Art All Night turns 21 this year and like many Pittsburghers who turn 21, Art All Night is heading to the South Side to celebrate. Thankfully, the Carson Street metaphor ends there. Everything about the event is the same, except for the location. To get to Art All Night this year, you will have to cross a river (or two depending on your route) to the South Side. The 21st annual Art All Night will be held at the Terminal Buildings (which have been renamed The Highline, but this is a Pittsburgh blog and we prefer to give directions that… Read the rest
Have you been to the dentist this year? Have you been avoiding going to the dentist because you don’t have dental insurance? Do you know someone who has a tooth that has been bothering them?
Good news! There is a FREE, totally free, dental clinic this Friday & Saturday (July 28 & 29, 2017) in Pittsburgh at the AJ Palumbo Center.
Take it from me, you need to go to the dentist. I skipped those cleanings for a few years and ended up with a broken tooth, a lot of pain and a lot of expense. Not only can tooth… Read the rest
One of the best kept patio secrets in Pittsburgh, is the patio at the East End Brewing Brewery in the Larimer neighborhood. Last year they transformed the parking lot into a delightful beer garden.
The East End Brewing Brewery has always been a family-friendly spot for spending an afternoon. The patio makes this a great place for everyone to spend a hot summer afternoon with a cold beer (or root beer, which they usually have on tap). Just a heads up that East End Brewing also has a location in the Strip District, the East End Brewing Taproom, so make… Read the rest
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Schenley alumnus and attorney Jake Oresick tells this story through interviews, historical documents, and hundreds of first-person accounts drawn from a community indelibly tied to the school.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