Rivers of Steel - Tour de Mon
Rivers of Steel - The Steeltown Shakedown
Rivers of Steel - Ukrainian Food Festival
Rivers of Steel - Happy Hour with Carrie
Rivers of Steel - Festival of Combustion
Rivers of Steel - Rust Belt Food Tour
Rivers of Steel - Carrie Blast Furnaces Guided Tour
Rivers of Steel - Hard Hatted Women

Kids at Carrie

September 25 at 1:30 PM

Designed specifically for families with young children, this event is an introduction to Pittsburgh's iron and steel heritage. Children will learn how iron and steel are made and what it was like to work in a blast furnace, go on an adventure walk through parts of the Carrie Furnaces site, and end with an art project and treats from a cookie table. All children will receive a babushka and a hard hat as part of the tour. We recommend comfortable clothes that can get dirty and sturdy boots or sneakers. 

Recommended for ages 4 through 8.

Location:
Carrie Furnaces
Carrie Furnace Boulevard
Swissvale, PA 15218 

Dates: 
Sunday, June 26 - 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Sunday, July 31 - 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Sunday, August 21 - 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Sunday, August 21 - 4:00-5:30 PM
Sunday, September 25 - 1:30-3:00 PM  

Cost:   
$10 per child 
$5 per adult

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Get tickets at ShowClix.com.

Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a former industrial site. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as most of the tour is outdoors. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.

Directions:

The entrance to Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104Please note that this is a new road and may not be recognized by your GPS or online mapping programs; it normally works on Google Maps however.  

Click here for turn by turn directions from Homestead/Duquesne and Edgewood/Swissvale.

If the ROAD CLOSED signs on Carrie Furnace Boulevard are up, please go around them and follow the road through the open gates to the parking lot.  

Tour de Mon

September 24 at 8:00 AM

The Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce presents Tour de Mon.

Come along for a scenic ride along the Steel Valley Trail.  The family-friendly rides begin and end at the Historic Pump House, located at 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall.  

After the ride, rock to the music of the Robinson Power Band.

Reigstration from 8am - 11am

Choice of rides include:

  • 30 mile ride to Boston and back
  • 20 mile ride to McKeesport and back
  • 10 mile ride to Duquesne and back
  • 10 mile ride to Hot Metal Bridge and back

Rain or shine, this is sure to be a good time!

All participants receive a commemorative medal, long sleeve t-shirt and other prizes.

Register online or contact the Chamber office by email at director@monyoughchamber.com or by phone at 412-678-2450.

Register through September 9th:  Adults $20; Under 18 $10; Family $50; T-shirt included

Register after September 9th:  Adults $25; Under 18 $15; Family $60; t-shirt not guaranteed

 

The Steeltown Shakedown

September 17 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Decades ago, cars were built by human hands. Hot steel rolled out of Pittsburgh mills and got twisted into frames and fenders, bumpers and fins. Pittsburgh steel. The stuff our Grandfathers talked about. Automobiles were pounded, hoisted, hammered, and cussed into shape. At the end of the day, when a chrome-encrusted machine rolled off the assembly line, men and women stood back and swelled with pride.

Those men and women who forged an American icon out of steel are now as legendary as the cars and steel mills they once inhabited. The Sacred Piston Car Club is keeping that tradition of Pittsburgh steel and the love of the open road alive with The Steeltown Shakedown.

The Sacred Piston Car Club is proud to announce that the Carrie Furnaces will be the site of The Steeltown Shakedown, September 17. This car show is open to pre-84 automobiles, motorcycles, vans, gassers, cruisers, and old school hot rods. The Steeltown Shakedown is a car cruise dedicated to those same old school ideals from generations ago. Built from the ground up and some still a work in progress, vintage cars and motorcycles, some a little shiny, some a little rusty, all are welcome. 

For some out-of-towners, we understand you might need to GPS the address...but trust us, your car will already know the way.

It's coming home. 

