New York City Black Pride is now NYC Explosion August 10-14, 2011

Three years ago, A community based health organization called People Of Color in Crisis was shutdown by the CDC.

This organization was responsible for running an annual LGBT cultural event called PRIDE IN THE CITY which served as New York City’s Black Pride.

This meant an almost certain end to this vital cultural event.

The following year, a coalition of event promoters, health organizations, local businesses and community leaders decided to work together to continue this annual event and tradition. As if organizing and mounting Black Pride weekend wasnt going to be a huge task within itself, trying to accomplish it without the financial support of City and State funding would be nothing short of a miracle.

Change is always good. As they prepare to unveil the 14th Annual agenda, they also have a   new name of this event, NYC Explosion. It will begin on Wednesday August 10, 2011 and run through Sunday August 14, 2011 (


Here are the Official Events


Wednesday August 10th – (8pm – 10pm) The Heritage Award Ceremony

SPLASH .. 50 W. 17th Street

Thursday August 11th – (9pm – 11pm) Black, Loud and Proud : Comedy Showcase

THE DUPLEX.. 61 Christopher Street

Friday August 12th – (6pm – 10pm) BOOM! : The Best Of Out Music

SECRET .. 525 W. 29th Street

Friday August 12th – (10pm – 3am) SWAGGED! : The Black Pride Pier Dance


Saturday August 13th – (11am – 11pm) FIBO (The Beach Event)


Sunday August 14th – (12pm – 5pm) Harlem Sunday Brunch

BILLIE’S BLACK .. 271 W. 119th Street

Sunday August 14th – (3pm – 7pm) Living the Life : An Urban Cultural Expo

DWYER CULTURAL CENTER .. 258 St. Nicholas Avenue


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