Note: Masks are required for selected events and some venues masks are no longer required but encouraged. Check before you GO! Your safety should be your priority!
CDC COVID Guidelines:https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19/covid19-older-adults.html
Spring Pop Up Shop, 1513 East Cleveland Ave, East Point Shop local and support artists & makers. 1pm-6pm Live all vinyl DJ, family friendly outdoor event. KNOW More: Accepting vendors: https://linktr.ee/Makersmarketatl
Sat, May 21 Kyle Abraham Dance Company (A.I.M.) An Untitled Love, Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St, Downtown Atlanta 8pm Tickets: $39 and Up KNOW More: https://events.rialtocenter.gsu.edu/Online/ "An Untitled Love" is the latest evening-length work. Composed of the catalogue of Grammy-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this creative exaltation serves as a thumping mix tape celebrating culture, family, and community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=MkplLAQW7R0&feature=emb_logo
The Social House, 314 Auburn Avenue, Downtown Atlanta KNOW More: 5 unique artists currently residing in the Metro Atlanta Area, 7 Black & Brown beauty, wellness, & lifestyle vendors, Polaroid Photo Booth with a social media worthy backdrop, Hand-crafted cocktails, specialized drink menu, & small bites, An all-access pass to the exclusive membership based bar and venue, Networking and community building. Curated by The Alchemists Collective VZN, Niya, Reese, and Thrax we bring to you a one-of-a-kind experience incorporating music, art, and community. At Alchemy, we create and cultivate a safe space for alternative Black and Brown people. We aim to promote inclusion, serve as a physical and digital space that continuously promotes and connects with our audience, along with showcasing present, and future legendary artists.
Sun, May 22 NextDoor 100 Block Party, Atlantic Station, Midtown Atlanta 1pm-5pm FREE register online: https://thenextdoor100.com/ KNOW More: The Nextdoor 100 is a celebration of the super amazing supportive, surprising, creative, compassionate, never-not-there-when-you-need them neighbors. From the local grocer that’s open 365 days a year to the neighbor that’s always at the ready with a meal or a ride, this first-ever award program gives much deserved recognition to these meaningful people in everyone’s lives.
Now Thru May 23 Illuminarium “Wild” African Safari(immersive entertainment, Eastside Trail Atlanta Beltline, 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta (btw Two Urban Licks and New Realm Brewery, walking distance from Ponce City Market), see website for times Tickets: $35 and up KNOW More: on site valet available, see link for parking options: https://www.illuminarium.com/atlanta/hours-and-location/ The Next Generation in Immersive Entertainment. From exhilarating natural wonders to enriching cultural moments and beyond, Illuminarium delivers a sensory experience like no other by fully immersing you in the world’s most extraordinary experiences. There's also a cafe and shop and after dark experience.
Tues, May 24 Chef & Author, Kwame Onwuachi, Atlatanta History Center, 130 West Pace Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta 7pm Virtual event KNOW More: https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/event/kwame-onwuachi/?mc_cid=46d6abf80b&mc_eid=118f7921fa Kwame is a James Beard Award–winning chef, born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana. A former Top Chef contestant, Onwuachi has been named Esquire’s Chef of the Year, one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, and a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America and opened five restaurants before turning thirty. He lives in Los Angeles.
Tuesdays, 24 Atlanta Jazz Festival presents, Jazz in the Sky atop Colony Square helipad, Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St, Midtown Atlanta 6pm-8pm Tickets: $45 (available beginning, April 19) KNOW More: https://colonysquare.com/events/jazz-in-the-sky-2022/ Live Jazz atop a mixed use destination helipad. 320 feet in the air, views of Midtown, Buckhead and beyond. Guests must be able to walk five flights of stairs, no heights fears. Outside food, beverages are permitted, takeout from their site is encouraged.
