Troy Hill N3D Saturday Festival Schedule
Explore. Tour. Celebrate!
Join the residents and business owners of Troy Hill as they open up their vibrant community to the city at the first ever Troy Hill N3D Festival. An open street Festival will take place between Noon-4pm celebrating everything that is distinctly Troy Hill. From the rich history of its churches and chapels to a community bake-off to performances by local rock bands and church choirs to offerings from new restaurants and emerging businesses, there is something for everyone to explore, tour, and celebrate.
Troy Hill will tell its story… be a part of the next chapter.
Entertainment Line-Up Schedule
1pm: Bake Off with Rick Sebak
2-3pm: David Bowers
3-4pm: Big Gypsy
Artists & Makers
Local artist, Berry Breene, will be painting a Troy Hill neighborhood mural on a building at the entrance to the Troy Hill neighborhood from Mt. Troy Hill Rd during Saturday’s Festival. Hop a FREE ride from Green Gears Pedicab to check her progress throughout or snap a photo of this work in progress on the Self(ie) Guided Tour.
Berry Breene paints. If you are interested in beautifying your space with interior or exterior murals, hand-painted furniture, portraits or other commissions on canvas, please contact her for a free consultation.
Space Corners with the Pear and the Pickle Café and Market
Venture via a FREE Green Gears Pedicab or short walk from the Festival area to visit Spaces Corners (1721 Lowrie St.) Saturday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spaces Corners – an artist-run bookshop and project space dedicated to contemporary photography books – will be hosting their first ever store sale and launching their fall releases: April Flowers, Falling Asleep, and Hells Hollow Fallen Monarch. Stop by on Saturday for some art book browsing and grab a freshly baked treat to complement a Stumptown coffee brought to you by the dynamic duo behind the much anticipated Pear and the Pickle Café and Market.
Animoon Workshop handcrafts eco-inspired jewelry and one-of-a-kind collaged gifts and artwork to inspire you to live wilder. Whether a creation starts with a raw crystal, shed antler, salvaged jewelry part, or vintage field guide, the unique histories of their materials guide the design of pieces made to adorn yourself, your loves, and your habitat. Founded in 2013 after a decade of friendship and collaborative art projects, Animoon Workshop’s co-creators are now based in both Denver’s Front Range and Pittsburgh’s three rivers.
TAInspirations: Inspirations with Intentions
Here you’ll find handcrafted creations inspired with an esoteric flare. Everything in this shop has been created with conscious intentions, whether it is clothing, jewelry or knitting / crocheting patterns. Offering both original natural stone jewelry pieces and crochet items.
Radiant Buzz, LLC
Wares: Beeswax Candles & Balms
Description: Created by hand in Pittsburgh, Radiant Buzz offers pure beeswax candles and beeswax-based moisturizing balms made with local beeswax from environmentally responsible, family-run apiaries in southwestern Pennsylvania. Available for retail, wholesale and special orders. Radiant Buzz is located in Spring Garden (the valley/neighborhood between Troy Hill & Spring Hill).
Assemble: Postcards of Troy Hill Children’s Art Project
Join Assemble as they make postcards of Troy Hill. Design your own and keep as a momento of your time at N3d Troy Hill or send along to someone to tell them about your adventure overlooking the city!
Assemble connects artists, technologists, and makers with curious adults and kids of all ages through interactive gallery shows, community talk backs, learning parties, and workshops focused on teaching STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We Assemble hosts these activities at their space in Garfield’s Penn Avenue arts district and at events throughout the Pittsburgh area.
Pumpkin Painting and decorating with Provident Charter School
In the main Festival area near Troy Hill Citizens Park, Troy Hill’s newest neighbors, Provident Charter School, will be hosting a pumpkin decorating activity for kids of all ages.
The Chalking Dad
The Chalking Dad will lend his talents to help chalk the neighborhood with way finding messaging and also create a live on-the-spot chalk mural in front of Troy Hill park, complete with a kids’ sidewalk chalk activity, near Troy Hill Citizens Park.
Face Painting, Balloon Twisters & Caricatures Artists
Free Face Painting, Balloon Twisters and Caricature Artists will be available for Festival guests to enjoy throughout the Festival!
Class Photos! Photobooth
Past, present and future of the former North Catholic High School building with Provident Charter Schools. Snap a photo with your graduation year (whether it’s kindergarten or high school!) in front of the former North Catholic High School, which is soon to be the Provident Charter School. Remember the past and celebrate the future in a commemorative free photo as a part of the N3D Festival.. Take a FREE Green Gears Pedicab to the Class Photos/ North Catholic High School area.
