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2019 DC Black Pride Events

Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27 are the official DCBP 2019 dates. There are some special pre- and post-DCBP events.

Events, times and locations are subject to change. Official and Unofficial DC Black Pride events are listed on this page.  All official DCBP events being held in the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown (host hotel) are complimentary unless otherwise noted.

Please note that there may be event photographers or videographers present at all DCBP events. Any persons attending events consent to have their photo taken and their likeness used by the Center for Black Equity for promotional purposes.

Social Events and Parties

Social events and parties are a very important part of DCBP. CBE has partnered with several organizations to provide various social events and parties. The social events and parties are planned and managed by the organization listed. The Official DCBP Partner organizations are:

Female Parties 

Male Parties 

Tuesday May 21st 2019

6—9 p.m.

DC Black Pride Awards Reception

The Park at 14th, 920 14th St NW, WDC 20005

Join us as we honor the 2019 DC Black Pride award recipients:

Bishop Allyson N. Abrams, Bishop Emeritus Diana Williams – Welmore Cook Award
Nii-Quartelai Quartey – Welmore Cook Award
Queen Adesuyi – DC Black Pride Leadership Award
Kahlib Barton-Garçon – DC Black Pride Leadership Award
Steven Wilson – Unsung Hero Award
Derrick Johnson – President’s Award
Derrick “Strawberry” Cox – Charlotte Smallwood Volunteer of the Year Award
Shi-Queeta-Lee – Earline Budd Award
Michael Beale / Mb Staffing Services – DC Black Pride Small Business Award
Peggielene Bartels “King Peggy” – Curtis L. Etherly Jr. Ally Award
Gail Oliver – Curtis L. Etherly Jr. Ally Award
Alan Sharpe – Alan Sharpe Award

Master of Ceremonies: Fox News contributor and nationally syndicated radio host Richard A. Fowler.

The evening will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The program begins at 7:15 p.m.

Valet parking will be available for $20.

Purchase ticket →

Wednesday May 22nd 2019

7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

DC Black Pride Kickoff (Wet Dreamz Live) 

DC Black Pride Kickoff

FELT Bar & Lounge, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
» Free with DWP Party Pass

 

7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The Pregame (Supreme Fantasy 2019) 

Supreme Fantasy 2019

Secret Lounge, 1928 9th St NW, WDC 20001

Thursday May 23rd 2019

5 – 10 p.m.

Welcome to DC Black Pride Unleashed Happy Hour (UnleashedDC) 

Unleashed Happy Hour

Cambira Hotel Rooftop, 899 O St NW, WDC 20001
» $5

 

6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Unity Ball

Unity Ball

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Grand Ballroom Central/South

» Free

presented by Center for Black Equity, DC Health, Impulse DC, The Icon Charles West, The Legendary East Coast Father Duante Balenciaga, The Legendary Overall Father Domo Khan, and The Legendary Overall Overseer Twiggy Pucci Garcon

Doors: 6 p.m. | LSS: 6 p.m. | 1st category: 7p.m. | Ball ends: 12 a.m.

More details →

 

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The Set Up: Welcome to DC Party (Wet Dreamz Live) 

The Set Up

Club Elevate, 15 K St NE, WDC 20002
» Free with DWP Party Pass

Early Bird party pass pickup

 

7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Genesis Chapter XI (Supreme Fantasy 2019) 

Genesis Chapter XI

Bar Code, 1101 17th St NW, WDC 20036

Friday May 24th 2019

2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Pride Help Desk OpenRenaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional Ballroom Registration Area

 

3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Happy Hour/Meet & Greet (Wet Dreamz Live) 

Happy Hour/Meet & Greet

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown

Wet Dreamz Live Official Party Pass Pickup

 

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Rainbow Row: Organization + Vendor Expo

Rainbow Row: Organization & Vendor Expo<

Renaissance, Congressional and Grand Ballroom South/Center Foyer
» Free

30+ organizations and vendors — by us. for us.