KNOW More: https://atljazzfest.com/ Piedmont Park, Midtown Atlanta
KNOW More: www.hammondshouse.org
(pic: Romare Bearden @ September Gray Gallery)
Sat, July 16, Sat, Sept 17, Sat, Nov 19 Miami Circle Gallery Stroll, 4pm-6pm(each date) Free event KNOW More: https://livablebuckhead.com/gallerystroll/ Miami Circle is MARTA adjacent(Lindbergh station) and free parking is available or extend your stroll and use PATH400. Miami Circle is home to the largest single gathering of fine art galleries in Atlanta. Experience some of the foremost art galleries while discovering stunning local, regional and international artists. Enjoy wine and small bites at several of the venues, while taking your time soaking up the visual splendor within. Participating galleries: September Gray, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Balance Art & Frame, Bill Lowe Gallery, Hambridge Center Art Lab, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Reinike Gallery, Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery, Thomas Deans Fine Art.
Thursdays now thru Sept 2022, beginning, May 5 Peachtree Center Green Market, 235 Peachtree St, Downtown Atlanta (street plaza level facing Peachtree) 11am-2pm KNOW More and a list of vendors: https://peachtreecenter.com/turnip-the-beet-for-green-market-and-cinco-de-mayo/ showcasing the most delicious fare and highest quality, hand-made goods in addition to live music, yard games and themed giveaways. (list of a few vendors: Sweet Auburn Bread Company, llc, Divine Clementine Bath & Body, llc, Anna Bell’s Mac, llc, ….)
Now thru June 11 Andrew Young’s exhibit, Millennium Gate Museum(Atlantic Station), 395 17th St, Midtown Atlanta Museum Hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm General Admission: $12 & Seniors, students, military: $10 Free parking (http://thegatemuseum.org/visit/ ) Directions: http://thegatemuseum.org/visit/directions-and-parking/ KNOW More: www.Millenniumgate.org Civil rights leader Andrew Young is celebrating his 90th birthday. He is ringing it in with a new exhibit showcasing Young’s life and achievements.
NOW Thru- Aug 14 What Is Left Unspoken, Love exhibit, High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St, Midtown Atlanta Museum Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun, 12pm-5pm Tickets: $16.50* per person and free for children ages five and under. KNOW More: www.high.org What Is Left Unspoken, Love, a thematic exhibition featuring contemporary artworks that examine the different ways the most important thing in life--love--is expressed. Love will feature more than seventy works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and media art, by more than thirty-five international artists such as Rina Banerjee, Jeffrey Gibson, Tomashi Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Kerry James Marshall, Ebony G. Patterson, Magnus Plessen, and Carrie Mae Weems. See website for COVID Protocols.
Shining A Spotlight on Small Black Business
Wild Seed Butik, Apparel, clothing, home goods, unisex, accessories, jackets, swimwear, and more. www.shopwildseed.com
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B V Stylez, Stylish travel bags representing Haitian Liberation. Backpack, cross body bag, weekender bag. https://bvstylez.com/
Weathered Not Worn represents life's journey and along the way, we hope that you Embrace Your Story and Express Your Style! When we learn to appreciate the falls (rips and tears), the transformation (bleaching process), and the things and people we must let go (missing pocket), we begin to live a life of peace, joy, and freedom! https://weatherednotworn.com/
dsh100hh, 100 percent handmade hair food, plant based ingredients, good for all hair textures, detangle, strengthen and moisturize from first use, aids in the prevention of hair loss and regeneration of dormant hair follicles, promoting growth. https://www.dsh100hh.com/
DIOP, African inspired clothing brand. Ankara: Diop uses a boldly colored and patterned fabric used throughout West Africa. www.weardiop.com
Young King Hair Care, black and brown young men grooming products, plant based ingredients. https://youngkinghaircare.com/
Buddy Lee Jump Ropes, Jump into fitness, lose weight and become a better athlete with the world most comprehensive Jump Rope Training system! http://www.buddyleejumpropes.com
Parkside Kitchen & Cocktails is bringing a new dining experience to the historic Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta. The restaurant will feature a fresh and creative contemporary American cuisine. (Grant Park, Atlanta) https://www.facebook.com/ParksideKitchenAtlanta/menu/
