SWEATnet held sound bowl meditation & yoga
Jun 8, 2023

Pittsburgh based SWEATtnet club brought together yoga enthusiasts at Rockwell Park on June 5 for a unique practice. Yoga teacher Monica Calero and sound healer Violet guided the participants through a transformative session of yoga and sound bowl meditation. 

Singing bowls are known to produce vibrations that help invoke relaxation and meditation. The sounds produced by these bowls are believed to balance the frequencies of the body, mind, and soul, thereby creating an energy that induces a state of calmness and centeredness.

Check out the photos to feel the vibe of the practice and follow the updates for new practices.

Photos: SWEATnet

June 2023 events schedule
Jun 1, 2023

The summer season at Rockwell Park is packed with exciting events! Check out our June schedule:

June 3
Coffee x Cars by Commonplace Coffee & Obscure Cars Daily

Join the community of car enthusiasts – whether you're driving a muscle car, classic, tuner, exotic, sports car, or just a regular car that you don't see every day, you're more than welcome to join us!!

Commonplace Coffee, 7415 Thomas Blvd, 9:00 am, free

June 5
SweatNET's Yoga Class with Monica Calero
Renowned yoga teacher Monica Calero and sound healer Violet will guide you through a transformative session of yoga and sound bowl meditation. Prepare for a unique experience unlike anything you've ever encountered before. Please bring your own mat, towel, water, and any desired props.

7514 Thomas Blvd plaza, 7:00 pm, tickets

June 12
Morning Yoga at East End Food Co-Op

Join Emily Anderson of "All Bodies Welcome Yoga" for a gentle and accessible yoga class that welcomes participants of all abilities and experiences. This 60-minute session includes movement, breath work, and relaxation. Bring your own mat or use one provided.

7516 Meade St, free, 9:15 am, details

June 17
Let's Get Mindful by Approachable Asana, Commonplace Coffee

Join us at the Let's Get Mindful! event for a rejuvenating experience. Take a moment to unwind, refresh your mind, and connect with like-minded individuals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to prioritize your mental wellbeing and find your inner peace!

7514 Thomas Blvd, 10:00 – 11:00 am, tickets

June 18
Yoga & Tenant Pop Up- Steel City Spore

Rockwell Park's tenant, Steel City Spore, an urban mushroom farm, is hosting a pop-up event to introduce you to their production and mission. Plus, since they're also yoga enthusiasts, you can also join them for a wonderful practice. Don't forget to bring your own mat, water bottle, and any yoga accessories you prefer.

7514 Thomas Blvd, the Cafe building, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, details, free

June 14 – 28
ASCEND Community events

ASCEND Point Breeze has prepared a variety of exciting events, including Women's on the Wall (WOW), Massages By Ru, Queer Scouts, and many other amazing membership activities

7443 Thomas Blvd, schedule

Rockwell Park supports Gentleman’s Ride 2023
May 22, 2023

On May 21, hundreds of bikers took to the streets of Pittsburgh for the Distinguished Gentlemen Ride – a global vintage ride dedicated to raising awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. The route included Rockwell Park as one of its spots.

The DGR brings together motorcycle riders donning classic and vintage styles from around the globe. 

This year's ride united bikers from 107 countries with 893 rides, resulting in an impressive total of $44.38 million raised since its establishment in 2012.

For more information visit gentlemansride.com

Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank launches Mothers support events in May
May 11, 2023

Rockwell Park tenant and an important community member – Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (WPADB) – announced a series of events to support mothers this May. 

The WPADB is the only regional nonprofit organization dedicated to providing diapers to families in need, specifically those facing low-income or poverty levels. Additionally, they serve as a valuable resource, connecting families to other organizations that address various challenges they may encounter.

Through successful diaper drives organized by civic groups, businesses, churches, schools, and individuals, the WPADB is able to distribute diapers to families in the Western PA region.

As an affiliate of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the WPADB works closely with the mission of ensuring that every baby in the United States can be clean, healthy, and dry.

May schedule:

Bingo for Babies: Mother's Day Edition 
May 13th, 3:30 pm
Youngwood VFD , 104 S 2nd Street, Youngwood, PA 15697 

Bingo for Babies: Mother's Day Edition supports the Mt. Pleasant Hub to support over 1,000 Westmoreland and Fayette families. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of. Doors open at 3:30pm, Dinner at 4:00, and Bingo starts at 5:00pm. 

White Valley AMVETS Breakfast 
May 14th, 9am-noon
2100 Carolina St, Export, PA 15632 

Take mom to a lovely Mother's Day breakfast at White Valley AMVETS benefitting Western PA Diaper Bank. RSVP by May 12 by calling 724-327-9919 after 3pm. 

Pampered Chef 
Online, Now-May 17th 

By making a $35 or more purchase you are entered for a chance to win a stand mixer. A percentage of each purchase goes to Western PA Diaper Bank. 

