Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fall Activities Announced for GlobalPittsburgh CONNECT - Outdoor Adventures, Orientations and Hospitality Dinners

The GlobalPittsburgh CONNECT Fall program includes a wide range of activities ranging from field trips and museum visits to holiday dinners and group picnics.

The activities are open to members of the GlobalPittsburgh CONNECT program and the GlobalPittsburgh Network, including international students, newly arrived professionals and families, hosts and other globally minded indvidiuals. Individual fees are $40 per year. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP WITH AN ELECTRONIC AND/OR PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM!

Most events take place on weekends. Transportation will be coordinated by GlobalPittsburgh, when necessary. Discounted ticket prices are available to some activities requiring entrance fees. See below for detailed list of activities.

Saturday, 28 August:
Picnic in Schenley Park with Latin American Cultural Union
Schenley Park Oval
1:00PM – 6:00PM
Bring a dish to share. Enjoy a day out in one of Pittsburgh’s city parks with Pittsburgh’s Latin American community. There will be games, piƱata for children, music, and dancing.

Saturday, 4 September:
Walking tour of South Side with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Learn about Pittsburgh’s historic South Side.
3:00PM- 4:30PM
Limited to 20 people – First come, first served basis.

Saturday, 25 September, or Sunday, 26 September
Visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works. The key to the setting of the house is the waterfall over which the house is built. Falling water exemplifies Wright’s concept of organic architecture and nature.

Saturday, 2 October
Heinz History Center
Learn about the history of Pittsburgh, immigrants to Pittsburgh, Heinz Ketchup and more.

Saturday, 23 October
Fall Farm Festival
Hay Ride and Pumpkin picking
Possible added activity-Jack-O-Lantern carving to get ready for the Halloween holiday.

Saturday, 6 November
Frick Art and Historical Center
Visit Henry Clay Frick’s Victorian mansion and the art museum, car & carriage museum, and greenhouse at the Frick Art and Historical center.

Saturday, 20 November
Victorian Horse Drawn Candlelight Carriage Parade
View more than 40 lighted vintage carriages; 250+ horses including magnificent Clydesdales and miniature horses; set to holiday music with costumed attendants and celebrity riders.

Thursday, 25 November
Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with dinners in the homes of American host families.
Internationals will be able to join American hosts for the unique opportunity to join American families, their relatives, and friends for this special holiday meal.

Saturday, 4 December
Celebration of Lights
Visit the fantastic display of holiday lights and decorations at the Hartwood Acres Celebration of Lights.

Saturday, 11 December
To Be Announced- (Last activity before December Holidays)

December 18 , 2010 through January 2, 2011
Holiday dinners with American host families.

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