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Summer in the Square
Enjoy the live performances and activities in Market Square all summer long at our weekly events.
Summer in the Square programming is sponsored by the Market Square Merchants Association and supported by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
May 5 - Brad Yoder
May 12 - Squirrel Hillbillies
May 19 - Mike Arnold
May 26 - Joel Lindsey
June 2 - Madeline Arnold
June 9 - Emily & Rachel BT
June 16 - Tim Ruff
June 23 - Simply Acoustic
June 30 - Joel Lindsey
July 7 - Jeff Miller
July 14 - Annalise Emrick
July 21 - Corey James
July 28 - Brad Yoder
August 4 - Tim Ruff
August 11 - Madeline Arnold
August 18 - Squirrel Hillbillies
August 25 - Brad Yoder
September 1 - John Melnick
September 8 - Mike Arnold
September 15 - Joel Lindsey
September 22 - Dan Bubien
September 29 - Tim Ruff
October 6 - Mike Arnold
October 13 - Joel Lindsey
October 20 - Annalise Emrick
October 27 - Dan Bubien
Tuesdays: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Reading Room
Downtown workers, residents and visitors can satisfy their literary appetites in the midst of the City's lunchtime bustle when Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mobile Reading Room returns to open a new chapter of reading, learning and fun in Market Square.
Started in 2009, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Reading Room in Market Square invites visitors to sample a few of the great programs offered at the Library. Visitors can also build their own library for as little at $1 or $2, by selecting from an assortment of paperback and hardcover books. Proceeds from the book sale support Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's dynamic programs.
Special Reading Room Programming
Every third Tuesday of the month, the Reading Room invites visitors to explore what's new in technology at the Library. Library staff will demonstrate how to download free eBooks and audio books and provide details on the Library's free foreign language programs just in time for folks who may traveling out of the country.
If you're cleaning out your book case, don't toss those old books just drop them off at the Carnegie Library Downtown branch at 612 Smithfield Street. Next time you stop by the Reading Room you may see your neighbor leafing through one of your gently used reads!. Check out the Tuesday Reading Room blog post via the Market Square Blog.
Tuesdays: KidsPlay in the Square
Join us for fun and educational programs for children and families with stories, crafts, snacks, and special guests. Touch a real fire truck, talk to a real live parrot, and see how cartoons come to life, all in Downtown's historic Market Square.
This free program welcomes families, schools, day cares and camps. Programs are geared toward pre-school children.
If a parent or caregiver works Downtown, it's a great chance to have some fun and then share lunch at one of the Square's many family-friendly eateries!
May 7 - Tim Ruff
May 14 - Simply Acoustic
May 21 - Open Fifth A Cappella
May 28 - Madeline Arnold
June 4 - Lincoln Park School Performing Arts Students
June 11 - Steel Clover
June 18 - Jimbo & the Soupbones
June 25 - Evan Blankenship
July 2 - For Those About to Rock Academy
July 9 - Maddie Georgi
July 16 - Bill Deasy
July 23 - Billy the Kid and the Regulators
July 30 - Mike & Frank of the Lava Game
August 6 - Carla Bianco
August 13 - Nick Marzock
August 20 - Zig Daniels of the Delaneys
August 27 - Rain Date
September 3 - Squirrel Hillbillies
September 10 - Kambo & T Willie
September 17 - Brad Yoder
September 24 - Joel Lindsey
October 1 - Mike Arnold
October 8 - Jeff Miller
October 15 - John Melnick
October 22 - Annalise Emrick
October 29 - Darryl & Kim
Thursdays: Farmers Market
It's even bigger and better than ever! The popular Market Square Farmers Market is a great opportunity for local farmers to promote their goods while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience. Each Thursday, Downtown's biggest Farmers Market attracts 7,000-10,000 office workers, residents and visitors to Market Square to enjoy local produce, gourmet treats and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. This season, we're bringing the region's cream of the crop to the heart of the City. As many as 30 weekly vendors will be showcased in the significantly expanded Market, along with free afternoon concerts. Produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), the Market Square Farmers Market runs each Thursday through October 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Market-goers can expect to choose from a variety of goods such as: breads; banana loaf cakes; crunchy biscotti; fresh-cut flowers; live herb plants and teas; homemade, all-natural vegetarian dog treats; fresh vegetables and fruits; naturally dry-aged beef; organic raw milk and cheese; beeswax candles; honey; Angora goat yarn and more.
