What’s Going on in Pittsburgh this Labor Day Weekend: September 4-7, 2015

It’s Labor Day weekend in the ‘Burgh, it promises to be a hot one and there’s plenty of stuff going on to help us send summer out with a bang :).

 

All Weekend, September 4-7

Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival

The Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest is a five-day event featuring football, ribs, live music, games, rides and the Steelers Experience. See link above for specific times.

Cost: Free admission, but there are charges for food and beverages and select games and activities on the grounds. Also, a ticket is required to enter Heinz Field for the University of Pittsburgh home game. The festival Grounds will be open on game days and can be accessed without a ticket.

Location: Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

$1 Kids Weekend on the Gateway Clipper Fleet (except Friday)

The Gateway Clipper Fleet is offering $1 tickets for kids ages 12 and under to ride Good Ship Lollipop and Evening Sightseeing cruises. Use promo code: KIDS1 to redeem online. One regular adult ticket must be purchased to get deal. See link above for times.

Cost: Kids $1, Adults $20

Location: Gateway Clipper Fleet dock is at Station Square

 

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival (except Friday)

It’s Children’s Weekend at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, which means kids get in for free with a paying adult. In addition to the regular festivities, there will also be special activities like a Prince, Princess and Pirate Costume Contest, the Royal Quest, knighting ceremonies and photos with the King and Queen.

Cost:  Online Ticket Price Adults: $17.45; Box Office Price Adults: $18.95

Location: Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, 112 Renaissance Lane, West Newton, PA 15089

 

Opening Weekend of Robots at the Carnegie Science Center

The Carnegie Science Center presents its newest Omnimax movie, Robots, by National Geographic. From the website: “ROBOTS is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less “humanoid” and more just plain human.” Shows happen throughout the day.

Cost: $7.50/adult member; $5.50/child member; $8.50/adult non-member; $6.50/child non-member

Location: Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Taste of Greece Festival (except Monday)

The Holy Trinity Church in the North Hills is holding its annual Greek Festival with great food, dancing and music.

Times: 11-9pm

Cost: Free to enter, food costs extra

Location: Holy Trinity Church, 985 Providence Boulevard, McCandless Township, PA

 

Last Weekend of Sandcastle

Sandcastle water park’s season comes to an end this weekend.

Times: 11-5pm

Cost: Complicated, so see here

Location: Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15120

 

Also, both Kennywood and Idlewild are open for Labor Day weekend. Maybe something special to do on the long weekend?

 

Pick Your Own Apples at Simmons Farm

Simmons Farm’s pick your own apples season has begun! Always call ahead for availability.

Times: M-Sat 9-5pm, Sun 9-3pm

Location: Simmons Farm, 170 Simmons Rd, McMurray PA 15317

 

Also, Triple B Farms pick-your-own apples has begun.

 

Friday Night, September 4

Unblurred

The Penn Avenue Arts District invites families to its monthly Unblurred event featuring open galleries, refreshments, live music, hands-on activities at Assemble, the Garfield Night Market and more! Aim to be there earlier in the evening for a more family-friendly experience.

Times: 6-10pm

Cost: Free

Location: Penn Avenue Arts District, Garfield

 

First Fridays at the Frick

The Frick Art & Historical Center hosts its monthly summertime outdoor concert featuring Opek performing a tribute to Pittsburgh native, Billy Strayhorn.

Times: 7-10pm

Cost: Suggested donation $5

Location: Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

South Park Summer Concert Series

The South Park Summer Concert Series presents Dancing Queen.

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Park Amphitheater

 

Saturday, September 5

Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot

Home Depot is holding its monthly kids workshop. This month, kids will make a football toss game. All materials and instruction provided and children get to keep their craft, an apron and a pin. Designed for children ages 5 to 12.

Times: 9-12pm

Cost: Free

Location: Participating Home Depot locations

 

South Side Outside Paddle and Music Festival

This event is part family-friendly festival, part standup paddle boarding and trail-based competition highlighting the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Three Rivers Water Trail. Activities include live music, local food vendors, kids yoga and more. See here for more information.

 

Half-Pint Prints at the Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum is hosting its monthly screen-printing activity for young children.

Times: 10-12pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Healthy Eating for Kids at Phipps

Let’s Move Pittsburgh and Phipps is offering a Healthy Eating for Kids program with smart eating and activity tips.

Times: 11-1pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Phipps Conservatory, 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh PA

 

Festival of Combustion at Carrie Furnaces

The Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation presents this family-friendly festival highlighting HOT art-making processes like glass flame-working, ceramics, molten lava, bronze casting and cast iron. There will be hands-on opportunities for kids and adults to create HOT art, live music and food.

Times: 12-5pm

Cost: Basic entry is $15, which includes one hands-on workshop or tour of the Carrie Furnaces. Kids under 18 years are free with accompanying adult. Create your own unique piece of HOT art for $5.

Location: Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 115 West Braddock Avenue, Braddock, PA  15104

 

Photographs with Princesses

The Volunteer Princesses are hosting a photoshoot/fundraiser with your favorite costumed princesses. Funds are being raised to pay the application fee to become a non-profit organization.

Time: 1pm

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Phipps Conservatory, 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh PA

 

Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. Charleston Battery

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer team is playing the Charleston Battery.

Time: 7pm

Cost: Tickets start at $10 with youth discounts available

Location: Highmark Stadium, 510 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

Dark Sky Star Party

The Amateur Astronomers’ Association of Pittsburgh invites the public to enjoy Neptune, Uranus and the Milky Way during the Dark Sky on September 5.

Times: 7:30-1opm

Cost: Free

Location: Mingo Observatory, 1 shelter 10 Road, Finleyville PA 15332 and Wagman Observatory, 225 Kurn Road Tarentum, PA 15084

 

Sunday, September 6

Season Finale of Weather Permitting

The Weather Permitting outdoor concert series is coming to a close with performances by Mathew Tembo, Working Breed and The Beagle Brothers. Food trucks on site, beer available for a donation and children’s activities.

Times: 5-9pm

Cost: Adults $10, Children Free

Location: Shadyside Nursery, 510 Maryland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

Allegheny County Music Festival

The Allegheny County Parks Department is hosting its annual Music Festival featuring Rusted Root with Beauty Slap, J.D. Eicher & The Goodnights and Donora. $20 per car donation requested to benefit children and youth served by Dept. of Human Services.

Times: 5-11pm

Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, Hartwood Acres

 

Monday, September 7

Please note: The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Frick Art & Historical Center are closed today. Six city pools will remain open through Labor Day.

 

Labor Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh hosts one of the largest Labor Day parades in the nation. Parade starts at Liberty at 11th Street and ends at Stanwix Street.

Times: 10-12pm

Cost: Free

 

Have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

What’s Going on in Pittsburgh this Weekend: August 28-30, 2015

Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve written on the blog. THANK YOU to everyone who has been patient with me. I’ve cherished every minute (almost) of this last summer with my kids before my daughter heads off to kindergarten next week. But it’s time to get back to the grind!

So, without further ado, here’s my weekly listing of family-friendly events for the weekend of August 28-30, 2015–the last weekend of summer for some folks, including us!

All Weekend, August 28-30

BikeFest 2015

It’s the last weekend of BikeFest 2015, and it’s jam-packed with cycling-themed events, including the Pedal Pittsburgh Family Ride on Sunday morning, culminating in the Finish Line Festival with live music, refreshments, etc. See this site for detailed information on all upcoming BikeFest events.

 

Friday Night, August 28

#wearePPS Back to School Event

Pittsburgh Public Schools is holding a district-wide back-to-school event at Pittsburgh King with light refreshments, a backpack and school supply giveaway, an informational fair for parents, haircuts and manicures for students, visits with Pittsburgh Steelers Terence Garvin and a variety of other free activities.

Times: 1-6pm

Cost: Free

Location: Pittsburgh King, 50 Montgomery Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

412Build Homewood Community Celebration

412Build is a summer program for youth ages 16 to 19 fostering entrepreneurship, makership, community development and play. This free event celebrates installations that 412Build students created this summer for Homewood’s Bible Center Church. Enjoy a free barbeque, music and lawn games. Please R.S.V.P. here.

