PARK(ing) DAY – even more fun!

Polish Hill is hosting four temporary parks today, in recognition of National Park(ing) Day. We are enjoying all of the visits to our park. Above is Terry Doloughty, visiting with some friends and relaxing in our peaceful little park. PHCA’s Community Bread Oven park has a bus stop right in front and provides free WiFi! See the little bread oven? No, it isn’t a working oven, but we have hopes of bringing a real community oven to Polish Hill. We will, in fact, be having a fundraiser for the Community Bread Oven project on November 13 at Gooski’s (Remember the date! November 13, November 13…) Stay tuned for details. Also, a late addition to the Park(ing) Day extravaganza is an award for the best little park! Don’t forget to cast your vote on the Parking Day Pittsburgh site!

Also joining the Park(ing) Day fun was our good neighbor, Paulette Still-Khouri. She had a small park set up almost right across from the PHCA office, on Brereton St. Look at this lovely oasis in the city!

Absolutely gorgeous job Paulette. The details were really nice and warm, especially on this chilly fall day!

Also on the Park(ing) Day tour is Lili Coffee*Shop. Their space is blocked out and they will be working on having it ready at 5PM. Music and a cook out are in store for visitors. Also, part of the Park(ing) Day caravan is the Air Stream trailer, parked down the street from the coffee shop. Rumor has it that the trailer will house an art exhibit for the evening. See below for some details, because Lili is one of the after-party spots. So make your way down and enjoy some fresh brew and live music.

There are a ton of images from the parks tour. Many thanks to Mark Knobil, Myra Falisz and Terry Doloughty for clicking away at all of the good stuff on Brereton and Dobson Streets today. Enjoy the slide show and make sure to scroll down and get the details about the after party and voting for your favorite parks!


Vote for your favorite PARK(ing) Space!
Visit Parking Day Pittsburgh, and vote for your favorite spaces! Winners will be revealed October 1st and awards will be made at the GEEK Art/Green Innovators (GAGI) Festival happening April 1 & 2, 2011. More about GAGI.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
After Party Extravaganza, 5 – 7 pm
5941 Penn Ave, 15206 in East Liberty
Get your kicks at Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s PARK(ing) Day After Party Extravaganza! Eat, drink, and play games with Obscure Games Pittsburgh outside and in the theater. If you feel the spirit move, then move with the sweet sound of music that fills the theater. Put the breaks on life and enjoy yourself and the company of others at KST!

Over the Bar (OTB) Bicycle Café
Late Night Extravaganza, 5 pm – 12 am
2518 East Carson Street, 15203 in South Side
Join the folks at OTB and check out their Reduced, Reused and Recycled Bike-Friendly Pedestrian Park. The park will feature creative installations, interactive Bikerators (bicycle-powered generators) from Kova Enterprises, and more! From 5 pm to 12 am, OTB will be offering the Bike Pittsburgh burger, The Bicycle Advocate, for $5 and East End Brewing’s Pedal Pale Ale for $3.

Lili Coffee*Shop
Late Night Caffeine Extravaganza, 5- 10 pm
Lili Coffee*Shop, 3138 Dobson Street, 15219 in Polish Hill
Join Lili Coffee*Shop at their PARK(ing) Day celebration lasting until 10pm! Park yourself, not your car, at 3138 Dobson Street, home of Lili Coffee Shop, Copacetic Comics Company and Mind Cure Records in the heart of Polish Hill. This location will be the one day/night campsite of The Caravan Collective and Lili’s ’67 Safari and featuring musical performances, grub, drinks, art and crazytalk.