What we're about

This group is for young black professionals and diversity-minded individuals in Western New York who are interested in connecting with people and enjoying social activities. The main goal is to bring together people who are interested in building new relationships, exploring Western New York, learning new things and enhancing their social life.

Our meetups are not too large, which gives us a chance to get to know each other and develop long-lasting relationships. Whether you are new in town, or have been around for a while, we would love for you to join us. See you at the next meetup!

You can also join the Facebook group as well: Young Black Professionals of Western New York (https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackprofessionalswny/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Karaoke @ Poize Lounge


*This is part of our Black Bar Tour* Are you the second coming on Whitney Houston? Always dream sing as Montell Jordan? Well now's your chance to show us what you got or just sit back and have fun. Poize does a tuesday night Karaoke with a fun drink special. Buy one drink, sing a song, and get your next (same) drink free. Things kick off at 8pm. We will plan to be there at 8:15 (cause you never show up first to a par-tay!)

Building Wealth Through Homeownership (FREE Informational Session)

The real point of wealth is the freedom it can bring you and your family. Wealth means being able to spend your days the way you choose, rather than working to earn more money or worrying about how much you already have. This workshop will provide you with information and how you can become a first-time home owner and programs available to assist in purchasing a home. We are bringing together several home ownership programs, real estate agents, and loan officers together to show you how owning a home is easier than you think. Come meet with EPC (Emerging Philanthropists of Color), as we talk about Home Ownership Assistance Programs. You must register for this FREE event using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giving-session-101-purchasing-a-home-tickets-55075892477 Food and refreshments will be provided. Please note - children under 14 years of age are not permitted.

Bowling @ Kerns

Kerns Avenue Bowling Center

I've been looking to get out Buffalo's only Black-owned bowling alley forever. Come on out for a great time with new and old friends! Pricing: $3 per game; $2.50 for shoe rental

BlackBird Cider Hall and Showroom Visit

BlackBird Buffalo Cider Hall

For the hard cider fans.... From Website: Located in the historic and newly renovated Linde Air Building at 155 Chandler Street, the Buffalo Cider Hall provides visitor with a rustic experience. The roomy cider hall featuring over 30 ciders and beers on tap with a focus on local and New York State products.

Past events (308)

Tacos With Friends event

Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant

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