Rivers of Steel - Just Dance
Rivers of Steel - Joe Hill Road Show
Rivers of Steel - Modern Times at the Mill - Film Screening
Rivers of Steel - Sunrise Photo Safari and Workshop
Rivers of Steel - Norma Rae
Rivers of Steel - 85th Anniversary Reception and Costume Unveiling
Rivers of Steel - Rust Belt Food Tour
Rivers of Steel - Carrie Blast Furnaces Guided Tour
Rivers of Steel - Alloy Pittsburgh 2015

The Hard Hat Ball

April 23 at TBA

The Hard Hat Ball has been postponed to Saturday, April 23rd as part of Pittsburgh Earth Day 2016: Steel to Sustainable. Ticket holders will be refunded and offered discounted tickets for 4/23. Please keep posted for updates on Steel to Sustainable and expanded Hard Hat Art Project!

Just Dance

October 24 at 3:30 PM

The Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Presents “Just Dance”,  a full length production of folk dance theaterwith special guests Orkestar Zabava!

Marvel at the 40+ dancers, musicians, and actors as they portray the tale of atalented dancer who can't let go of the learning and just dance! Follow Irynaand her mentor Pan Mykhailo as he leads her to a place of self-dicovery. Willshe be able to embrace her inner dancer?

The Ukrainian Market Place providing cultural items for sale and delicioustraditional foods to delight your taste buds will open at 1:00pm.

The event is October 24, 2015 at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall - 300 BeechwoodAvenue, Carnegie, PA 15106

Performance times: 3:30pm

Tickets range from $12-$15

For ticket reservations 412-527-5359 or for more information www.kyidance.net or kyivdance@aol.co

Joe Hill Road Show

October 17 at 2:00 PM

Featuring Ann Feeney, Mike Stout and the Human Union, Smokestack and Lightning

Saturday, October 17
Pump House at The Waterfront
880 E. Waterfront Drive
Munhall, PA

Doors open at 1 PM; show starts at 2 PM

General Admission:  $20

Presented by Pittsburgh IWW 

Modern Times at the Mill - Film Screening

October 17 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Alloy PGH and the Rivers of Steel join forces with Treading Art for this exciting event at the Carrie Furnaces. 

If you missed Alloy PGH's opening on 9/26 or you’d like to experience it all over again then we invite you to join us and our special guest hosts. 

Hop on a celebrity tour and explore the eleven temporary site-based art installations that are nestled throughout the furnace. When dusk begins to set in along the Monongahela indulge in a regional street food inspired dinner from the dynamite Homestead catering company Iron Oven. To accompany the meal enjoy two delicious pints from Braddock’s innovative Brew Gentlemen (or a more designated driver appropriate beverage). 

When the sun has almost faded we invite you to find a spot and set up your favorite camping chair or blanket for a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times – a film that captures the spirit of modern industrial society in a venue that epitomized 20th century industrial progress (read: Carrie 6 and 7 produced 1000-1250 tons of iron a day during its peak!). 

Oh, and keep an eye out for the homemade popcorn bar! 

The Alloy Pittsburgh 2015 artists are Patrick Camut, Rose Clancy, Oreen Cohen, Sarika Goulatia, Dan Ivec, Alyssa Kail, Nick Liadis, Ricardo Robinson, Lenore Thomas, John Tronsor, and Scott Turri.

Visit ShowClix.com for tickets

Sunrise Photo Safari and Workshop

October 17 at 10 AM; also October 18 at 7:00 AM

The National Historic Landmark Carrie Furnaces, constructed in 1906, were the heart and soul of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works and are the only examples of pre-World War II furnace technology in existence.

Managed by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, this former industrial site is now the setting for photo safaris for both novice and experienced photographers alike. 

Prior to your photo safari, join us for a guided tour through the iron-making process, where a Rivers of Steel tour guide shares the story of the site's technology, workers, and culture from it's heyday to the post-industrial present. 

Following the tour at 1:00 PM, there will be a 2-hour photography workshop at the Pump House at the Waterfront in Munhall.

The 3-hour photo safari and 2-hour photography workshop will be led by Ivette Spradlin, a Cuban-American photographer, video artist, and educator. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has taught photography and digital imaging at colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

This is a 2-day package:

Day One
Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 AM - Blast Furnace Tour at Carrie Furnaces (Swissvale, PA)
Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 PM - Photography Workshop at the Pump House (880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PA)

Day Two
Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 AM - Sunrise Photo Safari at Carrie Furnaces (Swissvale, PA)

Space is limited.
Cost:  $105

Tickets:  https://www.showclix.com/event/SunrisePhotoSafariTourWorkshopOct 


Norma Rae

October 15 at 7:30 PM

NORMA RAE (1979).  1 hour 50 minutes. 

This film portrays the life of a young single mother who, like everyone else in her small Southern town, works at the only available industry—a cotton mill.  The owners and managers are extremely anti-union, but the workers are not in favor of unions either, despite their grim conditions. After a New York union man comes to organize the plant, Norma Rae joins the effort, with personal and social consequences that change lives.

Pump House at The Waterfront
880 E. Waterfront Drive
Munhall, PA

Thursday, October 15
7:30 PM 

Presented by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.

85th Anniversary Reception and Costume Unveiling

October 11 at 3:00 PM

To celebrate their 85th anniversary, the Bulgarian-Macedonian Center in West Homestead is unveiling their spectacular new costume collection, generously donated to the Center by Bernard and Susan Ziobro.

The collection includes dozens of complete outfits consisting of nearly 100 individual items of clothing from every region of Bulgaria and Macedonia.

Please join us at the reception and feast your eyes on these beautiful one-of-a-kind handcrafted costumes. You'll enjoy hot h'ors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and soft drinks. 

Sunday, October 11
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Bulgarian-Macedonian Center
449 W. 8th Avenue
West Homestead, PA  

Click here for details.

Rust Belt Food Tour

October 10 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!

Tour dates:

September 26
October 10
November 7
November 21
December 5 

For tickets, visit www.showclix.com

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


Carrie Blast Furnaces Guided Tour

October 10 at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM; every Saturday through October

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area operates tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces at the former U. S. Steel Homestead Works. Tours take visitors through the iron-making process and include the famous Carrie Deer, crafted entirely of materials found on the site.  

Fridays at 10 AM - June, July and August
Saturdays at 10 and 11 AM - May through October

“In 1915, my grandfather began work on a helmet that could protect miners from falling objects. He based it on the doughboy, a helmet he’d worn as a soldier in World War I,” said Edward D. Bullard, CEO and president of the E. D. Bullard Company. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hard hat, Rivers of Steel is offering a special general admission price of $19.15 on guided tours!

Tickets on sale now at www.showclix.com.  

Cost:  $12-$19.15

For GPS or online mapping directions, use:

115 West Braddock Avenue
Braddock, PA  15104
(This will get you close enough to the site to follow directional signage) 


Alloy Pittsburgh 2015

October 3 at 10:00 AM and October 24 at 10:00 AM

The 2015 Alloy PGH artists reveal their completed site-based artworks in a public reception on September 26th, 2015.  All artwork will remain on display through October 31st, 2015. Alloy Pittsburgh’s opening reception is a ticketed event with proceeds benefiting the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and Alloy Pittsburgh. Children and youth under 18 years of age will receive free admission to the project.

Visit the exhibition and tour the Carrie Furnaces on October 3 and October 24 at 10:00 AM.

Tickets available at Showclix.com or from participating artists. 

For additional information on the Alloy PGH project, visit http://alloypittsburgh.blogspot.com/


160-inch Mill

160-Inch Mill
The Homestead Works 160-inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.