NYC Young Black Professionals- Weekly Listings

29 October 2009

Afterwork Drinks and Dancing at TOUCH

When: Friday November 6th, 5pm

Location: TOUCH
240 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Admission is free with RSVP (email me with # in party) Please note details listed at bottom

Where to find me: I'll be in VIP of course!!!

Come enjoy 2 for 1 drinks from 5pm-7pm and FREE ADMISSION until 8pm (rsvp required).

Touch is a spacious venue (2 rooms, with a balcony level), so there is plenty of room to walk around the very attractive space, while mingling with not only other Group members within our VIP section, but with other Latino and Black professionals throughout the rest of the club.

Classy and decadent, Touch is unrivaled in the New York scene. Uniquely designed, the venue boasts over 15,000 square feet of dance space and chic lounges. A booming sound system coupled with extraordinary service raises above all expectations.

DJ JINX PAUL & DJ CRE8 will be spinning the best in hip hop, latin, house and classics. A perfect venue to host our very diverse and multi cultural professional Meetup group!

Doors open at 5pm, and the Meetup gathering will last officially until 8pm. However, all members and their guests are welcome to hang out and dance the rest of the night away, as the venue does not close until 4am! :)

Please note the details below:

You have to tell the doorman that you are on the Black/Latino Meetup Guestlist to get in free
Free admission for everyone who RSVP's by the deadline.
Free Buffet from 5pm-7pm
2 for 1 drinks until 7pm
We will be sitting in our own VIP section in the club. This will be our "home base" for the evening, but we are free to mingle throughout the rest of the venue.
Again, do not be afraid to dance, or be asked to dance :). If you are a new member, or generally shy, this is a great mixer event. As per most of our dance events, this event is definitely more geared toward those members that need to unwind and have a great time, while still mingling with fellow urban professionals.
Feel free to invite a co-worker, friend or potential business client along to the social as well, and be sure to RSVP.


When: Saturday, October 31st 11pm
Where: 1 Front Street(Dumbo)
1 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Damage: Dress in costumed or all black fashionable attire a must!
FREE admission w/rsvp- call venue or go to their website.
$$$ at door w/out costume or proper attire.

Please NOTE the start time of this meetup(11:00pm)

*We may attend a free pre-Halloween party @ Habana Outpost(9:30pm) - so please stay tuned for further Halloween updates. If you would like to join us @ Habana Outpost -please write it in the comment section w/ your rsvp*

Ok...I've been looking for the perfect Halloween party for our ...something affordable (recession prices) with great music and good people. After hearing about this party from almost everyone, including the NY POST, I think I found a winner...

Come out in your hottest or sexiest Halloween outfit Culturally Savvy People head to chic Dumbo for MONSTER'S BALL!!!!

NY Post describes it as "Halloween meets Project Runway" and pictures will be taken for an upcoming book. Read the article:

Personally, I know the guys & girls promoting the ball...this party should be a pretty good look.

Ohh btw - Admission is FREEEE!!

MEETUP: Let's meet @ 1 Front Street btw 11pm-11:20pm. I will send all rsvp my telephone number.

Brooklyn Most Fashionable Halloween Event
No. 1 Front St. -near Old Fulton & Water St. in Dumbo

(For FREE entree you have 3 options: A - wear a costume, B - wear a mask. or C - com dressed in all black)

Drink specials 10-11pm
Kitchen open till 12pm

FYI* photos will be taken as part of an upcoming book based on Brooklyn fashion

Haloween Bash on the Hudson!!!

When: Saturday, October 31 doors open @ 11pm
Where: Hudson River Cafe
697 W 133rd St
New York, NY 10027

Admission: $20 Advance Tickets while supplies last (more at the door, depending on available). I have 30 tickets for now, on a first come, first served basis. You can make arrangements to pick them up elsewhere in Midtown, email me.

Break out your original costume or party gear and get ready for another great Halloween Night Celebration!!!

Come join us and Bent Entertainment, as we party hard on Saturday October 31, Halloween Night, mingling, drinking and dancing in Uptown Manhattan @ Hudson River Cafe!

****Hudson River Cafe is a great venue, located in the Harlem, by the Hudson River. The venue boasts both several inside party areas, as well as an outside party area and a rooftop party area. Heated tents will be up as well, to ensure a great time!!!****

Subway: 1 train to 125th street. Walk down from Broadway to 12th avenue, then turn left and walk to venue, located on the left.

Taxi: 697 West 133rd Street

Driving Directions

Doors open @ 11PM

Attire: It's a Costume Party!!!

***Over $1000 in Prizes for Best Costumes!!

Music: DJ Jinx Paul & DJ Blaze spinning the latest in Hip Hop, Reggae, Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue and Classics.


WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 2009 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Costumed folks from this blog and other black bloggers across the city will meet in front of Pearl Paint at 308 Canal Street then at 6:00pm we will Line-Up to enter on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. If you miss us remeber to ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring!

This NYC Village Halloween Parade is listed in all major "To Do" lists for events around the World, therefore, it MUST be put on our list!!!!

