OAKLAND LIGHT UP SEASON 
Kicking off Friday, November 17
Forbes Digital Plaza
Corner of Forbes Avenue & Bouquet St
  • Live Music, Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa – 5:30pm
  • Tree Lighting – 6:15pm
Vote for your favorite Holiday Decorations in the Oakland Business District & Win Prizes!
Tweet a pic of your favorite display with hashtag LIGHTUPTHESEASON 
 
OAKLAND LIGHT UP SEASON 
Starting Friday, November 17, 2017    
Oakland Light Up Season
Kicking off Friday, November 17
Forbes Digital Plaza
Corner of Forbes Avenue & Bouquet St
Live Music, Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa – 5:30pm
Tree Lighting – 6:15pm
Vote for your favorite Holiday Decorations in the Oakland Business District & Win Prizes! Tweet a pic of your favorite display with hastag LIGHTUPTHESEASON
Join the Heinz Chapel Choir for their holiday concert followed by a reception hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association. 
 
Don't miss out on this opportunity that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit, and join the choir members afterwards for some refreshments. 
 
Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert and Reception
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Concert: 3 p.m. Heinz Memorial Chapel 
South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
Reception: following the concert at Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 
 
The cost is $25 per person and includes the concert and reception. 
 
 
Questions can be directed to Laraine Hlatky at the Pitt Alumni Association 
by phone at 412-624-5589 or via e-mail at hlaraine@pitt.edu

EAST EUROPEAN AND SLAVIC FALL FESTIVAL 
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 12-4pm 
Cathedral Of Learning First Floor Commons Room 
 
Join in a cultural celebration of food, dance and more! 
Featuring: The Pitt Carpathian Ensemble 
Special Guest Richard Balázs, Director of the Folk Factory ensemble, will teach Balkan dances!   
 

 

South Oakland Halloween Party
Friday, October 27, 5PM-7PM
Frazier Fieldhouse 
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For Ages 2-15 – Costumes Optional. Games and Activities.
Refreshments and Drinks Provided. Candy Donations Requested.
Sponsored by South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)
​RSVP with Janet, or through our contact page at SouthOaklandPgh.org ​/contact​   
Balkin & Central Asian Women Film 9/29-10/1
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  • Friday, September 29th | 4:00-7:30pm | 125 Frick Fine Arts
  • Saturday, September 30th | 10:00am -1:00pm | 125 Frick Fine Arts
  • Saturday, September 30th | 3:00pm -6:00pm | 232 Cathedral of Learning
  • Sunday, October 1st | 10:00am -1:00pm | 232 Cathedral of Learning

 The Heinz History Center is hosting a RADical Day on Sunday, Sept. 24. Enjoy free admission to the Heinz History Center as part of RADical Days, sponsored by RAD – Allegheny Regional Asset District.
RADical Days is an annual event celebrating the assets with free admission, musical and dance performances, and family activities offered by arts and culture organizations, parks and recreation, and sports and regional attractions that are funded by RAD.
For more information on RADical Days (September 22 through October 15) and to see a list of other participating organizations please visit the RAD website.
The Fort Pitt Museum RADical day is Sunday, Oct. 1.
SCHEDULE
2 p.m. – South Hills Chorale
2:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
3 p.m. – Allegheny Brass Band  

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.