November 3, 2020

WQED Cardigan Day

Did you know that Friday, November 13 is both World Kindness Day and King Friday the XIII’s birthday? Join WQED to celebrate kindness and the inspiring work of Fred Rogers during their 3rd Annual Cardigan Day.


As a day of festivity, Cardigan Day brings the community together to celebrate kindness. Beginning at 10 a.m., WQED will showcase the “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” castle in the street outside of the WQED building (4802 Fifth Avenue). This street lane will be closed to regular traffic, allowing motorists with children to safely pull up to see the castle and receive a kid’s kindness bag. Each bag comes filled with snacks, crown-making materials, and Sarris Candies chocolates.

The castle will be available, weather permitting, for picture taking from the car, and kindness bags will be offered while supplies last. Following COVID Safety Guidelines, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists MUST remain in their car at all times.

Wear Your Favorite Cardigan

As has been the yearly Cardigan Day tradition, WQED asks its neighbors to support kindness by donning their cardigans and using social media to post photos using #CardiganDay. Last year, Cardigan Day blew-up social media, trending as number one, as cardigan-wearing babies, pets and entire classrooms of students overtook Facebook and Twitter.

Episode Screening of Mister Rogers Neighborhood

WQED will culminate the celebration with a Family Movie Night featuring a Mister Rogers Neighborhood “kindness” episode. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Facebook. The event link will be available soon. Please continue to monitor the Facebook event page for updates.

More Information

For more information, visit the event Facebook page.


October 21, 2019

Celebración Dia De Los Muertos

Families and community members are invited to join La Escuelita Arcoiris on November 3 for a “Dia De Los Muertos” celebration in Squirrel Hill.


Hosted at the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market, Celebración Dia De Los Muertos is a family-friendly event that features colorful activities, delicious food, and fun music to commemorate the Mexican holiday dedicated to honoring of our loved ones who have passed. Activities will include:

    • face painting,
    • piñatas,
    • flower-making,
    • cookie decorating,
    • a food truck,
    • and more!

The event will also feature pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) and Mexican champurrado (traditional Mexican chocolate made from ground maize flour.) The event will take place at the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market, located on the corner of Bartlett Street and Murray Avenue. There will be a parade at 12:30 p.m.

More Information

For questions, contact La Escuelita Arcoiris at or 412.421.4787.

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October 4, 2019

Day of Play in Indiana County

For just $1 per person (max $5 per family), families and children can enjoy a range of fun activities at this year’s Day of Play fall event.


Day of Play is a low-cost event that provides recreational activities that promote physical activity for families with young children (ages two to ten recommended). The event features:

    • multiple bounce houses for all ages,
    • games with a variety of activities for young children,
    • a photo booth session with festive props,
    • handprint activities,
    • live demonstrations,
    • and opportunities to view and touch trucks, police cars, fire trucks, and a school bus!

Ice Skating

Immediately following the Day of Play event, White Township Recreation will be running a special rate for their public ice skating! Saturday public skate will be from 2 to 4 p.m. $3 public skate admission for all ages (skate rental included).

More Information

Day of Play is sponsored by White Township Recreation/S&T Bank Arena in conjunction with the Children’s Advisory Commission of Indiana County. For more information, call 724.465.2665.

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July 3, 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.


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 4, 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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May 31, 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 8, 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


April 11, 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.


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