The purpose of this group is to provide a venue for professionals in the Black community to socialize, network, build relationships and connections. We specialize in social gatherings to promote businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as, singles events and mixers. This group has held events to appeal to the needs of our community such as speed networking, black tie affairs, after work events, concerts, business pitch meets and much more. The mission of this group is to host exclusive African-American based urban professional events in which people can meet, socialize and connect with a little bit of fun at the same time.
Saturday, June 15,[masked]:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Park, the Bandshell Area
enter at 72nd Street
Rain or shine
Get ready to paddle, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!
On Saturday, June 15, join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure—for free! This year's activities include:
Key Log Rolling
Red Bulls Soccer Challenge
Rod and Reel Skills
Free Bike Valet Parking
Outdoor Survival Training
and much more!
Please note: Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early!
Certain activities will require a waiver, which will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign the waiver.
ONLY IN QUEENS FESTIVAL:
SHELIA E / MUSIQ SOULCHILD
Sunday, June 23, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Doors open 4:00 pm)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Though she’s best known for her association with Prince—arguably his most talented and highest-profile protege-Sheila Escovedo had already recorded with George Duke and toured with Marvin Gaye by the time she met the Purple One. Often called “The Queen of Percussion,” the legendary percussionist featured on Purple Rain opener “Let’s Go Crazy” before breaking out with her 1984 LP “Glamorous Life”; She’s since collaborated with the likes of Phil Collins, Cyndi Lauper, Beyoncé, Ringo Starr and George Clinton. She’s joined by neo-soul R&B crooner Musiq Soulchild, best known for his 2000 hit “Just Friends (Sunny)” and his collaboration with The Roots.
Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop in the Park
Saturday, July 13,[masked]:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
For the second summer in a row, Socrates partners with pioneering VJ/DJ Ralph McDaniels, founder and host of Video Music Box and Hip Hop Coordinator at the Queens Library, to celebrate the impact and positive evolution of