In person programs are returning to City of Asylum, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. This summer, we’re thrilled to host a full season of cultural events and activities at the Sampsonia Way tent! We are expanding our tent programming to bring you a full summer of events and activities. Beginning in June, City of Asylum will be hosting weekly events under our tent right here on Sampsonia Way. Get ready for a summer jam-packed with concerts, readings, films, and more. There is sure to be something for everyone! What is the Sampsonia Way tent? The tent is a pop-up venue located at @ 318 Sampsonia Way. It’s a few blocks from our venue, Alphabet City, and is located on the alley with our writer residency houses and our House Publications.
Download our full Summer on Sampsonia Calendar:
Summer tent calendar for August!
Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Events as of June 1, 2021
- Audience in the tent is 50% of total tent capacity. Chairs will be set up with distance, but not a full 6 feet.
- The tent is covered but open on 3 sides to maximize airflow.
- Staff, volunteers, and artists will all be vaccinated. They will also wear masks while at the Sampsonia Way tent (except while on stage).
- City of Asylum will not be verifying proof of vaccination for audience members. We ask that audience members to comply with the CDC requirements for masks:
- Unvaccinated audience members should wear masks. Disposable masks will be available.
- Vaccinated audience members can choose to wear or forego their masks.
- Food and drink are not permitted at any point.
- Registration is required (see calendar link above).
What if I’m wary to come in person? What if I don’t live in Pittsburgh? No problem! All programs in the Sampsonia Way tent will be live-streamed through our virtual programming channel City of Asylum @ Home.
- Is there parking available?
- Yes, the tent is located at 318 Sampsonia Way and there is street parking in the blocks surrounding Sampsonia Way.
- Is this tent accessible?
- Yes. There are 2 handicapped spots next to the tent, a wheelchair ramp, and accessible Portalets. You’re invited to tell us about additional accommodations by emailing email@example.com.
- Are food and drink permitted?
- No at this time food and drink are not permitted in the tent.
- Are there restrooms available?
- Yes there is 1 accessible Portalet on site.
- What if it rains?
- Events are rain or shine. Remember you can always choose to watch from home via our streaming platform City of Asylum @ Home.