Neighborhood Meetings The City of Pittsburg’s Neighborhood Team is hosting two Neighborhood Meetings. The City would like to invite everyone to come and talk to our team to learn about City projects, programs, new restaurants, events, parks, BART, and many items. The neighborhood meeting dates, times and locations are listed below. This is a fantastic time to ask your questions of the City Manager and other City Staff while sharing your thoughts and concerns. Please join us to learn about these projects and to discuss your local issues. Date: Location: Time: Saturday May 21st Rancho Medanos Jr. High School 2301 Range Road ~ Multi-purpose Room 10:00 am -Noon Wednesday May 25th Pittsburg Historical Society 515 Railroad Avenue 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Check the City’s website at www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us at Neighborhood Improvement Team under City Manager’s Office or call 252-6975. To have a specific issue addressed at the meeting, please email the City prior to the meeting date at NeighborhoodTeam@ci.pittsburg.ca.us
Green Footprint Festival! Thursday, June 9th 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Small World Park 2551 Harbor Street Festival Special-Everyone gets in for $2.00! $1.25 for ride wristbands Environmental Exhibits ~ Rides ~ Family Activities ~ Bring a Picnic & Spend the Day Celebrate the Earth at the Green Footprint Festival! Experience exhibits, activities, and entertainment that will guide you on how to reduce your impact on Mother Earth!! Featuring at Noon & 2:00 PM: EarthCapades ~~ A blend of circus, comedy, music, and magic to inspire environmental awareness and respect for Planet Earth. Green Your Way to the Festival! Bike, Walk, or Take the Bus! Tri Delta #387, 388, 390, 391, 392, or 394. Plan your trip at 511.org Get real-time bus arrival info on your phone or computer at www.TriDeltaTransit.com/mobile Small World Park’s General Info: Summer Hours: June 9th through August 14th ~~~ Thursday – Sunday: 11AM – 5PM ~~~ Phone: 925-439-4879 Admission: Adult: $4.00 ~~~ Children (1 – 14) & Seniors: $2.00 ~~~Ride pass wristband: $1.25
The Pittsburg Library celebrates “Last Stop on Market Street” with a StoryWalk® and storytime on the bus The Pittsburg Community Library is celebrating the book “Last Stop on Market Street” with three weeks of activities from May 1 through May 21. Family-friendly activities will include a StoryWalk® through downtown Pittsburg, a live storytime on a moving bus and a conversation with the award-winning illustrator. In an effort to highlight some of the themes in the book, families are invited to take part in a city park cleanup, donate to a sock drive to help neighbors in need and learn about and observe the life cycle of the butterfly. “Last Stop on Market Street” written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a 2016 Newbery Medal winner, winner of the 2016 Caldecott Honor and the 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor as well as a New York Times bestseller. The children’s book tells the story of CJ and his grandma who ride the bus across town every Sunday after church. During the bus ride, CJ asks his grandma why they don’t own a car, why he can’t have an iPod like other kids and how come they always have to get off in a rough part of town? CJ’s grandma helps him to see the beauty and fun in their routine. Award-winning illustrator of the book, Christian Robinson, will be at the Farmers Market in historic downtown Pittsburg on May 21 at 10:30 a.m. He will read the book, demonstrate illustrations, sign books and take a ride on the bus with families from the library Beginning on May 1, students can read the book as they walk through downtown Pittsburg. The pages of the book will be displayed in store fronts along Railroad Avenue between 6th and 8th streets from May 1-21. The StoryWalk® begins at Coats Barbershop and ends at the Railroad Book Depot. Just like CJ in the book, library patrons can go for a ride on the bus through their community. Families are invited to take a ride with Tri Delta Transit on Wednesday, May 11 for live storytime and music. Pittsburg Library 80 Power Avenue Pittsburg, CA 94565 (925) 427-8390 “Last Stop on Market Street” activities: · May 1-21, historic downtown Pittsburg StoryWalk® – Read as you stroll · Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 1-21, Pittsburg Library Butterflies in the library – learn about the life cycle of the butterfly · May 7-10, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., 7th and Railroad Ave. at the Snack Shack City Park Cleanup · May 11, 10:30 a.m., beginning at the Library Bus Storytime – Storytime and music on a moving bus · May 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Farmer’s Market, Old Town Plaza StoryWalk® Celebration – meet book illustrator Christian Robinson For more information, please contact Community and Media Relations Coordinator Brooke Converse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 927-3213.
Event Jack Wright – The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond Dates/Times Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7PM Description Describe your event…THE HEARTLIGHT SHOW is an intimate, sophisticated, powerful solo performance of the songs and stories that have kept Neil Diamond in the hearts of his fans for more than five decades. JACK WRIGHT’s natural voice and engaging onstage presence capture the essence and emotion of Neil Diamond’s songs. He sings them the way Neil must have felt when he wrote them — and he connects with his audiences the way Neil always has — while making the songs his own. “This is as close as it gets . . .maybe better!” ~ Jennifer Strong – Soper-Reese Theater Location California Theatre 351 Railroad Ave Old Town Pittsburg Tickets $20-$25 Online Tickets http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com Contact Carolyn August Phone (925) 427-1611 Email email@example.com
Event Pittsburg Community Theatre presents The Normal Heart Dates/Times May 13 thru may 15, 2016, 8pm Description A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease. Winner! 2011 Tony® Award – Best Revival of a Play Winner! 2011 Drama Desk Award – Outstanding Revival of a Play Winner! 2011 Drama League Award – Distinguished Revival of a Play Winner! 2011 Outer Critic’s Circle Award – Outstanding Revival Location California Theatre 351 Railroad Ave Old Town Pittsburg Tickets $10-$25 Online Tickets http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com Contact Carolyn August Phone (925) 427-1611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittsburg’s waterfront fireworks display returns again this year for family fun. Please take public transportation to the Pittsburg Marina so you don’t have to fight traffic before or after the event.