Times: 5-8pm

Cost: Free

Location: Homewood KABOOM Playground, 7238 Fleury Way, Pittsburgh PA 15208

 

WYEP Final Fridays at Schenley Plaza

WYEP hosts its Final Fridays outdoor concert at Schenley Plaza. This month’s musical guests are The Apache Relay (7pm) and Son Little (8pm).

Time: Music starts at 7

Cost: Free

Location: Schenley Plaza, Oakland

 

South Park Summer Concert Series

The South Park Summer Concert Series presents the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, performing Eastern European music and dance.

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Park Amphitheater, South Park

 

Last Weekend of Cinema in the Park at Arsenal Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents McFarland, USA (PG) at Arsenal Park.

Time: Sunset

Cost: Free

Location: Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville

 

Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

It’s Renaissance Festival time in Pittsburgh again, which means jousting knights, turkey legs, the royal court, live music, entertainment, games and much more. This weekend is themed “Celtic Fling.”

Times: 10:30-6:30pm

Cost: Adults: $18.95, Children Ages 5-12: $9.00, Children under 5: free with discounts available if you buy online.

Location: Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, 112 Renaissance Lane, West Newton, PA 15089

 

Indiana County Fair

Indiana County is hosting its annual fair. Couldn’t find much on their website, but heard through the grapevine that this is a nice county fair. See link above to browse the website for yourself.

 

Saturday, August 29

Free Science Day at the Carnegie Science Center

Admission is FREE to the Carnegie Science Center thanks to The Jack Buncher Foundation.

Times: 10-7pm

Cost: Free

Location: Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Market House Centennial Celebration

Citiparks is hosting a centennial celebration for the historic South Side Market House with an indoor/outdoor block party with live bands, ethnic foods, health fair, kids corner and more.

Times: 10-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Side Market House, 12th and Bingham Streets, South Side

 

Out of the Darkness Pittsburgh Walk

Family members, friends and community members are invited to walk 3–5 miles to prevent suicide, raise awareness and end the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental disorders. Funds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Times: 10:30-12pm

Cost: Free, though donations are accepted

Location: Highmark Stadium

 

Larimer Festival

Celebrate the neighborhood of Larimer with musical performances, yoga, games, bouncy house, petting zoo, climbing wall and more.

Times: 12-10pm

Cost: Free

Location: Larimer Ave between East Liberty Blvd and Meadow St.

 

Roots: An Outdoor Roots Reggae Family Event

Bayardstown Social Club is hosting a public family-friendly reggae festival with live reggae, Caribbean-inspired face painting and lots of yummy Caribbean food.

Times: Noon (ish) to 6 (ish)

Cost: Adults $10, Kids under 12 Free

Location: Bayardstown Social Club, 3008 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center Opening Celebration

Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center (NK) in the Northside presents its public opening celebration with a range of activities taking place in local vacant lots and the Food City community garden. Activities for the day include a gallery exhibition, walking tour, artist performances and a selection of musical entertainment. Refreshments and food trucks will also be available to the public. This event is free and open to individuals of all ages.

Times: 12-10pm

Cost: Free

Location: Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, 1000 Madison Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

South Oakland Community Day

South Oakland celebrates its annual Community Day with food, music, games and activities for all ages.

Times: 12-7pm

Cost: Free

Location: Dan Marino Field/Frazier Fieldhouse at Frazier St and Dawson St.

 

Kids Comedy Cabaret

This weekend is the second annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and there’s a show just for kids! The Kids Comedy Cabaret begins with a chance for families to create costumes, craft props and dream up characters in “collaboration stations.” The actors will then perform an improv comedy and magic show, and the festivities will culminate with a dance party.

Times: 3-5pm

Cost: Free

Location: Henry Heymann Theater at the University of Pittsburgh, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

Waterfront Summer Block Party

The Waterfront celebrates the end of summer with a block party! There will be a Rock Bottom Biergarten, live music, free kids activities and special offers & giveaways from The Waterfront merchants.

Times: 5-8pm.

Cost: Free to attend, though select activities cost extra.

Location: The Waterfront, 149 West Bridge St., Homestead, 15210

 

Squirrel Hill Night Market

Squirrel Hill debuts its monthly Night Market this weekend with the I Made It! Market, bands, DJs, food trucks, artists, a fire eater and contortionists.

Times: 6-10pm

Cost: Free

Location: Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill

 

Up at Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory

The Allegheny County Parks Department presents Up (PG) at the Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory.

Time: 7:45pm

Cost: Free

Location: Wagman Observatory, Deer Lakes Park

 

Last Weekend of Cinema in the Park at Riverview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Parks presents Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) at Riverview Park.

Times: Sunset

Cost: Free

Location: Riverview Park

 

Last Weekend of Cinema in the Park at Grandview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents McFarland, USA (PG) at Grandview Park.

Time: Sunset

Cost: Free

Location: Grandview Park

 

Sunday, August 30

Please note: The Pedal Pgh Family Ride (mentioned above) is this morning. Also, the Carnegie Science Center will open at 1pm and the National Aviary is closed all day.

 

sue’s run4kids

Support teenagers in the foster care system at sue’s run4kids, a family-friendly 4-mile race, 1-mile kids race and 1- and 2-mile fun runs and walks. There will be pre- and post-race parties at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion with Magician AlMazing, face painting, Volunteer Princesses, music, food, family-friendly games and activities and a raffle. All proceeds support the Lipman Youth Fund at KidsVoice.

Times: 9-12pm

Cost: 4-mile race (all ages): $25, 1-mile kids race: $8, 1- and 2-mile fun runs and walks (ages 11+): $14, 1- and 2-mile fun runs and walks (ages 6-10): $8, Children 5 and under: FREE

Location: Vietnam Veterans Pavilion, Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

 

Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures at Heinz History Center

Nearly 30 professional appraisers will help families learn about the historical significance and monetary value of their heirlooms at this event.

Times: 10-3pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

Red, Ripe and Roasted Festival at Phipps

Celebrate two of my favorite things: tomatoes and garlic at Phipps with cooking demos, a tomato contest, kids’ activities and farmers offering locally grown produce — all to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Bring a bag of fresh produce to donate to the Food Bank and you get free admission to Phipps.

Times: 11-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Front Lawn and Outdoor Garden at Phipps

 

Kids Day with the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates are playing the Colorado Rockies and it’s a Kid’s Day at PNC Park! There will be a family-friendly carnival on Federal Street before the game, kids get a free pitching grip baseball at the gate and (weather permitting) all children can run the bases after the game.

Times: Carnival starts around 11, game start around 1:30pm

Location: PNC Park

 

Ice Cream Geocaching with Venture Outdoors

Venture Outdoors invites families on a geocaching adventure in North Park, followed by an ice cream social. A total of 2-3 miles is typically hiked during this event.

Times: 1-3:30pm

Cost: $18 nonmembers, $12 members, children $8

Location: North Park

 

Weather Permitting Concert Series

Enjoy live outdoor music in a family-friendly setting at Weather Permitting. This week features performances by Red Western and Lone Wolf Club with the following food trucks: Berlin Street Foods, Brassero Grill and Pop Stop. Plus, beer from Rock Bottom is available for donation.

Times: 5-9pm

Cost: Adults $10, Children Free

Location: Shadyside Nursery, 510 Maryland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

Hartwood Acres Summer Concert Series

The Hartwood Acres Summer Concert series presents River City Brass Band.

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, Hartwood Acres

 

Last Weekend of Cinema in the Park at Schenley Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents DisneyNature’s Bears at Schenley Park.

Times: Sunset

Cost: Free

Location: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

 

Have a great weekend!

Summer Siesta + Ideas for Fourth of July Weekend

With Fourth of July upon us and a few family vacations planned for the upcoming weeks, I’m going to take a brief summer siesta from my blog. If you need some ideas for seasonal family-friendly fun, please refer to my recent 2015 Summer in Pittsburgh Family Guide or the Kidsburgh event calendar.

And–because I just can’t resist–I have a few ideas for fun ways to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend in the city:

EQT Three Rivers Regatta

The city’s official Fourth of July celebration, the EQT Three Rivers Regatta, returns for its 38th year. This three-day event generally brings thousands to Point State Park and the North Shore for a celebration of our rivers.

