Friday, June 23, 2017

SUMMER FRIDAYS AT THE FRICK


Every Friday from June 23 through September 8, 2017, the Frick will offer an exciting and diverse lineup of entertaining performances, family-friendly activities, wine bars and varied dining options, including dinner at The Café at the Frick, casual food from local food trucks, and the opportunity to picnic on the lush Frick grounds. 

The 12-week, outdoor-focused series features a variety of musical performances, activities for children and families, and other entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes. In addition, the first floor of Clayton, the restored Frick family home, will be open to the public with free admission from 5:00–8:00 p.m. Admission-free performances are held on the North Lawn on the Frick grounds each week beginning at 6:30 p.m. CLICK to find out more about Summer Fridays and other activities.
The entire Frick site is open until 9:00 PM every Friday. In the case of inclement weather, outdoor performances and activities may be cancelled or delayed. 

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Farmers Markets


Farmers market season is here!  Luckily for us, the rural area of Western Pennsylvania provides so many farms, orchards, and producers. 

You can find a farmers market in the greater Pittsburgh area any day of the week! Many have interesting combinations of vendors - the one in my neighborhood has great freshly-made pasta.

Click here for the weekly schedule. 


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Green Market at Phipps starting up


The Phipps market brings together community members, vendors, local artisans and food producers for one of the greenest shopping experiences in town. 

Products include health and beauty supplies; herbs, oils, salts and spices; locally-made craft spirits; upcycled and reclaimed artworks and home décor items; and fresh organic and Certified Naturally Grown foods. You can meet the artisans who produce your goods, explore the outdoor gardens and sustainable plant beds, and empower yourself to make healthy, planet-friendly choices. Click here for a list of vendors as well as info about current and upcoming Phipps exhibits.


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pedal along the Allegheny River with kayaks, paddleboards in Millvale



New crafts have entered Pittsburgh rivers. If you can ride a bike, you can ride these — paddleboards and kayaks powered by pedals. 

The pedal board is a sort of a fusion of a bike, a StairMaster and an elliptical machine. Arturo Pineda advises customers to treat the pedal board just like a bike. 

Tres Rios Sports, at Millvale Riverfront Park, offers solo pedal kayaks and pedal boards ($26/hour) as well as traditional paddleboard rentals. There is one tandem pedal kayak available for $30 per hour. Hours are 10 a.m to 6 p.m Friday through Sunday. The business will be open through the end of August. Click for more information about Tres Rios Sports.



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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


JAZZLIVE JAM SESSIONS 
Friday June 16 thru  Sunday June 18



There's a Jazz Crawl on Friday and sessions are free Saturday until 9 and on Sunday.

There are several different locations and many artists so go to LINK  to get the information you'll need to plan your attendance and buy tickets.



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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hidden Pittsburgh

Discover 31 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Pittsburgh



For example:  Canton Avenue, in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh, is the steepest street in the United States, with a maximum gradient of 37 percent. Though only one-tenth of a mile long, for every 100 feet there is a 37-foot elevation gain. (Although Baldwin Avenue in New Zealand is commonly cited as the world’s steepest street, its gradient is only 35%, but Baldwin’s gradient does continue for longer than Canton’s.)

Check out the interesting spots listed HERE. The next time you have out-of-town guests you can incorporate a few of them in your travels between the more typical places we all show off to visitors. Or you can plan a half-day "tour" for yourself.



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Monday, June 12, 2017

Whispering Pines

Antiques and Artisans Festival June 20 & 21 


Juried Show featuring outstanding Antique Dealers, Fabulous Talented Artisans. 

Live Music, Antique Trucks and Tractors, Tasty Food, Gourmet cupcakes, fudge, kettle corn and more!  
Admission $5.00,  12 and under FREE. Handicap parking available

Click here for directions and info about other events in the area.


