GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays – Monthly Networking Happy Hour
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.
** 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.
Every year, #GlobalBBQ brings together people from different cultural backgrounds to celebrate the common themes that unite us all: music, games, dancing, and most importantly, food! Every year is different, but the BBQ always includes great eats with various ethnic food trucks and caterers, live music, family activities, and a raffle with awesome prizes. Annual #GlobalBBQ has been generously supported by Delta.
**In response to COVID-19, #GlobalBBQ20, originally scheduled for June 20, 2020, will be rescheduled for this fall or held in a different format.
GlobalPittsburgh Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration and Award Ceremony
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. To date, 23 foreign-born business owners and professionals received awards in a variety of categories. 2020 Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration is scheduled for December 17, 2020.