Danielle Obisie-Orlu. Photo courtesy of City of Asylum.

Meet Danielle Obisie-Orlu, the new Youth Poet Laureate of Allegheny County

“I think there’s a pool of compassion we have within ourselves and the more and more time you spend outside of your own little bubble, the deeper that well of compassion becomes.”

8 festivals, free events and cool things to do this weekend with kids

From outdoor events and fun festivals to the ultimate celebration of pierogies, Pittsburgh has the whole family covered this weekend.

4 fall arts festivals near Pittsburgh that your family won’t want to miss

Fall arts and crafts festivals are back. Here are four great picks.

7 fun (and mostly free!) things to do around Pittsburgh this weekend with kids

Fun in the sun and a bit of learning, too: It’s going to be a great weekend!

First Tee opens Arnold Palmer Learning Center in Schenley Park

The Learning Center will help First Tee mentor thousands of local kids each year.

We’re excited to announce Kidsburgh’s next chapter

It’s been 13 years since this publication for Pittsburgh’s families was born. As a newly minted teenager, we’re growing and pushing ourselves to new heights.

Explore Pittsburgh parks and trails with the new interactive Citiparks website

Now, we’re able to provide the people of Pittsburgh with a place to learn about their parks like never before.”

Watch for ‘Alma’s Way,’ a new show from Fred Rogers Productions and a ‘Sesame Street’ alum

In each episode, there’s a “think through” moment, where Alma figures out an answer to a problem like why her brother is mad.

Find free fun in the techPLAYground Pop-up at SouthSide Works

“TechPLAYground represents the first interactive exhibit pop-up to come out of MuseumLab.”

8 really cool Pittsburgh ice cream spots where kids can chill out

These places go to the extreme to help you and the kiddos beat the heat.

UPMC Children’s Hospital continues its Top 10 rating in U.S. News & World Report

“National recognition like this exemplifies the breadth of excellent and compassionate care UPMC Children’s provides for patients of all ages.”

$4.4 million from Heinz Endowments to support child care programs, from prenatal to age 3

“The pandemic ripped open the curtain on the precarious state of our nation’s early childhood care and education system.”

Space is the next frontier for Pittsburgh kids with sky-high ambitions

“We are creating a true ecosystem, from middle school to high school all the way through college and ultimately in industry. You can live and work in space in Pittsburgh.”

Joey and Christy Porter develop a former church and school into a Sheraden community hub

“Our mission is to be great neighbors and service providers.”

Children’s Museum partners with Target on nationwide toy launch

The curated kits teach kids about compassion and selflessness through activities such as puzzles, origami, crafts and letter writing.

BotsIQ awarded $498,000 grant to train Pittsburgh middle school kids in robotics and manufacturing

The program gives students hands-on learning experiences in four technical areas.

Love Mister Rogers? You can buy the house where he once lived

Pittsburghers have the distinct pleasure of saying they live in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood. But few can say they live in his house.

Kids with cancer love to hate Michael’s Meanies, an outlet for their fear and anxiety

Michael heard a little girl crying, and he wanted to give her something to help take her fear and frustration away.

Top 10 events for Pittsburgh kids in March

This month brings a wonderful collection of events, from family dance parties to a free cookie decorating class.

Top 13 February events for kids in Pittsburgh

We view February as the Wednesday of winter, the halfway month where we can spot a hint of spring in every crocus and robin outside the window. But it’s also […]


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