    When: June 20th and 21st: Saturday 9-5 Sunday 9-4
  • Location: Whispering Pines Farm
  • Address: 201 Winsome Ln, Cabot, PA 16023
  • 724-568-PINE


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Friday, June 9, 2017


SECOND SATURDAY STUDIOS at the Frick:
Brushes, cotton swabs and popsicle sticks. Find creative ways to paint a masterpiece. 
Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Meet at the Education Center
Bring your creativity to the Frick art studio the second Saturday of every month. Families with children of all ages are invited to explore different and unusual
materials or find fresh new ways to use familiar paper, paint and pencils. Free, drop-in program.

Click here to find out about the July and August activities.


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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Free Admission this Weekend at the Heinz History Center

This is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. How nice to be able to go without paying!

Explore some of the most fascinating exhibits in town free of charge this weekend. The Sen. John Heinz History Center is hosting a Free Admission Weekend Friday through Sunday.


Plein Air Painting Workshop


Join Plein Air painter William Pfahl in painting our city’s urban landscape in this two-hour painting session during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Dianne will demonstrate and explain the materials used and facilitate as participants engage in the activity as well as the steps necessary to paint outdoors using oils on canvas. Free

Age: 12+
Location: Portal Bridge @ Point State Park.
Each participant should bring or consider the following:
Easel, umbrella, hat, 8x10 or larger canvas, Bristle brushes (sizes 2-12), odorless turpentine or water for acrylics, container for this substance (she uses an old coffee can), paper towels, bag for garbage, oil paints (Titanium white, Ultramarine blue, Ivory black, Cerulean blue, Cadmium red light, Cadmium yellow light, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium lemon yellow, Raw sienna, Burnt sienna, Windsor and Newton Liquin or Graham’s alkyd walnut oil. 

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Riverview Park Heritage Day - Saturday


This annual event showcases Riverview Park, an urban oasis just north of Downtown Pittsburgh that is home to the Allegheny Observatory landmark, as well as an extensive network of trails enjoyed by hikers, joggers, and horseback riders alike.

Enjoy a day of FREE adventure and exploration throughout the Heritage Day celebration.

Activities include games, crafts, pony rides, rock wall climbing and mascot appearances. Join in Summer Soul Line Dancing lessons and try the bike rodeo.

Throughout the park grounds, kids unleash their creativity at the Citiparks Roving Art Cart and families tour the Allegheny Observatory to name just a few of the day's many activities.  And everyone enjoys free refreshments!



Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Place: Riverview Park
Info: 412-255-2493



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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Best Places for Kids on Rainy Days 

Pittsburgh has plenty of activities to offer families when it’s nice outdoors, but we all know it won’t be sunny every day in Pittsburgh. Whether you’re a mom, dad, sibling or babysitter, it can be a challenge to keep the kids entertained when outdoors is off limits. 

One of my personal favorites is Wheel Mill - an indoor "park" for mountain and BMX bikes for riders of all experience levels with friendly staff and riders. My 11-yr old grandson loves it! Click here to see the list of interesting places compiled by Pittsburgh Magazine.



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Monday, June 5, 2017

TEN DAYS OF FREE

MUSIC + ART

June 2-11, 2017





Check the Calendar and make your plans to attend the large variety of events, like:

- installations such as Umbrella Sky at left
- artists' market with more than 300         vendors
- opportunities to be actively creative
- a wide range of performing artists







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Friday, June 2, 2017


30 PLACES TO SEE FREE, UNIQUE OR LOW COST MOVIES THIS SUMMER



There will be lovely days for enjoying the outdoors. 
For those gray Pittsburgh days, many theaters around Pittsburgh offer FREE or  LOW COST SUMMER MOVIES!  What could be better?  
Check out the Schedules and Locations






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Thursday, June 1, 2017


All About You! Free Admission Sunday at the Westmoreland Museum

Sunday, June 4
Admission is free the first Sunday of each month thanks to the generous support of UPMC Health Plan. It’s a great day to bring all of your friends and family. During this month’s All About You! Free Admission Sunday, culinary delights will be available for purchase from the Miss Meatball food truck! UPMC Health Plan members also receive a 10% discount in The Westmoreland Museum Shop this day. RSVP



Westmoreland Museum of American Art221 North Main Street
GreensburgPA 15120



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Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Learn about our local built environment through painting!

