City Of Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program
Snow covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. Pittsburgh Snow Angels is a program that helps minimize the hardships of winter by pairing volunteers with elderly or disabled residents to assist with snow removal.
Along with fostering stronger community relationships and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snow storm, Snow Angels makes our sidewalks safer for those who continue to serve despite the winter weather – like postal service workers, firemen, and police officers.
You can now call 3-1-1 to volunteer or request an angel.
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.
2 p.m. – South Hills Chorale
2:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
3 p.m. – Allegheny Brass Band
Street closings on on Sunday, September 24, 2017 for both the 10K and the 5K are divided into four separate zones. Zones C & D will be closed at 6:30 a.m. Zones A & B will close at 8:30 a.m. Each zone will re-open at different times. The schedule is as follows:
- ZONE A – Start Line at Beechwood Blvd. to Forbes and Morewood Avenues closure from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.
- ZONE B – Forbes and Morewood Avenues to Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. closure from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m.
- ZONE C – Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. to Fifth Avenue & the ramp to Blvd. of the Allies (at Robinson Street) closure from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 10:45 a.m.
- ZONE D – Fifth Avenue & the Oakland ramp to Blvd. of the Allies to Commonwealth Blvd. and Liberty Ave. closure from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.
Applications for Civic Leadership Academy are due August 4!
Civic Leadership Academy is a free, 11-week course that encourages more informed, effective and inspired community and civic leadership by giving City residents an opportunity to learn about their local government.
- Classes are every Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 PM, from September 6 – November 15, 2017
- Applicants must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh or own a business within the City limits
- Applications are due by Friday, August 4, 2017
For more information, visit the CLA Website at
or call Molly Onufer, the CLA coordinator at 412-255-4773
Pittsburgh City Wide Steps Assessment Meeting
Thursday, July 27th, 6:00 p.m.
William Pitt Ballroom
3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The City of Pittsburgh is currently engaged in an effort to assess City Steps in order to develop a way to strategically manage and repair these treasured assets. The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will hold a public meeting on July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm at the William Pitt Ballroom to introduce the project and kick-off the public outreach component of the study. Please distribute this meeting notice to interested community members and groups.
More information on the project and how to get involved can be found on the Step Plan project webpage: http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/steps
City of Pittsburgh 2018 CDBG HEARINGS
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6-8 PM
Manchester Citizens Corporation
1319 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6-8 PM
West End Senior Center
80 Wabash St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220
The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek
input from interested residents and community
organizations on the 2018 Community Development Block
The hearings are being held prior to the release of the 2018
Capital Budget to enable the City to adequately review
citizen testimony. In addition, those attending the hearings
are invited to comment on the prior use of the City’s CDBG
funds and other federal funds.
For more information, please contact the Office of Community Affairs
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.
* – All City of Pittsburgh offices and most Citiparks facilities will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
* – Oakland refuse collection rescheduled from Tuesday, May 30 to Wednesday, May 31
* – Liberty Bridge Weekend Closure May 26-30
PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Liberty Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night, May 26 through Tuesday morning, May 30 (weather permitting).
The Liberty Bridge will close to traffic in both directions from 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. The bridge will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Crews will conduct deck reconstruction work, placing new bearing seats and stringer beams, and installing new strip seal dams.
The outbound Liberty Tunnel and PJ McArdle Roadway will remain open the entire weekend. A single-lane will remain open in the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel, with traffic only able to turn right onto PJ McArdle Roadway.
All Liberty Bridge traffic will be detoured during the closure. Most official detours involve I-376 and US-19 Banksville Rd. A common GPS landmark would be Eat'n Park at 1250 Banksville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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.
Philly mag writes about Pittsburgh as the one city in PA poised to crush the 21st Century
NEXTPittsburgh reviews article:
In a long and thoughtful article about the “technovation” underway in Pittsburgh, Philly Magazine delves into why Pittsburgh is “the One City in Pennsylvania poised to crush the 21st Century.”
The Department of Public Works would like to remind everyone who parks on-street that street sweeping operations will begin Monday, April 3, 2017.
Be sure to check the signs on your block for the posted days and times that street sweeping will occur. Please remember to move your vehicle during the designated day and time to avoid a parking ticket, but most importantly, to do your part in helping to keep the City clean. Any damaged, faded, defaced, or otherwise unreadable signs should be reported to 311.
The Bus Rapid Transit project is intended to better connect communities in the Downtown-Oakland-East End corridor, and connect residents to job centers, educational opportunities, medical services and cultural attractions.
The BRT also has the potential to unlock development and contribute to neighborhood growth, increase transit ridership and enhance the environment.
The next BRT presentation will be Friday, March 31 at 8am at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave, Room 540.
Check out the attached flyer for more info on other upcoming public meetings on BRT.
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:
- Kelly Strayhorn Theater – Pgh East Side
- The First Fridays at the Frick – Free admission, $5 donation suggested.
- The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet, Free Admission thru May 14, 2017
Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.
Also check out the list of great family adventures in Pittsburgh this month from NEXTPittsburgh
- Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Chatham University: March 9, 6 p.m.
- Virtual Reality Museum & Third Thursday at Carnegie Museum of Art: March 16, 7—11 p.m.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates at University of Pittsburgh: March 20, 8:30 p.m.
- Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival: March 23—April 9
- Farm to Table Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center: March 24 & 25
- Pittsburgh Humanities Festival in the Cultural District: March 24—26
- Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet & Creative Arts Festival at David L. Lawrence Convention Ctr: March 24—26
- Bang on a Can All-Stars at Carnegie Lecture Hall: March 25, 8 p.m.
- Spring Festival Of The Egg at the University of Pittsburgh: March 5
Top 10 family events in Pittsburgh this March
PennDOT District 11 is announcing work to inspect the Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Sunday night, March 5.
For safety reasons, the Liberty Tunnel will be closed overnights one direction at a time from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. while the inspection activities occur. Closures will occur according to the following schedule:
Outbound (Southbound) Overnight Closures
- Sunday through Thursday nights, March 5-9
- Sunday through Thursday nights, March 26-30
Inbound (Northbound) Overnight Closures
- Sunday through Thursday nights, March 12-16
- Sunday through Wednesday nights, March 19-22
Outbound closures will not occur until two hours after the end of any major event at the PPG Paints Arena.