NYC Young Black Professionals- Weekly Listings

22 May 2009

Rooftop Sangria & Coctail Social on the water

Thursday, June 4th @ 6:00 PM
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
Between 11th & 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036

Here it is again, Kool Katz, the Rooftop Sangria & Cocktail on the Water II -the last event was a great big turnout, so if you didn't make it for the first one (and even if you did), please join us. Remember, ADMISSION IS FREE. Here is the info from our member, Andy Troy, who is organizing this event:

Drink Specials until 7 PM Include:

2 for 1 Sangria

2 for 1 Margaritas

2 for 1 Signature Drinks

Admission will be FREE!

Meet hundreds of fellow guests while you learn everything you ever wanted to know about Sangria but were afraid to ask!

More details will be posted soon so stay tuned!

For further info you can write me at
You can also call me at: 917-754-4329

Hope to see you there!

NYC Urban Professtionals Meetup June

Date: June 3
Where: Leisure Time Bowl 8th Ave
Time: 6pm

We invite you to join us afterwork on Wednesday June 3rd for a great evening of bowling, drinks, pizza and music and help raise funds for a great charity, Junior Achievement of NY!

Please click the link below to take you to the direct Web Site for the Charity Bowlathon event:

NYC Urban Professionals Meetup Alliance Giving Back Bowl-a-Thon!

Our Meetup group will be joining several other Meetup groups, Web Blogs, Facebook Groups and other web based social networking sites, as we raise funds for the children programs of Junior Achievement. Check the list below for participating groups, as more groups join us in this effort:

* The New York Black/Latino Afterwork Drinks/Networking Group
* The Jersey City-Newark Blacks' Social Meetup Group
* NYC Multi-Cultural Neo-Soul Music & Spoken Word Lovers!
* Purple and Gold Leadership Academy for Young Men
* Facebook Group: The New York Black/Latino Afterwork Drinks/Networking Group

Since our great Meetup community is so diverse, I know many of you may be members of multiple Meetup groups as well. It doesn't matter which group you decide to register with and play with for the event. We are all for the same great cause! :)

If you are interested in participating, please let me know. FYI, here is a link for more information on the programs that money raised for this event will help fund for children right here in NYC: Junior Achievement of NY.

Rythmn Revue's with Felix Hernandez

Location: ROSELAND BALLROOM, 239 West 52 Street, NYC
Date: Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Time: 10pm - 4am

Tickets currently are $20 now
Tickets are $30 all day on Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Chocolate Singles Magazine and Black Singles Magazine will be sponsoring Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue's Dance at Roseland Ballroom on May 30, 2009. This is the next Roseland dance of the 2009-10 season.

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Format: Rhythm Revue's Felix Hernandez (of 98.7 KISS-FM, 88.3 WBGO-FM) spins soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics of the 60's, 70's, 80's.

The "world's largest electric slide" is approx. 1:30 am. Guest DJ's may spin 10-11pm and 2-4am.

Tickets: The easiest way to get tickets is at this website. Click
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For more info call 718-993-2999

See you at the dance

Dress code: Appropriate dress required. No caps, sneakers, jeans, athletic wear, work boots, hoods, jerseys, jump suits.

Parking: 24 hour parking at 52 St & 8 Av (NE corner).

Mass transit: Roseland is easily accessible from the A, B, C, D, E, F, N, R, 1, 2, 3 trains. Roseland is on 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Roseland: There is no food or drink minimum, but please do not bring food or drinks into the building. Birthday cakes are permitted for birthday parties, but please email us in advance. Seating and tables are very limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Afterwork Comedy Show Hosted by 98.7 KISS FM

When: May 29, 2009
Where: Eden Lounge
Come Dance, laugh, eat & drink with NYC's urban professionals & celebrity comedians!

Doors open 6pm - No cover for All b4 7pm - Drink Specials til 8pm - Show starts @ 8pm

Must RSVP in advance

Music will be provided by Da Union's MIKE NEEZE

Come enjoy an A-List comedy show at The Eden Lounge for free!

Featuring the Nation's Top Comedians as seen on DEF COMEDY JAM, BAD BOYS OF COMEDY & B.E.T.'s COMIC VIEW

21+ ID required

Have a Bday coming up?!!

Celebrate with Black Singles Magazine, Adante Ace, Joe Jaxson & TALENT from 98.7 KISS FM


Information about the Eden Lounge: Eden, part of the China Club-makeover (now known as Opera), sports a refreshing indoor/outdoor rooftop bar just above the milling crowds of Time Square. The best of midtown DJ’s play for patrons as they mingle amongst stone columns, observe the trompe l'oeil wallpaper, and dance under colored laser lights. Cocktails range from $9-$16 prices while a beer will run around $7. Bottle service is best enjoyed in the outdoor Cabanas or indoors close to the dance floor that showcases an oak wood vaulted ceiling and décor to match. The outdoor space features an impressively-stocked bar, plush chaises, and a circular banquette set against a verdant backdrop. In a city of clubs that toe the line between ultra-chic and ultra-pretentious, Eden proves it's not a sin to have fun without pandering to a superiority complex.

