NYC Young Black Professionals- Weekly Listings

25 January 2010

Love for Haiti Event

When: Feb 18
Where: Touch 240 W. 52nd
Damage: $10 and $20 all proceeds go directly to American Red Cross and William Jefferson Clintion Foudation

Support our brothers and sisters in Haiti right here in NYC while networking with Black Professional Entrepreneurs doing big things in NYC. As always bring plenty of business cards and be ready to mingle and let loose. Email me: aka.whitleygillbert@gmail for ticket info.

Young Black Rich Networking Event

When: Jan 28th 6:30-8:30
Where: Opal Bar 251 E. 52nd st
Damage: Free but you must RSVP to

Thanks to Alecia D founder of we have another Black Professionals Networking event to attend. Please RSVP with her company at the address provided above or send me an email and I'll let her know you're coming. Bring plenty of business cards and come prepared to mingle and hang with some truly innovate NYkers!!!

14 January 2010

Mos Def at the Highline Ballroom

When: January 17th 11pm-2am
Where: Highline Ballroom 421 West 16th Street
RSVP with me for more info:

Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. With the release of "Universal Magnetic" in 1996 he became an underground favorite, leading to his legendary collaboration with Talib Kweli. The two formed Black Star, whose debut album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are…Black Star, would become one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time. Mos followed that release with his 1999 solo debut, Black On Both Sides, which featured the classic tracks "Ms. Fat Booty" and "Umi Says." The album was certified gold and credited by critics as bringing hip-hop back to its soapbox roots.

All Black and Winter White Party wit my boy JFK

When: Friday, Jan 15th
Where: Fashion 40
Damage: Ladies free b4 midnite with RSVP to:

Come out and support an up and coming Young Black Professional who never fails to throw a good party. Scene is professional and mixed!!

03 January 2010

UPDATE!!! Professionals in the city meetup January 14th @ Taj Lounge

When: Jan14th at 7pm
Where: Taj Lounge
48 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
Damage: Free with RSVP with me
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!
As you all know Haiti was rocked by an earthquake of 7.0 in magnitude on January 12th leaving the city of Port-au-Prince in shambles. Our prayers goes out to the Haitian community. We will be collecting donations of dry goods at this event to help the Haitian earthquake victims. Please donate as little or a much as you can. The items will be given to The Haitian Consulate of New York to benefit the victims.

Ideas of things to donate:
Water, can goods, hygiene products, tooth paste, tooth brush, combs, soap, Tylenol, Neosporin,
blankets, clothes

Bring your dry goods donations and look for us at table 11 and 12

Taj brings an exotic flavor to the NYC lounge scene. The space is outfitted with ornate ottomans and reclining chaises for optimum relaxation.

The menu focuses on a South Asian theme that blends American ingredients with Indian spices and techniques for a perfect fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine.

Drink specials run from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
2-for-1 on drinks

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.

Directions by train:
23rd St-6th Ave (F, V)
23rd St-Broadway (R, W)
23rd Street (PATH)


When: Sunday, Jan 10th @ 2:30 sharp!
Where: NW corner of Worth and Centre Streets
Damage: Metro card, and fly undies

We (the Meetupers) will meet at 2:30 pm SHARP (!!!) on the Northwest corner of Worth & Centre Streets (in front of the Department of Health building).. Everything else you need to know is listed below. Please read on for more information about the event.**

Message from Improv Everywhere:

All are invited to participate in the 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride. Everything you need to know is in this post. Please read it carefully!


1) You must be willing to take pants off on subway;

2) You must be able to keep a straight face about it.



When: Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 PM, Sharp! (Over by around 5:30).

Bring: A backpack and a metro card. Do not bring: A camera (we?ll have several photographers on hand).

Wear: Normal winter clothes (hat, gloves, etc)

After Party: For those over 21, there will be an official "No Pants" After Party at Sidebar, 15th Street @ Irving Place. First drink is free if you arrive without pants.

Okay, please know that generally, I am only a little crazy, but I had to post this. I just had to. Think about it: How often do you get to drop your pants in New York City and not go to jail? This is a must do!

This event is now a national phenomenon! In 2009, over 1200 pantsless people rode subways and ran amock all over NYC, over 2000 people in 10 rides in 3 countries!

The Annual No Pants Subway Ride is organized by Improv Everywhere, an improv group, based here in New York City. Since 2001, they have executed over 80 "missions" causing scenes of chaos and joy in public places across the country. This one is no exception and is guaranteed to be a blast!

Here's the deal: We will meet about two blocks from the location designated by the organizers. Our meeting place will be decided once its published by Improv Everywhere. We will then join the crowd and get semi-, partially-, totally, innocently naked! This is going to be so much fun!

And, just so you don't think I am just trying to lure you into Manhattan to get you to drop your trousers, feel free to check out details from last year's event.

And for the record: I know it will be January. I know it will be cold. This event will take place Rain, Snow, Sleet or Shine! But, think of it this way: This will be pure, unadulterated, NYC fun!