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New for 2022 | What's New in Pittsburgh

Update your itineraries and make plans for your next visit. Here's everything new in the city to add to your list.

Alta Via Pizzeria

Alta Via Pizzeria (AVP) in East Liberty is the newest dining hot spot in Pittsburgh, serving up a modern take on Italian cooking in a casual environment. Pick from two styles of pizza topped with a unique variety of savory ingredients, along with salads, sandwiches and simple dishes with a focus on seasonal vegetables. Order from the walk-up window, pick up takeout or dine-in at the traditional dining room, AVP patio or full-service bar.

August Wilson: The Writer's Landscape

Get a glimpse inside the life and works of August Wilson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, at August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape. The permanent exhibition, housed inside the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), is the first-ever permanent exhibit dedicated to the extraordinary playwright. The exhibit takes a deep dive into Wilson’s life, from his early days in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to his home office and the influential people he interacted with, while also shining a spotlight on his award-winning work.

Monet in Bloom | Phipps Conservatory

Experience the brilliant work of impressionist painter Claude Monet at Monet in Bloom, the 2022 Summer Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Phipps reimagines Monet’s art through the flora that inspired it, including famous pieces like “Water Lilies,” “The Saint-Lazare Station” and “The Woman in Green.” The exhibit offers breathtaking views both day and night! Monet in Bloom runs through Sept. 25.

Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman | Heinz History Center

The newest exhibit to the Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh's John Kane tells the remarkable story of a hardworking, blue-collar laborer's transformation into a world-renowned painter at age 67. The interactive new exhibit lets you walk through a Kane painting to understand his process, view a recreated boxcar that informed his style and view 37 original works of Kane in an immersive experience. Pittsburgh's John Kane runs May 21, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023.

Coven Brewing

Pittsburgh was named one of the Best Craft Beer Cities by Fodor’s Travel in 2021, and the list of excellent craft beer offerings continues to grow. COVEN Brewing opened in the Lawrenceville neighborhood in April and focuses on hop-forward New England IPA and saison styles. Grab a draft of thoughtfully-crafted beers including Borrowed Nostalgia, a cafe beer with vanilla and notes of chocolate and honey, and more on their always-rotating tap list.

Inner Groove Brewing

New this May, Verona-based Inner Groove Brewing opened a new taproom in the Allentown neighborhood. Built in the minds of two husband and wife teams, Inner Groove perfectly pairs hand-crafted beers with iconic tunes on vinyl. The new taproom features a 1,100-square-foot, winterized beer garden, plus the same fun, music-filled atmosphere loyal customers have come to love.

GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World | Carnegie Science Center

Strum away with the world’s most popular musical instrument at GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World at the Carnegie Science Center. This touring exhibition, free with general admission, showcases more than 100 acoustic, electric, historical and unusual guitars. GUITAR also explore the science of sound and music through 15 hands-on interactives packed with STEAM-based elements. The exhibition runs through Oct. 30.

Bombs Away | Sandcastle Waterpark

Get ready for free-falling thrills this summer at Sandcastle Waterpark. Step into an enclosed launch capsule, where a disappearing floor will propel riders at 26-feet per second through an inverted loop and down 300 feet of soaking, splashing fun. Add in a refreshed Boardwalk and new food and beverage options, and it's easy to see why Sandcastle is the place to be this summer.

World of Oceans | National Aviary

Meet waterbirds from penguins to flamingos at World of Oceans, the newest habitat experience at the National Aviary. Dive in to exciting daily programs, meet a new feathered friend and explore interactive play spaces, including one area where underwater creatures respond to your movements. World of Oceans opens May 28, 2022.

Hidden Cinema Pittsburgh

Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but if you look up during the weekends Downtown, you might see the projector showing the latest film for Hidden Cinema Pittsburgh. Credited as Pittsburgh's first rooftop cinema, it takes place on the rooftop of 245 4th Ave, moviegoers can lounge in single and duo deck chairs as they enjoy showings of everything from Mad Max to Monty Python. Showings run weekends through Sept. 10.

On the Horizon | Coming Soon to Pittsburgh

A preview of what's next in Pittsburgh. Check back for groundbreaking announcements, new developments, upgrades and improvements, major event news and everything else coming soon to the city.

Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Downtown neighborhood will soon have a new hotel property, as Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton, will open its doors in June. Joinery Hotel, a 185-room boutique hotel, will feature a lobby full of refreshments, a library, board games, records and bikes to rent. The property also boasts 800 square feet of meeting and event spaces, as well as a 10th-floor terrace and a brand-new dining concept, T&E Diner (opening June 28).

Moonshot Museum

Commencing final countdown. Moonshot Museum is a history-making attraction that exemplifies Pittsburgh’s renaissance as a technology hub. Partnered with Astrobotic, Pittsburgh’s space company, Moonshot Museum will be the first space museum in the state. Going beyond artifacts, the museum focuses on breaking down barriers, letting the public interact with aerospace workers and see real spacecraft being built. Moonshot Museum will open in Oct. 2022.

Pop District

The Andy Warhol Museum announced a major expansion project that will see the museum grow into six blocks of the North Shore, transforming the space into what they’re calling the Pop District. In 2024, construction begins on a multi-level venue which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and will be available for corporate events. Additional components of this $60 million upgrade include development of a workforce development program, murals and classroom space to train artists of the future.

National Senior Games

SportsPITTSBURGH is excited welcome the National Senior Games back to the City of Champions in the summer of 2023. Thousands of athletes, family members and fans are expected for the Games, a 20-sport competition for men and women aged 50 and over, and the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. Pittsburgh last hosted the National Senior Games in 2005. 

Steelers Hall of Honor Museum

Heinz Field will soon have a new reason to visit year-round. The Steelers Hall of Honor Museum (slated for a fall 2022 open) will feature interactive exhibits featuring the Steelers’ top players, coaches and personnel, as well as highlighting great moments in Steelers’ history.

Tom's Watch Bar

All sports, all the time. That's the promise of Tom's Watch Bar, coming to the NorthSide this fall. Watch the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins along with college, professional and international sporting events on a stadium-sized screen surrounded by hundreds more in a 360°viewing experience. All of this pairs nicely with the bar's expansive beer and food menu.

Sally Ann's

A new and inviting restaurant is opening May 2022 Downtown. Sally Ann's is set to be an all-day eatery for the city, opening early with a coffee bar, serving up hearty sandwiches and vegan fare for lunch and having happy hour specials featuring local brewers. The menu is from the mind of James Beard-nominated Jamilka Borges, who will be Sally Ann's executive chef.

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