BGS Book Club

We’re starting a Book Club! Submit up to 3 suggestions, fiction or nonfiction, any genre, for the book we’ll be reading in July. We’ll announce which book we’ll be reading on July 15th and meet sometime in August to discuss it.

Make your suggestions HERE.

Excelsior!

 

MEET UP! SummerStage: Tank and The Bangas/Robert Glasper / Phony Ppl, Sunday, June 25, 2017


We know that the incredible Robert Glasper is officially headlining this concert, but we’re really excited to see Tank and the Bangas out of New Orleans.

So join us in Central Park for what is sure to be an amazing show.

Free Event
Date: June 25
Time: Doors 2pm / Show 3pm

Remember, donations are always welcome!

Excelsior!

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MEET UP! Celebrate Brooklyn – Pharoah Sanders / Brooklyn Raga Massive: Coltrane Tribute, Friday, June 23, 2017

It’s an honor and a privilege to invite you all to join us in seeing one of the giants of jazz, the great Pharoah Sanders.

The Celebrate Brooklyn concerts are always some of our favorites, so check out this legendary musician with us at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

This is a Free Event.

RSVP HERE!

Remember, donations are always welcome!

Excelsior!

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MEET UP! Summerstage: Digable Planets at Coffey Park, Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Last year we saw the reunited Digable Planets in the rain and still had a great time, so be sure to join us again this year at Coffey Park for their return…

Free Event
Date: June 21
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffey Park
Verona St. bet. Richard St. and Dwight St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

RSVP HERE!

Remember, donations are always welcome!

Excelsior!

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MEET UP! SummerStage: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Whaaaat? The P-Funk with Main Source, Marly Marl and Roxanne Shante? We’re there!

Come with us to make that Mothership Connection for this free show in Corona Park to kick off this year’s Summer Stage Series! Get up for the downstroke!

June 11 at 5pm
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic / Main Source / DJ Marley Marl hosted by Roxanne Shante at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

RSVP HERE!

Remember, donations are always welcome!

Excelsior!

Meet-Up! SummerStage: Slick Rick, Friday, July 7, 2017

The Ruler’s Back! Join us this July for the legendary Slick Rick!

Yeah yeah, it’s out in Queens, but make sure you hop on the train after work on Friday and check out hip-hop’s greatest storyteller.

FREE EVENT!
Date: July 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Springfield Park
184th St. & 146th Terrace
Queens, NY 11413 United States

RSVP HERE!

Remember to help keep this show on the road with a donation!

Excelsior!

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Meet-Up! Spider-Man: Homecomi­ng, Saturday, July 8, 2017

Zendaya isn’t taking any crap from Spider-Man, and neither are we! But we’re still very excited to see the latest movie. So join us at Alamo Drafthouse to check out the newest adventure of our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man.

We’ll meet up before the show this time. I’ll let you know where closer to the date!

Make sure you get your tickets ASAP, because this is sure to sell out right away!

RSVP HERE!

Remember, donations are always welcome!

2D SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
Saturday, 08 July 2017 at
10:10 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn – Theater 7
I’m Row 3, Seat 13 and 14

Excelsior!

Meet Up! CURLFEST 2017, Saturday, July 15, 2017

Join Us For Curlfest!

FREE EVENT!

RSVP HERE 

Remember, donations are always welcome!

CURLFEST: THE ULTIMATE NATURAL BEAUTY FESTIVAL

Join us in Prospect Park for a mecca of afros, twist-outs, curls (and beards!) set to a soundtrack of positive energy. We’ve gathered the best names in natural beauty, added dope fashion vendors, and topped it off with some surprises you won’t want to miss! From games and giveaways to live demos and and an epic Soul Train dance-off, there’s plenty for your crew to enjoy!

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MEET-UP! Alamo Drafthouse Wonder Woman! Saturday, June 3, 2017

Oh snap, it’s finally here, the debut of DC’s greatest warrior woman, Wonder Woman! It’s a make or break moment for the DCEU, so it’s not one to miss! This movie is almost sure to sell out quickly, SO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Here are the details:

2D WONDER WOMAN
Saturday, 03 June 2017 at 07:30 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn – Theater 7
I’m in seat 15 and 16

This time we’ll be hanging out at a bar afterward, I’ll tell you know where closer to the show.

RSVP HERE!

Remember, donations are always welcome!

Excelsior!

MEET-UP! Alamo Drafthouse Late Night – ALIEN: COVENANT Saturday, May 20, 2017

Wow! Just about every opening weekend seat for Alien Covenant at Alamo Drafthouse was taken, except for the 10:30pm show! There are still plenty of seats, but there won’t be for long, so GET YOUR TICKETS NOW if you plan on coming!

