Category Archives: Events

June concert in July!

The summer concerts continue! BUT NOT UNTIL JULY 27

New Date: Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. come out to see  Pete Donnelly (of the Figgs and NRBQ).

Here’s what City Paper says about Mr. Donnelly:
“A cool blend of Andrew Bird-like chamber folk and quirky subtle soul — plus…riffing power pop”
– City Paper


Coming Soon: Cianfrani Park Spring Festival!

As you may know, we are beginning to plan for our Spring Festival to be held on Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Not only is this a wonderful neighborhood event, but it will help us raise some money to continue to make park improvements and support other events we hope to have. Activities will include live music, food trucks, flea market, raffle, bake table, children’s entertainment, and much more.

We will need several volunteer helpers if the festival is to be a success. Our first planning meeting is next Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Cianfrani Park at 6:30 p.m. If you are willing to help but cannot attend the meeting, just send an email reply to to let us know and we will be in touch with you.

We will need help with: publicity, fundraising, raffle coordination and solicitation of prizes, organizing food trucks, baked goods table, children’s activities, set-up and clean-up, etc. If you have any suggestion or new idea for the festival, please pass it on to us.

Meeting March 6

The March meeting of Cianfrani Park will be next Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Palumbo Rec. Center 10th and Fitzwater Streets. On the agenda will be:

1. Spring Festival Planning

2. Garden Planting

Meeting on Feb. 7

Friends of Cianfrani Park will hold its February meeting at Palumbo Recreation Center, 10th and Fitzwater Streets on Tuesday February 7, at 7PM.

The agenda for the meeting will include:

  • Spring garden planting plans
  • A Spring Festival if there is enough interest
  • Vesuvio and recent reports of what is going on there

Holiday Festival Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Our usual Friends of Cianfrani Park Monthly meeting will be preempted by our joint holiday celebration with Bella Vista United Civic Association next Tuesday. Tell all your neighbors to come out for the festivities.

Neighborhood Holiday Festival

Tuesday, December 6th @ 7 PM

Cianfrani Park @ 8th and Fitzwater Sts.

Featuring Santa & his Elf (with gifts for Bella Vista Children)

Holiday Singers and warm drinks

Tree and Menorah Lighting

Park Meeting Nov. 1; Park Clean Up Nov. 5

Friends of Cianfrani Park monthly meeting will be held at Palumbo Recreation Center, 10th and Fitzwater, at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, November 1.

On the agenda:
1. Finalizing plans for our upcoming November 5th “Love Your Park” clean up and planting day.
2. Review suggestions for trees in the park.
3. Review bulletin board specs.

Park Clean Up Nov. 5

9:30 am to mid afternoon.
Lunch and snacks will be served

A grant from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has provided us with 30 new shrubs
to renovate the side planters.

Generous donations from neighbors of time and money have made it possible for us to
acquire almost 2000 bulbs to plant for a spectacular display next spring.

This is an exciting and ambitious planting project, and we need your help!

Gardening expertise is not a requirement. We are lucky to have talented gardeners.

Share your ideas about how the park can continue to improve and serve our

Park Cleanup Day Oct. 8

Cianfrani Park Plant and Cleanup Day

Saturday, October 8, 2011
9:00 AM – Noon or later
Lunch provided for all who come to work.

Also do not forget our monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month (October 4) at 7:00 PM in the park or at Palumbo Recreation Center, 10th and Fitzwater, depending on the weather.