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

Aug
17
Thu
Angry Black Woman @ Producers Club Theaters
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

After being insulted by a black man for not being an angry black woman in a scene by a non actor who has probably never even owned a passport, let alone left the state of New York. I tell the story of how I became livid with the fact that this loser is dismissive of her feelings, tells her to watch Being Mary Jane, wished her luck in her career, told her she is a black woman and should carry that in every role by being angry and that Haitians and Jamaicans are complacent because he has lots of friends. I examine why I didn’t ask him his profession, his qualification to make such judgment, my past with African Americans and being from a Caribbean culture. I will explain the history of Haiti how it was the first free black republic in the Western Hemisphere because Black people fought, killed and died for their freedom. Lincoln only wanted to keep the union together and slavery was a “minor” issue. The audacity for this man to think he was better because he was born here is beyond appalling!

Written and Performed by: Lunie Jules

Tickets will only be available for purchase in person half an hour prior to performance. Cash only.

Aug
23
Wed
“Afro-Desiac” Night NYC Speed Dating l Date Black Men l NYC Singles Events @ M1-5 Lounge
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please note: There is a 1-drink minimum purchase at this venue. If you do not drink alcohol you can purchase a non-alcoholic beverage or a food item.

For African-American men and all the women who LOVE them. Tyson Beckford, Blair Underwood, Terrell Owens, Will Smith and Denzel have all helped fuel women’s love and appreciation of African-American men.

With 10-20 “dates” in one night and drink specials for all daters this is definitely an event you don’t want to miss.

This event is recommended for singles 25-45

Aug
24
Thu
Health & Wellness: The Black Women’s Health Project Gathering @ Four Points by Sheraton Midtown - Times Square
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm

A Gathering to provide a safe environment that is culturally-friendly and issue sensitive that will allow African-Americans, especially those with disabilities and serious health conditions to come together and discuss their healthcare.  

Aug
26
Sat
Cardi B All Black Summer Splash Yacht Ride @ Hornblower Cruises
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 2:30 am

DRESS CODE:

Mandatory Sexy and Chic.

Sneakers okay worn in good taste

Collar shirts and designer T-shirts are fine

No Plain T-Shirt | No Boots | No Hats

Ladies Heels are Mandatory

Boarding starts at 9:00pm 21+ ID Required

Aug
29
Tue
AfroPunk Brooklyn x Weeksville Heritage Center @ Weeksville Heritage Center
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

AfroPunk is back home in Brooklyn!

There are few things more Brooklyn than the Weeksville Heritage Center. As the borough’s largest African-American cultural institution, it is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century settlement of Weeksville, Brooklyn – one of America’s first free Black communities. Established eleven years after emancipation in New York State in 1838, the self-determined residents of Weeksville were committed to building a strong and viable community that included institutions, land investors, owners and occupants to aid in the empowerment of its people through encouraged civic engagement.

Over 100 years later, four of the Historic Hunterfly Homes remain and are open to the public via guided tours. As you experience contemporary Brooklyn through the lens of art and culture, Weeksville Heritage Center invites you to take a step back into history. The tour also include’s Weeksville’s latest exhibition, “Fashioning the Women of Weeksville”, displaying garments and accessories from residents of Weeksville from the 1860s to 1940s.

The World Famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Sings PRINCE & MICHAEL JACKSON @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

* 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!

Sep
1
Fri
First Fridays: Labor Day “Carnival” Edition @ Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For more than 92 years, since it was first founded, the Schomburg Center has been passionate about representing Caribbean communities and people across the African Diaspora. That’s why we are thrilled to present our third annual First Fridays: “Carnival” Edition! “Celebrating 70 years of Caribbean Culture and History with WIADCA.” Back by popular demand, one of our most popular First Fridays events returns with steel pan drummers, stilt walkers, mass camp, and sponsored tables. Come ready to proudly rep your countries with paraphernalia and flags!

First Fridays guests are invited to check out our wonderful pop-up display, “Caribean History,” featuring items from the Schomburg Center collections, sign up for a Schomburg Society membership, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away! Our host for the night will be Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet, who along with our deejays, DJ Slyk and DJ JP, and live performers will there to bring down the house in celebrationof Carnival!

See you there!

Age limit: 21+

#FirstFridays

Suggested donations are welcome.

Sep
2
Sat
Nerd Is The New Black – All Star Comedy Show @ Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Nerd Is The New Black is one of QED’s most popular shows. It features comedians from Comedy Central. last Comic Standing and MTV. It’s smart edgy comedy with a great atmosphere. Let’s meet up before for drink specials and then enjoy the show at 7:30. There is an $8 cover but if you buy online and type in promo code NERD, you’ll get a $3 discount. And there is no drink minimum forced on your like most performance venues in NYC.

Sep
12
Tue
Story of the Charlotte Girl Book Club – September Read @ TBA
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Description

Books can transport us to magical places, sending on us journeys we might not otherwise be able to take. Books can also help us learn new things and understand the world from new perspectives.

Please join us this year as we explore issues that are important to girls and their families through young adult novels!

Our September Read will be Renee Watson’s Piecing Me Together

Jade, a high-school junior, believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way, and this is exactly what Jade does. She accepts a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even attends Saturday morning test- prep opportunities. However, some prospects, like an invitation to join Women to Women, feel more belittling than helpful, as it is really for “at risk” black girls from “bad” neighborhoods. And just because Maxine, her college-graduate mentor, is black doesn’t mean she truly understands Jade. A current, relevant and compelling story, Jade shows these successful women about the real world, the complexities of race and gender, and reminds us that when everything works together, we often have a healthier whole.

Discussion Leader: TBA

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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