Oakland Forever


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!

Oakland Officially Joins the Pittsburgh 2030 District!

Congratulations to Oakland’s 22 Founding Property Partners for their commitment to go green!

Last Thursday, Oakland officially joined the Pittsburgh 2030 District!  The 22 Founding Property Partners committed 244 buildings, totaling 81% of Oakland’s building square footage, to join with Downtown Partners.  The Pittsburgh 2030 District strives toward a 50% reduction in energy consumption, transportation emissions, and water use by the year 2030.

Watch OBID member Rand Werrin explain what motivated him to get involved with the 2030 District!

The Oakland Forever Schedule Has Been Revealed!

The results are in!  Oakland Forever unveils its schedule of events!

Thank you for sharing your ideas for Oakland Forever, a fantastic two day celebration of Oakland, its residents and community members, and accomplishments over the last 175 years!

Your input has been vital in the planning process.  The votes have been tallied, each suggestion read, and now,the schedule is posted!  While events are still being added, we invite you to be among the first to see the exciting events planned for Oakland Forever!

Oakland Forever Survey

We want to know what you think will  help to make the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Oakland a success!

Oakland Forever is a community project of the Oakland Task Force that creates opportunities for all who live, work, study and play in Oakland to participate and invest in the enhancement of the Oakland experience. 2014 marks the 175th anniversary of the year when our community was first identified uniquely as “Oakland”!

The overarching goal of the event is to enhance the Oakland experience so that we might build community pride and spirit, and attract future residents, businesses, and investments by showcasing its past, present and future. Oakland Forever 2014 is planned to be a two day celebration of Oakland, its residents and community members, and its amazing accomplishments over the past 175 years.

The event is scheduled for the evening of Friday October 10 and all day Saturday October 11, 2014, and will feature special activities centered around Schenley Plaza and local business districts featuring food, music, activities and access to cultural amenities. Planning is in full swing to identify the activities, and we need your input to help us make final choices.

The survey below is an opportunity to share your vision for Oakland Forever.  We want your input so that we can make this year’s Oakland Forever a terrific celebration of Pittsburgh’s most vibrant neighborhood!

Please click here for the survey!  It will take less than five minutes to complete.

SUNny Day Story Time at the University Store on Fifth

Hop aboard the SUNny Day ‘PIRATE’ Story Time  to welcome Caroline Carlson, author of ‘The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot’

Sunday, July 13, 2014
The University Store on Fifth
4000 Fifth Avenue
Free and Open to the Public

Caroline will read from ‘Magic Marks the Spot’,  teach you how to speak “pirate”  and sign her book.    Enjoy exciting crafts and delicious treats all at The University Store on Fifth. Join the fun!  To learn more, please click here.