Pre/Post Events

 

Join fellow NCSC East attendees for fun and fellowship before and after the conference!

 

If you want to help spearhead and/or lead a pre/post event, please let us know! 

Please note that costs listed do not include meals or transportation. Also note these events are often attendee-led and some require attendees to help with carpools, so when you sign up, please volunteer to drive if you can! 

We will update the website with further details and links to sign up for the events soon. Many tours will be capped at 30 people, so don’t wait to register! Those who have registered for the conference will be notified as soon as sign-ups open for these events.

 

Thursday, May 18th

 

Bike Outing

Time: 12:00pm-2:30pm

(not including transportation time to and from the DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree)

Start out your NCSC weekend on a recreational bicycle ride with fellow attendees, while enjoying the scenic Montour Trail! Meet at the Montour Trailhead in Canonsburg, PA or carpool from the hotel (20 minute drive). Bring your own bike, or rent one at The Tandem Connection, located at the trailhead. The ride is free – bike rental is:

Tandem Bicycle: $15/hr or $45/day

7-Speed Comfort Cruisers: $8/hr or $20/day, plus there are other rental options.

A 10% discount may be available to NCSC participants. If you’ve never ridden Tandem Bicycles, they can be really fun! Please contact Bill Zacharias with any questions.

Click here to register for the Bike Outing!

 

Dance the Night Away

Time: 8:00pm-1am (you can head to the hotel back sooner if you like!)

(not including transportation time to and from the DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree)

Dance the night away with salsa, bachata, merengue, kizomba and more at the classy Perle Lounge in Market Square. Latin dance basics offered at 9:30pm upon request. But first join us at the famous Primanti Bros Restaurant for Pittsburgh’s famous beers and sandwiches! (Cover charge for the Perle: $5, dinner on your own)

8:00pm – dinner at Primanti Bros

9:30pm – Latin dancing

Transportation options: carpool or Uber/Lyft from hotel. (Market Square is less than 5 miles away from the hotel)

Click here to register for Dance the Night Away!

Other social options may also be available for Thursday evening. If you would like to spearhead a Thursday night outing, please let us know! We will update the website with more details as the conference approaches.

 

Friday, May 19th

 

Heinz Trip

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Those going on the Heinz trip will begin the day by receiving a guided tour of the historical Duquesne Incline. From there we will head over to the Heinz Field. The group will take a tour of Heinz Field and afterwards eat a quick lunch before visiting the Heinz History Center. At the History Center we will take a (90 minute) docent-led tour and spend the remainder of the time, further exploring the exhibits before heading back to the hotel. The registration price ($25) for this trip includes the Heinz Field, Heinz History Center, and the Duquesne Incline. However, this does not include lunch or transportation costs. (Transportation to the sites downtown will be either via Uber or carpooling depending on how many cars are available. Please bring cash to cover the cost of transportation. Expect the cost for Uber to be approximately $6 -$10 per person.)

Click here to register the Heinz Trip!

 

Museum, Cathedral and Conservatory

Time: 9am – 4:30pm

This trip includes visits to The Frick, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Phipp’s Conservatory. In the morning we will make the trip out to The Frick on the eastern side of town, walk the beautiful grounds and see the exhibits there. From there we will head over to St. Paul’s Cathedral, and for those who would like there will be the option to go to the 12:05pm Mass. After Mass we will have lunch together and then go over to Phipp’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. There are several other things to see in the area of Phipp’s Conservatory including the Cathedral of Learning and the Carnegie Museum of Art. This part of the trip will be more fluid and people can choose where they want to go. We will spend the rest of our excursion (about 2 hours) seeing the sights before we head back to the hotel to check-in for the conference.

The cost for this trip will depend on the sites and museums that you choose to see.

- Admission to the Frick Art & Historical Center, The Frick Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum is free!

- Phipp’s Conservatory is $17.95 for admission.

- Cathedral of Learning is $4 for admission.

- Carnegie Museum of Art is $19.95 for admission.

- Finally there will also be an additional cost for transportation and lunch is on your own. (Transportation to the sites will be either via Uber or carpooling depending on how many cars are available. Please bring cash to cover the cost of transportation. Expect the cost for Uber to be approximately $12 -$18 per person for the day.)

Click here to register the Museum, Cathedral and Conservatory!

 

Sunday, May 21st

All Sunday tours include a ride on the famous Duquesne Incline for views of Pittsburgh, the “City of Bridges.”

 

5,000+ Relics Tour

Time: 2:00pm – 8:30pm

After the conference ends on Sunday, there will be a group visiting the St. Anthony Chapel. We will be able to pray at and tour the chapel and also visit the modest Fr. Suitbert G. Mollinger Museum.

Around 4pm we will head over to the Duquesne Incline and see the views of the city. We will end the day having dinner together at Bucca di Beppos. The approximate cost is $12 for incline ride and transportation, however it does not include dinner.

Click here to register for the 5,000+ Relics Tour!

 

The Frick Grounds

Time: 2:00pm – 8:45pm

This is a excursion out to the historical and beautiful grounds and buildings at The Frick. Admission to the Frick Art & Historical Center, The Frick Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum is free! However, there is an option to take the “Clayton Tour: Life In The Gilded Age” and admission for the tour is $12. After visiting the Frick, the group will eat dinner together at a local restaurant and then head over to the Duquesne Incline to see a view of the city. From there we will return to the hotel to get back around 8:30pm – 9pm.

Click here to register The Frick Grounds!

 

“Just Ducky Tour”

Time: 2:00pm – 8:00pm

After the conference ends on Sunday there will be a group going into town for the Just Ducky Tour. On the ride we will have a one-hour narrated tour of Pittsburgh over land and water! After this excursion we will head over to the Duquesne Incline and take a trip to the top to see a great view of the city. After that our group will have dinner together and then head back to the hotel.

The cost is $30 which includes the Just Ducky Tour and the incline ride but does not include dinner or transportation to and from the hotel. (Transportation to the sites will be either via Uber or carpooling depending on how many cars are available. Please bring cash to cover the cost of transportation.)

Click here to register for the “Just Ducky Tour”!


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