Cruvie launched the beginning of Fall 2013, selling a unique collection of fresh ass clothing. Inspired by today's creative culture, Cruvie incorporates simplicity, style and tradition to increase unity. As we evolve in this cold world, Cruvie's collections will continue to represent strength, unity and love. www.curvie.com
Bee Love employs formerly incarcerated individuals as a way to offer them a second chance at establishing a new life. The company makes everything from honey to honey-infused skincare products like indulgent body balms and sugar scrubs. www.belovebuzz.com
Shop Bright Black is a collection where you can find your favorite basics and statement pieces all in one place! (Georgia) https://shopbrightblack.com
SHEletics is a female athletic apparel company providing everything athletic for her. SHEletics was born from my running experiences beginning in 2013. This journey included cross training, nutrition, literature, strategic scheduling, aches, advances, setbacks, achievements, goal setting, accountability, loses and taking copious notes on impressionable and purposeful athletic wear. The mission of SHEletics is to empower all females of all ages, all sizes and all performance levels to “keep the body moving” and remain dedicated to some form of athletic movement for the purpose of staying fit and achieving success through performance. https://sheletics.com/
Blackstock & Weber is a Brooklyn-based fashion and lifestyle brand founded by Chris Echevarria. Chris' free thinking approach takes inspirational cues from travel, music, culture, art and photography and applies them to modern objects with a grounded appreciation for traditional menswear. https://www.blackstockandweber.com/
The African Textile Museum (ATMuseum ) is dedicated to revealing "Textiles" as one of civilization’s oldest art forms and that many of the techniques employed in today's worldwide Textile industry originated in Africa. Classes on how to tye dye and batik are offered, making mud cloth also. Kente cloth paper making project. (Georgia, The New Black Wall Street Location) https://africantextilemuseum.org/
Miles & Milan, This brand focuses on gender-neutral clothes for babies and toddlers. The pieces are touted for being super-soft, and since they are offered in white, black and gray, they help busy parents put together an outfit easily. www.milesandmilan.com
Maribou Design, Brandy Brown, the woman behind the company, describes her style as “playfully refined” — and her gorgeous collection of wall art, stationery and home décor is exactly that. Every design holds a special meaning for Brown: Take, for instance, the Hocus art print, which was inspired by her daughter’s fascination with all things magic. https://www.minted.com/store/maraboudesign
BLAC is a twelve-week, paid internship for creative thinkers that takes place at independent ad agencies across the country. We are a champion for the more diverse and inclusive advertising industry of the future and seek to inspire and be inspired by a new generation of Black talent. Interns participate in a shared curriculum with shared resources and projects, and upon completion of the program become part of a network of peers and agency leaders who will continue to provide support throughout their careers. BLAC is committed to providing safe and comfortable environments where all voices are respected and heard. https://www.blacinternship.com/
Priscas Art, This Afrocentric wearable art company sells several different mask styles, all in African fabrics, Ankara prints, and batik designs. This one has a mesh filter and a wire at the nose, for greater protection and to help glasses stay de-fogged. https://priscas-art.com/
Brave + Kind The diverse books offered focus on early readers and young adults, but there is an adult section offering recommendations to help us all do better as human beings. (Georgia) www.braveandkindbooks.com
Awet Fashions, genderless, timeless pieces, hoodies, joggers, hats, tees, shorts. Awet create iconic “livewear” collections and employs and supports garmet workers. (Available exclusively at Saks) www.awetnyc.com
NixCode makes it easy & affordable to launch your own mobile app that you can use to scale your business. If you know how to use Canva or Wordpress, then you can build your own app with NixCode. https://nixcodeapps.com/
The Black Home, Neffi Walker, uses dark tones as the focal point in many of her designs. Known for accentuating black walls with pops of color and opulent gold mirrors, Neffi Walker’s adaptation of minimalism is something marveled at by Essence, Blavity, Domino, Apartment Therapy and her profoundly engaging following alike. https://theblackhome.com
TRiBL makes it easy to launch an off-chain, crypto-powered investor club with a simple group chat. http://jointribl.com
