SAVE THE DATE – Lawrenceville Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner is BACK!

The Lawrenceville Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner, founded by the Boys of Lawrenceville in 2004, marks its return on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Teamster’s Temple in Lawrenceville. This unique event will benefit the Bernard Dog Run community initiative, aimed at building an off-leash dog park for the residents of Lawrenceville.

The Bernard Dog Run community initiative started in 2008 with the sole mission of establishing a community-based, off-leash dog park that is well-maintained, safe and enjoyable for the dogs and dog owners of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. The initiative, supported by Lawrenceville United, Councilman Patrick Dowd and the City of Pittsburgh, is continuing its momentum as all clearances and approvals have been secured; now, raising funds to cover construction and maintenance costs remains as the final step in launching this much-needed community asset.

The community initiative was named in honor of the late Jay Bernard, a Lawrenceville resident, businessman and abandoned dog advocate. Mr. Bernard pioneered neighborhood involvement in Lawrenceville, serving as a catalyst for community activities including Art All Night, the Joy of Cookies Tour and the Lawrenceville House Tour. He founded The Boys of Lawrenceville, a benevolent organization of gay men in Lawrenceville, and created its Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner fund-raiser to benefit local families and organizations.

The dinner was last held on October 5, 2007, just short of five months after Mr. Bernard passed from his battle with stomach cancer.

On Friday, March 2, 2012, the Lawrenceville Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner returns after a more than four-year hiatus to serve as the major annual fund-raiser for the Bernard Dog Run community initiative. The event will be held at the Teamster’s Temple at 4701 Butler Street from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and the evening will include entertainment, silent auctions and traditional Italian music for more than 750 guests.


Volunteers Needed in the Areas of Food Prep/Service, Beverage Service, Ticket Table, Silent Auction and Event Set Up/Break Down.

Click Here to Sign Up as a Volunteer!


Ticket information coming soon.


Interested in Donating to the Lawrenceville Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner? Email today!


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