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!!!

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Feb
24
Sat
Black Girls CODE New York Chapter Presents: Game Jam! @ Google
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This workshop will be geared toward introducing participants to animation, gaming, and interactive stories. The workshop is designed to encourage student-driven learning, as participants think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time.

All BGC events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

Check-in begins at 9:15 AM.
The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants do not need to bring their laptops. Lunch will be provided.

Registration:
IMPORTANT: Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html.
Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Scholarships:
Limited scholarships are available by applying HERE.

Volunteer:
Want to help out? We are in need of VOLUNTEERS! Signup for a specific role & time HERE.
Make sure you have filled out a Volunteer Registration Form.

Special THANKS to our venue sponsor:

B.A.M.: Black Artists Matter @ Absurd Conclave
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

B.A.M.: Black Artists Matter is a pop-up shop and artist showcase. It is the first event coordinated and curated by XVI Management and seeks to showcase our support of black-owned businesses, art, and creatives. We will offer a variety of drinks and light refreshments for attendees while they shop for products from our variety of vendors and experience unique art from local artists and photographers. In addition, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to programs supporting children’s art programs. This will be the first of many events XVI hopes to curate with the overarching theme of “growth through unity.” So, come, sip, shop, and experience this wonderful event.

Note: the open bar is from 2-5pm. Wristbands and drink tickets will be assigned upon entry and ticket confirmation.

Feb
25
Sun
A Social Celebration of Black History & Culture @ Janes United Methodist Church
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Delta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in conjunction with The Ivy Rose Foundation, Incorporated present A Social Celebration of Black History & Culture. There will be spoken word, African art, dance, soul food and vendors. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Feb
28
Wed
#MBBABlackBar: Bar 263 @ Bar 263
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Black-Owned Bar Series is a new initiative established to support black-owned bars and restaurants in each of the five boroughs of New York City. We encourage our members and supporters to attend our upcoming events in order to increase visibility for these businesses while convening as a group, increasing connectivity, networking opportunities, and member engagement. Supporters who are not MBBA Members will have the opportunity to join at the events. #MBBABlackBar

Mar
10
Sat
NYC Certified Lash Technician Course
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Start making 100k a year as an eyelash technician. Course includes lash certificate & certificate. $200 down remaining due at class

BLT hosts ART+FEMINISM @ Triangle @ Triangle Arts Association
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host an edit-a-thon focusing on important but underrepresented New York area visual artists of the African Diaspora from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EST on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at The Triangle Arts Association. A training session will be held at the beginning, but help is available throughout the event.

You must contact us to request childcare before March 3rd with the name and age of your child. info@blacklunchtable.com

Please bring your laptop and feel free to bring a friend!

Mar
22
Thu
14th National Black Writers Conference March 2018: Pre-registration @ Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm

The theme of the 2018 NBWC “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” acknowledges our concern about the recent, and still continued, issues of social inequality and injustices that challenge us and builds on the legacy of healing through activism. This timely theme will center on the ways in which Black writers use their writing to explore and convey messages that heal and restore our individual selves and collective community. The Conference will also examine the instrumental role that Black writers have played in building our cultural history; the imprint that this has left in Black literature; and how the literature of Black writers has impacted present-day and future generations. And last, we want to look at the significance of activism in writers’ works, that is how a writer’s beliefs and personal vigorous actions are used to support the political and social change they want to see take place in today’s society and in the world.

Visit www.centerforblackliterature.org to view the full program.

Apr
28
Sat
African American Book Expo-New York Edition
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:48 pm

The 3rd African American Book Expo is Here and we’re heading to New York next!!!!
This Event is FREE to the Public, so readers grab your tickets now.

Vending tables are now open for Myss Shan’s African American Book Expo. Set in the city of New York; meet hundreds of readers, bloggers, and fellow writers who write just like you! Learn to master the art of selling while pitching your books to local and national media.
Vendor Tables Include:
Table
Two Chairs
1 guest ticket
Personalized Graphic Flyer
Social Media Mentions on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram
Tables are sold on first come basis. Gets yours today

Step Afrika! @ Kumble Theater LIU Brooklyn Campus
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

With its origins in African American fraternities and sororities, stepping is known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. As the world’s first professional company dedicated to this art form, the dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms to create a high-energy, sharply choreographed, and incredibly entertaining performance.

Jul
14
Sat
Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Special note: you must register for each day of the event seperately!!! this includes performers & vendors!!!

