Chatham News

2016 Eden Hall Campus Summer Series Event Schedule

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus Summer Series, which drew more than 3,000 attendees to its next-generation, sustainable campus in Richland, PA, last season, will feature an expanded lineup for its third annual run this June-September. Presenting live performances against nature’s backdrop at the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater, a KidsCan children’s festival and a series of educational farm-to-table gatherings, the series offers an unforgettable opportunity to experience art while immersed in the beauty of nature. Members of the public are invited to save the dates for the following Summer Series events:

Pittsburgh Opera: Fri., June 10, 7:30 p.m.; Free. More info.
Classical Music Under the Stars: Fri., July 15, 7:30 p.m.; Free. More info.
Bluegrass Festival in Partnership with Calliope: Sat., Aug. 13, 3-10 p.m.; Free. More info.
Singer/ Songwriter Jesse Daniel Edwards Featuring Nina Sainato: Sat., Aug. 20, 7:30-10 p.m.; Free. More info.
Donora: Sat., August 27, 7:30 p.m.; Free. More info.

Madcap Puppets presents Aesop Classic Fables: Sat., July 30, 10-11:15 a.m.; Free. More info.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company: Sat., Sept. 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Adults, $23; Students, $18. More info and reservations.

KidsCan Children’s Festival
Sun., June 12, 1-5 p.m.; Free. Musical performances, sustainability workshops, theatrical productions, art and culinary demonstrations and more. More info.

Farm-to-Table Gatherings
*Full lineup to be announced in a separate release

Pies and Pints (of Ice Cream): Sun., July 24, 4-6 p.m.; Adults, $10; Students, $7.   Enjoy refreshing ice cream churned from the milk of local cows, delicious pies and a live bluegrass band (4:30-5:30 p.m.) More info.

Harvest Tasting Dinner: Sat., Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m.; $100; includes five courses, wine and beer pairings, tax and gratuity. Get swept away on a culinary journey from farm to plate with a five-course meal made with produce harvested directly from the Eden Hall Campus organic garden, fields and greenhouse. More info.

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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 is self-sustaining in every way by one day being fully carbon neutral, managing all waste and storm water on-site, and producing more energy than it consumes. It is designed to 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 is a one-of-a-kind venue for education, conferences, community outreach, and ecotourism. More info.

About Chatham University

Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has more than 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 Eden Hall Campus in 2014, the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education. 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.