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September 14, 2019

P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festival

Visit the P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festivals and experience fun activities designed to help young Black children learn about and celebrate their race, culture, and heritage. Children ages 3 to 8 will enjoy activity stations designed by trained artists and educators. Families are invited to enjoy free food, performances, art, and music!

Festival Date

Hill District

Questions

For more information, contact Adam Flango at 412.383.8726 or AdamFlango@pitt.edu.

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August 31, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

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August 28, 2019

Elizabeth Street Park and Mural Ribbon-Cutting

Join the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative on August 28 to celebrate the opening of the Elizabeth Street Park and the completion of a new, playful mural in Hazelwood!

About

On August 28, the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative will host a free, public event in Hazelwood to celebrate the Elizabeth Street Park opening. The event will feature:

    • a mural ribbon-cutting ceremony,
    • family-friendly games,
    • live music,
    • food,
    • and more!

Learn More

For more information, contact Sarah Siplak at 412.567.4386 or sarahs@tryingtogether.org.

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August 27, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

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August 24, 2019

P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festival

Visit the P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festivals and experience fun activities designed to help young Black children learn about and celebrate their race, culture, and heritage. Children ages 3 to 8 will enjoy activity stations designed by trained artists and educators. Families are invited to enjoy free food, performances, art, and music!

Festival Dates

Upcoming festivals will be held at the following locations:

Homewood
Hill District

Questions

For more information, contact Adam Flango at 412.383.8726 or AdamFlango@pitt.edu.

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Back-to-School Bash

Join the Latino Community Center on August 24 for their Back to School Bash at PNC Park!

About

The Back-to-School Bash is a great opportunity for both parents and providers! For parents, celebrate the day with your children and enjoy live music, activities, and food while learning about programs available in your region! For providers, enjoy the day while connecting with the Latino community!

Activities

The event will feature:

  • a book bag and school supply giveaway,
  • children’s activities,
  • a DJ,
  • a meet and greet with the Pirates,
  • a taco bar,
  • and more!

Learn More

To learn more and ask questions, email Emily Blair at eblair@latinocommunitycenter.org.

Interested in hosting a table at the event? Click here to register. 

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August 23, 2019

Nature in Your Neighborhood

Join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy on August 23 for “Nature in Your Neighborhood” to experience nature in Homewood and in nearby areas. For this event, community members are invited to explore Frick Park while enjoying nature hikes and activities. Bring your group, your camera, and your curiosity! Lunch will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to 4o participants.

Registration

To register, contact Sarah Byrne-Houser via email at sarah@tryingtogether.org.

Registrations must include:

    • the number of adults attending,
    • the number of children attending,
    • the name of the program (if applicable),
    • a phone number,
    • and any dietary restrictions.

More Information

For more information, contact the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at 412.682.7275.

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August 22, 2019

Raising Readers Together

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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August 20, 2019

RADical Days Returns With 25 Days of Free Events

Celebrating the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s (RAD) 25th year, RADical Days is returning to Pittsburgh this September and October, featuring 25 days of free activities!

About

Established by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), RADical Days describes these events as “an annual thank you to the public,” featuring free admission, tours, performances, and family activities offered by organizations and attractions funded by RAD.

RAD’s mission is to support and finance regional assets in the areas of libraries, parks, recreation, cultural, sports, and civic facilities and programs. In 2019, RAD adopted a $108.6 million budget serving 104 regional assets. Some 31% of the funding will go to support libraries; 31% to parks, trails and other green spaces; 13% to sports and civic facilities; 13% to arts and culture organizations; 8% to regional facilities (Zoo, Aviary, Phipps Conservatory);  and 3% to transit.

Event Overview

RADical Days 2019 features many events, including free admission to:

    • the Andy Warhol Museum,
    • Carnegie Science Center,
    • Children’s Museum & Museum Lab,
    • Frick Pittsburgh
    • Heinz History Center,
    • Hill Dance Academy Theatre,
    • National Aviary,
    • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre,
    • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden,
    • Saturday Light Brigade Radio,
    • and more!

Schedule

To see a full RADical Days 2019 schedule, visit their website or download their PDF!

Learn More

To learn more about RAD and RADical Days, visit their website!

*Information provided by RADical Days