This year, the EQT Three Rivers Regatta will be held from July 3-5. The event includes a number of kid-friendly elements:

  • Colcom Cool Off Kids Zone: Located in Point State Park, the Colcom Cool Off Kids Zone will be offering family-friendly activities each day, including a sandy beach where kids can play and life-sized versions of favorite board games. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will also be leading an “Anything That Floats: Kids Edition” activity where children can create a boat using recycled materials and then test whether it floats. Finally, the Carnegie Science Center will be leading water-themed activities and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will be fitting and distributing free bicycle helmets.
  • “Wheel of Lights” Ferris Wheel: Point State Park will also hold a 90-foot-tall LED lighted gondola ferris wheel with 16 multi-passenger carriages. Tickets are $5 and will be available on site.
  • History Crawl: Festival-goers can pick up a map at the information booth at the entrance of Point State Park and take a self-guided tour of educational and historic places throughout the Regatta’s footprint.
  • Vintage Power Boat Exhibit: Located on the North Shore, the Vintage Power Boat exhibit will display wooden hydroplanes and race boats from the 1920’s to the 1980’s.
  • Lighted Boat Parade: Private boat owners will be decorating their vessels with lights and parading along the rivers at 9:30 p.m. on July 3.
  • EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks: Produced by the international award-winning fireworks company, Pyrotecnico, the EQT Flashes of Freedom fireworks display begins at 9:36pm on July 4.

The EQT Three Rivers Regatta will also include boat races, live musical performances, the I Made It! Market and a BIKE VALET throughout the weekend.

Fourth at the Fort

If you’re down at Point State Park for the Regatta, you might considering paying a visit to the annual Fourth at the Fort event hosted by the Fort Pitt Museum. Held on July 4 at 11 a.m., visitors can help colonial re-enactors, Girl Scouts and elected officials raise an American flag of the same size and star pattern that originally flew over Fort Pitt. The ceremony will also include a singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Throughout the day, the Fort Pitt Museum will offer outdoor living history demonstrations with 18th century re-enactors, including a special fife and drum corps who will play music and show visitors what life was like at Fort Pitt during the American Revolution.

If you want to delve deeper into the historical side of Independence Day, Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historical Village in Avela, PA will be hosting a family-friendly Independence Day Celebration on July 3-4.

DreamOn Festival

Another reason to come Downtown this weekend is the 2015 DreamOn Festival at Market Square from July 3-5. At this annual music and ice cream festival, participants can enjoy 30 flavors of Dream Cream Ice Cream, a dozen vendors and live musical performances by local artists. Also, 5% of proceeds will be donated to support local high school and GED students who are volunteering at the festival.

Heinz Field Independence Day Celebration

Across the Allegheny River, Heinz Field is hosting its annual free 4th of July celebration beginning at 2pm. The event includes concerts, food for purchase and children’s activities like football-themed games and inflatables. Families can also get a great view of the EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks display later in the night.

July 4th Fireworks Blowout at the Carnegie Science Center

The Carnegie Science Center hosts an evening of activities on July 4th, including an Omnimax movie, a live show exploring the science of fire, refreshments and several hours to wander through the exhibits before the fireworks begin. For $39, attendees can participate in all these activities plus get lawn seating for the fireworks display. To see the fireworks from the USS Requin submarine costs an additional $15.

Elliot Extravaganza at the West End Overlook

For a different view of the fireworks, consider heading up to the West End Overlook for the annual free Elliot Extravaganza from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 4. Hosted by the Elliot Community Group, this event features a live band, petting zoo, bounce house, games/prizes, crafts, face painting, a 50/50 raffle and food trucks.

Kids Ride for $1 on the Gateway Clipper Fleet

The Gateway Clipper Fleet is offering $1 tickets for children 12 years and younger to ride a Good Ship Lollipop or an Evening Sightseeing Cruise from July 3-5 using the promo code KIDS1. One adult ticket must be purchased to redeem this deal.

Celebrate America at Kennywood

Feel like avoiding the crowds in the center of the city? Consider visiting Kennywood in West Mifflin for its annual Celebrate America event, running this year from June 30 to July 5. Celebrate America features daily patriotic music, special entertainment and nightly fireworks. Families can save $10 off full-price gate admissions with coupons from participating Giant Eagle locations.

Idlewild in the Laurel Highlands and Cedar Point in Ohio will also be holding fireworks displays on July 4.

4th of July Fireworks at the Big Butler State Fair

This year’s Big Butler State Fair will be held from July 3-11th. On July 4th, there will be a fireworks display and several other special events including 4-H contests, square dancing and Smoker Series tractor pulls.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cleveland Indians

The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing the Cleveland Indians at PNC Park throughout the weekend with a special Kids Day on Sunday afternoon. There will be a family-friendly carnival on Federal Street preceding the 1:35 p.m. game and each child gets a Kids Pirates Inflatable Chair at the gate and the opportunity to run the bases after the game.

FABA Party at Assemble

Finally, if you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten path for this weekend, check out the FABA Party at Assemble in Garfield. Hosted by the Legacy Art Project and Café con Leché, the event celebrates artistic expression across cultures and lives. There will be live music, dance, spoken word, drumming and arts and crafts. This family-friendly event is appropriate for all ages.

As you can see, there are a number of fun events going on this weekend for the holiday. That’s the good news. The bad news? There’s a chance of thunderstorms everyday except Sunday, which should be absolutely gorgeous. What’s new, right?

I hope you have a fabulous Fourth of July weekend, stay dry and I’ll see you back here soon :).

What’s Going on in Pittsburgh this Weekend: June 26-28, 2015

Here’s my weekly listing of family-friendly events in the Pittsburgh region for the weekend of June 26-28. Highlights of this weekend include an Independence Day festival with fireworks in Lawrenceville and the WYEP Summer Music Festival on Saturday and a free admission day at the Children’s Museum and Open Streets Pittsburgh on Sunday.

 

All Weekend, June 26-28

Greek Food Festival in Oakmont

Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church of Oakmont and Verona is holding its annual Greek Food Festival (and I heard it’s a good one!) with authentic Greek food, live music and dancing.

Times: Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 4-11pm, Sunday 2-11pm

Cost: Free admission, food costs extra

Location: 12 Washington Avenue, Oakmont PA

 

Friday Night, June 26

Youth Make: Survivorship

Youth Make is a chance for youth ages 10-15 to create in the Children’s Museum MAKESHOP after-hours. This month youth will be creating projects that could be used if they needed to survive in the wilderness! This is an evening event and is ticketed seperately from regular museum admission. Advance registration is requested and tickets can be purchased online or at the museum. Parents are not required to attend the event with their child.

Times: 5-7pm

Cost: $10 nonmembers, $8 members

Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Carnival of Wishes Fun Fair

The Carnival of Wishes Fun Fair for Make-A-Wish will feature a bounce house, obstacle course, mini manicures, a scavenger hunt, face painting and more. From 6-7pm there will also be a special appearance from Pittsburgh Penguins Mascot, Iceburgh.

Times: 5-9pm

Cost: Free

Location: Finn Chiropractic Office, 179 Scharberry Lane, Mars PA 16046

 

Sensory Play Day and Shopping Event at Learning Express

In support of Autism Speaks, Learning Express Toys is hosting a Sensory Play Day and Shopping Event where kids can try an array of sensory-friendly toys. Staff and volunteers from the Autism Speaks Pittsburgh Chapter will be on site to answer questions. 20% of shopping proceeds will be donated back to Autism Speaks.

Times: 6-9pm

Cost: Free

Location: Learning Express Bakery Square, 172 Bakery Square Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

South Park Summer Concert Series

The South Park Summer Concert series presents Eve 6 with special guest Meeting of Important People.

Times: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Park Amphitheater, South Park

 

The Hundred-Foot Journey at Arsenal Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park is showing The Hundred-Foot Journey at Arsenal Park.

Times: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28

Civil War Reenactment at Hartwood Acres

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Soldiers & Sailors and Allegheny County will host a Civil War reenactment and living history weekend at Hartwood Acres featuring authentic battlefield camps, artillery demonstrations, battle re-enactments, live music, food and more.

