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.
The winter of 2014 set some record-breaking lows. Fortunately for the entire nation, it’s now spring, and summer’s imminent warmth is just around the corner. Read on for the best places to take the kiddos for a bright, cheerful playdate, in some of the best playgrounds in the region, and put old man winter behind for good.
Here are the top five ways to get your classical music fix in the city.
“Let’s play ball!” “Referee” Larry Gumberg blows his whistle and the 44th annual Turkey Bowl is underway. Childhood friends test aging knees and aching muscles on the playing fields of Mellon Park in Point Breeze.
Pittsburgh is known for its museums where you can visit many famous paintings by serious and famous artists. Pittsburgh is also home to a wide range of free public art that is as accessible as it is bizarre. Read on for a review of some of the more bizarre and creative works of public art.
Two people were shot Sunday night in the city’s Shadyside neighborhood. Pittsburgh police say the victims were wounded in the gunfire at Mellon Park.
Since spring sprang, the days are getting warmer and it’s finally staying light out long enough to play after work. Pick-up basketball games are a great way to get in shape and meet new people in the area. Find a great game whenever the mood strikes at the city’s best places to play pick-up basketball right next door.
In the shadows of the banking giant BNY Mellon, the Occupy Pittsburgh encampment on Mellon’s property has a summer camp feeling, albeit a tent city after a deluge of rain. The occupation could last awhile.
There are loads of activities for you to enjoy in Pittsburgh this weekend without breaking the bank and Living Pittsburgh.com’s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel have a look at some of the highlights!
A Pittsburgh city councilman is calling for new rules to put an end to the unruly behavior at Mellon Park. Two fights – a small one involving two young men, then one that involved dozens of young women, happened at a church-sponsored picnic at the park this summer.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek talks with Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto about managing increasingly large and out-of-control events in his district’s Mellon Park.
Police are investigating after a group of roughly 100 teenagers allegedly caused some problems in East Liberty Sunday afternoon.