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10 things to do this weekend, from CLP’s summer reading kickoff to the debut of a new park space

It’s the second weekend of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and we’ve got a great guide to navigating the festival with kids. Looking for something else to do? This weekend is jam packed with events. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is kicking off summer reading with a slew of events at various locations and Pittsburgh is debuting new green space with a festival, too.

Read on to plan your perfect weekend:

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9: World Square

This weekend, Market Square is showcasing our diverse city. Check out vendors, food and performances from around the world. A parade for International Day will occur at 12 p.m. on Saturday. Find more details on World Square here and the parade here.

Photo of World Square Market at the Three Rivers Arts Festival courtesy of Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Friday, June 7: Pride Night at PNC Park, 6:40 p.m. 

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ annual Pride Night event happens June 7, when the Bucs face the Minnesota Twins. Fans who buy a special game ticket to the Pride Night game will get a Pirates Pride “P” Bucket Hat and have the opportunity to make a donation to support local LGBTQIA+ nonprofits in our community. After the game, catch a Zambelli Fireworks show. Find regular tickets here.

Saturday, June 8: Summer Reading Opening Ceremonies at CLP, various times

This weekend summer reading kicks off at the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh. Various locations across the city will have special guests, including O’Ryan the O’Mazing at South Side and Mad Science at the Lawrenceville branch. Find all the details and a full list of events here.

Courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Saturday, June 8: Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m.

The Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh offers free yoga in Allegheny Commons Park each weekend all summer long. This weekend, Jennifer Tober from Schoolhouse Yoga will be leading students of every age through basic yoga moves. Find out more here.

Saturday, June 8: Joyful Parenting Through Meditation, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Do you struggle to stay calm and peaceful as a parent? Does the challenging behavior of your child make you feel out of control? Parenting isn’t easy. This event will feature meditation guided by experienced practitioners of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, information about parenting with love by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, and a discussion with Prerna Richards, CEO and founder of Together We Grow. This event is free and details can be found here.

Courtesy of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

Saturday, June 8: Connellsville Pride in the Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This annual celebration at Yough River Park in Connellsville includes entertainment, food vendors, raffles and more. Find more info here.

Courtesy of Connellsville Diversity and Inclusion board.

Saturday, June 8: Allegheny RiverTrail Park Grand Opening, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

This gorgeous riverfront park is adding six new acres of park land, which is a reason to celebrate! This festival will include food trucks, kid-friendly games, live music and a chance to check out this exciting new green space. It’s bike-friendly, so pack your wheels if you’d like to! Find out more here.

Courtesy of Allegheny RiverTrail Park.

Saturday, June 8: Penny Arcade Comedy Show, 2 p.m. 

Hosted by the Arcade Comedy Theater, this show is the perfect intro to live comedy for kids. Kids ages 4 to 8 are the target audience, but families with kids of all ages are welcome to attend. The show begins at 2 p.m. and the cost is $12. Find all the details right here.

Courtesy of Arcade Comedy Theater.

Sunday, June 9: Schenley Plaza Kids Day, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

On the second Sunday of each month, June through October, People’s Gas sponsors free carousel rides and family activities at the carousel, so stop by and take a spin! Find more details here.

Sunday, June 9: Ross Township Pride, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

All ages are invited to Ross Township’s Pride event. Families will find local resources, craft projects and can help create a community pride banner. You can also vote in the Pet Pride Pageant and enjoy a visit from Animal Friends’ therapy dogs (1 p.m.), and story times with folks from Northland Public Library (2 p.m.) and Shaler Library (3 p.m.). Details here.

Check out our guide to the whole month of June here, as well as our full listing of all Pride events for the month.