Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sharpen up those ice blades, Pittsburgh. The Penguins Pond is back!

The new Highmark Stadium in Station Square will be home to Pittsburgh‘s pro soccer team, the Riverhounds, starting next spring. But, for now, ice-skating fans have the chance to break it in until Jan. 13 as part of the popular public outdoor-skating extravaganza.

The rink opened Dec. 14. Admission is $7 per person.
The public can skate at Penguins Pond from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 3 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 to 7 p.m. Sundays.
The Pond will be open New Year‘s Day.

Read more:
Penguins Pond

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Storytime Around the City

Take a break from holiday errands and take your child to Storytime. Go to the library branch in your neighborhood or plan a stop while doing errands.

Library storytimes offer a wonderful opportunity for your child to begin a life-long love of reading. 

There are free storytimes all around the city, so they are as plentiful as they are educational!  Go to the Carnegie Library’s main website and then click on the branch's link for all the specifics!




For more information

Carnegie Library

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Skate with Santa at Schenley Park



  Create memories while skating with Santa at Schenley Park Ice Rink. Enjoy great music and refreshments while you skate with the big guy himself!



Location: Schenley Ice Skating Rink, 1 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (Schenley Park – Oakland)
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Time: 1:30pm until 3:30pm
Cost: Adult admission is $4.00, youth (17 and under) is $3.00, and seniors are $3.00. Skate rental is $2.50.


For more information about Schenley Park or living in Pittsburgh, click on the links below

City of Pittsburgh
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

 

MAKESHOP Program


10:00am - 4:00pm, December 15, 2012




Make a unique light fixture for a nightlight. Purchase a light socket kit in our Museum Store, then make a fixture for it in MAKESHOP. Light socket sets cost $5 and can be purchased at any time. Please check in with a MAKESHOP Teaching Artist before opening your package. 
Part of Let It Glow! Light up your season with a month-long celebration of all things that glitter and glow at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh throughout December.

 

 

Click here for more information

 

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Magic Laser Show

 Experience the magic of the holiday season with a little science at this magical holiday laser show that's perfect for the whole family.
The Carnegie Science Center show features traditional holiday tunes from across generations to contemporary artists performing their personal favorites, this matinee laser show is guaranteed to be a hit with all ages.

Songs include selections from The Nutcracker as well as popular songs sung by Andy Williams and Bing Crosby:


Cost: $2 members | $8 non-members

Schedule:
Dec 14: 3-4pm, 7-8pm
Dec 15: 1-2pm, 3-4pm, 7-8pm
Dec 16: 1-2pm, 3-4pm

Location: 1 Allegheny Avenue  Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Note: This is not the Carnegie Museum location)
Click here for more information
Carnegie Science Center

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Light up Night in Sewickley

Friday, November 30, 2012
From 5 until 9 pm. 





Stroll the streets of the Village while enjoying food from street vendors, free horse drawn carriage rides, and live holiday entertainment on two stages from No Bad JuJu, Dancing Queen and many local dance groups.  Local stores and restaurants will be open for shopping and dining.  The lighting of the village to start at 6:30pm and will be followed by a fireworks show.  There will also be free carriage rides and free parking.


For more information



Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Brown Bag Concert at Pittsburgh Opera

Location: 2425 Liberty Avenue, in the Strip District
Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Doors open at 11:30)
Cost: FREE

This one-hour concerts features our Resident Artists in the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters in the Strip. Bring a friend and bring your lunch!   The concert features holiday music old and new, and there will be goodie bags and activities for the kids.

The Pittsburgh Opera garage is available only for handicapped parking and a reservation is necessary. PARKING RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 PM FRIDAY, December 7. Click here to reserve a handicapped parking spot for the December 8 Brown Bag.

For more information:

Pittsburgh Opera
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Monday, November 19, 2012

It’s not just about Turkeys.

Let someone else monitor the pop-up on your turkey and bring friends and family to Pittsburgh’s National Aviary.

Check out these discounts!

Tot Tuesdays – 1/2 Off Admission for Kids Five and Under: Children five years and younger receive half priced admission with a paying adult on Tuesdays. Enjoy a special story time and activities just for little ones. Tuesdays at 10:15 am and 12 pm. Presented in part by Today’s WISH 99.7.

Senior Days - $2 Off Admission for Seniors on Wednesdays: Seniors 60 years and older receive $2 off General Admission price on Wednesdays. Presented by BNY Mellon and WJAS 1320am.

