On December 9th, Our West Bayfront held a “virtual” community gathering along with several special guests and community partners. We discussed some of the exciting projects that have recently been completed or are in progress in the West Bayfront neighborhoods such as renovations to vacant buildings, work along West 8th. . .
Download the full newsletter here. “The Pontiacs” Celebrate Erie’s Baseball History “The Pontiacs,” a new piece of public art, was presented on Thursday, August 6 at Pontiac Field (Bayview Park, W 2nd St and Cherry St). This exciting new artwork celebrates the history of Pontiac Field, which famously hosted Negro. . .
Local artists Ron Bayuzick, Tom Ferraro, and Ed Grout are developing a work of public art at Pontiac Field at Bayview Park honoring the legacy of this important ball field. The park was home to the African American team the Pontiacs who played here from 1936 – 1956 when baseball was. . .
During this challenging time for our community, as we practice “social distancing,” forgo many of the activities that keep us connected to loved ones, and stay close to home, we want to take a moment to reflect. Our West Bayfront is working in collaboration with artists Fredy Huaman and Alex. . .
IF YOU NEED MEDICAL CARE OR HELP IF YOU HAVE MILD SYMPTOMS Stay home! Do not expose others even if your symptoms are mild or you aren’t sure you have COVID-19! IF YOU HAVE SEVERE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS (A FEVER OVER 100˚, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, AND COUGH) CALL your health care. . .
Our West Bayfront and Erie Arts and Culture are seeking artists to create a public artwork at Pontiac Field in Bayview Park in the West Bayfront! This exciting project will involve the replacement of signage marking the history of Pontiac Field and celebrate the significance of this important community landmark.. . .
Click HERE to download the full version of our Report to the Community, highlighting what has been happening in the West Bayfront over the past 12 months. Included in this report is the improvements being made at Bayview Park, home repairs, and information on the Gridley Park Renaissance Block.
Download the full newsletter here. Art Force How will the youth of our community lead neighborhood change to create stronger West Bayfront neighborhoods? Thanks to “Art Force”, an exciting project that will engage Strong Vincent Middle School students in creative problem solving through art, we will find out this year.. . .
Download the full newsletter here. Bayview Park Splash Pad Opening On Monday, July 15th, the children of the West Bayfront were smiling and laughing as they jumped in to get wet at the brand new Bayview Park “splash pad,” the park’s newest amenity. The installation of the splash pad was. . .
With spring upon us, OWB is gearing up for another busy and exciting year. We are looking forward to expanding our favorite neighborhood events and making progress on numerous community projects. Keep reading to see what’s going on in your neighborhood, and how you can get involved! Download the full. . .