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State awards $100,000 grant for Schenley Park restoration

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.

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 while parents bought food from the surrounding food trucks to celebrate Eid al-Fitr — a holiday marki...

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

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

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 with some free outdoor events. Typical summer events — like the Independence Day celebration ...

Survivors, supporters race for the cure in Schenley

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)

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 Race for the Cure, an annual 5K run that raises money and awareness for breast cancer. Baker, a ...

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

Photo by Alexis Kennell

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 2016: A May Day Brass Barbecue featured 12 bands and 150 performers at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilio...

Leading the way

Leading the way

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

August 19, 2014

Senior Hilary Boxheimer is a key runner this season. 



By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

September 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 31: The Pitt Panthers cross country team runs in the Duquesne Duals in Schenley Park on August 31, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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