Congressional Black Caucus 2018: Must Attend Parties, Dinners, & Receptions

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In partnership with CBCF.

This years Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference is set to be unlike any year past. As a true reflection of the conscientious of the country, the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) panel discussions and events will center around some of the highly debated topics we hear about daily on the news, in our offices, and in our communities.

Panel discussions and speakers will discuss issues such as gun control, social justice, mental and physical health, education, and labor along with policies that will help shape and change the way our country addresses these topics.

Young professionals of color will have the opportunity to stretch their professional networking wings and attend some of the most high-level receptions and social gatherings hosted throughout the city. 

We will be updating the events below often, so continue to check back daily for new listings. Here’s your list of must attend dinners, parties, and reception at this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cause and Social Influence Nation Summit Tickets- $49

The Influence Nation Summit explores the influences that build and sustain social movements. At the summit, we discuss the drivers and levers for social movements today – messaging, pop culture, networks, technology – and examine how the public moves from understanding to behavior change on issues. Speakers will discuss themes including our Planet and World; Social Justice; Diversity/Inclusion and Bias; and Leadership.

National Geographic Headquarters |  9 AM – 8 PM

Sunday, September 9, 2018

NSBE Annual Membership Cookout

Join the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE DC) at the Annual Membership Cookout. Network and meet new people while enjoying fun-filled activities.

Hains Point Picnic Area @ 2301 Ohio Drive SW | 1-5 PM

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

CBC Kickoff 

Join the Congressional Black Caucus for their CBC Kickoff.

The Park at Fourteenth | 5-8 PM

Black BlockChain Summit AfterParty and Reception

National Society of Black Engineers is partnering with Black BlockChain Summit to join in an AfterParty reception to bring together entrepreneurs, thinkers, and innovators.

Howard University @ 2400 Sixth St NW | 6-7 PM

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Diversity in National Security & Foreign Policy Reception (Invite Only) 

Join Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project, the National Democratic Training Center (NDTC), New Leaders Council (NLC), and the Open Society Policy Center, with the Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference  for a reception celebrating diversity in national security and foreign policy in honor of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference.

Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar | 5 PM-7 PM

2018 Alpha Phi Alpha-CBC Reception

Hosted by Honorable Vincent B. Orange, President of the DC Chamber of Commerce, the 6th Annual Reception is a perfect kickoff to the week’s events.

The Park at 14th @ 920 14th Street NW | 5 PM-2 AM

DC Chamber of Congressional Black Caucus Celebration

Hosted by Honorable Vincent B. Orange, President of the DC Chamber of Commerce, the 6th Annual Reception is a perfect kickoff to the week’s events.

The Park at 14th @ 920 14th Street NW | 5 PM-3 AM

CBC Spouses 22nd Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts Ticketed Event

This event aims to recognize the contribution made by individuals who have influenced African-American history and inspired generations in the fine arts.

Sidney Harman Hall @ 610 F Street NW | 8-9:30 PM

2018 GREEN ROOM AWARDS RECEPTION

Please join us at the 7th Annual Green Room Awards Reception – recognizing African American & Hispanic Leadership on Climate & Environmental Issues.

SAX 734 11TH STREET NORTHWEST WASHINGTON, DC | 6:00PM -9:00PM

Thursday, September 13

Community Breakfast and Health Fair

To raise awareness about the issue of homelessness, CBCF hosts a breakfast and provides clothing, toiletries, and additional community resources to the District’s homeless.

Central Union Mission @ 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW | 7-10:30 AM

Emerging Leaders POWER Luncheon

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 12-2 PM

STEAM Revolt Youth Workshop: Wakanda Design Challenge

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 12-3:30 PM

Young, Gifted and Green
A panel discussion to inspire the next generation of African American & Latino environmental justice leaders including an awards ceremony.

Thurgood Marshall Center @ 1816 12th Street NW | 2-7:30 PM

Executive Leadership Council Networking Reception

The Executive Leadership Council partnered with CBCF hosts a networking event, which promotes inclusivity in leadership.

ELC @ 1301 K Street NW | 4:30 PM

CBC Black Excellence

Come celebrate Black Politicians on the rise in their political careers who are working throughout the US to make it a better place.

Dirty Martini @ 1223 Connecticut Avenue NW | 5 PM-12 AM

CBC 5th Annual Reception

Enjoy live jazz, a full dinner menu, and a celebrity guest DJ at the 5th Annual Reception presented by Social Architects.

The Park at 14th @ 920 14th Street NW | 5 PM-2 AM

2018 Healthcare Leaders Reception

This elegant evening honors individuals who have made advancements in the healthcare of their communities with the Distinguished Leaders Award. The event includes an open bar, hor d’oeuvres, and live music.

Renaissance Hotel @ 999 9th Street NW | 5:30-10 PM

Attorneys Congressional Black Caucus Soiree 2018

Equipped with 3 rooms of dancing and DJ entertainment, this soiree is perfectly positioned at one of DC’s nightclubs.

