The Melanin Mixer

connect. create. curate.

The Melanin Mixer is a global collective of immersive, art, music, tech and cultural events - connecting melaninated millennial communities across the African diaspora. 

Each event is specially curated to celebrate and uplift people of African descent through movement, sound and words that connect our past, present and future.

Filtering by: Art

Ronald Draper Presents: NOTxNORMAL | Drugs in Black America
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ronald Draper Presents: NOTxNORMAL | Drugs in Black America

People of color in the United States of America have a shared experience that is seldom acknowledged within our individualized thinking spaces. Black has and will always be synonymous with strength.

Strength that often internalizes suffering because this is just the way things have always been, the way that you’ve been taught, the way that feels NORMAL. The real strength comes from liberating ourselves from this not-so-very-normal sense of normality. The hope is that this series of artwork sparks the necessary conversation to inspirre change. 

Join Ronald Draper in his new reimagined Showroom. We look forward to seeing you there.

This event is free with RSVP.

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The Black Legacy Dinner
Feb
28
to Mar 1

The Black Legacy Dinner

Join our sisters at Black Girl Magic and By Us For Us this Wednesday from 9:30pm - 12am at Eyebeam for The Black Legacy Dinner. You're invited to experience an elevating and ennobling potluck dinner in celebration of Black History Month.

We ask that you bring a dish, a loved one and a Black ancestor to honor. There are two forms of entry for the dinner.

We look forward to seeing you there. Happy Black History Year from The Melanin Mixer & Black Girl Magik.

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The Culture LP Presents: Futura Noir
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

The Culture LP Presents: Futura Noir

Join The Culture LP and Oscar Health's Black ERG Melanin for “Futura Noir”, an immersive panel experience that delves into the history, challenges, and future of Black contemporary art. Following a live performance by singer-songwriter Samira Gibson, guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and conversation with emerging black creatives and curators. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience a walking tour of the curated Black History Month art collection at Oscar. 

Space is limited, this event is free with RSVP

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55 And Still Alive
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

55 And Still Alive

  • 1103 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our friends at Culture LP as they celebrate the life and artistic legacy of Founder Michael Tonge's father Daniel Tonge. 

Before transitioning May 15th of this year, Daniel Tonge had returned to the canvas.

Working primarily in pencils, charcoals, and most recently experimenting with watercolors, Tonge's work captured the animated and captivating expressions of his subjects. Models ranged from family and friends to unidentified characters on the internet. 

Guests are invited to view new works, enjoy the indoor-outdoor gallery, and adult refreshments sponsored by Old Blue Last. 

Proceeds from prints and merchandise will go to the Eagle Academy School for Young Men's art program, overseen by artist Ronald Draper. 

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Cultural Crawl NYC
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Cultural Crawl NYC

Join the Cultural Crawl movement as they enhance your bar crawl experience! Cultural Crawl links art, food, and libations and melanated millennials in various cities across the country. Enjoy access to a number of bars and restaurants hosting unbeatable drink and food specials.

In addition to that, Cultural Crawl will provide our participants with maps to gain access to spectacular street art that is unique to each city we serve. Cultural Crawl ensures that no matter your ethnicity, race, gender, religion, etc. you will have a place here!

Take 50% off general admission tickets with code MM50CC

Ticket Prices: $20 -$25

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13th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: Presented by Brooklyn Bodega
Jul
10
to Jul 15

13th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: Presented by Brooklyn Bodega

  • Various Locations in Brooklyn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.

In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, an award show and a family-friendly block party. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture.

Visit www.bkhiphopfestival.com to check out the full schedule of events!

Ticket Prices: $0 - $180

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The Culture LP Presents: Summer Soulstice
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Culture LP Presents: Summer Soulstice

The Culture LP launched in June 2012 as a collective dedicated to uniting creators online and offline. Since then, we've had the privilege of working with countless artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs that we'd like to consider family.

DJ sets by ClassicNewWave, Anna Collecta, The Letter "C", SilkyBlack, and Rodney Hazard. 

Join the Culture LP at Ode to Babel on Saturday, June 24th to celebrate the last five years, and whatever the future has in store. 

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The Reserve: Presented by Driven Society
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Reserve: Presented by Driven Society

Co-produced by Driven Society and Denayja Reese, The Reserve is a showcase and creative marketplace for brands, products and services. The Reserve brings some of Brooklyn and NYC's most creative minds in fashion, marketing, business and tech together to support Millennial owned businesses.

Ticket Price: $7

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Doing Dope Things The Official Summer Launch Party For Makadréz
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Doing Dope Things The Official Summer Launch Party For Makadréz

Come out to party, network with young black professionals, and dig into savory catered BBQ food at with Makadréz, LLC during our official Launch party. Leave the drama of work, running your business, life, friends and family home, and lets Celebrate Dopeness with Makadréz and friends!

Network with progressive professionals and individuals making dope moves, or just come out to party, enjoy the ON site BBQ food, dance to music that will make your waistline keep moving and your head keep bopping, and also vibe with dope people. LET'S START SUMMER OFF THE RIGHT WAY.... DOING DOPE THINGS, CELEBRATING DOPENESS!!!!

Dresscode: Casual
Age: Must be 21 and older to enter event
Ticket Price: $10

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LOVE Pop-Up Shop
Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

LOVE Pop-Up Shop

Stop into the Draper Space this Father's Day for the LOVE Pop-Up Shop. Merchandise and apparel brought to you by #RonaldDraperART x The Carter Brand

Limited Edition products

Dad hats (back for Father's Day)

T-shirts (restocked after the first sell-out)

Phone Cases (limited availability)

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