Participating oranizations, vendors →

 

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

CommUNITY Opening Reception

CommUNITY Opening Reception

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Grand Ballroom

 

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Warmup (Supreme Fantasy 2019) 

Supreme Fantasy 2019

Hard Rock Café, 999 E St NW, WDC 20004

 

8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Women In The Life Pop-Up Archive Gallery & Open Mic Reunion

Women In the Life

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional B
» Early Bird (before May 11): $25; General: $40

presented by Women In The Life Association (WITLA)

Featuring live concert with Boomscat
More details →

 

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Speed Dating

Speed Dating

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional A
» Complimentary

Presented by House of Garçon

 

10 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Tease: The Official All Male Super Party (Wet Dreamz Live) 

Tease

Ziegfeld’s/Secrets, 1824 Half St SW, WDC 20024
» Free with DWP Party Pass

 

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The 3000 Men Supreme Workout (Supreme Fantasy 2019) 

The 3000 Men Supreme Workout

Karma DC, 2221 Adams Pl NE, WDC 20018

Featuring Big Freedia

11 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Sweet Temptation All White Party (UnleashedDC) 

 Sweet Temptation All White Party

L8 Lounge, 727 15th St NW, WDC 20005
» Advance: $15 | Door: $20 before 12 a.m.; $25 after

Saturday May 25th 2019

9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Pride Help Desk Open

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional Ballroom Registration Area

 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LGBTQ/SGL Elders Session

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Meeting Room 3
» Complimentary

 

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Rainbow Row: Organization & Vendor Expo

Rainbow Row: Organization & Vendor Expo<

Renaissance, Congressional and Grand Ballrooms South/Center Foyer
» Free

30+ organizations and vendors — by us. for us.

Participating oranizations, vendors →

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Health Screenings

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, MPO A,B

 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Workshop | Building the Tribe: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Building Trusting Communities

Building the Tribe: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Building Trusting Communities

Renaissance, Meeting Room 3
» Free

Complete workshop details →

 

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop | Resume Writing & Mock Interviewing

Renaissance, Meeting Room 2
» Free

presented by Booz Allen

Complete workshop details →

 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Workshop: To be Black, LGBTQ and Christian

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional A
» Complimentary

Complete workshop details →

 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Workshop: Substance Use in the LGBTQ Community Workshop

Substance Use, HIV and Suicide Among Black Queer Communities “A Community Perspective

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional C
» Complimentary

Complete workshop details →

 

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Workshop: Ask the Doc Understanding Health and Wellness

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Franklin Square
» Complimentary

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Workshop: Understanding the Political Process

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Meeting Room 2
» Complimentary

 

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Leather University at DC Black Pride

ONYX University at DC BLack Pride

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Meeting Room 7
» Complimentary

presented by ONYX Mid-Atlantic

More details →

 

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Transgender Town Hall

Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Town Hall

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Meeting Room 6

 

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Workshop | Introduction to Government Consulting

Renaissance, Meeting Room 2
» Free

presented by Booz Allen Hamilton

Complete workshop details →

 

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Literary Café

Literary Café: Remembering Audrey Lorde

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Meeting Room 15
» Complimentary

 

2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Infamous DC Pride Day Party (Wet Dreamz Live) 

Infamous DC Pride Day Party

The Park at 14th, The Park at 14th, 920 14th St. NW, WDC 20005
» Free with DWP Party Pass

 

2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tranquility Lounge

 Tranquility Lounge

Location: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Meeting Room 2

presented by Making U Fierce by Genise D’Artois

Let us “Make U Fierce” for your Black Pride night out.

More details →

3 – 6 p.m.

Workshop | Trans and Non-binary Youth Town Hall

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Meeting Room 6
» Complimentary

Hosted by: May is? All about Trans, Damien Ministries, PFLAG, SMYAL, Wanda Alston Foundation and Youth Pride Alliance

Complete workshop details →

3 – 10 p.m.

Candyland (UnleashedDC) 

Candyland

Stadium Nightclub, 2127 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018
» Advance: $12 | $15 at door

 

3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

7th Annual PWAP Party with A Purpose

Party with A Purpose

Renaissance
Advance: $40 | Door: $60

presented by Mary’s House for Older Adults

More details, purchase tickets →

 

5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Game Room Open

DCBP

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Carnegie
» Complimentary

 

6 – 9 p.m.

DC Black Pride Poetry Slam

DC Black Pride Poetry Slam

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional A/B
» Complimentary

hosted by Mary Bowman

13 poets will compete in 3 elimination rounds for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
More details →

 

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Women In The Life Party 25th Anniversary Resilience Reunion Dance Party

Women In the Life

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional B
» Early Bird (before May 11): $25; General: $40

presented by Women In The Life Association

Featuring An Ocean of Womxn
More details →

 

10 p.m. – 4 a.m.

