Donut Day, Free Concerts and Kayaking (Radio Round Up for June 3)

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Friday is National Donut Day

  • Free donut with any beverage purchase at Pittsburgh Dunkin Donut locations

First Fridays on Penn Avenue (forgot to mention this on DVE – but definitely worth a stop this eve)

Allegheny County Marbles Tournament

  • yes! Marbles! like glass Marbles! – actually the national champion in girls marbles was from Pittsburgh.
  • Tournament runs Thursday – Saturday in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse

Kayak Pittsburgh Downtown Opens FRIDAY

  • Finally! The rivers have calmed down and Kayak Pittsburgh is open for business
  • Weekdays Kayak Pittsburgh opens at 11am, Weekend Kayak Pittsburgh opens at 10am

Penn Brewery Microbrewers Festival

  • Say hello to summer with 3 hours of beer sampling at Penn Brewery
  • Saturday, June 4 – 2 sessions 1-4pm and 6-9pm
  • Live entertainment from the Flow Band and the Blues Orphans

Free Concerts All Weekend Long

Urban Hike South Oakland

  • Sunday, June 5, 2011 – 9:30am
  • Free guided hike through the neighborhood  – will take 3-4 hours

Highland Park Yard Sale

  • HUGE neighborhood wide garage sale
  • Sunday, June 5, 2011
  • Then check out the Bryan Street Festival from Noon-5pm
  • Over 40 household participating – check out the entire list here.

FRIDAY is the Last Day for 40 Under 40 Nominations

  • Each year PUMP and Pittsburgh Magazine honor 40 awesome people under the age of 40.
  • Submit your nominations today!

World Records, Free Hot Dogs, and Rugby – Radio Round Up – June 4, 2010

Kayaking the Confluence
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Most Friday mornings at 6:45 am, you can listen to IheartPGH talk live with Jim and Randy on the WDVE morning show about things to do in Pittsburgh on the weekend.  Here is our list of events and links to more information for this weekend….

First Fridays on Penn Avenue

  • Galleries and more stay open late on Penn Ave
  • Stop the Sprout Fund for their Summer Social to learn more about some of their recent projects
Paddle at the Point – Pittsburgh to attempt to break the world record

  • Pittsburgh is the host city for World Environment Day – it is like the international version of Earth Day.
  • As part of the celebration Pittsburghers will try to break the world record for number of canoes and kayaks on the water at once
  • Saturday, June 5, 2010 – The rivers will be closed to boat traffic and filled with paddlers
  • The current record is 1,104 boats
  • Want to participate? – Register by Friday at 10 am
  • More info is available at
  • Some of Pittsburgh’s favorite Mom bloggers are teaming up with the folks at Hewbrew National for a free picnic
  • Saturday, June 5 11:30am-3:30pm @ Highland Park Reservoir
  • Family fun in the park! Free hot dogs, kids activities and more

One Pittsburgher's Trash, Is Another Pittsburgher's Treasure

It’s that time of year again… The Highland Park Community Yard Sale … the whole neighborhood puts their trash, I mean treasures outside for you to discover. I can’t seem to find a website for Highland Park, but the sale has been posted on Craigslist. Highland Park is filled with interesting people that have lots of interesting stuff to sell. [Read more…]

Vendors Wanted – Community Days/Highland Park Yard Sale

The Highland Park Yard Sale is one of the biggest, baddest yard sales in town.  Some very interesting people, with some very interesting stuff live in Highland Park.

This year the Union Project is back in on the action with their community day.  They will open up their doors to vendors of all sorts of things.  So if you don’t live in Highland Park, you can come to Highland park and sell your stuff too.

We are very excited to announce that we are now taking vendor applications for the Community Day Vendor Fair, June 1st. This event is held in partnership with the Highland Park Yard Sale. This yard sale is not your average- there are detailed maps describing all that is available at each home and it attracts around 500-1000 people, depending on the weather. Because we had such a great response last year, we will be expanding the sale to inside as well. We will be providing breakfast/lunch specials, crafts to keep the kiddies happy, music and space for 50 craft vendors. We fill up very quickly, so please call Hilary with any questions at 412-363-4550 x26 or email her at to get a vendor form. All forms are due by May 21st.