Since it’s so late, this time we’ll meet up BEFORE the show and walk over together, I’ll announce where as we get closer to the date.

Here are the details:

ALIEN: COVENANT
Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 10:35 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn – Theater 7
I’m in Row 3 Seats 15

RSVP HERE!

Remember, donations are always welcome!
Excelsior!

SummerStage 2017

Wow, Slick Rick, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Mulatu Astatke, KRS-One, the GZA, Tank and The Bangas – this year’s SummerStage will be a lot of fun.

Of course, we’ll announce each show we’re going to individually, but here’s a look at the whole schedule.

Let us know in the comments which shows you want to see most!

Excelsior!
SummerStage 2017 Full Calendar
June 3 at 7pm
Mavis Staples / Toshi Reagon at Central Park

June 11 at 5pm
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic / Main Source / DJ Marley Marl hosted by Roxanne Shante at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

June 12 at 8pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Central Park

June 14 at 7pm
Yiddish Soul: Klezmatics / Zusha / Maccabeats / Cantors Chaim David Berson and Yanky Lemmer with host Nachum Segal at Central Park

June 14 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 17 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Clove Lakes Park

June 17 at 7pm
Laura Mvula / Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore / Blue Lab Beats in association with Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival at Central Park

June 17 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Crotona Park

June 21 at 7pm
Digable Planets at Coffey Park

June 21 at 6pm
Fête de la Musique: Wax Tailor / Her / Ayo / Ala.Ni at Central Park

June 22 at 7pm
Margaret Glaspy / Alexander F at Coffey Park

June 23 at 7pm
Just Blaze in association with Meanred at Coffey Park

June 23 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Socrates Sculpture Park

June 24 at 5pm
Denzel Curry in association with Move Forward Music at Coffey Park

June 24 at 6pm
The Gift / Dead Combo / Sofia Ribeiro in association with Arte Institute at Central Park

June 24 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Jackie Robinson Park

June 25 at 3pm
Robert Glasper / Phony Ppl / Tank and The Bangas presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival at Central Park

June 25 at 5pm
KRS-One / DJ Chuck Chillout at Coffey Park

June 26 at 6pm
Korea GAYOJE: Year of the Ox / SsingSsing / Coreyah in association with the Korean Cultural Center New York at Central Park

June 28 at 7pm
Rare Essence with special guest DJ Kool / Felix Hernandez Rythm Revue at Betsy Head Park

June 28 at 6pm
Freedom Party NYC at Central Park

June 29 at 7pm
Vivian Green / Music with a Message / GrandWizzard Theodore at Betsy Head Park

June 30 at 7pm
Ginuwine / Boogie Blind at Betsy Head Park

July 1 at 7pm
Everyday People at Betsy Head Park

July 1 at 6pm
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks with Catherine Russell / Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band / Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses presented by the French Embassy in association with New York Hot Jazz Festival at Central Park

July 2 at 7pm
Bob Moses / Poolside in association with Meanred at Central Park

July 2 at 5pm
DJ Premier and Friends in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series at Betsy Head Park

July 5 at 8pm
Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company / Pretty BIG Movement at Springfield Park

July 6 at 7pm
Mobile Mondays! Funkin with Jamaica w. Tom Browne at Springfield Park

July 7 at 7pm
Slick Rick the Ruler / GrandWizzard Theodore at Springfield Park

July 8 at 7pm
Totó La Momposina / Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Central Park

July 8 at 5pm
The Jimmy Heath Big Band at Springfield Park

July 9 at 7pm
Buffy Sainte-Marie / A Tribe Called Red / Iskwé at Central Park

July 9 at 5pm
Ohio Players / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue at Springfield Park

July 10 at 8pm
UCB All Stars feat. Sasheer Zamata at Central Park

July 12 at 8pm
Ladies of Hip Hop at Queensbridge Park

July 12 at 6pm
Mon Laferte / Princess Nokia / ÌFÉ in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference at Central Park

July 13 at 7pm
Judy Torres / Cynthia at Queensbridge Park

July 14 at 7pm
Mr. Cheeks / Large Professor at Queensbridge Park

July 15 at 5pm
The Legendary Ladies of SKYY / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue at Queensbridge Park

July 15 at 3pm
Los Pericos / Chicano Batman / La Vida Bohéme in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference at Central Park

July 16 at 5pm
Capone-N-Noreaga in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series at Queensbridge Park

