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Apr 05

North Hills Home Brew Fest comes to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center, May 11

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Our area’s best home brewers return to compete at the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest on May 11th, 2019. Our new venue is the Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick, PA. The North Hills Home Brew Fest is an evening of home brewed beers, tasty food trucks, prize raffles and fun activities. Attendees will sample and vote on dozens of brews. The Brew Fest begins at 5:00 pm with a VIP Private Tasting and Judging. The winning recipe will be brewed at Penn Brewery! General Admission opens at 6:00pm. VIP tickets are limited to 35 attendee judges.

Home brewers excited

"We always look forward to the North Hills Home Brew Fest. It's very well attended by patrons and brewers. The event is very organized, and always fun. We attended 10 to 14 Brew Fest a year and this one is always at the top for us." -Nacho Average Brewing.
 
"The North Hills Brew Fest is a fun night for home-brewers and craft beer drinkers to get together and enjoy delicious and creative beers for a noteworthy cause. Each year this event seems to get bigger and better but is always awesome!"   - Jolly Goodfellow Brewing

“This is my 3rd year Participating in the North Hills Brew Fest. I love being able to discuss and share my beer with people, as well as try the other awesome beer from the other home brewers.  I am amazed by the brewers takes on traditional and modern styles creating beers you can’t get anywhere else.  The excitement and energy in the building is exhilarating.” – Bopp Brewing
 
If you like beer, and if you like helping children, then we have the event for you! This year the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest is going to be the biggest one yet.

We have partnered with many of the same brewers and have added new brewers looking to show off their talents. We'll have a wide variety of prizes to win and incredible food trucks (Vagabond Taco Truck & Oakmont Barbecue Company). First Sip Brew Box and Yinz Brewing will host a live podcast at the event. 

Fun for designated drivers

For designated drivers and non-drinking guests, "Painting with a Twist" will offer a 2-hour painting class. The cost is $30 for this and starts at 6:30.
 
The North Hills Home Brew Fest is raising money for Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners, who provide many services for youth within our communities. We are excited that their amazing events facility will serve as a platform for amateur home brewers to show off for the thirsty crowds!
 
**Home brewers interested in participating should download, complete and submit this form found here

3rd Annual North Hills Home Brew Fest
May 11th, 2019 6:00-9:00pm (VIP Tasting begins @5pm)
Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion
1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024
$35 VIP early admission includes food truck voucher, blind taste test
$25 General Admission
$30 Painting with a Twist
$5 Designated driver

 
About the North Hills Home Brew Fest
The North Hills Home Brew Fest is produced by not-for-profit group that raises money and awareness for local charities. This year our focus is on the Shriners who do amazing work with children. For more information please visit www.syriashriners.org/2019-north-hills-home-brew-fest/
 
About Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners
The goal of the Shriners is to be the premiere fraternal organization for men of good character. The Shriners are committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and philanthropy. Shriners foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement. Shriners serve mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. For more information please visit www.syriashriners.org

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, you can reach Paulette at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

**This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

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Mar 01

The Syria Shriners Flea Market Returns in 2019

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The Shriners Antique & Crafters Flea Market is back in 2019 and continues every FIRST Sunday of the month June through October, rain or shine!  

Our first market kicks off in June this year and continues every FIRST Sunday of the month through October. It is a Fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners Temple and for the Units, Clubs and Caravans that help and participate.

We’re looking for visitors, crafters and flea marketers of all types. Stalls are $25 a month for a 24” x 20” booth area. The Market runs rain or shine, hopefully it shines!

Buy a season package for $100, save 20% on your space for the season and get guaranteed spot!*

Book It Now!

The Shriners Antique & Crafters Flea Market is the creation of Flea Market Chairman and Syria Shriner Dennis Conrad.

What You'll Discover at our Flea Market

“Our event is for anybody who gets a kick out of flea markets. We’re hoping to serve people who are looking for unique historical items, crafts, tools, paintings, we’ll have people who make jewelry, another person will have Swarovski crystal. Basically, it’s for people who are looking to buy or sell items at a bargain. Sometimes you find what you’re looking for and sometimes not. This is more than a craft show. People are bringing someone else’s treasure.”

For vendor inquiries, please contact Peg McKillop at 724-274-7000 
or email Peg at mmckillop(at)syriashriners.org
2019 flea market

Dennis says another popular item is collectible die-cast cars. Dennis himself is a collector of Texaco die-cast cars and trucks. He visits the Fleatiques at Tour Ed Mine and Museum in Tarentum almost every month. “My wife likes flea markets. She collects depression glass,” Dennis said. His daughter collects china.

Vendors and visitors will find they’re set up on asphalt, no fields or lawns. There is ample parking, and indoor restrooms (as opposed to no facilities!)

