Black Creatives and Culture MKT Juneteenth Edition
The entrepreneur, community leader, and co-owner of Da Spot NYC geared up for the weekend-long event featuring more than 50 Black creatives. Brooklyn’s City Point Mall was a temporary home to a vibrant market, art show, discussion panels, live performances, and more.
Throughout her career, Michelle Cadore has been laser-focused on turning her ideas into reality while remaining fiercely dedicated to her community.
She made that clear with the 2015 launch of her positivity-themed apparel line, Yes I Am, then doubled down with the opening of Da Spot NYC, a Brooklyn-based boutique which features brands from Black designers.
Now, as lead organizer of the Black Creatives and Culture MKT: Juneteenth Edition (June 17-19, 2022), the Mastercard Ambassador is showing no sign of slowing down. The action-packed event was the fulfillment of her longstanding commitment to helping people achieve their dreams, showcasing more than 50 Black-owned and POC independent creative brands in Brooklyn’s City Point Mall.
Open to all, BCC Juneteenth ’22 featured a whirlwind of fun and activities over three days, including a market, art show, and live discussions with some of today’s most fascinating entrepreneurs and influencers. Guests could learn about self-care, find out the inner workings of the NFT market, and enter a business pitch contest—all while enjoying tunes from a live DJ and food from DeKalb Market’s top vendors.
In the panel Creating Safe Spaces, Jeff Lindor, founder of The Gentleman’s Factory, shared how and why he designed a co-working space designed to enhance the lives of men of color. In the Beauty Extended table talk, Hair by Karyne’s Karyne Tinord discussed the tricky topic of financial practices and handling business within the beauty industry.
And for those focused on wellness, licensed therapist Nadine G. lead an interactive workshop complete with affirmations and a guided meditation that left guests feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for a challenge.
Throughout the event, Michelle Cadore herself was on hand to guide the proceedings and promote the work of the many Black creatives in her orbit.
For some, this inspiring gathering represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For Cadore, it was another bold step forward in her mission to amplify their voices by providing visibility and access to resources, opportunities, and community. Now that’s something we can all celebrate.
For more information on BCC Juneteenth ’22 Edition, visit: daspotnyc.com