Gardening is peace.

Mom’s Corner is a vacant lot project started by members of the Observatory Hill community.  Local mom and G-Tech Community Ambassador, Muffy Mendoza, began the project as a way to extend the peace she felt in her own garden out into her greater North Side community.  She and her fellow neighbors and moms began reclaiming the lot at the corner of Perryview Avenue and Perrysville Avenue, with funds provided by G-Tech and the Sprout Fund, back in 2015.  The plan for the lot is to create a bright spot in the community that acts as a place or peace, productivity and provision for local mothers and families.  Eventually, Mom’s Corner hopes to the the host of gardening workshops, the source for small amounts of produce and a place of tranquility for any passers-by.  So far, a pathway for dog walkers, bus stop benches, a Free Little Library and two flower beds have been built on Mom’s Corner.

Want to get involved?  Great.  Check out our calendar below to find out when you can come by our lot at Perryview Avenue and Perrysville Avenue and help out.

Dec
13
Wed
Buzzword Perform and Play @ The Kinsley Association
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Buzzword Perform and Play @ The Kinsley Association | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Join Buzzword PGH at the Kingsley Association for Perform & Play! Buzzword partners Pittsburgh Festival Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will offer engaging, vocabulary-based activities for families with children ages birth to five years old.

FREE dinner provided!

Dec
14
Thu
Ring In the Holidays: Family Fun Night @ Focus on Renewal
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ring In the Holidays: Family Fun Night @ Focus on Renewal | McKees Rocks | Pennsylvania | United States

***you must RSVP with child’s age by calling or in visiting in person, the eventbrite is sold out and there is limited space***

Ring in the holidays on Family Fun Night at the Father Ryan Arts Center! Celebrate with your family and community!

December 14, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

420 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

412-331-1685 ext 117 for Rebecca

Featuring: Holiday foods, crafts, stories and children’s’ gifts. There MAY even be a surprise visitor carrying those gifts!

Presented by: Focus On Renewal, Community Innovation Zone

Dec
15
Fri
EQT Youth Theater @ August Wilson Center
Dec 15 @ 10:15 am – Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
EQT Youth Theater @ August Wilson Center | Union | New Jersey | United States

This trio takes juggling to an entirely new level with glow-in-the-dark rings, clubs, and balls. Electro-pop music keeps the action moving while the jugglers add water bottles, toilet paper rolls, and bags of candy to the mix. Designed for spaceships and distant plants, Water on Mars is the future of juggling.

Free Holiday Kids Play
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Holiday Kids Play @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Kidsplay offers free activities for children of all ages! You can take the free Holly Trolley for a ride to all Downtown holiday hotspots and jump off for Kidsplay, a new Downtown holiday tradition!

817 Liberty Avenue

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 18 through December 23, and a bonus day on Black Friday, November 24 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Featuring special guests from the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, meet and greet with the magical Snow Queen and her sister, a Reading Room with the Carnegie Library, holiday crafts, fun activities, and more!

Pgh Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
Pgh Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete in Pittsburgh without the annual showing of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater welcomes the show back, this time with a 24-performance run at the Byham Theater from December 1st to December 27th.

Brown Mamas has your chance to win a set of 4 FREE Tickets, AND we’ve got a Pittsburgh Ballet discount code for 20% off tickets which start at $28. (Code listed below). You can purchase your tickets for the The Nutcracker at pbt.org, or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

code: PBTMAMAS

Click here to win our giveaway to win 4 tickets.  (ends Nov. 29th)

Dec
16
Sat
Cookies with Santa at Boyce Park @ Boyce Park
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cookies with Santa at Boyce Park @ Boyce Park | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Enjoy cookies and refreshments with the jolly old elf himself, as well as family fun and holiday crafts!

Nana’s Free Family Craft Center @ The Shop
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nana's Free Family Craft Center @ The Shop | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

A fun, family friendly event making holiday wreaths from fresh pine! Everything provided for FREE with RSVP: fresh greens, wire frame, pine cones, dried flowers and more! All kids must have an adult at The Shop throughout the entire event.

