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Schedule

Only official DC Black Pride events are listed on this page. If an event is not listed, it is not an officially sanctioned DCBP event. The majority of the events will occur in the host hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington. All events being held in the host hotel as well as the Cultural Arts/Health and Wellness Festival are free.

Social events and parties are a very important part of DCBP. DCBP has partnered with several organizations to provide various social events and parties. Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions are the official party promoters for male parties. The social events are planned and managed by the organization listed. 

If a social event or party is not listed on this page, it is not an official DC Black Pride event
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*Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 are the official DCBP event dates. There are some special pre- and post-DCBP events. Events and times are subject to change.


  Wednesday, May 13
 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  25th DC Black Pride Awards Reception
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP located at the Columbia Center, 1152 15 St NW, WDC 20005

Admission: $15

Join us to honor the 2015 DC Black Pride Awards recipients. This year’s Welmore Cook Award for community service awardees are long time community activists Steven Walker and Ebone Bell. Genise Chambers will receive the Charlotte Smallwood Award presented to the DC Black Pride volunteer of the year. The DC Black Pride Leadership Award presented to Black LGBT community leaders who are thirty years old or under will be presented to Jessica Pierce and Keith Jones, Jr.

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

Host Committee
Join former DC Black Pride presidents and other DC Black Pride supporters on 25th DC Black Pride Awards Reception Host Committee and be part of a special evening of celebration honoring 25 years of DC Black Pride. We request you join by making a $100 contribution.

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  Thursday, May 21
     
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.   Genesis VI
Stonefish Lounge, 1708 L St NW, WDC 20036

Presented by Omega Entertainment & Daryl Wilson Promotions

  Friday, May 22
     
4 – 9 p.m.   The Warm Up Happy Hour
The Bachelors Mill, 1104 8th St SE, WDC 20003

Presented by Omega Entertainment & Daryl Wilson Promotions
 
Noon – 9 p.m.   Hospitality Suite Open
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
Noon – 1 a.m.   Game Room Open
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.   Speed Dating/Networking
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
9 p.m. – 4 a.m.   Annual 5000 Men Pride Mega Party
Bliss Washington DC, 2122 24th Pl NE, WDC 20018

Presented by Omega Entertainment & Daryl Wilson Promotions
  Saturday, May 23
     
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.   Hospitality Suite Open
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Workshops
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Workshop: Can We Do It Standing Up First?
Grand Hyatt Washington

Presenter: Angie Harvey, Growth Advisor

This is GROWING to be an engaging workshop that will empower each participant to consider the ways we can stimulate and make love in our relationships … standing up or laying down. We’ll discuss and debate the pros, cons and myths about transparency, respect, honest communication, trust, honesty, compromise, understanding and love and discover how making love standing up first can enhance, improve and delight our sexual love making experience laying down … or however they do what they do.
 
Noon – 1 a.m   Game Room Open
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.   Writer's Forum
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
3 – 7 p.m.   Film Festival
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
3 – 9 p.m.   The Chill Out Ultimate Day Party
The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St NW, WDC 20005

Presented by Omega Entertainment & Daryl Wilson Promotions
 
7 – 9 p.m.   Poetry Slam
Grand Hyatt Washington
 
9 p.m. – 4 a.m.   The Encore Mega Party
Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions
 
3 – 4 a.m.   Insomniac Mega After-Party
2221 Adams Pl NE, WDC 20018

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions
  Sunday, May 24
     
9 – 11 a.m.   Interfaith Service
Grand Hyatt Washington

Join local affirming churches as we praise, pray, sing and give a message of celebrating our Black Pride through our faiths.
 
noon – 6 p.m.   Cultural Arts and Wellness Festival
Francis-Stevens Educational Campus, 2425 N St NW (near DuPont Circle), WDC 20037 (outside)
 
3 – 10 p.m.   Mega Day Party
Washington Convention Center Main Ballroom, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, WDC 20001

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions
 
10 p.m. – 5 a.m.   Men N Demand Mega Party
The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St NW, WDC 20005

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions
  Monday, May 25
 
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Annual Us Helping Us Picnic at the Park (Free and Open to All)
Fort Dupont Park, 3600 Minnesota Ave SE, WDC 20019
 
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Last Call, The Grand Finale
Stadium Club, 2127 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions
 
 
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