Instead of cramming on the sidelines 20 feet and 9 people deep from the curb, LET'S WALK WITH THE PARADE! I hear it's even better viewing & experience walking along! All they ask is that you slap on a costume! You don't even have to buy one... be creative and make one! lol All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World !

* The Parade runs STRAIGHT up 6th Ave. from Spring Street to 21st Street *

The streets are most crowded between Bleecker and 14th Street.

AFTER EVENT ....... Most NYC venues like to charge on Halloween night since everyone is out and about. Since you're all dressed up for a New York Halloween Night on the town, I suggest buying advance tickets for one of the parade sponsors:

* The Official NYC Parade Afterparty @ WEBSTER HALL *
123 East 11th Street (get off the parade route and head to the venue)

MUSIC ALL NIGHT, Entertainment: With flames blazing & twirling about, witness the virgin sacrifice ritual in honor of awakening the Halloween Queen. All shall bow to the beautiful Queen and her sexy Dancers as they emerge from their dark slumber. Your eyes will never be same! Doors open @ 8pm

2:00am: famous $5000 Halloween costume contest chosen from the crowd! The costume categories are: 1. Scariest 2. Sexiest 3. Funniest 4. Most original/wild card. The top winner from each of the 4 categories will compete for the grand, first & second prizes. In addition to the main stage line up, all four massive levels of Webster Hell will possess spooky surprise and atmospheric performers. Be ready to expect the unexpected!

If anyone hears of any good free after-parade events, please post a comment! :-)

Saturday Brunch at Billy's Black Restaurant

When: Saturday, October 31st at 1pm

New York, NY 10026

Damage: $29.50 includes tax and gratuity

Billie's Black is soul food extraordinaire! They prepare food and drinks that sustain the body, delights the palette and is pleasing to the eye. Billie's gourmet cooking style is a fusion of hearty home cooking with an elegant and creative twist. Their cuisine is served with imagination and is enhanced by their talented staff. Nestled in the heart of Harlem, this sensual and alluring space is attractive to the discerning and eclectic diner.

Enchanted by soothing Jazz, Soul, Poetry & media screenings, Billie's Black is at the forefront of the new Harlem Renaissance. With elegant decor and warm ambiance, Billie's Black is the perfect place to see and be seen.

Michael Jackson: This is It and Afterparty drinks & dancing at 4040 Club

When: Friday, October 30, 2009, 7pm

Where:AMC Loews 19th Street East 6
890 Broadway
New York , NY 10003

You can purchase tickets in advance (recommended) at

After the movie we will meet for drinks and dancing at the 4040 Club located at 6 West 25th Street near Broadway just down the block from the AMC Loews 19th Street East 6.

Hope to see you all there!!

15 October 2009

Black Singles Magazine presents Bachelors Night Bowling

When: October 28, 7pm
Where: Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
650 West 42nd
@ 12 ave
New York, NY 10001

The Ultimate Bachelors Club of New York, 100 Black Men and Concerned Black Men of New York are hosting their first monthly Bachelors meet up for a night bowling, drinks and appetizers and most importantly Brotherhood..

26 Lanes
10 Billiard Tables
Bottle Service Available

Sunday - Thursday
12PM - 2AM

Fri. & Sat.
12PM - 4AM

Age policy
21+ After 5:30PM Mon-Fri
21+ After 7PM Sat & Sun

HUGE meetup group melting pot: Afterwork Drinks Fundraiser for Junior Achievement

When: October 27 7pm
Where: Village Pourhouse
982 Amsterdam Avenue
between 108 and 109
New York, NY

Are you ready for a HUGE multi-group event, with great food, drinks and fun, while helping a great cause?

The New York Black/Latino Afterwork Drinks/Networking Group
Black Singles Magazine
The Celebrate NYC Meetup Group
NYC Dinner, Movies and More Meetup Group
Girlfriends Get-Together::NYC Meetup Group
NYC Multi-Cultural Neo-Soul Music & Spoken Word Lovers

The Village Pourhouse-Uptown, is one of the newest bar/restaurants in uptown area! Excellent drinks, food and music in a spacious bar/lounge on the UWS.

Several Guest Bartenders will be at the bar, to help raise awareness and funds for Junior Achievement of New York. It is a great charity, and sponsors many very worthwhile programs for our urban youth.

**A portion of the proceeds from all drinks will go towards funding these programs, and helping our youth to succeed. **

The more you drink, the more money we raise for this great cause! So come up to the bar, and help cheer us on as we pour and help support Junior Achievement! :)

Junior Achievement will have representatives in attendance as well, and will also be holding a charity 50/50 raffle. The prizes (donated by Junior Achievement & Village Pourhouse) for the raffle are listed below:


Village Pourhouse has a VERY EXTENSIVE beer menu (more than 100 Beers from over 200 Countries) as well as a great food menu!

And they have several large HDTV's as well for those that wish to watch the games!

FYI, We will have the entire right side of the venue and all the booths, tables and VIP sections reserved for this huge United Meetup Event.

And one of three Meetup Organizers will always be behind the bar, as we take turns pouring drinks!

