Shadyside is a neighborhood with lots to do. There are fun shops like Kards Unlimited, delicious food like Mercurio’s and plenty of art and culture to take in too—the Jam on Walnut and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts are great choices. Here are just five of the many things to do in Shadyside.

1. Grab a unique gift at Kards Unlimited

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The independent gift shop is located in the heart of Shadyside and sells lots of unique cards and gifts. There are items like Star Wars cufflinks, a Prince pin and a birthday card with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the front. For more information on Kards Unlimited click here.

2. Visit the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

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This non-profit community arts center offers art exhibits and education programs. Upcoming exhibits include a sculptural display by Carin Mincemoyer, an exhibit of eerie paintings by Zach Brown and an exhibit by multi media sculptor and installation artist Jason Lee. For more information on the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts click here.

3. Check out the Jam on Walnut

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For six Saturdays every summer, Shadyside officials block off Walnut Street for an outdoor concert to benefit Humane Animal Rescue. In 2019, due to the popularity of the event, Shadyside added two more dates in September and October. For more information on the Jam on Walnut click here.

4. Have a slice of pizza and a cup of gelato at Mercurio’s

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The family-owned Italian restaurant sells mouthwatering Neapolitan pizzas teeming with fresh ingredients. To finish your meal, grab a cup of Mercurio’s famous gelato—take it to go for a stroll along Walnut Street to end a perfect summer evening. For more information on Mercurios click here.

5. Purchase some fun home furnishings at Penhollows

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Penhollows sells home furnishings, original art and home and garden items too. Anything you need to furnish your home (or perhaps a housewarming gift for a friend) can be found at Penhollows. There are barware and accessories, candles, holiday items and more. For more information on Penhollows click here. 

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