Monday, June 21, 2010

Playdate ~ Ballocity

Because of potential rain during this week's playdate, we will have to postpone the pool date!
Instead we will be heading to Fun Fore All in Cranberry Township to check out Ballocity!

When: Wednesday, June 23rd, 3:30 pm.
Cost: $5.00 per child (adults accompanying a paid child are free)
Directions & info: -

Ballocity is the areas most amazing kids play area. It’s three stories of fun for the whole family. Each level has something different that adds up to over 30 interactive things to enjoy.

Some of the features of Ballocity:
  • air cannons shoot foam balls
  • “Ballcano” - blasts foam balls high into the air
  • four story slide!!!
There is something for all ages to enjoy, even parents!! And it’s big enough for adults to get in on the fun also. There is also a separate toddler area for the little ones.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Spray Park

When we heard that the new Troy Hill Spray Park was up & running, we definitely had to go check it out!

Here's what I discovered:
It's FREE!!
My son loved it!
About 15 different water features.
It is cement, so I would recommend having water shoes.
Toys are welcome and a lots of kids were having fun with buckets!
There is a park next door.
Plenty of free parking.

I was a little concerned that my 16 month old would get run over by the bigger kids. Though there were kids running all over, Graham did just fine and had no issues. Yay! :)

All in all, it is an awesome free summer activity!

I am sure we will be visiting this park as a playdate sometime soon, but you can check out more info here!

FREE Kid’s Summer Film Fest

South Side Works cinema shows FREE family-friendly films on Tuesday mornings at 11 am during the summer. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come first-serve basis.

The Movie Showtimes:
June 15 – Babe
June 22 – The Tooth Fairy
June 29 – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief
July 6 – Fantastic Mr. Fox
July 13 – Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel
July 20 – Planet 51
July 27 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Aug. 3 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Looking for more super-cheap kids movies this summer? Check out Summer Movie Clubhouse for Kids!

South Side Works Cinemas
425 Cinema Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2373
(412) 381-7335

Friday, June 11, 2010

Family news

Macaroni Kid Robinson is a family friendly e-newsletter sent directly to your inbox each week! It lists the local events in our area that are specifically for families! There's no need to go searching around on 100 sites for things to do anymore [except stopping by Pgh Momtourage, of course]! :) They also have tons of great contests, giveaways and parenting articles in addition to the events listings! Go here to check it out & sign up!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Riverview Park Heritage Day!

Saturday, June 12, 2010
11:00 a.m. - Parade
Noon-4:00 p.m. - Heritage Day Activities
Riverview Park

Strike up the band! This premier North Side event kicks off with a colorful parade marching to the the beat of the Perry High School Marching Band and continues for a full day of adventure and exploration at Riverview Park!

A soaring rock climbing wall serves as the centerpiece of this day of free family activities. Kids test their climbing skills as they scale the 32-foot structure. Then explore the landmark Allegheny Observatory, hailed as one of the major astronomical research institutions of the world. Or set off on the extensive network of wilderness trails that attract hikers, joggers and horseback riders year round to this grand regional park.

Throughout the park grounds, kids unleash their creativity at the Citiparks Roving Art Cart, explore nature at the Frick Environmental Center hands-on adventure, greet favorite mascots, ride ponies and horses, and much more. The Department of Public Safety's brave men and women in blue provide an interactive/educational experience for kids and families. And everyone enjoys free refreshments.

Sponsored by NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
For more information call 412-255-2493 or click here for directions.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Baby Sale!

Big Sale at USA Baby!

 furniture * bedding * strollers * safety * baby essentials * room decor
USA Baby and Child Space in Pittsburgh carries all of your favorite brands; Baby’s Dream, Berg, Bonavita, Million Dollar Baby, Munire, Stanley’s Young America, Britax, Graco, Cocalo, Cotton Tale, Glenna Jean and Robeez just to name a few.

eMom Rewards
Don’t forget to sign up for eMom Rewards to enjoy special club only savings. Our current welcome gift for signing up is a free $20 Gift Card, click here to register.

2257 Babcock Blvd 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Free Movies in the Parks

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head out for an unforgettable evening of free cinema under the stars. The 2010 "Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park" schedule will include The Blind Side, How to Train Your Dragon, Up, Michael Jackson’s This Is It and many other current movie favorites for all members of the family.

Return to your favorite movie location at Flagstaff Hill, Riverview Park, Grandview Park in Mt. Washington, Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville, Brookline Memorial Park, East Liberty or West End/Elliott Overlook.

For more information, call 412-422-6426 or click here for a full schedule.

Schenley Park
Location: Flagstaff Hill
Dates: Sundays and Wednesdays, June 9 - August 29, 2010
Time: Dusk
Jun 09 The Blind Side (PG-13)
93.7 The Fan on-site with prizes and activities!
Jun 13 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
Jun 16 Star Trek (PG-13)
Jun 20 Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)
Jun 23 Julie & Julia (PG-13)
Jun 27 Where the Wild Things Are (PG)
Jun 30 State of Play (PG-13)
Jul 07 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA on-site with prizes and activities!
Jul 11 Coraline (PG)
Jul 14 The Soloist (PG-13)
Jul 18 Imagine That (PG)
Jul 21 Terminator Salvation (PG-13)
Jul 25 Astro Boy (PG)
Jul 28 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)
93.7 The Fan on-site with prizes and activities!
Aug 01 Bandslam (PG)
Aug 04 G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (PG-13)
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA on-site with prizes and activities!
Aug 08 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)
Aug 11 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)
Aug 15 Michael Jackson's This Is It (PG)
Aug 18 New Moon (PG-13)
Aug 22 How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
Aug 25 Avatar (PG-13)
93.7 The Fan on-site with prizes and activities!
Aug 29 Extraordinary Measures (PG)

Arsenal Park
Location: 39th and Butler Streets, Lawrenceville
Dates: Fridays, June 11 - August 27
Time: Dusk
Jun 11 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
Jun 18 Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)
Jun 25 Where the Wild Things Are (PG)
Jul 02 Planet 51 (PG)
Jul 09 Coraline (PG)
Jul 16 Imagine That (PG)
Jul 23 Astro Boy (PG)
Jul 30 Bandslam (PG)
Aug 06 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG)
Aug 13 Michael Jackson's This Is It (PG)
Aug 20 How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
Aug 27 Up (PG)

All FREE family fun!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Playdate @ the Zoo!

Our next playdate is this Wednesday, June 9th @ the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

We will meet just inside the pay booth at 10 am. Be sure and bring your lunch (or you can purchase one as well).
Current Zoo Admission Rates
Adult $13
Seniors (60+ years of age) $12
Children (ages 2-13) $11
Children under 24 months Free
Parking Free

Please RSVP so we know to look for you, hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Family Festival

Sunday, June 6th
12-5 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
4400 Forbes Avenue (Oakland)
On the lawn

Catch a wave and join us for an afternoon packed with free fun for everyone! Enjoy live entertainment and cool activities to jump-start summer reading for the whole family.
Avoid the registration lines! Register ahead here.

•Watch fun performances
•Meet Kenny Kangaroo and Ricky Raccoon
•Personalize a Smiley Cookie with Eat'n Park
•Rock out with Radio Disney & Friends
•See glass blowing demonstrations with the Pittsburgh Glass Center
•Check out the Used Book Sale
•Visit with the Pittsburgh Pirates
•Support your Library