Head outside to a park that fosters observation, exploration, and play. An Environmental Center is on the way! Meanwhile, visit Blue Slide Park, play tennis, and eat a yummy sandwich at Frick Park Market. Continue reading Frolic through Frick Park
“A building to rise 500 feet or more above the grass…perfect in all details of material and design, would be a symbol of life on the campus. It would tell Pittsburgh every day of these values. It would unify Pittsburgh into a community conscious of its character…and no student could be so dumb but that he would at some time feel the lines and arches cry out to him a powerful note of victory and adventure.” – John G. Bowman
At the center of the University of Pittsburgh campus, this is one 535 foot tall landmark that you simply can not miss.
“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” -Andrew Carnegie
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a staple of the city. Providing thousands with access to books and digital media, the library system has surely established itself as an imperative part of the city.
Continue reading Just a Library? I Think Not…
“By selling affordable art supplies and offering hands-on environmentally friendly activities such as Reuse-a-Palooza throughout the year, The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse gives children (and children at heart!) of any financial background the chance to create art and learn about resource conservation while having fun!”
Explore a site of post-industrial isolation, this old blast furnace and National Historic Landmark remains a portal into Pittsburgh’s labored past.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep […]
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.”
– Mary Elizabeth Frye, “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” 1932.
What do Quantum Theatre Company, the Irene Kaufman Settlement House, and President Taft all have in common? RODEF SHALOM!