Check back often as our Philadelphia African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Philadelphia area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!


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UPPN 10 Year Anniversary Mixer: WAWA Welcome America Weekend! @ Moshulu
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our UPPN 10th Anniversary Mixer in partnership with WAWA Welcome America on the newly renovated Moshulu deck, overlooking the waterfront and front row to the 4th of July weekend FIREWORKS that evening!

This month’s UPPN Mixer is in partnership WAWA Welcome America and being featured as one of their Stoli Vodka Red, White, and Blue Happy Hours. Our event will be front row to the fireworks on the waterfront happening that evening.

UPPN mixers are recognized as the best in class events for upwardly mobile and accomplished professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our events are ideal for meeting fellow professionals and establishing long-lasting professional/social relationships. UPPN After Work Mixers are a perfect way to enjoy great music, great venues, and great people. You could meet your next client, customer, business partner, employer or simply meet a new friend. You will interact with corporate leaders, academics, attorneys, accountants, bankers, consultants, doctors, entrepreneurs, human resource specialists, politicos and more. Complimentary admission requires REGISTRATION above! 

Date: Friday, June 30th, 2017
Time: 6pm-10pm (Join us from 6-7pm for a curated viewing of the Museum)
Age: 23+
Venue: Moshulu Deck – 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Dress: Business or Smart Casual attire required (Will be enforced – No sneakers, athletic wear, t-shirts, etc)

UPPN consists of professionals in the Greater Philadelphia, tri-state area (PA, NJ and DE.) Our mission is to engage, empower and connect Philadelphia’s next generation of leaders through the use of technology and events. Our content and programs are primarily catered to urban professionals between the ages 25 and 45.

Wawa Welcome America is a 6-day festival with over 50 FREE multicultural and multigenerational events celebrating America’s birthday in America’s birthplace – Philadelphia. The citywide festival is jam packed with multiple fireworks displays, free concerts, free museum days, community events, free outdoor movie screenings, block parties and more!

The Dr Boyce Watkins Black Economic Empowerment Festival – Philadelphia, PA @ International House Philadelphia
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm


Dr Boyce Watkins is coming to Philadelphia, PA for a three-day, Black Economic Empowerment Festival!

Dr. Watkins wants to make sure that this festival is available to everyone! Three of the sessions will be donation based. Details below.

This extraordinary event will last for three days, including the following: The Friday evening session, the Saturday afternoon session, the private VIP meeting with Dr Watkins, the Saturday evening session and the Sunday Master Class. You can buy tickets for each event individually or be an Ultimate VIP.

The schedule for this weekend is below.

Friday Evening Session, July 7th:

5:30 PM – Doors open

6:00 PM – Feature film -Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint

8:00 PM – Dr Boyce Watkins keynote – The Rules of Economic Self-Defense

9:00 PM – Meet & Greet and Book signing

Suggested Donation $25

Saturday Morning VIP Experience, July 8th: (VIP or Untimate VIP ticket required for entrance)

10:30 AM – V.I.P. Experience – Meet Dr. Watkins in-person

Saturday Afternoon session, July 8th:

12:00 PM – Doors open for general admission

12:30 PM -Feature Film – Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth

2:30 PM – Keynote by Dr. Watkins: The Keys to Turning Your Child Into a Millionare

3:30 PM – Meet & greet and book signing with Dr Boyce Watkins

Suggested Donation $25

Saturday Evening Session, July 8th:

6:00 PM – Doors open

6:30 PM – Feature film – Secrets of Black Financial Intelligence

7:30 PM – Keynote by Dr. Watkins: The Ten Commandments of Economic Empowerment

9:00 PM – Book signing

Suggested Donation $25

Sunday Afternoon Session, July 9th: (Masterclass or Ultimate VIP ticket required for entrance)

12:00 PM – Doors open

12:30 PM – Exclusive Master Class by Dr Boyce Watkins – How to invest in the stock market

*** This is a special program where guest who purchase tickets will get 3 MONTHS FREE access to Dr Watkins’ online Stock Market Investing self-study curriculum. (Value $267 USD)

*Itinerary is subject to change

Movie, Meal and Money with Mrs. Martin: Let’s Talk Cash for College @ Movie Tavern
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm
Movie, Meal and Money with Mrs. Martin: Let's Talk Cash for College @ Movie Tavern | Flourtown | Pennsylvania | United States

Enjoy a fun summer night out with friends!