Bliss Nightclub @ 2122 24th Place NE | 6 PM-12 AM

Leadership Reception – Honoring Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 6:30-8:30 PM

Young Black and Progressive Mixer 2018

Previous years featured notable guests and over 1,500 RSVPs, so this is a networking and social event you don’t want to miss.

Baby Wale @ 1124 9th Street NW| 6:30-8:30 PM

Gospel Extravaganza (Limited Capacity)

United House of Prayer for All People @ 601 M Street NW | 8-10:30 PM

Jazz Concert- 33rd Anniversary Celebration

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 8-10:30 PM

Sojourner Truth Women’s Leadership Reception

This event brings together leaders from a variety of industries to network and celebrate black women leadership.

National Museum of Women in the Arts @ 1250 New York Avenue NW | 8-11:59 PM

The Black Party- Live and Direct: ABW Edition (Ticketed Event)

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 9 PM-1 AM

Friday, September 14

CBCF’s ALC Short Film Festival hosted by Congressman Hank Johnson

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 9-11 AM

5000 Role Model Ambassadors Dinner (Invite Only)

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 4:30-6:30 PM

CBCF Alumni Association Networking Reception

Gather and network at this alumni gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of fellow members.

Marriott Marquis Hotel @ 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW| 6:30-8:30 PM

CBC-Black Millennial Mixer at the DC Wharf

Celebrating Black Millennial Leaders who are improving communities in the country, this event is located near the DC Waterfront and has stunning views of the capital from the rooftop.

La Vie @ 88 District Square SW | 5-11 PM

CBCF Chair and Board of Directors’ Reception

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 6:30-8:30 PM

Michigan CBC Delegation Reception & Motown Live Afterglow ft. DJ Clark Kent

An after party designed with excellent cuisine, entertainment, and DJing in mind. This event will honor leaders in business, philanthropy, and public service.

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium @ 1301 Constitution Avenue NW | 7 PM-1:30 AM

The Black Party III: CBC Edition

Featuring two of the DMV’s DJs and music, this is a late night event is perfect for after a day of CBCF networking.

Manor @ 1327 Connecticut Avenue NW | 10 PM-3 AM

The Urbane Group’s CBC Power 100 Party

Hosted by The Urbane Group, the CBC Power 100 Party is a special celebration at The Park.

The Park at 14th @ 920 14th Street NW | 10 PM-3 AM

Devlon Paris THE SUITE Event — Request an Invitation by texting DPI to 202-902-7640

Devlon Paris invites you to the annual edition of THE SUITE. The lifestyle event is designed to celebrate luxury travel and personal concierge services. This is a private, invitation only event and will feature a premium tasting during the evening. Request an invitation by texting the letters “DPI” to the event concierge at 202-902-7640.

Heist 1802 Jefferson Pl NW, Washinton, DC 20036  | 7-10 PM

Saturday, September 15

Black Millennial Electeds – Breaking Barriers Blazing Trails

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

NSBE DC Brunch and Day Party
A brunch and day party to celebrate another CBCF week and unwind with other professionals.

Lost Society @ 2001 14th Street NW | 12:30-4 PM (Brunch) & 4-8 PM (Day Party)

CBC Weekend: The Progressive Brunch

The Progressive Brunch for the Progressive Millennial leaders interested in making the most out of CBC weekend.

The Caged Bird @ 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW | 1-5 PM

Pre-Dinner Reception (Invitation Only)

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 5-6 PM

Phoenix Awards Dinner  (Ticketed Event)

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center @ 801 Mt Vernon Place NW | 6-9:30 PM

CBC 5th Annual Black and White Gala

The 5th Annual Gala features a performance by national jazz recording artist, Marcus Johnson, and other special guest performers.  

Renaissance Hotel @ 999 9th Street NW | 8 PM-2 AM

Sunday, September 16

2nd Year of the Women’s Empowerment Sunday Brunch

End the week with a celebration of the strong victories of black women and the people who support them.

Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place @ 3000 K Street NW | 11 AM-2 PM

Donald M. Payne Memorial Fellowship Cruise (Invitation Only)

Odyssey @ 600 Water Street SW | 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

2nd Annual CBC Black White Reception

Closeout CBC week with a Black & White Reception at the MGM Bar & Lounge.

FELT Bar & Lounge @ 101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill MD | 5-11PM

The WindDown: A Poolside Reception Honoring The CBC & Hispanic Caucus (Invitation Only)

Closeout CBC week with a poolside reception hosted by LendUp.

Penthouse Pool Club 1612 U St NW, Washington, DC 2009 | 7-11PM

 

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Dana Disante
Dana Disante
Dana Disante is the Events & Features editor for CAPITOL STANDARD magazine and covers Arts & Entertainment for Northern Virginia Magazine.