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.

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

$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.