Teamsters Local Union 249

September 20
7 – 11 p.m.

LIVE! In Lawrenceville invites residents, friends and business owners to come together for a night of community connectivity.

The second annual fundraiser for the neighborhood-based nonprofit Lawrenceville United, LIVE! will showcase all things local: music, art, food and drink, and independent business—all gathering to support and celebrate the community at the Teamsters Temple, located at 4701 Butler Street.

Lawrenceville has become a go-to spot for the city’s burgeoning foodie scene, and LIVE! will include signature tastings, with food from Butcher on Butler, Hambones, Dive Bar & Grille, Salem’s and Salonika, libations from Engine House 25 Wines, Roundabout Brewery, Arsenal Cider House and Hop Farm Brewing Company and much more.

Kicking off the night’s live musical entertainment will be The Telephone Line performing at 7 p.m., followed by Vertigo Go at 8:15 p.m. and DJ Zombo’s always eclectic dance party at 9:30 p.m.

Step into the event’s Lawrenceville-themed photo booth to create a local keepsake, and then share your favorite Lawrenceville places and memories during an interactive mapping activity. In between dancing and dining, vie for goods provided by local businesses and Lawrenceville United board members during the event’s auction. Party-goers can also fashion a new do with hair designs by Metamorphosis Salon and relax during free chair massages from Cutitta Chiropractic.

During the event, Lawrenceville United will also present awards to the 2014 Neighbor of the Year and Partner of the Year. Lawrenceville United Board members selected the award winners based on nominations made by neighborhood residents and business owners. Recognized as Neighbor of the Year is Ashley Brandolph, a Lawrenceville resident involved in numerous service projects and local groups. Community Partner of the Year goes to Senator Jim Ferlo, a long-time representative of and advocate for Lawrenceville residents.  In addition, the festivities will also recognize the 20 additional nominees who were selected by Lawrenceville residents.

All proceeds from LIVE! will support community-based programs in Lawrenceville, including public safety efforts, summer day camps for youth ages 4 – 14, neighborhood clean-ups and beautification, garden projects and the Farmer’s Market.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.