2021 Soiree en Blanc

Many thanks to our Soiree Committee, Ed Kellam for helping secure a perfect venue, our special events planning & rental company and our go to caterer   for making a grand outdoor affair. Outside and with plenty of space, 250 guests had a great...

Today we celebrate India’s Independence Day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhUECUr-a5w The anthem is the first of five stanzas of an ode written by Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.  Here is his English translation: Jana Gana Mana Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, Dispenser of...

2021 Soiree en Blanc Location Reveal

We will dine in the Church of the Good Shepherd green space.  The Church is located at 7400 Hampton Blvd.  Park in the parking lot at the front of the building. You will be guided to the path by the side of the building to access the green space.  You...

Our Sister Cities

Kitakyushu, Japan

Kaliningrad, Russia

Tema, Ghana

Toulon, France

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Norfolk County, United Kingdom

Our Friendship City

Ningbo-Beilun, China

About The Norfolk Sister City Association

The Norfolk Sister City Association was founded in 1976 and is a member of Sister Cities International, based in Washington D.C. The Association is a non-profit civic organization which coordinates the activities of Norfolk's sister cities program. Its purpose is to foster international understanding, friendship and cooperation through people-to-people exchanges and long-term partnerships between Norfolk and its sister cities. The association aims to involve a broad spectrum of the community in citizen diplomacy and to be a catalyst for linking counterpart organizations in Norfolk with its sister cities to enable them to conduct exchanges of mutual interest.

Upcoming Events

  • Olive Oil Sale
    September 7, 2020 - December 31, 2021
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

  For a limited time, we are offering this product in one liter and half liter bottles. Orders must be picked up in person at Norfolk Sister City Association office, 800 East City Hall Avenue, 1st floor. ID and face mask are required for entry. (more…)

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Norfolk Sister City Association (NSCA) is to foster international understanding, friendship, and cooperation by promoting people-to-people exchanges and continuing relationships between Norfolk, Virginia and its international sister cities.


Norfolk Sister City Association is a non-profit citizen diplomacy organization that creates and strengthens partnerships between Norfolk, Virginia and international communities. We strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.


We provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships.

We create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.

We stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects.

We partner with businesses and organizations in Hampton Roads which share similar goals.