** heads up – we are expecting 50+ girl scouts to join from surrounding E Liberty and Highland Park so fair warning that it will be VERY family friendly **

Children under 4 must be supervised by another adult away from craft tables (Play area is available).

Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ PPG Place - 4th Ave side
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ PPG Place - 4th Ave side | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Get into the holiday spirit and experience downtown in a whole new way during a complimentary horse drawn carriage ride through Market Square. Free Carriage Rides depart the Fourth Avenue side of the PPG Place Plaza Arrive early as rides fill up quickly. No reservations needed. Saturdays November 18-December 23: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Free Holiday Kids Play
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Holiday Kids Play @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Kidsplay offers free activities for children of all ages! You can take the free Holly Trolley for a ride to all Downtown holiday hotspots and jump off for Kidsplay, a new Downtown holiday tradition!

817 Liberty Avenue

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 18 through December 23, and a bonus day on Black Friday, November 24 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Featuring special guests from the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, meet and greet with the magical Snow Queen and her sister, a Reading Room with the Carnegie Library, holiday crafts, fun activities, and more!

FREE Photos with Santa @ The Waterfront
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FREE Photos with Santa @ The Waterfront | Homestead | Pennsylvania | United States

One of the only places in Pittsburgh to get Santa photos for free!

You’ll find him in Santa’s Workshop located next to The Children’s Place.
Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16…………12 – 5pm
Sundays, December 3, 10, 17…………12 – 5pm
Mondays, December 4, 11, 18………….5 – 8pm
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20……5 – 8pm
waterfrontpgh.com
#WaterfrontPGH

Pgh Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker @ Benedum Center
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
Pgh Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete in Pittsburgh without the annual showing of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater welcomes the show back, this time with a 24-performance run at the Byham Theater from December 1st to December 27th.

Brown Mamas has your chance to win a set of 4 FREE Tickets, AND we’ve got a Pittsburgh Ballet discount code for 20% off tickets which start at $28. (Code listed below). You can purchase your tickets for the The Nutcracker at pbt.org, or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

code: PBTMAMAS

Click here to win our giveaway to win 4 tickets.  (ends Nov. 29th)

Coats for Warmth @ Nabhi Christian Ministry
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Coats for Warmth @ Nabhi Christian Ministry | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Nabhi Christian Ministries (NCM) in partnership with Faith Lutheran Church, Walmart, PGH. TACO TRUCK, ABC, Townsend Press and Eat’n Park will sponsor the 20th Kids Coats for Warmth Christmas Party and Gingerbread House Contest. Many kids in Allegheny County continue to struggle on a daily basis to survive and enjoy a meal in the midst of drugs and violence, poor living conditions, broken families and inadequate educational opportunities.
Christmas comes and goes only with a sense of longing possibly turning into a crisis! To bring Christmas joy and to help reduce viruses, bacterial infections and other dreaded childhood illnesses that can be affiliated with cold weather, NCM and their partners will once again provide meals and new winter coats to help keep kids warm through the cold-winter months. Kids will also enjoy a great holiday party emceed by a Life Skill\’s comedian with live entertainment, a visit from Santa and his dancing elves and travel to Santa’s toy and literacy workshop for toys and books to improve their ability to access valuable reading resources written to inspire and help them learn the language skills needed for success. In addition, kids and their families have the opportunity to learn “pay-it-forward leadership skills” for NCM\’s 20th Anniversary, by donating $1 towards their supplies when entering NCM\’s popular Drug-Free Gingerbread House Contest (judged only by effort and family participation), Limited Online Registration for ages 3-12 Only is now open at: www.nabhiministries.org 


Nabhi Christian Ministries is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, 501©3 organization with low overhead. They’re committed to building safe pathways for the healthy development of children victimized by or exposed to drugs, violence and other harsh environments in Allegheny County. NCM goals are accomplished through their mission to enhance impoverished communities by reducing havoc and creating healthy environments that mentor, train and develop quality citizens of all ages. NCM honors leaders who are committed to building and strengthening our communities.

Pgh Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm
Pgh Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete in Pittsburgh without the annual showing of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater welcomes the show back, this time with a 24-performance run at the Byham Theater from December 1st to December 27th.

