RADical Days Brings On 40 Days of Fun in Pittsburgh
The Allegheny Regional Asset District is funding 70 free events in the region from Sept. 8 to Oct. 17
Check out the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood TV set at the Heinz History Center or hear the account of Holocaust survivor Oscar Singer at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Get a sneak peak of the Steelers’ locker room on a tour of Acrisure Stadium or get a chance to be on radio with SLB Radio Productions.
RADical Days allows you to explore Pittsburgh in these more intimate ways. The 40 days of free activities and events has something for both Pittsburgh natives or visitors alike. RAD days run from Sept. 8 through Oct. 17 and provide numerous opportunities to view the City of Bridges in a new way or delve into a weekend of family fun and entertainment.
“The annual celebration is provided through the Allegheny Regional Asset District – RAD,” said RAD communications manager James Santelli in a recent press release. The festivities are considered “a “thank you” to taxpayers for their ongoing support of Allegheny County’s libraries, parks and trails, arts and cultural organizations, regional attractions and more.” Participating organizations receive funding from RAD, which was created by the state legislature in 1993 to raise and distribute a portion of an Allegheny County sales tax to the region’s libraries, parks, museums and more.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will commence RADical Days with their summer flower show. But there’s a lot more to see beyond their glass windows and horticultural displays. From nature walks and wildlife, to art exhibits and live music, you can attend ballet classes, ice-skating sessions, film screenings, live theater performances or creative workshops.
Among the participants are The Andy Warhol Museum, PNC Park, Carnegie Science Center, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium and the Mattress Factory. But if you are looking for something different, stop by the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Bloomfield, the Pittsburgh Glass Center in Friendship, or the Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley. Other organizations, including Squonk, the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, and Rivers of Steel, all have something to offer.
Sign up here by going to the calendar, then to event details, where you can order tickets.