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Best Fireworks In Pittsburgh

Grab your favorite lawn chair, blanket and fireworks watching gear and head out to the Pittsburgh neighborhoods for a fun-filled evening. Be sure to check out the weather forecast and change of dates and time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Zambelli extravaganza or another entity, the family will enjoy the memories of a dazzling and inspiring night time view.

06/26/2015

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Best Skate Parks In Pittsburgh

The time is right to get on some wheels and skate on over to an indoor or outdoor skate park, and the Pittsburgh region has fabulous facilities for all ability levels. There is no need to worry about standing out as a neophyte, as there are lessons available or dedicated skateboarders will help with any insecurities. Be sure to check with the rules of the skate park and the equipment needed for all safety concerns. Check out the stores for skateboards, accessories, posters, magazines and questions about any applicable rates. It may not be the actual X-Games or Extreme Sports genre, but it is a chance to express creativity with heaps of fun and exercise through a host of twists , turns, jumps and elevation changes.

06/05/2015

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Best Tennis Courts In Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh region has top notch tennis courts that are both indoor and outdoor facilities with lights that enhance the time to play.

05/29/2015

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Pittsburgh

Mother’s Day is a special day to thank mom for all the hard work and preparation to make a wonderful family setting. There are opportunities to show appreciation for that time, and the Pittsburgh area has the facilities and culture to make Mother’s Day a memorable experience. This goes well beyond one day, and what better way to extend that time throughout the year. There are crafts, recreation, spas and studios to perfect a skill or learn a new one. The vibrant cultural, artistic and historical venues of the Pittsburgh region offers limitless activities of interest and mom will be pampered on her special day and in the future.

05/08/2015

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Best Spots to Spend a Summer Day with Your Family In Pittsburgh

One of the most livable cities in the country, Pittsburgh boasts plenty of fun for the entire family this summer. The abundant rivers, cultural and historic venues make it easy to enjoy a day exploring educational, indoor or outdoor pursuits for a meaningful learning experience. Explore myriad museums, universities, parks, sports, art galleries, theatrical performances and concerts, or just hit one of these awesome area options for the perfect day out for the whole family.

05/01/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Pittsburgh

There are heaps of opportunities for families to engage in activities and at the same time have their children maintain a healthy and educational experience. Programs are scheduled for the children while their parents or caregivers workout and enjoy the amenities afforded in the gym. Experienced and well-trained teachers and instructors lead the activities in a professional manner that includes making sure the children get the best activity in all facets at each facility.

04/24/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Pittsburgh

There may be nothing more family orientated than an old fashioned picnic. The preparation and all the fixings that go into a picnic is more fun if the family works together. That means gathering up the blankets and lawn chairs and celebrating National Picnic Day, which is April 23rd, and hopefully the past winter will be forgotten. The Pittsburgh region affords a wonderful opportunity to explore the the unique neighborhoods and parks, and there is always a cultural, educational and recreational experience waiting for the family to enjoy.

04/17/2015

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Best Dog Runs In Pittsburgh

Pets need exercise just like their owners and why not them run and possibly meet new furry friends to run and socialize? These parks and dog runs offer an opportunity to run in open spaces instead of the obstacles related in the neighborhood.

03/27/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Pittsburgh

Staying near home doesn’t sound like a spring break vacation, but there are exhilarating experiences waiting right around the corner or just a few miles away.

03/13/2015

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Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

On a snow day, there are heaps of activities that can be done both inside and outside of the home.

02/20/2015

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Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

Deborah Pricener, Associate Vice President of Youth Development at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, knows how to keep kids entertained and engaged. Here she provides some ideas for after-school activities for children in Pittsburgh.

01/30/2015

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Best Kids’ Martial Arts Classes In Pittsburgh

Get your kids involved in martial arts at these classes in Pittsburgh.

01/23/2015

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Best Fitness Classes In Pittsburgh

Maintain that physique you want with help from these Pittsburgh fitness classes.

01/09/2015

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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In The Pittsburgh Area

Even though it may not be a remake of the Chevy Chase movie, “Christmas Vacation,” the tree-cutting experience will be a memorable opportunity for the family. It’s a wonderful time to share with the family for a Christmas treasure of planning and cutting your own tree.

12/12/2014

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Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Rebekah Cooksey has been with Michaels since 2012 and she is Vice President of Education and Projects for the company. Here are some of her suggestions for Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

11/21/2014

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