Chairs Anita and Joe Moran with Brandy the Flamingo.

Summer Safari event raises funds for the Pittsburgh Zoo

More than 2,000 party animals came out for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s  17th annual Summer Safari, raising about $200,000..

about 15 hours ago

 Jaylee and Dianne C. Lemon.

The Compilation fashion showcase held at the Renaissance

A VIP cocktail hour, beats by DJ David Pugliano and fabulous fashions by four designers and a boutique made up the inaugural Compilation.

about 15 hours ago

 Members attend a Dinner Lab event featuring Chef Justin Thompson at the Mine Factory in North Point Breeze.

Dinner Lab (July Edition)

Dinner Lab is a pop-up dinner club with annual subscriptions that introduces its members to new chefs from around the country.

about 15 hours ago

#SEENJetSet (Part Two): Where Pittsburghers jet set to this summer

Pittsburghers know how to pack in the summer fun! Enjoy Part Two of #SEENJetSet, and look for next week’s third and final segment.

about 15 hours ago

 Lisa Kadlecik, Alison Hall and Megan Schroeder.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape works to help women in community

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape has been working in the community for 43 years with survivors of sexual violence.

about 15 hours ago

 Troy Polamalu with Pine Township first-responders.

Celebrity Care-Fest event draws 500 guests

The Care-Fest event raises funds for the benefit of community organizations, groups and individuals.

about 15 hours ago

 Matt Buchholz and Kelly Beall at the Girls Rock! dance party fundraiser at Spirit in Lawrenceville.

Dancing is still possible if you need to be 'In Bed by Ten'

Matt Buchholz and Kelly Beall host an early dance party, and also make a positive difference with dance-filled fundraisers.

1 week ago

 Zach Weber, of the Carnegie Science Center, freezes marshmallows in liquid nitrogen at a 21-plus night at TechShop in Bakery Square.

21+ Night! @TechShop PGH

The TechShop in Bakery Square hosted more than 300 guests at its 21-plus night on Thursday.

1 week ago

 From left, Aaron Sukenik, executive director of Hilltop Alliance, Knowledge Hudson, Henry Pyatt and Siena Kane.

Open in Allentown (Part Deux)

Positive changes happening in Allentown, which are being driven by young entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 From left, Girl Talk project coordinator Katherine Houston, Kenyale Cottingham, 14, and Crystaline Barger.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Girl Talk

Girl Talk sets out to teach young girls between the ages of 13-18 medically sound information about their health and sexual well-being.

1 week ago


Where are Pittsburghers going on their summer vacations?

1 week ago

 From left: Lori and Jim Collins, and chair Vicki  with Mark McKenna.

St. Clair Country Club plays host to Summer Swing

More than 600 guests attended St. Clair Hospital’s 18th annual gala, raising more than $1.5 million for the hospital.

2 weeks ago

 Jo Ellen Parker, Jean-Pierre Collet and Barbara Tucker.

Bastille Day event held at the Carnegie Museum of Art Cafe

Annual Bastille Day celebration benefits the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Alliance Francaise de Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

 Ernie Sullivan with Rod Doss.

Who's Who in Black Pittsburgh event held at Herberman Conference Center

The sold-out event drew more than 300 guests, including many of 2015 Who’s Who honorees.

2 weeks ago

 Rosemary and Joe Mendel.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Tune-Up Party held on the North Shore.

More than 800 car enthusiasts came out to enjoy the weather and race and show cars at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Tune-Up Party.

2 weeks ago

 Cassandra Dixon from Animal Friends, left, and April Hubal with Chloe.

Mutts & Mingle event benefits Animal Friends

Guests came with dogs of all shapes and sizes to share the love at this indoor, outdoor event.

2 weeks ago

 Picklesburgh: Christine Gibson from Beechview looks over her jar of pickle juice for encouragement from her mom while competing in the first-round of the Pickle Juice Drinking Contest at the inaugural Picklesburgh Festival. There were over sixty competitors signed up for the contest.

