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Black & White Champagne Brunch

@ La Marina NYC

Black & White Champagne Brunch II
“Uniting Through a Call for Change”

Saturday, September 17th, 2016
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Cocktail Hour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fashion Show | 11:20 am
Brunch! | 12:00 noon

at La Marina NYC
On the Hudson River
348 Dyckman Street
NYC 10034

Attire: Black and White, Brunch Chic


Hosted By Tai Beauchamp



Special Performance

from the cast of

Brunching For Good

Join us at the lovely La Marina Restaurant overlooking the Hudson River.   The purpose of this event is to reflect on the founding cause for the NYUL and current call for unity and significant change in our communities and institutional systems. Cheers!


VIP Cocktail Hour

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Enjoy live music from the Black & White Brunch Band, with a special tribute to Prince, hand rolled cigars, cocktails and special giveaways – all on the upper deck at La Marina.  Harlem Haberdashery will present a fashion show that you don’t want to miss.


Fashion Show
11:20 am


The Honorees

The Civic Leader Award


Tamika Mallory | Justice League NYC

Education Excellence in STEM Award

Lisa Gelobter
| The White House Chief Digital Officer

Education Excellence in STEM Award

Tanya Menendez | Maker’s Row Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer


The Emerging Leader Award
One special guest, who is a member of the NYUL Young Professionals, will be awarded the Emerging Leader Award! It could be you!


VIP Ticket | $175

Join us for VIP Cocktail Hour from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Enjoy live music from the B&W Brunch Band, hand rolled cigars, cocktails and special giveaways – all on the upper deck at La Marina.  Harlem Haberdashery will present a fashion show that you don’t want to miss.

General Admission | $150

Enjoy cocktails on the riverside patio from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Harlem Haberdashery will present exclusive looks during the fashion show on the patio.

Membership Price

NYUL Young Professionals and NYUL General Member can take advantage of the discounted rate

  • $125 General Admission
  • $150 VIP Admission


♦ ♦ Ask about joining the Host Committee.  Contact Stefanie at


Preview the Auction

Get a sneak preview of our silent auction.  Trips to Jamaica, sailing lessons, workout session, etiquette training, dinner, hotel, family portraits and more. Click here to see them all. 

2016 Yearbook

Aldrin Bonilla

Alvin Starks

April Virhuez

Arva R. Rice

Aysha E. Schomburg

Brittney Blackmon

Brian Benjamin

Carmen Rita Wong

Cecilia Nelson

Cindy L. Horowitz, Esq.

Clyde Cole

Erika Beckles

George Suttles

Gremesha Crump

Jamell Henderson

Joseph Nelson

Justin Hardy

Khalilah Bates

Latoya Henry

Lauren Maillian

Michelle Jackson

Miko Branch

Nkrumah Pierre

Novella Ford

Onay Payne

Quintin Gallagar

Rahshib Thomas

Saundra Thomas

Stefanie Smith

Tatia Adams Fox

& The New York Urban League Young Professionals.




Join the Host Committee for the New York Urban League’s Black & White Champagne Brunch. As a member, you agree to purchase two VIP Tickets at special Host Committee pricing and lend your name to the event for use in marketing and promotions. We hope you will further help by sharing this event with friends, colleagues, and family. Contact Stefanie A. Smith at to learn more.



Consider a table or two for your company or friends!  Each sponsored table provides direct support to the work of the New York urban League.  Also, sponsorship provides varying levels of visibility for your brand at the event and throughout NYUL’s program year.

Complete this form to make a table contribution: BWCB Corporate Sponsorship Packet

If you have any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stefanie A. Smith at or 212-926-8000 ext. 126