N3D Video Story Booth
Share your experience as a resident or visitor in our official N3D Story Booth. Your story will be compiled into a living record of the day in addition to Troy Hill’s past, present, and future.
Explore St. Anthony’s Chapel
Saint Anthony Chapel is home to the largest collection of publicly venerable Christian relics – 5,000 in total – in the world outside of the Vatican.
Free Tours will be available throughout the Festival. Simply register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or gather at the Chapel during the Festival for these tour times:
Tour de Troy with Bike Pittsburgh
A scenic bicycle tour of Troy Hill with Bike Pittsburgh, Grab a Tour de Troy map and bike through the community to see the sights or sign up for an organized ride happening mid-Festival. All riders who sign up for the organized ride receive a free drink ticket (21+)! Sign up at the Bike Pittsburgh tent, where you can also park your bike securely at the free Bike Parking Station.
Self(ie) Guided Tour
Pick up your very own Self-Guided Tour booklet at the N3D Tent at the Festival, and start your journey through one of Pittsburgh’s hidden gem neighborhoods! While you explore, you will come across labeled areas for the perfect Troy Hill Photo Opps! Stop and take a selfie (or a photo with friends), then upload to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #N3DTroyHIll. Participants will win everything from free drink tickets that day to a spot on the Festival’s celebrity Bake-Off panel, to the grand prize of a feature in a future edition of NEXTpittsburgh!
Travel through Troy Hill with a Green Gears Pedicab Tour
Hop into a FREE Green Gears Pedicab! Travel through Troy Hill with various stops along the way visiting our many neighbors and activities taking place throughout the community.
Troy Hill Traditions
Grace Lutheran Church Pancake Breakfast
Get an early start to the day’s celebration at the Grace Lutheran Church Pancake Breakfast, starting at 8 a.m. Indulge in pancakes with Bavarian cream toppings, plus, sausage, fruit and fresh juices for just $5.
Grace Lutheran Church Red Door Thrift Shop
Located at 1701 Hatteras Street, the Red Door will be opened for business from 9 a.m. to noon for a Fill a Bag Sale. Small bags are $1 and larger bags are $3. Fill your bags with children’s clothing galore, women’s clothing, men’s clothing, books, shoes, toys, bedding, skate boards, snow boards, household items, and much more. Come see what they have to offer!
Hidden Treasures Rummage Sale at Most Holy Name
Get a jump on some neighborhood finds by starting the day at the Most Holy Name Rummage Sale. The Most Holy Name Hidden Treasures Rummage House has sales monthly throughout the year. Generally, the sales are on the second Saturday of each month from March through December. The hours are from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Rummage House is the former convent located at 1626 Hatteras Street (Troy Hill).
Oktoberfest at Most Holy Name
As luck would have it, Most Holy Name will be hosting their Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3rd, and we’re tagging along! Follow the Festival down Hatteras Street and let the celebration begin! Join in the fun with authentic German foods, live entertainment, activities, and more!
Most Holy Name is located at 1700 Harpster St.
All Day: German Soup Sale
German Cookie Sale
Noon – 4 p.m:
Children’s Activities: Dime pitch, Photo in German costume, German children’s games, etc.
Adult Activities: German sing-a-long, Enjoy German Dancers (in costume) strolling, Button Box player, Basket raffles, Bake off contest, Das Boot
Discover Most Holy Name: Parish activities spiritual, social, charitable and educational (From its beginnings to today) Docents will be on grounds to speak to anyone interested.
4 p.m. – ?
Oktoberfest Dinner: German Dinner
6 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Mass – St. Anthony’s Chapel
Some Scripture Readings in German & English
Some Songs in German & English
Big Raffle Drawing
Entertainment, Community & Contests
Bake Off featuring Rick Sebak
CALLING ALL COOKS AND BAKERS!
Think your cakes and bakes can persuade and influence the sweet tooth of Rick Sebak, Leah Lizarondo of The Brazen Kitchen and other celebrity judges?
Pre-register now by emailing N3Dinfo@gmail.com
Check-in and register from Noon-12:30 p.m. at the Bake-off tent near Troy Hill Citizens Park on Saturday, October 3rd.
You must provide 24 pieces of the dish you are entering.
The judging will take place in Troy Hill Citizens Park at 1 p.m.
*You must be a Troy Hill resident or have ties to Troy Hill to enter.
Catch some local musicians perform at the N3D Festival!
GTech’s Lawn Games
Join local organization, GTech, for some fun and lawn games! GTech has worked in Troy Hill activating vacant lots and is passionate for the neighborhood and its people.
Growth Through Energy and Community Health (GTECH) cultivates the unrealized potential of people and places to improve the economic, social, and environmental health of our communities.
