Circle of Sisters, presented by AARP New York & hosted by Emmis New York’s WBLS-FM 107.5, your #1 source for R&B, 1190 WLIB-AM, your home for Gospel & Inspiration, and WQHT-FM HOT 97, Where Hip Hop Lives, is the largest EXPO in New York City uniting, motivating and celebrating women of color. Some of the biggest names in entertainment, health, food, business and more are scheduled to be at this year’s event, taking place on Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. Sit-in on a special one-on-one panel with television host & news broadcaster, Robin Roberts, as she discusses her illustrious career and how she continues to be at the top of her game, and then head over to the MetroPlus Performance Stage to see shows & presentations all day long, including special guest appearances by singer/songwriter, Joe, actor/singer, Rotimi, and singer/producer, Mario!
If you’re in the mood for something spicy or savory, stop by the HealthFirst Cooking Pavilion where celebrity chefs Bobby Brown, Pat Neely, Vonda McPherson, Melba, and more will be whipping up their delectable dishes and passing out samples to attendees, including some special scrumptious vegan recipes from former NBA Champion, Jon Salley. Throughout the weekend, check out the Special Events Hall for larger panel discussions & events such as a talk with Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, who will speak on being the first Miss USA representative with a Military background, and the Ashley Stewart Fashion Show, showcasing the latest fashion trends. And on Sunday evening, the entire event wraps up at the MetroPCS Gospel Explosion, with electrifying performances by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, VaShawn Mitchell, and just added, JJ Hairston, whose new song, “You Deserve It,” is lighting up the Gospel charts!
Tickets for the EXPO are also on-sale now. Tickets are $15 per day in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased on CircleofSisters.com. The EXPO runs from 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, October 15th and 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, October 16th. The MetroPCS Gospel Explosion concert takes place on Sunday, October 16th at 4 pm. A separate ticket is required for the MetroPCS Gospel Explosion concert; however, the concert ticket will also provide access into Sunday’s EXPO.