Looking for something to do in the Burgh this holiday weekend on a budget?
Look no further. On Monday, you can gather up the crew and head on over to the Mattress Factory without worrying about how much cash you have on hand.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at The Mattress Factory
When: Monday, January 21, 2019
Where: The Mattress Factory
Cost: Pay what you can.
Every year, the Mattress Factory hosts a party for MLK Jr. Day. This year, there’s going to be a lot of really cool all-ages activities going on. The education department at the museum does a really great job with its events.
For example, there will be a scavenger hunt, a station where you can decorate Celebration Crowns, a cookie table (we are in Pittsburgh, after all,) and entertainment provided by DJ Dave Zak. They’re also bringing in the XOXO: A Project about Love and Forgiveness pop-up in from the Children’s Museum for the celebration.
If you’re a regular of the Mattress Factory, you’ll know that they’re not typically open on Mondays. But in honor of the holiday, not only will they be hosting the party, but the museum’s galleries at 500 Sampsonia Way, 516 Sampsonia Way and 1414 Monterey Street will be open for visitors.
If you haven’t been to the Mattress Factory yet, go. I lived here a total of 15 nonconsecutive years before I visited, and man, do I wish I had done it sooner. One of the coolest museums in the city–and that’s saying something in a museum-rich metro like Pittsburgh.
The event is pay-as-you-can admission, so you can take the whole family without breaking the bank. Plus, it’s a really great way to get them out of the house while they’re home from school on a winter day.
And celebrating a man so full of love, a penchant for peace and a desire for justice isn’t a bad way to spend any day.