PITTSBURGH – The 2nd annual 2015 Eden Hall Campus Summer Event Series will run June – September 2015 at Chatham University’s net zero Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA . The series kicks off June 5th with a free performance by the Pittsburgh Opera in the Hilda H. Willis Outdoor Amphitheater. The series brings a variety of musical and theatrical performances, farm-to-table events, sustainability-themed workshops and a kids’ festival to this one-of-a-kind venue in the North Hills this summer. The 2015 event calendar includes:
The Pittsburgh Opera will make its debut in the North Hills on Friday, June 5th at 7:30 PM with a free concert.
This year, the Eden Hall Campus Summer Series will be featuring the KidsCan Festival on Sunday, June 14th from 1:00-5:00pm. Through creative and fun activities, kids will build self-esteem, environmental social responsibility, and healthy living. The day will involve hands-on activities, food, and performances by local organizations, including the Jeter Backyard Theater, Coach Dave Grey, Al Mazing, and The Josh and Gab Show.
- Friday, June 5, 7:30PM Pittsburgh Opera
- Saturday, June 27, 7:30PM Bluegrass Jam w/ The Allegheny Drifters & Shelf Life String Band
- Friday, July 24, 7:30PM An Evening w/ Joy Ike featuring Velvet Heat
- Friday, August 7, 7:30PM Strings Under the Stars: An Evening of Classical Music
- Friday, August 28, 7:30PM D. Eicher and the Goodnights featuring Vineyard Junction
- Friday, September 11, 7:30PM The Improvised Shakespeare Company
- Sunday, July 12, 4:00PM Pies and Pints (of Ice Cream)
- Saturday, September 19, 6:30PM Harvest Tasting Dinner
- Thursday, June 18, 6:30PM Backyard Composting 101
- Thursday, July 16, 6:30PM Harness the Sun: Solar Home Projects & Energy Saving Tips
- Saturday, July 18, 9:30AM Solar Cooking Workshop
- Thursday, August 13, 6:30PM Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
- Thursday, August 20, 6:30PM Ginger: From Farm to Whiskey
For more information on the series, please visit http://www.chatham.edu/summerseries/.
About Eden Hall Campus
Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA is the first academic community in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning, and development. Using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design, and innovation, Eden Hall will be self-sustaining in every way by emitting zero carbon emissions, managing all waste and storm water on-site, and producing more energy than it consumes. It is designed to one-day serve more than 1,500 students in the fields of sustainability, health sciences, business, and more. By protecting valuable watersheds, incorporating surrounding land and agricultural resources, and rehabilitating existing farm structures alongside developing new, green buildings, Eden Hall will be a one-of-a-kind venue for education, conferences, community outreach, and ecotourism. More information at www.chatham.edu/edenhall.
About Chatham University
Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has over 2,100 students in the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability; and the School of Arts, Science and Business. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to Sierra magazine’s list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in Forbes as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by “U.S. News & World Report”, Chatham earned the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2015. Learn more at www.chatham.edu.