The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County announced that a victory parade for the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. 
 
The parade route will follow a similar route as previous championship parades that took place in 2009 and 2016 but will now end at Point State Park. 
 

Visit the Heinz History Center on Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 for FREE Admission Days, sponsored by the Jack Buncher Foundation. 
 
All visitors to the History Center, including adults, children, and seniors, will receive free admission throughout the weekend. 
 
Enjoy all six floors of the “Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh,” including its newest exhibition, #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience. The exhibition showcases nearly 400 photos from the History Center’s extensive collection, including many never displayed in public before.  
 

Schenley Park
Location: Flagstaff Hill
Dates: Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 2017
Wednesday Night Concert Series at Flagstaff Hill
Come early to enjoy mid-week musical performances before the movie begins. Bands perform on Flagstaff Hill Wednesdays from approximately 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Schenley Plaza
Location: 4100 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
Dates: Sundays, June 4 – August 27, 2017
Note: Movies begin at dusk. Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Click here for event announcements and updates from @PghEventsOffice or call 412-255-2493.

A live storytelling event benefiting Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, a nonprofit community development organization. They will be kicking off the Oakland Community Land Trust at this year's event, which OPDC is launching to preserve home ownership and affordability in Oakland’s residential communities at a most critical time for our neighborhoods. 
 
Check out the attached flyer and/or link to buy tickets
 

Friday, May 19th – 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Schenley Plaza (near Porch) 
 
Have you always wanted to try biking to campus? This is your chance! Join your fellow Pitt community members and bike to campus on Friday, May 19th. New bicyclists and seasoned bicyclists alike are welcome! 
 
  • Enjoy the commuter café with free breakfast and coffee.
  • Enter to win raffle prizes, including a U-lock and bike lights.
  • Practice placing your bike on the bus rack in a low-stress environment with Port Authority’s demo bike rack.
  • Receive a free bike safety check from the Pitt Police.
  • Learn about bike laws and bike safety from the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) and The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
  • Meet the Pitt Bicycle Collective student club and learn about a new Bike Co-Op space being planned at Pitt.
  • Register your bike for free and receive a gift, complimentary of OTMA.
  • Meet other like-minded bicyclists!
Don’t have your own bike? Healthy Ride bike share is offering free rides all day on May 19th! In order to use a Healthy Ride bike, you must be registered. You can register for an account prior to May 19th online at HealthyRidePGH.com, or register through the smartphone app NextBike. 
 
Preparing for your ride?
This event is presented by: Pitt Parking Services Office, Bike Pittsburgh (BikePGH), Pitt Police, Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pitt Staff Council, Pitt Bicycle Collective, Healthy Ride, and Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC).

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Traffic Advisory
REMINDER- Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Road Closures & Transit Detours 
 
Initial Downtown road closures will begin on Friday, May 5 starting at 12:00 p.m. on the Boulevard of the Allies between Wood Street and Stanwix Street. This section of the Boulevard of the Allies will remain closed through Sunday. 
 
For Saturday, May 6 events (Pittsburgh 5K and Kids Marathon), North Shore and Downtown road closures will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and continue until 12:00 p.m. 
 
For Sunday, May 7 events (Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay), Downtown road closures will start at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 and continue around the city through 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. 
 
For more details on detours and closures, click here.  
 
The Port Authority will also post detours and schedule changes for race weekend, please be sure to view their information if you are planning to use buses or the T to get around.     

A visit to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens could mean more than a walk through the flowers—it could mean a more sustainable future for Pittsburgh. Inline image 1
 
The Oakland-based public garden now offers incentives for switching to Green Mountain Energy, one of the largest clean power retailers in the country. Pennsylvania and New York residents who visit Phipps can work with an on-site Green Mountain representative to swap their current electricity provider for power generated by sources such as local wind farms and solar. Every guest who switches during their visit gets a free one-year family membership to Phipps while existing members receive a six-month extension of their membership. 
 

