A big part of Hello Neighbor is events, both for the participants of our programs and for the community. We held 17 events in 2017 with over 3,000 people in attendance overall, an average of 150 per event!

Events with Hello Neighbor.

Our Events

Upcoming: Find out about what open community events we have planned for 2018 through the Hello Neighbor Facebook page! We will also post upcoming events to our website and share these through our email newsletter.

Hello Neighbor has two kinds of events. About half are only for members of the Hello Neighbor mentorship program. We call these our “signature events” and include our educational days at places like The Andy Warhol Museum, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Heinz History Center. Our additional events are open to the community and include film screenings, outdoor potlucks, and sports games like joining us at a Pirates or Riverhounds game.

We believe that part of the success, self-sufficiency and independence or the refugee families is connected to feeling more comfortable and confident in their new homes. By creating spaces for diverse, inclusive and fun experiences we hope to give everyone an opportunity to be themselves and to meet our newest neighbors.

We are still programming for 2018 events! If you'd like to partner please send an email to

Thank you to our 2017 partners!

The Andy Warhol Museum
Heinz History Center
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
The Frick Pittsburgh
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Green Building Alliance
Global Minds Initiative

We've also had the privilege of many local businesses supporting our efforts through in-kind donations or reduced pricing. Thank you Metamorphosis Salon, The Shop Homewood, Istanbul Sofra, Salem's Market, Driftwood Oven, Blume Honey Water, Colangelo's Bakery and a special thank you to Alloy 26, The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and The Harnisch Foundation for space to hold events!

Previous Events

Friendsgiving. A day at the City-County Building for a family friendly event. Families toured the City-County Building and enjoyed a meal with their Council Members, civil servants, and neighbors. We also talked about Pittsburgh’s history and discussed the city’s future! Details →

Salam Neighbor, a documentary that attempts to “tell the stories of our refugee neighbors with the dignity they deserve and the depth the world needs." It was screened at the University of Pittsburgh’s Fricks Fine Arts Building and was followed by a brief discussion. Details →

After Spring. Along with our partners from the University of Pittsburgh, we hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary about the Syrian refugee crisis and the Zatari refugee camp, After Spring. This event was part of The City of Pittsburgh's Inclusive Innovation Week! Details →

A fantastic day at the Green Tree Library! Over 200 community members (both native Pittsburghers and recently resettled refugees and immigrants) came out to explore the library and created arts & crafts together. Details →

Mentors and mentees enjoyed their day at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. Everyone loved exploring all parts of the museum, especially the water floor! Details →

The Andy Warhol Museum. It was a great day of exploring, creating art, and fun at the Andy Warhol Museum! This was our second time visiting the Warhol Museum as Hello Neighbor family. Details →

Graduation for 50 families who participated as part of the Class of 2018. We welcomed Jessica Jackley as our first commencement speaker and inaugural recipient of the 2017 Refugee Advocate Award. Details →

Afternoon exploring the rivers of Pittsburgh on The Gateway Clipper with Riverlife. Details →

History tour, craft activity and playzone time at The Heinz History Center with special local teen celebrity and UN peace advocate Chloe Lukasiak. Details →

August Potluck at Schenley Park with free back to school haircuts, face painting and henna stations, plus chess games with the Pittsburgh Police. Details →

Hello Neighbor Night at The Pittsburgh Pirates. Details →

Art Tour and Screenprinting Activity at The Andy Warhol Museum. Details →

July Potluck at Riverside Park with Pittsburgh Pierogie Relay Races and Pittsburgh Fire in attendance. Details →

June Program Launch in Brookline Park with a pickup soccer game and live music! Details →

Valentine's Day Card-Making Party with over 350 people in attendance including the Mayor! Details →

Additional Events Included:

  • Hello Neighbor Night at The Frick during Summer Fridays
  • Hello Neighbor at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds
  • How To Be A Muslim Ally Training with The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
  • Presenting to the Global Minds Initiative at Taylor Allerdice High School
  • Presenting to teens from 6 area high schools as part through the Green Building Alliance Green City Remix
  • Hello Neighbor information sessions supporting the mentor application for the Class of 2017

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