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

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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Monday, January 2, 2012

Free SAT Practice Tests

SAT Test time is coming again and area high-school students will be busy cramming for the exam.  Practice makes perfect, so College Nannies & Tutors, a company providing customized tutoring services, is offering Free SAT Practice Tests to area high-school students on January 7, January 21, February 11, and February 25, 2012.   The tests will begin at 8:30 am and take approximately 5 hours to complete and score.  To register, call 724-934-3022 no later than the Friday before the test.

7500 Brooktree Road, Suite 117
Wexford, PA 15090

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