best black events 2018

Saturday, September 22nd is the first day of fall. So you only have a few more days of summer fun left! Check out my top event picks for Black professionals in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY this September.

Click HERE to view our “Labor Day Weekend Event Guide for Black Professionals in New York City and Brooklyn!”

NaturallyCurly Presents Texture on the Runway
Thursday, September 6, 2018

29Rooms from Refinery29
Opens Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018 – Saturday, September 8, 2018

First Fridays: Labor Day “Carnival” Edition
Friday, September 7, 2018

Fine Wine
Saturday, September 8, 2018

I ( Heart ) Nubian Shorties
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Africa 2030’s Afrobeats Block Party
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Black Girls Gather: Brooklyn Brunch
Saturday, September 8, 2018 – Sunday, September 9, 2018–brooklyn

Rhythm & Brunch: The All R&B Brunch & Day Party – Beyonce Edition
Sunday, September 9, 2018

ESSENCE® Street Style
Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Do-Over
Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Black Is Tech Conference
Friday, September 14, 2018 – Saturday, September 15, 2018

Childish Gambino
Friday, September 14, 2018 – Saturday, September 15, 2018

Dance Party: Soul in the Horn
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Chicken & Waffles Unlimited Brown Liquor & Food Event
Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Midnite BBQ – NYC, Part II
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Def Poetry Jam Reunion
Saturday, September 15, 2018

49th Annual African American Day Parade
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Free Museum Day
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Trap Karaoke
Friday, September 28, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Global Citizen Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018

RapCaviar Live featuring Chance the Rapper
Saturday, September 29, 2018

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