Local non-profit (and I heart PGH favorite!) Paddle Without Pollution is up for an award celebrating the best philanthropic effort involving paddlesports. You can vote for the best “Paddle With Purpose” contender, plus those in other categories, until this Sunday, June 30, by visiting the Canoe & Kayak Magazine awards page.
The group was nominated by their fellow paddlers and peers and winners are honored at the annual ceremony, held this year on August 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Paddle Without Pollution gets canoeists, kayakers, and paddle boarders together to clean the rivers, streams, wetlands, and lakes of Pennsylvania.… Read the rest
One of the hobbies that I have picked up here in Pittsburgh in the past few years in kayaking. Thanks to Kayak Pittsburgh it is super easy to rent a kayak and paddle around the city. And it is one of the best ways to see the city. I am pretty sure I took this photo from a kayak on the river (not sure how it ended up on wikipedia).
When I tell people about kayaking their reaction is usually something like – “you are crazy” or “I am afraid of getting stuck under one of those things in that… Read the rest
Image via Wikipedia
Accordion Pool Party
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 3-7pm
Leslie Park Pool, Butler Street Lawrenceville
20+ Accordion players, ethnic dancers, local food and more – in an empty swimming pool
More info at accordionpoolparty.org
Johnny Cash Day
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Elks Club – North Side
$5 gets you in the door – Chili, cornbread and $.25 drafts
A Fair in the Park 2009
Mellon Park, Fifth Ave and Shady Ave
2009 is the 40th Anniversary
September 11th-13th in Mellon Park, Pittsburgh.
Friday 1-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-7 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Bicycle Tour of Pittsburgh’s Industrial… Read the rest
Image by kopp0041 via Flickr
To celebrate the 2009 Venture Outdoors Festival (which is this weekend)!!! and Great Outdoors week – Venture Outdoors is giving away a a kayak to one lucky Twitter follower. Here are the details…
The Venture Outdoors Festival is only a week away on May 16th at Point State Park! To celebrate our new location we’re giving away a kayak, thanks to Emotion Kayaks, to one lucky Twitterer. Just follow the two steps below and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win a free Emotion kayak!
Step 1: Retweet the EXACT message below on… Read the rest
Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride
Join the folks at East End Brewery for a bike ride to take the first kegs of the season’s Pedal Pale Ale to the bar.
Friday, May 15 – Meet at East End Brewery at 6pm, Ride starts at 7pm will be about a 7 mile ride
Last year over 220 people joined the keg ride
Pittsburgh Party for a Purpose @ Firehouse
Friday, May 15 @ 9pm
Benefits Homeless Children’s Education Fund
Regent Square Yard Sale Day
Saturday, May 16 – Neighborhood wide yard sale
Maps available at the Regent Square Theater and… Read the rest