Summer Events in Schenley Plaza

June 15, 2017 by Lauryn Stalter

Drop by Schenley Plaza any day this summer and you'll find fitness classes, live music, meditation, family events, movie screenings, a classic carousel, local produce, freshly made foods from local restaurants, and so much more. See the full list of summer events below!


Listen to live music

Schenley Plaza concert. Photo: Sahar Coston-Hardy

WYEP Summer Music Festival

What: Free music festival featuring talented local and national bands. Listen to live music performed by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Marcus King Band, The Buckle Downs, Night Frog, The Fortunates, Tupelo and Jeremy.

When: June 24, 3 - 10PM

>> Find more event information here.


WYEP Final Fridays Concerts

What: Free outdoor music events that showcase local and national bands. Listen to live music performed by Emerson Jay + Strand of Oaks (July 28), Wreck Loose + Cloud Nothings (August 25). 

When: July 28 and August 25, 7 - 9:30PM

>> Find more information about the July 28 event here. Find more information about the August 25 event here.


Calliope Summer Concerts

What: Chances to hear traditional and contemporary folk music for free!

When: June 29, July 27, August 31, noon - 2PM

>> Find more event information here.

Get centered and get moving

Tai Chi in the Plaza

Yoga

What: Bend and stretch on the Plaza lawn during free yoga classes. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle and a mat -- or borrow one of ours!

When: Mondays, noon - 1PM and Saturdays, 10 - 11AM

>> Find more event information here.

Thank you to our generous Yoga in Schenley Plaza sponsor: Green Mountain Energy.


Tai Chi

What: Get centered during these free weekly Tai Chi classes in Schenley Plaza. These classes are led by The Thao Applied.

When: Sundays, 10 - 11AM

>> Find more event information here.

Thank you to our generous Tai Chi in Schenley Plaza sponsor: Green Mountain Energy.


Summer Soul Line Dancing

What: Whether you're an experienced dancer or just want to learn some new moves, come to the Plaza for the popular Summer Soul Line Dancing. Instructor Roland Ford incorporates R&B music in free classes that begin with basic steps and finish with more advanced moves.

When: June 28 and July 19, 6:30 - 8:30PM

>> Find more information about the June 28 event here. Find more information about the July 19 event here.

Summer Soul Line Dancing is held in partnership with Citiparks and is generously sponsored by Green Mountain Energy.


Heartful Meditation

What: Time to stop and breathe during your busy day. 

When: June 17, July 15, August 19, 11AM - noon

>> Find more event information here. 

Thank you to our generous Heartful Meditation in Schenley Plaza sponsor: Green Mountain Energy.


Walk a Mile

What: An opportunity to get some steps in! 3.5 laps around the outside sidewalk of Schenley Plaza is one mile.

When: All day, every day.

This wellness information is provided by Green Mountain Energy.


Come out and play

Children coloring during Kids' Day

Kids' Days

What: Free activities for children (and kids at heart) that take place under the tent and throughout the Plaza. Activities include face painting, balloon artists, lawn games, special guests and performers, free rides on the PNC Carousel, and an opportunity to experience Uber's self-driving car. 

Says head of Uber ATG Eric Meyhofer, “the city of Pittsburgh has received the ATG, and our technology, with open arms and I think it's critical that we pay it forward and share this technology with everyone, especially the city’s youngest residents. Kids' Days gives us an opportunity to do just that, while celebrating the conservation of our city's parks, which we hope to see more of as we bring our technology to scale.”

Kids' Day activities including Pittsburgh Aerial Silks + Sunburst School of Music + Teddy Bear Picnic (July 9), the Citiparks Roving Art Cart + WYEP Reimagination artists + Sunkist School of Music (September 10), and Heinz House Robotics + fall fun on October 8. 

When: July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, noon - 4PM

>> Find more event information here.

Thank you to our generous Kids’ Day at Schenley Plaza sponsor: Uber Advanced Technologies Group.


City of Play

What: A chance to let your inner kid come out to play. Join City of Play for free, all-ages games once a week.

When: Tuesdays, noon - 2PM

>> Find more event information here.


Even more ways to soak up the summer

The Farmers' Market in the Plaza

Oakland Farmers' Market

What: The number one place to find the freshest local produce and baked goods.

When: Fridays, 3 - 6PM

>> Find more event information here.

Thank you to our generous Farmers' Market in Schenley Plaza sponsor: Green Mountain Energy.


Cinema in the Plaza (new this year!)

What: A chance to grab a free flick thanks to our friends at Citiparks. Bring a blanket and watch a movie under the stars.

When: Sundays, sundown

>> Find more event information here.


New Renaissance Theatre Company

What: Performances of Shakespearean plays The Taming of the Shrew (July 13) and The Tragedie of Macbeth (July 20).

When: July 13 and July 20, 6PM

>> Find more information about the July 13 event here. Find more information about the July 20 event here.


PNC Carousel

What: Schenley Plaza’s feature family attraction that visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy.

When: Daily, 10AM - 6PM (hours extended until 8PM from June - August), closer for major holidays and inclement weather

>> Find more event information and season passes here.


Fresh eats prepared daily

What: A diverse range of food options offered at Plaza kiosks and a full-service restaurant. Grab fresh sushi and Asian cuisine from Asia Tea House, gyros and Greek eats at Opa Gyro, authentic Liège sugar waffles from Waffallonia, New Mexican-inspired dishes at Mesa, and delicious scratch-made foods from the Porch at Schenley.

When: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack times in between

>> Find more dining information here.


Thank you to our Schenley Plaza program sponsors and partners

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