Fundraising Event

2019 Urban Garden Party: Solstice

2019 Urban Garden Party: Solstice
Ceremonial VIP Party
Friday, June 21, 2019
Private VIP Lounge: 7:30-11pm
$360 // $310 MF Members
Free Valet Parking provided by CGI

Party like the sun will never set! Kick off the Solstice celebrations with a full bar [open to VIPs all night long] provided by PA Libations and Big Springs Spirits and delectable morsels from All In Good Taste Productions. Get down to the sounds of DJ Dave Zak and enjoy an exclusive live performance by Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show.

Midsummer Art Auction
Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Bid early and often at our online art auction, featuring one-of-a-kind works created by Pittsburgh-area artists! Beginning Monday, June 10, visit to register, view and bid in advance. Bidding continues at Garden Party, where works will be on display and will go home with the highest bidder.

Urban Garden Party: Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019
$95 // $75 MF Members

It's the longest day of the year, and we're celebrating the sun with an evening of ritualistic partying, featuring food and drink from dozens of the city's best restaurants and bars. Enter a mystical world courtesy of Event Architect Thommy Conroy, and commune with other-wordly beings on the dance floor, as Beauty Slap brings the funk with their signature brass-infused sound. DJ Samuel Andres will keep the party going as we dance the night away with fairies, druids and centaurs! And if you dare to leave the revelry of the main floor behind, don't forget our lower level, where Bad Custer will rock out in our magical underground.

Community Garden Party
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Free + Open to All Ages

Come celebrate Solstice at our family-friendly Community Garden Party! Soak in the sun and take part in summer activities for all ages, including bubbles and cyanotypes by the Mattress Factory Education department, flower crowns by Workshop PGH and more! Face painting by Rikki will be on hand to get you party ready. DJ Dave Zak will have you out on the dance floor and Roadrunner Hot Dawgs & Catering will have delicious bites available for purchase. This is one sun-sational event you won't want to miss!

Tickets [21+]
IDs are required at event check-in.
Order online at

Complimentary valet service is provided by CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. for VIP ticket holders at 500 Sampsonia Way until 7:30pm. General admission ticket holders may use valet service for $10 [cash only].

Park your ride at the Children's Museum of Pittsubrgh [10 Children's Way in Allegheny Commons] and hop on our complimentary shuttle to the party!

A drop-off and pick-up Lyft, Uber + Z Trip stand will be located at the intersection of Monterey Street and Sampsonia Way. Parking is limited, so we encourage ride-sharing and carpools!

For those in need of wheelchair access, please use the vendor check-in at 505 Jacksonia Street. For additional information or further assistance, please call 412.231.3169.

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Let your imagination run wild--from A Midsummer Night's Dream to pagan rituals and mythical creatures. Ethereal flower crowns to centaurs and fairies will all be en vogue.

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