Times: Saturday 9-7pm, Sunday 9-3pm

Cost: One-day pass $20 per car, Two-day pass $30 per car

Location: Hartwood Acres

 

Blueberry and Raspberry Weekend at Triple B Farms

Triple B Farms is holding a blueberry pancake breakfast plus pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries and a chance to visit the educational and fun children’s play area known as Pop’s Farmyard.

Times: Blueberry pancake breakfast, pick your own berries 9-12pm and Pop’s Farmyard 11-4pm.

Cost: Free to attend, activities cost extra

Location: Triple B Farms, 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063

 

Saturday, June 27

Hometown-Homegrown at the Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center celebrates the region’s passion for food at Hometown-Homegrown, where families can sample foods from nearly 40 local vendors and watch cooking demos by local celebrity chefs.

Times: 10-3pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222

 

National Living Lab at Phipps

Carnegie Mellon University researchers Dr. Audrey Kittredge and Dr. Anna Fisher will be performing public research on child development in the Phipps’ Tropical Forest Conservatory. Kids can play games and take part in activities that provide valuable scientific information.

Times: 10-3pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Phipps, 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh PA

 

Mini-Factory at the Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is holding its bimonthly, hands-on introduction to installation art designed for children ages 3-5. This week’s theme is SENSES.

Times: 10-11am

Cost: Members free, nonmember $5

Location: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

71st Annual Fireworks Day in Lawrenceville

The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee hosts Lawrenceville’s large annual Independence Day celebration in Arsenal Park with hands-on children’s activities, train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, food, live performances and fireworks.

Times: Activities start at 11am. Fireworks at 9:30pm.

Cost: Free

Location: Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville

 

Smiley’s Birthday Party at the Carnegie Science Center

Eat n’ Park is celebrating Smiley’s birthday at the Carnegie Science Center. Kids can decorate their own Smiley cookie, play games and meet Smiley.

Times: 11-2pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Family Game at WQED

Join WQED for a free Family Game Day in the Fred Rogers Studio. Guests can play traditional games, like Twister, or learn to code and play electronic games. Preregistration is encouraged, as space is limited.

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: WQED, 4802 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, 15213

 

WYEP Summer Music Festival

WYEP is holding its annual free Summer Music Festival with live music, shopping at the I Made It! Market and lots of children’s activities offered by organizations like the Children’s Museum, Mattress Factory, Venture Outdoors, Handmade Arcade, Assemble and City of Learning. There will also be a free bike valet service courtesy of Bike Pittsburgh.

Times: 3-11pm with children’s activities from 3-6pm.

Cost: Free

Location: Schenley Plaza, Oakland

 

Celebrate Pittsburgh Sensory-Friendly Performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents its first sensory-friendly performance designed specifically for individuals with autism spectrum and sensory processing disorders. Open to all ages and abilities, there will be special accommodations for individuals with these disabilities. In addition, there will be special pre-performance educational activities and a resource fair before the show.

Times: 1:15pm pre-performance activities, 2:30pm show starts and run approx. one hour

Cost: $25

Location: Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Summer Block Party at the Waterfront

Join The Waterfront in the Rock Bottom Summer Pop-Up Biergarten for an all-ages night of live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band, games, prizes, activities, an under-the-bridge cookout and special offers and giveaways from The Waterfront merchants.This event is all ages.

Times: 5-9pm

Cost: Free

Location: Waterfront Town Center, 149 West Bridge St., Homestead, PA 15120

 

Sri Lankan Food Festival

The Pittsburgh Buddhist Center presents its Sri Lankan Food Festival where Sri Lankans from our region will come together to present a variety of home-cooked Sri Lankan vegetarian dishes. All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center.

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: Adults $20, Children $5, for a full meal including dessert and tea.

Location: Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, 111 Route 908, Natrona Heights, PA 15065

 

Jam on Walnut

The month’s Jam on Walnut outdoor concert in Shadyside features Chris Higbee and Donora. All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Times: 7-11 pm

Cost: Free, $5 wrist band to purchase be able to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Location: Walnut Street, Shadyside

 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Riverview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park is showing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Riverview Park. Preceded by the Stars of Riverview live jazz concert series.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Riverview Park, Observatory Hill

 

The Hundred-Foot Journey at Grandview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park is showing The Hundred-Foot Journey at Grandview Park.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Grandview Park, Mt. Washington

 

Earth to Echo at Wagman Observatory

Allegheny County Parks is showing Earth to Echo (PG) at Deer Lakes Park.

Time: 8:45pm

Cost: Free

Location: Wagman Observatory, Deer Lakes Park

 

Sunday, June 28

Open Streets Pittsburgh

Families are invited to Open Streets Pittsburgh, where Penn Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Downtown to Lawrenceville. Attendees can walk, run, bike and skate through the streets of Pittsburgh. There will also be a number of special events including training runs, zumba classes, walking and biking tours, yoga, salsa in the streets and a chance to explore with Hike it Baby.

Times: 8-12pm

Cost: Free

Location: Penn Avenue

 

Kickoff to Summer Free Day at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

The Children’s Museum is kicking off summer with a day of free admission and special activities like Eric Carle-themed hands-on projects, live music, a family dance party with DJ Kelly Mom and a kiddie pool in Buhl Community Park outside the Museum.

Times: 10-5pm

Cost: Free

Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch

Citiparks Bach, Beethoven and Brunch presents an outdoor concert featuring Quinta Voce Wind Quintet.

Times: 10:30-12pm

Cost: Free

Location: Mellon Park

 

Kids Day at PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing the Atlanta Braves and it’s a Kids Day at PNC Park. The game is preceded by a family-friendly carnival on Federal Street, kids get a Pirate Parrot gnome at the gate and kids can run the bases after the game.

Times: Game at 1:35pm

Location: PNC Park

 

Weather Permitting

This week’s Weather Permitting outdoor concert series features live performances by Beauty Slap and
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands with Oh My Grill, Southside BBQ and Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches on site for food purchase and beer available (for a donation). There are also always children’s activities.

Times: 5-9pm

Cost: Adults $10, Children Free

Location: Shadyside Nursery, 510 Maryland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

Hartwood Acres Summer Concert Series

The Hartwood Acres Summer Concert Series presents a live performance by Bastard Bearded Irishmen with The Hawkeyes.

Times: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, Hartwood Acres

 

The Boxtrolls at Schenley Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents The Boxtrolls at Schenley Park.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

 

Have a great weekend!

What’s Going on in Pittsburgh this Father’s Day Weekend: June 19-21, 2015

Here’s my weekly listing of family-friendly events in the Pittsburgh region for Father’s Day weekend and the official start of summer! There are tons of ways to celebrate Dad this weekend, so read on for ideas!

 

All Weekend, June 19-21, 2015

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

This weekend the Pittsburgh Cultural District will host the JazzLive International Festival with indoor and outdoor jazz performances by local and national musicians. In addition, there will be a variety of other special events throughout the weekend including a pop-up vinyl record store and outdoor market throughout the weekend, a jazz crawl, a dance party and a jazz-infused bourbon tasting on Friday evening and a jazz tour of the Hill District. See the full schedule here.

 

DISNEY IN CONCERT: Tale as Old as Time by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

This new DISNEY IN CONCERT production by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and four Broadway vocalists features music and film clips from Disney films including Frozen, The Lion King, Tangled and more.

Times: Friday Night 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30 and 7:30pm, Sunday 2:30pm

Cost: Tickets start around $25

Location: Heinz Hall, Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Mary Poppins at the Benedum

The Pittsburgh CLO presents the hit Broadway musical, Mary Poppins, based on the classic Walt Disney film and the books by P.L. Travers. Running time is 2 hours, 45 minutes and children under age 3 will not be permitted in the theater.

Times: Friday 8pm, Saturday 2 and 8pm, Sunday 2pm

Cost: Tickets start at $20 with 1/2 price tickets for kids 3-14 sponsored by Giant Eagle

Location: Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

Friday Night, June 19

Youth Cook at the Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is holding a special cooking class for youth ages 10+. Kids will work with Franktuary owner, Megan Lindsey, to learn how to make dips using different blending techniques. Parents do not need to stay for this event. Preregistration is required and you can purchase tickets online or at the Museum during regular business hours.