Each Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the Square will be rockin' with live acoustic performances by some of Pittsburgh's top talent!
Shake-up your Thursdays and enjoy a little lunch, shopping and music in one of Downtown's hottest places to be – Market Square!
6 Mile Cellars - Delicious wine from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania's first winery
Always Summer Herbs, LLC - Woman-owned family business specializing in honey, tea, and herbs from Slippery Rock, PA
Aunt Carol's Homemade Dips - Homemade dips that bring you the "gourmet taste without the waste!"
Billy's Country Smoke House - Frozen meats to go and delicious sandwiches!
Breezy Hill Farm - Organic produce out of Homeworth, OH
Cinco De Mayo Salsas - Fire roasted salsas and dips
Clarion River Organics - A cooperative of 10 family farms from Sligo, PA bringing you a wide selection of organic produce
Edible Earth Farm - USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, ginger, fruit and pastured, non-certified poultry
Enon Valley Garlic - Featuring over 20 varieties of garlic
Fabulous Homemade Cookies - Old-fashioned, fresh, homemade cookies just the way you remember them
Good L'Oven Bakery - Specializing in old fashioned homeade cookies with a twist and using all natural ingredients from local sources
Gosia's Pierogies - Homemade cheese and potato pierogies from a secret Polish family recipe
Greendance Winery - Featuring over 40 wines made from berries from Sand Hill Berries
Joyce's Copper Kettle Fudge - Delicious homemade fudge in a variety of flavors from chocolate to peanut butter to Bailey's Irish Cream!
Kous Kous Café - HUMM hummus, beans and dips out of Mt. Lebanon, PA
Little Athens Catering - Ready to eat Greek foods such as grapeleaves, spanakopita, pastitsio and more
Mackenzie Creamery - All natural, handcrafted goat cheeses made in Hiram, OH
Mediterra Bakehouse - passion infused bread that emerges from custom-built, stone-hearth, steam-injected ovens
Morning Dew Orchards - Specializing in apples and strawberries for over 55 years and based out of Salem, OH
One Woman Farm - Featured in a national documentary film, Farmland, about the next generation of young farmers and specializing in over 50 varieties of vegetables
The Olive Tap - unique, flavorful, fresh, and award-winning extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars
Pittsburgh Pie Guy - Owned by two Duquesne University alumni and featuring pies made from local produce and ingredients
Quiroz Farm - Featuring tomatoes, peppers, corn and other delicious produce
Ridgeview Acres Farm - located between Ligonier and Donegal in southwestern Pennsylvania, a family owned and operated commercial growing operation specializing in fresh cut flowers
Rise Above Bakery - Featuring scones, cookies, breads, loaf cakes and more
Sand Hill Berries - Specializing in berry pies, jam, fresh berries, and jellies
Simmons Farm - Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, flowers, and more
Spring Harvest Farm - Hydroponic vegetables, lettuce and herbs and 1-2 acres of conventionally raised produce. Located in northern Mercer County, PA
Sweet Patootie - Homemade and natural pet treats
Part Time Vendors:
Batch, LLC - Unique homemade dips made from surprising ingredients - May 15, 22, 29, June 5, July 31, August 7, 28, September 4, 11, October 9, 23, 30
Goodlife Juices - Carefully crafted homemade health juices - May 15, 22
Mia Cucina - Homemade pasta, perfect to take home and make for dinner! - May 22, June 5, July 24, August 21, September 25, October 16
The Pop Stop, LLC - Homemade ice pops with fresh fruits and berries - June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14, 21
Underhill Farm - Yarn and wool from Leicester Longwool sheep and Angora goats - May 15, 29, June 12, 26, August 14, 28, September 25, October 9, 23, 30
*All vendors are subject to change.
May 3 (5pm-7pm) - Dan Bubien
May 10 (5pm-7pm) - Alex Talbot
May 24 (5pm-7pm) - Tim Ruff
June 7 (2pm-4pm) - Dan Bubien
June 28 (2pm-4pm) - Brad Yoder
July 5 (2pm-4pm) - Zig Daniels
July 19 (5pm-7pm) - TBA
August 9 (5pm-7pm) - Dan Bubien
August 30 (2pm-4pm) - Alex Talbot
September 13 (5pm-7pm) - Brad Yoder
September 20 (5pm-7pm) - Alex Talbot
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