Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blogger Night Out

Who: Fashion bloggers & brands

What: An event celebrating fashion blogs and connecting fashion bloggers with brands

When: Friday, September 9, 2011 8:00pm-Until....

Why: Expand your social media network in style. Consider it a celebration event for Fashion Week if you're not lucky enough to have an invite to the official festivities.

Where: 404 10th Ave at 33rd St  New York, NY

How: Register for free here:

But: Come dressed to impress and eager to mingle. For more info about Blogger Night Out check out the site.

Suit Dreams School Supply Drive

Aww, I wish that I was going back to school. Remember the fresh smell of crayons, new sneakers, and popping the tags off your new school outfits? Priceless memories. Even as an adult I can appreciate the joy of going back to school and definitely appreciate an opportunity to help kids go back to school prepared. Doing good for school kids while mingling with a cocktail in hand? Why not? Check the deets below.

Who: Suit Dreams whose primary mission is to address the educational and social disparities plaguing young urban males in Brooklyn, New York.

What: After work Event/School Supply Drive

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:00-10:00 pm

Why: Give back and mingle with young professionals. There will be a silent auction, giveaways, and music by DJ Commish. Supplies will be donated to The Mott Hill Academy (Brooklyn NY), Freebrook Academy (Brooklyn NY), and Infinite Family (South Africa). Lastly the first 150 guests will get a red velvet cupcake courtesy of Cake Man Raven...kind of a big deal!
Where: 1 Oak453 west 17th Street in the Meatpacking District

How: Register on Eventbrite for $20 suggested donation.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Next Weekend: Afro Punk Festival

I am super excited about attending this event next weekend! I've never attended the Afro-Punk Festival, but it definitely sounds like a great opportunity to discover some new music and otherwise dope culture. Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae, and Gym Class Heroes are all expected to perform among other artists. Here's the scoop.

Who: Black Urbanites, punks, and punk lovers

What: Festival featuring the dopest musical performances, bike shows, skate & BMX competitions and most importantly FOOD TRUCKS! Woot!

When: Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th from 11am-7:30 pm

Why: "Afro-Punk is a cultural movement celebrating the creativity and freedom of spirit in alternative Black culture. For urban kids who once felt like outsiders are the core of this fast-growing community."

Where: Commodore Barry Park Brooklyn, NY 

How: Check out the line-up and attend! It's free. Seems most of the shows are in the evenings on both nights. See you there!

Nigeria Entertainment Awards Launch Party-Saturday 8/27

Who: 11:11NYC welcome the fly, the sociable, the fun, the international, the classy, the young, and the ambitious for an epic celebration and clash of the Dirty South and Nigeria.

What: Official Launch Party for the Nigeria Entertainment Awards celebrating the freshness of the Dirty South and that Naija swag. The party will feature a mini concert, after party, and special guest appearances. And the music..NEA’s infamous DJ Zimo, southern vet DJ Wise, and the international DJ Afoo will be spinning the hottest in Naija, Hip-Hop, Techno, Crunk, and Dancehall.

When: Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 10pm-4am

Why: 'Cause we like to PARTAY! We all know nobody parties like us Southern folk and well, Naijas GO IN to say the least! Sure to be one of the most unique party experiences yet. Come get Crunk and Shayo!
Where: The Music Hall of Williamsburg  66 North 6th St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

How: Purchase tickets for $20 in advance at orTicketmaster

But: Classy & Suave Dress Attire is appreciated. International acceptance of cultures is a must. See you there!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Crooklyn-A Spike Lee Joint- Viewing at Brooklyn Bridge Park

I am saddened by the fact that I'll be awayin Texas the night of this viewing. Crooklyn is a classic summer movie and where else better to watch than under the Brooklyn Bridge on a summer night? If you have never seen the movie, slap yourself you are sure to enjoy its 1970s nostalgia, and thematic emphasis on family, hardship, and love. I'm really jealous of anyone who is attending.

What: Crooklyn Movie Viewing-Movie With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6pm
Why: It's summer in Brooklyn and you moved to NYC to do such a cool thing. Own it!
Where: Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn
How: Show up with a blanket and a fun, laid back attitude.
But: Arrive early for best view. The lawn capacity is limited and fills up quickly. In the case of rain or unfavorable weather conditions check the Brooklyn Bridge Park website for updates.