Mac Bid 
Online, May 15th -May 22nd 

Bid on 50 specialty items where all proceeds go to Western PA Diaper Bank. There are chances to win Western PA Diaper Bank merchandise. 

For more information check wpadiaperbank.org

Mobile glass studio to visit Rockwell Park on May 18
May 1, 2023

Pittsburgh Glass Center's mobile glass studio, Hot Wheels, is set to visit Rockwell Park on May 18th for a day of furnace-fired fun and glassblowing demonstrations. The event will be held at the Rockwell Park Plaza, located at 7514 Thomas Blvd, from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Accompanied by skilled artists, the studio will showcase the process of transforming molten magma into fiery works of art right before the visitors. 

Hot Wheels is a compact traveling glass studio that allows for glassblowing demonstrations to take place outside of the Pittsburgh Glass Center's Penn Avenue building. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, it is a great way to bring the art of glassblowing to various communities.

Handmade Arcade Spring Market will take place on 4/29
Apr 28, 2023

On April 29th, Handmade Arcade and Construction Junction will host a Spring Market featuring 33 talented Pittsburgh makers, artists, and craftspeople. Attendees can discover thousands of unique and handmade products, ranging from upcycled treasures to bold artwork and inventive ceramics, that cannot be found anywhere else.

For those unable to attend, the Spring Market Virtual Catalog allows shoppers to browse the catalog ahead of time and plan their visit. To support the makers, attendees can make online purchases or follow them on social media.

The event will be held at Construction Junction, located at 214 N Lexington, from 9 am to 5 pm, with free admission for all. Come and join the Handmade Arcade-style party while shopping from some of Pittsburgh’s most talented up-and-coming artists!

Rockwell Park to Host First Obscure Cars Event on 4/1
Mar 29, 2023

Rockwell Park is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the first Obscure Cars x Commonplace Coffee event of the year on April 1st. This event will mark the beginning of another season of Coffee & Cars, which promises to be an exciting and entertaining event for car enthusiasts of all kinds.

The event will be held at the 3M parking lot at Rockwell Park, adjacent to the new Commonplace Coffee shop.

All cars are welcome to attend this event, and there is no fee for participation. Although the focus of the event is on obscure and unique cars, vehicles of all types, including muscle cars, classics, tuners, exotics, and sports cars, are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to comment below or email the organizers at obscurecarsdaily@gmail.com with their username and the year/make/model of their car to be tagged in future photos and reels.

The car awarded the Best of Show title will receive a full feature on @obscure_cars_daily. The Best of Show judging will be determined by worldwide followers on the Obscure Cars page.

Food trucks will be on site for the enjoyment of all attendees.

Photo credit: Obscure Cars Daily, 1959 Chris Driscoll’s Chevy utility truck

SweatNET yoga class will take place on 3/30
Mar 24, 2023

On March 30, SweatNET will host a unique yoga class with yoga teacher Monica Calero at Rockwell Park. This will be the first yoga class of the season, promising to be an unforgettable experience. 

During the class, participants will wear noise-cancelling DropSound headphones, ensuring a distraction-free environment. To fully embrace the unique format, attendees are encouraged to dress in neon colors and arrive early for body paint and glow sticks. Please bring your own mat, towel, water, and any desired props.

Tickets are priced at $20, with free admission for SweatNET members. Pre-registration is required on the website.

Rockwell Park welcomes Fresh International Market
Mar 13, 2023

New tenant Fresh International Market will offer authentic Asian flavors to Pittsburgh customers.

A major grocery store chain is set to open its seventh store in Pittsburgh's North Point Breeze neighborhood, within the Rockwell Park innovation center. Known for its unique selection of international ingredients and authentic Asian cuisine, the market's new store will occupy the entire 40,000 RSF Apollo building.

New grocer concept

Of the new store, Rockwell Park Principal Al Lardo shares: "We are thrilled to welcome Fresh International Market to Rockwell Park and the North Point Breeze community. This new store will be a fantastic addition to the city's vibrant food scene. The store's unique selection of international ingredients and prepared meals will provide greater convenience and comfort for local residents."
He noted that the arrival of Fresh International Market would also contribute to the continued growth and development of Rockwell Park: “The opening of Fresh International Market at Rockwell Park marks a significant milestone for the Rockwell Park’s growth and development as a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement."

New grocer concept

According to Fresh International Market Founder and President Bowen Kou, the store aims to become a part of the local community:

"Fresh International Market is excited to join the vibrant Rockwell Park community and offer our unique range of international brands and Asian cuisine to local residents. We are happy to become a part of this beautiful and dynamic place and look forward to contributing to its growth and development. Our goal is to be more than just a grocery store, but a destination where customers can discover new flavors and expand their culinary horizons."

