Head Up To Harmony – Community Day on Saturday, June 18

Just a short drive north of Pittsburgh on 79N. is the tiny but historic town of Harmony, Pa.  The town may be small – but they have got some big things going on.  Saturday is the perfect day to drive up and check out Harmony.

Harmony Community Day – Saturday, June 18, 2011
website for more info – http://historicharmony.com/communityday.html

  • Car Cruise
  • Kids Stuff
  • Music
  • Food
  • Visit the Harmony Musueum for just $1
  • Hot Dog Eating Contest – 3pm

A Very Brief History of Harmony

Harmony, PA was home to the Harmonities Society – which was founded in 1804 by Father Rapp.  The Harmonites were in Harmony for about 10 years, then they moved to Indiana and eventually setted in what is now Ambridge.  There isn’t much more to the story of the HArmonities – they were a celebate group so that eventually put an end to their group. But the town exists with lots of well preserved buildings. We have included some links to places to visit below.

For your listening pleasure – Live Music in Pittsburgh this Weekend

Just when we thought it was going to be kind of a quiet weekend in town – there are a ton of great concerts from national and local artists. And something at every price point – from FREE to not so free.

Friday is the Hometown Music Fest at Southpark – with a stellar line up of local performers.  We are happy to learn about Jimbo and the Soupbones who will be performing at Ribs on the River on Saturday.  Thanks to the reader that posted about these guys.

Here is a video of Jimbo and the Soupbones performing at the consol Energy Center in February.

New Mini Golf Course Opens in Schenley Park

As if you needed another reason to love Schenley Park.  The parks, oh the parks.  One of the reasons Pittsburgh continues to be rated as an awesome place to live is our parks.

Schenley Park just added more fun for the summer season – today, June 16 – the mini golf course opens at Schenley Park.

Schenley Park Mini Golf Course Website

  • Location: Schenley Park Skating Rink
  • Schedule: Tuesday-Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $4 adults/$3 children
  • Information: 412-422-6547

The mini golf course idea was the result of an audit of the Schenley Park skating rink audit from Controller Michael Lamb’s office in 2010.  The idea is to come up with a way for the facility to be used year round.  Read more about the audit from the Post-Gazette here.