Yesterday, when I was writing about the Catahecassa Springs in Schenley Park I was looking for the date that the Schenley Park ice rink was constructed. While I still don’t know when the Schenley Park ice rink was built, I learned about a building that I had never heard of before, the Schenley Park Casino. Since it is a hockey night in Pittsburgh, it seems fitting that our next post on historic preservation is about the building that hosted the very first hockey game in the City of Pittsburgh.
In 1893 construction began on an elaborate recreation building that was… Read the rest
While running the 5k for Race for the Cure this morning in Schenley Park, I paused to take a photo of the Neill log house in Schenley Park. The Neill log house stands out and is hard to miss, mostly because a little house on the prairie style house surrounded by chain link fence in the middle of a gold course. Two weeks ago I wrote about the John Woods House, which is considered to be the second oldest house in the city of Pittsburgh. The Neill house is considered to be the first.
Photo of Catahecassa Springs Monument from… Read the rest
Here are a few links that we’ve shared on Facebook and Twitter that you may have missed.
Check out the latest email blast from the Saxifrage School. The Saxifrage School is working on some awesome ideas around education. I’m excited to learn more about their upcoming Dev.Year program. @SaxifrageSchool
The Pittsburgh League of Women Voters has been doing excellent non-partisan voter education work in the city and county. You should like them on Facebook here.
The Bloggers from eatPGH have a new book – Pittsburgh’s Chef’s Table. Check out the book launch party at Marty’s Market on December 7. @eatPGH… Read the rest
Treading Art has been putting together an amazing list of weekend events around Pittsburgh. Each week we will highlight one of those events here on IheartPGH and link you back over to Treading Art’s weekly events post.
This weeks Treader’s Choice event:
Saturday, July 20th
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Vintage car races through the hilly streets of Schenley Park, tents full of car aficionados and freebies and your support for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. In full swing Saturday but we hear the real party is Sunday.
Schenley Park – Oakland
8am-5pm // FREE
This annual… Read the rest
Image courtesy of Citiparks.
All 18 Pittsburgh city pools are officially open for the summer, until September 2! Check the Citiparks website to make sure your local pool is open for the day.
While none of the locations provide refreshments, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks (no alcohol).
Don’t forget to check out the water carnivals, hosted by a different pool every few days in July. Basically an open pool party for the neighborhood, the carnivals feature unique themes, fun games, raffle prizes, and free food and drinks (normal admission prices apply).
Mondays – Fridays,… Read the rest