Monday, May 29, 2017

Check back often as our Washington DC African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Washington DC 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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Add Your Event: to have your African American Event / Black Event / General Interest Event added to our calendar, email event information & image to info (@) dcblack.com

May
25
Thu
DC BLACK PRIDE 2017 @ See Event Details For Locations
May 25 – May 30 all-day
Jun
2
Fri
Washington Performing Arts Men, Women & Children of the Gospel Choirs
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

On Fri, Jun 2 at 8pm, the Washington Performing Arts Men, Women & Children of the Gospel Choirs will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore.

Washington Performing Arts’ gospel choirs unite in song with a program featuring world premiere works by American folk/blues musician (and daughter of Sweet Honey in the Rock founder Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon) Toshi Reagon and by Washington Performing Arts Director of Gospel Programs Stanley Thurston, both commissioned by Washington Performing Arts.

Tickets are available online or by phone (202.785.9727). $10 Student tickets, discounted rates for groups of 10 or more, and a special $25 ticket will be available until 5:00 pm on April 24th.

We look forward to seeing you at this incredible performance by the Washington Performing Arts Men, Women & Children of the Gospel Choirs at the Music Center at Strathmore on Fri, Jun 2 at 8pm.

Jun
3
Sat
Board Leadership Training: Training Designed For Black Civic Leaders @ BoardSource
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Board Leadership Training You’ve Been Waiting For!

When was the last time you found a board of directors training for black professionals? This training will provide a unique opportunity for emering black leaders to receive board leadership training from BoardSource, the leading nonprofit governance organization in the nation. Following late morning refreshments, we will get insight from leading black nonprofit board leaders during an interactive panel and discussion! If you’re serious about joining a nonprofit board and/or taking your current leadership to the next level, you don’t want to miss this!

9am – 9:30 am: Breakfast & Networking

9:30am – 11am: Training with BoardSource

11am – 11:30am: Refreshments & Networking

11:30am – 1pm: Panel Discussion & Small Group Chats with Existing Board Leaders

Seats are limited. Due to the nature of the event, refunds will not be permitted.

BOARD LEADERSHIP TRAINING: TRAINING DESIGNED FOR BLACK CIVIC LEADERS @ BoardSource
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Board Leadership Training You’ve Been Waiting For!

When was the last time you found a board of directors training for black professionals? This training will provide a unique opportunity for emering black leaders to receive board leadership training from BoardSource, the leading nonprofit governance organization in the nation. Following late morning refreshments, we will get insight from leading black nonprofit board leaders during an interactive panel and discussion! If you’re serious about joining a nonprofit board and/or taking your current leadership to the next level, you don’t want to miss this!

9am – 9:30 am: Breakfast & Networking

9:30am – 11am: Training with BoardSource

11am – 11:30am: Refreshments & Networking

11:30am – 1pm: Panel Discussion & Small Group Chats with Existing Board Leaders

Seats are limited. Due to the nature of the event, refunds will not be permitted.

Jun
8
Thu
2017 Black History Tour @ Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC-Navy Yard
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm

2017 Black History Tour

Dates: June 8-11, 2017

Join us for summer break in Washington, DC-June 8-11, 2017!!! We will take a trip back in time to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and slavery and visit historically black colleges in the DC/Baltimore area. Don’t miss it! Must be at least 5 years old to attend.

Tour Price: $350 per person

Note: the above price does not include the hotel or roundtrip flight.

Deposit: $150pp to hold your spot (Don’t wait, reserve your space today.)

Balance: $200 per person can be paid via Bank Transfer (Chase, Bank of America or Wells Fargo only). Go to your bank’s online banking account. Choose Transfers/Send Money to Someone. Enter: accounting@ebonyadventours.com for the recipient email address. The balance can also be paid on our website http://www.ebonyadventours.com/2017-black-history—hbcu-tour-ne.html.

Payments must be paid in full by 5/1/17.

