• Take a Hike! ...with Black Philadelphia!

    Sunoco APlus

    Take a Hike! ...with Black Philadelphia! Join the crew for a hike along the Wissahickon Trail. Special thanks to our Special Events Director, Deandra, for hosting this great event! Agenda - Take Note! 1:55 p.m. - Meet and Greet at Sunoco (Don't park in the gas station lot though) 2:00 p.m. - WE ARE LEAVING! Not kidding...don't miss us! 4:00 p.m. - End of hike (approximately) THIS EVENT IS MONTHLY, BUT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE WEATHER & MAY BE CANCELLED SHOULD THERE BE HEAVY RAIN AND WIND A Fun Challenge If you're looking for a fun challenge, this is it! Nature will be all over you by the time we're done. This is a great event to talk and get to know other members. WARNING: Our hike is not a flat-terrain walk like the path along Kelly Drive; this is moderate hike. The trails are hilly and will take us into wooded areas, so I wouldn't recommend this for someone with serious joint problems. There is a road that remains flat and runs for several miles right alongside the creek for those that would rather keep it simple, but our group will be hiking the trails. We will take a couple of breaks, but this is not a leisurely stroll; be prepared to maintain a decent pace. Wear sturdy hiking boots/sneakers or regular sneakers with good traction. I don't want to leave a fallen warrior behind, but I will! I'm just sayin'... Also suggested are a bottle of water and a bite to eat, such as a granola bar, fruit or trail mix. Bug spray, sunscreen, and a hat/scarf are also helpful but not usually necessary. You may just need a light jacket, but be sure to layer, as you will warm up. Bring your EpiPen or inhaler too (better safe than sorry). Leave the makeup and cologne at home, because we are going to sweat! We might see a cute jogger, but I promise the chipmunks and deer will NOT be impressed. This is a very popular area, and is frequented by people walking dogs, riding bikes, and occasionally riding horses. Just be aware of your surroundings. Park where you can, but NOT in the Sunoco lot. By RSVP'ing, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Black Philadelphia Group Organizers, Co-Organizers, Asst. Organizers, Event Organizers, and/or Host(s) for any injuries, damages, or liabilities incurred before, during, or after event. Post a comment below if you need a ride. PLEASE POST A COMMENT, CALL OR TEXT WITH YOUR NAME IF YOU'RE RUNNING LATE . ----------------------------------------------------------------- 24 Hours Please We can't wait to see you! Please don't keep us waiting. If you change your RSVP to "no" less than 24 FULL hours prior to an event, you are a "no show". Contact Us!

  • Sitting on Top of the World with Black Philadelphia! Let's dance!

    Sitting on Top of the World with Black Philadelphia! Friends and significant others age 21+ are welcome! Special thanks to our Special Events Director, Deandra, for suggesting and hosting this great event. Here's the plan! Come spend a fun night at a throwback party with the crew at one of Philly's most unique venues! DJ Deejay is spinning 90s, 00s, Top 40 & Hip Hop. Mingle at bar ~ Chat under the stars ~ Dance til you sweat Dress Code: LOOK GOOD! Agenda I will be there at 11:00 p.m. We are meeting at the bar at 11:30pm to open the night with toast! COST $5 tickets available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dj-deejay-moshulu-boat-party-season-opener-tickets-58522683923 Parking On-street parking is available but it's limited but there are plenty of parking lots nearby ($), so keep that in mind. Have questions PRIOR to the day of this event? Email Deandra at [masked] 24 Hours Please We can't wait to see you! Please don't keep us waiting. If you change your RSVP to "no" less than 24 FULL hours prior to an event, you are a "no show".

  • African Dance with Black Philadelphia!

    Studio 34

    Please Note This is an unhosted event. No host means that you are each responsible for reaching out and saying hello. Do not be shy. There are several new members at EVERY event. African Dance With Mahogany Philly! Join us for an afternoon of African dance with live drumming. You are guaranteed to smile and sweat! Smaller, "mini events" are aimed at helping you get to know the Mahogany Philly community! Please be courteous and submit an RSVP only if you truly plan to attend. #MPmini "Class will include traditional and contemporary dance styles (Bijagos, Balanta, Fula, and Manjaco) from Guinea Bissau. African Dance is a great way for people to enjoy themselves while having an amazing workout and learning a facet of culture from Guinea Bissau." http://www.studio34yoga.com/ About Studio 34 "Studio 34: Yoga | Healing | Arts was founded by three longtime West Philly residents to foster wellness and community through healing and creative arts." - studio34yoga.com Agenda We will meet at 2:45 p.m. for a 3 p.m. class. Note that if this is your first time you will need to complete registration at the venue. Cost The cost is $12, payable at the studio (and an optional $1 or $2 for the amazing drummers). Don't Forget Bring a bottle of water--this class is a workout! ...seriously! Email [masked] with questions.