Movie, Meals and Money with Mrs. Martin Let’s Talk Cash for College

Everyone is always looking for new ways to find money for college. Join College Advisor and Author Dana Martin as she talks through tips and tricks to getting college money. Afterward enjoy a private screening of the hilarious new movie “The House” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler who need all the help they can get to pay for college!

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

Movie, Meals and Money ticket includes college money presentation, private screening movie ticket, a choice entrée and a copy of her book Creatively Closing the Gap Unconventional Ways to Find Money for College.

Come out and have fun learning where to find the cash your child needs for college. Don’t gamble their college future!

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC) Leadership Seminar
Jul 12 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC) Leadership Seminar

We are excited to announce the second of three 2017 NAMIC Leadership seminars, is scheduled to take place July 12 – 14, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.  This highly interactive three-day learning experience has been designed to meet the career strategy needs of all eligible professionals in the media and entertainment industry. Deadline to submit applications is June 2, 2017.

Since 2005, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC)  Leadership Seminar has assembled top academics and practitioners from across the country to provide a leadership development experience for professionals still in the comparatively early stages of their careers.  The program was created to increase participants’ effectiveness at work, to provide them with the important insights and tools for strategic career planning, and to transform high-potential middle managers into effective leaders.

The Leadership Seminar curriculum reflects today’s constantly changing industry landscape, and the professional opportunities (and challenges) that accompany this flux.  The highly-interactive instructional methodology sets the stage for professionals to obtain the knowledge, competencies, and diverse perspectives necessary for maximum performance and career enhancement.  All talented coordinators, supervisors, managers, and new directors (less than two years at that level) from across the cable telecommunication industry’s multicultural spectrum are invited to apply.

The Legendary Norman Connors & Starship Orchestra Celebrating Phyllis Hyman @ Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz
Jul 14 all-day
The Legendary Norman Connors & Starship Orchestra Celebrating Phyllis Hyman @ Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The Legendary Norman Connors & Starship Orchestra Celebrating Phyllis Hyman

Featuring the vocals of THEO VALENTIN and MARVA KING

Hustler Of Culture 4 Get Down Edition @ One Art Community Center
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hustler Of Culture 4 Get Down Edition Tickets, Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Hustler Of Culture Convention 4 “The Get Down” Edition “A Salute To Icons Of Hip Hop Culture”

Networking/Costume Party, Art Business Workshops, Outdoor Concert

Starring Wise Intelligent Of Poor Righteous Teachers

$100 Cash Prize for best costume/ $50 for best Hustler Of Culture shirt alteration

Saturday July 15th 7pm-11pm

Advanced tix $10/ 2 free tix with HOC shirt purchase

Get tix at

For vending call E. Muhammad 443.567.0717 or email

“BLESS THE MIC” Spoken Word and R&B @ Bourbon & Branch
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm


Off Broadway Actor, and Spoken Word Artist, Cast in Netflix “Orange is the New Black”

David Roderts aka D-Black

General Admission – $15

More At The Door

Group Discount end June 24

Birthday Parties Welcomed

Doors open at 7:30pm Show Starts at 8pm

Dress With Sophistication

Must Be 21+

Come Early to Enjoy Bourbon & Branch Bar & Restaurant



*All Sales Final

Civil War, Civil Rights: African American Women in Civil War-Era Philadelphia @ The Library Company of Philadelphia
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Civil War, Civil Rights: African American Women in Civil War-Era Philadelphia

5:30pm -6:30pm: Lecture

Reception to follow

In conjunction with the Library Company’s NEH Summer Seminar “What Did Independence Mean for Women: 1776 – 1876?” the Library Company is hosting a public lecture presented by prominent scholar Judith Giesberg, Professor of History at Villanova University. Professor Giesberg is the author of several books and the project director and lead editor of Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865. Her presentation will discuss black women’s activism on the homefront during the Civil War, specifically addressing the variety of ways that African American women pushed civil rights and freedom of movement onto the wartime agenda of U.S. lawmakers.

2017 Young People’s Concert Series – Step Afrika! @ The Mann Center
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Feel the beat through the energizing combo of percussive step dancing and traditional African dance, which is sure to get your hearts pounding and out of your seat!

Over the past 21 years Step Afrika! has grown to become one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the US and Washington DC’s largest African American arts organization. Step Afrika! began as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has expanded to become a national and international touring company presenting performance, residencies and workshops worldwide.