Several main thoroughfares throughout Downtown Pittsburgh will be closed Saturday morning for the City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. 
Street closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, along the parade route, which includes Liberty Avenue, Grant Street, the Boulevard of the Allies and the parade's end at Stanwix Street. 
Streets will be opened up again at approximately 1 p.m. 
The parade will form on Liberty Avenue from 11th to 26th streets.  
Port Authority buses will have access to the busway at 26th Street. More than 50 buses will be detoured during the parade, but service will still be maintained. Two-car light rail trains will be running on the red and blue lines throughout the day from 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Please visit PortAuthority.org for more detailed detour information. 

Savoy Restaurant at 2623 Penn Avenue is hosting a Black History Month Community Leadership Awards Event Thursday, February 23nd from 5:00 – 7:00pm to honor the five Black Elected Officials of PBEOC – Rep. Jake Wheatley,  Rep. Ed Gainey, Councilman Lavelle, Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, and County Councilman Dewitt Walton.
Admission is free.  There will be light Hors D'oeuvres and a cash bar.  This is a Gary White Signature Event.  You may click HERE for event flyer.     

The 'Burgh is "America's Most Underrated City–and for good reason. It's not the first thing you think of when dreaming of a weekend getaway, innovative food scene or art hub, but it delivers on all accounts in droves."
They mention Pittsburgh as the birthplace of Andy Warhol but not specifically South Oakland.  But we know!

Oakland Restaurant Week 1/30-2/4
6 Days, $6 Lunches!
Win free lunch for a month as well as other great prizes from Oakland retail shops! 
 
Also, enjoy a Meatless Monday option thanks to the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants Program — OBID’s way of helping to reduce the impact on the environment. 
   
 
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January 16, 2017 
 
Piada Italian Street Food is opening January 16th! Sign up for a chance to be a VIP and eat for FREE prior to our Grand Opening:

Three Holiday Shows for the Price of One 
 
Just one ticket price this holiday season gives you access to our Winter Flower Show, Winter Light Garden, and Garden Railroad: 200 Years of Pittsburgh exhibits. Plan to see all three! 
 
The most magical time of the year arrives with the opening of Winter Flower Show and Light Garden on Fri., Nov. 25. Built around a whimsical "Snow Day at Phipps" theme, the changing exhibit rooms will feature topiary penguins, bears and reindeer frolicking in showcases of artful LED lights, decorated fir trees, whimsical props, colorful poinsettias, aromatic paperwhites, showy amaryllis and more. From snowball fights and ice skating to cuddly blanket forts, the displays will revive the wonder of a winter's day of childhood play in guests of every age. 
 
Adding to the festive atmosphere, in our Outdoor and Discovery Gardens, our biggest, best Winter Light Garden yet will sparkle with luminous orbs, trees and fountains, as well as a brand new tunnel of lights designed to imitate a twinkling winter sky. Garden Railroad will be on view too, taking you on a trip through 200 marvelous years of Pittsburgh history, brought to life with interactive buttons for children to push, and miniature living plants, shrubs and trees. 
 
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Nov 2016 Parks News

The shorter, colder days of fall are a sure sign that winter is coming. They're also the reason why we're gifted such gorgeous autumns. Embrace the cooler days this month by visiting the parks and be rewarded with the vivid colors of the season. 
 
A sampling of "happening in november"
Urban EcoSteward Quarterly Training | November 5
Fall Fun: A Free Family Event | November 6
Urban EcoSteward Training: Invasive Plants | November 12
Full Moon Hike | November 15
From Garbage to Garden: Composting for Kids | November 20
 
Check out their website for a full list and info


Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area.

Having fun doesn’t have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh’s annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience.
A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:

Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.
http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/events-festivals/free-events/

Also check out the list of great family adventures in Pittsburgh this month from NEXTPittsburghInline image 1

  • Wizard World Pgh at David L. Lawrence Convention Ctr: Nov 4-6
  • Polishfest Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh: Nov 13
  • Light Up Night Sleepover at Carnegie Science Ctr: Nov 18-19
  • Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at Phipps: Nov 25 – Jan 8

http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/events/10-great-family-adventures-in-pittsburgh-this-november/