Maximum Impact Travel Tours specializes in providing the best travel services to Africa and other African diaspora destinations worldwide. Each escorted tour is carefully planned by Maximum Impact Tours to highlight the unique history and landscape of the African Diaspora. Prior to setting the itinerary for a trip, Maximum Impact Tours visits each site to ensure the traveler gets the maximum experience. We investigate accommodations, restaurants, safari adventures, beaches, historical sites, as well as the hidden treasures on off-beaten paths. With safety and financial considerations in mind, we provide tours that are surely worth its weight in gold.https://www.maximumimpacttravel.com/
GlowRx is a Black, physician-owned skincare brand founded in 2018 that prioritizes the needs of melanated skin. Founder Lorraine Beraho struggled for several years to find products that could nourish and balance her skin. Her frustration with that search ultimately resulted in her creating her own line of skincare products. https://www.glowrxskin.com/
Tippy Tot Shoes, A trendy toddler shoe brand has re-invented the shoelace keeper with bells - a vintage shoe accessory to help track your wandering tot while protecting them from trip-ups when walking. Yolandra Rodgers, the creative entrepreneur, shoe designer, and founder of the company is offering a different take on styles for toddlers – putting together vintage shoes and accessories for a vintage-retro look, dating back to 1904. https://tippytotshoes.com/
Ethnobotany Plant Shop, a plant boutique that finds beauty and inspiration from all people, plants, and cultures. Featuring curated plants in concrete pots, dried flora, aromatics, candles, and plant-based products that are sourced from around the globe This store currently has one other location — soon after starting as an online-only store, it opened a brick-and-mortar store at Westside Market. (Georgia) www.ethnobotany.com
The Nile Street, Disover 1, 000 + Black owned products. Shop everyday essentials. It’s a discovery based e-commerce platform for consumers, sellers, and start ups, they also provide creative marketing services, financial services, consulting product development and IT services. https://www.thenilestreet.com
200+ Black Owned AirBNB stays in the US. https://journeyblackhome.co/black-owned-airbnb-stays
BREAUX Capital is a Black owned community and financial services company dedicated to Black Men who help each other improve their financial health. https://www.breauxcapital.com/
EVVA, transforming this sector of healthcare with a digital solution focused on caregivers. https://www.evva360.com
5 Ways to Build Business Credit. https://shoppeblack.us/2022/04/build-business-credit/
Bambee, a company that makes Human Resources affordable for small to medium-sized businesses. Hire a dedicated HR manager for $99mo. Get written HR policies, an employee handbook, HR audit, expert advice, self-service HR platform and more. www.bambee.com
Dos Swim, New York-based designers Shay Johnson and Paula Hess founded their swimwear brand in 2019 after working at Open Ceremony. Together, they designed swimsuits that focused on the right fit. The problems they had finding bottoms to fit their bodies inspired them to help other women find their size as well. https://www.dosswim.com/
Audio Mob, Black owned gaming advertisement company created to help developers monetize their games through audio ads. https://audiomob.com/
Chatdesk creates software that help companies deliver better customer support, drive sales growth and scale efficiently. https://www.chatdesk.com/
First blackowned travel agency in Puerto Rico. https://www.fiestatourpr.com/
Support Black Owned Businesses on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=21382093011
Nourish + Bloom Market is the first autonomous grocery store with robotic delivery in the United States and the first African American owned autonomous grocery store in the world. Nourish + Bloom is on a mission to make eating healthy and convenient. We believe that everyone deserves to eat healthy. App coming soon. (Georgia) https://www.nourishandbloommarket.com
Ariel Investments, use the market's short-term focus to uncover mispriced companies whose true value will be realized over time. They began as a small- and mid-cap value manager, and evolved strategically to offer three approaches - all of which seek out attractive intrinsic value through relatively concentrated portfolios. https://www.arielinvestments.com/
Bamboozle Jewelry, One-of-a-kind jewelry, designed, patented, and crafted by master jewelry artist, Lavalais. Bracelets, ear spears, earrings, loc ties, pendants, cowrie jewelry, rings, and more.. https://bamboozlejewelry.com/ (KeithKNOWS: Da Bomb! I have numerous pieces from Bamboozle, been friends for over 10 years)
