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File #: 2018-0101    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 2/6/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/6/2018 Final action: 2/6/2018
Enactment date: 2/6/2018 Enactment #: 36
Effective date: 2/6/2018    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, February 1 to Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2018, to be Northside Mardi Gras Celebration in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris, All Members

WHEREAS, the third annual Northside Mardi Gras Celebration will feature 40 restaurants, pubs and businesses offering live entertainment and New Orleans and other Pre-Lenten inspired food and drink specials during Pittsburgh's only neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras celebration from Thursday, February 1 to Fat Tuesday, February 13; and,

WHEREAS, the traditional Fat Tuesday Party is slated for Tuesday, February 13 at the Allegheny Elks Lodge (400 Cedar Avenue) with music by Dixie Doc and the Pittsburgh Dixieland All Stars, and the handing over the Mardi Gras crown from 2017 King Randy Gilson (creator and owner of the famed Randyland) to the nationally celebrated jazz vocalist, Northside's own Etta Cox. Admission is $10 and doors open at 7 p.m.; and,

WHEREAS, the celebration officially kicks off at the Grand Hall at the Priory (614 Pressley Street) on Thursday, February 1 from 6-9 p.m. with live music, international cuisine, and dancing to celebrate Northside's sister neighborhoods in Port au Prince Haiti. This year's celebration also serves as a benefit for the Pittsburgh and Los Angeles-based Haiti relief organization Work, which is dedicated to helping Haitians out of poverty through good and dignified employment. Tickets are $20 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Work; and,

WHEREAS, this year's participants reflect the cultural diversity and range of Northside businesses:

3E Studios
Allegheny City Brewing
Allegheny Elks Lodge #339
A'Pizza Badamo
Arnold's Tea
Atria's Restaurant
Bear Dog Bicycles
Bier's Pub
Cafe on the Corner
Chateau Cafe & Cakery
City Books
City of Asylum
El Burro
The Farmer's Daughter
Johnny Angel's Ginchy Stuff and Music Museum
Kitchen of Grace
Legends of the North Shore
The Modern Caf?
Monks' Bar at the Priory
The New Hazlett Theater
The Park House
Pear and the Pickle
Penn Brewery
Priory Fine Pastries
Priory Hotel
Rivers Casino
Scratch Food & Beverage
Threadbare Cider and Mead
Tom Friday's Market
War Stre...

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