Arts and Culture

Launch of [ ] We Move Series to Support Engagement and Visibility of Diverse Pittsburgh Communities

Pittsburgh, PA (July 14, 2016) -- Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative announces [ ] We Move, a pilot series of 10 community-led cultural celebrations. [ ] We Move is made possible through an existing grant awarded by the National League of Cities to strengthen community outreach efforts to Pittsburgh’s immigrant, Latino, and African American residents. The 10 groups invited to participate in the series will showcase their celebrations on Friday, July 15 at The Global Switchboard (305 34th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Reminder: Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set For Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stanley Cup appearing in parade, free Healthy Ride bike rentals all day PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2016) - Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9. The day begins with an 11 a.m. parade on Liberty Avenue, starting at 11th Street and ending at Point State Park, continues with a showcase in Market Square, and ends with a concert and fireworks that evening in the park.

By | July 8th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|7 Comments

Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set for Saturday, July 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2016) Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.

By | June 23rd, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|16 Comments

City, County & Pittsburgh Penguins to Host Stanley Cup Victory Parade Wednesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 13, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.

By | June 13th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|27 Comments

Mayor’s Office, URA Announce Second Installment of “Next 3 Days”

Hilltop Neighborhoods of Mt. Washington and Allentown to be featured June 17-19 PITTSBURGH, PA (June 8, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), in partnership with NEXTPittsburgh announced today that the second installment of the NEXT 3 Days (N3D) event series will take place June 17 – 19, 2016 in the city’s Hilltop neighborhoods of Mt. Washington and Allentown.

Your Chance to Nominate an Immigrant Entrepreneur/Professional for a GlobalPittsburgh Award

Pittsburgh is a city whose strength was built on its immigrant population. The years 1870 to 1920 saw a sevenfold growth in the population of the city as immigrants moved here for jobs in the factories and mills, bringing with them new cultural traditions that have now become synonymous with our city (think Pirates Pierogies, for example). Now, like many cities, Pittsburgh seeks to attract immigrants as studies have shown that they are still a real boon to an area as they start businesses at a higher rate than non-immigrants, and can actually raise home values when they move into neighborhoods. Additionally, immigrants increase increase a city's population, while making it a more vibrant place to live. Currently, Pittsburgh's foreign-born population is estimated to be about 7 percent of its total population. You have an opportunity to recognize and honor the vital role immigrants play by nominating an immigrant entrepreneur/professional for an award by GlobalPittsburgh.

PopUp! Pittsburgh Presents Link on Penn in Wilkinsburg

Link on Penn is a project of PopUp! Pittsburgh, presented by Huntington Bank and powered by Leadership Development Initiative XXIII, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. The event takes place Saturday, May 21st. You'll find the best that Wilkinsburg has to offer in this free and open to the public, family friendly event.

Don’t Miss Geek Art/ Green Innovators Festival (GA/GI): Eco-Art-Tech Event at Unblurred!

Friday, May 6th will see the 7th Geek Art/ Green Innovators Festival (GA/GI) -- Pittsburgh's only eco, art and tech fest! It takes place as part of the "Unblurred First Fridays" series on Penn Avenue in Garfield (at venues between Mathilda and Negley). It's a totally unique mash-up of displays, demos, exhibits and music produced by the Passports Art Diversity Project in partnership with the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Technology Council and others.

Bluegrass Benefit Concert for St. Joseph House of Hospitality Tonight!

St. Joseph House of Hospitality -- located in the Hill District on a bluff overlooking the city -- is the only facility in the region that provides year-round single room occupancy housing to low-income men over the age of 50 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is a program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Tonight, the 18th Annual Bluegrass Benefit Concert for St. Joseph House of Hospitality will continue its tradition of presenting the region’s top bluegrass bands in service of this 79-year old institution.

By | April 29th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Social Justice|5 Comments

Fuel Up. Redd Up. And Get Up for Homewood!

Did you know that Homewood was voted "Favorite Neighborhood on the Course" by runners in the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon? It was number one because of the great community support on race day including their water station. For this year, Homewood will build up to the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon by holding a series of community focused events. These three events are a creative collaboration by six organizations in Pittsburgh including: Operation Better Block, GTECH Strategies, Repair the World, Whistle, Homegrown (a program of Phipps Conservatory) and Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon. You're cordially invited to participate in any or all of them to help Homewood bring home the gold again!