Seen around town

Pickles and cartoons figure in weekend events.

2 weeks ago

 From left, Jane Dixon and Cheryl Tracy with Happy, a South African penguin.

The National Aviary hosts a feathered Fiesta!

More than 1,200 partygoers flocked to the National Aviary on Saturday night to take part in A Night in the Tropics event.

3 weeks ago

 Marti Gould Cummings, left and Thommy Conroy.

Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2015 held at the Cultural Trust

Come one, come all to the greatest show on earth! Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh put on a dark circus Friday night.

3 weeks ago

 Sally Wiggin and Harish Saluja.

Silk Screen Gala held at A.J. Palumbo Hall

One of the most culturally diverse events of the year, the gala encourages people to come together to enjoy music, performance and film.

3 weeks ago

 From left, Dan and Michelle Del Bianco and Mary Ann Smialek.

Black Tie and Tailpipes Gala held at South Hills Country Club

A black tie event kicks off the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in style!

3 weeks ago

 Melissa Ferraro and Sister Mary Parks.

Masquerade at the Monaco benefits Sisters Place

Close to 200 friends of Sisters Place donned masks on Friday for a night of mysterious fun at Hotel Monaco, Downtown.

3 weeks ago

Setting the SEEN: Feathered friends, fashion and fun at the National Aviary

The PG’s Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht get set for the National Aviary's Night in the Tropics party with Salsa412 and Lana Neumeyer.

3 weeks ago

 Christine Filipowski of Green Tree, left, and Annette Yayla of Moon Township, at Tako.

#SEENHotSpot: Tako

SEEN checks out downtown’s newest hotspot, Tako.

4 weeks ago

 Derek Weber and Darcy Kucenic during the Regatta VIP party held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown..

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta VIP Party

You gotta Regatta! Check out the VIP party celebrating Pittsburgh’s Fourth of July weekend.

4 weeks ago

 Ja-Neen Jones, Nikki Kazarick and Jacqueline Wilson.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Three Rivers Adoption Council

The Three Rivers Adoption Council, located Downtown, emphasizes placements for African-American children and those with special needs.

4 weeks ago


#SEENSocialTrends: Send the Perfect Invite

Just a few small adjustments can make your ordinary invite...extraordinary!

4 weeks ago

 From left, Joseph A. Massaro, III, Linda Massaro, Carol Massaro, David Massaro and Stephen Massaro.

Seen around town

Massaro Research Fund Dinner held at LeMont.

4 weeks ago

Setting the SEEN: Behind the scenes at EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

The PG’s Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht preview the Ferris wheel, sand sculpture and more at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta!

1 month ago

 First dance at the wedding of Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby Kolesar at the reception at Nemacolin Woodlands Resorts.

Wedding in the Woodlands

It was a sweet day for a sweet couple -- Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby of Uniontown.

1 month ago

 Karen Plavan and Tim Grealish.

Recovery Rocks concert supports CLEAR

The plan to party outside was rained out Thursday night but that didn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 300 guests.

1 month ago

 Baron Batch paints a large installation piece at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

#DontForgetToWrite installation finds home at Pittsburgh International Airport

Artist Baron Batch’'s love for Western Pennsylvania takes off at the airport with new installation piece, on display through July.

1 month ago

 Performers Hannah du Plessis and Mary C. Parker.

Pittsburgh’s first ever Comedy Open House filled with laughter

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival’s first comedy open house has them rolling in the aisles at Wigle Whiskey's Barrelhouse.

1 month ago

Setting the SEEN: Bring your appetite to Market St. Grocery

This week on "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht do some grocery shopping -- with a twist!

1 month ago

 Carol Massaro, Jarrod Shupp, and Brianna Glaser.

Diamonds and Denim event raises funds for Children's Hospital

A gorgeous crowd of roughly 400 partygoers braved the wet weather to escape under the glowing tent in Downtown’s Market Square on Saturday.

1 month ago

 Hayley Haldeman dressed as a matador.

