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14 December 2009
When: December 24th @ 7pm
Where: Moca Lounge 118th and Fredrick Douglass, Harlem
Damage: $0 cover charge
Come out and hang wih a small group of YBP's at one of my favorite NYC spots- Moca Lounge. Great food, laid back atmosphere and good drinks make this a place that is worth the trip.
10 December 2009
I've been invited to the VERY EXCLUSIVE Bad Boy Holiday Party. I already have 2 slots taken. But I have room for 3 more. If anyone is interested, let me know via email. First come first serve folks. This is a ladies only invite. The date is Tuesday, December 15th. Doors open @ 10:30 HOLLA AT CHA GIRL!!
Ok this is like one of my favorite things this time of year. You can shop great and obscure designers(the kind where people always ask you who you're wearing) and drink and eat basically for free!!!! This is a don't miss for your holiday lists! So don't miss it. Be sure and RSVP according to the flyer. This is not my event so don't RSVP to me.
08 December 2009
When:Monday, December 14, 2009, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: New York City Hudson Hotel 356 West 58 Street, New York, NY
Damage: Free with RSVP for placement on guestlist. RSVP limited to one person per email.
It's that time of year again for the annual Giant Step holiday party, and we all deserve to celebrate. This year we are delighted to have our good friends Turntables on the Hudson and Melting Pot Global come together to make sure the vibe is really right!
Since 1998, Turntables on the Hudson has consisted primarily of DJs Nickodemus & Mariano + percussionists Nappy G and Christian Rogers. Alongside a big family of musicians and DJs, hand picked venues & dancing party people, they have brought the vibe to the Frying Pan and the Pier, the Chelsea Piers, the Brooklyn Loft, Opaline, Shelter, Cielo, Element, SOB's, Spiegelworld, and dance floors across the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Melting Pot Global is a collective dedicated to bringing soulful dance music to the masses through the arts. It's a weekly event for deep & soulful house headz that LOVE 2 dance; featuring resident DJs Kervyn Mark and Kamala at the decks. It began in New York seven years ago and its buzz of it being a must-go-to event with its hodge-podge of guest DJs and performers in venues such as its present home, Water Taxi Beach/South Street Seaport.
As New York City's premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Mark your calendars for quality music and dancing at Hudson.
03 December 2009
When: December 12th 10am-12pm
Where: St. John’s Bread & Life, 795 Lexington Avenue btw Patchen Ave & Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn
Meetup Details: It's time to give back! We are all so blessed and at this time of the year, people who are in need feel it more than ever. This is your opportunity to give back with a group of people who have the same goals as you. We will meet at the soup kitchen, wrap gifts, serve food and then afterward go eat lunch ourselves and have a good time.
Please provide your first name and last name when you rsvp. There's a volunteer form that I have to fill out and return.
*Please rsvp with intergrity. If you rsvp yes, please show up. Otherwise, please change your rsvp to no.*
New Yorkers are facing unprecedented hardships this holiday season. Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back by donating your time and service to struggling NYC families. Please join Culturally Savvy People as we lend a helpful hand at St.John’s Bread and Life in Bedford-Stuyvesant, BK. Volunteer duties will consist of gift-wrapping Christmas presents for homeless children or helping out in the shelter’s food pantry.
Blurb about St. John’s Bread and Life per a Yelp reviewer:
The soup kitchen for the 21st century! Newly renovated, three floors state-of-the-art facility! In fact, calling them a soup kitchen does not do them justice. St. John's Bread and Life is the largest emergency food provider in Brooklyn, feeding 1,000 people a day.
When: Friday, Dec 11th @ 7pm
Where: Metrazur Grand Central Terminal, East Balcony 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 212.687.4600
Damage: $44 per person, 3-course meal, includes a bottle of wine per 2 people. If you choose to attend this event. RSVP fee: $5 hold your seat but and will be applied toward the tip. Email me for details.
