August 11, 2019

4th Annual Autism Awareness Fun Day

Families are invited to join together on August 11 for the 4th Annual Autism Awareness Fun Day.


This event will feature free fun activities, resources for the whole family, and a variety of vendors to explore and shop at. Participating kids eat free and will receive backpacks filled with school supplies while supplies last!


To register and learn more, visit the event page.


July 28, 2019

Refugee and English Learner Access Day

Want to learn more about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and other local organizations? Join Literacy Pittsburgh and the Library on July 28 for Refugee and English Learner Access Day!


Refugee and English Learner Access Day (R.E.A.D.) is an opportunity to enjoy fun informal activities, tour the Library, chat with people from local community organizations, get a library card, and find out more about local literacy services. Light refreshments will be available.

More Information

For more information, contact Shayna at or 412.622.3151.


June 21, 2019

World Refugee Day Pittsburgh 2019

Join community members on June 21 to celebrate World Refugee Day and Immigrant Heritage Month!


World Refugee Day commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees who are forced to leave their homes to start a new life with their families. The day will include multicultural performances, speakers, food vendors, craft stands, children’s activities, and more! Come and show support to Pittsburgh’s international communities, eat some delicious multicultural food, and learn more about refugees and immigrants Pittsburgh.

Event Listing

See the event listing in the City Paper!

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June 8, 2019

Mister Rogers Family Day 2019

On June 8, families and community members are invited to join Mister Rogers Family Day in downtown Labrobe–the “original” Neighborhood of television personality Mister Rogers–for a FREE day of activities to celebrate Fred Rogers’ life and legacy.


At the event, families and community members are invited to enjoy activities, live entertainment, food, a trivia stroll, and more, all centered around the center of downtown Latrobe, making for a fun-filled day for the entire family.


Examples of activities at the event include:

    • Storytime,
    • Puppets,
    • Arts & Crafts,
    • Silk Screen Painting,
    • Live Performances,
    • Fred Rogers Trivia Stroll,
    • Bouncy House,
    • Obstacle House,
    • and more!

Learn More

This event is free and open to the public. Free Parking available.

To learn more, visit the Facebook event page!


May 25, 2019

Zoo Day: Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh

Celebrate spring alongside the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh (DSAP) by joining them for a day of fun at their 2nd Annual Picnic at the Pittsburgh Zoo.


On Saturday, May 25, families and community members are invited for a day of socializing and fun at the Pittsburgh Zoo. The group will be gathering at 12:30 p.m. at the Garden Tent for lunch and socializing with all of their DSAP families and friends.


Registration for ALL guests attending is required, including those who hold annual zoo passes and those under the age of 24 months. However, the ticket price will be waived for these guests upon registration. To attend, RSVP by May 11 via the event webpage.

Please bring your own picnic lunch; DSAP will provide snacks, dessert, and beverages.

Ticket Prices

  • General: $7
  • Annual Pass Holder: Free
  • Children (2 & Under): Free


May 17, 2019

PPS: Take a Father to School Day 2019

Pittsburgh Public Schools welcomes fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and positive male role models to participate in the nationally recognized Take a Father to School Day.

In support of the District’s long-term outcome of increased proficiency in literacy for all students, this year’s theme is #ExpectGreatThings. Every school will have an activity or event planned to celebrate the day.

Ask your school for details!


For questions, contact Larry Meadows at 412.529.3851.

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April 22, 2019

Walk In The Woods – Earth Day Edition

Join science teacher Brock Perkins and Winchester Thurston School North Campus Director Heather Capezzuti as they celebrate Earth Day. With energizing and interactive outdoor learning activities, and a walk through the woods on their 7-acre campus, it’s a fun event for the whole family.


This event is free but registration is required. Register online or by calling 412.578.7518 or emailing


April 20, 2019

Science Tots Book Fair | Barnes & Noble

Join Science Tots from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to learn more about S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The event will have hands-on, educational and fun activities based on the upcoming Earth Day! No registration required!

See the event page.

About Science Tots

Science Tot’s mission is to connect families with the instruction and tools to power early  S.T.E.A.M. learning.


April 13, 2019

Fred Rogers: Be My Neighbor Day

Are you interested in volunteering small acts of kindness towards your neighbors this April?

Children and families are invited to join Fred Rogers Productions on Saturday, April 13th for a day filled with fun family volunteer activities that aid neighbors in need, including:

  • Washing fire trucks,
  • Cleaning a park or playground,
  • Making greeting cards,
  • Play games with seniors, and
  • Helping out at a library!

Volunteering stations range in location, time slot, and task, please visit their volunteer information page for more details and registration links.

Learn More

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the event website!

For questions, contact event staff at

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November 27, 2018

Give Big Pittsburgh 2018

Join us in #GivingTogether during Give Big Pittsburgh on November 27, 2018.

What is Give Big Pittsburgh?

Tied with #GivingTuesday, a nationally recognized annual day of giving, Give Big Pittsburgh is a local platform that works to raise awareness, collect donations, and build stronger ties between members of our community. To participate in this #DayofGiving, community members are invited to explore and collaborate in raising funds for nonprofits that are doing great work in Pittsburgh.

Visit our GiveGab page to get acquainted with the fundraising platform.

Opportunities to Give

Although Give Big Pittsburgh emphasizes raising funds, there are multiple ways to participate in #GivingTuesday:

  • Donate to Nonprofits
  • Share Your Story
  • Share Nonprofit Donation Pages
  • Learn More

For more information on how you can participate, read our news post.