The Steeltown Shakedown features bands (Vertigo-Go!, Mickey and the Snake Oil Boys, The Legendary Hucklebucks), food, prizes, contests, raffles, vintage pin-up contest, trophies, and tours of the Carrie Furnaces!

September 17, 11am to 6pm; rain or shine!

Show cars: $10 per car
Spectators: $5 per person

Carrie tours: $10 per person

Swappers, vendors welcome!

Contact:  
  Greg Geibel 412-629-0803
  "Shakey" James Young 412-320-0738
  Jay Grabiak 724-875-4678 

Ukrainian Food Festival

September 9 at 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

On the 9th & 10th of September, 2016, the Parish of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church will host a Ukrainian Food Festival, featuring delicious homemade foods and pastries from our kitchen.

Friday
Food Festival: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tracey Lee Simmen, the Ukulele Lady: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Saturday
Food Festival: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Craft Fair:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ethnic Performances:  3:00 - 7:00 pm 

Eat in or take-out. MC/Visa is accepted. Handicap accessible

SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd.,
Carnegie, PA 15106 

Info:  412-527-5359 

Happy Hour with Carrie

September 7 at 6:00 PM

Rivers of Steel presents Happy Hour with Carrie!

On the first Wednesday of each month May through October, enjoy an evening one-hour tour of the Carrie Furnaces site where you will learn about the iron-making process and the impact of the industry on the region and the world. Following the tour, we'll meet for a beer at one of our local partners. We're excited to be partnering once again with Voodoo Brewery HomesteadThe Brew Gentlemen Beer Company and Blue Dust. We also have a new beer partner for 2016 - Duke's Upper Deck Cafe

Tour starts at 6 PM. Following the tour, head over to the brewery/pub for a crafted brew. Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance and include an hour-long Carrie Furnaces Tour and one beer. If a tour date is not sold out, remaining tickets will be sold on-site for $25 per person.

The Carrie Furnaces are part of a former industrial site. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted. This is an outdoor event. Please dress appropriately for the weather. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.

May 4: Voodoo Brewery Homestead

June 1: Brew Gentlemen Beer Company

July 6: Blue Dust

August 3: Voodoo Brewery Homestead - Co-hosted by the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh

September 7: Brew Gentlemen Beer Company

October 5: Duke's Upper Deck Cafe

Directions to Carrie Furnaces

Festival of Combustion

September 3 at 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

MOTLEN METAL RETURNS TO THE CARRIE FURNACES FOR A FESTIVAL OF COMBUSTION!

Rivers of Steel Arts (RoSA) presents this exciting family friendly event highlighting all HOT art making processes. The festival features booths dedicated to glass flame-working, ceramics, molten lava, bronze casting and cast iron! Visitors can expect a day day filled with live music, local eats, HOT art and COOL treats!  

All ages are welcome and kids UNDER 18 ARE ADMITTED FREE! General admission for adults is $15.

Get into the mix with a variety of HANDS ON ACTIVITIES for kids and adults. Pittsburgh Glass Center will be on site with live flame-working demos and glass workshops. Watch artists from Carbon Arts @ Carrie cast molten metal and fire your own ceramic piece with Lawrenceville’s TON Pottery. TechShop is bringing the FIRE PIANO along with blacksmithing demos. Local musicians will keep the music going all day while the Mobile Sculpture Workshop offers live welding and metal fabrication demonstrations. Learn about all of these exciting processes at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark where over 1,250 tons of molten metal was poured daily!

Bring the kids to experience a range of hands on workshops starting at just $5! Be sure to purchase your workshop tickets and tours in advance and SHOW UP EARLY because these sell out quickly!  Please note that the Bring a Mold workshop is $35 and includes the option of joining our official casting team!

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP TICKETS $5.00 EACH

One-ticket Workshops:

Kids Zone 
Create your own HOT Crayon painting or fun craft with the kids.
Glass Mosaics 
Work with Pittsburgh Glass Center to design a colorful glass mosiac!

