Monday, March 27, 2017
Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Women’s History Month Program “Honoring Women Who Shine” @ PA Nash Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Step Afrika! @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Established in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) is a community-based presenting organization located on the scenic campus of Brooklyn College. The mission of Brooklyn Center is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities and at affordable prices. A central part ofthe Center’s mission is to introduce young people to the performing arts, enhance their creativity and expose them to new cultures and ideas. As one of the largest arts education presenters in the Brooklyn, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College annually welcomes over 70,000 people, including 46,000 school children, parents, and teachers.

Brooklyn Center is committed to presenting emerging and established artists from around the world. Artists and companies that have graced our stage include Luciano Pavarotti, Isaac Stern, Gregory Hines, Beverly Sills, Ray Charles, Itzhak Perlman, Martha Graham, Suzanne Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, Les Ballets Africains, Moiseyev Dance Company, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Acting Company, and National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.

NYC Six-Figure Stylist Workshop @ WeWork NYC
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NYC Six-Figure Stylist Workshop @ WeWork NYC

This spring, we’re hitting the road to teach stylists, salon owners, and beauty professionals how to grow financially. Join us for a 4 hour, power packed beauty business seminar where you’ll learn how to:

*Create A Six Figure Game Plan: Receive a custom plan to help you reach six figures based on your personal goals, service pricing, and more.

*Create High Impact Marketing Strategies: Learn the proven successful method of how to convert followers and supporters into clients, create low-cost marketing materials and campaigns, and discover the latest trends that will get you more exposure.

*Brand Like A Boss: Have you ever wondered why some stylists have 10K+ followers and are always booked when you’re just as a good? Learn the techniques they use to grow their brands exponentially.

Participation in the session also includes a one-on-one strategy following the course to ensure that you stay on the path to success, a toolkit valued at over $789 with resources to help you grow your business, and your own copy of the Six-Figure Success for Stylist workbook.

An Evening with Alicia Garza @ Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On Tuesday, April 11, BCRW is thrilled to host a lecture by Alicia Garza.

About the Speaker

Alicia Garza is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom dreamer who is currently the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. Garza, along with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, also co-founded the Black Lives Matter network, a globally recognized organizing project that focuses on combatting anti-Black state- sanctioned violence and the oppression of all Black people.

Since the rise of the BLM movement, Garza has become a powerful voice in the media. Her articles and interviews have been featured in Time, Mic, The Guardian,, Essence, Democracy Now!, and The New York Times.

In addition, her work has received numerous recognitions including being named on The Root’s 2016 list of 100 African American achievers and influencers, the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Award, the 2016 Marie Claire New Guard Award, and as a Community Change Agent at the 2016 BET’s Black Girls Rock Awards.

Most important, as a queer Black woman, Garza’s leadership and work challenge the misconception that only cisgender Black men encounter police and state violence. While the tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were catalysts for the emergence of the BLM movement, Garza is clear: In order to truly understand how devastating and widespread this type of violence is in Black America, we must view this epidemic through of a lens of race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The World Famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Sings WHITNEY & BEYONCE @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Doors Open @ 6PM

Show Starts @ 8PM

* Full Menu Available * $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables * All Ages

The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is the most renowned gospel choir in America and a preeminent gospel choir worldwide. It travels the globe, sharing the joy of faith through its music and raising funds for children’s charities. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who got the idea for the Choir while attending a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The Choir presents the finest singers and musicians from Harlem’s Black Churches and the New York/Tri-State area.

Harlem Gospel Choir have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu and most recently Damon Albarn and Pharrell Williams. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI) and have recorded with the likes of Sir Keith Richards, The Chieftains, and Trace Adkins.

Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical heritage to America and combined it with their new faith – Christianity. Out of the hardship and the trials of slavery, this unique musical tradition came to be, and forever changed music as we know it. Blues, Soul, and Rock-and-Roll…they all have origins in black gospel music. Harlem Gospel Choir presents modern gospel classics as performed in the black churches of Harlem today.

The Harlem Gospel Choir’s songs of gospel and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul and lift your spirit to angelic heights, with sounds that are unfettered, joyous, and inspirational. With every performance, the Choir shares the renaissance of Harlem’s culture with the audience. Every performance will take your breath away!

Rotary Club of Harlem 50th Anniversary @ Alhambra Ballroom Inc
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for an evening to remember! The Rotary Club of Harlem makes history as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with “Harlem Nights” – a one-night only casino right here in New York City!

