November 16 at 1:00 PM
You are invited to join the Bulgarian-Macedonian Center as they dedicate their outdoor plaza in honor of the organization's founder and first president, Lambe Markoff, and his wife Nevena. Coffee and light fare will be available at the dedication ceremony. You may RSVP to Pat French firstname.lastname@example.org or at 412-831-5101. Learn more about this event and the role that the Markoffs played in the development of our organization.
Where: BMNECC, 449-451 W. 8th Avenue, West Homestead, PA
November 15 at 7:00 PM
The Bulgarian Performing Folk Ensemble Otets Paissii will stage its annual concert on Saturday, November 15, at the West Mifflin High School in West Mifflin. The theme of this year's concert is "Balkanistica."
The Otets Paissii manager director is Joy Holden. Artistic director is Bilyana Stoyanova-Stafura. Executive director is Walter Kolar. The fall concert is supported by a grant from the Heinz Endowments.
Following the concert please join us at the Bulgarian Center at 9:00 pm for our monthly Vecherinka dance party, featuring live music and tasty treats.
General admission tickets for the Fall Concert cost $10 and are available at the door or by phoning 412-461-6188. Seniors and students may purchase tickets for $5. Children under 12 enjoy free admission. A combined ticket for both the Fall Concert and the Vecherinka costs $15. Students and seniors may purchase a combined ticket for $8.
West Mifflin High School is located at 91 Commonwealth Avenue, West Mifflin, PA 15122.
November 15 at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Raise a glass at the 13th annual Taste of Italy Wine Tasting, sponsored by Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation (BARC).
The event showcases talented local vintners' who will provide their homemade wine for tasting. There will by an array of appetizers to compliment the experience.
Includes a crowd's favorite, the Chinese Auction and The Grand Auction of Wines.
Where: Frank Ricco Sons of Italy Lodge #731, 16 Race Street, Brownsville, PA
Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at door and are available at the Flatiron Building. Call 724-785-9331.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will enable BARC's continuing efforts to foster the economic redevelopment of the Brownsville area.
October 25 at 12:00 PM
“My thorny thoughts, my thorny thoughts, You bring me only woe!...So welcome them, my Motherland, Ukraine, into your home! Accept my guileless,simple brood and take them for your own!”- Taras Shevchenko
In marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Ukraine's Poet Laureate, Taras Shevchenko,the Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble explores how Ukrainians in America think and feel about Ukraine through the lens of love, faith, family, youth and spirit.
Join over fifty dancers and special guests Ridna Schkola of Pittsburgh in this multi-media dance production. Discover where your thoughtswill take you!
October 25, 2014 at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall – 300 Beechwood,Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106
The Ukrainian Market Place with cultural items for sale and delicious traditional foods will open at 12:00 pm. The Concert begins at 2:00 pm
October 25 at 9 AM and 10 AM
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is operating guided tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces. Constructed in 1906, the furnaces stood at the heart of U.S. Steel’s Homestead Works until 1979. At one time, the furnaces and the steelworkers who labored in them produced more than 1,000 tons of iron a day. Now these 92-foot-tall structures stand as sentinels to Pittsburgh’s steel heritage. On the Voices of Carrie Furnaces tour, a Rivers of Steel tour guide will lead visitors through the iron-making process, telling the story of the site’s technology, workers, and culture from it’s heyday to the post-industrial present. Former steelworkers will be on hand throughout the site to share their personal anecdotes.
Allow 2 hours.
Saturday, October 25 @ 9:00 and 10:00 AM
Buy tickets at www.showclix.com
Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as most of the tour is outdoors. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted.
Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a formerly abandoned industrial site. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.
Directions to the Carrie Furnaces can be found here.
October 25 at 10:00 PM
What's that rising majestically from the hills of the Mon Valley? Meet the beloved beast who was born in Rankin's most famous ruins.
The Carrie Deer Documentary airs on WQED on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM.
October 25 at 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area presents: Casting the Iron Garden
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rivers of Steel is partnering with the Penn State Master Gardener Program, Carbon Arts, and local Pittsburgh artisans to create an Iron Garden Walk at the National Historic Landmark Carrie Furnaces site in Rankin/Swissvale, PA.
This collaborative iron pour will provide a first-hand look at the process and skills of casting molten iron into pattern molds. This same process produced the iron that built our nation and many of the world's largest structures during Pittsburgh's legacy era as "Workshop of the World."
Event includes the casting of 10 interpretive plaques to be installed on site in the new Iron Garden Walk, and the pouring of the Carrie Deer Antlers, an exclusive Save the Carrie Deer Kickstarter reward.
After they are cast, the 10 interpretive plaques will guide visitors to the National Historic Landmark site through the surrounding fields and structures, providing a narrative of the wild gardens that share the former industrial landscape of the Carrie Furnaces. These plaques are designed to allow visitors to take rubbing and include botanical illustrations of the local plant community, highlighting features such as bark, fruit and leaf form for easy identification. The images are paired with narratives on plant succession inclusive of soil conditions, environmental factors and the potential for future plant communities.
Historical and garden tours of the site led by Rivers of Steel and Master Gardener guides will take place from 2 PM - 4 PM.
The furnace will be tapped at 4:00 PM.
Rain or Shine
Bring a lawn chair
Tickets available at www.ShowClix.com and will also be available at the gate.
A discount for groups of 20 or more is available. Contact Stacy Drane for information.
Click here for DIRECTIONS to the Carrie Furnaces.
Funding for the event and the plaques has been secured through Rivers of Steel, The National Park Service, and The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Funding for the installation has been secured with a Seed Grant from The Sprout Fund, and a grant from Awesome Pittsburgh.
May 15 at 7:00 PM
Beginning in March and running through November, the Mount Pleastant Glass Museum will offer a speaker each month. Topics will be about, but not limited to, our three factories: Bryce Brothers, Lenox Crystal, and L.E. Smith.
The speaker's series will be held the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Glass Museum, 402 East Main Street (Route 31), Mount Pleasant
Suggested Donation: $3.00
May 15 - Jay Hawkins, Bottles and Bottlemaking in the 19th Century
Jay W. Hawkins has had a lifelong interest in antiques, especially bottles and glass. He began digging and collecting antique bottles at age 12. His passion for early bottles has continued for over 40 years. His special interests include whiskey and liquor bottles and early blown and pressed glass from Pittsburgh area. Over the years, he has authored several journal articles on bottles and bottle collecting. He is the Secretary of the Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club and in 2009 completed a comprehensive book on the history of glass manufacturers and glass houses of the Pittsburgh region. He has given numerous talks on the history of Pittsburgh bottles and glass.
The book Glasshouses and Glass Manufacturers of the Pittsburgh Region 1795-1910, a 612 page paperback, will be available for purchase. If you have one, bring it along for a signing.
Jay will talk on the history of bottle making in our region from about 1795 to 1910, as well as present short vignettes on several Pittsburgh area glass works. He will also discuss some of the more colorful history of several classic Pittsburgh bottles.
In the coming months, the speakers will be:
June 19 - John Potts, Transition from Bryce Brothers to Lenox Crystal
Remainder of events to be announced at a later date but will include John Weishar speaking about Island Moulds and the Mount Pleasant Factories, Harley Trice on paperweights, and the Officers of the (Lenox) Union talking shop.
If you have a topic you would like us to discuss, please contact us at 724-547-5929.