Community Events

Power Hour

Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: 4705 Lake Ave Rochester, NY 14612
Cost: $10

POWER HOUR is the mid-week social for local movers and shakers. Connect with a diverse pool of people in business, entrepreneurship, education, entertainment and community at Power Hour!
Unlike any happy hour in your city, Power Hour features “Rapid Talks” — a two-minute impromptu (or prepared) speech with a specific call to action. Rapid Talkers will either entertain, educate, engage or inspire attendees to support an organization, business or movement. This is the place for action-oriented networking while winning cool prizes and enjoying food & drink specials sponsored by the hosting venue. Powered by The Beat 105.5 FM, POWER HOUR is Rochester’s most vibrant happy hour event!


7th Annual Date Night Auction: A Summer Affair

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-12:00am
Location: SKYWAY
Cost: $25 Advance | $30 Door

Join BYP for our biggest charity event of the year for The 7th Annual Date Night Auction: A Summer Affair (21+ event). Meet and bid on some of Rochester’s finest bachelors and bachelorettes! Come out for a networking, laughs, and possibly romance!! The night will feature heavy hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and a DJ on the 1s and 2s! It’s a great night of fun and it’s all for a good cause as ALL PROCEEDS benefit the Urban League of Rochester’s Black Scholars Program. The Black Scholars Program recognizes African American students in the Greater Rochester area who achieve and maintain a “B” average or higher throughout high school. Workshops during the year to prepare college-bound students and their parents for college selection, admissions testing, financial aid and more. HS seniors are honored at a dinner in June where over $2.5M in scholarships are presented. Over the past 7 years, the Date Night Auction has raised over $10K for the Black Scholars Program.