Nerdy Thursdays is a signature event that originated in New York City’s historic Seaport District in spring 2017 as a book club and after-work mixer. This series has evolved into a celebrated space for creative entrepreneurial nerds with established elements including a reading room, revolving DJs, curated panels, vibrant hosts, signature cocktails, and soulful bites. These events offer a variety of themes, such as Small Business Night, Cinema Night, Black Chef Night, and Hip Hop x Fashion Night. Join us for our next Nerdy Thursdays.

NERDY THURSDAYS

Black Gotham Experience // 192 Front Street // 5pm – 9pm (( facing the east river, three blocks from Wall St.))

Scroll through to select your Nerdy of choice.

The theme for May 2nd is LEGACY. This evening is inspired in part by the work of Nipsey Hussle. His untimely end touched our network and we were also touched by the response of the Black Diaspora. Born Ermias Asghedon, Nipsey Hussle was a prolific hip hop artist who invested in his community and connected communities from Eritrea and the United States. We are going to also discuss the recent announcement of the artist to design the Shirley Chisholm monument and the passing of filmmaker Jon Singleton.

Join us for this exciting event featuring dynamic conversations, drinks, a live performances, music, and technology that celebrates the presence of the Black Diaspora.

AND This spring season, we are beginning to record our podcast series that will launch this summer. Exciting!

5pm | Mingle x Network

6:30pm | Podcast + Discussion with Kamau Ware and Chen Lo (artist, activist, and entrepreneur)

7:30pm | Sarah’s Fire Walk (90 minute)

9pm | Evening concludes

 

 

The theme for May 9th is BLACKSPACE NYC. This evening is a special conversation with our friends at BlackSpace NYC who will present their new manifesto. Join us for a deep dive into the guiding principles that led to the creation of this impressive framework.

5pm | Mingle x Network

6:30pm | Discussion with Kamau Ware speaks with Daphne Lundi and Jennifer Allen

7:30pm | Sarah’s Fire Walk (90 minute)

9pm | Evening concludes

 

 

 

 

 

The theme for May 16th is Black Chef Night. This evening is a yummy conversation with William “GoodWill” Ellis and some amazing Black chefs. Join us for a celebration of Black food ways, culture, and entrepreneurship. RSVP: blackgotham.com/nerdy-thursdays

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5pm | Mingle x Network

6:30pm | Discussion with Ian Robinson, Chef Day, Cybille St. Aude, Chef Janelle, Carl Alexander, and Apa Garay, moderated by William “GoodWill” Ellis. 

7:30pm | Sarah’s Fire Walk (90 minute) + Music by Millie Bass

9pm | Evening concludes

 

 

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Thanks to our Nerdy Thursdays foundational supporter The Howard Hughes Corporation.

 

 

 

BGX Studio at 192 Front Street between Fulton Street and John Street; right next to Broadway TKTS.

Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street