Here is yet another reason to love living in Pittsburgh: RADical Days 2008 is beginning today and will go into the middle of October! Museums, theaters, galleries, zoos, outdoor adventure organizations, libraries, parks and cultural centers will be hosting free events open to everyone on selected days.
What is RAD? RAD stands for “Regional Asset District.” According to the website:
“The mission of RAD is to support and finance regional assets in the areas of libraries, parks and recreation, cultural, sports and civic facilities and programs. The District receives one-half of the proceeds from the 1% Allegheny County Sales and Use Tax and the other half is paid directly to the County and municipal governments by the State Treasurer.
Since 1995, the 1% County Sales tax paid by residents of and visitors to Allegheny County has resulted in a cumulative $1.97 billion investment in the region.”
This is an opportunity for the assets that benefit from your tax dollars to thank you with free admission! Get out there and enjoy a free concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, paddle around the Three Rivers Downtown, get free admission to the Carnegie Science Center, and much, much more.