Active duty military - Active duty military receive FREE General Admission to the National Aviary every day!

National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235



For more information:

National Aviary 
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Nutcracker Holiday Party



Free Family-Friendly Open House!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
12-3 p.m.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Studios, 2900 Liberty Ave
.

Unleash the magic of the holidays with a festive, family-friendly open house at the PBT Studios. Dance The Nutcracker with PBT School instructors, view performances from the production, enjoy Nutcracker sweets and bring along your camera for a photo with characters from this beloved holiday tradition. Bring to life your own visions of Sugarplum Fairies, Nutcracker Princes, and other colorful characters with crafts courtesy of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Special guest Radio Disney will kick off the event with holiday hits, prizes and games!
In the spirit of the holidays, PBT encourages attendees to bring a food item to donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. All who donate will be entered into a drawing for a Nutcracker gift basket featuring tickets to the production.

This event is free and open to the public.

Visit the PBT website for more information.


Friday, November 9, 2012

2012 Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade

Location: Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 10:30 am start time


The Veterans Day parade in Downtown Pittsburgh is FREE to attend!  
The parade begins on Grant Street & Liberty Avenue, proceeds down Liberty Avenue to Stanwix Street, down Boulevard of the Allies to Commonwealth Place. 
 
This information is made possible by the generous support of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Please support their programs.



For more information

Allegheny County Website

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

         


Event: 52nd Annual Light Up Night & First Holiday Saturday
Location: Various locations throughout Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: Friday, November 16 through Saturday, November 17, 2012
Times: 5-10pm Friday, noon-8pm Sunday
Cost: Free


Free and open to the public, this is Pittsburgh’s official kick-off of the Holiday season. For up to the minute Light Up Night – Light Up Weekend goings-on, please visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's website. Enjoy lots of live performances on multiple stages, the Bridge Party over the Allegheny River, the ceremonial lighting of six trees, an all new stage show – Celebrate Santa, and, of course, a grand fireworks finale.

This information is made possible by the generous support of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Please support their programs.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Allegheny Observatory Tours

 
Event: Allegheny Observatory Night ToursLocation: Allegheny Observatory, 159 Riverview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214Date: Friday October 26. This is the last tour until spring (Tours are Friday nights, April 1st through November 1st and on Thursday nights, May through August.)Time: 8 pm until approximately 10 pm
Tours of this working research facility begin with a short slide or film presentation and continue with a walking tour that ends at the 13″ Fitz-Clark refractor telescope.  If it’s a clear night, you’ll see whatever celestial objects are within the telescope’s range.  Tours are free but reservations are required.  Call 412-321-2400 between 1:00 and 5:00 Monday through Friday to reserve your spot.  Tours are more adult oriented, however children aged 7 and older may attend.

For more information, click here
For directions, click here.


Friday, October 19, 2012


You can check out more than books at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!

Whether you're new to the city or have lived here for ages, check the Carnegie Library's website for activities at the location closest to you. You'll find a wide array of activities for youngsters and adults.  See below for just two examples:


 
Pre-K Storytime at the Squirrel Hill location on Mondays at 1:00 PM
Children get up and get moving at the Library with stories, songs, and silly fun  hat is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand imaginations, and arouse curiosity.
  

Recommended for children age 3-5 with their parents and caregivers.

Location: Squirrel Hill - Children's Room  
Contact: 412-422-9651


Wise Walk at Woods Run on Mondays at 9:30AM
This program is geared toward adults 50+. Participants will receive a pedometer  and a t-shirt. Walkers walk the neighborhood and record the number of steps they take each week.  During inclement weather, walks are inside.

Presented by: Woods Run Staff
Sponsor: This program brought to you by the Allegheny County Library Association
in partnership with AARP and the Highmark PALS (People Able to Lend Support)

Contact: the
Woods Run branch for more information. 
Registration is required for this event.You can register by phone or by filling in the on-line form.

Oliver Miller Homestead Children’s Harvest Festival

On July 4, 1772, Oliver Miller purchased a tract of land on Catfish Run from Silas Dackster and settled on this site. He first built a log home in the wilderness. Today, the site is open to the public for self-guided tours every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from the beginning of May until the second Sunday in December with the last admission at 4 p.m.

Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about the family and the area history, demonstrate crafts, and answer questions.  

At the Harvest Festival, children can try their hands at various frontier crafts. Bring your cameras for pictures of your children in frontier dress.

