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FUN THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER

  • Ride the Duquesne or Monongahela Incline.
  • Visit Point State Park and see one of the tallest fountains in the United States.  It is a good spot to sit and read. 
  • Have a screaming good time at Kennywood Park.  You could win free tickets if you participate in summer reading.  The Grand Prize is a limo ride and six tickets to Kennywood.  You have to read at least one item and fill out the online evaluation for your chance to win.  In addition to the grand prize, six teens will win two tickets to Kennywood.  The new roller coaster Sky Rocket is scheduled to open sometime this summer. 
  • Take a walking tour of Downtown’s public art.  Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art has published Pittsburgh Art in Public Places: Downtown Walking Tour and copies are available at the library. 
  • Go to a free concert in an Allegheny County Park.  All summer long there are free concerts at Boyce Park, Hartwood Acres, North Park and South Park.  For a listing of events, check out the Allegheny County website:  http://www.alleghenycounty.us/spev/summer10.aspx
  • Go Swimming!  There’s a lot of outdoor pools in the city of Pittsburgh.  There is a complete list of pools in the Citiparks 2010 Summer Magazine.  Families can purchase pool tags for the whole summer.  If you want to swim for the day, daily admission tickets are available.  The cost is $3 for children ages 3-15 and $4 for individuals 16 and older.  The Citiparks Summer Magazines are also available in print and you can pick them up at your local library. 
  • Watch a movie in a park.  Pittsburgh Citipark’s “Cinema in the Park” features popular movies.  Here are the Cinema Locations:
  1. Schenley Park  (Sundays and Wednesdays)
  2. East Liberty (Mondays)
  3. Robert E. Williams Memorial Park, Hill District (Tuesdays)
  4. Brookline Memorial Park (Thursdays)
  5. Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville (Fridays)
  6. Riverview Park, Observatory Hill (Saturdays)
  7. Grandview Park, Mt. Washington (Saturdays)
  8. West End/Eliot Overlook (Tuesdays)

For dates and movie titles, check the Citiparks 2010 Summer Magazine

  • Enjoy the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta and Fireworks July 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  The Regatta weekend is packed with events such as the “Anything that Floats” Race, Frisbee Dog Show, “Over the Mountain” Bike Stunt Show, Powerboat Championship and lots of free concerts.  For more information, check out the website:  www.threeriversregatta.net

Mike Steidley

  • Check out the cars at one of the biggest events in the city at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.  What began as a one day race has evolved into a ten-day vintage car festival that runs from July 11-25.  The race is the main event with car shows and parades adding to the excitement.  For more information, check out the website:  www.pvgp.org
  • Take in a Pirate game.  Even if the team is on a losing streak, it is fun to spend an afternoon or evening at PNC Park.  Enter to win two tickets to Teen Night @ PNC Park!  Any teen who participates in the Teen Summer Reading Program at any Allegheny County Public Library is eligible to win two tickets to the August 19th Pittsburgh Pirates game and the pregame teen party with free food, music and games.  Game time is 7:00 PM and the party will start at 5:30 PM.  75 teens will win!

~Marian  CLP–Mt. Washington

One Response

  1. This is a wonderful event, the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, marketing at its best, fun at its funnest and just a good old fashioned good time.

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