35 Events Every Black New Yorker Should Attend This August

Summer is winding down. Did you do THE MOST? No? I can help! Check out my top event picks for Black professionals in New York City and Brooklyn this August.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé – OTR II
Thursday, August 2, 2018 and Friday, August 3, 2018
ticketmaster.com/jayz-and-beyonce-otr-ii-east-rutherford-new-jersey-08-02-2018

Summer Thursdays: OSHUN
Thursday, August 2, 2018
moma.org/calendar

First Fridays: House Music Edition
Friday, August 3, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-house-music-edition-tickets

Noname / Topaz Jones / Jazze Belle
Friday, August 3, 2018
bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-celebrate-brooklyn-festival/noname-topaz-jones-jazze-belle

Target First Saturdays – caribBEING in Brooklyn
Saturday, August 4, 2018
brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays

Summer Streets
Saturday, August 4, 2018, Saturday, August 11, 2018, and Saturday, August 18, 2018
nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets

Sweet Spot Sancocho
Saturday, August 4, 2018
facebook.com/events

Majah Hype Day Rave + Caribbean Brunch
Sunday, August 5, 2018
idontdoclubs.biz/event/new-york-city-majah-hype-day-rave

Books Beneath the Bridge: Greenlight Poetry Salon
Monday, August 6, 2018
facebook.com/events

Book Release: She Begat This
Thursday, August 9, 2018
showclix.com/event/book-release-she-begat-this

Gary Clark Jr. / Fiona Silver
Thursday, August 9, 2018
bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-celebrate-brooklyn-festival/gary-clark-jr-fiona-silver

R&B Only
Friday, August 10, 2018
universe.com/events/colors-presents-r-b-only-new-york-ny-tickets-new-york

Black VegFest
Saturday, August 11, 2018
blackvegfest.org

One Africa Music Fest
Saturday, August 11, 2018
concerts1.livenation.com/event

The Bougie Brunch: NYC (1-Year All-White Anniversary Affair)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/the-bougie-brunch-nyc-1-year-all-white-anniversary-affair-tickets

Warm Up: Omar-S / Axel Boman / Jon Bap / Jennifer Cardini / DJ Sanna
Saturday, August 11, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/warm-up-omar-s-axel-boman-jon-bap-jennifer-cardini-standing-on-the-corner-molly-dj-sanna-tickets

Fool’s Gold Day Off NY
Saturday, August 11, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/fools-gold-day-off-ny-tickets

Sundae Sermon – 10 Year Anniversary a Tribute to Women
Sunday, August 12, 2018
facebook.com/events

Alice Smith / Akala / DJ Stormin Norman
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
cityparksfoundation.org/events/alice-smith-akala-dj-stormin-norman

Candytopia
Starts Wednesday, August 15, 2018
candytopia.com

One Day Only
August 18, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/one-day-only-tickets

The Friend Zone Live! 3 Year Anniversary Show
August 18, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/the-friend-zone-live-3-year-anniversary-show-tickets

The Diplomats: Dipset Forever Reunion Tour featuring Special Guest Dave East
Saturday, August 18, 2018
concerts1.livenation.com

The Spades Tournament
Sunday, August 19, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/the-spades-tournament-tickets

Rapsody
Sunday, August 19, 2018
cityparksfoundation.org/events/rapsody

The Color Factory
Starts August 20, 2018
colorfactory.co

Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour
Friday, August 24, 2018 – Saturday, September 1, 2018
ticketmaster.com/aubrey-the-three-migos-tour-new-york-new-york-08-24-2018

Afropunk Brooklyn 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018 and Sunday, August 26, 2018
afropunkfest.com/brooklyn

8th Annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party
Saturday, August 25, 2018
facebook.com/events

Super Video Bros.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
ticketfly.com/purchase

PopUp Dinner NYC 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/popup-dinner-nyc-2018-tickets

Warm Up: Soul Summit / HoodCelebrityy / Kelsey Lu / Epic B b2b Uninamise / Anik Khan / slowthai
Saturday, August 25, 2018
eventbrite.com/e/warm-up-soul-summit-hoodcelebrityy-kelsey-lu-epic-b-b2b-uninamise-anik-khan-slowthai-enrique-tickets

Film: Basquiat: Rage to Riches
Thursday, August 30, 2018
showclix.com/event/film-basquiat-rage-to-riches

Dream Machine
Closes September 9, 2018
visitdreammachine.com

African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s
Closes October 8, 2018
metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/african-american-portraits

Rosé Wine Mansion
Closes October 31, 2018
rosewinemansion.com

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Genese Jamilah is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Influencer of New York City & Brooklyn. She graduated from Savannah State University. She enjoys writing things down & making them happen, sharing semi-inappropriate memes, and entertaining her friends & family within her home. Read Genese Jamilah's content here. INSTAGRAM: @genesejamilah

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