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Release Date: Wednesday, December 30th 2009

First Night Pittsburgh Road Closures

Ring in 2010 at the city's biggest New Year's Eve celebration, First Night Pittsburgh!

Enjoy over 100 exhibitions and performances including a grand First Night parade and fireworks. Kids both young and young at heart will delight in the festivities which take place at nearly 50 locations throughout the Cultural District starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. There's dance, music, comedy, hands-on activities, theater, visual arts, a gallery crawl, a parade and of course, fireworks! Headlining the Highmark stage will be Average White Band, one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. All-access First Night buttons are available for $8 at participating Giant Eagle locations, the Box Office and online. Please see information about First Night Road Closures below. For additional information, visit

Road Closures:

All requested Street Closings listed below to begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 and reopen at 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 unless stated otherwise:

Penn Avenue from Stanwix Street up until, but not including, Tenth Street.

Fifth Avenue/CLO Way from entrance of the Highmark Garage to Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Sixth Street from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne WILL REMAIN OPEN with the exception of from 8:15-8:45 p.m. to allow parade to return to the staging area.

The parking garage on Penn at 6th Street will remain open until 5 p.m. we must have police staffed barricade on Penn Avenue from 10 a.m. – Midnight to allow garage lease holders to enter and exit through the closed section of Penn Avenue.

- Seventh Street from Liberty Avenue to the entrance of Theater Square Parking Garage.

- Seventh Street Bridge from Ft. Duquesne Blvd to Isabella Street.

- Eighth Street from Liberty Avenue (Tito Way) to parking lot entrances near Penn Avenue.

- Ninth Street from Liberty Avenue to entrance of 9th Street Parking Garage near Penn Avenue.

- Penn Avenue Extension from Stanwix Street to corner of Grass Triangle

- All alleys leading into the foot print.

- The alley that runs between Penn Avenue and Liberty Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets will be closed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 3 for equipment.

The alley located next to 709 Penn Avenue, which runs parallel to Seventh Street and Eighth Street needs to remain open for access to parking lots from Fort Duquesne Boulevard (Parking lot located behind Tambellini’s Restaurant on Seventh Street and parking lot located off of Eighth Street.)

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