Oakland Takes Part in Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial

On Friday, March 18, Oakland took part in celebrating Pittsburgh’s Incorporation Day at the City-County Building. Greeting people with smiles, representatives from Oakland community-focused organizations were pleased to hand out materials promoting Oakland cultural amenities and display an ‘Oakland Then & Now’ presentation.

Left: Kannu Sahni, University of Pittsburgh; Connie George & Carley Adams, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; Rose Savage & Jonathan Winkler, Oakland Business Improvement District.

Left: Kannu Sahni, University of Pittsburgh; Connie George & Carley Adams, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; Rose Savage & Jonathan Winkler, Oakland Business Improvement District.

Drink for Pink 2016

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(From left): Paul Supowitz, Vice Chancellor for Community and Governmental Relations for the University of Pittsburgh; Senator Jay Costa; Pat Narduzzi, University of Pittsburgh Head Coach of Panther Football; Rebecca Bagley, Vice Chancellor for Economic Partnerships for the University of Pittsburgh; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

On Thursday, February 25, Peter’s Pub in Oakland was filled to the brim – not only with guests and local celebs, but with donations to Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh! Drink for Pink is an annual
event where the Oakland Business Improvement District and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, with sponsorship from Dollar Bank, join forces to support the cause. In Oakland, people enjoyed pink cocktails, tasty hors d’oerves and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Special guests and local celebs were around to take selfies and chat with making the event a one-of-a-kind. Looking forward to next year’s Drink for Pink!

Check out the Photos HERE!

Oakland Leadership Celebration

On Monday, December 15th, history was made as Oakland’s five newest leaders took the stage at Alumni Hall to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Oakland community and discuss their visions for Oakland’s future.

The five leaders included Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher; Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh; Carlow University President Suzanne Mellon; Jo Ellen Parker, president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; and Leslie Davis, senior vice president of UPMC, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Health Services Division.

OBID and OTF would like to thank their many incredible community partners who came together to make the Oakland Leadership Celebration such a success.

Oakland Forever

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On October 10th and 11th, Schenely Plaza was alive with one-of-a-kind musical performances, delicious food, and unique activities. Community members came out in droves to show off their Oakland pride and take part in this truly inspiring celebration.

Due to the tremendous support for the event, Council President Bruce Kraus presented a Proclamation declaring October 10th and 11th Oakland Forever days. Congratulations to everyone who worked so tirelessly to make this event such a success, and thank you to all who came out to celebrate our wonderful community!