So we hope you will join us for a night of fun, drinks, great food, prizes, networking and a lot of laughs! Be sure to rsvp today!

Kingdom Choice Awards and After Party

When: October 24th, 7pm
Where: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts @ LIU
Flatbush Avenue
Between Willoughby & Dekalb
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Damage: $22

This is the 1st annual Kingdom Choice Awards. Recongizing some of the hardest working urban gospel artist. Come out and be super duper blessed by all the talent that will be in the building. Trust me..This is a Historical event you don't want to miss.

You can't beat that will all the heavy hitters that will minister!
Gauge, The Peoplez Choice, Corey Red, Richie Righteous, J sky walker, Jay Cabassa, Mahagony Jones, Q da Prophet, Slave, Yankee B, Brooke Lugoand many more!!! My fingers are tired from typing all the names!
Special awards for Honorees Rap Fest, Corey Red, Q da Prophet and Richie Righteous.
If you want to know more about the Kingdom Choice Awards please go to

Tickets are now availabe at or Box Office 718-488-1624

And as if your heart could stand any more...There will be an AFTER PARTY!!! YES!!!!!

The After Party will be at The Amarachi Lounge located at 325 Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn!
This is one event you'll be sorry if you miss it!!

If enough of us go we can see about discount tickets and sit together.
Please make your RSVP's asap so we can get an accurate head count!
God Bless,

"How Women are Portrayed by The Media"

When: Saturday October 24, 2009 12pm-3pm
Where: Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Cost: FREE

“How Women are Portrayed by The Media” A Panel

Please come out and to listen to the opinions and views of our distinguished guests and panelist.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

Media Portrayals of Girls and Women
Effects on body image and self-identity
Ramifications in sports and politics
Economic interests behind the objectification and eroticization of women.
You will even be able to ask questions of your own.

Moderated By Shayna D Sirius XM Radio, The Divas Lounge

Panelist Include

Eb The Celeb

Cocoa Bella

Corynne L. Corbett-

Zanade Mann - Designing Women Inc

Monique Alexander - Lambda Psi Delta Sorority Incorporated

Allison Caviness

Lucinda Cross

Joseph Huff

Aiesha Turman

Plus More!

Goal of panel : Explore the ways on how to empower women and girls in society.


When: October, 23 7pm
Where: Fashion 40 Lounge
202 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.

The 3rd Good Hair Afterparties will take place at FASHION 40 LOUNGE We will meet at the main bar downstairs (street level) for drinks, dancing and conversations. There will be a live DJ spinning R&B and hip hop classics.

Fashion 40 Lounge is located at 202 West 40th Street Between 7th and 8th Avenue. The afterparty starts as soon as the 7:30pm movie is over and will continue and end at 11pm. Cash Bar will be available. You must mention my name Mark Anthony Jenkins of Black Singles Magazine at the door to attend the Good Hair Afterparty. This is a free event up until 11pm. The manager Ray of Fashion 40 Lounge will be expecting a group from this blog...don't forget to mention a Please be patient to get in there will be a very long line.

In the movie School Daze, Spike Lee staged a dance number in which two bands of African-American college students debated the merits of "Straight and Nappy" hair in song, and now comedian Chris Rock and filmmaker Jeff Stilson have extended the conversation to a full-length film in this witty documentary with serious undertones. Rock says he was inspired to make the film when his young daughter asked him, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" and he and Stilson examine Black America's obsession with their hair as they visit the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show, an annual trade show for the African-American hair care industry which includes fierce competitions among stylists from around the country and demonstrations of new hair products and techniques. Along the way, Rock also talks to a number of African-American luminaries about their hair issues (including Maya Angelou, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Nia Long, Raven Symone, Ice-T and Paul Mooney), researches the dangers of many common hair straightening treatments, reveals the surprising expense of regular hair "relaxing" and weaves, and ponders what the pursuit of straight hair says about African-American cultural identity. Good Hair received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Carribean Cocktails Afterwork- Fall Edition Free Admission

When: Wednesday, October 21st, 6pm
Where: Rhum Lounge inside Negril Village
70 West 3rd Street between Thompson & LaGuardia
****Admission is FREE. Doors open at 6pm.****
Negril Village is conveniently located near the West 4th Subway Station (trains A,B, C, D, E & F).

Grab a drink and enjoy some good conversation with your fellow young Black professionals, as well as other urban professionals from Prolinks Inc, Rockstone Ent. and the Caribbean PS Network. Enjoy the music, as the DJ spins the latest in Reggae, R&B, Soca and Classics, mingle with group members as well as the many visiting professionals at the hotel and enjoy your drink while either networking or just unwinding for the day!

If you missed the 2 Summer Editions, you missed a great party. The drinks were great, music was good, and the venue was real cool. You do not want to miss it! :)

FYI, we will again have 2 tables set up as a "home base", close to the bar, so you can find me when you arrive, but feel free to grab a seat anywhere within the venue, and get your mingle, dance, drink and eat on with your fellow urban professionals!

For those that may want to dine, Negril Village has an excellent menu, which you can check out via the link below: