businesses.
For more information about Brown and Modern Moon, or for updates as the business gets closer to opening, visit modernmoonacupuncture.com or find the business on Instagram, @modernmoon_acupuncture.