The Shrine Clowns will be attending to entertain the kids. “We're trying to make it a destination place,” Dennis said.

Expectations of Flea Market's Growth

“We would like to regularly see 200 vendors and grow it as big as any of the locally large flea markets in the area. Our goal is to establish this as a continuous fundraiser for the Syria Temple.”

The Shriners in Pittsburgh have long held antiques and craft shows at both the old Syria Mosque in Oakland and the new Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick. The old will soon feel new again in more ways than one!

Dennis was quick to mention the great help that he has received in his effort to reestablish the Shrine as a go-to destination for flea market fans. “Joe Micikas and John Handshue have been very helpful, and of course Peg McKillop has been very helpful. There are many that are working hard to help make this event come together,” he said.

Supporting the Shriners Supports Shriners Hospitals

Dennis hopes that you’ll stop by to browse or reserve a booth to sell your wares in support of the Syria Shrine, and by doing so, help us support the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

“The focus is on helping the Temple, and the Temple supports the hospital system,” Dennis said. “That is why we exist. We persevere to keep our hospitals open and make sure that children get the best possible care they can get. The fact is that we take care of any child in need. People must realize the most well-kept secret is that our hospitals are out there helping kids, and that is why is we support them."

So come on out every FIRST Sunday through October and give us a look! We’re putting our best foot forward and were open to suggestions. Please let us know how we can improve our event to suit you. The plan is to ask each vendor every Sunday what they think of the event and collect feedback on ways to make this the best flea market it can be.

*If paying for the full season up front, you’ll receive a discounted price of $100 for five (5) months Rain or Shine, “No Refunds.” Full Season prepaid will guarantee your space each month. Returning vendors desiring their same space as last year, must let us know when making their reservations. Month-to-Month vendor spaces are $25 per month, Rain or Shine, “No Refunds.” You’re not guaranteed the same space each month, but we will try to accommodate you.

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, please contact Paulette Zanotti at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

Feb 27

Tickets on sale now! Syria Shrine’s 2019 Sportsman’s Bash

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Outdoorsmen and sportsmen of all kinds, dust off your gun rack and gas up your pickup because our yearly pavilion party is almost here. The Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash returns once again to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center this June 22nd, 2019 from 12pm-5pm.

For tickets Click here

Guns & Fun

Sponsored by the straight shooters of the Syria Gun Club, this 'Saturday Afternoon Special' is one of the Syria Shriner’s most popular annual fundraising events. There’ll be plenty of fun and guns again this year under the pavilion.

Celebrate with the Shriners

The crowd will be buzzing with excitement as each number is read. Food, Beer and Refreshments are included. Bring your appetites as well!

Ticket Donation Pre-sale: $30.00 / At Gate: $35.00. Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Free parking, beautiful June weather and non-stop excitement!

Incredible Prizes

Over 100 hundred chances to win amazing prizes including cash and firearms. 1 gun will be given away every 10 minutes. Don’t miss the table raffles, gun tables and our many Units, Clubs and Caravans who are sponsoring their own prizes.

For Tickets Click here

The 2019 prizes include: 

12:00 $500 Cash
12:10 Ruger American 30-06
12:20 Smith & Wesson SD40VE .40 S&W
12:30 Smith & Wesson Sport II AR-15
12:40 Springfield Armory XDS 45 ACP
12:50 Kimber Micro 380 SS
1:00 $500 Cash
1:10 Mossberg 20 Gauge Youth Combo
1:20 Bersa Thunder 380 ACP
1:30 Marlin 1894 44 Magnum
1:40 Henry Golden Boy 22 Magnum
1:50 Taurus Judge 45/410
2:00 $500 Cash
2:10 Glock 42 380 ACP
2:20 Mossberg 500 410 Gauge
2:30 Thompson Center Compass 6.5 Creedmoor
2:40 Tristar 12 Gauge Over/Under
2:50 Smith & Wesson Shield 45 ACP
3:00 $500 Cash
3:10 Rock Island Armory 1911 45 ACP
3:20 Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge
3:30 Ruger LCP 380
3:40 Savage 93 17HMR Composite
3:50 Savage 93 22 Mag. Composite
4:00 $500 Cash
4:10 North American Arms Mini 22 Mag
4:20 Kimber Ultra Carry 45 ACP
4:30 Springfield XDS 40 S&W
4:40 Smith & Wesson BG380 w/ Laser
4:50 Smith & Wesson Victory 22 LR Stainless
5:00 Grand Prize - $10,000

ALL SOLD TICKETS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 12:00 P.M. JUNE 22, 2019 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN

3 Numbers Per Ticket - 3,333 Tickets Sold.

Guns Provided By Sportsman Supply Co. 724-287-4294 - Coors Sponsored Event.

All Unsold Tickets Become the Property of Syria Shriners.

