How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned NYC

One thing to love about New York City is that it’s a melting pot of different cultures and people, so there’s something for everyone to do.

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While fun in The Big Apple comes in all colors and sizes.

Here’s to how to make sure you’re painting the city black:

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Make yourself at home at Akwaaba Mansion, Bed & Breakfast

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his 1860s mansion in Brooklyn features stunning architectural details that are decorated in Afrocentric elegance.

 ride a bike for a tour through Harlem

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I Bike Harlem is a bike rental shop that offers customers bike tours through the city. 

Shop for gifts and souvenirs at Rituals and Ceremony

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Rituals and Ceremony is a home goods and lifestyle store located in Crown Heights. Their products focus on self-care & creating a sacred space.

Lunch at Word Up Café

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Word Up Cafe offers guests the chance tolisten to poetry, jazz, and spoken word during the lunch hour.

Catch up on the latest reads at Revolution Books

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 The bookstore features an inventory of literature, history, science, art, philosophy, and revolutionary theory.

Relax and unwind with a session at Cynergy Spa

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Located two blocks from the Barclays Center, Cynergy Spa offers a variety of specialized treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs & more.

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

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MoCADA utilizes exhibitions to provoke dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African diaspora.

Enjoy classic southern recipes at BLVD Bistro

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From jumbo shrimp and grits, a seafood po’ boy, and Cajun ribeye steak, BLVD Bistro is serving all of your favorite southern classics.

 try desert with a Caribbean flair

The founders of Creme and Cocoa grew up in the Caribbean, where they enjoyed sweet treats from the wooden merchant carts.

End your day at Shrine

Shrine NYC is an independent music venue where you have the chance to listen to live bands, groups, and artists.

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There's always something to do in the concrete jungle!