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My Favorite Pittsburgh Thing To Do With Kids: Pam Komar of the Cultural Trust

Sally Quinn
August13/ 2019

Few Pittsburghers know as much about having fun with kids as Pam Komar. She’s the director of theater, music and youth programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, which means she plans the Children’s Theater Series and EQT Bridge Series, and she curates programming for family-friendly concerts.

We put her on the spot to pick her favorite thing to do with kids.

“It is so hard to pick just one,” she says. “I have trouble sitting still and am constantly planning our next adventure.”

Pam lives in Regent Square with her 13-year-old son, Alex, and her partner, Cobin Sunderman, a geologist and car enthusiast.

The family soaks up lots of theater performances, but this crew appreciates fresh air, too.

“Our most fun outings are centered around adventure and the outdoors,” Pan says. “We love to ski all winter, typically at Seven Springs and on longer weekends, at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

“In warmer weather, we love to mountain bike and hike in Frick Park. We often challenge each other on the disc golf course in Schenley Park. We love to climb, especially on courses like Go Ape in North Park.”

That family time is a priority.

“Kids grow up too fast,” she says. “We value every day we get to spend time together.”

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 30 years. She appreciates all that Pittsburgh offers families and has a blast guiding her 10 grandkids to new discoveries. Sally welcomes your comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

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