EcoDistrict Focus Group mtg TODAY 7/27th 5pm At The Corner – 200 Robinson St

 Scott Page, a consultant working with the EcoInnovation District in Uptown/West Oakland/ Hill District, is in town this week. 
 There will be a focus group meeting to discuss and provide community input for the needs and vision for development plans in the EcoDistrict. This meeting will take place TODAY Wednesday, July 27th 5:00pm at The Corner at 200 Robinson St. Please plan to attend and this is a great opportunity to ask questions and/or express concerns you may have directly to the consultant in charge of this project. 
Check out the EcoDistrict website for more info   
Check out The Corner's website for more info on them


07 2016

July Green Team Mtg Cancelled In Favor Of City Bike Planning Mtg

The Green Team meeting for July is cancelled. People are encouraged to attend one of the two public meetings listed below. Your input is valuable! 
July 19, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 
July 25, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pittsburgh Bike Share, 3328 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 
You can also find links through the City's Bike/Ped Facebook page:
or see 7/11/16 post on this website about these bike planning meetings. 
The July Green Team meeting is cancelled, please attend one of the two public meetings instead. 

Fall 2016 Civic Leadership Academy Applications Due 8/5

Applications for the Fall 2016 Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course that offers City residents an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate. Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects. Residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network with fellow civic-minded residents. 
Applications are due August 5th, and classes begin Wednesday, September 14th. Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown, as well as various locations throughout the city.     


07 2016

S&S Oakland – Museum Comes Alive – Fri 7/22 6-8PM

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Escape to paradise on Friday July 22, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors. We are rolling back time to the Hawaiian Territories during the summer of 1941, when Friday night meant canteen dances, umbrella drinks, and tropical treats! 
Experience the sights, sounds, and sips of Hawaii. 
These events help Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall financially so we can continue our mission preserving a lasting tribute to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves in serving their country during American wars. 
Honor them with your presence. 


07 2016

East End Food Co-Op Class – Fundamentals Of Money Mgmt – Thu 7/19 7PM

Fundamentals of Money Management
Thursday, July 19th at 7 PM
Daniel Webb, East End Food Co-op Federal Credit Union
POWER/EEFC Conference Room
Learn the basics of money management, budgeting, establishing and restoring credit. We’ll cover important concepts, useful skills and common pitfalls, in order to help you successfully maintain a healthy financial state. Join us on your journey to fiscal responsibility.


07 2016

Yoga cancelled for today Tues 7/12

    The instructor not feeling well.  Make plans to come out next week and check it out!


07 2016

2016 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Pittsburgh

According to a new list by Niche, Regent Square is Pittsburgh’s best neighborhood to live in for 2016. 
Niche says the rankings are based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. 
Here’s a look at Niche’s top 10 best neighborhoods to live in Pittsburgh for 2016.
  1. Regent Square
  2. Squirrel Hill North
  3. Point Breeze
  4. Friendship
  5. Swisshelm Park
  6. Point Breeze North
  7. South Oakland
  8. Shadyside
  9. Polish Hill
  10. Squirrel Hill South


07 2016

City-Wide Bike Plan Open House July 14, 18, 19, 25

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Pittsburgh City Planning to Hold Four Bike Plan Open Houses in July 
The Pittsburgh Department of City Planning is hosting four, city-wide Bike Plan Open Houses in July to kick- off their public process. There will be opportunities to learn about the internal city process, funding and project selection as well as places where they will look for feedback with multiple aspects of the plan. 
July 14, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
South Side Market House, 1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 
July 18, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm,
Manchester Citizen’s Corp., 1319 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 
July 19, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 
July 25, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pittsburgh Bike Share, 3328 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 
You can also find and share the events through the Bike / Ped facebook page: 
Come anytime between 6pm and 8pm but give yourself enough time to cover all the material.

Proposed Facade Renovations To 3347 Forbes Ave

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The property owners of 3347 Forbes Avenue will present their proposed renovations to the building's facade at the Planning Commission meeting this week, Tuesday, 7/12, at 2 PM. The building is next to UCSUR and across the street from McGee Womens Hospital.