Re-Imagining Pittsburgh is a painting workshop series led by local artist Ryan Ian McCormick. 

He teaches adult students to repurpose found objects such as receipts, maps, bus passes, etc. as well as acrylic paint to create collages of historical Pittsburgh scenes. Beginners welcome and no drawing skills required! 

Cost of the workshop ($30) includes all supplies, canvases, brushes, and light snacks. If you are 21, you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverage. You are also welcome to bring your own snack. It could be a great date night or friends night out, painting and hearing about the history of our city.

Sat, June 3, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT



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Saturday, May 27, 2017

MEMORIAL DAY AT ALLEGHENY!




One of the oldest parades in the nation, the Allegheny Cemetery & St. Mary Cemetery Association Memorial Day Parade will make its way down Butler Street to end at Allegheny Cemetery, the final resting place of over 12,000 Veterans. Veterans groups and public speakers will be in attendance to honor the memories of all men and women who have served the United States of America. 

FESTIVITIES are to follow the Service! Enjoy music, giveaways and refreshments, and enter to win great prizes as you take in the splendor of Allegheny in the Spring!


Monday, May 29

10 AM to 2:30 PM




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Friday, May 26, 2017

Crafternoon - Sat, May 27 @ 1 pm – 4 pm


Saturday Crafternoons promote project-based learning, hands-on making, experimentation and community engagement for youth ages 5-10 through free DIY workshops with local makers. 

This year, Crafternoons are offering more make-and-take activities, creating new DIY community-focused projects, connecting STEAM learning with craft, and introducing environmental issues to youth. Our goal is to empower youth to be confident makers, foster a love of DIY projects, promote connected learning, and activate an interest in their community and city.



Assemble Pittsburgh: 5125 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh  15224

Find out more about Crafternoons and all other interesting programs at Assemble Pittsburgh


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Thursday, May 25, 2017






Fish for Free Days are a great way for families to "CATCH" the fun of fishing! Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED to fish on all Pennsylvania's waterways on the designated days.

You can also borrow fishing tackle. Click here to find out about locations.



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Carnegie Museum of Natural History Super Science Saturdays
 

Super Science Saturday: The Power of Poison
May 27, 2017
Noon–4 p.m.

Discover how animals use poisons and toxins to protect themselves in nature with special, hands-on activities at Super Science Saturday!

Super Science Saturdays is a free program at Carnegie Museum of Natural History that allows visitors of all ages to explore a special theme through hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts, and more!
Find out more, including topics for Super Saturdays in June and July.



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017




A widely respected journalist and the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House, Ms. Ryan is used to asking important questions of presidents and clashing with press secretaries. She has now rumbled twice with the Trump White House, first during a mid-February press conference when Trump asked Ryan to “set up a meeting” with the Congressional Black Caucus and then in late March, when Press Secretary Spicer ordered her to stop shaking her head as she asked him about the White House’s image amid investigations into its connections with Russia.


Wed, May 24, 7:00 PM - Wed, May 24, 9:00 PM
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213



Pittsburgh's summer festivals provide something for everyone

Whether you’re into Civil War re-enactors, vintage cars, hardcore bands or just pizza, there’s something for you in the lineup of summer festivals.

New this year is the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival in Harmar in July, which replaces the old Pittsburgh Blues Festival.
In other news, after a five-year run, PyroFest, a fireworks festival, has fizzled, and the R.A.N.T.: Rock All Night Tour is pushing back into early September. Go to the link to check out the very complete list of events from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.


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Monday, May 22, 2017




LEARN HOW TO USE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD.

PublicSource reporter Jeffrey Benzing will help you answer:
How safe is my neighborhood?
How clean is my favorite restaurant?
How much do city officials earn?

You'll get help navigating public data, getting information you’re entitled to and learn you how to make your own requests under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know law.