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012  
Event time: 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Special Event admission: $2.00
Location: South Park, approximately ½ hour south of Pittsburgh

Oliver Miller Homestead

Thursday, October 18, 2012


  Lawrenceville Artists' Studio Tour

Visit artists in their studios. Many will be demonstrating their craft and all are eager to answer questions. This year there are 17 artists on the self-guided tour. Studios throughout the neighborhood include painting, fiber arts, photography, stained glass, mixed media, bookmaking, soap making, pottery and  sculpture. This is a free, family-friendly event.


Date: Saturday, October 20
TIme: 10AM to 6PM
Questions?  412-683-6488




Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Stop by the 22nd Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival this weekend!  The festival will be held Friday through Sunday September 7-8-9, 2012 at Riverplex at 1000 Sandcastle Drive in West Homestead.

The weekend’s activities will include Irish food and drink, games, music, dance and special activities for the little ones.  The Irish dog area will feature dogs native to Ireland and the Irish Marketplace will offer shopping booths with a vast array of Irish items for sale. See demonstrations of unique skills passed along from generation to generation and try your hand at making a piece of Irish art to take home.  Looking for lost family members?  A Genealogy Pavilion will have information on how to research for family tree and members of Pittsburgh’s Irish organizations will be on hand with information about their services and activities.

Hours:
Friday, September 7 (4 pm - 12 midnight)
Saturday, September 8 (11 am - 12 midnight)
Sunday, September 9 (9 am - 6 pm)

Tickets:
$10 Adults In Advance
$12 Adults at the Gate
$8 Seniors (over 60)
$8 Student with I.D.
$5 Public Safety/Military (retired or active) with I.D.
Children 12 and Under - Free!
$3 "Happy Hour" Admission - Friday from 4 pm - 6 pm
$5 Admission Friday from 6 pm - 8 pm with College I.D.

Visit the Festival Website for more information.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Antique German Autos & Parade in Deutschtown

Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood will celebrate its heritage with an Antique German Auto Display and a German Parade on Saturday, September 8.  Following the show and parade, a luncheon and celebration will be held at Teutonia Mannerchor.  

 
 
 
9:30 - 10:30:
Antique German and Classic Auto Display
Allegheny Commons East – Union Ave and East Ohio Street
Antique Volkswagens, Porsches, Mercedes and others will be parked around the historic commons, currently being restored to its Victorian elegance as Pittsburgh’s first park. View the autos and talk with their owners as they wait for the beginning of the third Annual German parade through Deutschtown.  Free and open to the public.

11:00 - 11:30:
The Parade will start at Allegheny commons East along East Ohio Street, turning left at Madison Avenue, right on Phineas Street and ending at the corner of Phineas and Chestnut Streets. The parade will include antique autos and dignitaries representing various German, Austrian and Swiss organizations, folk dance groups and singing societies. There will be short performances, free souvenir flags and a treat for the children.

12:00 - 1:30:
A Luncheon and Celebration at Teutonia Mannerchor, 857 Phineas Street, will include the recognition of a living person of German speaking heritage and a historic citizen of that heritage. The public is invited; tickets are available for $15 in advance at Teutonia Mannerchor and Priory Fine Pastries, 528 East Ohio Street.  Tickets will also be sold at the door for $18.

For additional information, call Ed Graf at 412-414-1020.
 
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Shakespeare in the Park

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park opens its fall season this weekend with a production of The Tempest in Frick Park.  Magic, adventure, comedy, revenge, love – The Tempest has something for everyone! These FREE outdoor productions use the park environment as background and encourage the audience to become a part of the action.  Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket and be prepared for whatever the weather may bring.  Very little stops this intrepid theater troupe!

The production will continue at a different city park every weekend in September.  All shows are at 2pm, Saturdays and Sundays.  Dates and locations are:

September 1, 2: Frick Park,
Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill

September 8, 9: Arsenal Park,
39th St & Butler St, Lawrenceville

September 15, 16: Allegheny Commons West Park,
W. North Ave & Brighton Rd, North Side

September 22, 23: Frick Park,
Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill

For additional information, please visit the Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park website.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Doo Dah Days in Lawrenceville

The Lawrenceville Historical Society and the AlleghenyCemetery Historical Association will host Doo Dah Days at the Allegheny Cemetery on Saturday, July 14.  This annual event celebrates the life and music of Stephen Foster and remembers the pleasures of pre-industrial Pittsburgh, a time when most of the present city was largely rural and sparsely settled. The festival’s music and activities bring back the simpler time of the mid-1800’s, when river boats were a common scene along the Allegheny River.

