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Citiparks Summer Magazine lists recreational activities now going on throughout Pittsburgh

 


The city is gearing up for another action-packed summer.

Free copies of the 2013 Citiparks Summer Magazine are now available at various locations throughout the City, providing easy information on the City’s 2013 schedule of summer events such as community festivals, competitions and family activities like movie and jazz nights in the parks. The 60-page booklet is also available online at http://www.Citiparks.net.

Print copies of the Summer Magazine are available at Citiparks facilities, the City-County Building, Carnegie Library branches within city limits and a variety of other locations.

Information and schedules for Citiparks programs and events are also available by visiting http://www.Citiparks.net or by calling 412-255-2539.

Activities this summer include:

• Citiparks will present four popular concert series: “Stars at Riverview Jazz Series” (Saturdays, June 8 – August 31), “Bach, Beethoven and Brunch” (Sundays, June 16 – August 11), Mellon Square Series (Thursdays, June 20 - August 29) and “Reservoir of Jazz” (Sundays, August 4 – 25). For information, call 412-255-2493 or visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

• Free movies take place at seven locations including Grandview Park and the West End Overlook. The 2013 “Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park” schedule will include The Dark Night Rises, Jack Reacher, Finding Nemo, Jack the Giant Slayer, Chimpanzee, Skyfall, The Avengers, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and many other movie favorites for all members of the family. For information, call 412-422-6426 or visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

• On Friday, June 14, Citiparks will open 18 outdoor swimming pools for the summer season. Individuals can currently purchase pool tags for year-round admission to Citiparks outdoor pools and the Oliver Bath House, which operates in the off season.

• Also beginning on June 14, golfers of all ages can play a round of miniature golf at the ice rink in Schenley Park. The Schenley Park Miniature Golf Course promises a challenging 18 holes of fun and excitement for the entire family. Head out for a little friendly competition on the putting green, surrounded by whimsical scenery in a beautiful park setting. For information, call 412-422-6547 or visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

• The seventh annual tournament – taking place June 15 – 23 and open to tennis enthusiasts aged 16 and older – honors the outstanding community spirit demonstrated by the late mayor. The men’s and women’s A open singles and A open doubles are USTA-sanctioned events. For information, visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

• Experienced dancers and novices on the dance floor can step out to an area park for Citiparks popular Summer Soul Line Dancing. Instructor Roland Ford incorporates R&B music in free classes that begin with basic steps and finish with more advanced moves. Free dance sessions once again will take place in Highland Park following “Reservoir of Jazz” concerts as well as at Mellon Park Tennis Center and Schenley Park Skating Rink. A new location added in 2013 is the West End Overlook. For information, visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

• The 40th anniversary season offers many free opportunities for children to express themselves this summer. The Roving Art Cart visits neighborhood parks and/or playgrounds Tuesday through Friday July 18 – August 16. Children can paint, sculpt, bead and create a summer of magic and fun. For information, call 412-665-3665 or visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

• Five Citiparks Farmers’ Markets opened in May and two additional markets will open later this month:

Mondays: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. East Liberty, Penn Circle West

Tuesdays: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. South Side, 18th and Carson Street

Wednesdays: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Carrick, Carrick Shopping Center, Brownsville Road & Parkfield Street (opening June 19)

Thursdays: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Beechview, Broadway Avenue & Belasco Street (opening June 27)

3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bloomfield, St. Maria Goretti school parking lot, Cedarville Street and Friendship Avenue

Fridays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Pittsburgh, City-County Building, Grant Street; and, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. North Side, East Park, East Ohio Street & Cedar Avenue

All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. For more information on Citiparks Farmers’ Markets, call 412-422-6547 or visit http://www.Citiparks.net.

 

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