Brown Mamas has your chance to win a set of 4 FREE Tickets, AND we’ve got a Pittsburgh Ballet discount code for 20% off tickets which start at $28. (Code listed below). You can purchase your tickets for the The Nutcracker at pbt.org, or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

code: PBTMAMAS

Click here to win our giveaway to win 4 tickets.  (ends Nov. 29th)

Dec
17
Sun
FREE Photos with Santa @ The Waterfront
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FREE Photos with Santa @ The Waterfront | Homestead | Pennsylvania | United States

One of the only places in Pittsburgh to get Santa photos for free!

You’ll find him in Santa’s Workshop located next to The Children’s Place.
Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16…………12 – 5pm
Sundays, December 3, 10, 17…………12 – 5pm
Mondays, December 4, 11, 18………….5 – 8pm
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20……5 – 8pm
waterfrontpgh.com
#WaterfrontPGH

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater The Nutcracker @ Benedum Center
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater The Nutcracker @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete in Pittsburgh without the annual showing of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater welcomes the show back, this time with a 24-performance run at the Byham Theater from December 1st to December 27th.

Brown Mamas has your chance to win a set of 4 FREE Tickets, AND we’ve got a Pittsburgh Ballet discount code for 20% off tickets which start at $28. (Code listed below). You can purchase your tickets for the The Nutcracker at pbt.org, or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

code: PBTMAMAS

Click here to win our giveaway to win 4 tickets.  (ends Nov. 29th)

Pgh Ballet Theater @ Benedum Center
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm
Pgh Ballet Theater @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete in Pittsburgh without the annual showing of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater welcomes the show back, this time with a 24-performance run at the Byham Theater from December 1st to December 27th.

Brown Mamas has your chance to win a set of 4 FREE Tickets, AND we’ve got a Pittsburgh Ballet discount code for 20% off tickets which start at $28. (Code listed below). You can purchase your tickets for the The Nutcracker at pbt.org, or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

code: PBTMAMAS

Click here to win our giveaway to win 4 tickets.  (ends Nov. 29th)

Dec
21
Thu
Pgh Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm
Pgh Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete in Pittsburgh without the annual showing of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater welcomes the show back, this time with a 24-performance run at the Byham Theater from December 1st to December 27th.

Brown Mamas has your chance to win a set of 4 FREE Tickets, AND we’ve got a Pittsburgh Ballet discount code for 20% off tickets which start at $28. (Code listed below). You can purchase your tickets for the The Nutcracker at pbt.org, or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

code: PBTMAMAS

Click here to win our giveaway to win 4 tickets.  (ends Nov. 29th)

Dec
22
Fri
Free Holiday Kids Play
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Holiday Kids Play @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Kidsplay offers free activities for children of all ages! You can take the free Holly Trolley for a ride to all Downtown holiday hotspots and jump off for Kidsplay, a new Downtown holiday tradition!

817 Liberty Avenue

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 18 through December 23, and a bonus day on Black Friday, November 24 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Featuring special guests from the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, meet and greet with the magical Snow Queen and her sister, a Reading Room with the Carnegie Library, holiday crafts, fun activities, and more!

Pgh Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm
Pgh Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker @ Byham Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete in Pittsburgh without the annual showing of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater welcomes the show back, this time with a 24-performance run at the Byham Theater from December 1st to December 27th.

Brown Mamas has your chance to win a set of 4 FREE Tickets, AND we’ve got a Pittsburgh Ballet discount code for 20% off tickets which start at $28. (Code listed below). You can purchase your tickets for the The Nutcracker at pbt.org, or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

code: PBTMAMAS

Click here to win our giveaway to win 4 tickets.  (ends Nov. 29th)

Dec
23
Sat
Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ PPG Place - 4th Ave side
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ PPG Place - 4th Ave side | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Get into the holiday spirit and experience downtown in a whole new way during a complimentary horse drawn carriage ride through Market Square. Free Carriage Rides depart the Fourth Avenue side of the PPG Place Plaza Arrive early as rides fill up quickly. No reservations needed. Saturdays November 18-December 23: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

$3 OFF at Checkout CODE: OGMAMA Dismiss