The festival will feature four folk bands specializing in the music of Stephen Foster’s era, performing throughout the day.  Foster is one of the most influential song writers in American history.  Among his most popular songs are Oh! Susanna, De Campton Races, Swannee River, My Old Kentucky Home, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair and Beautiful Dreamer.

Free hourly Trolley Tours will offer interesting facts about Allegheny Cemetery, the sixth oldest rural cemetery in the United States, and will pass by Stephen Foster's gravesite, as well at that of his wife Jane. The day will also offer costumed re-enactors, food vendors and outdoor activities for the whole family.

Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
Saturday, July 14, 2012
11am until 4pm
FREE

Parking will be available behind the Teamsters Temple across the street from the cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance.

For more information, visit the Doo Dah Days Website.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mt. Lebanon's Earth Day Celebration

Mt. Lebanon’s 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Mt. Lebanon Park is expected to be their best yet.  Join in on Saturday, April 28 from 10am until 2pm for an array of fun and educational events.  This free environmental fair will include over 50 displays and vendors. Along with many regional and township non-profits offering information and demonstrations on saving energy and conserving resources, there will be live music, great food, a farmers market, the I Made It! art and crafts market, kids activities, and much, much more.

Stop by to learn how to raise your own chickens, power your iPod with an energy bike, tie-dye a shirt or check out the newest in electric vehicles.  The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be in attendance, collecting reusable grocery bags for the Tote BagProject.  Bring along your extra bags, along with items to be recycled.  Check out the Mt. Lebanon Earth Day website for details. 

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day with Pittsburgh Citiparks

Spend a day outdoors celebrating nature at the free Citiparks Earth Day Celebration sponsored by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and 91.3fm WYEP.  The 151-acre Frick Woods Nature Reserve offers an extensive trail system and an impressive array of habitats filled with Pennsylvania’s native plants.  The perfect setting in which to enjoy numerous family friendly, nature-oriented walks and workshops, including animals, nature walks, tree planting, eco art activities, music, an invasive plant sweep, and more.

Free Shuttle Service!
Shuttle buses will pick up passengers at three locations:
      Liberty Elementary School (Shadyside)
      Faison Elementary School (Homewood)
      Greenfield Elementary School
See the Citiparks website for shuttle schedules.

Pittsburgh’s 2012 Earth Day Celebration
Frick Environmental Center
2005 Beechwood Boulevard in Squirrel Hil
Saturday, April 21, 2012
11:30am – 4:00pm

For more information, call 412-422-6538.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chili with the Works

Vote for your favorite local chili at the 3rd Annual 2012 Spring Arts & Chili Festival at the South Side Works on Saturday, April 14.  Dozens of area restaurants will offer up samples of their chili from 2-8pm in hopes of being named Best in the ‘Burgh!  Enjoy chili samples, a children’s area, live music on two stages, sidewalk sales, and more.  Between tastings, visit the I Made It!Market, with over 50 vendors showcasing local arts and crafts.  After the chili, stay for a street party from 8-11pm.

Attendance is free. Chili tastings are 4 for $5, 8 for $8, and 12 for $11. $1 off all packages with a college ID.  In case of rain, the festival will be rescheduled for May 12th.

South Side Works
27th & Sidney Streets, South Side

Get more details here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Art in the City April 3-12


Stop by the City-County Building downtown for ArtWORKS, an exhibit of art and crafts by our talented city employees.  The exhibit, featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media and crafts, is free to the public and will be open weekdays 8am–5pm from April 2nd through 12th.  An opening reception will be held April 3rd from 5:30-8 pm.

Find out more at the Citiparks website or call 412-665-3665.

Monday, March 19, 2012

31st Latin American and Caribbean Festival

A Pittsburgh tradition since 1979, the 31st Latin American and Caribbean Festival will be held Saturday, March 31 at the William Pitt Union, Oakland.  The festival is a free cultural event, attracting thousands of individuals from a multicultural community.

Visitors will find booths offering the authentic cuisine of Peru, Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica.  Enjoy local and international musicians, traditional dance, handmade arts and crafts, and children’s activities.  Among the over 30 organizations present will be many local language and service groups with a Latin American and Caribbean emphasis.  Learn to speak Portuguese, or where to go to Tango in Pittsburgh!

