Whew, what a weekend.
Thousands packed Downtown for the Delta Foundation’s Equality March — the largest Pride march in Pittsburgh history, per the Post-Gazette. In addition, the People’s Pride Parade led by SisTers also took to the streets yesterday with a focus on black trans women.
Also this weekend, the Three Rivers Arts Festival kicked off with a massive artist market, live music, and festival fare — and it didn’t rain (for once). But someone stole thousands of dollars of artwork from the festival grounds overnight, including from beloved Pittsburgh photographer Dave DiCello, KDKA-TV reported.
As DiCello said on Twitter, “Sh*t happens.” He urged Pittsburghers to come to the festival and support other artists who had works stolen.
In other news…
The pool at the lieutenant governor’s mansion is open to the public for the first time. Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman said his wife, Gisele, is fielding requests from nonprofits, summer camps, and organizations that “wouldn’t typically have access” to a swimming pool. (WTAE)
ScareHouse is moving to a new location. Known for its terrifying attractions, the haunted house is moving from its Etna space after 12 seasons. It will reopen in fall 2020, but if you need your fear fix before then, The Basement will move into a new permanent home this fall with exact details to be announced. (Facebook)
Have you spotted the Kindness Zone signs around town? Some Pittsburghers were wondering how much the signs cost, suggesting that the city should focus on firefighters’ contracts and pothole repairs. The mayor’s office said the city used existing materials to create the signs — “basically there was no cost” — and it was meant as a way to spread good will. (KDKA-TV)
Make your summer plans with this guide to “everything you should absolutely do this summer in Pittsburgh.” There’s everything from the Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride to a canoe trip to a goat festival. (Thrillist)
🌟 Congrats to Incline members Donna L. and Ed S., winners of free tickets to the Forward Cities National Conference this week! Hope you have a blast, and we’d love to hear what you learn. Want to support The Incline and get a shot at our next great giveaway? Check out our new membership plan.
Imagine a commercial for Pittsburgh. What would our catchphrase be? We turned to our Facebook friends for a quick brainstorm and sketched some of our favorites.
Based on your Instagram comments, we think it may be worth starting a petition to officially make our city’s slogan “Big world, small Pittsburgh.” Would you sign it?
Here are some of our other favorite snappy slogans for the Steel City:
And here’s one more we can all agree on:
Have a catchphrase perfect for Pittsburgh? Join the conversation on Facebook.
🤖 Now through June 17: Who’s shaping Pittsburgh’s tech scene? Highlight their work by nominating them for our Who’s Next award. Nominations are due by 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17.
🍎 June 26: Celebrate The Incline’s Who’s Next: Education class, 19 up-and-comers preparing Pittsburgh for the future, at a happy hour in their honor (Downtown)
Check out this 1960s photo of the 82-Lincoln transit route. The century-old route was once one of the city’s busiest, carrying 10 million riders a year in the 1940s.
This photo was taken at the corner of Centre Avenue and Craig Street, and wow, the differences are huge.
And now after that journey into the past, head into the future of your week. We’ll see you back here tomorrow.