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/

 

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 a few of the “10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this September” from NEXTPittsburghInline image 1
Steel City Star Trek Celebration: Sept 2 – Oct 28
South Park Hay Day and Public Safety & Health Day​ – Sat Oct 8

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

SUNDAY SUPPER: A NEIGHBORHOOD DINNER
Oct 16, 2016  2:00pm – 5:00pm
Attendees at this free, family-friendly event will enjoy a community meal prepared with local ingredients,entertainment from local artists and participate in a community-driven discussion on food-related issues with neighborhood leaders and policy makers.   

 

Pittsburgh is the most fun city in the northeast, a study from WalletHub concludes. 
 
“Absolutely, Pittsburgh really did represent well, especially for the northeast,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Monday. 
 
Gonzalez says Pittsburgh ranks 14 out of 150 cities when it comes to entertainment, recreation, nightlife, and cost. 
 
Las Vegas, Orlando and Miami rank one, two, and three, but Pittsburgh beat out cities like San Francisco, Honolulu, and, of course, Philadelphia. 
 
Pittsburgh ranks high in many categories — like sports teams and public swimming pools — but one area stands out. 
 
“Pittsburgh ranks number one in terms of the access to bars so that’s both the number of bars per capita and the number of bars per square mile,” notes Gonzalez. 
 

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South Oakland Neighborhood Block Party
Tuesday 9/20/16 5:30-7:30pm
Frazier St near Dan Marino Field
  • Meet your neighbors!
  • Friendly dogs welcome
  • Enjoy FREE FOOD!
  • Any university/college students welcome
  • Mingle with students and other Oakland neighbors
  • Students receive a free Oakland t-shirt


Hosted by:
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Point Park University
  • Oakcliffe Community Organization (OCO)
  • South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)
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 a few of the “10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this September” from NEXTPittsburghInline image 1

 

In observance of Labor Day, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 5, but six regional city pools will be open. 
 
Citiparks Facilities  
 
Weather permitting, all six Citiparks spray parks will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and six Citiparks swimming pools will be open from 1 – 5:45 p.m. Labor Day is the final day of operation for the following Citiparks pools: Highland Park, Jack Stack (Brighton Heights), Moore (Brookline), Ormsby (South Side), Ream (Mt. Washington) and Sue Murray (North Side). 
 
In addition to city offices, Citiparks’ 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Monday. The Farmers Market in East Liberty is also closed on Monday. All city offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday. 
 
Refuse Collection  
 
There will not be any city refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday and all collections will be one day later.