On Saturday September 1st, 2018, Mastermind Connect presented The EleMENtal Project: Achieving Balance, held at Brooklyn's new wellness space HealHaus. The panel was well curated: the producers selected a group that consisted of two activists, one holistic legal mind, a community driven business leader, and two conscious wellness providers.Read More
Mastermind Connect and JIG Media are honored to announce the 2nd Annual Healthy NYC Expo at Governors Island. Healthy NYC is a citywide initiative that combines digital media and grassroots engagement to galvanize community influencers, elected officials, families, and healthcare professionals around the idea of improving the overall population health of New York City.Read More
For many historically underserved young men in New York City, access to leadership training and mentorship is not guaranteed. In 2012, NYC Urban Ambassadors (UA) was founded to provide young men with purpose, leadership, and distinction. On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, the young men graduating from the NYC Urban Ambassadors program were treated to complimentary grooming services by the good people at Classic Man Barber Lounge, in New York City’s famous East Village neighborhood.Read More
When I sent out a bat call for Mastermind Connect members to join me for The Stogie Chronicles Scotch and Cigars series I’m doing for the Cigar Casa project, our members answered the call at the ready!
We had a blast at The Carnegie Club, a very classy joint in midtown Manhattan, learning about cigar etiquette while sipping on aged Scotch Whiskey, listening to lively jazz music in the background, and smoking delicious stogies from the folks at Hispaniola Cigars.Read More
What a great weekend with my Mastermind Connect brothers!
When Carlos "Los" Davila and I started planning the group's first 5K run event, I was nervous and excited at the same time. Carlos, Shaun Jenkins and Marlon Briscoe are top notch trainers, who get paid to train people for a living. Who am I to put together a wellness event, when we we have these guys in the group? But running is my thing, and I'm honored these guys allowed me to organize and host it this month.Read More
Class. Style. Charm. Three words that accurately portray the aesthetic of the Rag & Bone brand. So much so, that our founder Manny Almonte decided to take a trip to their beautiful men’s only boutique space, located in Tribeca, NYC, to explore the shop and find himself the right pair of jeans for 2017, with the help from members Jason Andrew and Juan Yanez.Read More
On Saturday, August 19th, the Mastermind Connect group made the ferry ride to Governors Island for a members and friends “Bootcamp” style training event .Read More
As past of the NYC DOE’s Urban Ambassadors initiative, Mastermind Connect members Frank Mena, DJ CEO, and co-founder Marlon Briscoe, had the opportunity to participate this morning in the first of their weekly Breakfast of Champions series; an informal opportunity for our members to interact with high school juniors and seniors, talk about their plans and future careers, and to participate in a Q&A session with them.Read More
We're always looking to offer a variety of wellness events and we recently visited Harlem Cycle, a boutique Spin Cycling Studio. Owner Tammeca Rochester was gracious enough to offer the Mastermind Connect group this beautiful space. She also gave us the skinny on how cycling is one of the most effective forms of exercise and a great way to burn off those calories.
This men's group session was accompanied by some great hardcore tunes, and as always, an encouraging vibe.Read More
On Saturday February 18, 2017, twenty two of The Mastermind Connect Group members gathered at Y7 Studios for some Hip-Hop influenced yoga, and left feeling reinvigorated.
We want to thank Y7 Studios for opening it's doors to our amazing group of men, who spent their sunny Saturday sweating in a 90 degree room, while getting zen.
Our wellness events are always focused on helping raise money for charity. The proceeds from the Master Mind in a Master Body Yoga event went to help build schools for the children in Haiti.
Come and check out our video recap!Read More