Spring into Free Fun Saturday May 1st

Spring into Fun: Saturday May 1, 2021 | Noon-4pm 

Location: Pittsburgh Glass Center (parking lot)

5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Join us for a fun filled day outside!

Celebrate Arbor Day weekend with nature and art with the Penn Ave Arts & Commercial District! A variety of groups will have tables and activities for all ages to enjoy.

Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation shines the sun on the Garfield Greenzone with tote bag giveaway for kids with maps and activities to get involved in the community. Use the bag to go on an adventure and gather giveaways from other participating groups.

Reading Ready Pittsburgh will have free books for children.

Glowing Glass with the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Hot Wheels!  Hot Wheels is an outreach vehicle that allows furnace-fired fun and glassblowing demonstrations to travel far beyond the walls of our Penn Avenue building. Fun for all ages as artists make glass art right in front of you!

PGC will have a Mosaic Stepping Stone kit giveaway for kids! This take home kit will allow you to create your own custom mosaic stepping stone to display in your garden, accent a flowerbed, or add to a path. Arrange colorful pieces of mosaic glass on a concrete mix to produce a unique piece of your own design. Makes a perfect gift just in time for Mother’s Day.

Wissmach Glass Factory, an art glass producer in West Virginia since 1904, is opening a Pittsburgh office and glass showroom. We’re kicking this off with a glass sale! Stained glass and mosaic glass will be available. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Come see us at 5431 Penn Ave, just a block away from the Glass Center.

Assemble will have activity kit giveaway! Children will get arts and craft supplies in a to go bag for making at home. Assemble is a community space for arts + technology. Assemble envisions a diverse community that creates, connects, and learns through the experience of art and technology. Assemble is dedicated to fostering learning and creativity. They build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners both in our space at 4824 Penn Ave and beyond. 

Explore your park’s possibilities with the City Park Rangers! The rangers will be there to give away park swag, show off some skins and skulls of animals in our local parks, and share activities to get folks of all ages excited about going outside. There will also be more information about how parents and educators can use the online and in-person educational resources the ranger program offers.

All giveaways will be socially distanced and while supplies last. All visitors must wear masks to participate in the day’s activities.

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