Inspired by the iconic film starring Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Della Reese and more; this evening will be a nostalgical return to the Harlem Renaissance period. Indulge in the sights, sounds, food, drink and culture that defined a generation.

Come celebrate and try your luck at Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, and more for incredible prizes.

Don’t know how to play? No problem!
Our friendly dealers will teach you everything you need to know.

*Casino Games
*Live Entertainment & DJ
*Silent Auction
*Community Service Awards
*Gourmet Food & Open Bar
*Raffle Prizes & More….at the historic Alhambra Ballroom.

Dress to impress.

Harlem Renaissance clothing styles encouraged

Black tie optional.

A night to honor humanitarians, a chance to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, view one-of-a-kind performances, play for charity, win wonderful prizes, and dance the night away in style.

Live perfomances by talented artists as seen in the hit musical “Motown” on Broadway and Fox TV’s breakout show “So You Think You Can Dance”.

This is an event you will not want to miss!

Hosted By:

The Rotary Club of Harlem

Music by:

DJ Mikey

Live Entertainment By:

Angela Wildflower w/ Music – vocals & live band

Virgil Gadson – professional dancer

Marguerite Sutherland – opera singer

Spirit Sponsors:


Community Service Award Winners:

Announcement Coming Soon…

Proceeds will benefit The Rotary Club of Harlem & its youth initiatives, Active Plus, INC., & The Rotary Foundation.

EARLY-BIRD tickets on sale NOW until March 21st

All ticket purchases come with play money that will be redeemed for casino chips!

All Tickets Include:

-General Admission

-Premium Exclusive Open Spirit Bar

-Passed Hors d’oeuvres

-Casino Play Money*

-All Festivities

*EARLY-BIRD ticket holders will receive extra chips and chances to win additional exclusive prizes.

Angela Wildflower

Angela Wildflower is an award winning actress & music artist with a passion for stage, TV, and film. Her Broadway debut as Mary Wells in “Motown The Musical”, led to tv/film credits including CBS’ “Blue Bloods”,NBC’s The Blind Spot, and the upcoming feature film Roxanne, Roxanne. Currently Wildflower stars as “Samantha” on the web series dramedy “First Dates” (

Wildflower has a diverse body of work that has taken her across the globe. She was Featured Singer for 3-time Tony Winner, Hinton Battle, in Osaka, Japan; Originated the iconic role of Hailey Daisy in “Venice The musical” (The Public Theatre); and has been seen in regional theaters across the country as Yolonda in “Crowns”; Avenue Q, Once on this Island, All Shook Up, Ragtime and many more! Wildflower is currently touring her “Music Everywhere” concert series throughout New York &

Virgil Gadson

Over the years, Virgil “Lil O” Gadson has appeared in NFL commercials, Season Eight of So You Think You Can Dance (top 30), MTV‘s America’s Best Dance Crew, music videos, and has choreographed musicals. He is an avid student and instructor of Hip-Hop dance and he thoroughly incorporates himself into all aspects of the art form.

Virgil was nominated for a Fred Astaire Award for the Broadway show After Midnight (7 Tony nominations) as principal actor/dancer alongside Dule Hill, Fantasia Barrino, and Desmond Richardson alongside numerous other artists.

Virgil appreciates being a teacher, choreographer, and performer as it allows him the opportunity to showcase his work around the world.

Marguerite Sutherland

Marguerite Sutherland has been performing Opera music in New York City for decades. With a powerful voice and a giving spirit she performs annually at church events and fundraisers all over Manhattan. Marguerite has her own concert perfomance upcoming in June 2017 which will pay tribute to and include music selections by some of the best and least known African American composers.

Marguerite is a proud member of several community service organizations and a valued member of The Rotary Club of Harlem.

January 24, 2017 our club suffered the loss of a very dear friend and faithful member. After a long, hard fought battle with Scleroderma, Chanell is finally at rest. We wish to honor Chanell E. Gatewood’s memory by creating a scholarship fund in her name. This scholarship will go towards providing much needed educational resources for children facing hardship from health, economic, and environmental challenges. Please donate what you can in honor of a true Rotarian; who lived a life dedicated to the motto, “Service Above Self”.

Comedy’s Most Wanted @ Beacon Theatre
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Comedy's Most Wanted @ Beacon Theatre | New York | New York | United States

Comedy’s Most Wanted featuring Lavell Crawford, Corey Holcomb, Dominique, J.J. Williamson & DC Young Fly* stops at the Beacon Theatre on Friday, May 19. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 12pm.

*Talent line-up subject to change

On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre Box Offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.