Green Book of Tampa Bay celebrates third anniversary with Harlem Nights Anniversary Brunch

Harlem Nights will include food, music, casino games, bidding on silent auction items and raffles with prizes.

click to enlarge Green Book of Tampa Bay celebrates third anniversary with Harlem Nights Anniversary Brunch
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For almost three years, the nonprofit organization Green Book of Tampa Bay has added more than 200 Black-owned businesses to its directory, boosting their visibility in the local market.

To celebrate its third anniversary, Green Book will host Harlem Nights Anniversary Brunch on March 5 at The [email protected] with food, music, casino games, a silent auction and raffles with prizes.

Back in 2019, Hillary Van Dyke and Josh Bean based this initiative on the infamous travel guide published during the segregation era in the United States that identified businesses that would accept Black customers.

“We just really wanted to find a way to invest in the community and we found a way to do that. We wanted to increase the traffic of Black-owned businesses and help circulate the Black dollar in the Black community” Bean said.

With tickets ranging from $50 to $250, the event will run from noon to 3 p.m. and includes brunch, two mimosas made with Mermosa Wines and sweets from Niq-Liq's Sweet Treats. The [email protected] is located at 620 1st Ave. S St. Petersburg. Tickets for the event can be bought here.