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
 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Layout Workshop: Oakland.
Provide your input on the next phase of BRT planning.
Monday, June 19, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St 
 
Summer Public input on layout of streets and stations; environmental impacts analysis; and preliminary engineering 
 
For more information on this project, please visit www.portauthority.org
 
The purpose of this meeting is to:
  • update you on the status of BRT planning.
  • answer your questions about the planning process.
  • collect your input on station placement and street design.   

Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Allegheny County
Department of Human Services are proud to present:
Pittsburgh’s 3rd Annual Refugee & Immigrant Job Fair
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9 am — 12 pm
  • Open to the Public
  • Bring Your Resume
  • Meet Employers
  • Explore Opportunities
  • Dress Professionally
Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) – Lower Level
 1 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
 
See attached flyer for more info.
This month instead of the regular meeting they're organizing two tree care days in Oakland; one will be in South Oakland and the other in West Oakland. They're still finalizing the dates/times with Tree Pittsburgh but stay tuned so you can come out and work side-by-side with your neighbors to keep our trees healthy. 
 
There is no technical expertise involved; it’s weeding, and mulching for the most part. If there is any pruning that needs to be done, that will be flagged for trained individuals.

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.     

The meeting for the community to address concerns about Oakland Gateway Ventures' proposals for the Oakland Area including the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St ("the porches") will be Tuesday May 2 at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center at 294 Semple St. 
 
  That would normally coincide with the monthly SONG meeting, but given the importance of that meeting, we have decided to cancel the SONG meeting.
 

 

Representative Jake Wheatley’s office has arranged a meeting with PENNDOT and our elected officials (or their staff) re: Oakland Gateway Ventures plans for development of the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St (“the porches”).  Please plan to attend Tuesday May 2  (Thursday, April 27), at 6 pm at the Oakland Career Center community room at 294 Semple St.  Invite your neighbors to attend.

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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 29th from 10am to 2pm at:
  • Zone 4 Police Station 5358 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • 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
  • UPMC, Forbes Tower Main Lobby Atwood St Between Forbes Ave & Sennott St



See attached flyer for more or visit www.DEA.gov for more info and locations.

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Pittsburgh Police Youth Programs Unit 
 
The Cops & Kids Summer Camp represents a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore all aspects of policing and public safety. 
 
For one week, campers will experience positive interactions with police officers. The curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge of public safety, as well as, reinforcing positive decision-making. 
 
The objective is to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions.
 
The goal of Cops & Kids is to help build self esteem, self awareness, and a better understanding what it takes to become a good citizen. 
 
The Camp Sessions will be held:
  • July 10-14 – Duquesne University
  • July 17-21 – CCAC, Allegheny Campus
  • August 7-11 – Chatham University
See the attached flyer/application for more information.
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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/  
 

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.