Join comedian Missy Moreno (of WTAE’s 4 to the 1 to the 2) as she takes to the streets of Troy Hill for the first ever #THTweets. The Pittsburgh community, Troy Hill residents and guests of the Festival will tweet questions about Troy Hill and N3D Festival, then Missy will ask guests to read aloud and respond on camera- and on Twitter- throughout the day!
Troy Hill Citizens Tent
Get to know this Troy Hill proud organization, who will be selling water and soft drinks to thirsty guests to raise money for Troy Hill Community Projects. Troy Hill Citizens is a non-profit community development organization that was established to foster programs of a civic and social nature and to improve the quality of life for its residents. The organization strives to find creative and sustainable ways to enhance and revitalize the neighborhood.
Wes Banco, our sponsor, will be hosting a tent with giveaways, games and prizes! Be sure to stop by and learn about the Mortgage Seminar, happening as a part of N3D programming, on Sunday, October 4th!
Food & Drink
This new eatery, which is currently renovating the site of Troy Hill’s legendary “Billy’s”, is already becoming known for it’s award-winning fare! Scratch will be serving up cold Penn Brewery beers, cocktails, and haluski to happy bellies at the N3D Festival. Coming in October, Scratch Food & Beverage is a community-driven kitchen and bar. Come as you are and enjoy a meal well served with friends well met.
At the base of Troy Hill lies Pittsburgh famed and award-winning Penn Brewery! Penn Brewery will be serving up some of their delicious pub fare at the Festival.
Penn Brewery began brewing craft beer back in 1986, making them one of the earliest pioneers in the American craft movement. Penn beers have won a total of 19 Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup® medals. Penn Brewery’s restaurant serves “Ethnic-Pittsburgh” fare including wurst, schnitzel, pierogi, and goulash, alongside contemporary Pittsburgh favorites, like the “French fry salad,” flatbreads, and sandwiches.
Pear and the Pickle Café and Market
Grab a freshly baked treat to complement a Stumptown coffee from the dynamic duo behind Pear and the Pickle Café and Market when you visit Spaces Corners during the Festival.
Pear and the Pickle is a modern neighborhood store with a selection of fresh produce, canned and dry goods, sundries, dairy products, and bakery items that allows neighborhood shoppers to experience the nostalgia of a vintage corner grocery while adding a few modern upgrades including gourmet coffee, seasonal prepared foods, and a weekly Saturday supper.
Most Holy Name Parish Oktoberfest Menu
Bratwurst on a Bun with Sauerkraut $3.50
Kielbasa on a Bun with Sauerkraut $3.50
Potato Pancakes (3 per order) $3.00
Mashed Potatoes $2.00
German Potato Salad $2.50
Red Cabbage $1.50
Einlauf Soup $3.00
N3D Info Tent
Visit the N3D Info tent for:
Self(ie) Guided Tour materials
Information about homes for sale in the area
General N3D event information
After the Festival concludes at 4 p.m., stick around for some neighborhood fun!
Penn Brewery’s GUTS Pumpkin Carving Event
Starting at 3:30 p.m. and benefitting Make-A-Wish.
Put your pumpkin carving skills to the test at GUTS, a friendly, live pumpkin carving competition sponsored by AIGA Pittsburgh, which will benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Registration is $50. This event also includes a silent auction of carved pumpkins, beer tasting and raffles. All proceeds will go towards the wish-granting expenses for children living with life-threatening medical conditions.
GTech’s Wethoptober at Wigle Barrelhouse
Enjoy fresh-hopped libations, good conversation, autumnal treats and great music at the Wethoptober Fundraiser. 6-9 p.m.
In 2013, GTECH set out to grow hops on an unused, vacant portion of Garfield Community Farm to see whether it could be a creative (and delicious) way to reuse some of the 4,500 acres of vacant land in the city. With the help of Noah of the Hop Project and the fine farmers of Garfield Farm, we planted to grow a few varieties of hops for East End Brewery and — guess what — it worked! Inspired by the Hops on Lots project, GTECH throws the annual Wethoptober Fundraiser to celebrate and support our projects that creatively reuse vacant lots. This year we’re partnering with Wigle Whiskey and East End Brewery to offer an evening of wet-hopped brews and hopped whiskey, tasty food and great conversation at Wigle Whiskey Barrel House located in the Northside neighborhood of Spring Garden.
Most Holy Name Oktoberfest Dinner
Starting at 6 p.m. at Most Holy Name Parish
Roasted Pork or Sauerbraten
Choice of 2:
Dessert & Beverage are included (eat in only)