Host Hotel - 2015

The Official New York Black Pride Host Hotel:
ALOFT Hotel (site), 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NY, NY 10027 (map)
Use the Code: NYCBLACKPRIDE to get your discount price!

Wednesday August 12

Black Lesbian Lives Matter!

Celebrating the lives, art and writings of notable lesbian women of African descent at The Lesbian Herstory Archives, 484 14 St, Brooklyn NY (map) Free 6pm-9pm

IGNITE: The Opening Reception - ALoft Harlem

ALOFT Hotel, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NY, NY 10027 (map)

Join us as we kick off NYC Black Pride week with a lively Meet & Greet in the RE:Mix Lounge downstairs in our host hotel ALOFT!
Music by NYC's own deejays Missy B, Fred Pierce and Frankie Paradise. Free Admission for all. 6pm til 10pm

Thursday August 13

Seniors Matter! (Griot Circle)

Intergenerational Discussion: Do Black LGBT Lives Matter Also?
Brooklyn Community Pride Center (site)

4 MetroTech Roadway, New York, NY 11201 (map)

The 5th Annual Film Festival

"Ballroom Lives Matter!" This year we feature 4 short films, including a brief preview of "Eden's Garden" (a bold and beautiful look at trans lives) and full-length film "The Rebirth of Paris." Panel discussion after. 6pm-8pm Free Adm. The LGBT Center, 208 W 13 St, NY, NY (map)

Bloom: The Black Pride Edition

Bloom is THE spot for fun on Thursday nights. Expect a packed house with a great music and a lively, engaging crowd. 6p-1a Ritz Bar, 369 W 46th St NYC (map)

Friday August 14

The NYC Black Pride Heritage Awards Ceremony

This ceremony, in its 6th year, continues the tradition of honoring people in the community, organizations and our allies for their contribution to the quality of our lives during Black Pride weekend. Hosted by Aisha Diori and Jack Mizrahi Gorgeous. 6p-9:30p Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (site), 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY, 10037 (map)

Black Pride Deep Dance Movement Party

The Octagon/Warehouse producers make you dance up a sweat at their uptown Deep Dance Movement Party with house music by Fred Pierce and r&b, reggae & hip hop in the lounge with Dj Jesse. 10pm, $5 before 11:30p, $10 after. CAROL LOUNGE, 311 E 170 St, Bronx NY (map)

Saturday August 15

The Health, Art & Culture Expo

The 5th annual Health, Art & Culture Expo, with community based organizations presenting numerous health services. Throughout the impactful panel discussions - including the Black Lesbian Forum (12p-4p) and the Black Trans Conference (2p-6p) - are live performances and dj music. Helen Mills Event Space, 137 W 26th St NY NY (map) 12pm-6pm

Big Brothas Reception (Big Brothas Network)

The friendliest Meet & Greet for the Big Boyz and their admirers!
Hurley's Saloon, 232 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036 (map) 5p-10p $7

W2W (Women To Women) Reception

PM/AM Prod presents a dance party for the Ladies! 7p-11p, $35
Melba's 125, 163 W 125th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., 3rd Flr Harlem (map)

Black Pride Boat Ride

Promoted by James Saunders & Sharon Toney. 7p-12a. Circle Line, 42nd St. at 12th Ave. (site)

3rd Annual All Black Affair – Matrix Edition

Lovergirlnyc, Dreamgyrls Ent, NYPrideEuphoria, Missy B & Camz of LezPlay Radio present a pride event for women who love women. 2 Rooms to party – 2 Dancefloors – 2 Bars, performance by Jessica Betts. Slake NYC, 251 West 30th St bet 7th & 8th Ave. (map) 10p-4a, no cover until 11, $15 until 12am, $20 after

The Heritage Ball: All Black Lives Matter (GHMC)

Please join us as we take a trip through time to celebrate the lives of those that laid the path and those that chose to walk it!! 11pm to 4am. This is a FREE event. The Gramercy Theatre, 127 E 23rd St, NY 10010 (map)

Sunday August 16

Church Service

At the Rivers of Living Water Ministries, Rev. Vanessa M. Brown, Senior Pastor. Services @ 2pm, 263 West 86th Street (btw Broadway & West End Aves.) New York, NY 10024 (map)

Pride At The Beach

Sponsored by Harlem United, the Grand Finale Beach Party that is not to be missed! Djs, music and special performance by Daisha! 12noon-8pm Coney Island Beach, in the area near 21st St. Brooklyn NY (from the train station (D,F,N,Q), go to boardwalk and turn right) (click for map or click image)

Black Pride Rumble Ball

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Clubhouse. Beats by Vjuan Allure. Club Escuelita, 301 W 39th St. NY (map)