Philly 4th Annual Stepping Weekend @ Independence Seaport Museum
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day

Philly 4th Annual Stepping Weekend   

August 4th – 6th 2017

“Held in Historical Downtown Philadelphia The Birth Place of America”

Host Hotel:  Holiday Inn Penns Landing.  

100 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106     

Free Breakfast * Free Hotel Shuttle within 1.5Miles * Parking Seperate


Featured Venues: 

Friday: Meet & Greet 2 Levels to Party and Saturday Workshops held  (6 Blocks from Hotel)

@ African American Cultural Museum.

701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

                Saturday: Main Event held  

        @ Independence Seaport Museum  (2 Blocks from Hotel)

211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Sunday: Farewell Breakfast and Party held (1.2 Miles from Hotel)

@ Adventure Aquarium

1 Aquarium Loop, Camden, NJ 08103


Special Guest:

Cheryl “Sugarfoot” Powe (ATL), Ann Goggin Hunter (DET)

Tammy Denise Brown (MD),  Maria Cephas (Fl),  Keith Hubbard (CHI)

Music By: Dj Myron (CHI)  &  Dj Black China (PHL)

Meet/Greet & Workshops:      Main Event: Seaport Museum   Farewell Brunch: Adventure                 African American Museum                                                    Aquarium

The Beats, The Rhymes, The History Tour 2017: The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers: the Genesis of Hip Hop Culture @ A's Place
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Beats, The Rhymes, The History Tour 2017: The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers: the Genesis of Hip Hop Culture @ A's Place | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Hip Hop Healthy Edutainment presents “The Beats, The Rhymes, The History Tour 2017,” the ultimate Hip Hop experience of a lifetime. Audience members will embark on a multisensory journey through Hip Hop culture and classic Hip Hop music with the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers. Concert goers will enjoy The Beats from DJ Tony Tone, The Rhymes of Cold Crush Four Emcees, Supreme Easy A.D., Grandmaster Caz, and the Almighty Kay Gee, and The History of the culture orally, direct from the source who was there when it all started, the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers.

Declared by several sources as “The Rolling Stones of Hip Hop” and “the originators of the mixtape” by Hot 97’s DJ Funk Master Flex at the 2017 Global Hip Hop Day celebration, the Cold Crush Brothers will perform live routines from their large catalog of classics, songs from the first Hip Hop movie ever made “Wildstyle,” crowd favorite record releases “Fresh, Fly, Wild, and Bold,” “The Weekend,” and “Punk Rock Rap,” and a never seen before visual presentation of Cold Crush Brothers history. Performing only in intimate settings to provide authentic audience engagement, the tour kicks off on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at AJ’s Place 3722 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127 and is guaranteed to be a fun night of performance, history, and culture. More dates to be announced. Stay tuned!

Tour Kickoff Details for “The Beats, The Rhymes, The History Tour” 2017:

· Saturday, August 5th, 2017 from 7pm – 2am
· AJ’s Place 3722 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
· Classic Hip Hop VIP Meet and Greet Reception from 7-8pm (With VIP ticket)
· Classic Hip Hop music for your party enjoyment by DJ Tony Tone from 8-11p (Open to both General & VIP ticket holders)
· Showtime 11pm Sharp!
· Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite
o Two ticket tier – General admission and VIP

About Hip Hop Healthy Edutainment: Hip Hop Healthy Entertainment strives to “make healthy cool” through authentic Hip Hop culture using history, the elements of Hip Hop, and self-love. Hip Hop Healthy Edutainment was founded by legendary Hip Hop pioneers from the home of Hip Hop the Bronx, New York. The overall goal of Hip Hop Healthy Entertainment is to provide events, workshops, and concerts for the youth and the entire Hip Hop community to preserve the culture of Hip Hop while promoting healthy living, positive interactions, uplifting music, health and wellness, and anti-bullying. Comprised of deejays, emcees, and producers from Hip Hop’s golden era who set the standard for all aspects of Hip Hop as an art form by spreading Hip Hop globally, making Hip Hop Healthy Edutainment an integral part of the worldwide culture of Hip Hop at large.

2017 Arts & Authors Extravaganza @ Philadelphia Convention Center
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Sunday, August 06, 2017 1pm-8pm


Indoor Art Show ~ Book Signings ~ Raffles/Drawings~ Spoken Word ~Live Band

Presented by

Featuring Artists & Authors & Singers all the way from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, London!