Saturday, March 31, 2012
noon until midnight
Free and open to the public

William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland
For more information, visit the Festival website.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Register Now for the 2012 Great Race!

Registration is open for the 35th running of the Great Race, set for Sunday, September 30, 2012.  The Great Race, established in 1977 as a 10K race by the late Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, has grown to include a 5K run/walk, running clinic, two-day exposition and children’s race.

The Great Race is largest 10K race in Pennsylvania and the 10th largest in the nation.  The increasingly popular 5K run/walk option makes it accessible to individuals of all ages and athletic abilities.

A new fee structure for 2012 encourages runners and walkers to register early and bring a friend.  Now through July 31, registration is $25 per person or $40 for two.  Registration will go up to $30 per person on August 1st.

Visit the GreatRace website to learn more about the race and race related activities, including volunteer opportunities, the Great Race Expo,  the Running Clinic and the Junior Great Race.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Flock to the National Aviary!

Did you know that the National Aviary is located right here on Pittsburgh’s North Side? 
The Aviary features over 600 birds from around the world and offers a variety of educational, outreach and scouting programs, for students from preschool through adult.  Visitors can feed the birds, frolic with flamingos, penguins, owls or parrots, enjoy a show featuring rare and unusual birds in flight, or visit the aviary hospital to see the latest in avian medical care. Many other special events and lectures are scheduled throughout the year.

Tot Tuesdays are a special time for little bird watchers.  Children five years and younger get free admission with a paying adult and can enjoy a special story time and activity just for them.
 
An accredited institution within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The National Aviary participates in the AZA Species Survival Plan, helping to ensure the survival of selected wildlife species through breeding and maintenance of a healthy, self-sustaining population, as well as a variety of other conservation activities, including research, public education, and field projects.  You can learn more about these programs on their website and during your visit.

The Aviary is a fully accessible, one-floor facility featuring both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Its one-level layout is stroller and wheelchair friendly, so that all nature lovers can get close to and interact with the birds.

The National Aviary is open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  General admission is $13, $11 for children and $12 for seniors 60 and over.  Children 5 and under are admitted free on Tuesdays and senior admission is half price on Wednesdays.  Additional charges apply for some shows and encounters.

For more information, check out the National Aviary website.

National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Home & Garden Show

The Duquesne Light Home and Garden Show is the largest home event in Pennsylvania.  More than nine acres of home and garden products and services will fill the Pittsburgh Convention Center from March 2-11.  Area homeowners can see what's new, shop nearly 1600 exhibits and get advice from thousands of helpful experts.

Among this year’s offerings are:

The Special Exhibit:  Diana, The People's Princess, featuring film, photos, personal objects and displays explaining Diana's journey from childhood to Royal Princess.

A Synthetic Ice Rink made of durable plastic instead of water. Show visitors of all ages are encouraged to lace up their skates (bring your own or borrow a pair at the rink), glide out onto our 2,000 square foot surface, and see for themselves that synthetic ice is just like the real thing, all year round!

A Gluten-Free Zone offering a broad selection of quality foods, experts on Celiac and gluten problems and valuable year-round resources.

The Crawford Grill will present live jazz at the show, with students from Pittsburgh's CAPA School providing nightly entertainment. The River View Café is among more than a dozen dining options at the Show, ranging from a quick bite to a sit-down meal.

Admission includes all Show features and exhibits:  $10 for adults, Children ages 6-12: $4, Under 6: FREE.  Park at Heinz Field on the North Side for $6 - FREE continuous shuttles to the show.
 
March 2-11
Pittsburgh Convention Center
Downtown Pittsburgh
More information at the Home & Garden Show website.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Free Pancakes for National Pancake Day

Visit one of Pittsburgh’s two IHOP Restaurants on National Pancake Day, Tuesday February 28, to receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes.  In return, guests will be encouraged to make a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million to support charities in local communities.

Trouble remembering appointments?  Order a Celebrity Wake-Up Call!  Enter your information at the IHOP website to receive a complimentary National Pancake Day reminder call from your choice of celebrity.

Find more information at the IHOP Pancake Day Website.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SkyWatch Evenings

View globular clusters, nebulas and planets with your own eyes at the Carnegie Science Center.  Visit the Henry Buhl, Jr. Observatory to get an up-close look at amazing celestial objects. The observatory’s 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope offers great detail of the planets and their expert stargazers can explain exactly what you're seeing.