Tour Price includes:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers to and from DCA airport
  • Ground Transportation to and from all scheduled activities.
  • Home of George Washington-Mount Vernon, VA
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Tour
  • Black History & HBCU Tour T-shirt
  • Souvenir Booklet w/ information about each destination & HBCU

Tour also includes:

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (Opened 9/24/16) ticket
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • HBCU: Howard University and more if time allows

Contact information:

E-mail: renae@ebonyadventours.com

Address: www.ebonyadventours.com

CLICK HERE for more information.

Jun
10
Sat
The “Boss Up” Pitch Competition by Black Girl Vision @ Pivitol Labs
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Black Girl Vision creates acees to capital for women of color entrepreneurs.. Boss Up lowers the barriers for accessing capital by turning a pitch competition into a community event. Women of color will pitch their business or business idea and attendees will vote on the best pitch. The woman with the best pitch will win over $1000 in cash and prizes including the vision fund, 12 free t-shirts for her business, and other perks.

Black Girl Vision is crowdfunding meets pitch competition with the mission of exposing women of color to economic independence via entrepreneurship.

Join the competition or join the voting community! Show your support for women of color in business!

How do I sign up to pitch?
Visit www.blackgirlvision.com, click “apply to pitch” and complete the pitch application.

What if I don’t want to pitch?
No pressure! Attend the event and vote for someone to win an opportunity to grow their business.

How does it work?
Black Girl Vision creates monthly networking events and trainings. A portion of the admission fees from the monthly events create the vision fund. Every quarter the Boss Up Pitch Competition allows women of color to pitch their business idea to an audience and have the opportunity to win seed funding for their business as well as other business perks.

Who can pitch?
You are eligible to pitch if…
1. Your business is at least 51% owned by a woman of color.
2. You have a business idea, are a small business, and/or startup.
3.You are a woman of color.
4. You live or your business is established in DC, MD, or Northern VA

You do not have to be in business or a particular type of business to pitch. All levels of entrepreneurship are welcome. The pitch winner is required to track the funds you spend and report on how they were spent.

Who can attend?
Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a woman of color to attend. We welcome allies while enforcing safe space for everyone in attendance.

How many people will be chosen to pitch?
The number depends on the number of people who signed up. We will try to get as many people in as we can.

How do you choose who pitches?
The idea is to create a low barrier for accessing capital. The pitch application is really simple however, we are looking for people who can do a really good job of conveying what their company does.

Got questions? We have answers! Email us at info@blackgirlvision.com

Aug
4
Fri
National Black Coalition @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day

Welcome, everyone to Our 1st annual Black Conference. This conference is long overdue and is the official conference representing the African Diaspora. The main purpose of this conference to:

1. Put in nominations for our official Black Gov’t.

2. Begin the process of establishing a Collective Treasury.

3. Explore investment opportunities (real estate).

4. Establish a central care line/website/media outlet which brings us all together, allows us to express any concerns we are having publicly to form a sense of collectivism/unity and support. Keep us all on the same page.

These have been understood to be some of our major issues. No doubt, this is only the 1st annual conference. We must take this slowly, it is understood that it will take time to addresss most of our issues but we must start somewhere. I am very happy to have been blessed with the idea for this conference as well as the knowledge to understand why it is important. Who really knows why we have had to go through the things we’re been through as a people? Hey, maybe this is the stuff greatness is made of it reminds me of a quote of mine which says, “we are the ancestors of a great people.” Therefore, all we canreally do is, first, learn who we are- in reality. And then, put one foot in front of the other and keep it moving. That’s it. So here we are. We’re here. Lets make the best of it.

With guest speakers:

Brother Polight

Our Black Conference is the first annual Black Consciousness Conference with aims to unify black people from the world over in order to counter political issues and to educate and liberate black people. Our black conference will include speakers, music and discussion around political organizing.

