Sunday, May 1 marked the first of many block parties that will be popping up around the Northside in conjunction with the One Northside project and The Buhl Foundation.

The Block Party was held in Spring Hill at the new Asylgarten Park, which is owned by the Spring Hill Civic League and currently being transformed into a public space for the community.

Live music and food trucks were featured at the rain or shine event, as well as activities hosted by: Mattress Factory, Little House Big Art, AIR, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Allegheny City Historic Gallery, and The Saturday Light Brigade.

As stated on The Block Party website, these events are “a series of mini arts festivals that will call attention to and celebrate the valuable resources and local identities on the eighteen Northside Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.”

Ben Soltesz, and organizer for the block party, said no solid dates have been set for future block parties, but the neighborhoods that are next on the list include: Northview Heights, Manchester, Central Northside and Observatory Hill.