December 21 at 7:30 PM
On the third Saturday of each month from September through June the Bulgarian Center hosts a Balkan music and dance party known as a vecherinka. The events begin at 7:30 and last till 11:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
Live music is provided by the Center’s Otets Paissii performing ensemble or by visiting guest artists. Easy-to-follow dance lessons are available during the first hour. You’ll love the large dance floor! Ample parking is available.
Where: BMNECC, 449 W. Eighth Avenue, West Homestead
The menu includes a variety of hot and cold Bulgarian specialties and an assortment of beverages, plus a cash bar.
Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information, phone 412-461-6188.
December 14 at 10 AM - 2 PM and December 15 at 10 AM - 2 PM
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area will hold a Holiday Artist Market featuring locally-made, one-of-a-kind functional and decorative ethnic crafts and food at our historic location, the Pump House.
Rivers of Steel will also be selling books, clothing, and multimedia items focusing on the industrial heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania.
This two-day event will run 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15.
Where: The Pump House, 880 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PA
To reserve a vendor table, please contact MarketLady@riversofsteel.com.
December 14 at 4:00 PM
This year marks the 20th annual celebration of the Slovak Vilija at Prince of Peace Parish. Also known as Stredry Vecer - Bountiful Evening - this traditional meatless meal is enjoyed by Slovaks around the world on Christmas Eve.
Scrumptious authentic Slovak delicacies - baked fish, homemade pirohy, mushroom soup, bobalky, nut and poppyseed rolls, and palachinky - will be prepared and served by members of the Parish Cultural Diversity Committee.
The Pittsburgh Slovakians - the Tri-State area's oldest performing Slovak ensemble - will present a unique collection of folk songs, dances and carols highlighting the customs of the Advent and Christmas seasons in Slovak villages of our grandparents. The program will culminate with the well-loved "Jaclickare" - the retelling of the story of Christ's birth by poor shepherds.
Where: Prince of Peace Parish Center, 81 S. 13th St., South Side
Donation: $20 adults, $10 children under 12. Children under 3 are free. Discounts available for groups of 8 or more adults. To make reservations, please call the Prince of Peace Parish office at 412-481-8380. Seating is limited and early reservations are suggested.
Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served as the first star rises (approximately 5 p.m.). The Prince of Peace Parish is fully handicap-accessible and parking is available on site.
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September 18 at 10 AM to 4 PM, Mon.-Fri. through 2013
Dedicated to the hardworking people of the region, Rivers of Steel is proud to present our new exhibit: J&L: a Pittsburgh Icon.
For over 125 years, Jones and Laughlin Steel was the symbol of industrialized Pittsburgh. Dominating the landscape of the city, physically and emotionally, “J&L” was the essence of the region. Its history spans the years from the development and expansion of iron-making in the 1850s, through the boom of 20th century and finally to the decline of the industry in the 1980s. The mill lived at the heart of region’s blue collar persona: strong, determined, persistent in presence, and willing to adapt to survive.
Using photographs, archival documents, artifacts, and personal stories, the exhibit tells the story of an incredible and resilient company and the region that it helped to create. Exhibit opens mid-November.
Rivers of Steel's exhibit and offices will be closed on the following days:
In conjunction with the J&L: A Pittsburgh Icon exhibit, Ken Kobus has generously donated a number of J&L badges and lapel tags to be sold as a fundraiser. Order yours today!