This event is a dinner party hosted by the New York City Black Professionals Group and is NOT for all to attend. There are a few of you who would be appropriate for this party, and some who are not. Read this entire post before RSVP'ing
Our First Annual Holiday Dinner Party
Now is the time to meet and greet members of The New York City Black Professionals Group and plan for the New Year.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Reservation under: The New York City Black Professionals Group
Métrazur, named for a commuter train that once ran along the Cote d'Azur en route to Monaco, is located in the gloriously revitalized Grand Central Terminal. Sitting on the East Balcony, Métrazur diners overlook the 80,000 square foot Main Concourse under the famous "night sky" ceiling, and astronomical mural of gold leaf on cerulean blue oil, portraying the Mediterranean sky with October to March zodiac.
Spread over two dining areas bisected by a grand marble staircase modeled after the Paris Opera House, Métrazur features an open stainless kitchen where Chef de Cuisine Stefan Bahr adds a Mediterranean touch to Palmer's signature style with dishes like Scallops BLT with Tomato Carpaccio, and Sweet Corn Risotto. Food and wine pairings shine as about half of the wine anthology is offered by the glass. Equipped with high speed wireless service, one of New York's great landmarks is now a meeting and eating place.
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
ISC Dinner Prix-Fixe
Menu includes one bottle of ISC wine for every two guests
$44 per person
(all items can be ordered a la carte)
ROMAINE HEARTS 10
EGGLESS CAESAR DRESSING, FICELLE CROUTONS, PARMESAN
HUDSON VALLEY FIELD GREENS 10
SHAVINGS OF BABY CARROTS, RADISHES, CELERY LEAVES, WHEAT BERRIES
GRAPE TOMATO, CREAMY DIJON VINAIGRETTE
SOUP OF THE DAY 9
FARM TO TABLE, DAILY SELECTION
ROASTED BEETS FROM "THE FARM" 12
VERMONT GOAT CHEESE, ROASTED WALNUTS, SHERRY VINAIGRETTE
TARTE FLAMBÉE 12
EWE'S BLUE, CARAMELIZED ONIONS, ROASTED PEARS, BITTER GREENS, PORT WINE SYRUP
HAND CUT AHI TUNA TARTARE 15
CAPER BERRIES, AVOCADO, PECORINO SOTTO VINO, TARO CRISP
SHITAKE AND POTATO FILLING, RIESLING SAVOY CABBAGE, FALL APPLE CHUTNEY
SEAFOOD “ON THE HALF SHELL” 12
MARKET OYSTERS, L.I. CLAMS, TRADITIONAL COCKTAIL SAUCE, FALL FRUIT MIGNONETTE
CHARRED ANGUS SIRLOIN STEAK 28
ROSEMARY FRIES, PULLED HARICOT VERT, BLACK TRUFFLE HOLLANDAISE
SMOKY SCOTTISH SALMON 23
SWEET SOY LACQUERED, EDAMAME PUREE, CORN & MUSHROOM HASH, PEA LEAVES
STEAMED BRONZINI FILET 22
CITRUS ORZO, YELLOW PEPPER SOFRITO, CRISP SHALLOTS, CILANTRO
NATURAL CHICKEN 22
OYSTER MUSHROOM, SOFT POTATO GNOCCHI, BROCCOLI RABE, TRUFFLE PARMESAN BROTH
PUTTANESCA SPICED, DRUNKEN PECORINO
"TEN HOUR" VEAL PARPADELLE 22
CARAMELIZED PORCINI, FAVA BEANS, PARMESAN FOAM
PORK TENDERLOIN 22
SALTIMBOCCA SPICE, SWEET CORN PUDDING, SNOW PEAS, ADOBO SAUCE
LAMB SHANK 26
CREAMY SAFFRON RISOTTO, PRESSED OLIVES, MELTED TOMATO, FRIZZLED ONIONS
RED WINE REDUCTION
COCONUT PANNA COTTA 9
TROPICAL FRUIT COMPOTE, CHOCOLATE NIP CRISP, MINT ESSENCE
COCOLATE DUO 9
MILK CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT CRUNCH PAVE, WHITE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
BLACK CURRANT CHUTNEY
SICILIAN PISTACHIO "SEMIFREDDO" 9
PRESERVED CHERRIES, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE SPONGE, KIRSHWASSER SABAYON
CREME BRULEE 9
TAHITIAN VANILLA, TURKISH APRICOT AND ALMOND BISCOTTI
ICE CREAM, SORBET 9
ISC Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2007
ISC Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA 2007
ISC UNOAKED CHARDONNAY, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2007
ISC CABERNET, Sonoma 2006
When: December 11th at 6:30
Where: Nurse Bettie 106 Norfolk St. Lower East Side
Damage: RSVP for guest list info
The Young Black Professional Alliance of NYC is having their Annual Holiday Party this year at Nurse Bettie in the Lower East Side. We will have happy hour prices till 9PM. Nurse Bettie is a nice cozy place in the Lower East Side and is known for their legendary cocktails.
