Black Expo East presents the New York Black Expo “Buy Black Holiday Weekend” on Saturday, Dec. 21, 12-9 p.m., at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. The New York Black Expo will focus on empowering the community, business, education and the health of all African-Americans. Melba Moore, the Delfonics Review, Marcus Johnson and United Funk Order are scheduled to appear. Celebrity authors Sheryl Lee Ralph, Flo Anthony and Karen Taylor Bass will also appear. The event will host a fashion show featuring designers such as JustRaymona, Ray Vincente and Pharaonic Designs, and comedians Sherwin XL and Robin Montague are set to appear. There will also be a tribute to Nelson Mandela, and lifetime achievement awards will given to local area business owners such as Sofia Davis and Marva Allen. Admission price is $15 in advance. To get information on vendor/sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 646-470-6727.