The 2nd Turn Up Brunch
12:30 pm12:30

The 2nd Turn Up Brunch

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel

Join BYP at the Hyatt's NEW rooftop deck as we celebrate our 5th anniversary with a brunch social! 

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:30P.M. - 4:00P.M.
Center City Rooftop Deck (4th floor)
Hyatt Regency Hotel
125 E. Main Street

12:30P.M. - 1:30P.M.: Networking
1:30P.M. – 3:00P.M.: Brunch Buffet and Open Mimosa Bar
3:00P.M. - 4:00P.M. : Mingle and Music
**Cash bar will also be available for cocktails.

Tickets: $35 - until July 21st | $40 after July 21st

Price includes brunch buffet and open mimosa bar from 1:30PM - 3PM only!

Purchase tickets here.

Battle of the Sexes Bowling
6:00 pm18:00

Battle of the Sexes Bowling

  • Radio Social

Join us for our June social event as we present Battle of the Sexes Bowling at Radio Social. Come out to bowl, network, or just hang out!

Located in the historical Stromberg-Carlson warehouse, Radio Social is one of Rochester's newest establishments, and features an in/outdoor games, restaurant, bar, music venue, and social club.

BYP Members: $5 | Non Members: $10 

Hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance. Those that wish to bowl MUST ARRIVE BY 6:30 P.M. to secure a spot.

RSVP/Payments can be made here.
** Member option coming soon.

3rd Annual Salute to Excellence
6:00 pm18:00

3rd Annual Salute to Excellence

  • City Hall

The Rochester Black Young Professionals are proud to present the 3rd Annual Salute to Excellence - Honoring Rochester Area College-Bound HS Seniors!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00 P.M.
City Hall Atrium
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614

This is a celebration to honor local college-bound high school seniors on their success! Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend and show their support. In addition, this provided the opportunity for HS seniors to be matched with a local professional that wishes to serve as a mentor. 

Note: This is a COMMITMENT. We ask those that participate to be active and dedicated. 

The evening will include refreshments, and select speakers.

Admission: FREE

If you are a HS senior that is interested in having a mentor OR a professional that is looking to mentor, please register here.

The dress code for the event is business casual. 
Students: No hats, hoodies or sneakers. Nice slacks, jeans, skirts, dress along with tucked in dress shirts, polo shirts, or tees.

Please share with any college-bound HS seniors you know, and we look forward to seeing you there!

6:00 pm18:00

Second Annual Melanin May

Melanin May is back!!  This is an event you don't want to miss.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
6:00 PM
Ox and Stone
282 Alexander Street

BYP Members: Free   Non Members: $5

SPECIAL: FREE admission to the members of the local NPHC alum/grad chapters:

Eta Rho Lambda Chapter - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Nu Omega Chapter - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Theta Omicron Chapter - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 
Rochester Alumni Chapter - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Rochester Alumnae Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
Theta Upsilon Sigma Chapter - Phi Beta Sigma
Theta Alpha Zeta Chapter - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Psi Omega Zeta Chapter - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 
Theta Omega Sigma Chapter - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 

Light refreshments will be served, and a special melanin drink will be on deck.
We look forward to seeing you there!

1:30 pm13:30

The Cookout!!

BYP is hosting a cookout.  Music, drinks, barbecue...and best of all, it's free.  What's not to love!  Be sure to RSVP below so that we know to save a spot for you.  This event is not to be missed.

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7:00 pm19:00

2016 Date Night Auction

Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of year again.  The event you have been waiting for is finally here.  BYP invites you to join us for the Fourth Annual Date Night Auction!  Proceeds from this event are donated to the Urban League's Black Scholars Program.  Tickets can be purchased here.  

Want member pricing, but haven't joined BYP yet?  Join today!

6:00 pm18:00

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

BYP is hosting their annual holiday party with a twist - an ugly sweater contest!  Join us at Tajze Wine and R&B Lounge as we celebrate with a special drink of the evening.  Want member pricing, but haven't become a member yet?  Click here to join BYP!

