The laundry is done and the tent is finally dry and put away. What else is there to do but come to a nice, laid-back event? The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is hosting a Post-Pennsic picnic on August 28, 2010, at the Overlook Shelter in Schenley Park, Overlook Drive (no street address), Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The site opens at 10 and closes at 5pm.
Activities for the day include rattan fighting, fencing, lawn games, dancing on the grass, choral music, hand-sewing, a heraldic consultation table, and other activities as occur to folks. There is a small playground available next to the shelter.
The site is discreetly wet, no glass containers allowed. There is no electricity at the site.
Fee for the event is $4 and a contribution to the pot-luck luncheon. Fees are waived for students and gentles under age 18. The non-member surcharge of $5 must be charged to those who pay a fee and cannot show proof of SCA membership. Make checks payable to "SCA Inc — BMDL".
The pot-luck luncheon is being coordinated by Mistress Margaret Makafee who may be contacted with questions at grm+ at andrew.cmu.edu.
Questions may be directed to the autocrat, Mistress Ts'vee'a bas Tseepora Levi email: lefkowitzga at earthlink.net.
From the North: Take I-79S to I-279S towards Pittsburgh. You will go through the Fort Pitt Tunnels, please stay in the right lane. Take the exit at the end of the bridge onto I-376E. The next exit on the right is Oakland/Monroeville (Exit 3A). Stay in the right lane to take the exit. This will put you onto Forbes Avenue. Shortly after the exit, there will be a light at Craft Avenue. Turn right on Craft. Go one long block to a light at the Blvd of the Allies and turn left.
* The Blvd heads downhill starting at UPMC-Magee Womens Hospital, then starts up again at Bates Street. Keep going straight until the road levels out again. Shortly after the road levels out, there will be signs for Oakland/Phipps Conservatory. Take an easy right onto Panther Hollow Road. Turn immediately right onto Greenfield Road and then another immediate right onto Overlook Drive (one-way road) and follow it up to the Overlook Shelter. You will pass the "Camp David Lawrence" on your left. The Overlook Shelter is a little further up the road on your right. If you get to Schenley Oval, you've gone too far on a one-way road, so be careful.
From the South: Take I-79N to I-279S to I-376E to the Oakland exit (3A). Stay in the right lane to take the exit. This will put you onto Forbes Avenue. Shortly after the exit, there will be a light at Craft Avenue. Turn right on Craft. Go one long block to a light at the Blvd of the Allies and turn left.
From the East: Follow I-376 W into Pittsburgh and take exit 3A (Oakland). This is approximately 2 miles after the Squirrel Hill exit. Turn right (uphill) on Bates Street to the next light, which is the Blvd of the Allies. Turn right onto the Blvd of the Allies and head uphill. See * above, starting with the 2nd sentence.