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New & Notable, June 2024


THE HIGHMARK WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY

THE HIGHMARK WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will take place on June 22 at Stage AE on the North Shore. The walk benefits Angels’ Place, an organization providing family support and early childhood education at no cost or at significantly reduced rates to help parents in need and their children become lifelong learners. Register here: http://hcf.convio.net/site/TR/Pittsburgh/HighmarkWalk?pg=entry&fr_id=4495.



JUNE 2024 LUNCHBOX SESSION AT PITTSBURGH NORTH REGIONAL CHAMBER

JUNE 2024 LUNCHBOX SESSION AT PITTSBURGH NORTH REGIONAL CHAMBER

Join the PNRC for their monthly Lunchbox Session on June 12th from 12-1 p.m. In this candid and empowering talk, Amy Hanna, CEO of AhHa! Consulting, shares her personal journey and equips you with the words and techniques to confidently say no and prioritize yourself. Discover how assertiveness skills, rooted in emotional intelligence and effective communication empower you to express your thoughts, set boundaries and seek support when needed. This is a virtual event. Instructions for joining the webinar will be included in the confirmation email. This event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Join here: https://members.pghnorthchamber.com/events/details/june-2024-lunchbox-session-14276?calendarMonth=2024-06-01.


HUGH LANE RECEIVES $2 MILLION GIFT FROM MACKENZIE SCOTT’S YIELD GIVING

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation was awarded $2 million to assist with their efforts and growth towards establishing a new Pittsburgh-based LGBTQIA+ youth and family resource center in the coming years. The Hugh Lane Team works to improve the health of the LGBTQIA+ and HIV communities in and around Western Pennsylvania. “This is an incredible and generous starting point toward creating a leading edge LGBTQIA+ youth and family center right here in Pittsburgh, and Hugh Lane is looking forward to working with our community to establish it,” said Sarah Rosso, Executive Director for Hugh Lane.



DOLLAR BANK THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL

DOLLAR BANK THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL

The annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is back May 31-June 9, 2024 in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The festival will feature 400+ artists and musicians over 10 days, including Ben Folds, Los Lonely Boys, Martha Redbone and so many more. You can browse the hundreds of artists set up along Fort Duquesne Boulevard and the Rachel Carson Bridge selling their wares in an open-air setting or check out the unique art installations and exhibitions. For more information and a full event list, visit: https://traf.trustarts.org/.



BERRY FESTIVAL AND CRAFT SHOW AT FREEDOM FARMS

BERRY FESTIVAL AND CRAFT SHOW AT FREEDOM FARMS

The Berry Festival and Craft Show is back for its fourth year. The event is happening June 22nd-23rd from 11a.m.-5 p.m. The festival will feature tractor rides, a petting zoo, over 50 craft vendors ALL over the farm, a beer and wine garden, berry-flavored EVERYTHING, activities for the kids and much more. Along with everything listed above, there will be a full open-air market for shopping, concessions with food by Freedom Farms, face painting and more. $10 admission per person. Children 3 and under are free.


FCAHS RECEIVES COMPUTER SCIENCE FEMALE DIVERSITY AWARD

Fox Chapel Area High School has earned the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded young women’s access in AP computer science courses and improved gender representation in computer science. “Computer science is the source code of our economy and much of the career landscape,” said Trevor Packer, head of the AP program. “In the six years since we began the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award, it’s been heartening to see schools like Fox Chapel Area High School welcome so many more young women into this vital field.”



DOORS OPEN PITTSBURGH: DOWNTOWN

DOORS OPEN PITTSBURGH: DOWNTOWN

Doors Open Pittsburgh invites you to #BeNebby during their two-day Downtown Neighborhood Event on June 22nd and 23rd. Go behind the scenes, get unique access or just savor the opportunity  to explore a large collection of buildings: theaters,  government offices, artist spaces, hotels, commercial, residential and more! Experience the best Pittsburgh has to offer – see amazing views, enter private spaces that are usually inaccessible to the public and  discover new spaces in plain view that you may not be familiar with. Doors Open Pittsburgh: Downtown is presented in an open-house format, so you decide which buildings you want to visit and in what order. Once inside, you will be presented with the chance to experience  notable features of the building – panoramic views, murals, stained glass, vaults, revitalized spaces and so much more. Ticket purchase gets you access to BOTH days. Ticket price varies on age and number of days you’re attending. Buy tickets here: https://www.doorsopenpgh.org/tour-calendar/doors-open-pittsburgh-downtown-2024-day-1.



PRIDE ON THE SHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

PRIDE ON THE SHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pride on the Shore, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ Pop Music Festival, is scheduled to return to Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, now on two days: Friday, May 31 and Sunday, June 2, 2024. This year, the festival, presented by Nick Staples and PromoWest North Shore, promises a lineup featuring a diverse array of artists including Chappell Roan, Jess Glynne, Slayyyter, Keke Palmer, Natasha Bedingfield, G FLIP, Hannah Rad, Jessica Wild, Kaleena Zanders, Kitty Glitter, Matt Suave, The Scarlet Opera, Xunami Muse, among others. For additional details and registration, visit PrideOnTheShorePGH.com.



ECOLUTION FASHION GALA: THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW

ECOLUTION FASHION GALA: THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW

Ecolution is a one-of-a-kind sustainable couture event happening at the Carnegie Museum of Art on June 5 from 6-10 p.m. This year, the Ecolution Fashion Gala: The Time for Action is Now will be curated by the talented Brian David, styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar and produced by The Green Voice Collective. Experience an eco-fashion show and sustainability gala showcasing hand-crafted designs by local artists, who skillfully use reused and recycled materials. Ecolution invites designers to create couture fashion through sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials, addressing the pressing environmental issues our planet faces. Don’t miss a special dance performance by local artist Pearlann Porter, and join us in honoring Richard Parsakian with the third annual Model Citizen award. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecolution-fashion-gala-the-time-for-action-is-now-tickets-699798083907?aff=erelexpmlt.



Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade

PITTSBURGH PRIDE MARCH AND PARADE

Pittsburgh’s Pride Parade is happening Saturday, June 1st. Line up and gathering begins at 10 a.m. on the corner of the 11th Street and 16th Street in the Strip District. All individuals are welcome to march in the Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade in support of LGBTQIA+ rights. No registration is required. Come march together as a united community. Speakers will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the parade steps off at noon and ends at Allegheny Commons Park West.

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