JOIN US FOR OUR GARDEN GALA APRIL 22!
Discover how magical the Library can be after hours when you join us for a Garden Gala, Saturday, April 22. We’re transforming the library into a paradise of greenery, good times and good eats!
WPXI news anchor Peggy Finnegan will serve as Honorary Chair with wine expert John Eld as Honorary Sommelier. The over-21 fundraising event will kick off at 7:30 p.m. as guests roam both floors of the library enjoying live entertainment and an assortment of fine wines, whiskey, vodka, cider and other alcohol vendors offering tempting libations for guests to taste. Also tantalizing the palate will be restaurants and food purveyors sharing their favorite specialties. A don’t-count-calories dessert table will make you consider skipping dinner!
Northland Public Library is excited to present tastings of Arsenal Cider, King View Mead, Country Hammer Moonshine, Liberty Pole Spirits (whiskey), Pittsburgh Winery, Maggie’s Farm Distillery (rum), and wines from PA Wine and Spirits Chairman’s Selections. Allegra Pittsburgh/Image 360 will sponsor a wine table, also featuring fine wines.
Garden Gala guests will have their fill with restaurant samples, including tastes from Bistro 9101, Monte Cello’s of Wexford, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Chipotle and many more.
A silent auction will provide an extravaganza of baskets, gift cards and one-of-a-kind items, including a huge wine basket, a Pittsburgh Steelers item, tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics series, certificates for massages, and much more.
The Gala will benefit the construction of The Learning Garden at Northland, which will build a sensory garden and outdoor educational space for all ages. Estimated at 6,500 square feet, with more than half of that area devoted to turf for flexible, comfortable learning spaces, the Learning Garden at Northland is expected to be a flexible use programming space, wher
e young people are as apt to launch rockets as they are to fertilize strawberries, where adults can try their hand at bonsai or seed starting, and where library patrons can enjoy entertainment and events under the stars!
In response to community needs, the Learning Garden at Northland will incorporate sensory elements throughout the garden, which will aid children and adults with sensory processing issues, such as people who are on the autism spectrum or recovering from brain injuries.
Tickets for the Garden Gala on April 22 are $60 in advance ($75 at the door), available online now or you can call the the Foundation office (412-366-8100, ext. 104) to purchase your tickets.
*Please note that you will not need a printed ticket to the Gala; your name will be on a list at the door. You may print your receipt as proof of purchase.
Mark your calendars and spend a magical evening helping us grow a special place to create, explore and discover!