Free Small Business Resource Fair – Gov Edition – 6/6 4-7pm City-Cnty Bldg

June 6, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6th Floor, City-County Building 
The Mayor's Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to offer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.). You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered ― all in one location. This event would be ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc. 


05 2016

Thrival Third Thursdays 11am-2pm – Summer 2016 – Forbes Digital Plaza (Forbes & Bouquet)

Thrival Third Thursdays, innovation and music festival, summer pop-ups 11am-2pm every third Thursday through September at the Forbes Digital Plaza at the corner of Forbes Ave and S Bouquet St.
  • Music
  • Free Food
  • Tickets
  • Lawn Games
  • Thrival Merch


05 2016

Public Mtg On Bigelow Bike Lane Connection – Wed 6/1 6pm Oak Career Ctr

Learn about the City's plans to connect the existing bike lanes on Bigelow Blvd and Schenley Drive. They will discuss the final section of Bigelow Blvd between Fifth and Forbes Avenues. 
The meeting will be at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 pm

OPDC’s Evening Of Oakland Storytelling – Fri 6/10 6pm – 201 N Bellefield Ave

Tickets are now on sale for OPDC's Evening of Oakland Storytelling, featuring Rick Sebak. Look forward to an exciting lineup of live storytellers, which will be announced soon. This year's storytelling program is curated by The Moth in Pittsburgh and Caliban Book Shop and will celebrate the variety of relationships people from all walks of life have with Oakland. 
The event will be Friday, June 10th at 6pm the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children at 201 N Bellefield Ave. Enjoy great food and cocktails prepared by Legume, live music by Chatham Baroque, and a time to reconnect with neighbors, supporters and friends from across all OPDC's programs. 
Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, 100% of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible and will support OPDC's mission and services. 


05 2016

Zone 4 Public Safety Mtg – Thu 5/19 6pp – Jewish Comm Ctr 5738 Forbes Ave

Zone 4 Public Safety Council Meeting
Thursday, May 19, at 6 PM
Jewish Community Center, Room #307
5738 Forbes Avenue


05 2016

WalkPittsburgh Making Strides Contest Through 6/15

When it comes to being active, every little bit counts. 
Whether it’s parking an extra block away from the office or going for a loop around the block after taking out the garbage, making strides adds up! 
That’s why WalkPittsburgh is proud to announce the  Making Strides Contest!
To participate and potentially win a $200 gift card to use toward sporting goods and outdoor gear, follow the instructions on their website. 

Public Mtg On Craft Pl Project (former Cadillac Dealership) THIS Wed 5/11 7pm

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Please see attachment for latest site plan and renderings of the Craft Place project (formerly Cadillac dealership at Craft Pl and Blvd Of The Allies).  There will be a community meeting about this development THIS WEDNESDAY, 5/11, at 7 PM at the career center building. 

St Nicholas 53rd Annual Greek Food Festival, Dithridge St, 5/8-5/14

  • Sunday: Noon to 8pm
  • Monday thru Thursday: 11am to 9 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11am to 10pm (music till midnight)

Click here to check out their website for more info


05 2016

South Oakland Orchard – Love Your Block Date Changed To Sat 5/14

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There have been a few extra challenges getting things ready for implementing our Love Your Block Day for the South Oakland Community Orchard, so we are going with our backup date of Saturday 5/14 starting at 10am. We hope to see you there.

Click here to check out the information page and please contact us if you think you might come so we know how much help we can expect.  Thanks!

Also, mark your calendar for South Oakland Community Day on Saturday August 27.


05 2016

May 2016 – Oakwatch Mtg 5/18 Noon, Green Team Mtg 5/19 6pm

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
​May​ 1​8, ​12pm at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, located at 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213​. They ask you to please RSVP.​
No outside food/drink, no backpacks/briefcases
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
Oakwatch webpage

Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
​May 19, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
​​Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
Green Team webpage

Prescription Drug Disposal Day Sat 4/30 10am-2pm

Got Drugs?  
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 30th from 10am to 2pm at the Zone 4 Police Station 5358 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
or these other Oakland locations:
  • UPMC, Falk Pharmacy: Falk Medical Bldg, 2nd Floor Lobby, 3601 Fifth Ave
  • UPMC, UPMC Presby, Prescription Shop, 1st Fl, 200 Lothrop St
  • UPMC, Forbes Pharmacy of WPIC: Oxford Bldg, 7th Fl, 3501 Forbes Ave
  • UPMC, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Main Lobby, 1st Fl, 300 Halket St
  • Pitt Police, University Pharmacy, 103 University Pl


04 2016

Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment

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Make money & build your resume this summer
Apply now for the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program at School 2 Career’s office in Oakland. Students can apply until May 9th on:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9 am – 7:45 pm
  • Saturday, May 7: 12 pm – 4 pm 
Apply at the Oakland Career Center at 294 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Check out the attached flyer for more info.    


04 2016

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Market Square NEXT WEEK, Fri 4/29 11:30am

Tree Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission giving away seedlings Friday, April 29 in Market Square
Tree Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission will partner to host a tree seedling giveaway for Arbor Day Friday, April 29 in Market Square. Tree Pittsburgh will be in Market Square at 10 a.m. and the seedling giveaway will begin at 11:30. The giveaway will end at 2 p.m.or whenever the seedlings run out – whichever comes first. Distribution of trees is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
All seedlings given away this year were grown locally at Tree Pittsburgh’s Heritage Nursery, with seeds from Pittsburgh trees. Seedlings included in the giveaway are tulip poplar, white oak, yellow buckeye, umbrella magnolia and pawpaw. All seedlings planted will go towards Tree Pittsburgh’s goal of planting 10,000 trees in 2016, in honor of their tenth anniversary.   


04 2016

Flyer For Solar Workshop 4/21

Go Solar Wokshop for Oakland-Uptown Homeowners Thu 4/21 6-7:30pm

As part of the April Green Team meeting Grassroots Green Homes and Solarize Allegheny will attend to discuss their respective projects for Oakland Residents.
Go Solar Workshop for Oakland-Uptown Homeowners
Date: Thurs., April 21   ·   Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Community: Oakland-Uptown
Oakland Career Center REGISTER HERE