Discover #TheMovesDMV - 10 Virtual/IRL Events in the DMV (12/7 - 12/13)





We're back with our weekly curation of community events and things to do. These safe spaces cater to the black community by providing places for shopping, enrichment, and

exploration. Additionally, since we are in the holiday and giving season we are also going to include volunteer and donation opportunities in each weekly events round-up.


Check back every week for the updated list.





12/9 - "How's Your Spirit Sis?" Presented by The Tribe Connection

Join Us As We Discuss Black Women, Anxiety and Depression!!!! This month's special guest is Sarah-Ashley Andrews, Founder of Dare 2 Hope. Because this topic has been highly requested, we are running our mouths for TWO hours!!! And guess what...we'll be introducing The Tribe Marketplace to highlight a few Black Women Owned Businesses.


Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Sign Up: Click Here



12/10 - Black Owned Business Gathering

Part of the NAACP’s mission is to work for economic fairness and access. They would like to share opportunities for visibility, sustainability and growth throughout our community, focusing on businesses owned and/or operated by African-Americans.

Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Sign Up: Click Here



12/10 - Mind Your Black-Owned Business

This virtual workshop is in high demand as we explore what it takes to establish a business in the new digital age economy.

Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Sign Up: Click here


12/10 - Women's Support Group

Empowerment Center’s Women's Support Group is designed to support women to find strategies to handle life’s gifts and challenges. We will support women who want to heal relationships, create pathways for mindfulness, to block microaggressions, and to structure a work-life balance. This women’s circle has proven to be of great value in helping the participants create greater harmony, joy, self-esteem and a sense of purpose in their world.


Location:

Empowerment Center

6490 Landover Road

Cheverly, MD 20785


Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Sign Up: Click Here




12/11 - BBZ Virtual Networking Holiday Party - December

Connect with black business owners across the country during this free networking event. Also learn about available resources. Bring a warm smile, 30-second pitch, and your digital business card. This hour long Holiday party will feature guest speakers, fun games, and Holiday cheer.

Location: Online

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Sign Up: Click Here



12/11 - Holiday Cooking Class


To celebrate their new start up business, LODESTAR LLC., They are hosting a few cooking classes for the holidays. Join them online for a "boozy and bright" holiday tutorial. Each event will feature a different holiday inspired treat and drink to help brighten your holiday!


Price: Donations welcomed; Free

Location: Online

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Sign Up: Click here



12/12 - "Black Laughs Matter" Virtual Comedy Show


The live comedy scene has been devastated by the closure of all of the comedy clubs, so if you'd like to support black comics, join us for a special "Black Laughs Matter" online comedy show live from San Francisco.


Price: Donations welcomed; Free

Location: Online

Time: 8:00 PST/11:00 EST

Sign Up: Click here



12/13 - The Black Market - A Celebration of Black-Owned Businesses

Join in this Sunday as they celebrate and support small black businesses in the DMV. This is a family-friendly event and tickets include a southern-style brunch prepared by a licensed caterer. This market is held at a private location with plenty of parking, this is an outdoor garden event. Temperature checks and masks are required to attend.


Shop local businesses and vendors from the area with a diversity of goods ranging from jewelry to clothing.


Price: $5 - General Admission, $65 - Vendor

Location: Given after registration

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Sign Up: Click here





12/13 - Small Business Sundays

Covid has been crippling to small businesses. Come out and shop with some of the best small retail vendors in Washington DC each and every Sunday in December at Exhale Bar and Lounge. Food and drink specials every Sunday as well.

Price: Free

Location:

Exhale Bar & Lounge

1006 Florida Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20002


Time: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Sign Up: Click here


12/13 - Be You Tiful Virtual Beauty Bash

Attendees will be able to watch makeup brand demonstrations, learn makeup techniques and zoom chat with brand owners and representatives. However attendees will receive sample makeup to learn how to apply. Live zoom chats and brand demos makeup presentations will take place throughout the event. As we join together with our community, we have created a beauty experience with black owned brands and artists in an actual virtual show experience. Join us on this virtual journey to connect with brands, celebrity makeup artists and industry experts as they show you the latest trends, techniques and share their business expertise to help guide you.

Price: $25

Location: Online

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Sign Up: Click here


It is the season of giving and as you look into holiday events try to also give your time through these volunteer opportunities. Lastly Street Smart Collaborative is raising funds for their first Black-owned Gift Box. Our Black Gift Box hopes to advance the mission of supporting underserved communities by curating and selling a selection of goods from local black-owned businesses while serving as an advertisement for small businesses.



Donate to our cause through our GoFundMe here!


In addition to the events listed above, make sure you don't miss our monthly podcast #SafeSpaceSaturday here: streetsmartcollaborative.com/safespacesaturday.


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