Old Town Pittsburg Culinary Crawl returns for 2016 with more fun for friends and family. Tickets will be available soon at the Railroad Book Depot and Online. $12/person. Alternating Thursdays through the summer. June 2 June 16 June 30 July 14 July 28 August 11 August 25
Old Town Pittsburg Car Show returns for another year of family friendly fun. Thursdays, May 12 – September 25, 2016. 6pm – 8pm. Railroad Avenue between 3rd and 6th Streets. Alternating Thursdays through the summer. Free to the Public. No Entry Fee. Musical Guests May 12: PHD’s May 26: Chocolate Rice June 9: Konsept Party Band June23: Evolution July 7: Special Request July21: Project 4 August 4: Purple Haze August 18: Charlie Barreda and Friends September 1: JD & Co. September 15: Project 4
The Old Town Farmers’ Market is back for 2016! Join us every Saturday from May 7th until October 29th, 9am – 1pm in Old Town Plaza. You’ll find a wonderful array of fruit and vegetable vendors providing a beautiful selection of fresh and organic produce. Visit the market every Saturday, enjoy live music, and also delight in the delicious treats from the food vendors! Check out the various local non-food vendors too, and be sure to stop by every week so you don’t miss anything new. Don’t forget to visit your favorite Old Town businesses while you’re here, too! Interested in selling at our Farmers’ Market? Contact PCFMA for more information on how to do that!
Event Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids Dates/Times July 7 & 8, 2016 @ 7PM Description Bay Area Children’s Theatre Youth Education Program will be performing Disney’s The Jungle Book. This fast-paced musical theatre camp takes students entering second – eighth grades through daily fun and engaging rehearsals as we prepare for a fully produced show. Working with a director, choreographer, and music director, campers learn vocal technique, basic dance vocabulary, and storytelling. Staff place an emphasis on building a strong ensemble who support each other on and off stage and use the craft of theatre to help campers build life skills such as creative thinking and problem solving, empathy, and self-confidence. Location California Theatre 351 Railroad Ave Old Town Pittsburg Tickets Free to the public Online Tickets http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com Contact Carolyn August Phone (925) 427-1611 Email email@example.com
Event Enā Wahi Pana – Sacred Sites and Special Places Dates/Times Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Description Hawaiian and Tahitian iconic cultural landscapes have inspired oli, mele and hula for generations. Join us as we visit the sacred places of Kaua`i, O`ahu, Hawai`i island and Ra`iātea, and places special to our hearts including a tribute to our Marie Espaniola. Location California Theatre 351 Railroad Ave Old Town Pittsburg Tickets $25 Online Tickets http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com Contact Carolyn August Phone (925) 427-1611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event The Motown Era Dates/Times Saturday, May 9 at 8PM Description Sargent Tucker’s Salute to Motown brings an unforgettable experience to the California Theatre. Featuring legends such as Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and Martha & the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder. Throughout his career he has performed with such greats as Bill Cosby, The Spinners, Earth Wind & Fire, War, The Miracles, The Ohio Players, and The Whispers and many more. The Sargent Tucker band is self-contained, diverse, and appeals to an audience that enjoys a wide–range of musical genres, creatively arranged to include a mixture of originals and popular music. This band’s current shows are on-target, up-beat grooves with musical versatility. Location California Thatre 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg, CA Tickets $18-$21 Online Tickets http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com Contact Carolyn August Phone (925) 427-1611 Email email@example.com
All the best to you and yours for this holiday season, from all the merchants in Old Town Pittsburg!
EJ Phair, Old Town’s only brewery and tasting room, is now a pizza restaurant too! Drop by and enjoy gourmet pizzas, salads and panini sandwiches all week long. Hours: Sunday – Thursday Taproom: 3pm – 10 pm, Pizza: 4pm – 9pm Friday & Saturday Taproom: 3pm – 11pm, Pizza: 4pm – 10pm
Event Bay Area Children’s Theatre- Peter Pan Summer Camp Dates/Times July 14-25 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Description Come learn acting, singing, and dancing skills as you rehearse the classic story of Peter Pan. Whether you are a novice or seasoned performer, this fast-paced, two week musical theater production camp will prepare you for final performances in front of your family and friends. Skill building and stage confidence will be emphasized along with group participation.Ages 7-14 years old Location California Theatre 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg, CA 94565 Cost $200 Contact Carolyn August Phone (925) 427-1611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Old Town business district in Pittsburg is quickly becoming the shopping destination for gifts, unique items and treats for yourself. Check out the many businesses that call Old Town Pittsburg home.