Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015 Street Fair

Our 3rd annual Brackenridge Annual Street Fair will be held Sunday August 9th from 3 to 8 PM, on Brackenridge Ave between Morgan and Locust. There will be games, vendors, food, live bands, entertainment, and a dunk tank. All are welcome!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Open Forum on February 25th

B.I.G. wants your input! We welcome all interested parties and members of the community to an open forum on February 25th at 7:00 PM at St John's Lutheran Church, at the intersection of Parkside Dr and Mile Lock Ln. We hope to get your ideas for areas of our community that need improvement and new potential projects, and to brainstorm solutions together. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call Paul at 724-224-8978 or Travis at 412-983-0266.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fair Exhibitors

Our 2nd Annual Street Fair is just two days away! And once again, we have gotten overwhelming support from the community.
We are still getting last minute signups, but here is the tentative list of vendors who will be sharing their talents at our Fair (will be updated when more responses come in).

1. Platinum Healthcare
2. Hope Center
3. Allegheny Valley Young Life
5. Musico's K9 Academy
6. Allegheny health and Rehab Center
7. Kay's Glass Blocks
8. Partylite
9. Mary Kay
10. Miche bags
11. Jam berry Nails
12. 31 bags
13. Origami Owl
14. Tastefully Simple
15. Beach body
16. Jewelry by Jody Snebold
17. Pampered Chef
18. Beaded jewelry by Patti Camp
19. Denise Beck baby doll clothes
20. Hot Dog cart
21. Megan Morris baked goods
22. Lemonade/ Cotton candy/ snow cones
23. Vibos Bakery
24. ITT Tech
25. Bewitching Brews
26. Alma Aland- dollhouses
27. Bob's caricatures
28. Scentsy
29. State Rep. Frank Dermody's office
30. Garmer's Pet Treats
31. Grace's Wok
32. Undercover Wear
33. Woodsons Wear and Printing
34. Ringer's

Thursday, August 7, 2014

River Avenue Cleanup and Improvement Pictures

In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day 2014, B.I.G. teamed up with the local Boy Scouts for our 1st Avenue Beautification Project. We cleaned up garbage and debris from along the strip of land by the River, planted a tree and flowers, as well as installed two brand new benches for residents and visitors to enjoy some beautiful Allegheny River views. Check out our pictures below!

Monday, July 28, 2014

2nd annual street fair

It feels like just yesterday we had our first ever Brackenridge Avenue Street Fair. But now our Second Annual Street Fair is just around the corner! Save the date for Saturday, August 16th, between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Once again we will have music, food, and games for all ages, as well as a wide selection of exhibitors. We will be on Brackenridge Avenue between Morgan and Locust streets (rain location: Pioneer Hose Company, Morgan Ave). It was great to see so many of you come out and have a great time last year; and we look forward to seeing you again, plus many new faces as well!

We will be posting details here and on our Facebook page, closer to the event, including the schedule of performers on our main stage. So stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

B.I.G. upcoming events

It's been quiet on the blog front lately- but rest assured B.I.G has been hard at work behind the scenes to build on the momentum we generated in 2013 and plan our events for the New Year! We are very grateful for the support we have received from our neighbors and friends and greatly look forward to focusing that positive energy to build results in 2014.

First a note on meetings: our meeting times are on the last Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM, at the Brackenridge Borough building (1000 Brackenridge Ave.) Weather permitting, some summer meetings may be held outdoors in the riverfront park, we will let you know beforehand if we do. And a big thanks to the Borough for hosting us!

Looking forward to March, at the end of the month we will have a booth at the Pioneer Hose Company Craft and Vendor Fair. The event will be held on Sunday, March 30th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the fire station, 128 Morgan St, Brackenridge PA. There will be local crafters displaying and selling their wares, vendors from local businesses, and several food options. It promises to be a great event- we'd love to see you there!

In April ecology will be on our minds, with two "green" holidays in the month: Arbor Day on April 22nd, and Earth Day on the 25th. Appropriately we plan to kick off two of the initial projects in our pipeline in that month: tree-planting along Morgan and Brackenridge Avenues, and improving the walking trail in Riverfront Park. We will be coordinating the details with Brackenridge Borough, and hopefully may be able to use the skills and talents of a local Eagle Scout candidate. As we nail down specific dates and info we will continue to post them here.

Another ongoing project is "sprucing up" the historical marker along Freeport Road beside Prospect Cemetery, dedicated to Henry Marie Brackenridge, the man for whom our borough is named. It's fallen into some disrepair, and we want to fix it up to honor our town's namesake. We may have to wait for a thaw first, though!

We have some more mid-to-longer term projects in the pipeline as well that we are continually working to bring to fruition. Additionally we are working through the long process of obtaining official 501(c)3 certification and hammering out our by-laws and organizational structure. We are very grateful for the support we have, and continue to receive for these efforts, from the Borough and from residents of Brackenridge and throughout the Valley. We look forward to making you all proud and continuing to work hard to help our town reach its potential!

We welcome you to attend any of our meetings, or drop us a line at if you want to know more!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Today's Street Fair has moved!

Due to inclement weather the B.I.G. Street fair has moved indoors to the Fire Hall, around the corner on Morgan Avenue. We still have lots of vendors, food and performers, so we hope you will come join us!