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. 
 

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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. 
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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.     

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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!

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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:
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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/