Pitt-starter is our occasional series about local crowdfunding projects on websites like Kickstarter. You can see our past Pitt-starter posts here.
Pittsburgh artist and author (and DJ) Matthew Buchholz is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new Pittsburgh Alternate Histories Book, “Pittsburgh in Olden Times.” Buchholz published Alternate Histories of The World in 2013; the book is available on the Alternate Histories website and Amazon (pro tip – if you order the book from the Alternate Histories website you will receive a signed or personalized copy from the author).
Not familiar with the book? You may have seen some… Read the rest
Regardless of if you are brand new to Pittsburgh or a life longer yinzer, Urban Hike is a great way to learn about a city neighborhood. For over a decade a group of faithful volunteers have been mapping and researching routes around different Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Carrick Urban Hike
This time we are going to Carrick! We are excited to check out this neighborhood for the first time.
This 3.5 mile hike will have some ups and downs and then ups again since this is a pretty hilly place. Be prepared for steep climbs and a few places without sidewalks. Come… Read the rest
Made with heart is probably the best way to summarize this event. East End Brewing has been making beer right here in Pittsburgh with a lot of love for years. This weekend they are oping up the brewery to a great line up of local vendors for a super Sunday afternoon. The event is free to attend and there will be food trucks, local of course for eats and treats.
East End Brewery’s Brewpub is a very family friendly space, so this is a great event for the kiddos, too.
Summer Crafts and Drafts
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Do you like to dance but hate to stay up late? In Bed by Ten is the answer to all of your dance party scheduling problems.
What is In Bed By Ten?
Each month, In Bed By Ten hosts a dance party at Spirit in Lawrenceville. There is a $5 cover charge that is donated to a local nonprofit. DJ MB plays the best, most danceable songs from 6-9pm, by 9:30 pm you are on your way home and can be tucked into bed at the reasonable hour of 10 pm.
Last year, In Bed by Ten, raised over $16,000… Read the rest
This Saturday, May 12, 2018, is the annual Highland Park House Tour. From 10 am to 3 pm visitors are invited to tour 12 houses around the Highland Park neighborhood.
One of the most popular posts on the blog is the profile of the Moltrup Steel Mansion, which was for sale in Beaver Falls. Some of the other posts about old homes around Pittsburgh regularly make the top 10 list, so I thought some of our old home loving readers might be interested in the Highland Park House Tour.
2018 Highland Park House Tour
Date: Sat, May 12, 2018
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