04 May 2009

$1 Drinks Afterwork and Afterparty @ Mad River Bar & Grille

When: May 21

Mad River New York

1442 Third Avenue at 82nd St
New York, NY 10028

Come join us afterwork for an evening of music, drinks and cool convo for $1 Drinks afterwork at Mad River Bar & Grille!!!

Mad River is a great Sports Venue, located on the Upper East Side. They have TEN 42 inch Plasma screen TV's, showing all the games of the day. Come cheer your favorite teams and talk sports with fellow patrons and Meetup members!

The Yankees will be playing the Baltimore Orioles, for those interested in watching the game while enjoying your $1 drinks!

Also, those looking to dance can enjoy the latest in hip hop, r&b, and reggae while getting your dance and drink on!

**The drink special is good for the entire event, from 7pm until 10pm!!!**

**Note, we will be in the upstairs VIP private party room for our event!!!**

They also have a very extensive menu, featuring many appetizers, wraps, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and full entrees as well!

Drink Specials: $1 Coors Light draft & $1 mixed drinks (well drinks)!!!

Admission: $10 at the door (Note, you MUST tell the doorman that you are there for the Black/Latino Meetup, or you will have to pay the regular bar fee for admission).

Dress Code: Business or Business Casual (no sneakers, timbs/workboots, t-shirts, etc).

Train: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street

So come ready to represent mingle, drink, dance, converse and enjoy a great afterwork event. We look forward to seeing you there!!!---Sam

****Note, there will be an afterparty downstairs on the main floor, for those that want to dance further after getting your drink on. DJ Nick Russo will be playing the latest in Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae and Top 40. For those who hung around afterwards from the Part 2 event can tell you, he can spin very well! Expect to dance for quite a while afterwards, if you can hang!!! :) ****

Ain't I Misbehavin At Lehman College

When: May 16, 2009

Lehman College-Carmen Hall, Cafe Lounge

250 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468

Lehman Center will be Jumpin’ with American Idol stars in this Tony Award-winning musical

Lehman Center will be Jumpin’ with American Idol
stars Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis
in the Tony Award-winning musical

Tickets: $45, $35, $25, $20

Purchase your tickets here...

American Idol stars Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis are featured in a fully-staged Tony award-winning Broadway musical production celebrating the songs of Fats Waller including The Joint is Jumpin’, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Your Feet’s Too Big, I Got Rhythm and more. Enjoy this very special evening of musical theatre!


Charity Happy Hour at Pasha Washington DC

When: Friday, May 15

Pasha Lounge

2147 P St NW
Washington, DC 20037

Ladies and Gentleman, we will join with several other Meetup Groups for a nice evening at Pasha Lounge and a Charity Happy Hour event to socialize and mingle even more. I'm posting the updates from the originating group - The 20's and 30's Going Out Group - but there are several other groups attending also - please see the list below - See you there!!!


UPDATE #3: We have a few more groups who will be joining us for the first time: the Not Your Traditional Book Club, Black Singles In The City and the DC Metro 20s & 30s New in Town Group! Let's make them feel welcome so spread the word, come on out, meet new people, and help support a good cause!

UPDATE #2: The Booze Club, The German Language Club and the Book Meet&Eat Club will be there as well!

UPDATE #1: The Kick A$$ Professionals and the DMV Ladies will be joining us as well!

Ok, time for our next happy hour! After a long work week, let's kick back, relax, meet up with new and old faces, have a few drinks, and have some fun!

We'll be benefiting Washington Literacy Council (http://www.washington.... )... an organization with the mission to raise the literacy level of adults and children in our nation’s capital... suggested $5 or $10 donation. Please note 80% of donations go to Washington Literacy Council, 20% of donations go to the 20s & 30s Going Out Group to cover meetup fees and expenses. The following groups will be joining us so far:

The Kick A$$ Professionals
The DMV Ladies
The German Language Club
Book Meet&Eat
The Booze Club
Not Your Traditional Book Club
Black Singles In The City
DC Metro 20s & 30s New in Town Group

Our happy hours typically bring out 150 - 250 folks... and I wouldn't be surprised with a similar turnout this time around. Must be 21+. For those that haven't been there before, Pasha Lounge features palatial lights with state of the art decor, custom wave walls, and dramatic mosaic tiling. See

To help continue the friendly tone of this group... I'd like to again encourage each person to have a GOAL OF MEETING 3 NEW PEOPLE at this event. To help do this, for an icebreaker, we'll put your name in a jar as you walk in, and then give you someone else's name from the jar. Also, 20s & 30s Rockstars, please help make all the newcomers feel welcome to our group!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

- J.T.