18th annual Urban Garden Party held at Mattress Factory

Mystery and a little bit of magic filled the Mattress Factory on Friday night as more than 1,200 attendees celebrated.

1 month ago

 From left, LaTonia Edwards, Dianne Lemon, Jaylee Lemon and Tam Scott.

'The Compilation' mixer inspired by fashion and art

Thursday night at fieldwork contemporary gallery in Garfield, an intimate group gathered for a sneak peek of “The Compilation” fashion show.

1 month ago

 Marty Ashby and actress/singer Gloria Reuben.

Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration makes music at Heinz Hall

More than 300 attended the gala reception and concert to support MCG Jazz (Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz program).

1 month ago

 Saleem Ghubril and Jahmiah Giullory.

A+ Schools 'Changemakers Celebration' held at Consol Energy Center

Nearly 300 guests attended the celebration that honors contributions by parents, teachers and community leaders.

1 month ago

 NPF Courage for a Cure Gala: Compassionate Care awardees Susan Rushlander and Susan Spitznagel.


So many great things happening in Pittsburgh...check out even more events from over the weekend!

1 month ago

 Jesse Ryan and Richard Parsakian at Pittsburgh Pride in the Street

Pittsburgh Pride & Roots Pride Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pride became politicized this year as groups broke off to protest Delta’s Pride in the Streets on Saturday night.

1 month ago

 Anna Ciaccio #SEENBestDressed at the Renaissance Hotel's 20 year anniversary celebration at the recreated "Heaven," disco.

Heaven Reopens for One Night Only

Heaven came back to the Renaissance Hotel, Downtown, to relive the disco era and raise money for  the Community Liver Alliance.

1 month ago

 Veronica Corpuz, left, Bob Oeler and Jill Brodbeck

Dollar Bank presents Three Rivers Arts Festival’s PSO Concert Reception

Three Rivers Arts Festival’s reception prior to the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Opera concert, part of 10 days of free music.

1 month ago

 Dr. Sharon Cowden, Lind Charapp and Janette Poppenberg

Susan G. Komen 'A Celebration of the Promise'

The sixth annual Susan G. Komen “A Celebration of the Promise” drew 130 guests to the LeMont restaurant

1 month ago

 Kyle Gracey with Rich Fitzgerald and Erin Belitskus

2015 Progressive Pittsburgh Launch Party

New Leaders Council 2015 and first  fellows celebrated finishing their training program at Wigle Whisky Barrelhouse.

1 month ago

 A Night in the Woods co-chairs Patty Casey and Amanda Schaffer


So many great things happening in Pittsburgh...check out even more events from over the weekend!

1 month ago

 Cloerinda Ford with son, Billy Porter.

CLO's 60th annual Guild Ball

More than 200 people attended the CLO Guild Ball with special guest Billy Porter.

1 month ago

 Tara Sherry Torres, founder of Cafe Con Leche  and Bamby Salcedo, the president of TransLatin@ Coalition, during the Orgullo Latino Pride event at Bricolage.

Pittsburgh's 1st Latin@ Pride: Orgullo

Event allows LTIN LGBTQIA individuals to be able to tell their stories in order to create more understanding among all

1 month ago

 From left, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

Gridiron Gold: Hall of Fame quarterbacks honored at event

The Wyndham Grand played host to Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

1 month ago

 Ayana Ledford, left, Janera Solomon and Lara Shipkovitz.

Full Bloom Summer Dance Party held at Kelly Strayhorn

Event raises funds for Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

1 month ago



Natalie Bencivenga's SEEN documents Pittsburgh social life in all its diversity. Beyond the galas, the glitterati and the glamour, it chronicles the way we live today and the people who are engaged in making this community a vibrant place to live.

A Pittsburgh native who has a master's degree in social work, Ms. Bencivenga ran her own online lifestyle magazine for five years. She is broadening the reach of SEEN by expanding the kinds of events the Post-Gazette covers. She also heavily uses social media to engage readers so that even if they can't be at the party with SEEN, they'll be part of the party.