07 2016

Come Join Our Yoga Classes Starting Tue 7/5 at 7pm

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Come join our yoga classes!   Every Tuesday Evening @ 7pm. Starting Tuesday July 5 at the South Oakland Community Orchard, 3213 Parkview Ave, Pgh, PA 15213

Instructor: Nicole Pruss.
Donation: $5 per class Who: Ages 16 yrs and up.

PS: Bring your own mat.

If you have any other questions, click here to use the SONG contact page

or check out the events page at


07 2016

Liberty Bridge Work Begins Fri 7/1 At 8pm

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Liberty Bridge Deck Replacement Phase 1B begins July 5  
Inbound Liberty Bridge and Tunnel Closure Independence Day Weekend for Preparatory Work 
PennDOT District 11 is announcing the next phase of the Liberty Bridge deck replacement work in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Tuesday, July 5 (weather permitting). 
Preparatory work will occur from 8 p.m. Friday night, July 1 continuously through noon on Sunday morning, July 3 as the inbound (northbound) Liberty Bridge and Tunnel will close to traffic to allow crews to begin the phase change. Crews will be eradicating and painting lines, installing barrier, signs and message boards and shifting the overhead lane control system. One outbound (southbound) lane will be maintained on the bridge. Inbound traffic will be detoured. 
When prep work is concluded on Sunday, the afternoon configuration of two outbound lanes and one inbound lane will be implemented until Tuesday morning. 
Beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, the inside northbound (inbound) lane on the Liberty Bridge will close to traffic for approximately 30 days as crews conduct deck replacement work. The currently closed, far right northbound lane on the bridge will reopen to traffic. The deck will be replaced one lane at a time through four separate work phases over the course of approximately 160 consecutive days. 
During each phase of construction, the traffic configuration will be changed three times each weekday (see attached PDF file).  
To allow each configuration to occur, a short traffic stoppage of 15 minutes or less will be implemented for each traffic switch. Crews will shift channelizers, cover signs and change message boards. 
The inbound (northbound) Liberty Bridge ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies reconstruction work will continue during this new phase. The ramp will remain closed and traffic will continue to be detoured. The ramp is anticipated to reopen by Friday, July 8. 


07 2016

PWSA Ongoing Water Main Work On Lothrop, Terrace, & Darragh Sts Thru Nov 2016

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  • Construction commenced on June 13, 2016.
  • Installation of main waterline on Lothrop Street is 50% complete from 5th Avenue to Victoria Street.
  • Concrete paving base restoration is being completed as each 100-foot section of main waterline is installed.
  • The project is approximately 10% complete.
  • The anticipated project completion date is November 2016, weather permitting.
Check the attached flyer for map and more info.


07 2016

Pgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set For Sat 7/9

Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.  
The day begins with a 11 a.m. parade on Liberty Avenue, starting at 11th Street and ending at Point State Park, continues with a showcase in Market Square, and ends with a concert and fireworks that evening in the park. 
The Bicentennial Parade is organized as a "human timeline," beginning with the first indigenous residents of the region, and proceeding through the City's history of immigration from Europe and newly arriving immigrants, from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The Bicentennial year forms a bridge from Pittsburgh’s first 200 years to the future. 
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July 2016 – Oakwatch Mtg Wed 7/20 Noon, Green Team Mtg 7/21 6pm

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
July 20 Noon 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.
Guest Speaker:  Maura Kennedy – PLI director
Oakwatch webpage 

Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
July 21, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
Green Team webpage

NextPittsburgh’s 10 Pgh Events Not To Miss In July

1 EQ Fireworks 7/4, 2. Gallery Crawl 7/8, 3. Pogopalooza 7/8-9,
4. Pgh Vintage Grand Prix 7/8-17,
5. PGH200 Bicentennial Parade, Showcase & Fireworks 7/9 & ongoing
6. Night at the Tropics at the National Aviary 7/9
7. Picklesburgh 7/15-16, 8. Polish Hill Arts Festival 7/17
9. Third Thursday: CINEMA at Carnegie Museum of Art 7/21
10. ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival 7//28-31