Times: 5-7pm

Cost: $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members (ticketed separately from Museum admission)

Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15215

 

South Park Concert Series

The Allegheny County Parks Department presents Stella James with special guest Sydney Hutchko performing country.

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Park Amphitheater

 

Maleficent in Arsenal Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park is showing Maleficent in Arsenal Park.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21

Triple B’s Razzleberry Celebration for Dad

Triple B Farms in Monongahela will be celebrating raspberries and DAD this weekend with a family-friendly festival featuring a raspberry pancake breakfast and other treats, circus performers and belly dancers (on Sunday at 11am), the last of pick-your-own strawberries and a chance to check out Pop’s Farmyard, a family-friendly play and learning space that just reopened for the season.

Times: 9-5pm

Cost: Free to attend festival, but select activities cost extra

Location: Triple B Farms, 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela PA

 

Free Tours of Clayton for Father’s Day Weekend

The Frick Art & Historical Center will be offering free child-friendly tours of its historic Clayton mansion for dads and children ages 16 and under. Advance reservations are recommended by calling 412-371-0600.

Times: 10-5pm

Location: Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

First Water Weekend at the Carnegie Science Center

In honor of its H2Oh! exhibit, the Carnegie Science Center will be holding “Water Weekends” throughout the summer featuring hands-on activities about local animals that rely on our rivers, how drinking water is cleaned and more.

Times: 10-5pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Jurassic Days at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

This weekend the Carnegie Museum of Natural History celebrates DINOSAURS with a variety of kid-friendly activities. Families can browse a large collection of Jurassic Park-themed memorabilia and take photos with a replica Jurassic Park Jeep, see the new juvenile Spinosaurus, search for fossils in a special Jurassic Days dig site and interact with live animals like baby alligators, snakes and skinks.

Times: 12-5pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland

 

Father’s Day CD Card Making with the Saturday Light Brigade

Kids can work with the Saturday Light Brigade to create a special audio card for dad this weekend. My kids made me one of these for Mother’s Day and it was BEAUTIFUL!

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: $12 plus admission to museum

Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way Pittsburgh PA

 

Saturday, June 20

Get Outside and Learn (GOAL) Day

The Allegheny County Parks Department is holding a family-friendly celebration of learning in the outdoors called GOAL Day. There will be many, many free activities including a chance to climb around in a fire truck, see rescue animals and mascots, introductions to yoga, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, crafts, Native American storytelling and TONS more. Check out the full schedule here.

Times: 10-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: North Park Boathouse

 

Living History: Cooking

The Fort Pitt Museum is hosting a living history experience where visitors can learn about 18th-century food in Pittsburgh and how it was prepared.

Times: 10-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Point State Park

 

Come Build a Camp Survival Kit

Learning Express in Bakery Square will be helping kids put together a personalized survival kit of essentials for summer camp. Advance registration required.

Times: 10-12pm

Cost: $24.99 per kit

Location: Learning Express Bakery Square, 172 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh,  PA 15206

 

Free Family Fun Day at Monroeville Mall

The Monroeville Mall is hosting a free Family Fun Day with a clown, airbrush tattoo artist and balloon artists. Several retailers and community groups will also be offering activities like hair wraps, a jazz DJ, LEGO-building and make-and-take crafts. The mall will also launch a school supply drive for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, seeking donations of pens, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, washable markers, colored pencils, child scissors, notebooks, USB drives and more.

Times: 10-2pm

Cost: Free

Location: Monroeville Mall, 200 Mall Cir Dr, Monroeville, PA 15146

 

Allegheny SolarFest

The Borough of Millville and Solar Unified Network of Western Pennsylvania will be hosting Allegheny SolarFest, a family-friendly celebration of solar power. The event will feature children’s activities, solar model car races, a rock-climbing wall, live music (all performances brought to you courtesy of solar power!), food trucks and more. Attendance is free, but please register here.

Times: 11-4pm

Location: Millvale Riverfront Park

 

Lawrenceville Garden Tour

Lawrenceville Hospitality Association is once again hosting its free self-guided tour of the neighborhood’s urban garden spaces. There will be 10-15 sites with educational presentations, music and new friends!

Times: 11-5pm

Cost: Free

Location: Maps for the tour will be available inside the Allegheny Cemetery at the organic community garden.

 

Let’s Move Family Dance Party at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater is holding a pay-what-you-can dance party celebrating SUMMER CAMP. Families can enjoy family-friendly music and performances, crafts and games.

Times: 11-2pm

Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

GlobalPittsburgh International Barbecue

GlobalPittsburgh is holding its first International Barbecue where families can enjoy different styles of barbecue from cultures all over the world. Admission includes six sampling passes to six different food vendors barbecue for adults and two sampling passes for children aged 5-12. Additional sampling passes will be available to purchase at the event. There will also be children’s activities and global music.

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: GlobalPittsburgh member $35, nonmember $45, Children 5-12 $10, Children under 4 are free

Location: Bayardstown Social Club, 3008 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh,  PA 15201

 

Gemini Children’s Theater’s Royal Ball

The Gemini Children’s Theater is holding its annual family-friendly Royal Ball fundraiser with food, singing, dancing, a magic show, games, prizes and a chance to interact with favorite storybook characters.

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: $50, Children 2 and under are free

Location: Syria Shrine Center, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick PA 15024

 

Maleficent at Grandview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park is showing Maleficent at Grandview Park.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Grandview Park, Mt. Washington

 

The Refugees of Shangri-La at Riverview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park is showing The Refugees of Shangri-La (NR) at Riverview Park. The movie is preceded by a jazz concert featuring Yoko Suzuki.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Riverview Park, Observatory Hill

 

Sunday, June 21

Make Music Pittsburgh

For the first time, Pittsburgh will join over 700 global cities who make and enjoy music on the summer solstice. Pittsburgh’s Make Music Day celebration will offer opportunities to see free live music all over the city including at the Children’s Museum, the Yoga Hive, Square Cafe, Pittsburgh Glass Center and more. See all the venues here.

 

Let’s Move Pittsburgh Family Yoga

As part of the ongoing One Whirl Yoga Fest, Phipps and Let’s Move Pittsburgh will be hosting family-friendly outdoor yoga. Registration begins at 8:30am.

Times: 9-10am

Cost: Free

Location: Lawn out front of Phipps Conservatory, 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh PA

 

Father’s Day Celebration at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Dads get free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo when accompanied by their child.

Times: 9:30-6pm

Location: Pittsburgh Zoo, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh PA

 

Snowball Day at the Carnegie Science Center

The Carnegie Science Center is holding its annual Snowball Day, where every visitor who brings in a snowball can name their own price for admission. Weather permitting, visitors can pitch their snowball into the Ohio River too.

Times: 10-5pm

Location: Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt at the Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum is hosting a special Father’s Day scavenger hunt where families can hunt for answers to clues about exhibits around the museum and count their steps with a pedometer.

Times: 10-5pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

First Weekend of Bach, Beethoven and Brunch

Citiparks kicks off its family-friendly outdoor classical music series at Mellon Park with a performance by Steel City Harmonizers. Bagel Factory will be on site for food purchase or you can bring a picnic! Rodef Shalom also usually offers kid-friendly activities during the event.

Times: 10:30-12pm

Cost: Free

Location: Mellon Park

 

Father’s Day Brunch at the National Aviary

The National Aviary is celebrating Father’s Day with a brunch by Atria’s Restaurant. Advance registration requested at 412-258-9445.

Times: Two seatings at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Cost: Adults $35, Children 4-10 $17.50 with discount for members. Price includes admission.

 

Sports Day at Kennywood

Kennywood celebrates Father’s Day during Sports Day where visitors can meet local student-athletes and mascots.

Times: 10:30-10pm

Cost: Ticketing is complicated, but there is a special BOGO 1/2 off coupon for June 21 here and you can get discounted tickets at Giant Eagle’s customer service desks

Location: Kennywood, 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA

 

Free mini golf for fathers at Monster Mini Golf of Monroeville

Monster Mini Golf is an indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini golf facility located in Monroeville that will be offering free mini golf for dads on Father’s Day.

