The East Liberty Valley Historic Society is a nonprofit that exists to document and share the history of the East Liberty neighborhood and surrounding areas. East Liberty is a particularly interesting area of Pittsburgh when it comes to development as it has many buildings from the time East Liberty became a fashionable suburb for some of Pittsburgh’s wealthiest families who were looking to escape the congestion of Downtown Pittsburgh in the 1850s. East Liberty is also the site of a massive Urban Renewal project in the 1950s.
The East Liberty Valley Historic Society has been documenting and sharing information about… Read the rest
The community group, Bloomfield Liveable Streets is organizing a celebration of Bloomfield’s beautiful stoops on Saturday, October 10.
You can get all of the details on the Stoop City Website here. You can check out the Facebook event for Stoop City here.
Bloomfield Liveable Streets is looking for people who want to perform and people who want to host acts during Stoop City. All types of performers are welcome.
Explore Bloomfield and Snap a Selfie with Albright
While your out and about exploring Bloomfield, do me a favor and stop by 486 S. Graham Street and snap a selfie with… Read the rest
Space is pretty awesome. Blockbuster hits like Gravity and Interstellar, privatized space exploration such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and incentives like Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, which awards $30 million to the first private company to send a robot to the moon, have renewed our interest beyond our atmosphere.
And Pittsburgh has great representation with local NewSpace company Astrobotic leading the race to the moon, having won initial milestones of the Lunar XPRIZE and currently accepting payloads to be sent to space on their first launch.
And lucky you– you can get in on some space-related fun tomorrow evening… Read the rest
Art All Night, Pittsburgh’s annual free art event, pops up in Lawrenceville this weekend for its 17th year. The completely volunteer-run event is held non-stop from 4pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 until 2pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Never heard of Art All Night? The idea behind the censorship-free, non-juried event is to encourage participation from all types of artists. Everyone is welcome to come, share, and experience a variety of local art and activities.
Besides original artwork, Art All Night features a live auction, various participatory and collaborative activities, live entertainment, and on-site artwork. Children’s activities are available… Read the rest
Bricolage’s Fifth Wall series seeks to break down the barriers between scripted storytelling and current events in the world at large.
The 2014 Fifth Wall Series continues, as part of the Transit Tales project, with a panel discussion on public transit in Allegheny County. Specifically, how (or if) public input should be included in planning for public transit. Panelists include:
Lucy Spruill – Committee for Accessible Transportation
Bonnie Young-Laing – Hill District Consensus Group
Ben Samson – Architectural Designer
Tom Conroy – Amalgamated Transit Union
Grant Ervin – City of Pittsburgh
Moderated by Chris Potter – Pittsburgh City Paper
Fifth… Read the rest