Yoga has returned to the Marketplace as one of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership efforts to encourage more people to visit Downtown. Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
Downtown officials hope that closing part of Fort Pitt Boulevard will bring more traffic to the city.
From Monday May 10 through Thursday October 7, two lanes of Fort Duquesne Boulevard along the Allegheny River between Stanwix and 7th Street will be closed to accommodate the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park .
During the Three Rivers Arts Festival, which takes place from June 4th to 13th, two to three live acts are performed daily in the pop-up park on the Riverside Stage and food and refreshments are offered. The venue remains open for performances throughout the summer.
“This is a unique opportunity to create a unique temporary park-like experience that takes advantage of one of Pittsburgh’s most iconic views and was made possible by reduced traffic that is significantly less than ever,” said Richard Hooper, vice president of Marketing & Communications at PDP. “There are also plans to manage the flow of traffic when the volume increases or additional events occur.”
To encourage more people to come downtown, the PDP will continue to beautify and expand the outdoor dining areas, offering yoga in the plaza on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through October 13. Live entertainment will return to the marketplace in late June when the Saturday Night Market revives.
Check the PDP website for new events as they are added.
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