Sample Happy Hour Prices
$4 Well drinks and Draft beers till 9PM
$8 Specialty Drinks till 9PM
WHO IS BETTIE PAGE?
"Bettie Page was a 1950's pinup queen, she posed for men's magazines, and photos and films for private collectors; with a taste for leather corsets, whips, black seemed stockings, and stiletto heeled shoes. She's been called the first official pin-up of the bondage scene. Her pictures were considered in the 1955 Senate investigation into the impact of phonographic material on youth. She gave up modeling 2 years later and was born again. Her popularity has grown over the years..." - NPR
When: December 10 7pm
Where: Katra Lounge, 217 Bowery
Damage: Free Admission with RSVP. Hit my email with name and number in party
Black Professionals In The City networking mixer will be at Katra Lounge
BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS (if you don't have business cards bring whatever medium works best for you).
Come on out lets meet, mingle, share info, discuss the economy, new business / personal ventures 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!
A Morrocan lounge serving Middle-Eastern fusion style tapas and cocktails. The decor at Katra is Moroccan styled with all the furnishings brought back from Morocco. Pillow-strewn couches and intimate nooks dot the lounge. The mood is laid back with a distinct Middle-Eastern vibe.
Drink specials run from 5:00pm to 7:00pm but just for our group drink specials ends at 8:00pm
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 J, M to Bowery
or F, V to 2nd Ave-Houston Street
or 6 to Spring Street - Lafayette Street
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
Sponsoring this event:
When: December 8th 6:30pm
193 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 237-2901
Damage: I have access to 15 seats so RSVP with name and number in your party and I'll leave them with your name at the door
RSVP to my email.
OUR LAST ANF SHORT FILM COLLECTIVE OF THE YEAR!
This ANF Short Film Collective we will be screening:
+ The End Of Winter by Nefertite Nguvu
"how do you say goodbye, when you can't let go?"
+ A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy by Dennis Dorch
+ The day of My Wedding by Thato Mwosa
"Love never ends"
+ Maybe by Carl Ford
+With an ANF Premier of:
Kirk Revil's Invisible.
Blinded by two realities, Joana must cope with the loss of affection from her fiance while coming to terms with moving on.
6:30 reception - 7:30 screening
So don't miss out!!!
Where: LQ's (latin quarter) 511 Lexington Ave
When: Friday, December 18th 5pm
Damage: You have to tell the doorman that you are on the Black/Latino Afterwork Drinks Meetup Guestlist to get in free
Free admission (for ladies until 7pm; reduced after/until 6pm for guys; reduced after
YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS EVENT FOR FREE ADMISSION AND VIP SEATING...RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with name and number in party
Come join us afterwork on Friday December 18th, for our 2009 Holiday Celebration Meetup at LQ's, in the heart of Midtown!
enjoy 2 for 1 drinks from 5pm-7pm & a free dinner buffet as well!
LQ's is a spacious venue, 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. There are two separate rooms, where the DJ's are spinning the latest in hip hop, r&b, reggae, reggaeton, salsa, merengue and bachata music. 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 attendees 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:
Free dinner buffet is from 5pm-7pm
2 for 1 drinks until 7pm
I will be sitting in the VIP section of the club, by the bar to the left. This will be the "home base" for the evening, but we are free to mingle throughout the rest of the venue.
Feel free to invite a co-worker, friend or potential business client along to the social as well, and be sure to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!!!