The Corridor Free Day

Details

Community
10am-6pm
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Free admission
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; Mattress Factory; The Andy Warhol Museum; City of Asylum; the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy; and the National Aviary

Event Summary

On Thursday, September 30, celebrate the launch of the Northside Cultural Corridor — the one-mile Northside cultural district — with free admission and activities across Northside museums and cultural institutions!

  

The Northside Cultural Corridor is a placemaking initiative that focuses on the approximate one-mile passage from the Mattress Factory to The Andy Warhol Museum. Current partners include Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; Mattress Factory; The Andy Warhol Museum; City of Asylum; the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy; and the National Aviary. With thanks to generous support from the Allegheny County Regional Asset District, the Corridor Partners work to build stronger relationships between our institutions and our neighboring communities. 

On September 30, we’re excited to announce the official launch of our project! In partnership with Grounded Strategies, the Corridor will be publishing new walking path maps for the Corridor cultural district. Maps will be available online and at all of our institutions.  

Additionally, the Corridor museums and cultural institutions will be FREE to the public, with various drop-in activities. Visit one or all locations! 

  • Reserve FREE timed-entry admission online for the Mattress Factory here [some time slots are already sold out! If you see “sold out,” try another time!]. You can reserve admission to The Warhol (warhol.org), the National Aviary (aviary.org) or the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (pittsburghkids.org) by visiting each partner website. Tickets WILL sell out – book early!
  • Enjoy drop-in activities in Allegheny Commons Park, City of Asylum Bookstore (alphabetcity.org) and Buhl Community Park. Open hours and activity times vary.  
  • See each website for details and a schedule of activities. Registration for some activities may be required.
  • Please note that many organizations have capacity limits and other safety measures in place. Please check each organization’s website for safety protocols before visiting on September 30. 

 

Schedule 

Day’s activities run through 10 AM – 6 PM. Check each organization’s website to confirm hours and specific times.

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are FREE! We thank the Allegheny County Regional Asset District for its support.

ALL DAY

  • FREE timed-entry admission online for the Mattress Factory here [some time slots are already sold out! If you see “sold out,” try another time!]. You can reserve admission to The Warhol (warhol.org), the National Aviary (aviary.org) or the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (pittsburghkids.org) by visiting each partner website. Open hours vary. Check times and reserve tickets by visiting each organization’s website.
  • Raffles, giveaways, and other activities from City of Asylum Bookstore.
  • Stilt walkers, jugglers and more in Allegheny Commons Park courtesy of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
  • Pop-up programming throughout the Corridor from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Artsmobile.

10 AM – 5 PM

  • Pop Art Pop Up artmaking at The Warhol

11 AM 6 PM

  • Family Scavenger Hunt packets available all day at the Mattress Factory!

11 AM

  • Pop-up story time for kids at City of Asylum bookstore

Noon 5 PM

  • Grab bags, book bingo, book recommendations at City of Asylum bookstore

12:15 PM 1 PM

  • Solar Concert Series at Buhl Community Park (Children’s Museum)
    • Photography by Chancellor Humphries (@keeppghdope)

1 PM – 5 PM

  • “Building Buddies” giant puzzle, art activity and outdoor expansion at the Children’s Museum

2:30 PM 4 PM

  • Rainforest Game, Biofact Activity and Meet & Greet with an Armadillo in front of the National Aviary on Arch Street

4 PM

  • Pop-up story time for kids at City of Asylum bookstore

5 PM 

  • Plant Walk in Allegheny Commons Park  (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy)