Check back often as our New York City African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island) area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!

Add Your Event: to have your African American Event / Black Event / General Interest Event added to our calendar, email event information & image to (info) @ nycityblack.com

Jul
2
Sun
The World Famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Sings PRINCE & MICHAEL JACKSON @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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* Doors @ 6PM / Show @ 8PM

* Full Menu Available

* $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables

* All Ages Admitted

Famed for their beautiful harmonies and powerful, uplifting voices, the legendary Harlem Gospel Choir will lend their trademark sound to the hit songs of two of pop music’s great legends, PRINCE and MICHAEL JACKSON.

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!

Jul
6
Thu
Diversity Is A Verb Youth Nation Summer Kick Off Party @ Roscoe Brown Student Center & Playhouse Bronx Community College Campus
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are having our Diversity Is A Verb Youth Nation, kicking off our highly anticipated Global Youth Initiative 7/6/2017 at 12 pm(est) on the campus of Bronx Community College. Our Theme: Mind, Body, & Money! How to build it and keep it

WHY?: Because we believe we are our own solution, and we wanted to create an event where young adults between the ages of (15-21) could have access to viable information from sought after experts in the field, with advice and tips to build us up and out! Our event moves from talking about the problems to creating and implementing solutions. We are recreating Black Wall Street for the 21st century and igniting and motivating our youth to create their wealth internally, and then….buy back the block!

WHO: Who will be there: Special Guest Torin Ellis, Headliner Rapper Tito Montana, Surprise Guest, Dr. Shanelle Benson- Reid, Dj and Host of In Focus Marc Clarke, Mindfulness Topacio Despierta, Tyrone Turner Sensei Instructor ” Protect Our Bodies”, Scholarship awards from Tallom Foundation and MSKM Presents, Step Show from Dozo’s Finest, African Dance, Dj, Raffle Prizes Radio 103.9NY and more!!

**light refreshments

**If you can’t make the kick off party at BCC then join our FB group DiversityIsAVerbYouthNation and watch the action take place, ask questions, share and maybe we will do another Live FB chat in your city! Youth Groups Welcome!! Email me for more info diversityisaverb@gmail.com


Join us 7/6/2017 at 12pm est For a new way to reach our youth, and provide them with the tools and access to be EXCELLENT #Resistance #Diversityisaverb #WeAreOurChange

Jul
7
Fri
The Three Musketeers @ Marcus Garvey Park
Jul 7 @ 2:15 pm
The Three Musketeers @ Marcus Garvey Park | New York | New York | United States

It’s all for one and one for all as D’Artagnan and the Musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the revolting exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.  A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully guarded secrets, complete with lavish fights and sweeping romance, The Three Musketeers reminds us that through strength, courage and unity, you can always defend what you believe in.

Tuesday – Sunday 8pm | Friday 8:30pm

Jul
9
Sun
Black Love Fest NY @ Brooklyn Children's Museum
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

DETAILS
• One day free art & music festival for all ages
• Sunday July 9, 2017 at 12:00pm – 4:30pm
• Brooklyn Children’s Museum rooftop (in conjunction w/ One Crown Heights Fest)
• Concert, DJ sets, merchandise & food vendors, art installations, and art workshops

OUR STORY
“If we had not loved each other none of us would have survived.”
— James Baldwin

For the past 20 years different iterations of Black Love Fest have brought recognition to the importance of self-love and self-determination to cities across the U.S. Black Love Fest NY is a free one-day community celebration that builds upon work initiated in the The Black School by sharing student artwork created in experimental art school with the Brooklyn community. BLF NY will consist of an event open to the public, creating a community gathering space for all people who share in love for the well-being and self-determination of the Black community. BLF NY will also include hands-on, Black history themed, art making workshops designed for community members grade school age to elders. The purpose of this project is to illustrate the positive impact of collective action.

Jul
11
Tue
Adornment as Resistance: The Black Dandy and Street Style @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

DESCRIPTION

Join us as we celebrate the release of Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style by Shantrelle P. Lewis, a companion to her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, which examines global black dandyism through photography and film. Lewis will be joined in conversation by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, photographer and Creative Director of The Brooklyn Circus Ouigi Theodore, for an exploration of “oppositional fashion” as a mode of self-expression and a catalyst for resistance to myriad social expectations and political ideas.

Today’s black dandies assume none of the privilege associated with dandyism’s European origins, but all the delight and careful consideration of one’s style. The evening is themed as a seersucker social. Before the program there will be portraits taken of the public. We will also host a light reception and book signing after the conversation.

Watch the conversation on livestream.

Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions.