Two-Ticket Workshops:

Raku Fire Ceramics 
Glaze your own clay object and watch as Ton Pottery fires your design in their Raku Furnace!
Iron or Aluminum Scratch Blocks
Have your own unique design cast in solid iron or aluminum!
Mini-Tours of the Carrie Furnaces
Explore and learn about the site with one of our experiences tour guides.

Tickets:  https://www.showclix.com/event/festival-of-combustion8425644

Rust Belt Food Tour

August 27 at 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

A Rust Belt Culinary Tour!

In the early 1900s, The Steel Valley of Homestead, Munhall, and Braddock was home to immigrants from around the globe. These thriving towns, once dotted with retail shops, bakeries, backdoor gardens and many a beer hall, fell silent in the '80s when the mills closed, but now are a part of the Pittsburgh-area renaissance. Guests will visit a renovated church hall, a modernized mill bar, and other revamped treasures of the still gritty mill towns to savor culinary delights that reflect the region’s rich heritage as well as its now trendy rustbelt cuisine! This 4-hour shuttled culinary tour provides more than enough food for a meal plus other surprises! Brew stops include Braddock's Brew Gentlemen and Blue Dust Gastropub!

2016 tour dates:

April 16, May 7, May 28, June 11, 
July 9, August 27, September 17,
October 8, October 27,
November 12, December 10

For tickets and additional information, visit http://www.pghtoursandmore.net/Rust-Belt-Food-Tour.html

A portion of the proceeds benefits Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.

 

Carrie Blast Furnaces Guided Tour

August 26 at 10 AM. Also 10 AM & 11 AM Saturdays, 1 PM Sundays

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is operating guided tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces.

Constructed in 1906, Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 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 this tour, a Rivers of Steel tour guide will lead visitors through the iron-making process, sharing the story of the site's technology, workers, and culture from it's heyday to the post-industrial present.

Allow 2 hours.  Recommended for ages 8+

Guided tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces are offered:

May through October
     Saturdays at 10 AM and 11 AM (except May 28)
     Sundays at 1 PM

June through August
     Fridays at 10 AM

The site is closed at all other times.


Advance      Door*
Child (17 and under) $ 12.50 $ 17.00
Student (18+ with college ID)   $ 15.00 $ 20.00
Senior (62 and above) $ 15.00 $ 20.00
General Admission $ 19.00 $ 25.00

 

*Tours are limited to 25 participants. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as we can not guarantee tickets will be available for walk ups. 

 


Private group tours and photographic opportunities are available Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Contact Stacy Drane or call 412-464-4020 ext. 32 for information.  

Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a former industrial site. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as most of the tour is outdoors. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.

Directions:

The entrance to Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104Please note that this is a new road and may not be recognized by your GPS or online mapping programs; it normally works on Google Maps however.  

Click here for turn by turn directions from Homestead/Duquesne and Edgewood/Swissvale.

If the ROAD CLOSED signs on Carrie Furnace Boulevard are up, please go around them and follow the road through the open gates to the parking lot.  

Hard Hatted Women

August 26 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Opening Reception

Rivers of Steel is pleased to announce the opening of a new installation on Friday, August 26.

Hard Hatted Women is a multimedia exhibiti featuring thirteen women who were trailblazing in labor unions across the Pittsburgh region beginning in the 1960s. Produced by the In Sisterhood Project, the exhibit includes portraits, historical photos and ephemera from the women's work and in their unions. Their stories are told in videos using excerpts from oral history interviews.

The exhibit features women such as Rosemary Trump who was the first woman hired by the SEIU to organize service workers, Nancy Murray who was the first woman hired in the building trades in Pennsylvania, and Carol Jones who was influential in the United Mine Workers successful compaign to have maternal and paternal leave in their contract with mine owners.

Pat Ulbrich, Director of the In Sisterhood Project, said, "This exhibit pays tribute to the unsung Sheroes of the women's and labor movements in the Pittsburgh region. We're excited to be able to tell their stries in their own words."

Opening reception:
Friday, August 26, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 PM

Rivers of Steel Gallery
The Bost Building
623 E. 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA

 The exhibit is open August 26 - December 31, 2016

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM

Information: 412-464-4020

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