** In response to COVID-19, we are unable to bring you to a live happy hour at this time. However, our virtual activity is a fun way to raise support and continue our global programming for the community! This activity is for GlobalPittsburgh members, host families, and friends.
GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays is our organization’s signature networking event. These monthly happy hours are both informal social gatherings for globally-minded community members and a valuable means of developing contacts and forging friendships for newcomers to our region. First Thursdays is a monthly night of socializing where GlobalPittsburgh members and friends welcome State Department guests from abroad, international students and expatriates from all over the world. It’s the easiest way to experience the world without leaving Pittsburgh. Partnerships and sponsorships are available and everyone is welcome! 2020 First Thursdays are sponsored by UPMC and Portiuncula Foundation.
GlobalPittsburgh outdoor event series supporting immigrant businesses brings you an art workshop!
The oil painting class will include a demonstration and individual painting time. You will learn how to mix colors and apply bold and powerful (or light and elegant) brushstrokes, painting alla-prima from life setup. This class is presented by Yelena Lamm, a Russian-born local artist who is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and Pittsburgh Watercolor Society.
No previous skills are required — as long as you can hold a brush or a pencil, and are ready to have fun experimenting with new techniques!
A complete set of materials is provided. Space on our lawn is limited to 15 people to allow social distancing.
- $40 for GlobalPittsburgh members
- $45 for non-members
Registration and payment required by September 5. Buy tickets here.
*We will be proving you with the COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for The Global Switchboard Space prior to the event.
*Masks will be required upon arrival and if you need to leave the workplace and/or cannot keep social distancing.
*Hand sanitizing station will be arranged.
Lost on how to navigate these tricky and unprecedented times? GlobalPittsburgh is here to help! Partnered with Idea Foundry Pittsburgh, we are hosting Entrepreneurial Resilience 2020: a very special discussion with State Department Professional Fellows Program participants centered around how their businesses are dealing with the pandemic. Join us virtually on December 17, 2020, at 10:00 AM EST, to hear their advice and to even ask them questions during our Q&A portion! To learn more please visit the event’s page.
On December 17, 2020, GlobalPittsburgh will host its 4th annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration in a new format! This annual award ceremony will commend immigrant entrepreneurs, professionals, and champions of the Pittsburgh region. The event is free to attend and donations are highly appreciated!
Thirty-five entrepreneurs and professionals from 25 countries around the world have been nominated for awards in eight categories.
This year’s award categories include Arts & Culture, Community Service, Food Industry, Health & Wellness, Organizational Diversity Champion, Resilience Champion, Rising Startup Business, and Technological Innovation.
Visit the Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration event page to learn more.
The Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration was launched in 2016 to showcase the talent, tenacity, and innovative thinking of the “newest newcomers” who have made Pittsburgh their home and helped to make it a world-class city.