Must have Ticket to Enter Sportsman’s Bash – Winners need not be present.

FOR TICKETS CONTACT: Kenneth Stuart (412) 716-3159 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”

For Tickets Click here

Prizes void after 30 days. Not responsible for typographical errors. Continuous Raffles all day long include Table Raffles, Gun tables, 50/50, etc. *All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

Jan 17

2019 First Choice Wine Festival Pops its Cork This May

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Cheswick, PA – The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is excited to announce its 4th annual First Choice Wine Festival. Come and join us on Saturday May 18th, 2019 from 12:00pm–5:00pm in the spacious outdoor Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion.

“The music, the delicious wines, the setting and the wonderful crowds make the atmosphere something you will definitely like,” says festival organizer and Pittsburgh Syria Shriner Jerry Sciullo.

A Pittsburgh Wine Festival unlike any other

Delicious wine, tasty food, soft music and relaxation are on tap again for this wildly successful event. Open to the public, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion is the perfect covered setting to enjoy an afternoon of indulgent sampling. The $20.00 entry price gets each attendee a festival-branded glass, all the wine you can taste and an experience unlike any other.

The First Choice Wine Festival branded attendee glass

The First Choice Wine Festival gives attendees an opportunity to meet with some of our regions finest wineries. They’re prepared to both serve and sell their delicious wines. Thirsty crowds are treated to a variety of varietals. Stay tuned as we announce even more vintner and brewer vendors!

Bring your appetite

Specialty cheeses, sweet treats and decadent confections will complement the wine tasting. A variety of food vendors will serve and sell barbecued cuisine and other delicious fare for festival attendees. 

Entertainment

The taste buds isn’t the only sense tantalized during The First Choice Wine Festival. Local acoustic soloist musicians are scheduled to entertain the crowds. 

Additionally, the festival offers unique vendors showcasing their exquisite wares for perusal and purchase. 

Get your tickets now!

First Choice Wine Festival tickets and reservations are $20.00 each. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking here.

For Vendor inquiries or more information about the event please contact: Jerry Sciullo, 412-849-3431 / dotsrme2(at)yahoo.com

wine festival winery

This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

About The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
 
For nearly 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region's desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs. The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public.

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, please contact Paulette Zanotti at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

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Nov 29

Historic & Mysterious.. Pittsburgh Shrine Center Announces Rebranding, New Website

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Historic & Mysterious.. Pittsburgh Shrine Center Announces Rebranding, New Website
Event planners seeking a flexible wedding & special event venue in Greater Pittsburgh will now find a familiar face with a fresh new look.

PITTSBURGH, PA November 29, 2017 --- The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, our region’s premier wedding and special events venue, proudly announces it has undergone a rebranding and has debuted a new website developed to enhance the event planning experience for its clients. Formerly known as the Syria Shrine Center, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center name was chosen as a reflection of the mutual admiration shared between this historical venue and its generations of clients from Western Pennsylvania.

Supported by stunning imagery, the new responsive website at www.pghshrinecenter.com highlights the features and benefits which truly make the Pittsburgh Shrine Center one of Pittsburgh’s most well-known and memorable wedding and special events venues. 

The new logo incorporates a distinctive and iconic symbol of the Pittsburgh Shrine Center’s storied history: its magnificent chandelier. The logo aims to capture the attention of visitors online just as our chandelier does for guests in the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Grand Ballroom.
  
“I think the Pittsburgh Shrine Center is Pittsburgh’s hidden gem. With its rich history, it needs to be showcased,” said Don Green, member of the Pittsburgh Shrine Center board of directors and the Pittsburgh Shriners Divan. “Many of Pittsburgh’s great cultural events have taken place under our historic chandelier. Serving the special events needs of our community and supporting our Shriners Hospitals is what we do. Any bride or groom would be proud to be a part of Pittsburgh history here at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center.”

“I am struck by how beautiful and elegant so many of the events are here,” said Bill Branthoover, member of the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Board of Directors and the Pittsburgh Shriners Divan. “People may not know that we can accommodate events from banquets to business seminars to picnics and more. The outdoor Pavilion is wonderful for concerts. Children’s parties are fantastic because of the room. This rebranding and website surely increases awareness of the facility’s versatility and its availability to the public.”

"Our goal with this effort is to reintroduce the Pittsburgh Shrine Center to new generations of Pittsburghers. Modernizing our digital communication platforms will surely help clients discover the Pittsburgh Shrine Center," said James Elmer, Pittsburgh Shrine Center Public Relations Committee member.

About The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
 
For nearly 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region’s desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs. The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public. Check out event announcements and further information at:
 
www.pghshrinecenter.com
www.facebook.com/pghshrinecenter
www.instagram.com/pghshrinecenter

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