Imhoteps Guide to Black Events

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/4/2016, 11:59 a.m.
Aaron Neville Contributed

Jill Scott with special guest Rakim, Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit

Dru Hill, 20th Anniversary Special, Friday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

Joe, Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

Oleta Adams, Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

Smooth Cruise: Freddie Jackson and Eric Darius, Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston St. at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit:

Beyonce: The Formation World Tour 2016, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, N.J. For information, call 201-559-1300 or visit


The Hip-Hop Film Festival showcases filmmakers from all over the world who are the sons and daughters of the hip-hop culture, National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Ave. between 125th and 126th Streets, Harlem, N.Y. For more information and a full schedule of films, visit


African people from the U.S., the Caribbean and across the African Diaspora will march and rally Saturday Aug. 6 in celebration of the August 2016 Marcus Mosiah Garvey Month. Gathering at noon on Greene Avenue and Fulton Street at Cuyler Gore Park, with our red, black and green flags. Please call to confirm your attendance: 718-398-1766.

Family First Community Forum. Anger, fear and frustration intensify. What should we be saying to our children? Join the conversation with Bob Law, Patience Clemens Wilson and Vy Higginsen, Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Historic First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., Bishop Joseph D. Clemens Sr. is pastor. For information, call 718-636-1967.

The Maat Communiversity Dr. John Henrik Clarke-Dr. Ben Jochannon 10-week lecture series features more than 40 brilliant African-Americans, Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., now through Aug. 18 at the Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood’s Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, call 302-465-3787 or

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at, and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both shows are archived online at To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event or for comments, email, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.