Highlights for this year 2018

  Themes for this year are unique, innovative & fresh

Celebrating African, African-American & Caribbean cultures from all parts of the world

 This year’s Street Festival will bring new artists up to 3 stages throughout both days of the event thus providing something fresh and exciting for all New Yorkers.

 The Go Africa Master Chefs will be on 8 grills cooking up African, Caribbean, and American specialties for the duration of the street festival.

 The Go Africa Master Chefs will be cooking it up in addition to the other featured food merchants at the street Festival to increase your food choices and eating pleasures.

 We will also be selling Beer, Wine and special beverages during the event.

 There will be two (2) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs an NY Region.

Grand Marshall  & Master of Ceremonies

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to announce the Following:

  •  The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event

Special Honorees from the Community (TBA):

We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African and African-American community throughout the years:

Supporters & Sponsors

“This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.”

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:

  • The Consulate General of Senegal
  • New York city Department of Cultural Affairs
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
  • U.S. Congressman, Adriano Espaillat
  • The office of Manhattan Borough President
  • NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo
  • NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie (Honorary Chairman of the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival)
  • Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force (Alassane  Diop)
  • Manhattan Community Board 10
  • The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ambassador of Guinea,  & the Consulate General Guinea
  •  NYC Councilman, Bill Perkins
  • New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo
  • The office of Bronx Borough President
  • The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
  • The Honorable Assemblywomen Inez Dickens – – Assembly District 70 (District where the events will take place)
  •  The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
  •  The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10
  • IDNYC
  • CUNY Citizenship Now!

 Contact Information

 Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.

CONTACT: The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/14 & 7/14/2018  from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  for more information, visit: www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 In addition, there will be visual opportunities for Media groups (Print, Radio, and TV). Please send any special media requests to Media@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

no age requirments to attend, however Government issued IDs are required for the purchase and consumption of adult beverages from any of the venues at the street festival

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Take the C,B Trains to 116th Street or take the 2,3 or 6 Trains to 116th street and walk east to 7th avenue

What can I bring into the event?

It is suggested that you travel lightly

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

What’s the refund policy?

Terms and conditions at clearly stated for any respective ticket item purchased from this site.

Jul
15
Sun
Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Special note: you must register for each day of the event seperately!!! this includes performers & vendors!!!

Highlights for this year 2018

  Themes for this year are unique, innovative & fresh

Celebrating African, African-American & Caribbean cultures from all parts of the world

 This year’s Street Festival will bring new artists up to 3 stages throughout both days of the event thus providing something fresh and exciting for all New Yorkers.

 The Go Africa Master Chefs will be on 8 grills cooking up African, Caribbean, and American specialties for the duration of the street festival.

 The Go Africa Master Chefs will be cooking it up in addition to the other featured food merchants at the street Festival to increase your food choices and eating pleasures.

 We will also be selling Beer, Wine and special beverages during the event.

 There will be two (2) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs an NY Region.

Grand Marshall  & Master of Ceremonies

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to announce the Following:

  •  The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event

Special Honorees from the Community (TBA):

We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African and African-American community throughout the years:

Supporters & Sponsors

“This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.”

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:

  • The Consulate General of Senegal
  • New York city Department of Cultural Affairs
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
  • U.S. Congressman, Adriano Espaillat
  • The office of Manhattan Borough President
  • NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo
  • NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie (Honorary Chairman of the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival)
  • Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force (Alassane  Diop)
  • Manhattan Community Board 10
  • The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ambassador of Guinea,  & the Consulate General Guinea
  •  NYC Councilman, Bill Perkins
  • New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo
  • The office of Bronx Borough President
  • The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
  • The Honorable Assemblywomen Inez Dickens – – Assembly District 70 (District where the events will take place)
  •  The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
  •  The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10
  • IDNYC
  • CUNY Citizenship Now!

 Contact Information

 Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.

CONTACT: The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/14 & 7/14/2018  from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  for more information, visit: www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 In addition, there will be visual opportunities for Media groups (Print, Radio, and TV). Please send any special media requests to Media@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

no age requirments to attend, however Government issued IDs are required for the purchase and consumption of adult beverages from any of the venues at the street festival

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Take the C,B Trains to 116th Street or take the 2,3 or 6 Trains to 116th street and walk east to 7th avenue

What can I bring into the event?

It is suggested that you travel lightly

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

What’s the refund policy?

Terms and conditions at clearly stated for any respective ticket item purchased from this site.

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