Sep
23
Sat
CBC – 4TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE GALA @ Renaissance Hotel
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 2:00 am

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WEEKEND
IN RECOGNITION OF THE 47TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

4TH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE GALA
PRESENTED BY SOCIAL ARCHITECTS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
8:00PM – 2:00AM

RENAISSANCE HOTEL
999 NINTH ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001

LIVE JAZZ BY NATIONAL JAZZ RECORDING ARTIST MARCUS JOHNSON
PERFORMANCE BY NATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST – TBA
SPECIAL GUEST DJ BIZ MARKIE

AMENITIES INCLUDE:
LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE
MOCK CASINO GAMES
PHOTO BOOTH
3 ROOMS OF ENTERTAINMENT:
ROOM 1 – SPECIAL GUEST DJ BIZ MARKIE
ROOM 2 – LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE
ROOM 3 – CARRIBEAN/AFRO BEATS ROOM

VALET PARKING AVAILABLE &
ADDITIONAL PARKING LOT LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET

VIP TICKETS – $75
INCLUDES RESERVED SEATING
COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEUVRES 9PM-11PM
COMPLIMENTARY PREMIUM OPEN BAR 9PM-11PM
ACCESS TO VIP ROOM

ATTIRE:
SEMI-FORMAL MANDATORY
BLACK & WHITE ATTIRE

ROOM RESERVATIONS:
$204 PER NIGHT – SINGLE/DOUBLES
https://aws.passkey.com/go/SACBCFReception
CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

THANK YOU
TERRY FRASIER
SOCIAL ARCHITECTS

Sep
30
Sat
2017 Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival @ The Showroom DC
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Never before has there been an opportunity where African-American owned Spirit, Wine, and Beer brands have been unified in one place for a single common ground. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival will lay a foundation of commerce and education that will inspire and propel a movement towards the widespread support of Black owned Spirits, Wine and Beer.

The narratives and creation stories of these brands are a mere reflection of the spirit and ambition of a people known to create, inspire, and evolve by any means necessary. Now let’s raise a glass to that!

MUST BE 21 TO ENTER

All Guests will have the pleasure to enjoy:

Samplings of a wide range of different National and LOCAL Wines, Beers, and Spirits.
• A Souvenir Glass to take home

• Great food to sample and to buy from some of DMV’s hottest restaurants, caterers and Food Trucks

• Live Performances as well as a DC’s #1 female DJ MIM offering music throughout the day.

Our VIP Guests Will Experience:

• Access to VIP Rooftop Lounge exclusively for these guests.

• Enhanced Tastings: Speciality cocktails and passed hors d d’ovueres

• VIP Swag Bag

• VIP restrooms

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May
25
Thu
DC BLACK PRIDE 2017 @ See Event Details For Locations
May 25 – May 30 all-day
Jun
2
Fri
Washington Performing Arts Men, Women & Children of the Gospel Choirs
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

On Fri, Jun 2 at 8pm, the Washington Performing Arts Men, Women & Children of the Gospel Choirs will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore.

Washington Performing Arts’ gospel choirs unite in song with a program featuring world premiere works by American folk/blues musician (and daughter of Sweet Honey in the Rock founder Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon) Toshi Reagon and by Washington Performing Arts Director of Gospel Programs Stanley Thurston, both commissioned by Washington Performing Arts.

Tickets are available online or by phone (202.785.9727). $10 Student tickets, discounted rates for groups of 10 or more, and a special $25 ticket will be available until 5:00 pm on April 24th.

We look forward to seeing you at this incredible performance by the Washington Performing Arts Men, Women & Children of the Gospel Choirs at the Music Center at Strathmore on Fri, Jun 2 at 8pm.

Jun
3
Sat
Board Leadership Training: Training Designed For Black Civic Leaders @ BoardSource
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Board Leadership Training You’ve Been Waiting For!

When was the last time you found a board of directors training for black professionals? This training will provide a unique opportunity for emering black leaders to receive board leadership training from BoardSource, the leading nonprofit governance organization in the nation. Following late morning refreshments, we will get insight from leading black nonprofit board leaders during an interactive panel and discussion! If you’re serious about joining a nonprofit board and/or taking your current leadership to the next level, you don’t want to miss this!

9am – 9:30 am: Breakfast & Networking

9:30am – 11am: Training with BoardSource

11am – 11:30am: Refreshments & Networking

11:30am – 1pm: Panel Discussion & Small Group Chats with Existing Board Leaders

Seats are limited. Due to the nature of the event, refunds will not be permitted.