Times: 12-8pm

Location: Monster Mini Golf, 3813 William Penn Highway, Monroeville PA 15146

 

Community Garden Party at the Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory’s annual Community Garden Party is “M”-themed this year. The event features free admission to the Museum plus hands-on activities like making mini gardens, masks and medallions. There will also be a mime and magician show plus music. Food trucks will be on site for food purchase.

Times: 1-5pm

Location: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Father’s Day Car Cruise and Concert at Hartwood Acres

Allegheny Parks celebrates DAD with a free car cruise with music from 2-7pm and a Billy Price Band Concert at 7:30 pm.

Cost: Free

Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater

 

Weather Permitting

This week’s family-friendly outdoor concert series, Weather Permitting, features Truth & Rights and Working Poor with food available for purchase from Pop Stop Truck, Burgh Bites Cart and PGH Street Foods and beer (for a donation) from Rock Bottom Brewery.

Times: 5-9pm

Cost: Adults $10, Kids Free

Location: Shadyside Nursery, 510 Maryland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

The Hundred-Foot Journey at Schenley Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park is showing the Hundred-Foot Journey in Schenley Park.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

 

A few fun date night ideas:

Bourbon and Bass event where bourbon-tasting will be paired with live jazz, the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party and a 21+ Night at the Carnegie Science Center celebrating games (including casino games). All these events are on Friday night.

 

Have a fabulous first weekend of summer and happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

What’s Going on in Pittsburgh this Weekend: June 12-14, 2015

Here’s my weekly listing of family-friendly events in the Pittsburgh region for the weekend of June 12-14, 2015. Highlights of this weekend include the Three Rivers Art Festival, the opening of the new Eric Carle exhibit at the Children’s Museum and Pride Fest!

The weather forecast calls for highs in the 80’s and 90’s with the possibility of a few thunderstorms, but otherwise sunny and beautiful!

 

All Weekend, June 12-14

Three Rivers Arts Festival

It’s the final weekend of the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Downtown Pittsburgh. This free event showcases the best of the performing and visual arts, and also has lots of hands-on activities for kids, food and much more. We went last Saturday and had a blast.

Times: 12-9pm

Cost: Free

Location: Downtown Pittsburgh, Point State Park to the Cultural District

 

Mary Poppins at the Benedum

The Pittsburgh CLO presents the hit Broadway musical, Mary Poppins, based on the classic Walt Disney film and the books by P.L. Travers. Running time is 2 hours, 45 minutes and children under age 3 will not be permitted in the theater.

Times: Friday 8pm, Saturday 2 and 8pm, Sunday 2 and 7pm

Cost: Tickets start at $20 with 1/2 price tickets for kids 3-14 sponsored by Giant Eagle

Location: Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

Pittsburgh Greek Festival (except Sunday)

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Mt. Lebanon celebrates its annual Greek Festival with Greek food, music, folk dancing and a marketplace.

Times: 11:30-9pm

Cost: Free to attend as far as I can tell

Location: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Rd, Mt. Lebanon

 

Friday Night, June 12

Youth Maker Night: Print Making! at Assemble

Children ages 10-15 are invited to a free evening of print-making at Assemble. Parents do not need to attend this event and drinks and snacks will be provided free of charge.

Times: 5-7pm

Cost: Free

Location: Assemble, 5125 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

South Park Amphitheater Summer Concert Series

The Allegheny County summer concert series at South Park Amphitheater presents Field Report with special guest Andre Costello & The Cool Minors, playing indie rock.

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Park Amphitheater

 

The Sandlot at Arsenal Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents “The Sandlot” at Arsenal Park. This movie is rated PG.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14

Strawberry Festival at Triple B Farms

It’s the final weekend of the annual Strawberry Festival at Triple B Farms, featuring a strawberry pancake breakfast from 9 to noon, pick-your-own strawberries for $2.59 a pound and a family fun all day play wristband for kid-friendly activities at $6 per person.

Times: 9-5pm

Cost: Free to attend, activities cost extra

Location: Triple B Farms, 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela PA

 

Opening Weekend of the new Very Eric Carle exhibit at the Children’s Museum

This weekend the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh debuts its new Very Eric Carle exhibit–an immersive, hands-on peek into some of Eric Carle’s most famous picture books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This exhibit sounds great! Opening Day on Saturday includes a ribbon pull at 11am and there will be special story times and chances to meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar throughout the weekend.

Times: 10-5pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Children’s Museum, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Strawberry Festival at Trax Farm

Trax Farm in Finleyville is holding its annual Strawberry Festival this weekend with strawberry treats, live entertainment, children’s activities and pick-your-own strawberries (if available).

Times: 10-4pm

Cost: Free to attend, specific activities cost extra

Location: Trax Farm, 528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332

 

Living History: Artillery at the Fort Pitt Museum

The Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park celebrates artillery this weekend. Tinners, turners and blacksmiths will be on hand to discuss their trades’ importance to firing cannons and the Fort Pitt Museum Cannon Crew will provide firing demonstrations with the Museum’s cannon.

Times: 10-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Point State Park

 

Opening Weekend of Eat n’Park Family Week at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo is hosting its annual Eat n’ Park Family Week from June 13-20th. Each day will feature a new theme and highlight conservation and Zoo operations through activities, special animal encounters, mascot appearances and live entertainment.

Times: 11-3pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Pittsburgh Zoo, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh PA

 

Flag Ceremony at the Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center celebrates Flag Day with a special flag ceremony in the Great Hall with local veterans. A 36-foot American flag will be unfurled and the National Anthem will be sung. Afterwards, the flag will be ceremoniously folded.

Times: 12-12:30pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Center, Pittsburgh PA

 

Father’s Day Voiceprints at the Children’s Museum

The Saturday Light Brigade is hosting a “Father’s Day Voiceprints” gift-making activity at its studio in the Children’s Museum. Children can create and decorate a “VoicePrint” featuring a waveform depicting the unique sound of their voices for a Father’s Day gift.

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: Purchase of VoicePrint kit required (unsure about cost)

Location: Saturday Light Brigade Studio, Theater Exhibit, Children’s Museum, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Saturday, June 13

Mini-Factory at the Mattress Factory

Mini-Factory is the Mattress Factory’s regular hands-on educational program introducing fundamental concepts in installation art to children ages 3-5 years old. This week’s theme is Line. Advance registration required by emailing education@mattress.org.

Times: 10-11am

Cost: $5 per child/caregiver pair, free for members

Location: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Summer Family Fun Day at the Frick

The Frick Art and Historical Center presents a free family fun day, where families can work together to create a giant landscape, then paint a place of their own to take home. There will also be lots of messy outdoor art and games on the lawn.

Times: 11-3pm

Cost: Free

Location: Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

2015 Strawberry Festival at Soergel’s

Soergel Orchards presents its annual Strawberry Festival with pick-your-own strawberries (if available), tractor rides, pony rides, bounce houses, music, face-painting and more.

Times: 11-5pm

Cost: Free to attend, activities priced individually

Location: Soergel Orchards, 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford PA

 

Riverview Park Heritage Day

This annual event showcases Riverview Park, home of the Allegheny Observatory and an extensive networks of trails. There are tons of activities planned for this day. Kids can view rare birds from the National Aviary, meet rescue animals, do creative make-and-take projects with the Carnegie Science Center, check out a Bomb Squad robot, tour a SWAT vehicle, play games, run around, etc. Plus, families can experience life on the American frontier at “Fort Heritage” with horseback riding, painting totem poles, designing feather hair ties and more.

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Riverview Park

 

South Side Community Day

South Side Community Day will include live music, a magic show, games, crafts, free refreshments, inflatables, etc.

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Ormsby Park

 

Drawbridge Games Opening Day

Drawbridge Games is Pittsburgh’s newest adventure gaming destination. The store will be celebrating its grand opening with tons of in-store gaming events including Zombicide, X-Wing, Warhammer 40,000, Warmachine/Hordes and Jugula.