July 16 at 3pm
Fela Tribute with Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Underground System / Rich Medina in association with Giant Step at Central Park

July 17 at 7pm
Yo La Tengo / Ultimate Painting at Central Park

July 19 at 7pm
TKA at Corporal Thompson Park

July 20 at 7pm
Lisette Melendez at Corporal Thompson Park

July 21 at 7pm
Joe Bataan / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue at Corporal Thompson Park

July 22 at 5pm
The Budos Band at Corporal Thompson Park

July 23at 5pm
GZA in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series at Corporal Thompson Park

July 26 at 8pm
BalletX / YY Dance Company at Central Park

July 26 at 7pm
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit: Star-Crossed (Los Desdichados) at St. Mary’s Park

July 27 at 8pm
SummerStage in association with BAAD! present: Made in the Bronx at St. Mary’s Park

July 28 at 7pm
La India at St. Mary’s Park

July 29 at 5pm
Frankie Negrón at St. Mary’s Park

July 29 at 7pm
Taiwanese Waves: Fire Ex / Dadado Huang + Berry j / Sangpuy at Central Park

July 30 at 5pm
Lisa Lisa / Marlon B at St. Mary’s Park

July 30 at 3pm
Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring MC Lyte at Central Park

August 2 at 8pm
Rennie Harris Puremovement / Philadanco! at Central Park

August 2 at 7pm
Ultimate Break and Beats Anniversary / BreakBeat Lou / SPECIAL ED / Camp Lo / hosted by Lord Finesse at Crotona Park

August 3 at 7pm
A Bronx Tale at Crotona Park

August 4 at 7pm
Stevie B / Ted Smooth at Crotona Park

August 5 at 5pm
Kid Capri’s Block Party Live at Crotona Park

August 5 at 7pm
Elza Soares / Liniker e os Caramelows / Teleseen DJ Set in association with Brasil Summerfest at Central Park

August 6 at 3pm
Basement Bhangra 20th Anniversary: Apache Indian / Panjabi MC / DJ Rekha / Madame Gandhi / Anik Khan / Horsepowar / Sikh Knowledge / DJ Petra / DJ Shilpa at Central Park

August 6 at 5pm
Jadakiss at Crotona Park

August 9 at 8pm
Malposo Dance Company / Daymé Arocena / Nickodemus at Central Park

August 9 at 7pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Stacyann Chin / Ntozake Shange / Sarah Kay at East River Park

August 10 at 7pm
Stefanie Batten Bland with Burnt Sugar at East River Park

August 11 at 7pm
Andy Montañez at East River Park

August 12 at 5pm
Khalid at East River Park

August 12 at 3pm
Family Day: They Might Be Giants: Kids, Science, and Beyond / Bill Childs of Spare Rock, Spoil the Child Radio at Central Park

August 13 at 5pm
Funkbox in the Park: Tony Touch / Danny Krivit / Jellybean Benitez / D-Train / honoring Evelyn Santos at East River Park

August 13 at 5pm
Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band / Jontavious Willis at Central Park

August 15 at 7pm
Stew and The Negro Problem at Marcus Garvey Park

August 16 at 8pm
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in association with Dance Films Association at Central Park

August 16 at 7pm
Bilal in association with Jill Newman Productions at Marcus Garvey Park

August 17 at 7pm
Step Afrika! at Marcus Garvey Park

August 19 at 5pm
Jim Jones at Marcus Garvey Park

August 20 at 5pm
Def Poets: A Reunion feat. Ursula Rucker, Jessica Care Moore, Mums, Steve Colman, Vanessa Hidary, Bonafide Rojas, Toni Blackman hosted by Asha Bandele in association with Manifesto at Marcus Garvey Park

August 20 at 6pm
Mulatu Astatke / Emel Mathlouthi / Alsarah & the Nubatones / DJ Sirak at Central Park

August 24 at 7pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Samuels Smith’s Chasin’ The Bird Remixed at Marcus Garvey Park

August 25 at 6pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Anat Cohen Tentet at Marcus Garvey Park

August 26 at 3pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Lee Konitz Quartet / Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science / Louis Hayes / Charenee Wade at Marcus Garvey Park

August 27 at 3pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Joshua Redman Quartet / Lou Donaldson / Tia Fuller / Alicia Olatuja at Tompkins Square Park

August 27 at 6pm
Valerie June / Aloysious 3 / Jalen N’Gonda at Central Park

Celebrate Brooklyn 2017

 

To be totally honest, I’m not too impressed with this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn lineup, but there are a few gems, like jazz legend Pharoah Sanders, Alice Smith and Talib Kweli. We’ll announce what we’re going to individually, but here’s a look at the whole schedule.
Let us know in the comments which ones you’d like to see.
As always, donations are welcome!