Fresh International Market team

The store will be located in the Apollo building on 7511 Thomas Blvd, which was built in 1906. The construction work is expected to take up to 15 months.

Сommonplace Coffee opens at Rockwell Park December 12
Dec 5, 2022

Rockwell Park welcomes a new Commonplace Coffee location at the Edison Building, 7514 Thomas Boulevard. The official grand opening is scheduled for Monday, December 12. 

In coordination with the opening of Rockwell Park cafe, the existing one in Point Breeze at 6736 Reynolds Street will be closed.

Of the new cafe, Rockwell Park Principal Al Lardo shares, “We are delighted to have Commonplace Coffee at Rockwell Park. TJ and his team have a locally grown and proven product that perfectly matches the authentic personality of Rockwell Park.  Rockwell Park is filled with creative entrepreneurs, and this new space will offer a central place to gather, collaborate on new ideas and conduct business. Arguably, Commonplace Coffee is one of the most important additions to the development, as we view the coffee shop as essential to achieve the culture and sense of placemaking and community building we are targeting at Rockwell Park.”

He adds, “We believe this space will not only allow interaction between and amongst Rockwell Park companies and stakeholders but will also allow for valuable interactions with locals from the neighborhood in a relaxed and inviting environment; fertile for both storytelling and business.” 

The new cafe will be open to the public and accessible from both Meade Street and Thomas Boulevard (down a short walkway). Initial operating hours will be 7a.m. -4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

ASCEND Climbing officially opens at Rockwell Park
Nov 15, 2022

ASCEND Climbing gym welcomes new members at their new club in Rockwell Park. The grand opening of Ascend Point Breeze took place at 7443 Thomas Blvd on November 19.

The number one challenge to opening a climbing facility is real estate, co-founder of ASCEND Climbing, Alex Bernstein shares. He explains that the space should definitely have “really high ceilings”. It is difficult to find such a space in a prime location with close enough parking spaces, but Rockwell Park became a perfect match. 

ASCEND Climbing Co-founder Alex Bernstein

ASCEND Point Breeze offers roped climbing on a 24-foot-tall wall featuring 20 climbing stations with a mix of auto-belays and top-ropes. Other activities at Rockwell Park will include fitness, yoga, run clubs, and even a book club!

ASCEND is not only a high-end gym but a community of like-minded people with many events and activities. Join!

Weekdays: 6am-11pm
Weekends: 8am-8pm
Phone: 412-745-7443

CREW Pittsburgh and NAWIC to hold Property Tour Oct 22
Oct 20, 2022

The two organizations advancing women in the real estate industry will showcase how the former factory campus has been reimagined and now houses 800,000 rentable sq. ft. of prime commercial space.

“Once home to innovators like Rockwell International, whose advancements in technology helped NASA land men on the moon. See how the campus has been reimagined and hear from our panelists on how various players are modernizing Pittsburgh commercial real estate through historic building redevelopment,” the press release said. 

Jason Stewart - Managing Director, Agency Leasing, JLL
Chad Wheatley - Co-Founder, Forefront Development Group
Luna Fruensgaard - Design Principal, Indovina Associates Architects
Mary Broglia - Director of Property Management, Ellsworth Equities
Moderated by Katie Meehan - Marketing Manager, Franjo Construction

3:00-3:30pm – Registration
3:30-4:30pm – Panel Discussion
4:30-5:30pm – Property Tour
5:30pm – Networking & Food Trucks (She's All Tap & Let's Taco)

15th CJ Big Pour kicks off October 8 at Rockwell Park
Sep 30, 2022

The 15th annual Construction Junction’s Steel City BIG POUR is confirmed to take place at Rockwell Park Appollo building. Over 40 craft breweries, food spots, a local market, live music bands, and artists will create a wonderfully chilled atmosphere.

“The big excitement for this year is the venue, the event will take place in the Apollo Building in Rockwell Park. Yes, you have not likely heard of the building because it’s being renovated, or as we like to say adaptively reused, and the Big Pour has the honor of “breaking it in” as the first user in its restored state,”  Construction Junction Executive Director Mike Gable said in a blog post.

The mission of the event is not only to explore an impressive beer line-up but also to support the Construction Junction – a building-materials reuse center focused on fostering an urban culture of repair and reuse.

Besides, a special introduction to the Ascend climbing facility will take place within the event.

The tickets are available on the CJ website.

Food truck schedule for Rockwell Park tenants
Jul 20, 2022

Rockwell Park is pleased to announce the food truck project: starting from July 20, the best local food trucks will serve up the finest city’s cuisine on selected days.

Our vendors:
Sinkers &  suds (donuts & coffee) – July 20
Good-to-go food services (hotdogs) – August 17
Millies (ice cream) – September 1
Emporio Meatball truck (meatballs and french fries) – September 12

Besides, you can win Rockwell Park branded T-shirts and other gifts from our partners – follow Rockwell Park Instagram page for details!