Steel City Celebrates Burgh Day

Published On March 14, 2016 | By Mackenzie Sugrue | Community
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200-logoHappy Birthday, dear Pittsburgh! The masterminds behind great local events like PGH ABIDES are back at it again to help you celebrate our unique city at their bicentennial shindig.

Host Alexi Morrissey and the Pittsburgh Abides crew is bringing a new and interactive birthday party for the city to celebrate its 200 years. Party goers will get a chance to fully immerse themselves in the culture that is Pittsburgh from the food to the landmarks. You can take a visual trip to Mount Washington or downtown, all in the comfort of Spirit Hall.

Michael Fornataro

Photo cred: Michael Fornataro

Once there, guests will be given name tags and titles connected to something Pittsburgh related. Names can reference anyone from Pittsburgh celebrities like Andy Warhol, Andrew Carnegie, and Naomi Sims, or the everyday schoolteacher, bus driver, mill worker or Google employee. From there, the future is yours. Together, you will decide bus schedules, street closings, and what’s going down in your neighborhood.

Pittsburgh-Black-and-WhiteOf course, that is not all this celebration has to offer. You can be sure to keep a lookout for some fun games like a Whiskey Rebellion Obstacle Course, show off your Pittsburgh knowledge with some Steel City trivia, and get to play your own part in Steelers’ history by reenacting the Immaculate Reception. Partiers can also take a trip to the future with a fortune telling by Nebby Nana. Explore significant Pittsburgh historical relics and write a message to the future of the city.

12669572_967128010038101_6575742115732780018_nNot to mention, installations by Orgone Archive, Alternate Histories, and Projectile Objectives will be on display, and you definitely won’t want to miss them. (Some appearances are in store, as well.)

You can also check out and chat with Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtime Band, as well as James Hart and Carrie Battle of the Harlan Twins.

A party like this only happens once every 200 years, so don’t miss out. Burgh Day goes down on Friday, March 18 and tickets are $5. Come out and share your Hometown Pride.

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