BOARD LEADERSHIP TRAINING: TRAINING DESIGNED FOR BLACK CIVIC LEADERS @ BoardSource
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Board Leadership Training You’ve Been Waiting For!

When was the last time you found a board of directors training for black professionals? This training will provide a unique opportunity for emering black leaders to receive board leadership training from BoardSource, the leading nonprofit governance organization in the nation. Following late morning refreshments, we will get insight from leading black nonprofit board leaders during an interactive panel and discussion! If you’re serious about joining a nonprofit board and/or taking your current leadership to the next level, you don’t want to miss this!

9am – 9:30 am: Breakfast & Networking

9:30am – 11am: Training with BoardSource

11am – 11:30am: Refreshments & Networking

11:30am – 1pm: Panel Discussion & Small Group Chats with Existing Board Leaders

Seats are limited. Due to the nature of the event, refunds will not be permitted.

Jun
8
Thu
2017 Black History Tour @ Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC-Navy Yard
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm

2017 Black History Tour

Dates: June 8-11, 2017

Join us for summer break in Washington, DC-June 8-11, 2017!!! We will take a trip back in time to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and slavery and visit historically black colleges in the DC/Baltimore area. Don’t miss it! Must be at least 5 years old to attend.

Tour Price: $350 per person

Note: the above price does not include the hotel or roundtrip flight.

Deposit: $150pp to hold your spot (Don’t wait, reserve your space today.)

Balance: $200 per person can be paid via Bank Transfer (Chase, Bank of America or Wells Fargo only). Go to your bank’s online banking account. Choose Transfers/Send Money to Someone. Enter: accounting@ebonyadventours.com for the recipient email address. The balance can also be paid on our website http://www.ebonyadventours.com/2017-black-history—hbcu-tour-ne.html.

Payments must be paid in full by 5/1/17.

Tour Price includes:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers to and from DCA airport
  • Ground Transportation to and from all scheduled activities.
  • Home of George Washington-Mount Vernon, VA
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Tour
  • Black History & HBCU Tour T-shirt
  • Souvenir Booklet w/ information about each destination & HBCU

Tour also includes:

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (Opened 9/24/16) ticket
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • HBCU: Howard University and more if time allows

Contact information:

E-mail: renae@ebonyadventours.com

Address: www.ebonyadventours.com

CLICK HERE for more information.

Jun
10
Sat
The “Boss Up” Pitch Competition by Black Girl Vision @ Pivitol Labs
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Black Girl Vision creates acees to capital for women of color entrepreneurs.. Boss Up lowers the barriers for accessing capital by turning a pitch competition into a community event. Women of color will pitch their business or business idea and attendees will vote on the best pitch. The woman with the best pitch will win over $1000 in cash and prizes including the vision fund, 12 free t-shirts for her business, and other perks.

Black Girl Vision is crowdfunding meets pitch competition with the mission of exposing women of color to economic independence via entrepreneurship.

Join the competition or join the voting community! Show your support for women of color in business!

How do I sign up to pitch?
Visit www.blackgirlvision.com, click “apply to pitch” and complete the pitch application.

What if I don’t want to pitch?
No pressure! Attend the event and vote for someone to win an opportunity to grow their business.

How does it work?
Black Girl Vision creates monthly networking events and trainings. A portion of the admission fees from the monthly events create the vision fund. Every quarter the Boss Up Pitch Competition allows women of color to pitch their business idea to an audience and have the opportunity to win seed funding for their business as well as other business perks.

Who can pitch?
You are eligible to pitch if…
1. Your business is at least 51% owned by a woman of color.
2. You have a business idea, are a small business, and/or startup.
3.You are a woman of color.
4. You live or your business is established in DC, MD, or Northern VA

You do not have to be in business or a particular type of business to pitch. All levels of entrepreneurship are welcome. The pitch winner is required to track the funds you spend and report on how they were spent.

Who can attend?
Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a woman of color to attend. We welcome allies while enforcing safe space for everyone in attendance.

How many people will be chosen to pitch?
The number depends on the number of people who signed up. We will try to get as many people in as we can.

How do you choose who pitches?
The idea is to create a low barrier for accessing capital. The pitch application is really simple however, we are looking for people who can do a really good job of conveying what their company does.