If you have any events that should be featured in SEEN, contact Ms. Bencivenga at or 412-263-1582. Follow her on Twitter @NBSeen to keep up with #wheresNataliePG.

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Margaret "Maggie" Sites and Ryan Mitchell at the National Aviary's Night in the Tropics on July 11, 2015.

Send invitations to SEEN, 34 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Email Natalie Bencivenga or fax 412-263-1706.


Aug 1: Chromos Eyewear Grand Opening Party; 5166 Butler Street
Aug 3: YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s 29th annual Golf Outing at St. Clair Country Club
Aug 3: Pittsburgh Social Exchange Golf Outing and Fundraiser; Diamond Run Golf Club 132 Laurel Oak Drive, Sewickley 15143
Aug 4: unWINEd: A Toast to Hope for a Cure; at La Casa Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia
Aug 5: Grand Opening Celebration of the Goddard School; at 301 Fifth Ave.;
Aug 6: Ladies Hospital Aid Society’s 4th annual Summer Soiree; at Trapuzzanno’s Italian Chophouse 5533 Walnut St. Pittsburgh PA 15232
Aug 6: Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie holds tasting menu party; at Braddock Pittsburgh Brasserie;
Aug 6: RAW PGH Presents Paramount; at Mr. Smalls in Millvale
Aug 6: “Kinky Boots” after party; at Olive or Twist; tickets at the door
Aug 6: Voyager Jet Center Grand Opening Event; at 1901 Lebanon Rd, West MIfflin, PA.
Aug 11: Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund’s 32nd annual Golf Classic and Scholarship Award Dinner; Valley Brook Country Club
Aug 13: Attack Theatre’s Season Announcement Party; at Studio A in the Pittsburgh Opera
Aug 14: Wine Event at the Bradford House; Bradford House Museum;
Aug 15: Cancer Caring Center’s “CindyStock”; at a private residence in Wexford; for tickets contact or 412-622-1212
Aug 15: FUERZA: Latinos Making a Difference; at The Hardware Store 744 E. Warrington Ave.
Aug 16: Pressley Ridge’s annual Ice Cream Fundae; Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium;
Aug 16: Ballet Under the Stars; at Hartwood Acres
Aug 17: Achieva’s 16th annual Million Dollar Golf Outing; at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray; email or call 412-995-5000 X 526
Aug 19: 4th annual Send Off to Summer Event; at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club’s Baja Bar & Grill;
Aug 22: Justice for Animals; at Allegheny Commons Park East on the North Side
Aug 23: Animal Advocates event; at Wilpen Hall in Sewickley
Aug 27: Macedonia FACE 5th annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet; Rodef Shalom in Oakland
Aug 27: Savor Pittsburgh; at Stage AE on the North Shore.
Aug 28: “Thanks for the Memories” Runway Fashion Show and Party hosted by Carabella’s of Oakmont; Allegheny Blvd in Oakmont;
Aug 28: Riverlife’s Party at the Pier; at the North Shore Casino; get tickets here.
Aug 30: ARTogether at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; or 412-681-5449 ext. 210


Sept 11,12,13: Child Health Show: Antiques Reimagined; Edgewood Club (preview party)
Sept 12: From Garden to Table, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden hosts Gala Tribute to Alice Walker; at the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens; For tickets and directions visit
Sept 12: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala: Cinema Serenade; at Heinz Hall
Sept 14: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse annual fundraiser; at Whiskey in the Strip;
Sept 19: Hispanic Heritage Month Gala; Westin Hotel Downtown


Oct 15: Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh to benefit Jamie’s Dream Team; at the LeMont in Mount Washington
Oct 23: Woodlands Auxiliary’s 16th annual Butterfly Ball; at Fairmont Pittsburgh
Oct 24: 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos: Global Links Celebration of Life; Global Links Headquarters (Green Tree) 700 Trumbull Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205
OCT 24: Sampson Family Y 2015 YMCA $10K Dinner; at Westmoreland Country Club; or 724-327-4667

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