After 156 years as a social incubator in a largely segregated city, the improbably successful Schenley High School was controversially closed in 2011. This spring, The Schenley Experiment (Amazon affiliate link) breathes life back into Schenley, telling the story of Pittsburgh and its public school district—of race, class, ethnicity, and collaboration—through the prism of its oldest and most dynamic high school.
Schenley alumnus and attorney Jake Oresick tells this story through interviews, historical documents, and hundreds of first-person accounts drawn from a community indelibly tied to the school.
Join four former Schenley teachers for a panel discussion of The Schenley… Read the rest
Urban Hike is a free guided walk around one (or several) of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The guided hike is led by a group of volunteers who carefully research each route and invite experts from the neighborhood to come speak to the group on local history and neighborhood development. If you like history, exploring or you are looking for a way to learn more about Pittsburgh, then Urban Hike is for you.
I have attended many of the past Urban Hikes, which has led to discovering all kinds of secrets about Pittsburgh. The John Woods House, aka the 2nd oldest house in… Read the rest
Have you every wanted to try welding? Maybe you have always wanted to learn to build your own furniture or learn to use a 3D printer. If you are a woman in the Pittsburgh area, this is a great opportunity for you to try these classes for free.
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. TechShop is celebrating International Women’s Day by offering FREE classes to all women on Tuesday, March 8th.
TechShop is a maker space located in Bakery Square. What’s a maker space you ask? I happen to work at TechShop and… Read the rest
CommonWealth Press, aka printer of the finest shirts in Pittsburgh is opening a new shop in Mt. Lebanon. Go there, buy t-shirts, drink beer, meet nice people.
TONIGHT. 7PM. 691 WASHINGTON RD.
A photo posted by @cwpress on Aug 7, 2015 at 8:52am PDT
Pittsburgh screen-printing business Commonwealth Press expands with second location (post-gazette.com)… 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