Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Februrary Newsletter


We hope that wherever you are, you're staying warm and finding time for play everyday! February is a month of planning, playing and project management here at the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative. 

Planning is underway for Ultimate Play Day 2018 at August Wilson Park in Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood. Our many partners and new community stakeholders are hard at work putting together an exciting day of play and exploration. Be sure to put Sunday, May 20th on your calendar! We're playing as much as we can, including our first mini pop-up play day in partnership with the Carnegie Library in Hazelwood on February 22nd. Check our events page to learn more! And for project management, the Hazelwood Play Trail is continuing to grow with community conversations and planning for the Elizabeth Street Project, the next stage of the play trail!

We look forward to playing together soon!


Story Hike: Two Blue Jays

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00am -  11:30am
Frick Environmental Center
ARTventures: Art Cat's Sketchbook

Saturday, February 10, 2018
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Carnegie Museum of Art
Every Saturday and Sunday until March 4!

Creative Conundrum Lab

Sunday, February 11, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

ARTventures: Plaster Weekends

Saturday, February 10, 2018
12:00pm -  4:00pm
Carnegie Museum of Art
Every Saturday and Sunday until March 4!

Wintergarden Yoga

Sunday, February 11, 2018
10:00am -  11:00am
PPG Wintergarden
Every Sunday in February!

Pop-up Play Day - Rigamajig!

Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood
The first of many Pop-up Play Days!

Member Blog

This article is the first of a guest written blog as part of our Member Blog Series, which typically showcases Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Members' efforts and commitment to ensure that play is a critical element in the lives of people of all ages. Each month, a different member organization will share their take on how play is a part of the work they do. The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative hopes that these stories of play from our diverse set of member organizations will encourage and inspire leaders in communities, businesses, schools, and families to prioritize play every day. This guest blog written by Brendan Hufford, a veteran teacher who believes creating healthier children starts with play. 

February 8, 2018
Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Blog


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"We need to remember that children are trying, too -- trying to understand their feelings and their world, trying to please the people they love, trying to grow. When grownups and children are trying together, just about anything can be possible."
— Fred Rogers