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๐Ÿ– A guide to local pools, spray parks, and lakes

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What Pittsburgh is talking about

If it feels like it’s always raining here, well, that’s because it is.

So far in 2019, a whopping 72.5 percent of the year has seen some form of precipitation. Indeed, it may be always sunny in Philadelphia, but it’s always rainy in Pittsburgh.

“In fact,” KDKA-TV reports, “it has rained so much, that we have only been able to string together a maximum of three dry days in a row.”

The record dry spell for Pittsburgh? A 26-day stretch in November 1874, per Patch.

The bad news: Yes, Pittsburgh is always gray, and yes, it’s affecting your health.

The good news: Sunshine is expected today. Get outside and enjoy it โ€” tell your boss we told you to. ๐Ÿ˜‡

In other newsโ€ฆ

East Liberty could get its own version of Market Square under a new design. The $1.6 million project would modernize a public park at the corner of North Highland Avenue and Broad Street with wide pathways, artful lighting, space for food trucks, and cafe seating for the nearby Kirkland Shops. If approved by the planning commission next week, construction would begin in 2020. (NEXTpittsburgh)

Construction on the Strip District Produce Terminal is officially underway. Officials broke ground yesterday on the long-awaited project, which will include shops, restaurants, and offices. Plus, expect a $50 million upgrade to Smallman Street, connections to the riverfront, and pedestrian access. (KDKA-TV)

Oyster shells from Pittsburgh restaurants are headed to the Chesapeake Bay for restoration efforts. Six restaurants โ€” Eleven, Merchant Oyster Co., Muddy Waters Oyster Bar, Off the Hook, Spirits & Tales, and St. Clair Country Club โ€” have collected 19 tons of oyster shells so far. The project keeps shells out of landfills and supports the health of the Chesapeake Bay where shells are planted in protected sanctuary sites to grow into water-filtering reefs. (Pittsburgh Current)

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Dip your toes in the Water Steps.

Todayโ€™s how-to: Keep cool this summer

Man, it’s a hot one.

Seriously, Rob Thomas/Santana references aside, it’s getting steamy out there, and you might just want to cool down by splashing around.

We’re here to help with that. Here’s our guide to pools, spray parks, and lakes to visit this summer. It features the biggest public pool in Pennsylvania, 15 waterslides, the details on more than a dozen city pools that opened today, and some weekend trip ideas.

Stay cool out there.

Letโ€™s get together

๐Ÿค– Now through June 17: Who’s shaping Pittsburgh’s tech scene? Highlight their work by nominating them for our Who’s Next award. Nominations are due by 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17.

๐ŸŽ June 26: Celebrate The Incline’s Who’s Next: Education class, 19 up-and-comers preparing Pittsburgh for the future, at a happy hour in their honor. (Downtown)

Things to do

Our Partner Events

๐Ÿ”ฅ June 13: Master your grilling skills this summer with Palate Partners’ Wine & Grilling series where you’ll learn some grilling recipes and tips on successful wine pairings. The June class will focus on seafood. (Lawrenceville)

๐Ÿ’ช June 15: Join 50’s Finest honorees Emily Peduto and Rachel Mende at Highmark Stadium for a boot camp and food truck rally to support The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (Station Square)

โ˜€๏ธ June 21: Dance the midsummer night away with all things mystical, while enjoying food and drink from some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. (North Side)

Want to see your event listed here? Hit reply or email [email protected] to chat about a promotional partnership.

Around town

TODAY

๐ŸŽต Remember Anne Frank’s 90th birthday at the Pittsburgh Girls Choir concert “Hope and Remembrance” (Squirrel Hill)

โ™ป๏ธ Recycle better with tips from the city and the DEP (Point Breeze)

๐Ÿš” Kayak with cops in this free event for North Side and West End residents (North Shore)


TOMORROW

๐ŸŒณ Learn to ID trees at this walk with Tree Pittsburgh (Edgewood)

๐ŸŒฏ Support the neighborhood’s first ever community food truck round-up (Carrick)


FRIDAY

โšก๏ธ Experience “There Is Not an Infinite Space between Two Points,” a video opera with an accompanying exhibition of light boxes, window murals, and paintings (Downtown)

๐Ÿ’ƒ Dance it out at Rihanna Ri-Play Night (Lawrenceville)

๐Ÿ–Œ Try your hand at graffiti in this workshop at Carrie Furnaces (Swissvale)

๐ŸŒค Check out environment-focused workshops, sip drinks, and eat food truck fare at Frick Park After Dark (Squirrel Hill)

๐Ÿ“ฝ Watch a week of films celebrating queer cinema, from “But I’m a Cheerleader” to “Rafiki,” now through June 20 (Lawrenceville)


SATURDAY

๐Ÿ’ช Practice your prehistoric skills at Meadowcroft Rockshelter’s atlatl competition (Avella)

๐Ÿ› Find some new-to-you gems at the Lawrenceville Yard Sale (Lawrenceville)

๐Ÿ’ฌ Explore new words through songs, action rhymes, and stories in both English and Chinese at the library (Squirrel Hill)

๐ŸŽค Hear poetry in prose at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ “Won’t You Celebrate with Me” (East Liberty)

๐ŸŽผ Hear the powerful, soulful songs of Jacquea Mae at this open mic night (Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar)


SUNDAY

๐Ÿšฒ Cruise through the city on a bike while learning about Pittsburgh’s glass and steel history (Downtown, South Side)

๐Ÿš˜ Gawk at cool cars during Pittsburgh Cars ‘N’ Coffee’s annual Father’s Day Car Show (Robinson Township)

๐Ÿ’„ Pick up some make-up tips at Sephora’s “Classes for Confidence for the Trans & GNC Community” (Bethel Park)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theinclinepgh on Instagram.

One more thingโ€ฆ

The tale of one of Pittsburgh’s most elusive street artists is full of intrigue. Dubbed “Cap Man” by Pittsburgh Orbit, the artist is known for black-and-white Sharpie-on-postal-label pieces.

Have you seen this art โ€” or the artist โ€” around town?

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