7:00 pm19:00

A Time to Give Thanks Happy Hour

CHANGE OF VENUE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the Happy Hour will now take place at Tajze's. 

Join us as we patronize one of Rochester's favorite Black-owned establishments, Tajze's Wine and R&B Lounge! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015
7:00 P.M.
139 State Street

Come out for an evening of networking, mingling, and to celebrate the start of the holiday season. 

With the season of gratitude upon us, BYP is making this a FREE event as a way to show our appreciation to our supporters. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a generous canned good/non-perishable food donation that will go towards individuals in need. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct 31

BYP Halloween Party

Trick or treat!  You're never too old to celebrate Halloween.  So get your costumes ready and come party with us on October 30.  Tickets can be purchased here
Want member pricing, but haven't become a member yet?  No worries.  Join BYP today to enjoy all of our exclusive member benefits!  

10/29 ONLY: Buy one ticket, get admission for a second guest FREE.  Buy your ticket today. This is a deal you don't want to miss!!!

Pssst... are you having trouble purchasing tickets using the link above? Click here to be redirected.  

2:00 pm14:00

Third Anniversary Event - Turn Up Brunch

Click the picture to purchase your tickets.

Click the picture to purchase your tickets.

The Rochester Black Young Professionals proudly invites you to our 3rd anniversary celebration - the Turn Up Brunch.  You read that right!  Come out and enjoy good music and amazing Louisiana cuisine.  Early bird tickets are on sale now here.  

Want member pricing, but haven't become a member yet?  Join the Rochester Black Young Professionals today!

7:00 pm19:00

Salsa Lesson at Tapas!

Join us for a lively evening filled with dancing and socializing.  2015 BYP members attend free of charge.  Not a member or haven't renewed your membership?  You're in luck!  Click here to join during our open enrollment period, and save.

6:00 pm18:00

Third Annual Holiday Party

Spread some holiday cheer, and have a blast in the process.  This year, BYP will be hosting their annual holiday party at Legends Bar & Grill - located inside of the Clarion Hotel in downtown Rochester.  Parking will be validated and we have BOGO drink specials.  Want more? You got it.  Members can bring two guests for FREE!  You heard that right.  TWO FREE GUESTS.  We ask that attendees bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to a local charity. Can't wait to see you there!

5:30 pm17:30

"ROC the Day" Happy Hour

Did you know that at any given point in time, the Urban League of Rochester facilitates 25+ programs.  Subsidized housing, assistance for individuals with disabilities, and college scholarships are just a few of the programs offered through this great community resource.  BYP is proud to represent the Urban League for the second year in a row through the United Way's "ROC the Day" campaign.  During this 24 hours of giving, we will be turning up the fun with a social media challenge then ending at Marshall Street Bar & Grill for Happy Hour.  This is an event you don't want to miss!

6:00 pm18:00

November Event - Potluck

Join us for our second annual Thanksgiving Potluck!  Prizes will be awarded for best meat, side, and dessert.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank.

Where: Tajze Wine and R&B Lounge
              139 State Street
              Rochester, NY 14614
When:  November 15, 2014
Time:    6:00 - 8:00pm 

Admission is $5/ if you bring a dish to pass.  See you there!

7:00 pm19:00

June Event - Movie Night

The official movie time will be released on June 17th, so check back for details.  Click the link below to order your tickets.  There is a one ticket limit for members at member price.  Can't wait to see you there!



If you have not yet renewed your membership or would like to join BYP, please click here.

6:00 pm18:00

March Social - Battle of the Sexes

  • BLU Bar & Grill
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BLU Bar & Grill is proud to offer a much-needed new addition to the West End area: a CASUAL restaurant and bar experience that offers a care-free home away from home to our customers and new friends - living & working in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. With a staff that strives to make your experience impeccable, we can guarantee you’ll feel right at home.

This month we are featuring a “Battle of the Sexes” game presented by

How much do you know about the opposite sex??? See you there and we’ll find out!

See pictures from this event below!

6:00 pm18:00

January Social

  • January Social

Join us for a night of fun and networking!

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See pictures from this event below!