Pittsburgh sees most occasions in a single weekend because the coronavirus pandemic started – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On a fine day in the Pittsburgh area, COVID-19 restrictions are a thing of the past. There were many events for people to choose from as they tried to leave the house they were stuck in for the past 15 months.
Art, earth and activism were on the agenda for a busy weekend in Pittsburgh.
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“The city can celebrate in a way. It’s kind of a coming-out party for the city per se, ”said Ronda Zegarelli, incumbent president of Pittsburgh Earth Day. “The weather is wonderful and there is so much going on.”
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“How can we eat a more plant-based diet, how can we recycle, how can we educate people that only small changes every day lead to a collective change in behavior,” said Zegarelli.
As we marched through town, there was a bright depiction of Pittsburgh’s first collaboration between multiple LGBTQ + organizations joining forces for Pride Month.
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“I wanted to put something together because the community went through so much during the pandemic that many people are struggling with depression and anxiety,” said Dalen Michael. “We definitely wanted to put something together personally.”
They believe there has been an attack on the transgender community since several states passed or were considering laws against transgender sports.
“We’re here to say that trans men are men and trans women are women. And should be treated like that, ”said Michael. “I think there needs to be national recognition of gender identity and the treatment of people as they identify themselves.”
And for nine more days there is the option to attend the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Point State Park. It happens throughout the cultural quarter with food, over 150 artists and live music.
“It’s amazing to get a sense of normalcy back, I don’t want to say we still have Covid but something is getting closer to that,” said Niki Kennedy. “It is great.”
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Visitors and organizers said it was great to bring the city back to life. And they expect it to continue over the course of the summer.