@SchomburgCenter BlackDandyResistance

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

GUESTS

Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

PRESS
Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

Jul
13
Thu
DAY 1: Pan-African Women Forum @ SHERATON NY TIMES SQUARE HOTEL
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

2017 PAN-AFRICAN WEEKEND | Presented by Prudential Financial, Inc. | Toyota

DAY 1: THU, JULY 13, 2017

Pan-African Women Forum #ChangingOurStory | Official Kick-off Event

Dialogue| Empowerment | Networking

Spend a sensational and memorable evening with powerful, trailblazing women of African descent from various industries who are “changing our story” as they share their inspirational journeys and important life and business lessons that will inspire and invigorate your life. The event will feature two panel discussions and a Q&A session, followed by an intimate networking reception.

DRESS CODE: PROFESSIONAL

WEBSITE: PAW.Face2FaceAfrica.com

#PanAfricanWeekend #PanAfricanExcellence

Pan-African Weekend (PAW) is a prestigious annual event that celebrates black achievement by highlighting the individuals and ideas that are transforming the pan-African and global community. Designed to empower, inform, and entertain, the multi-day action packed fest features four major events; The Women Forum, The IAAPA Networking Mixer, The F.A.C.E. List Awards Gala, and The Closing Jazz Brunch.

Sponsored by:

Prudential Financial, Inc. | Toyota | Guinness | Brussels Airlines | Babu Global

Jul
14
Fri
DAY 2: IAAPA Networking Mixer @ Supernova Rooftop - Novotel Hotel Times Square
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm

 

2017 PAN-AFRICAN WEEKEND | Presented by Prudential Financial, Inc. | Toyota

DAY 2: FRI, JULY 14, 2017 6pm Sharp!

IAAPA Networking Mixer | Connecting Pan-African Professionals Since 2011

Network | Mingle | Dance

Enjoy an evening of meaningful connections through cocktails and music at the premier networking event for pan-African professionals since 2011.

DRESS CODE: PROFESSIONAL

WEBSITE: PAW.Face2FaceAfrica.com

#PanAfricanWeekend #PanAfricanExcellence

Pan-African Weekend (PAW) is a prestigious annual event that celebrates black achievement by highlighting the individuals and ideas that are transforming the pan-African and global community. Designed to empower, inform, and entertain, the multi-day action packed fest features four major events; The Women Forum, The IAAPA Networking Mixer, The F.A.C.E. List Awards Gala, and The Closing Jazz Brunch.

Sponsored by:

Prudential Financial, Inc. | Toyota | Guinness | Brussels Airlines | Babu Global

Aug
7
Mon
10th Annual Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Golf Classic @ Forest Hill Field Club
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Golf Classic

The 10th Annual Golf Clasic hosted by One Hundred Black Men serves as a fundraiser for our organization and youth development programs covering college scholarships, robotics, mentoring, and business entrepreneurship training. Our members and partners enjoy a day of golfing at the pristine Forest Hill Field Club, and relax at the awards dinner and reception in the evening. All golfers will enjoy complimentary valet, brunch, green fees, caddie fees, cart rentals, hand-rolled cigars, and dinner reception. Each year, the annual golf outing attracts a high-profile array of New York business and community leaders.

Schedule of Events

10:00am: Registration

10:30am – 12:30pm: Gourmet Brunch

12:00pm: Shotgun Golf Tournament

2:00pm: Golf Clinic for New Golfers (All Welcome)

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Cocktail Reception

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Awards, dinner reception, and auction.

Sep
22
Fri
1st Annual Black Book Conference & Expo @ National Black Theater Inc
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

A 2-day literary event is expected by all who attend the 1st Annual Black Book Expo and Conference hosted by Black Expo America. The all-day book expo and conference will celebrate the diversity of the written and spoken word along with promoting emerging authors, poetry and spoken word performances, a children’s book corner, engaging panel discussions, and workshops.

Itinerary (Agenda Subject to Change):
Friday, September 22, 2017, 6pm – 9pm, Private Reception (Location to be Announced)

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11 am to 8 pm, Book Expo and Conference, Author Book Signings and Author Awards Ceremony.

The 1st Annual Black Book Expo and Conference hosted by Black Expo America will attract local, prominent and celebrity authors from across the nation. The mission of the expo is to expose the public to independently published books, encourage reading, and to showcase authors, editors, publishers, scholars, and writers.

Before the expo and conference, there will be an opening night reception Friday, September 22, 2017 (6 pm to 9pm) for exhibitors, book clubs and organizers to meet and mingle. The reception is by invitation only.

Author booths go on sale May 1, 2017. For more information, please call 917-501-0614. Authors, vendors, speakers, and sponsors send an email to info@blackexpoamerica.com to be involved in this literary event.

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