Where will you be on Saturday night, November 11th?
We hope you’ll join us and hundreds of Pittsburghers as we get together at dinner tables across the region — in homes, restaurants, even City Council chambers — to share a meal and get to know our neighbors better.
Based on our 200 Dinners and other welcome dinners NEXTpittsburgh and Vibrant Pittsburgh have hosted the past few years, our Welcome, Neighbor! Dinner is a community-wide event to bring people together to discuss ways to make our region more welcoming.
The World Affairs Council Pittsburgh joins us as a partner as we get even more organizations in Pittsburgh involved. We’ll supply some starter questions to spark your dinner conversation and if you wish, NEXTpittsburgh will report on your conversations based on your feedback. But the rest is up to you.
We know there’s great community spirit in Pittsburgh, but at the same time, our city is not known as a place that’s welcoming to those of other cultures and backgrounds. We’d like to help change that.
Want to attend a Welcome, Neighbor meal? Here are some options.
To attend: Scratch f&b is choosing Welcome, Neighbor! Dinner participants via a nomination process plus five “golden tickets” distributed “Willy Wonka style” to brunch guests at Scratch f&b on Sunday, November 5. For more information, contact Scratch f&b at: 412-251-0822. Scratch f&b’s free Welcome, Neighbor! dinner will include a salad, Cacio e Pepe and dessert; guests are responsible for the cost of their beverages.
# guests: 7 guests
To RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Dinner will be vegetarian.
Welcome, Neighbor! Potluck Dinner
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 6:30pm
Location: Crafton Heights
# guests: 20
For more information, call Lori Beth at 814-229-3393 or email at email@example.com.
1 to 5 p.m. for touring, 2 to 4 p.m. for afternoon tea
Address: 618 Washington Avenue, Carnegie PA 15106
# of people: 35 guests
To RSVP: Email Megan Turak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Megan at: 412-531-1978 and reference the Welcome, Neighbor! Afternoon Tea. In keeping with its English roots, Church of the Atonement will be offering a variety of teas, tea sandwiches and sweets.
The Children’s Institute, 1405 Shady Avenue (Multipurpose Room), Pittsburgh PA 15217
# of people: 20 guests
To RSVP: Contact Eveline Young at email@example.com or call 412-422-7666.
You can still host a dinner – whether it’s potluck, pizza or a full-course meal — and invite your neighbors, especially those new to Pittsburgh or from a different background.
Or make a reservation at your favorite local restaurant and get together there or at any of the restaurants hosting tables we included above. The point is simply to be more neighborly and create a more welcoming Pittsburgh.
Have questions about the hosting process? Email us.
Tracy is the founder and Editor at Large of NEXTpittsburgh which she started in March 2014 and sold in December 2020. She is passionate about making Pittsburgh a better place for all and connecting people to do the same.
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