The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy cordially invites you to enjoy good food and lively tunes at Harvest Celebration. Please join us for a strolling dinner featuring unique preparations of plants being grown in the From Slavery To Freedom Garden by local chefs.


Harvest Celebration

Friday, September 15, 2017
6:30 - 10PM
It's a party: leave your tie at home
Frick Environmental Center | 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Online registration is now closed for this event. Please contact Sophie Gage at or 412.682.7275 x205 to inquire about ticket sales.


Harvest Celebration is an effort to raise funds to support Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy education programs. At the heart of the event is our celebration of the first plantings being done in the Frick Environmental Center's From Slavery to Freedom Garden. This beautifully curated planting space is an extension of the From Slavery to Freedom Exhibit at the Heinz History Center. The garden highlights plants that sustained black Americans as they made their way North seeking sovereignty. The garden will soon be open to the public and programs that center around the garden and its plantings will be carried out by Parks Conservancy educators.


We thank these renowned local chefs for generously donating their time.
Chef Claude Pierre | Executive Chef, Savoy
Chef Bill Fuller | Corporate Chef, Big Burrito Restaurant Group
Chef Chaz Smith | Chef/Owner, The Culinary Artist Private Chef Services + Collaborator, Juneteenth at Conflict Kitchen
Chef Sugar Elisa Brown & Chef Christina Decker | Chef/Owner, Thyme - A Modern Cookery
Chef Amanda Sougouna | Chef/Owner, Le Petit Chocolat and Café