Dupont Circle metro is within walking distance (Red line). I suggest metro / cabbing it (esp. during rush hour)... I also recommend using wmata for travel planning.


Note: There is a $25 minimum for credit card tabs. Bring cash if you don't think you'll go over their minimum.


Black Professionals in the City May Meetup

When: May 14

79 Madison Avenue (Between 28th & 29th Street)
New York, NY
We will meet at the upstair lounge

Black Professionals In The City networking mixer will be at Pranna again!

We had such a good time at Pranna last month that we decided to have our networking Mixer there again!! Come on out lets meet, mingle, share info, discuss the economy, new business / personal ventures and our new President over a few cocktails! First timers are encourage to come out and meet the other members. You won't want to miss this event! Very nice venue!

BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS (if you don't have business cards bring whatever medium works best for you).

Pranna is a Southeast Asian, Bar/Restaurant/Lounge. Pranna's pan-Asian menu focuses on the cuisines of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and India. Cocktails are infused with unusual ingredients such as elderflower liquor and green tea. The new, massive Flatiron District space features two bars, and the contemporary décor and chill-out ambiance lend themselves well to a moment of Zen. Citysearch review stated that Pranna is a "Breath of Life" on Madison Avenue".

love struckCheck out Pranna's Stimulus Package that is from 5 to 7pm and priced at $5 and $10love struck

This should be a good meetup, so we encourage everyone to attend and make some new connections. Spread the word, bring a smile and enough business cards.

Take any of the following train:
N,R,W,4,5,6 to 28th Street.

Can't Wait to see everyone.

Dress Code
below are some of the clothing items not permitted for men:
Construction/ Timberland Boots
Baggy Jeans, ripped jeans
Headgear (baseball hats, bandanas, durags, etc...)
Sportswear (sweat pants, jerseys, etc...)
Sleeveless Shirts, Tank tops
Denim Shorts

Love, Life, Race & Diversity

When: May 14th


193 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 237-2901

ANF Presents:

Love,Life,Race & Diversity

2 FOR 1 HAPPY HOUR Reception - 6 TO 7pm
Screening 7:20pm


Gabrielle By Stephanie La Kim Jones
Gabrielle, an unborn soul, must decide whether or not to be born after seeing a glimpse of her future life.

“US: A LOVE STORY” By Alrick Brown:
A short film that examines the impact and consequences of a union consecrated in blood. One couple’s love story is a metaphor for the history of white and black race relations in the United States

AFTERSCHOOL'D By Joe Hernandez-Kolski
Joe believes the children are our future. And that's why he's an afterschool Hip-Hop Culture teacher. But we learn that Joe may not have what it takes to teach middle school kids as his own sordid past is revealed.

Donation $5.00

Monthly 2nd Friday Meetup Professional Happy Hour

When: Friday, May 8th


1208 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Black Singles Group - Private Event!!! Every 2nd Friday of the Month at Indulj Lounge in Washington DC

Based on your response, we've put together a private happy hour on a Friday evening just for our Black Singles Group. This will be a monthly private meetup event (based on the response) where our Black Singles Group can mix and mingle. It will take place the Second Friday of each month at Indulj Lounge. The owners have graciously opened the doors for our group to do this monthly.

The meetup event is May 8, 2009 - 6pm - 10pm.
Location: Indulj Lounge (Second Floor) | 1208 U Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Dress Code: No Athletic Wear or Work Boots

Professional Networking and Meet and Greet from 6pm - 8pm
$4 Happy Hour Specials - 6pm - 8pm

DJ Mix from 8pm - 10pm to help the weekend get started early :-)

**Note: You must RSVP with the meetup for attendance. This event is free of charge for our meetup group - however, we are making it a private event for the meetup group only and any friends of the meetup group. Therefore, if you have friends that will be attending with you - please add them as a "+1 or +2, etc;" when making your RSVP. If they arrive before you they can just mention your name at the door. In this way we will all get a chance to meet each other.


* There is a parking lot at the Reeves Center - 14th and U st. NW (Entrance on the U street side)
* There are also parking lots on both sides of 11th and U Street (Entrances on the 11th street side)
* There is also general street parking available

This meetup event is sponsored by Devlon Paris International, The Black Singles Meetup Group and Butch & JR

Travel Party NYC/ Tri State Area

When: May 5, 2009

Park Central Hotel

870 Seventh Avenue
between 55th and 56th Streets
New York, NY 10019

This is a private home or office

This is for those who LOVE to travel. Times are tough financially, but you can still travel economically. Why not take a "paycation" instead of a vacation?

If you LOVE to travel WHILE making money BY helping others travel and make money, DON'T MISS THIS EVENT. Meet some of the top earners in the travel industry.

At the very least, you will learn how you can access some FANTASTIC travel deals.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. As a Meetup member and guest of Gabrielle Baker, you attend for FREE!