What we're about

Welcome to Greater Cincinnati’s Meetup group, “BLACK LOVE FAMILY & FRIENDS: GROWN SEXY WISE & MATURE” (BL&F).

This meet up is geared toward African-Americans plus unique friends of any color or nationality, age 30 to baby boomers. We are African-American based.

You are encouraged to join us.

We enjoy some of the finer things in life yet appreciate basic fun. We want to experience the excitement of making new friends and developing relationships while engaging in cool-azz activities.

Join us if you want more interesting variety in your Friday evenings or weekends. There may be week day activities too. Our activities or events include the following:

- Cultural, Meet & Greet/Happy Hours, Day Trips, Art events, Dining, Educational, Dancing (Latin, Line dancing, stepping, etc.), Parties, Sporting events, Outdoor Activities, Festivals, Fellowship and more.

Shelli Wells

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Per request by a BLACK LOVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS member Janelle who will also host!!! It's time to get your Salsa on!!! Come out and Salsa. Even if you don't know how come out and learn. Guys... Ladies... Join us, No partners needed!!! Salsa is winding down for the year, so you don't wanna miss this one. Live music, lessons, food and drink vendors. It's all about LOVE and FUN!!! Janelle will post how to find her and the group. Stay tuned...


Cincinnati Art Museum

Bout to get our GROOVE ON!!!!! Bust out your spandex, and acid wash jeans! Our popular silent disco is back, and this time, we’re kicking it 80’s style. Enjoy food for purchase from Fusian and Busken Bakery, specialty cocktails and docent-led tours. Come for an evening of fun with your fellow BLACK LOVE FAMILY and FRIENDS!!!


We had such a great time, we're gonna do it again!!! In support of our fellow BLACK LOVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, member Danielle, we're having lunch and great conversation. See ya there!!!!

IFLY, UFLY, WE All FLY SKYDiving Tunnel Oct 5th at 5:30pm

iFLY Cincinnati


BLACK LOVE FAMILY and FRIENDS- WE'RE SET!!!! Must fill out waiver and have on record by date of event: https://www.iflyworld.com/flight-waiver/ Flyers are required to arrive for check-in at their scheduled reservation time. All participants must sign our Release of Liability and present a valid ID. People with prior heart issues, back injuries or shoulder dislocations should not fly! iFLY's weight limit is 300 lbs. In order to provide a safe experience for its customers and instructors, iFLY is unable to accommodate any flyers that exceed 300 lbs. If Participant's weight exceeds 260 lbs., you must bring this to the attention of an iFLY representative upon check-in. Additional restrictions may apply. Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign an iFLY release of liability and the parent or legal guardian must present a valid ID. If the parent or legal guardian cannot attend, the participant must provide an iFLY release of liability signed by a parent or legal guardian. Equipment and introductory-level flying instruction included. For dedicated Coaching, contact us. LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The new iFly store in Liberty Township promises all of the thrills of skydiving with no airplane required. The international indoor skydiving franchise opened its first Greater Cincinnati location at 7100 Foundry Row in Liberty Center. "It's convenient. It's safe. And it's super fun," said Johnny Cockrell, lead instructor for iFly Cincinnati. As Cockrell explained, iFly offers more than just group and individual indoor skydiving lessons through the use of a recirculating body-lifting wind tunnel. The facility teaches people how to fly, he said. "Some people only like to fly on their belly and do some turns and fly with teams," Cockrell said. "Some people like to fly freestyle, learn how to fly on their feet, on their heads." Wind speeds in iFly's tunnel range between 60 to 265 miles per hour. An operator sitting outside of the tunnel during flights adjusts winds speeds depending on the weight and experience of flyers, Cockrell said.

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