10 Black Founders Leading Wellness, Mental Health and Mindfulness Apps. https://urbangeekz.com/2021/06/10-black-founders-leading-wellness-mental-health-and-mindfulness-apps/
Hamilton Howell House. This boutique hotel is in the heart of Sweet Auburn in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, just around the corner from the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park and a mile from downtown, the Hamilton Howell House is a wonderful backdrop for your weekend or small event. https://www.hamiltonhowellhouse.com/ (Georgia)
Culture Greetings products are manufactured right here, in-house, in the USA, at their state of the art printing facility! They Write. They Print. They Mail. It's simple: You pick a card and add a personal note. They print, stamp and mail the cards to your recipient(s). You also have the option of inserting a gift-card inside of the envelope. (Georgia) https://culturegreetings.com/
BlackSpace organization, demands a present and future where Black people, Black spaces, and Black culture matter and thrive. Their collective brings together planners, architects, artists, and designers as Black urbanists, people who are passionate about the work of public systems and urban infrastructures. Locations, Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Oklahoma https://www.blackspace.org/
SOOFA (Stretch Out On Faith Again Ranch) use horses to change the lives of people. Their programs includes helping children and adults overcome anxieties, build confidence and helping individuals become better communicators. They truly believe that connection with horses leads to better connection with people. Their programs include riding lessons, Trail rides and Equine assisted coaching. https://www.soofaranch.com (Georgia)
OAKouture, one-of-a-kind creations for the fashion forward individual. If you like individuality and nice items that are one of a kind, that gotcha. Afrocentric clothes, backpacks, aprons, mud cloth items, totes, blankets, dog leashes, etc. https://www.etsy.com/shop/OAKouture (Georgia)
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Sallye Ander bug repellent, All natural, kids, pets, environmentally friendly, made out of olive oil, canola oil, soy oil, beeswax, lecithin, rosemary, lemongrass, clove, spearmint, rosemary and thyme essential oils. https://sallyeander.com/ also on Amazon
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KNOW More:Greenwood, a digital banking platform created to address the banking needs of Black and Latino communities, recently acquired ownership of The Gathering Spot, a private membership network that focuses on event hosting for Black professionals.
8 Best Perennial herbs to grow in your garden for an endless supply. https://www.wellandgood.com/perennial-herbs/
14 New Atlanta Spots for Sipping Cocktails This Month https://atlanta.eater.com/maps/best-new-cocktail-bars-atlanta
8 Cheap grilling ideas for backyard cookouts https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/save-money/cheap-grilling-ideas
4 Teas rich in L-Theanine, happiness boosting amino acids, help preserve cognitive functioning as we age. https://www.wellandgood.com/l-theanine-teas
The Bounty of Farmers Markets: Buying Local Boosts Health, the Economy and the Planet https://www.naatlanta.com/2022/05/02/398796/the-bounty-of-farmers-markets-buying-local-boosts-health-the-economy-and-the-planet
15 Best Pair of Shoes You Don’t Have to Break-In. https://www.wellandgood.com/shoes-no-break-in-time/
8 Probiotics dos and don’t’s to support and balance your gut health. https://www.wellandgood.com/probiotics-guide-align
Direct cash payment program opens in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward (In Her Hands) https://www.thegrofund.org/ihh-application
Trilith Tees up New Entertainment Destination Fairway Social. https://whatnowatlanta.com/trilith-tees-up-new-entertainment-destination-fairway-social/
Army Veteran Opening CCXVI Restaurant and Lounge in Southwest Atlanta. https://whatnowatlanta.com/army-veteran-opening-ccxvi-restaurant-and-lounge-in-southwest-atlanta/
YMCA of Metro Atlanta to debut esports programming. https://reporternewspapers.net/2022/04/13/ymca-of-metro-atlanta-to-debut-esports-programming
Invest Atlanta to Open Small Business Resource Centers in Five Atlanta Communities https://whatnowatlanta.com/invest-atlanta-to-open-small-business-resource-centers-in-five-atlanta-communities/
12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-benefits-of-meditation
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