Thursday, May 27, 2010

Get Your Bike On

Beyond Bikes Day May 29, 2010

Location: Kingsley Association Community Center, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Date: 5/29/2010

Time: noon until 3 pm

Description: Centered at the Kingsley Association Community Center, the Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club, in conjunction with their Tour of the ‘Hood, will provide cycling basics rides, some of which will go through six East End neighborhoods.

Beyond Bikes Day will showcase some of the bike lanes in Pittsburgh’s East End and help families by providing new opportunities to get outside together. Rides of three different lengths, all under 30 minutes long, will leave every 20 minutes. Riders are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets, but a limited number of loaner bikes will also be available. Raffle prizes, including kids’ bikes and biking gear, will be given away at the end of the event. For kids with their own bikes or who are curious to learn, bike safety inspections will be provided by Bike Pittsburgh and Free Ride Youth Programs. This is a FREE event.

verbiage courtesy of Bike Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Playground Playdate!

 Wednesday, May 26th

Squaw Valley Park & Playground
Squaw Valley Park is the Township's most popular park featuring a fishing pond, two picnic shelters with electric & water, restrooms, two ballfields, two tennis courts, a playground, hiking trails & the Gazebo. Squaw Valley is located along Fox Chapel Road, between the O'Hara Township Municipal Building and Delafield Road.

We will meet at 10:30 am @ the playground. Feel free to bring along lunches!

Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 Venture Outdoors Festival

This Saturday!

Event: 2010 Venture Outdoors Festival
Location: Point State Park and the Mon Wharf in Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: 5/22/2010
Time: 11 am until 6 pm
Description: FREE outdoor activities for the entire family, including climbing walls, fishing, boating, dragon boating, yoga, biking, Capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), a bicycle rodeo and a kids adventure race obstacle course. It’s a signature event of Great Outdoors Week and part of the ‘Burgh’s celebration of World Environment Day.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunday Fun!

1/2 off admission to the Mattress Factory and Warhol Museums Sunday, May 16, 2010.

Event: Family Day at the Mattress Factory and Andy Warhol Museums
Location: The Mattress Factory, Sampsonia Way, Northside & The Warhol Museum, Sandusky Street, Northside
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: Noon until 4 pm
Description: Join the Mattress Factory and Andy Warhol Museum in a joint Family Day celebration. Find out just how close we are from one another by walking, driving, or riding a Molly’s Trolly throughout the day. Art activities for the entire family will include, screen printing, button-making, book-making and more!

Molly’s Trolleys will provide shuttle service from 1pm-4pm.

On the same day, join Venture Outdoors on a guided geocache walk from the Warhol to the Mattress Factory at 1pm. This beginner-level program will inform participants on how to use a GPS receiver (global positioning system) as they explore the walking path between our museums and discover hidden secrets and clues along the way. A parent or guardian must accompany children. Families are encouraged to participate! Program begins at 1pm at the Warhol Museum. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Mattress Factory for more information or to register: 412.231.3169

Information found on the Mattress Factory’s website.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater

FREE activities and performances at the Pittsburgh International Children's Theater!

Target Community Stage Schedule
The Target Community Stage is located in Schenley Plaza under the round tent. Performances showcase a mixture of professional artists and up-and-coming stars from our region. Tickets are not required for performances on the Target Community Stage.
Free Hands-On Activities
Free Carousel Rides
And So Much More!

Thursday, May 13, 2010
9:30 am Carrick Steel Drum Band
10:45 am Magician David Lawrence
11:30 am Ortner/Roberts Duo
12:15 pm Debo the Clown
1:00 pm Temujin the Storyteller
Friday, May 14, 2010
10:00 am OAIS Steel Drum Band
11:30 am Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.
12:15 pm Sean Miller (juggling)
1:00 pm John Minadeo School Chorus
Saturday, May 15, 2010
10:30 am Afterschool Buddies
11:15 am Bernie Vargo Bellydancers
12:00 pm Autumn Ayres
12:45 pm Magyar Dancers
1:30 pm Mark Weakland
2:15 pm Alumni Theater Company
3:00 pm Flora Shepard
3:45 pm Mark Weakland
4:30 pm Yamoussa Camara African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Sunday, May 16, 2010
10:30 am TBA
11:15 am Guinnea West African Drum & Dance Ensemble
12:00 pm Moquette Volante
12:45 pm Sam Wise (magic/juggling)
1:30 pm Buddy Nutt
2:15 pm Dave English
3:00 pm Ortner/Roberts Duo
3:45 pm Kyiv Dance
4:30 pm Maddie Georgi

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Playdate - Tyke Hike

Our next playdate is led by Venture Outdoors, so all we do is show up & follow their directions. :) Please note: this one is on Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - Tyke Hike @ Frick Park.
Location: Frick Park - Directions here.
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 family
Organization: Venture Outdoors -

Tyke Hikes
Come and Join us for a Tyke Hike! We welcome Parents or Caregivers with children-newborn to 8 years old. We will explore nature, touch the trees and look for little critters. Adults & Children can make new play date friends! Hikes will be easy and trail friendly for strollers, slings, child-carriers or on foot. Strollers must be able to manuever off road. Children on foot should were tennis shoes. We provide snacks after the hike! Weather permitting. Cost is $5.00 per family (up to 4) and $3.00 for each additional person. No pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Mom's Day!

Mother’s Day 2010 in Pittsburgh

There are loads of great things to do in Pittsburgh for Mother’s Day 2010…and so many ways to enjoy the day without breaking the bank! Here are some of Living Pittsburgh’s affordable highlights for Mother’s Day in the ‘Burgh this weekend:

Like FREE days? So do we…and Moms get a few this weekend!

Free Day for Moms at Clayton (and Frick is free as always!)

Here are some other low cost ways to enjoy the day with mom in Pittsburgh:

Shop the Pittsburgh Flea in the Strip District and let the special lady pick out a unique (yet affordable) gift. Before or after your flea shopping spree, grab a cheap brunch at one of the neighborhood diners.

Head to Oakland and enjoy a couple free things to do this Sunday! It’s Kids Day at Schenley Plaza (2-5pm) and Carnegie Library’s Sunday Afternoon Music Series. Grab a discounted meal at India Garden or Joe Mama’s when you’re done.

Bring your mom to the Pittsburgh Playhouse during Mother’s Day Weekend (May 7-9) and she’ll receive a free ticket to Seussical or The Dark Side of Zylo’s Moon. One free ticket will be given to every mom who is with someone paying admission.

If you’d like to beat the crowds and celebrate the big day with mom on Saturday, check this one out. It’s pay-what-you-can day with Dance Alloy Theater…what a deal! Catch the afternoon performance of Alloy Unlocked…Part II. YOU name the price!

Since Mother’s Day is on a Sunday, you can use your Giant Eagle Advantage card to get $10 off tickets to this weeks home Pirate game against the St. Louis Cardinals. They’ll also be giving away a jersey strap bag to moms and kids under 14!

Do you happen to have a hip mom who loves off the beaten path adventures? Try Living Pittsburgh’s affordable Adventure Blueprint for a whole Sunday in Lawrenceville.

Now here’s a really great way to spend the day with your mom if she likes wine. Take her out to La Casa Narcisi in Gibsonia for free wine tasting and a picnic lunch on the beautiful grounds. Sip some wine, tell her how wonderful she is, listen to live music, and enjoy a hand picked affordable meal (just remember to pack some of her favorites!) This great day will only cost you the price of your packed lunch and a bottle of wine…and many are very affordable.

Whatever you do.............hope it's special and that you give an extra hug to the little (or big) ones that allow us the privilege to be called Mothers.