Keynote Speaker: OMAR TYREE

We are extremely proud and honored to announce our Keynote Speaker for the day, born in Philadelphia, Pa., New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, journalist, screenwriter, and public speaker, Omar Tyree. Omar Tyree is a renowned business figure, he has published seventeen books, and his articles have been published in the Washington Post, Essence, Upscale, and the Washington Times.

Special Performances by Selected Artist

The goal of the event is to educate writers, authors, aspiring authors, students and anyone interested in the publishing industry about upcoming trends and how to successfully enter or advance in the publishing world.


Artists will be displaying their latest artworks!
There will be light refreshments, drawings and giveaways of T-shirts and prizes. Winners will be chosen from among the people who RSVP, but you MUST be here to win!




(Must be present to claim prize!!!)

If you are an Artist or Author and would like to participate as an exhibitor please REGISTER above and further instructions will be given at that time from!!!

Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The DO THE MOST Music Conference will Feature a schedule packed full of Expert Panels, Seminars, D.J. & music Events and Performances, the Conference part of DO THE MOST will provide a distinctive opportunity for artists, music industry professionals and radio personnel to connect, network and catapult their careers into a solid position, from the up-and-coming artist to the seasoned music industry veteran. From group panel discussions to upfront expert advise, artists , music industry folk and radio/t.v. personnel are given ample opportunities to make long-lasting impressions and connections.

The DO THE MOST Music Conference will feature an artist showcase later that evening of August 12, 2017.  It will include many different musical styles and give the conference attendee a great opportunity to witness some of the country’s best trending musical acts.

$25 EARLY BIRD PASSES, $125 AFTER JULY 12, 2017 ,
African American Musicians Collection Tour @ The Library Company of Philadelphia
Aug 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

African American Musicians Collection

Library Company Print & Photograph Department Curator, Sarah Weatherwax, and Associate Curator of Prints & Photographs, Erika Piola, will present special collection items highlighting the rich history of African American music in the late 19th century. Portraits, playbills, and programs providing a snapshot of the life and career of blind African American musician Thomas Wiggins, one of the most popular entertainers of the Victorian era will be on display. Visitors will also see a manuscript music book and published sheet music will illuminate the career of Frank Johnson, an African American musician from Philadelphia whose career included composing and performing music for audiences ranging from Queen Victoria’s court to the local black community.

AfropolitanPhilly (Inauguration) – Largest Afro-Caribbean Mixer Now Launches In Philadelphia @ TBD
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Largest Afro-Caribbean Monthly Cultural Mixer For Diaspora Professionals in DC, NYC, ATL,Miami, Houston & Baltimore now launches in Philadelphia in August

Afropolitan is a unique cultural experience where diapora professionals in Philly can connect, sociailize and celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture. The experiences fuses networking, cultural showcase, business spotlight, food , music and dance into a unique 5-hour phased cultural experience for diaspora professionals.

Checkout the videos below for a taste of the Afropolitan experience. Join us on Friday August 25th for the inauguration of AfropolitanPhilly. This will be an amazing night of Connections, Culture, Inspiration and Cocktails.

We will also be celebrating the independence of all African & Caribbean countries celebrating in August.

Happy hour until 7pm includes our signature cocktail “The Afropolitan” and many other drink specials.Bottle service is available all night as well as African-inspired small plates.

Checkout the video below for a taste of the Afropolitan Experience

Checkout past event VIDEOS & PHOTOS for a taste of the Afropolitan Experience

Come Early To Network | Stay Late To Party

Afropolitan is the largest Afro-Caribbean social movement of its kind attracting over 3000 diaspora professionals across multiple cities each month. It is also the premiere national platform for showcasing, promoting and sharing the vibrancy and variety of African cultures & Music with a broader audience.

You must RSVP by EOD on Thursday August 24th for complimentary admission

Free Before 7pm with RSVP | $10 Online Only Advance Tickets | $20 at the door after 7pm or without RSVP         Note: You must be checked in by 7pm for free admission. There is usually a line at the door so plan to be there latest by 6:30pm in order to be checked in by 7pm


Dress Code(Strictly Enforced): Professional, Ankara Wear, Classy. No T-Shirts, Hats, or Tennis shoes.

