Welcoming Week 2022

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York County

September 9 – Latino Friday

  • Join us for the opening of Welcome Week with Proclamation and Celebration, as well as a trip to Creative York immigrant art gallery for tours, music, and food!
    • When: 6pm – 9pm.
    • Where: Appell Center 50 N George St, York, PA 17401

September 13 – 101 Immigration session

  • Join us for a 101 immigration session through PIRC and family issues round table!
    • Time is TBD
    • Location will be hybrid (until further notice)

September 14 – Martin Library Youth Cultural Jam

  • Join us for a celebration of Cultures through music, food, dance, and arts!
    • Where: Martin Library at 159 E Market St, York, PA 17401
    • When: 6-8 pm

September 15 – Closing Welcoming Week

  • Join us for a celebration of closing welcome week with art gallery showing of Sazon y Sabor
    • This is an exhibit of Rosa Centrell (local immigrant artist)
      • Where: Creative York at 10 N Beaver St
      • When: 5:30-8 pm

September 16 – DreamWrights opening of Alien 8

  • The Alien 8 character that identifies only as “8”
    • 8 communicates through a unique gestural language and begins to acquire English by reading YA classics like “Catcher in the Rye”, “Lord of the Flies” and “Grapes of Wrath” – come in and find out the ending to this fascinating musical!
      • Where: 100 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17401
      • When: 6 pm (doors open)
  • Pedi Cab Tour to Nelly’s food distribution
    • More info coming soon!

Lancaster County

September 6 – Opening of Welcoming Week

  • Join us for the opening of Welcome Week with the Lancaster City Council meeting & proclamation!
    • When: 6:30 pm
    • Where: 120 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 

September 9 – Welcome Center Unveiling & Festivity

  • Welcome Center unveiling
    • Where: Penn State at 25 E. Vine, Lancaster, PA 17603
    • When: 11 am-7 pm
  • Festivity with music band and food trucks
    • Where: Penn State at 25 E. Vine, Lancaster, PA 17603
    • When: 5-7 pm

September 10 & 11 – Welcome Mural Community Paint days

  • Where: Calvin G. High pavilion at 1828 William Penn Way
  • When: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

September 18 – Welcome Mural Unveiling (tentative)

  • More info coming soon!

Contact Jose Santiago at 717-825-1928 or [email protected] for more info!


To give everyone in our community a chance to live their healthiest lives possible, the YMCA of the Roses is waiving its $25 join fee for all memberships in January of 2023!

Stop by your local branch or use the code “NOEXCUSES” when checking out online to waive your join fee all January long!