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Brian, the drummer of local indie rock band Pitter Patter, performs at the Unplugged Oakland Fall Festival in Schenley Park on Saturday.

Unplugged Oakland festival at Flagstaff Hill brings bands to Schenley Park

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer October 22, 2023

Audience members dotting Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park on Saturday night glowed below neon lights while swaying to the sound of local Pittsburgh bands. The Unplugged Initiative, a new organization aiming...

Survivors of the Tree of Life massacre comfort each other at a commemorative ceremony in Schenley Park on Wednesday. The ceremony marked three years after the massacre.

Photos: Tree of Life massacre commemoration

By Clare Sheedy, Assistant Visual Editor October 29, 2021

Wednesday marked three years since the antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, an event which has etched itself into the surrounding community’s...

Schenley Park, pictured, is the closest park to Pitt’s campus, just a five-minute walk from the Cathedral of Learning. The park has hiking and biking trails, disc golf courses and an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter months.

Touch grass: How to get the most out of Pittsburgh’s parks

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer August 19, 2021
Pitt’s urban campus gives students plenty to do around Pittsburgh, but all the concrete, steel and stifling city air can weigh on students’ mental health. Luckily, Pittsburgh offers ample opportunity for its residents to reap the benefits of the outdoors, with 165 parks of varying size.
Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Schenley Park

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Schenley Park

By Nick Suarez, Staff Writer September 25, 2020
In the early days of the outbreak, I suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands. I started to walk and ride my bike into Schenley Park, which is just across a bridge from my house in South Oakland.
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Funding Authority awarded the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy a $100,000 grant to restore parts of Flagstaff Hill, located across from the Phipps Conservatory.

State awards $100,000 grant for Schenley Park restoration

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor September 17, 2019
Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill will soon be getting some TLC, thanks to a state grant.
Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer June 20, 2018

As the sun rose upon Schenley Park on Friday, the park filled with hundreds ready to pray and celebrate. Children played at the petting zoo and three colorful bounce houses, and got their faces painted...

Locals enjoy watching a free movie in the park on Flagstaff Hill in Oakland.
(The Pitt News File Photo)

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor May 23, 2018

Now that college students have finished their finals and high school students are going to prom, the summer season is truly about to begin. The City of Pittsburgh is ready to celebrate the sunny months...

A group of women at the 2018 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure show their support holding a banner stating the event’s motto, “Be Bold. Be 
Fearless. Be More Than Pink.” (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

Survivors, supporters race for the cure in Schenley

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer May 16, 2018

Amber Baker led her team of “Bosom Buddies” through Schenley Park this Mother’s Day with her daughter, Angelina Chertik, who traveled across the state from Philadelphia to attend the Susan G. Komen...

Photo by Alexis Kennell

Schenley Park hosts 3rd annual Pittonkatonk brass music festival and picnic

By Lexi Kennell / Staff Writer May 10, 2016

Performing for a colorful sea of people splayed out on patchwork picnic blankets, national and local brass bands had people dancing and sweating into the night this Saturday. The annual, free Pittonkatonk...

Leading the way

Leading the way

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics August 19, 2014

Senior Hilary Boxheimer is a key runner this season. 

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