The Pride Ride

The Pride Ride

presented by The Future Foundation

You already know how expensive Uber and Lyft are on a holiday weekend. You don’t want that smoke. So how will you get to D.C. Black Pride’s hottest parties without being the designated driver or paying millions for parking?

More details, purchase →

10 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Flewed Out: The Main Event of DC Pride (Wet Dreamz Live) 

Flewed Out

Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018
» Free with DWP Party Pass

 

11 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Chocolate City: DC Pride’s Official Mega Ladies Party (UnleashedDC) 

Chocolate City

Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, WDC 20001
» Advance: $20, $30 (VIP) | Door: $25 before 1 a.m.; $40 after

Sunday May 26th 2019

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pride Praise Party

 Pride Praise Party

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Congressional A
» Complimentary

hosted by Bishop Allyson Abrams

More details →

 

12 – 4 p.m.

Pride in Harmony Sunday Funday Brunch and Open Mic

Pride in Harmony Sunday Funday Brunch and Open Mic

Exhale Bar & Lounge, 1006 Florida Ave NE, WDC 20002
Early Bird (before May 19): $10 | General Admission: $15 | Brunch: $35

presented by Honey-Coated NightLyfe

More details, purchase tickets →

1 – 8 p.m.

Wet N Wild Pool Party (Wet Dreamz Live) 

 Wet N Wild

Private Undisclosed Location
» Free with DWP Party Pass

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold

 

1:30 – 5 p.m.

Sounds of Pride Concert

Sounds of Pride

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, Renaissance East
» Advance: $15 | Door: $20

presented by ULIVE

This event is the start of the ULIVE’s concert series, which showcases musical talent from around the region, alongside unique vendors that leads up to the “ULIVE Festival” in July. Patrons will experience the soulful sounds of various musicians while enjoying spirts and great vibes during the show. Vendors, raffles and other surprises will also be available during the event. This is an ULIVE Experience you don’t want to miss.

 

4 p.m.

“One Night Stands” – Program A

One Night Stands

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St NW, WDC 20001
$15 – $20

presented by African-American Collective Theater

In what has become an annual spring event since 1992, African-American Collective Theater (ACT) returns with the latest in its ongoing series of LGBTQ Theater Showcases presented to commemorate DC Black Pride Weekend. This year, ACT’s celebration, “One Night Stands” consists of a pair of “Readers Theater” style performances – each featuring a different line-up of short plays written and directed by Alan Sharpe. $10 parking is available in the church building’s garage during the performances.

More details, purchase tickets →

 

4 – 10 p.m.

The Finale: DC Black Pride 2019 Closeout Rooftop Day Party (UnleashedDC) 

The Finale

Big Chief, 2002 Fenwick St NE, WDC 20002
» Advance: $20, $30 (VIP) | Door: $25 before 1 a.m.; $40 after

 

8 p.m.

“One Night Stands” – Program B

One Night Stands

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St NW, WDC 20001
$15 – $20

presented by African-American Collective Theater

In what has become an annual spring event since 1992, African-American Collective Theater (ACT) returns with the latest in its ongoing series of LGBTQ Theater Showcases presented to commemorate DC Black Pride Weekend. This year, ACT’s celebration, “One Night Stands” consists of a pair of “Readers Theater” style performances – each featuring a different line-up of short plays written and directed by Alan Sharpe. $10 parking is available in the church building’s garage during the performances.

More details, purchase tickets →

 

9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

The Culture Super Party (Wet Dreamz Live) 

 The Culture

The Park at 14th, 920 14th St. NW, WDC 20005
» Free with DWP Party Pass

Monday May 27th 2019

 

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pride in the Park

 Pride in the Park

Fort Dupont Park, Minnesota Ave SE WDC 20019

presented by Us Helping Us

Us Helping Us’ annual event is back. Join UHU for a day of fun, food, performances, games, prizes and more.

More details →

 

4 – 9 p.m.

Rock the Block Indoor/Outdoor Festival and Show (Wet Dreamz Live) 

 Rock the Block

Club Elevate, 15 K St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Featuring a Star studded stage show presented by Theresa Beavers Jackson

 

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Naked (Wet Dreamz Live) 

 Naked

Ziegfeld’s/Secrets, 1824 Half St SW, WDC 20024
» Free with DWP Party Pass

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