Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring & Summer Activities for GlobalPittsburgh Members Announced - Now's the Time to Join the GlobalPittsburgh Network!

Here's a list of activities planned for members of the GlobalPittsburgh Network. (If you're not a member yet, or you know somebody who would like to become a member, CLICK HERE or go to www.globalpittsburgh.org).

Tuesday, May 24
Networking/Tailgate Party Event – Networking/Tailgate Party and Pirates Baseball game. Come out and meet new friends and make new professional contacts while having a fun time at the ballpark.

Saturday, May 28
Garden Planting – In the past, GlobalPittsburgh members have planted flowers in the four flower beds next to Dippy, the dinosaur, outside of the Carnegie Library in Oakland, taking pride in beautifying the city in which they currently live. This time, we will plant flowers in the garden at the entrance of the South Side by the Birmingham Bridge.

Friday, June 3
First Fridays at the Frick – During the summer, live music is performed at Frick Art and Historical Center, often featuring quintessential American styles such as jazz and bluegrass. This evening, we’ll hear saxophone music by Greg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist and recording artist, and his trio.

Sunday, June 5
Group Dinner at Coriander Indian Restaurant, Squirrel Hill – Come and try many delicious Indian dishes as we visit the dinner buffet at this local Indian restaurant. The group dinners occur on a regular basis and expect them to be during the first week of every month (usually on Thursdays).

Saturday, June 11
Strawberry Picking – Let’s enjoy the fruits of the summer with a trip to a local farm. We’ll fill our buckets full of strawberries! While we’re there you’ll be able to pick up recipes for strawberry pies, preserves, and other delicious treats or you can just bring the fruit home to enjoy by itself.

Wednesday, July 6
Instead of a Group Dinner we’ll meet for a fun time at a Pub Quiz Night at a local…pub, of course! Come out and show your knowledge of music, movies, science, English, or whatever will be on the quiz. Winning teams receive some cool prizes.

Sunday, July 10
Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch – A very popular event for Pittsburghers, BBB is a weekly event in the summer featuring live music at Mellon Park, Point Breeze, on Sunday mornings. Bring a blanket and a picnic - or purchase snacks at the event!

Friday, July 15
Gallery Crawl – a seasonal downtown event, this summer’s crawl features live music, spectacular art, and interesting installations. Pittsburgh’s art scene is eclectic, bold, and varied – come and check it out in this festive crawl from gallery to gallery. After the crawl, we can stop by a local pub for a drink and great discussion about the art that had been viewed.

Sunday, July 24
Movie in the Park – enjoy an outdoor movie at Flagstaff Hill in Oakland. The film starts at twilight – come early to meet other members and play Frisbee or simply chat and make new friends. This evening is the Karate Kid.

Saturday or Sunday, July 30 or July 31
Possible Glider activity – Soar Like an Eagle! This activity will be limited to ten members. Come out for a exciting trip in a glider and see the Pittsburgh countryside from a bird’s eye view.

Thursday, August 3
Group Dinner/Happy Hour at local restaurant – Send suggestions for your favorite place to eat. If you send a suggestion and your suggestion is used, please plan to attend the dinner. The group dinners occur on a regular basis and usually on the first Thursday of every month.

Saturday, August 6
Raccoon Creek State Park – Pennsylvania has some of the most gorgeous parks in the US, and Raccoon state park is one of these beautiful spaces. We can hike, swim, canoe, play sports, and just relax in the great outdoors. Bring something to share for our potluck lunch.

Saturday, August 20
Riverside Bike Ride – There are great bike routes along the three rivers of Pittsburgh – one from the South Side towards the Waterfront along the Monongahela, and one of which you could even ride all the way to Washington D.C.! Let’s enjoy a bike ride along downtown’s riverbanks to celebrate the middle of the summer and admire Pittsburgh’s landmarks on the go.

Thursday, September 1
Group Dinner/Happy Hour at local restaurant – Send your suggestion for location of this dinner. If you send a suggestion and your suggestion is used, please plan to attend the dinner. The group dinners occur on a regular basis and usually on the first Thursday of every month.

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