Carnegie Mellon University

April 21, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the weekend is almost here! As the semester winds down, we've pulled together some great events happening all across the city. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Student Organization Celebration

Are you a student org officer on campus? On Friday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m., CoSO and SLICE would like to thank all the wonderful student organizations for their hard work and dedication this academic year. We appreciate you creating a vibrant community. All student organization officers and members are welcome to attend! Enjoy free bubble tea, food, a photo booth, and a small token of appreciation! Learn more about the event.

Paws to Relax: Pet Therapy

The end of the semester can be stressful, so take a moment to relax with some furry friends! On Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m., join the Mindfulness Room's team for a relaxing session with certified pet therapy dogs in the Mindfulness Room (First Floor, West Wing Hall, 5125 Margaret Morrison St). Learn more about the program.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

Intercultural Music Collaboration with HarmoniZing

Music unites us all! On Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m., check out the intercultural music collaboration with HarmoniZing! In their return to Alphabet City, HarmoniZing presents a new formation consisting of Mimi Jong (erhu), Huda Asfour (oud), and Bailey O'Donnell (tabla). All three musicians were members of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Global Musician Workshop. The trio shares a passion for intercultural collaboration, creating music based on Chinese, Arabic, and Indian traditions fused with today's global perspective. This hybrid event is free; you can reserve your spot in advance.

125th Celebration Weekends

Kennywood is open! For the past 125 years, Kennywood has been Pittsburgh's hometown destination for timeless fun and cherished memories. To celebrate, they are throwing a massive party, as only Pittsburgh can! Every weekend from April 22 to May 21, they will pay tribute to an era of the park's past with entertainment at the Garden Stage, nostalgic photo opportunities, historical displays, a commemorative giveaway, and specialty merchandise. Check out this Pittsburgh icon and enjoy stepping back through both Pittsburgh and amusement park history. Learn more and purchase tickets in advance.


JFilm turns 30! This eleven-day festival showcases Jewish-themed, independent feature films you can't see anywhere else. Throughout the festival, more than 20 films will be screened in person at AMC Waterfront, The Oaks Theater, and McConomy Auditorium (CMU), and four films will screen virtually for those who want to watch at home. Plus, check out a special 30th-anniversary bash at Bravo on Opening Night, fascinating conversations with visiting filmmakers, and an intimate Film Schmoozes where you can join the conversation. And more! Learn more about the event and purchase tickets.

Schenley Plaza Earth Month Celebration

On Saturday, April 22, from 12 to 3 p.m., join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for a fun-filled day at Schenley Plaza to celebrate Earth Month! There will be larger-than-life lawn games, balloon artists, free food, nature activities, live music, and much more! We will also be joined by the Y on the Fly, offering even more family-friendly activities. Enjoy nature as we play, create, and explore with simple nature activities! Learn more about the event.

Wild Earth Day

The world is wild! On Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., explore the natural wonder of our world at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Every day is a great day to help the planet, but Wild Earth Day is extra special at the Zoo! Included with admission, enjoy activities, conservation tips, and see the animals and plants who share our planet. Programs and events will be happening throughout the day.

Pittsburgh miniFEST

It's festival season! California might have Coachella, but Pittsburgh has miniFEST. On Saturday, July 29, at 3 p.m., come enjoy an evening of music, art and community that brings a festival-style atmosphere to the 'Burgh. Support top-notch local and touring acts, visual artists and more. Doors open at 2:45 p.m., and tickets are expected to sell out, so order ahead if you'll be in the city this summer! Learn more about the event.

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