Times: 12-10pm

Cost: Free

Location: Drawbridge Games, 1003 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh PA

 

Vintage Baseball at Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is a living history museum affiliated with the Heinz History Center and located in Avella, PA. This weekend, Meadowcroft celebrates 19th century baseball with three games between the Pittsburgh Franklins, the Somerset Frosty Sons of the Thunder and the Addison Mountain Stars, who will wear vintage uniforms and follow game rules commonly used during the 1860s. There will also be live 19th century American music, food and kid-friendly games.

Times: 12-5pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, 401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, PA 15312

 

Penny Arcade at the Arcade Comedy Theater

The Arcade Comedy Theater in Downtown presents its monthly kid-friendly improv show.

Time: 1pm

Cost: Adults $5, Kids $10

Location: Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

Nature Play Date at Fern Hollow Nature Center

Fern Hollow Nature Center invites families to its certified Natural Outdoor Classroom for an afternoon of nature exploration, creativity, challenges and building. Bring a picnic and enjoy it on the grass!

Times: 1-3pm

Cost: ??

Location: Fern Hollow Nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley PA

 

The Sandlot at Grandview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents “The Sandlot” (rated PG) at Grandview Park.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Grandview Park, Mt. Washington

 

Million Dollar Arm at Riverview Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents “Million Dollar Arm” at Riverview Park. Preceded by the Stars of Riverview free jazz concert.

Time: Dusk

Cost; Free

Location: Riverview Park

 

Sunday, June 14

Kids & Camo 5K/Family Fun Day in White Oak Park

To commemorate the national celebration of the US Flag, Veterans Leadership Program invites veterans and the general public to the first Kids & Camo 5K/Family Fun Day. The 5K will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a BBQ lunch, arts & crafts, face-painting, a corn hole competition and other games. Participants can register for the 5K or 1 Mile run/walk at www.vlpwpa.org/5k and VLP also asks that participants register for free for the BBQ Lunch & Family Fun Activities.

Time: 10am, lunch at noon

Cost: see above site for registration information

Location: White Oak Park

 

Pride March and Pride Fest

The annual Pride March is one of my favorite events in the city. This year’s parade is expected to have over 130 LGBT organizations, community groups, corporations and politicians showing their support of PRIDE. The parade is followed by Pride Fest (running from 1-6:30), a family-friendly celebration with street performers, food booths, live entertainment, vendors, carnival games and inflatable attractions.

Times: Parade begins at 12pm

Cost: Free

Location: March begins at the corner of Grant Street & the Blvd. of the Allies and will proceed down Grant Street, turn left on Fifth Avenue and turn right on Liberty Avenue. PrideFest entrance is at Liberty Avenue and Sixth Street.

 

Feast of St. Anthony

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church celebrates its annual Feast of St. Anthony with food, music, dancing, a homemade wine contest, spaghetti and meatball contest, car cruise exhibit and a solemn mass (in Italian) starting at 1:30pm followed by a procession of the Statue of St. Anthony.

Times: starts at noon

Cost: Free

Location: 21st and Smallman Streets, Pittsburgh PA 15222

 

Behind-the-scenes look at the USS Requin

The Carnegie Science Center presents a unique behind-the-scenes look at the story of the USS Requin submarine. Through a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), the Science Center has added high-tech interactive experiences to the historic submarine.

Times: 12-4:30pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

South Shore Riverfront Park Music Series

Riverlife, the URA and Southside Works presents South Shore Riverfront Park Music Series on Sundays this summer. This week’s performer is Azucar.

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Shore Riverfront Park

 

Kids Day at PNC Park

The Pirates are playing the Phillies this Sunday and it’s a Kid’s Day at PNC Park! There’s a family-friendly carnival on Federal Street before the game, each child gets an Andrew McCutchen compression sleeve and (weather permitting) kids can run the bases after the game.

Time: game starts at 1:35pm

Cost: see above link for tickets

Location: PNC Park, Federal Street

 

KidsCan Festival at Chatham U’s Eden Hall Campus

The KidsCan Festival offers creative and fun activities to help children build self-esteem, embrace social and environmental responsibility and live healthier. Activities include screen printing, getting active with Coach Dave, creating their own superhero, getting hands-on with sustainable activities from Chatham and lots of live entertainment!

Times: 1-5pm

Cost: Free

Location: Eden Hall Campus, 6035 Ridge Rd, Gibsonia, PA

 

Talk N’ Walk at the Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom in Upper St. Clair welcomes families to its Talk N’ Walk series. This week’s program is themed “Animal Forensics.” After a presentation, kids will take a hike and use their detective skills to locate signs of animals. Register here.

Times: 2-4pm

Cost: $10 per adults, $4 per child

Location: The Outdoor Classroom, 1531 Bayview Road, Pittsburgh PA

 

Weather Permitting

Weather Permitting is an outdoor, backyard BBQ-style concert series. This week’s performers will be Grand Piano, Coronado and Haygood Paisleys. Food trucks will be Gyros N’At, Second Breakfast and Rolling Cones and there will be beer available for a donation. Also, there’s always activities to keep the kids busy!

Time: 5-9pm

Cost: Adults $10, Kids Free

Location: Shadyside Nursery, 510 Maryland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

Hartwood Acres Summer Concert Series

The Allegheny County summer concert series at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater presents Randall Baumann’s Hartwood Ramble featuring Scott Blasey, Rob James, Casey Hanner & many more playing roots rock.

Times: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater

 

9th Annual Giant Pillow Fight in Schenley Park

It’s the 9th annual Giant Pillow Fight in Schenley Park. Bring your own pillows and get ready to be silly! Followed by the free showing of Maleficent (below).

Time: starts at 8:20pm sharp

Cost: Free

Location: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

 

Maleficent at Schenley Park

Citiparks Cinema in the Park presents Maleficent (rated PG) at Schenley Park.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

 

Looking for some farmer’s markets to do shopping this weekend? Check out the Bloomfield Saturday Market, the Strip District Farmer’s Market and East Liberty’s Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning; the Lawrenceville Farmer’s Market on Saturday afternoon; the Citiparks Squirrel Hill Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning and the Pittsburgh Public Market all weekend.

 

Also, there are several ways to put your health FIRST this weekend including outdoor yoga in Allegheny CommonsBrookline Park and Schenley Plaza on Saturday morning and yoga in Market SquareGrandview Park and Highland Park on Sunday morning. The Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run is also in town on Saturday and the Pilates Fest is on Sunday.

 

Finally, here are some date night ideas:

Have a great weekend!

What’s Going on in Pittsburgh this Weekend: June 5-7, 2015

Here’s my weekly listing of family-friendly events in the Pittsburgh region for the weekend of June 5-7, 2015. Highlights of this weekend include the kickoff events for several outdoor summer concert series, the Three Rivers Art Festival (with Bluegrass Day on Saturday) and the 15th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza on Sunday!

The weekend’s forecast looks good with only a 40% chance of thunderstorms on Friday night. Otherwise, highs are expected to be in the 80s and there should be some sun!

 

All Weekend, June 5-7

THE THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL!!!

My favorite event of the year in Pittsburgh, the Three Rivers Art Festival kicks off this weekend and runs for 10 days. This free festival is a celebration of the performing and visual arts with tons of outdoor concerts, public art and hands-on children’s activity. Saturday is Bluegrass Day!

Times: Noon-9pm

Cost: FREE!

Location: Downtown Pittsburgh, throughout Point State Park up to the Cultural District

 

Friday Night, June 5

Pittsburgh Montessori Fun Fair

The Pittsburgh Montessori School in Friendship invites all to a family-friendly fundraiser with food, inflatables, art activities, raffle + auction, numerous City of Pittsburgh emergency vehicles, games, a student talent show and a live performance by Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtime Band.

Times: 5-8pm

Cost: $5 per child, tickets sold for food and special activities

Location: Pittsburgh Montessori, 201 South Graham Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

Unblurred on Penn Avenue

Unblurred is the monthly family-friendly gallery crawl in the Penn Avenue Arts District. Families can stroll through various creative spaces, take a look at the art, snack on refreshments and listen to live music. Assemble always has hands-on children’s activities and will also debut the “Exploratory Showcase” exhibit with electronic textiles, circuit bending and repurposed artwork by the 8th grade Exploratory class at the Environmental Charter School. Come early in the night to avoid craziness!

