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First, you have to check out the Three Rivers Arts Festival.  The festival is already underway and includes an artist market, free music and dance performances, public art installations, hands-on arts activities and food booths.  Lots of interesting things to see and do and eat.

A few recommendations for teens visiting the Three Rivers Arts Festival:

Cell Phone Disco:  “Cell Phone Disco is the city of Pittsburgh’s first art+science interactive installation: a large-scale light project that artfully visualizes the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone.  The installation was funded and commissioned by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and The Fine Foundation, and was designed by Netherlands-based artist collective, Informationlab.”

Plastic Castle:  “Festival-goers are invited to help build the “Plastic Castle”, a translucent installation piece made from an assortment of plastic materials that are typically discarded – clear plastic packaging, cup lids, tubing and more. The piece is designed to encourage us to “Start Seeing Plastic”, by exploring the qualities of materials that we usually just toss away. Festival goers can add to the castle walls, then enter the structure, look up at the sky, and peer out through the translucent walls.”

The next big event this summer in Pittsburgh is the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 11th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza!  Honestly, this event isn’t just for kids.  For one thing, a special booth is dedicated to teens.  Stop by and visit  your favorite teen librarians from the Main Library and the neighborhood libraries.

Lots more events and activities will be happening all summer long at the Pittsburgh parks.  Check out the Citiparks homepage for a complete list.  The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park  kick off celebration will be held at Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park on Saturday June 12th.  Click here for a complete schedule for the Cinema in the Park dates and locations.  The city pools open June 16th!  Skateboarders can enjoy three Citipark skate parks.

More FUN THINGS to come later this summer.  Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading and check the CLPTeensburgh blog often (like everyday) for more info about fantastic programs coming this summer at the Main Library and the neighborhood  libraries.  I hope to see you at the Extravaganza on Saturday!


2 Responses

  1. This is a good list of events. Do you have any anime activities coming up?

  2. I don’t see any anime events coming up at the library, but the Quick Flix Media Arts workshops may interest you.

    For more events in Pittsburgh, try Pittsburgh Anime Meetup:


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