  • Archery 101 with Black Philadelphia! ...Yep, Bows and Arrows!

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    Join Black Philadelphia for an evening of Archery 101! This a great event for those that loved reading the Hunger Games. This one is being hosted by Deandra, our Special Events Director! Event Details "Interested in getting outdoors but don't know where to start? The Nature 101 Series is a casual and welcoming introduction to a variety of outdoor activities, including kayaking, archery, smartphone photography, fishing, hiking for health, and watching wildlife. Perfect for all nature novices! No registration necessary. Stop by our FREE Pop-up Archery Range on Thursday, March 28, from 5 pm - 7 pm! Take your first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. With safety as our priority, our USA Archery certified instructors will help you with the basics of archery. Families are welcome with kids age 8 and up. No registration or equipment required!" Learn the basics of archery in a safe environment for FREEEEEE. I will be there around 5:30pm and will stay until they shut it down. By RSVP'ing, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Black Philadelphia Group Organizers, Co-Organizers, Asst. Organizers, Event Organizers, and/or Host(s) for any injuries, damages, or liabilities incurred before, during, or after event. Questions? Email [masked]

  • Rage out with Black Philadelphia!

    Rage Room Philadelphia

    RAGE OUT at the Rage Room with Black Philadelphia! Did you get a parking ticket last week? Your coworkers getting on your nerves? Family stressing you out? Are your bills too dayum high? Do you just need some cathartic smashing or need a unique workout? Perhaps your life is pretty good but you've always wanted to just wanna break stuff...let's do it!! Pick your soundtrack, choose your weapon(s), and GO BALLISTIC IN A CYCLONE OF ORGANIZED CHAOS! Throw things, hit the bodybag, break ish to your heart's content. Then, we'll go eat! Special thanks to our Special Events Director, Deandra, for suggesting and hosting this great event! Participants must be 16 years or older to smash! ATTIRE Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes/boots. We'll be given coveralls and a mask but you may want to bring a bandana PARKING There's free on-street parking and a free lot COST Depends on how much rage you've got! Payment(s) must be made in advance and it's are non-refundable but transferable. Fast n Furious (5 minutes) $25-includes 1 bucket of breakable items. 2 songs of your choice. Raging Bull (15 minutes) $35-includes 1 bucket of breakables, 1 small breakable, 1 medium breakable. 4 songs of your choice. Savage Beast Mode (25 minutes) $45-includes 1 bucket, 1 small breakable, 1 medium breakables & 1 large breakable. 6 songs of your choice. CashApp: $DeandraBP Venmo: DeeWitt PayPal: [masked] (send money to friend or family option only) If you would like to pay in cash, please email me at [masked] to make arrangements NOTE: payments are non-refundable but are transferable. Payment due by 5:00 PM May 1, 2019, and the RSVP list will be adjusted on May 2nd. By RSVP'ing, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Black Philadelphia Group Organizers, Co-Organizers, Asst. Organizers, Event Organizers, and/or Host(s) for any injuries, damages, or liabilities incurred before, during, or after event. Eye protection, face mask, hard hat and coveralls are provided

  • Woosaaaaaah...POC Yoga with Black Philadelphia!

    Yoga for P.O.C. with Adrienne, Naima, Jean Jaques & Anisha! All levels welcome! Enjoy a beginner-friendly class offering people of color the opportunity to join together in moving our bodies and sharing community. Yoga is great for men and women and can be helpful to heal the inner scars of microaggressions and racism through self care and community building. Special thanks to member Lava for suggesting and hosting this awesome event. This event is open to friends and significant others. Agenda We will meet at 4:45 p.m. for the 5:00 p.m. class. Note that if this is your first time you will need to complete registration at the venue. Cost The cost is $6.00, payable at the studio or pre-register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/su1.asp?studioid=48533 Bring a bottle of water Email [masked] with questions. ------------------------24 Hours Please------------------------ We can't wait to see you! Please don't keep us waiting. If you are a "Yes" RSVP and change your RSVP to "No" less than 24 FULL hours prior to an event, you are a "no-show". A "no-show" may result in your removal from Black Philadelphia. Please review the RSVP and No Show policy (http://www.meetup.com/MahoganyPhilly/pages/Policy%3A_RSVP_and_No-Show).