Times: starts at approx. 6pm

Cost: Free

Location: Penn Avenue Arts District, Garfield

 

Kick-off for First Fridays at the Frick

It’s the first installment of the Frick Art & History Center’s annual outdoor concert series, First Fridays at the Frick, held on the first Friday of the month. This week features Old Man Luedecke, a Canadian folk singer-songwriter and banjo player.

Times: 7pm

Cost: Suggested donation $5, kids free

Location: Frick Art and Historical Center, 7557 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA

 

Kick-off for the Allegheny County South Park Amphitheater Series

It’s the season of outdoor concerts in Pittsburgh again and the South Park Amphitheater series kicks off this weekend with a performance by Feelin’ Groovy with Donna Groom of the Skyliners playing hits of the 60’s and 70’s.

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Park Amphitheater

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7

Strawberry Festival at Triple B Farms

It’s the first weekend of the annual Strawberry Festival at Triple B Farms, featuring a strawberry pancake breakfast from 9 to noon, pick-your-own strawberries for $2.59 a pound and a family fun all day play wristband for kid-friendly activities at $6 per person.

Times: 9-5pm

Cost: Free to attend, activities cost extra

Location: Triple B Farms, 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela PA

 

Slide the City

For the first time ever, the 1000-ft Slip n’Slide known as Slide the City will be in Pittsburgh at Sunny Side Slope in South Park this weekend. Ticketing is complicated, so see the above link for options and costs. Anyone over 46 inches tall and 5 years or older is allowed to slide. All kids must ride on their own tubes, but there is a separate lane for families.

Times: 12-5pm

Location: Sunny Side Slope in South Park, Ridge Rd & Brownsville Rd, South Park PA 15129

 

Father’s Day CD Card-Making with Saturday Light Brigade at the Children’s Museum

Looking for a special gift for this Father’s Day? The Saturday Light Brigade works with children to create wonderful audio cards. My husband got me one of these for Mother’s Day and I literally cried the first time I listened to it!

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: $12 plus tax

Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Saturday, June 6

Project Prom 5K Run and 1M Walk

Allegheny County Parks will be holding the Project Prom 5K run or 1 mile walk in Hartwood Acres to benefit the Department of Human Services’ program to help local high school students go to their proms in style. The event is stroller- and kid-friendly. Registration starts at 7:30am. See above link for more detailed pricing and registration information.

 

National Trails Day Hike with Hike It Baby Pittsburgh

Hike It Baby Pittsburgh will be leading a family-friendly hike of the Tranquil Trail in Frick Park in honor of National Trails Day. The 3-mile hike is stroller and baby-wearing friendly and should take about 1.5-2 hours. And there are fairy houses along the path! Don’t forget to sign the Hike It Baby waiver for attending your first hike.

Times: 9-11am

Cost: Free

Location: Meet at the Frick Park parking lots in Regent Square

 

Learn to Build a Load ‘n Go Truck at Home Depot

Home Depot is holding its monthly kids building workshop. This month, kids will be building a Load ‘n Go truck. All materials and instruction are provided free of charge. Kids get an apron, pin and certificate.

Times: 9-noon

Cost: Free

Location: Participating Home Depot locations, including East Liberty store

 

Strider Toddler and Special Needs Bike Races

Strider Bikes is holding a celebration of children’s biking. Toddler bike races for children 5 and under will be held from 9:30-3:30pm and a special needs race will be held at 12:30 pm. There is also a free Strider Adventure Zone with children’s activities.

Times: 9:30-3:30pm

Cost: Preregistration for toddler race is $25, day of race registration is $35, special needs race is free

Location: Station Square

 

Half-Pint Prints at the Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum is hosting its monthly Half-Pint Prints silk-screening workshop for kids.

Times: 10-noon

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

World Environment Day Celebration at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory is celebrating World Environment Day with an assortment of family-friendly activities including hands-on discovery stations, healthy eating demonstration, “up cycled” origami art-making and tours of the SEED classroom and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

Times: 10-4pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Phipps Conservatory, 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh PA

 

Dreamland Fairy Party at Learning Express in Bakery Square

Learning Express in Bakery Square is holding a special Dreamland Fairy event, where children can decorate their own fairy house to take home.

Time: 11am

Cost: $19.99/child, register early

Location: Bakery Square Learning Express, 172 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh PA

 

Youth Showcase at Assemble

Assemble is holding a free celebration of the end of the Saturday Crafternoon semester. Families can drop in all afternoon for hands-on activities, snacks and youth presentations.

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Assemble, 5125 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

 

ArtLab: Feel the Music at the Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is holding its regular hands-on, art-making activities for families. This week’s theme is “Feel the Music,” where children can make their own low-frequency music and sounds, and add to a collaborative musical composition that they can feel. Kids can also experiment with speaker settings and see how sound and music can change the atmosphere of a room.

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA

 

Pittsburgh Youth Pride Prom at the Warhol

The Pride Prom is a youth-organized social event for young people ages 13–20 and it is the only all youth event during Pride month. This year’s theme “There’s No Place Like Candyland” is a “festive cross between The Wizard of Oz and Candyland.”

Time: 6pm

Cost: $10 in advance $15 at the door

Location: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

Sunday, June 7

Highland Park Yard Sale and Bryant Street Festival

Highland Park is holding its massive annual yard sale throughout the neighborhood on Sunday morning starting at 9. The yard sale is then followed by the Bryant Street Festival with music, food and shopping.

Times:9-5pm

Cost: Free

Location: Highland Park

 

Trapuzzano Italian Chophouse Ice Princess and Police Pup Brunch

Trappuzzano’s Italian Chophouse in Shadyside is holding a special kid-friendly brunch with the ice princess and police pup. Check out the full menu available here. Advance registration required.

Times: Seatings at 10am, 11am and 12:30pm

Cost: Adults $24, Children $10

Location: Trapuzzano Italian Chophouse, 5533 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh,  PA 15232

 

15th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza with the Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library kicks off its summer reading program with the annual outdoor Summer Reading Extravaganza. This free event is really wonderful with story times, puppet shows, live music, hands-on activities, cooking demos, a book sale and lots more!

Times: 12-5pm

Cost: Free

Location: Lawn at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Branch in Oakland

 

8th Annual Golfing FORE! Maya Golf Outing and Family Picnic

It’s the 8th annual golf and picnic fundraiser for Maya, a 9-year Pittsburgh girl with cerebral palsy. This event has grown into something really special through the years! The day begins with a morning of golf, which is followed by a family-friendly picnic with prizes, raffles and other family fun beginning at 2pm. Families can purchase tickets JUST to the picnic and NOT the golf portion of the day.

Cost: Picnic is $25 per family

Location: Hartmann’s Deep Valley Golf Course, 169 Hartmann Road, Harmony PA 16037

 

Allegheny County Hartwood Acres Concert Series

The Allegheny County Hartwood Acres outdoor concert series kicks off this weekend as well, with a performance by the Pittsburgh Opera.

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, Hartwood Acres

 

The Sandlot at Cinema in the Park at Schenley Park

The Citiparks Cinema in the Park series kicks off this weekend with a showing of “The Sandlot” on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park. The movie is rated PG. This movie will also be showing at the Elliot Overlook on Tuesday night.

Time: Dusk

Cost: Free

Location: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

 

Looking for some farmer’s markets to do shopping this weekend? Check out the Bloomfield Saturday Market, the Strip District Farmer’s Market and East Liberty’s Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning; the grand re-opening of the Lawrenceville Farmer’s Market on Saturday afternoon; the Citiparks Squirrel Hill Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning and the Pittsburgh Public Market all weekend.

 

Also, I’ve noticed there’s a ballooning of outdoor yoga opportunities this summer in Pittsburgh. Here’s the weekend’s schedule for yoga: Yoga in Allegheny Commons, Brookline Park and Schenley Plaza on Saturday morning and Yoga in Market Square, Grandview Park and Highland Park on Sunday morning.

 

And here are some date ideas:

 

Have a great weekend!