Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fashion Show/Benefit for Friends of the Riverfront

Join Iron City Upcyclery and friends on Saturday, June 4, 2011 as we present a new collection of dresses to the public at the 20th anniversary celebration for Pittsburgh-based non-profit Friends of the Riverfront at Steel City Rowing Club in Verona! The fashion show segment of the evening will begin right as DJ Mary Mack hits the decks at 9 p.m. and will showcase nine brand-new dress designs constructed from reclaimed fabrics. Roomy tote bags sewn from reclaimed fabrics and hand-screenprinted with waterfowl illustrations will also be available to purchase. Support sustainability in fashion and have fun while raising money for the continued stewardship of our beautiful rivers!

Friends of the Riverfront will kick off the summer by hosting this year’s Trail Mix(er) on Saturday, June 4 from 5 -11 p.m., at Steel City Rowing Club in Verona.

Join over 300 supporters of the environment in and around Pittsburgh’s three rivers for a night of riverfront fun to celebrate FOR’s 20th anniversary. Enjoy a picnic dinner, live music by Boca Chica, Caleb Lovely and The Turbosonics. DJ Mary Mack will host a Late Night dance party from 9 -11 p.m., and an outdoor-themed silent auction and environmentally-focused art exhibits will take place throughout the night. Pre-event kayak and pontoon boat trips to Allegheny Land Trust’s Sycamore Island — a rare and unique floodplain hardwood forest on the Allegheny River, are available from 3 - 6:30 p.m., and are included with ticket purchase.

Admission is $50 per ticket, $35 with a valid student ID, or $15 Late Night from 9 – 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the secure website www.friendstrailmixer.com. All proceeds will support Friends of the Riverfront trail development, advocacy and stewardship efforts.

Friends of the Riverfront increases awareness and engagement with the Pittsburgh region’s rivers and riverfronts through activities, stewardship and expansion of water and land trails. For more information, go to www.friendsoftheriverfront.org or call 412.488.0212.

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