Monday, June 24, 2013

Kids’ Science Day at Wingfield Pines

Allegheny Land Trust invites you to get outside for a fun summer day of science for kids! Join us as we learn about water and the creatures that live in and around it at Wingfield Pines.
The event is FREE and will include a presentation by Verna McGinley of Creative Environmental Education featuring live animals and a short nature walk. All are welcome! Recommended ages 4 & up. Note: The presentation will be outdoors so plan accordingly!

Location: Wingfield Pines Conservation Area (1550 Mayview Rd. Upper St Clair – across from rec center)
Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Cost: FREE

Questions? Contact Shannon at ALT at 412-741-2750 or email  Allegheny Land Trust

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Monday, June 17, 2013


Summer is here and you won’t believe how many things there are to do, see, and enjoy around Pittsburgh and Allegheny County….without needing to spend a dime! To make things easy for you, Living Pittsburgh has  put together a handy-dandy  “Free Summer Fun Guide” filled with some of Living’s FREE fun picks for this summer in the ‘Burgh.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mellon Square 2013 Summer Concert Series

Enjoy live performances by local Pittsburgh bands at Mellon Square in Downtown Pittsburgh on Thursdays this summer. Concerts are FREE and start at noon, so stop by the square with your lunch and enjoy the outdoors and some live entertainment to break up your day. Please visit the City of Pittsburgh website later for the full lineup (will be listed shortly). Concerts run from June 14 through August 23, 2013.

For more info call 412-255-2493. Inclement weather may cause concert cancellations. In the event of concert cancellations, a recorded message will play on the concert hotline (412-255-2493) and a message will appear at the top of their website page.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Free Swimming Lessons at Allegheny County Pools

The Allegheny County Parks Department offers free swimming lessons that are conducted at the pools in Boyce, North, Settlers Cabin and South parks from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. The classes are open to children ages five and older. Pre-registration is not required.

Classes for individuals with last names beginning with “A” through “K” will be on Tuesdays, and casses for individuals with last names beginning with “L” through “Z” will be on Thursdays.

For questions or additional information visit the county website for park phone numbers.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Friday at the Three Rivers Art Festival


There are lots of interesting events at the Festival, especially this Friday. Who could resist World Music Day and Food Truck Day?

Colombian performer, composer, songwriter and musical producer Jontre will perform Friday, June 14 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Dollar Bank Stage and
                                       6:30 pm - 7:15 pm | Dollar Bank Stage

Food Truck Fridays feature some of Pittsburgh’s most popular food trucks coming together to add great flavor to our celebration of the arts. These independent local businesses include Bella Christiez, BRGR, Dozen, Franktuary, Oh My Grille, and Zum Zum.

                12:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Penn Ave Extension near Stanwix

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mini Golf at Schenley Park

Play a round of mini-golf at Schenly Park’s ice skating rink! The rink itself has been transformed into a fun mini-golf course which happens to be very affordable – only $4 for adults and $3 for kids.

The course is open June 14 through August 25, 2013, Tuesday through Friday from 4-9pm, Saturday & Sunday from 1-9pm.

Schenley Park Skating Rink
1 Overlook Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

(412) 422-6523

For additional information, call 412-422-6523 or visit the Mini Golf site

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch at Mellon Park

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch presents free classical music this summer for all to enjoy.Concerts will be held every Sunday from June 16 until August 11, 2013. Each starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends around noon.

All concerts will be held in Mellon Park, located at Fifth and Shady Avenues in the Point Breeze/Shadyside area of Pittsburgh.

The Bagel Factory is on site for food purchases, or bring your own packed brunch. (No alcohol.)

Current list of performers:
June 16-The Pittsburgh Philharmonic
June 23-River City Brass
June 30-Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra
July 9-Allegheny Brass Band
July 14-Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh
July 21-West Hills Symphonic Band
July 28-Cello Fury
August 4-Cincopation
August 11-East Winds Symphonic Band

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 7 – 16 is a celebration of the arts at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, and there’s a special spirit of collaboration in the air. We thank these events for their cooperation in making these ten days unforgettable. Join us all in celebrating the vitality of our city.

There are great events planned throughout these ten days, including Pittsburgh Pirates home games in PNC Park and a bridge party on the Warhol Bridge on Friday, June 14th!

The event website has lots of helpful information to help you plan your visit.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Dad’s are always more than welcome at the Pittsburgh Zoo, but on Father’s Day all dads receive free admission when accompanied by a child. Dad, come out and enjoy the animals and some great summer weather with the family, for free!

Location: 7340 Butler St., Pittsburgh PA
Sunday, June 16, 2013
9:30am – 4:30pm
Regular Fees:
Adult -$14, Seniors - $13, Children (2-13) - $12, Children under 24 mos – Free
Parking: Free

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

RiverLights at The Point



The transformation of Point State Park is complete and will be celebrated with a dedication ceremony, musical entertainment and a special lighting installation throughout the park. Attendees will see the fountain turned back on for the first time since it was shut off for reconstruction in April 2009.

The reopening celebration, called “RiveLlights at The Point,” commemorates the conclusion of the $35 million renovation of Point State Park overseen by DCNR. Riverlights at The Point is free, open to the public and coincides with the first night of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Find out more about the festivities at the RiverLights site
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

 A production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Festival features 240 jazz musicians performing 72 hours of jazz, R&B, and blues in the heart of the Cultural District. Local restaurants, coffee shops, and galleries will host a free Jazz Crawl on Friday evening and three outdoor stages will feature emerging and renowned national and international musicians on Saturday and Sunday.
Performances from Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller, Pat Martino, Eddie Palmieri and others highlight this 3rd annual Festival, presented in cooperation with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Pittsburgh Glass Center - Consciousness


Come see this exhibit before it closes! 
Korean-born artist Eunsuh Choi gives viewers a chance to identify their own dreams with her portrayal of the human need to progress to remembrance in this new exhibition of flameworked glass. She said, “We will try every possible approach towards achieving a certain goal. Although there is much attention and sensitivity towards the things that make us as humans very different from one another, there is an undeniable connection amidst all of us in that we all desire something better for ourselves."
June 03, 2013 - June 16, 2013

Address: 5472 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm; Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 10 am – 4 pm

Phone: (412) 365-2145
Go to the Pittsburgh Glass Center link for more information
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pittsburgh Spray Parks

The City of Pittsburgh now boasts FOUR spray parks for the kiddos to cool down at during the warm summer months. Parks are FREE to visit and you don't need swimming skills to enjoy them. From the tiniest toddler to a pre-teen adventurer, and even those using wheelchairs, folks of all ages and abilities enjoy the Parks as movement sensors cause sprayers to magically turn on and off.

Spray parks are normally open 9:00 a.m.  - 8:00 p.m. every day.

Mellon Park – Shadyside
Adjacent to Mellon Park Tennis Center on Fifth Ave at the intersection of Beechwood Blvd
Troy Hill Spray Park – Northside
Next to the ballfield on Goettman Street – Troy Hill

Vanucci Playground – Beechview
At the end of the 1200 block of Orangewood Avenue
East Hills Park – East Hills
East Hills ParkWilner Drive  

For more information, visit the City of Pittsburgh website or call 412-255-2539.
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