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ABOUT BSE....

Our History

 

In the late 90's, there was a void in party promotions for mature Urban Professionals and Entrepreneurs. Founder & C.E.O Larren Joseph saw this, and birthed Black Sense Entertainment in March of 1997 with the idea of providing high-quality social events suitable to the unique tastes and interests of New York City's young trendsetters. During the first year in business, Black Sense established themselves as capable Event Planners by not just producing parties but also travel excursions in various states in the North-East. As the company's name became recognizable to many party-goers in New York, their clientele began to grow. Soon what started out as a local promotion company comprised of friends and colleagues of the founder became a premiere organization throughout the country.

Our Annual Winter Ski Weekends Became A Signature Event To Start Off The New Year! 

At the beginning of every year from 1997 to 2005 , Black Sense Entertainment hosted an Annual "Ski Jam" Winter Weekend. This event was held at 4-star hotels throughout the Northeast. Some of the most memorable places were the Eden Resort, Lancaster Host Resort, the Fallsview Resort and the New Cumberland Hotel and Conference Center to name a few. In the earlier years, guests came mainly from the NY Tri-state area. As this event continued to grow in size and became Black Sense most anticipated event of the year; guests began to come from all over the country to attend. From 2006 to 2008, this event changed to "Winter Groove" because of the addition of popular R&B acts performing such as Carl Thomas, Jeff Redd, The Force MD's and legendary Old School Hip-Hop Artist Chubb Rock. In 2009, this event made another transformation called the "Winter Music & Casino Getaway" featuring R&B acts such as Mint Condition & Johnny Gill and was scaled down to a mini-winter getaway due to a new winter cruise Black Sense added to their annual schedule. In 2010, the "SKI JAM REUNION" took us back in time and had all our past guests looking to capture that winter experience again! Black Sense Entertainment had a blast over 13 years producing this event for 5000+ guests. After a 5 year hiatus, in 2015, we brought back this event because of popular demand. The weekend featured R&B artists "Keith Sweat" & "Tamar Braxton", which provided the grand finale for this event.

In addition to our Winter Ski Party Weekends, Black Sense Entertainment were the original producers of the Christian Winter Weekends in 2002 and 2003. Our primary mission was to have a non-denominational event designed to inspire, encourage and magnify the word of God. After two successful years, it ended with memories that will never be forgotten by our guests.

Summer Groove Produced Some Of Black Sense 
Biggest Events 

During the summer months, Black Sense Entertainment has hosted over 7,000+ guests by coordinating a series of events entitled "Summer Groove". The events include parties at unique outdoor venues, Music Festivals such as the Hampton Jazz Festival, the Essence Music Festival, the Capital Jazz Festival, Caribana, Boat-rides throughout the East Coast and a weekend Crab or Lobster Feast Getaway. These functions have been the talk of the town in many cities because they allow our company to provide a comfortable environment in which our guest can socialize, relax and enjoy the company of their peers. Parties have been held in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia & Florida at such notable places as: the American Park Café (NY), La Renaissance (CT) , the Cosmopolitan Club (MA), Sheraton Colonial Golf Resort (MA), the Inn At Chester Springs (PA), the Patapsco Arena (MD), the Sheraton Restin (VA) and the Park Central Hotel (FL). The boat-rides were aboard some of the biggest party cruise ships including the Queen of Hearts (NY), The Jewel (NY), the Star (NY), Mark Twain (CT), The Spirit of Philadelphia (PA), the Bay Lady (MD), the ZEPHYR (NY), the Destiny (NY) and two of the largest boats to date: The Nautical Empress (NY) & The Liberty Belle (NY), both sailing with 600 guests partying up the Hudson River in New York City; all the events featured some of the hottest DJ's and live bands from the New York Tri-State area.
 
Family Fun... - One of our most memorable editions to the "Summer Groove" line-up was the "Let's Ride" Family Weekend Getaway which started at two of the biggest Amusement Parks in the East Coast - Dorney Park/Wildwater Kingdom & Hershey Park. From 2008 - 2016, the event continued to grow as we added King's Dominion, Universal Studios Orlando & Walt Disney World as featured destinations. Over that span of time, we were successful in hosting over 250 families and it became our biggest family event of the Summer.

Our Cruises Are Some Of The Biggest

On The High Seas 

 

Another growing trend for Black Sense Entertainment is our Cruise Series. In 2003, Black Sense Entertainment began cruising as a group. During that inaugural year, close to 200 guests sailed aboard the Carnival Legend with us from New York to the Caribbean. Since then, every year we have provided our guests with exciting cruises aboard Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Line to some of the most exotic ports in North America. Departing from New Orleans, Miami, Puerto Rico and Hawaii we have cruised to Mexico, the Bahamas, the Hawaiian Islands and numerous islands in the Caribbean. All of our cruises had a theme including our "Fantasy Island" Hawaiian Cruise based around the exotic islands of Hawaii,"You Got Jokes" Comedy Cruise featuring some of the hottest comedians performing on the ship, "The Padri Gras Cruise" out of New Orleans followed by the famous Essence Music Festival, the SuperBowl Cruise and  the "The Soul on the Sea Cruises" featuring parties like no other on the high seas! All of these unique cruises have fun filled itineraries with Black Sense exclusive events including Black Tie Galas, Comedy Shows, Cocktail Sips, Beach Olympics,Themed Parties and Spades Tournaments. The luxury cruise ships provides unforgettable memories for our guests; and the parties on the high seas are getting bigger and better every year.

We're Going Global!

Although, Black Sense has been planning trips out of the country via our Cruise Series for many years, in 2019 we decided to give our guests more of a cultural travel experience by hosting land vacations in Europe such as Paris and London and the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. With so much interest from our clientele, moving forward we plan to have annual trips that will focus on us touching down on as many continents as possible. 

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