Got questions? We have answers! Email us at info@blackgirlvision.com

Aug
4
Fri
National Black Coalition @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day

Welcome, everyone to Our 1st annual Black Conference. This conference is long overdue and is the official conference representing the African Diaspora. The main purpose of this conference to:

1. Put in nominations for our official Black Gov’t.

2. Begin the process of establishing a Collective Treasury.

3. Explore investment opportunities (real estate).

4. Establish a central care line/website/media outlet which brings us all together, allows us to express any concerns we are having publicly to form a sense of collectivism/unity and support. Keep us all on the same page.

These have been understood to be some of our major issues. No doubt, this is only the 1st annual conference. We must take this slowly, it is understood that it will take time to addresss most of our issues but we must start somewhere. I am very happy to have been blessed with the idea for this conference as well as the knowledge to understand why it is important. Who really knows why we have had to go through the things we’re been through as a people? Hey, maybe this is the stuff greatness is made of it reminds me of a quote of mine which says, “we are the ancestors of a great people.” Therefore, all we canreally do is, first, learn who we are- in reality. And then, put one foot in front of the other and keep it moving. That’s it. So here we are. We’re here. Lets make the best of it.

With guest speakers:

Brother Polight

Our Black Conference is the first annual Black Consciousness Conference with aims to unify black people from the world over in order to counter political issues and to educate and liberate black people. Our black conference will include speakers, music and discussion around political organizing.

Sep
23
Sat
CBC – 4TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE GALA @ Renaissance Hotel
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 2:00 am

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WEEKEND
IN RECOGNITION OF THE 47TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

4TH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE GALA
PRESENTED BY SOCIAL ARCHITECTS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
8:00PM – 2:00AM

RENAISSANCE HOTEL
999 NINTH ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001

LIVE JAZZ BY NATIONAL JAZZ RECORDING ARTIST MARCUS JOHNSON
PERFORMANCE BY NATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST – TBA
SPECIAL GUEST DJ BIZ MARKIE

AMENITIES INCLUDE:
LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE
MOCK CASINO GAMES
PHOTO BOOTH
3 ROOMS OF ENTERTAINMENT:
ROOM 1 – SPECIAL GUEST DJ BIZ MARKIE
ROOM 2 – LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE
ROOM 3 – CARRIBEAN/AFRO BEATS ROOM

VALET PARKING AVAILABLE &
ADDITIONAL PARKING LOT LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET

VIP TICKETS – $75
INCLUDES RESERVED SEATING
COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEUVRES 9PM-11PM
COMPLIMENTARY PREMIUM OPEN BAR 9PM-11PM
ACCESS TO VIP ROOM

ATTIRE:
SEMI-FORMAL MANDATORY
BLACK & WHITE ATTIRE

ROOM RESERVATIONS:
$204 PER NIGHT – SINGLE/DOUBLES
https://aws.passkey.com/go/SACBCFReception
CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

THANK YOU
TERRY FRASIER
SOCIAL ARCHITECTS

Sep
30
Sat
2017 Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival @ The Showroom DC
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Never before has there been an opportunity where African-American owned Spirit, Wine, and Beer brands have been unified in one place for a single common ground. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival will lay a foundation of commerce and education that will inspire and propel a movement towards the widespread support of Black owned Spirits, Wine and Beer.

The narratives and creation stories of these brands are a mere reflection of the spirit and ambition of a people known to create, inspire, and evolve by any means necessary. Now let’s raise a glass to that!

MUST BE 21 TO ENTER

All Guests will have the pleasure to enjoy:

Samplings of a wide range of different National and LOCAL Wines, Beers, and Spirits.
• A Souvenir Glass to take home

• Great food to sample and to buy from some of DMV’s hottest restaurants, caterers and Food Trucks

• Live Performances as well as a DC’s #1 female DJ MIM offering music throughout the day.

Our VIP Guests Will Experience:

• Access to VIP Rooftop Lounge exclusively for these guests.

• Enhanced Tastings: Speciality cocktails and passed hors d d’ovueres

• VIP Swag Bag

• VIP restrooms