Thank you for visiting the Explore Vibrant Pittsburgh guide! This free resource will aid in connecting you to local resources including Black-owned businesses, unique culinary experiences, and can’t miss cultural opportunities throughout the Pittsburgh region. Enjoy!

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Activities, Events & Experiences

City Theatre presents the Hispanic Affinity Night for all community members at the production of Somewhere Over the Border. This event is a celebration of Hispanic culture and community, featuring PMAHCC members Noel Quintana and Hugo Cruz. Join us on September 28th for a night of networking and entertainment, starting at 6:30pm with a chance to connect with Hispanic organizations in your community. Then, at 8:00pm, enjoy the show and experience the talent and passion of these incredible performers. Don’t forget to use the code PMAHCC when purchasing your tickets at We can’t wait to see you there!

(Other dates and times of performance are available at the link below)

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ...


Location: 1300 Bingham St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

“The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation and UC Entertainment present  the Pittsburgh Hispanic Heritage Festival, a celebration of culture, empowerment, and unity at Pittsburgh’s first city-wide Hispanic Heritage Festival! This festive day consists of the Farruko Concert at PPG Paints Arena, a Community Festival, and a celebration of Roberto Clemente’s 3000th hit (schedule below). Join us for this special day that promises an unforgettable day filled with festivities, and entertainment that promises to draw national attention while showcasing our city’s rich cultural fabric.”


Location: Various locations of event are in the link above

This event is sponsored by Duquesne Light Co.

Get ready for POGOH‘s End of Summer Roll Up! We’re celebrating the end of a great summer season with our annual community day event. We will have FREE coffee and donuts in the morning alongside fitness classes, a community bike ride, FREE massages, live music by NASH.V.ILL, food for purchase from Veggies N’at & Naka Endzone BBQ, and more!

Be sure to RSVP and sign up for a fitness class or group ride! Everyone who registers will receive a ticket for a FREE frozen treat from Sandy’s Boo Delights while supplies last.

This event is organized by POGOH’s 2023 Community Ambassadors and partners:

  • Bike Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club
  • Ruach Bicycling Club
  • Steel Rite Rollers
  • Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Program (PUMP)



Location: Westinghouse Park – 7051 Thomas Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

We are planning an international parade and festival to celebrate the rich heritage of the different nationalities who call Pittsburgh home, whether new to the area or living here for generations. Our goal is to uplift the nations that make Pittsburgh home, not individual organizations. We believe our city is richer when we value and celebrate each other’s heritage! And having you there will be a great step in achieving that goal.

Planning committees involved: Allegheny Health Network, AHINSA, Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh, Hello Neighbor, Immigrant Services and Connections, Jewish Family and Community Services, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation, Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Strong Women-Strong Girls, University Center for International Studies (UCIS at Pitt), Visit Pittsburgh, World Affairs Council


Location: 24 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Annual expo to connect women and girls to culturally relevant health care, education, and address barriers in the healthcare system. Expo is from 8:30am – 3 pm.

Black Women and Girls' Health Expo


Location: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

We are a Pittsburgh-based non-profit connecting people to the benefits of getting outdoors. Since 2001, our team of Outdoor Educators and Volunteer Trip Leaders have guided people of all ages and stages to hike, bike, run, paddle, geocache, and more.

We believe that together we can remove the barriers that stop people from connecting to the outdoors. A lack of access to equipment shouldn’t prevent people from exploring our three rivers by kayak. A lack of instruction shouldn’t prevent students from learning to bike for the first time. A lack of community shouldn’t prevent women and minority runners from joining the race.

We serve the communities of Western Pennsylvania from children to young adults to seniors, individuals to families, and preschool classrooms to college programs to corporate teams. We focus on equity when we plan our programs. We evaluate and plan to support participants’ access to green space, transportation needs, culture, skill level, ability, and interests.


Location: 317 E Carson Street # 160, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Arts & Culture

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts center open to all. We are dedicated to the celebration of the African American journey and presenting its unique and extraordinary role in the creation of popular culture in America and beyond.


Location: 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15222


Born in 1945, the great playwright spent his first 13 years here with his mother and five siblings, crammed into two rooms (later four). A Jewish family ran a small mom-and-pop store in front, and two Italian brothers repaired shoes and watches next door — Jewish and Italian and Black, the three major groups in the once-multiethnic Hill that turned almost entirely Black after 1968.


