This article is part of our Member Blog Series, which 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.
On Wednesday, October 18, a remarkable thing happened.
James Brown songs boomed down the block. Kazoos, cowbells, and hats with plumes paraded back and forth across the street. Children, older adults, and everyone in between danced and carried signs reading “Watch for Crossing Neighbors” or “Drive like your Nonna lives here.” If you were passing through the Bloomfield Bridge Intersection after work that day, it’s possible you even glimpsed a hula-hooping dinosaur.