  • Take a Hike! ...with Black Philadelphia!

    Valley Green Inn

    Take a Hike! ...with Black Philadelphia! Join the crew for a hike along a DIFFERENT ROUTE of the Wissahickon Trail. Special thanks to our Special Events Director, Deandra, for hosting this great event! Agenda - Take Note! 12:55 p.m. - Meet and Greet at the lower parking lot next to the Valley Green Inn - this is a popular location so give yourself plenty of time to find parking! 1:00 p.m. - WE ARE LEAVING! Not kidding...don't miss us! 2:30 p.m. - End of hike (approximately) We're going to take a different route along the White Trail to see two features of Fairmount Park: The Statue of Tedyuscung and the Thomas Mill Bridge, the last remaining covered bridge in Philadelphia. This route totals approximately 3.5 miles and will last about 90 minutes. THIS EVENT IS MONTHLY, BUT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE WEATHER & MAY BE CANCELLED SHOULD THERE BE HEAVY RAIN AND WIND A Fun Challenge If you're looking for a fun challenge, this is it! Nature will be all over you by the time we're done. This is a great event to talk and get to know other members. WARNING: Our hike is not a flat-terrain walk like the path along Kelly Drive; this is moderate hike. The trails are hilly and will take us into wooded areas, so I wouldn't recommend this for someone with serious joint problems. There is a road that remains flat and runs for several miles right alongside the creek for those that would rather keep it simple, but our group will be hiking the trails. We will take a couple of breaks, but this is not a leisurely stroll; be prepared to maintain a decent pace. Wear sturdy hiking boots/sneakers or regular sneakers with good traction. I don't want to leave a fallen warrior behind, but I will! I'm just sayin'... Also suggested are a bottle of water and a bite to eat, such as a granola bar, fruit or trail mix. Bug spray, sunscreen, and a hat/scarf are also helpful but not usually necessary. You may just need a light jacket, but be sure to layer, as you will warm up. Bring your EpiPen or inhaler too (better safe than sorry). FOR LADIES: BRAID OR TIE YOUR HAIR DOWN...I've had an 8-legged hitchhiker once land on my hair and try to come home with me. Leave the makeup and cologne at home, because we are going to sweat. We might see a cute jogger, but I promise the chipmunks and deer will NOT be impressed. This is a very popular area that is frequented by people riding bikes, walking dogs, and occasionally riding horses. Just be aware of your surroundings. Park in the parking lot and walk down the hill to the Valley Green Inn. By RSVP'ing, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Black Philadelphia Group Organizers, Co-Organizers, Asst. Organizers, Event Organizers, and/or Host(s) for any injuries, damages, or liabilities incurred before, during, or after event. Post a comment below if you need a ride. PLEASE POST A COMMENT, CALL OR TEXT WITH YOUR NAME IF YOU'RE RUNNING LATE . ----------------------------------------------------------------- 24 Hours Please We can't wait to see you! Please don't keep us waiting. If you change your RSVP to "no" less than 24 FULL hours prior to an event, you are a "no show". Contact Us! As a courtesy to our members, please consider sending your questions directly to [masked] and only post in the comment box below when you're sharing event-related info with the group.

  • Sitting on Top of the World with Black Philadelphia! Let's dance!

    Stratus Roof Top Lounge @ Hotel Monaco

    Sitting on Top of the World with Black Philadelphia! Friends and significant others age 21+ are welcome! Special thanks to our Special Events Director, Deandra, for suggesting and hosting this great event. Here's the plan! Come spend a fun night with crew at one of Philly's hottest upscale rooftop lounges for F-R-E-E. Yes, that's $0! Mingle at bar ~ Chat under the stars ~ Dance til you sweat Dress Code: dress to impress! Agenda I will be there at 10:00 p.m. We are meeting at the bar at 10:30pm to open the night with toast! FREE COVER BEFORE 11PM Parking On-street parking is available but it's limited, so keep that in mind. Have questions PRIOR to the day of this event? Email Deandra at [masked] 24 Hours Please We can't wait to see you! Please don't keep us waiting. If you change your RSVP to "no" less than 24 FULL hours prior to an event, you are a "no show".

  • Black Philadelphia Coffee Hour!

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