💭 A new catchphrase for Pittsburgh

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💭 A new catchphrase for Pittsburgh

Pride in Pittsburgh.

What Pittsburgh is talking about

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)

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Congratulations are in order

🌟 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.

Which one sounds the most like Pittsburgh?

You said it

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:

  • “Pittsburgh, the Comeback Town.” — Lynn A. Tomasits
  • “Pittsburgh: Get lost here.” — Jeanette Eileen Oliver
  • “Pittsburgh. Yes, we will put fries and Heinz ketchup on that.” — Thomas Wagner

And here’s one more we can all agree on:

  • “Pittsburgh: Home.” — Jennifer Wolber

Have a catchphrase perfect for Pittsburgh? Join the conversation on Facebook.

Let’s get together

🤖 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)

Things to do

Our Partner Events

🔥 June 13: Master your grilling skills this summer with Palate Partners’ Wine & Grilling series where you’ll learn some grilling recipes and tips on successful wine pairings. The June class will focus on seafood. (Lawrenceville)

💪 June 15: Join 50’s Finest honorees Emily Peduto and Rachel Mende at Highmark Stadium for a boot camp and food truck rally to support The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (Station Square)

☀️ June 21: Dance the midsummer night away with all things mystical, while enjoying food and drink from some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. (North Side)

Want to see your event listed here? Hit reply or email [email protected] to chat about a promotional partnership.

Around town


🚣‍♀️ Learn to paddle like a pro in this beginner’s class at Kayak Pittsburgh (North Shore)

🎨 Work on your own creative projects alongside others at The Windmill: An Artist’s Mobile Studio (Oakland)

🖼 Experience art through social games with City of Play at Carnegie Museum of Art (Oakland)


🍯 Pick up some fresh fruits and veggies at the Green Grocer Mobile Farmers Market (Sheraden)

🙏 Practice Tai Chi in this all-levels class (North Side)

🎶 Enjoy free music in Schenley Plaza at lunchtime (Oakland)

🎳 Bring the kiddos for KidsPlay in Market Square (Downtown)

🍎 Do yoga in the middle of an apple orchard at Soergel’s (Franklin Park)


🎵 Remember Anne Frank’s 90th birthday at the Pittsburgh Girls Choir concert “Hope and Remembrance” (Squirrel Hill)

♻️ Recycle better with tips from the city and the DEP (Point Breeze)

🚔 Kayak with cops in this free event for North Side and West End residents (North Shore)


🌳 Learn to ID trees at this walk with Tree Pittsburgh (Edgewood)

🌯 Support the neighborhood’s first ever community food truck round-up (Carrick)


⚡️ Experience “There Is Not an Infinite Space between Two Points,” a video opera with an accompanying exhibition of light boxes, window murals, and paintings (Downtown)

💃 Dance it out at Rihanna Ri-Play Night (Lawrenceville)

🖌 Try your hand at graffiti in this workshop at Carrie Furnaces (Swissvale)

🌤 Check out environment-focused workshops, sip drinks, and eat food truck fare at Frick Park After Dark (Squirrel Hill)

📽 Watch a week of films celebrating queer cinema, from “But I’m a Cheerleader” to “Rafiki,” now through June 20 (Lawrenceville)

One more thing…

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.

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