Age Limit(21): Mature clientele only

Have questions about AfropolitanPhilly (Inauguration) – Largest Afro-Caribbean Mixer Now Launches In Philadelphia? Contact DrumPulse Entertainment

Masterpiece Awards & The Black Artist Expo @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

The Masterpiece Awards is an Annual Celebration of our Ancestor’s Life & Legacy from the past, present and future in the Cultural Arts & Humanities. We will honor a chosen individual(s) for dedicating there time with an unveiling of an Original Hand Made Masterpiece of Artwork. A One of a kind creation that will host a Global Community of Artist’s that will showcase Talent at The Black Artists Expo.

In addition a Wear Art Fusion Fashion Show will be one of the highlights with a Live Body Paint Art on the Model’s Urban Runway. A Charity Silent ART Auction will offer a mix of Artistic Styles for purchase to contribute to CREATIVE KIDS SCHLOLRSHIP FOUNDATION INC.

Meet and Greet The Legendary Artist Mark “G” along with a host of other Celebrities within the Entertainment Industry Showcase. Buy the Celebrity Brand product(s) on site and get Autographs with Photos.

This event is FREE for kids 17 and under with a Door Donation for Adults. For further Information or Artists, Models, Contact Mr. Gaines @ (267) 276-8573 or Email:

2017 Philadelphia Black Expo @ First District Plaza
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day

Black Expo America Inc

in partnership with

Philadelphia Black Entrepreneurs Network


2017 Philadelphia Black Expo


First District Plaza

3801 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Welcome to the 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo taking place on October 14-15, 2017 and at the prestigious First District Plaza located at 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia, PA. Our theme for this expo is “Build It, and They Will Come”.  At this years, 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo, we will turn our green dollars towards Black owned (African-American, Caribbean and African) businesses.

This event is the premier opportunity for your company name, products, and services to reach a wide range of demographics in New Jersey and the tri-state area. The business exhibition portion of the expo will run from 10am to 8pm. Exhibitors and sponsors help underwrite actual production costs: facility rental, staging, lights & sound, advertising, printing, postage, security, refreshments, events, and programs. Exhibitor opportunities are open to everyone.

The 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo will exhibit businesses showcasing their products and services. The expo will also include the following events and programs: Black Legacy and Leadership Awards Ceremony, business seminars, community forum, youth empowerment seminar, health and wellness seminar, Fashion Show, business networking mixers, R&B concert, Gospel concert and a comedy show.

Due to print deadlines, all exhibitor commitments must be PAID IN FULL by September 30, 2017.

The  2017 Philadelphia Black Expo offers businesses and organizations numerous ways to connect with consumers. With a goal in mind to educate and uplift our growing, diverse community, the Philadelphia Black Expo highlights our culture in many different areas.

The  2017 Philadelphia Black Expo offers a chance for partners and visitors to experience premiere arts and entertainment, youth and family activities and programs, business networking, healthy living, education and more.

As an exhibitor, you will not only experience the excitement of diverse cultures, but you will also experience positive brand awareness before more than 1000 event attendees and tens of thousands more through print and online advertising for your organization as well. As a contributor to the Philadelphia Black Business Expo, your company will help our organization to deliver year-round business, youth, family and social programs and events to better serve our communities.

On behalf of the executive team and staff, we thank you in advance for your support and for being a partner of the Official KICKOFF of the 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo. Please do not hesitate to call regarding any questions concerning your company’s participation in the 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo.

Our Exhibitors come from various backgrounds:

Insurance * Fitness / Nutrition * Technology * Colleges / Universities * Health * Employment * Clothing * Hair Care * Beauty*Fragrances * Work From Home * Household Items * Construction * Credit Counseling * Banking * Self-Defense * Music * Churches * Computers / Internet * Fashions * Books * Child Care * Self-Improvement * Jewelry * Authors


For tickets & vendor Info send an email to or call 917-501-0614


Join Us Sundays Nights at 9pm

Philadelphia Black Expo Event Info

Conference Call: 515-739-1020

Access Code: 685435

FULL BLACK Sagittarius Birthday Bash @ Calabash Banquet & Restaurant
Dec 9 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 3:00 am


music by:

MASSIVE B SOUND with Bobby Konders & Jabba [hot 97 fm]

THE PARTY ALLIANCE FAMILY [master rich, dj marfie, dj proud & boots]