Squirrel Hill Night Markets
Although it is tough to pick a favorite thing about Summerset at Frick Park, we love its central location. The neighborhood is conveniently located minutes from anywhere, which is especially great for all the awesome events going on around the city this summer. The Squirrel Hill Night Markets are some of our favorite evenings all season, and getting there from Summerset is a breeze.
The annual tradition is back for another year, falling on June 17th, August 26th, and September 23rd from 6-10pm at Murray and Forbes Avenues. The free, outdoor street festival has something for the whole family: live music, over 100 market vendors and merchants, and games, activities, and crafts for the kids, and food served up by some of Pittsburgh’s best food trucks and your favorite Squirrel Hill restaurants.
New to the markets this summer is the introduction of themes. June’s theme is “Americana,” featuring musical acts The Squirrel Hillbillies and Buffalo Rose. Backyard BBQ is the theme for August, paired nicely with classic rock by The Relics. Finally, the September night is styled after a Hawaiian Luau, complete with a performance by the Steel City Ukuleles and another awe-inspiring performance by the Samoan Fire Knife Dancers.
If you’re still dreaming about the Mac ‘n Gold food truck’s cheesy goodness, or you love trying the local food trucks that come to Summerset on Thursdays, make sure to check out the Squirrel Hill Night Markets this summer and explore the communities right in our backyard.
Food Truck Thursdays
The people that live in Summerset at Frick Park are what make it a community, rather than just a neighborhood. We love getting the chance to gather together and strengthen friendships with our neighbors, and Food Truck Thursdays are a great opportunity to do just that. Thursday evenings, all summer long, come by the community pool to mingle with friends and neighbors and enjoy some of the best food trucks in the Pittsburgh area.
Highlights from the first few Thursdays were local mac and cheesery, Mac ‘n Gold, purveyors of slow-cooked meats and comfort foods, Southside BBQ Company, and North Indian cuisine vendors, Billu’s Indian Grill.
Week after week, great local food trucks will continue to come in. Keep your eyes on the Summerset at Frick Park Facebook page for event listings, and come down to the pool on Thursday evenings for incredible cuisines driven right into your neighborhood.
Staying Cool in Hot Weather
Although the thunderstorms we’ve been having lately have us thinking about different kinds of severe weather, we all know the temperatures in the summer months can be sweltering. With these extremely high temperatures comes the increased risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It’s important to know the warning signs and differences between the two and to have a plan in place to stay cool this summer.
Heat exhaustion can occur as a result of high temperatures, especially when combined with high humidity and/or strenuous physical activity. Symptoms include faintness or dizziness, excessive sweating, cool, pale, or clammy skin, rapid and weak pulse, and muscle cramps. In the case of heat exhaustion, drink lots of water and get inside to air conditioning to cool the body off. If untreated, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which is much more serious.
Heat stroke can occur if heat exhaustion is not promptly treated, and is a very serious life-threatening condition. Symptoms progress from heat exhaustion: sweating stops, skin becomes red, hot, and dry, pulse becomes rapid and strong, and loss of consciousness can occur. In the case of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
Fortunately, if you’re paying attention, heat exhaustion is entirely preventable and can be stopped well before becoming more serious. One of the best ways to prevent heat exhaustion is to stay cool, and what better way to cool off than a refreshing swim?
The Summerset at Frick Park community pool has opened just in time for some cool relief to hot summer temperatures! The community pool is outfitted with a children’s wading pool, a basketball court, playground, tables and chairs for picnics, and comfortable lounge chairs to relax in the sun or the shade.
Stay safe this summer, and have a plan to stay cool before the temperatures skyrocket.