Location: 1727 Bedford Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15219

Fine Black Arts Gallery established in 2020, created to serve the severely under-represented BIPOC/LGBTQ+ Artist communities of Pittsburgh.


Location:  440 First Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Hill Dance Academy Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in the Historic Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA. We were founded in 2005 by Ayisha Morgan-Lee, Ed.D. We train students ages 3 – 18 in various styles of concert dance, fitness and nutrition, and leadership skills.

We offer a multitude of rental space for artists, small businesses, and individuals. Spaces include dance studios, conference rooms, event spaces, and artists residency space.


Location: 2900 Bedford Avenue Second Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) is a home for creative experimentation, community dialogue, and collective action rooted in the liberation of Black and queer people.

We welcome our home to all who uplift Black, Indigenous, people of color, and queer voices. We will continue centering historically resilient folks.

Named after 20th century entertainment legends Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn, both natives of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, KST is reflective of the passion that its founders had for the arts. Today, Kelly Strayhorn Theater carries on the legacy of its founders by fostering bold and innovative artistry with a global perspective. KST celebrates diversity in voice, thought, and expression, and upholds a firm commitment to inclusion. Furthermore, KST provides a safe and welcome space for dialogue and artistic expression for all who enter. Kelly Strayhorn Theater has a dynamic footprint in Pittsburgh, with two venues running along Penn Avenue. KST’s Alloy Studios is a cultural hub in the heart of East Liberty, and the historic Kelly Strayhorn Theater is located in the thriving business district. More than 20 years after the founding of the theater, KST continues to use its broad reach to impact the contemporary arts and the community.

Hours are dependent on programming.


Location: 5941 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Culinary, Dining, Food & Beverage

Bistro To Go Catering is our catering company, specializing in creating memorable and extraordinary deliciousness! Using only the highest quality ingredients, our menu items are expertly prepared by our culinary professionals. Whether a grand wedding reception, a gala, an intimate party, a casual picnic, a graduation, a corporate lunch, or a large nonprofit event. No size is too big or small!

Bistro To Go Café Is open Tuesday through Friday for Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch! For over a decade, our chefs have created a variety of fresh sides and hot entrees consisting of hearty cross-cultural comfort foods, healthy favorites, vegetarian/vegan and gluten free selections. Delicious breakfast favorites including our Sugar Pecan French Toast, gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups, and more.


Location: 415 E Ohio Street Pittsburgh PA 15212

The Blackwells invite you to Cafe on the Corner to feed your soul with popular New Orleans Gumbo, BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, greens, yams, mac n’ cheese, grilled turkey reuben, paninis, wraps, hot soups, sweet desserts and more.


Location: 2700 Shadeland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212

We specialize in nostalgic and unique desserts.


Location: 1059 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15222

Con Alma restaurant and jazz bar began on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside in 2019, and since has grown to include a location on Penn Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Inspired by the rich heritage of jazz in Pittsburgh, Con Alma, which means “with soul,” seeks to return jazz to its rightful place at the forefront of the local music scene while providing patrons with some of the best food and drinks the city has to offer.

Both Con Alma locations showcase current Pittsburgh musicians, with occasional touring artists. Live jazz is presented Tuesday through Saturday nights on Ellsworth, Tuesday through Sunday nights, plus Sunday brunch, on Penn.  An inventive yet grounded creativity  informs a kitchen inspired by cuisine from around the world. Chef Josh Ross leads both locations with a fully plant-based menu on Ellsworth and an omnivorous menu showcased on Penn. Plates pair in harmony with house invented cocktails and a meticulously selected wine list featuring varietals from all over the world.


Locations: 613 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15222

5884 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15232

Eminent Hospitality combines an immaculate atmosphere with a hand-crafted menu. We put a fresh spin on the “classic” hospitality scene by working with our clientele to ensure that the eminent touch enhances your ideas and expectations. From the smallest event details to the most beautiful quality ingredients, we aim to go above and beyond your expectations, every time. 

We set the standard for fresh and sustainable cuisine by including locally sourced and organic food items when available all curated by our professionally trained students and staff. 

Whether you’re planning a royal wedding or a company retreat, we have you covered! We pride ourselves on providing a unique catering experience and guarantee that the eminent touch will thoroughly enhance your private or public event, including but not limited to weddings, fundraisers, and private dinner parties. 


