Jim McGinley remembers how the World War II soldiers stepped when he first marched in the Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade with his dad 25 years ago. “They were marching like they just came back in the ’40s,” he said. Now, McGinley is one of the volunteers that makes the annual parade — in its 109th year — happen. It’s one of three events in Lawrenceville, Oakland and the Strip District on Monday honoring those who have died while serving in the military. We’ve rounded up the need-to-know details for you, so you can plan your day off tomorrow.
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Several city streets will be car-free for Pittsburghers to bike, walk and explore neighborhoods. Come to shop at local businesses, join yoga, dance and fitness workshops, have brunch and more. The new route goes from Market Square, east on Forbes Avenue, over the Birmingham Bridge, west on East Carson Street to the Tenth Street Bridge and through the Armstrong Tunnels back to Market Square.
Where: Market Square, Uptown and South Side
When: May 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How much: Free
KayaFest is an annual street festival that turns Smallman Street into a Caribbean-style block party with food, drinks and live music.
Where: Kaya at 2000 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: May 28, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
More than 60 groups — from military color guard to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts — are participating in the 109th parade. After, head to a ceremony in the Allegheny Cemetery at the Soldiers Memorial.
Where: Butler Street (Lawrenceville)
When: May 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Join Baron Batch for a "collaborative painting experience," where he'll "show guests the tools ... The Hideout lends individuals the freedom to express their growing creativity," per its event listing. Heavy appetizers from Chef Steve Morehouse and drinks provided, with some proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Where: The Hideout at 201 North Braddock Ave., Room 311 (Point Breeze)
When: May 30, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $55
Each Wednesday, practice Vinyasa Flow yoga on the pods. RSVP for the 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. class: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Mt. Washington View Point
When: May 31, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested cash donation
Free(!) admission includes access to a full-day of "art, tech, workshops, talks, performances, awards, parties and opportunities to experience the newest trends in creativity and innovation," according to CREATE! Head to the innovation salon from noon to 5 p.m., an ideafest from 1 to 5 p.m., and a creative industry party ($50) at 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: August Wilson Center at 980 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: June 1, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $0 to $50
The family-friendly Garfield Night Market turns five this year. Head over for art, clothes, food and jewelry and live music from the band Insides.
Where: 113 N. Pacific Ave. (Garfield)
When: June 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free