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November 17, 2021

East Liberty Farmer’s Market

Attend the East Liberty Farmer’s Market on Mondays through November 22, 2021. The marketing will take place on N. Euclid Ave. & Broad St. (in the Garland Parklet lot next to firehouse). Note that the farmer’s market will close at 6 p.m. beginning on November 8th.

About City of Pittsburgh Farmers’ Markets

All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. All markets accept food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program. For additional information, please visit the City of Pittsburgh website.

 

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November 10, 2021

East Liberty Farmer’s Market

Attend the East Liberty Farmer’s Market on Mondays through November 22, 2021. The marketing will take place on N. Euclid Ave. & Broad St. (in the Garland Parklet lot next to firehouse). Note that the farmer’s market will close at 6 p.m. beginning on November 8th.

About City of Pittsburgh Farmers’ Markets

All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. All markets accept food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program. For additional information, please visit the City of Pittsburgh website.

 

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November 3, 2021

East Liberty Farmer’s Market

Attend the East Liberty Farmer’s Market on Mondays through November 22, 2021. The marketing will take place on N. Euclid Ave. & Broad St. (in the Garland Parklet lot next to firehouse). Note that the farmer’s market will close at 6 p.m. beginning on November 8th.

About City of Pittsburgh Farmers’ Markets

All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. All markets accept food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program. For additional information, please visit the City of Pittsburgh website.

 

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October 30, 2021

Homewood Farmers Market

The Homewood Farmers Market will take place every Saturday until the end of October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables grown by local urban farmers including Operation Better Block’s Jr. Green Corps, Oasis Farm & Fishery, Black Urban Gardeners & Farmers, Sankofa Village Community Garden, & Grow Pittsburgh! New vendors will be added each week. Cash, check, credit, debit, EBT, Food Bucks, and FMNP senior vouchers will be accepted.

Location

The corner of Bennet Street and Homewood Avenue in the Bible Center parking lot

717 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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October 27, 2021

East Liberty Farmer’s Market

Attend the East Liberty Farmer’s Market on Mondays through November 22, 2021. The marketing will take place on N. Euclid Ave. & Broad St. (in the Garland Parklet lot next to firehouse). Note that the farmer’s market will close at 6 p.m. beginning on November 8th.

About City of Pittsburgh Farmers’ Markets

All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. All markets accept food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program. For additional information, please visit the City of Pittsburgh website.

 

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October 23, 2021

Homewood Farmers Market

The Homewood Farmers Market will take place every Saturday until the end of October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables grown by local urban farmers including Operation Better Block’s Jr. Green Corps, Oasis Farm & Fishery, Black Urban Gardeners & Farmers, Sankofa Village Community Garden, & Grow Pittsburgh! New vendors will be added each week. Cash, check, credit, debit, EBT, Food Bucks, and FMNP senior vouchers will be accepted.

Location

The corner of Bennet Street and Homewood Avenue in the Bible Center parking lot

717 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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October 16, 2021

Homewood Farmers Market

The Homewood Farmers Market will take place every Saturday until the end of October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables grown by local urban farmers including Operation Better Block’s Jr. Green Corps, Oasis Farm & Fishery, Black Urban Gardeners & Farmers, Sankofa Village Community Garden, & Grow Pittsburgh! New vendors will be added each week. Cash, check, credit, debit, EBT, Food Bucks, and FMNP senior vouchers will be accepted.

Location

The corner of Bennet Street and Homewood Avenue in the Bible Center parking lot

717 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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October 9, 2021

Homewood Farmers Market

The Homewood Farmers Market will take place every Saturday until the end of October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables grown by local urban farmers including Operation Better Block’s Jr. Green Corps, Oasis Farm & Fishery, Black Urban Gardeners & Farmers, Sankofa Village Community Garden, & Grow Pittsburgh! New vendors will be added each week. Cash, check, credit, debit, EBT, Food Bucks, and FMNP senior vouchers will be accepted.

Location

The corner of Bennet Street and Homewood Avenue in the Bible Center parking lot

717 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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May 15, 2020

Changes Made to Summer Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 15, the City of Pittsburgh announced how summer activities will be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While many activities will be allowed, others will be cancelled or postponed. All decisions follow federal and state guidelines.

About

In a City press release, Mayor William Peduto praised Pittsburgh residents, stating, that “Pittsburgh residents have done a great job during these trying times staying safe and looking out for each other.” However, he recognized that the battle against COVID-19 is far from over, and social distancing and other measures must remain in place to win this fight.

With a larger number of residents venturing outdoors as the weather warms, the City has outlined lists of activities that will or will not be permitted during the pandemic. Decisions on closures and activities may be revisited as pandemic circumstances and federal and state guidelines change.

Permitted Summer Activities

Activities that can safely comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing guidelines will be allowed. Permitted activities include the following:

    • Drive-in movies (by the Special Events office)
    • Farmers Markets
    • Pickup of bulk trash
    • Road closures in City parks (more information below)
    • Tennis courts (singles matches encouraged)
    • Pickleball courts (singles matches encouraged)
    • Skate parks
    • Fields (but not for organized group sports)
    • Frisbee Golf
    • Lawn Bowling
    • Bocce
    • Expanded summer food program (likely to begin June 15)

City crews are working to reopen facilities starting May 15 and will continue their work into next week. Drive-in movies organized by the Special Events office will begin June 13. More information will be released later. Farmer’s Markets will begin June 3 in Carrick and begin in other neighborhoods thereafter. Social distancing and safe purchasing requirements will be in place.

Non-Permitted Summer Activities

Large group events that cannot safely comply with social distancing will not be allowed. Non-permitted activities include the following:

    • July 4 fireworks
    • City-sponsored concerts
    • 5Ks, the Great Race and other races (though they can be held virtually)
    • Summer Camps
    • Citiparks summer youth baseball
    • Summer Line Dancing
    • Pistons in the Park

Playgrounds, park shelters, and spray parks will remain closed until further notice. Swimming pools (including the Oliver Bath House) will also remain closed. While the CDC says that swimming itself is safe, the guidelines require at least six feet of distance between users and no more than ten people would be allowed at any time. It has been determined that city pool waiting areas, locker rooms, and lounging areas are too cramped to allow for appropriate distancing under these guidelines.

Activities To Be Determined

Final decisions on other activities and facilities have not yet been made, including decisions on the following:

    • Recreation centers
    • Senior Healthy Active Living centers
    • Block party permits
    • Mellon Tennis Bubble
    • Art Cart
    • Water fountains and water features
    • Park restrooms
    • Organized group sports including deck hockey, soccer, baseball, and basketball

DOMI Task Force

The City Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has established a task force to study methods of using some streets and sidewalks to allow for safe recreation and business activity. Its recommendations will be issued soon. In the meantime, plans are underway to close some streets in City parks to vehicular traffic. No timetables are yet set, but plans are for the following closures:

More Information

For more information, read the full press release.

*Information provided by the City of Pittsburgh

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November 3, 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.

About

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 contactanos@laescuelitapgh.org or 412.421.4787.

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