Viewings are held on clear Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting.  Session times vary with the season.  Check the website for current viewing times and call the SkyWatch Hotline on the night of the session for the latest information: 412-237-3327.

Meet on the first floor of the Carnegie Science Center at the designated time. 
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Visitor parking at Carnegie Science Center is $5 per vehicle for non-members. Member parking rates are $3 per vehicle.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

2011 Market Results

Each year, RE/MAX agent Charlene Haislip compiles a Market Results Report for the Pittsburgh area, showing the change in the real estate market as compared to the previous year.  This year’s report indicates a fairly stable market, with little change in overall sales or median values compared to 2010.  A few areas did very well; median sales price increased significantly in Allegheny West, Highland Park, O’Hara Township, Reserve, Spring Hill, Verona and Downtown Pittsburgh.


Any of our agents will be happy to discuss the results with you.  Call 412-521-1000 or visit our website for more information.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Art, Music, Dance, Film, Architecture, FREE!

Four times a year, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust hosts a free “open house” in the Cultural District. The popular Gallery Crawl is the perfect way to enjoy a variety of visuals arts and entertainment, free and open to the public, at galleries and art spaces throughout the Cultural District.

All events take place in galleries and spaces within the Downtown Cultural District, a fourteen-square block area bordered by the Allegheny River on the north, Tenth Street on the east, Stanwix Street on the west, and Liberty Avenue on the south.  The Gallery Crawl is ongoing between 5:30 and 9:00 pm, and visitors may start at any time in any location.

2012 Gallery Crawls are scheduled for four Friday evenings:

         January 27
         April 27
         July 13
         September 28

Find a map of the Cultural District here and for more information, see the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust website.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ice Skating with the Mascots

Winter is here to stay and there’s no better way to celebrate then a trip to Schenley Park Skating Rink.  The rink is open daily throughout the winter and hosts a variety of special sessions such as Thursday Family Night, Adult Only Skating and College ID Discount Sessions.  Rent skates onsite or bring your own and take advantage of the rink’s skate sharpening service.

This Saturday, January 14th, is a special day on the ice, as the rink presents WISH 99.7 Mascot Skate Day.  Take to the ice with a menagerie of favorite Pittsburgh area mascots from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Skating Fee: Adults - $4.00, Youth (17 and under) - $3.00, Senior Citizens - $3.00
Skate Rentals - $2.50
Skate Sharpening - $3.50

The rink is located on Overlook Drive in Schenley Park.  For hours and additional info visit the City of Pittsburgh website or call 412-422-6547.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Toys, Toys, Toys!!

Back in 1974, a group of Pittsburgh parents saw the need for constructive toys for young children along with a safe and welcoming space for them to play.  The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library was born.  Almost 40 years later, the library is still going strong, lending out toys, educating the community about the importance of play and providing a place for young children and their adults to play together.

With the winter months upon us, the Toy Lending Library is a great place to visit with your child.  Play with the many toys, interact with other children and parents, and select a toy to take home until next time.  A change of venue and plenty of space to play is always welcome during these indoor months.  And for those winter birthdays, the Library can also accommodate parties!

An all-volunteer organization, the Library appreciates volunteers and donations.  Find out more by visiting their website.

The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library
5401 Centre Ave, Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 682-4430
pghtll@yahoo.com

Open September-May:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Did You Know…

…that it’s free to ride the T and all PAT buses within the Golden Triangle?

PAT’s Free Fare Zone is intended to reduce boarding delays and promote the use of public transit within Downtown Pittsburgh.  The zone reaches from the Allegheny to the Monongahela River and is bounded by Ross Street, Penn Station and Liberty Avenue at 11th Street.  For bus riders, fares are free within this zone from 4:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.  For riders of the T, Pittsburgh’s subway, fares are free within the zone at all times.  Once you pass outside the zone, regular fares apply.

… that the Port Authority offers an online Trip Planner to get you from here to there?

PAT's Trip Planner allows you to enter a starting point, destination and desired arrival time, plus preferences like maximum walking distance and minimizing transfers.  It will provide a number of travel options, along with total trip time, printable schedules and alternative stops.

… that all PAT routes offer bike racks?

PAT’s bike-friendly vehicles include  bus routes, the T Light Rail System and the Monongahela Incline.  There’s no additional charge for carrying your bike.  Racks accommodate a two wheel non-motorized bicycle with a wheel size of 16 inches or larger.  Learn more about taking your bike here.


 
Learn more about Pittsburgh area public transit at the Port Authority Website.

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