Ramp Crawl

May 5
4 p.m.

Pittsburgh has loads of art crawls and pub crawls, a cookie crawl, and even a cat crawl. But did you know that the city is also home to its very own Ramp Crawl?

With its third innovative edition, Oakland is paving the way for a fully accessible community. Providing opportunities for visitors to experience wheelchair accessible establishments in fun new ways, the Ramp Crawl features a wide variety of Oakland dining destinations—from Fuel & Fuddle to Stack’d Burgers & Beer to Redhawk Coffee.

Crawlers will be treated to live multimedia art by world-renowned dancer and choreographer Bill Shannon, who will wow crowds as he performs on crutches and skateboards.

New for 2017 is a digital activity guide and map created by pathVu displaying all locations, accessibility features, streets views, suggested routes, and curb ramps.

Ramp Crawl kicks off in Schenley Plaza with beverages from The Porch and American Sign Language interpretation.

For a $20 donation, crawlers will receive a commemorative t-shirt, drink ticket, activity guide (available in Braille) and gift bag. Proceeds will benefit the Oakland For All–Beyond Accessible program.

For more events, check out 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in May and Top 10 family events in Pittsburgh this May.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.