Family owned and operated since December 2014. At Leon’s, we take pride in our recipes and quality of dishes. Simple menu with all the traditional dishes! Leon Sr. has been a chef for 30+ years mastering the taste everyone has grown to love and can only get at Leon’s.


Locations: 823 E Warrington Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15210

2282 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa PA 15001


Here at Live Fresh, we believe that consumers have the right to expect healthy options in a market full of fast food, while balancing daily responsibilities and routines. Creating healthy food options creates better communities and is a crucial part of the balance of growth and well-being of our community.


“More than just a place for cigar aficionados to go to enjoy a good puff and relax, or for non-smokers to enjoy conversation, food, and an all-around good time, Noblemen Cigar Lounge is an establishment of brotherhood, nobility and love for the community.” – Noblemen grow their brotherhood into new Penn Hills cigar lounge, New Pittsburgh Courier


Location: 9805 Frankstown Road Pittsburgh PA 15235

Roxanne’s Catering is a full-service catering and event planning company, creating custom menus and décor to fit each client’s unique taste and budget. Our goal is to ensure the complete satisfaction of every customer while offering professional and friendly service at affordable rates. Our fresh vibrant presentation embraces many flavors of the world’s cuisines, impressing even the most distinctive palate.  We have worked with local and state level government agencies, non-profits, corporations and currently serve as the preferred vendor for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.


Location: 4124 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Our interest is in growing and supporting a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling. We champion efforts to introduce the joy of cycling to all women, but especially, black women and girls. We are establishing a comfortable place where female cyclist can support, advise, organize meet-ups/rides and promote skill-sharing. We look to share positive images of ladies and their bikes that affirm the truth that black girls do indeed bike! We support bike advocacy, awareness, education and safety in all communities and corners of the world.

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Black girls run? Of course we do. In 2009, Black Girls RUN! was created in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.


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Outdoor Afro celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. The network also connects Black people with our lands, water, and wildlife through outdoor education, recreation, and conservation. Some examples of Outdoor Afro’s year-round activities range from fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening, skiing and more!

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The Ruach Bicycle Club focuses on science, technology, engineering, art, math, and bikes. Club members will learn bike science, health, mechanics and how to disassemble and reassemble bikes. This will build confidence and help nurture problem solving skills along with making science and math relevant for today’s youth.

Our goal is to provide an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind STEM education and biking experience for our youth. Through workshops, mentoring, riding, and hands on STEM programming, our students will experience the ride of their lives.



We are a full service beauty salon! We offer a wide variety of services from wig installs, natural hair care, hair extensions, braids, locs, nail services, pedicures, lash extensions, facials and more!


Location: 720 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Global Human Performance was made to help people improve how their bodies move, feel and look. We aim to improve your life’s performance whether that’s competitive sports, keeping up with the kids, or just looking good for the beach.

We use a scientifically backed training system with methods to help YOU reach peak performance in sports and life. You just need to bring consistency, intensity, and the desire to maximize yourself.


Location: 6901 Lynn Way Pittsburgh PA 15208

At SHAPE Training our goal is to provide every athlete with the opportunity to practice ‘what it takes’ in every moment inside our gym.


Location: 5916 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206

We are a full service Beauty & Wellness Spa located a half a mile from the Waterfront.  We specialize in full service skin care including waxing, facials, massage and an array of cosmetic beauty services.


Location: 1809 West Street Munhall PA 15120


YOGAMOTIF is a creative wellness studio that offers art and yoga classes to youth, pregnant people, and the community at large. We do this work well through mindful, autonomous, and creative-based practices. Whether supporting workplace wellness, pregnant bodies in prenatal yoga, or creative communities in Yoga Paint Party workshops – YOGAMOTIF joyfully prepares each student for life’s labor and the art, inspiration, and babies they might birth.




It is important for us to address the needs of local communities that are lacking resources, knowledge, and accessibility to fresh produce and seedlings. We are shortening the distance between the grower and the produce that reach your table. By helping all growers, local restaurants, backyard gardeners, school gardens and more to access fresh food and fighting against food apartheid!


Location: 123 Beltzhoover Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Steel City Cleaning Solutions, LLC is a commercial cleaning company that provides the the highest quality of professional cleaning services by using the industry’s best practices to ensure safe, effective and efficient services that reduce the spread of illness-causing germs, while delivering a healthy, sanitized and clean environment where people, work, learn and play.


Location: 2015 Centre Avenue Suite 201 Pittsburgh, PA 15219