Excelsior!

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 2017 Lineup
All shows are free
Wednesday, June 7, 8pm
Lake Street Dive

Saturday, June 17, 3pm
Lisa Loeb with the Knights

Thursday, June 22, 7pm
Yeasayer | Poliça | Cymbals Eat Guitars

Saturday, June 10, 7pm
Alice Smith | Bilal | Kris Bowers

Friday, June 23, 7:30pm
Pharoah Sanders | Brooklyn Raga Massive: Coltrane Tribute

Saturday, June 24, 7pm
The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli | Pharoahe Monch & Kirk Knight | Goapele | Natasha Diggs Of #Soulinthehorn

Thursday, June 29, 7:30pm
Lila Downs | Orkesta Mendoza

Friday, June 30, 8pm
Garth Fagan Dance

Thursday, July 6, 8pm
Pilobolus

Friday, July 7, 7:30pm
Musiq Soulchild | People’s Champs

Saturday, July 8, 7pm
Chronixx | Chop & Quench | Laolu NYC

Thursday, July 13, 7:30pm
Robert Randolph & The Family Band | Eric Krasno

Friday, July 14, 7pm
Quantic (Live) | Tei Shi | Álex Anwandter

Saturday, July 15, 7:30pm
Ben L’oncle Soul | Sweet Crude

Friday, July 21, 7:30pm
Amadou & Mariam | Innov Gnawa | Ahmed Gallab Dj Set

Saturday, July 22, 7pm
Mashrou’ Leila | Dawn Of Midi | Dj Khatir

Thursday, July 27, 7:30pm
Music & Movies: Maciste All’inferno with Live Score By Sexmob | Reverend Billy & The Stop ShoppingChoir

Friday, July 28, 7:30pm
Andrew Bird | Esperanza Spalding

Saturday, July 29, 7pm
Admiral T | Tabou Combo | Dj Spike T.I.

Thursday, August 3, 7:30pm
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones | Nellie Mckay Fre

Friday, August 4, 7:30pm
Music & Movies: Creed with Live Score By Wordless Music Orchestra | Frank Haye & The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

Saturday, August 5, 7:30pm
Nels Cline: Lovers | Sam Amidon

Thursday, August 10, 7:30pm
Music & Movies: Selma With Live Score By Jason Moran & Wordless Music Orchestra | Brooklyn United Marching Band

Friday, August 11, 7pm.
Whitney | Weyes Blood | Moses Sumney

Saturday, August 12, 7:30pm
Youssou N’dour | Yacouba Sissoko

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit concerts
Thursday, June 15, 7pm
The Shins
Sold out

Tuesday, July 18, 7pm
Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James Mcalister: Planetarium
$50

Thursday, July 20, 7pm
Conor Oberst | Hop Along | Big Thief
$40.50–$46

Wednesday, July 26, 7:30pm
Sylvan Esso | Middle Kids
$35

Tuesday, August 1, 7pm
Fleet Foxes
Sold Out

Wednesday, August 2, 7pm
Fleet Foxes
$50.50–$55

Afropunk Brooklyn 2016! Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:00 PM to Sunday, August 28, 2016, 9:00 PM

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Afropunk Brooklyn 2016 – Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:00 PM to Sunday, August 28, 2016, 9:00 PM

Wow, the Afropunk lineup this year is bonkers —
Flying Lotus, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Ice Cube, Living Color, Fishbone, George Clinton, Shabazz Palaces and a million more.
Get your tickets RIGHT NOW!

The hour of Afropunk grows near, so this is just a little update. We’re going both Saturday and Sunday, so you guys can definitely hang out with us. It’s hard to say where exactly we’ll be until we scope out the lay of the land, so RSVP at Meetup to get get the details on where and when we’ll be, I’ll definitely send out an update once I get in line —
https://www.meetup.com/Black-Geek-Society-Nerd…/…/230490978/

Ok, see you there!

Luke Cage Premiere Party! Saturday, October 1, 2016

lukeMarvel fans like it raw, and it doesn’t get rawer than Marvel’s Netflix series, and Luke Cage promises to be no exception. Join us in watching the first three episodes the day after they’re released.

I’m trying to get a head count for the venue, so RSVP, ASAP and let us know if you’re coming —
https://www.meetup.com/Black-Geek-Society-Nerds-of-Color/events/233534368/

Sweet Christmas!

Luke Cage Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymw5uvViqPU