Market Square Downtown

Tuesdays through August 26
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Where can you play a life-sized game of Connect Four surrounded by skyscrapers? Kids now have two very good reasons to head to Market Square in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh.

KidsPlay, a free weekly event for children in Market Square, kicks off on June 10th, and runs every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. through August 26th. Packed with 12 weeks of family fun, KidsPlay invites families, daycare providers and caregivers from all around the city and region to bring kids of all ages to Market Square for educational and entertaining activities.

Co-presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, each week features a different special guest, story-time, featured craft and free time to play with Legos. Additional games for children to try during KidsPlay, and for adults to enjoy during lunchtime, will include cornhole, super-sized chess, life-sized Connect Four and mega Jenga.

On June 10th, help kick off KidsPlay and welcome summer in Market Square, as you enjoy music and dancing with Radio Disney, meet furry friends from The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, play games and vie for prizes.

Ready to read your way through summer? Following KidsPlay each week, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Downtown and Business Branch will park their mobile library in Market Square. Downtown employees, residents and visitors can nourish their literary appetites amidst the bustling Downtown lunch hour, as Reading Room returns to open a new chapter of books, learning and fun. For just $1 or $2, Reading Room visitors can buy a book to start their own personal library, learn how to download free online resources and e-books, and enter for a chance to win a free iPad mini.

Upcoming KidsPlay highlights will include Mr. McFeely of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, Tree Pittsburgh, The National Aviary, The Toonseum and much more.

View a complete KidsPlay and Reading Room summer 2014 schedule.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.