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Washington DC – Art Awaits – Jan. 2012

By |January 9th, 2012|

High on the list of DC’s attractions, especially when it’s cold outside, are the amazing Smithsonian museums, all of which are free! Book a stay at Akwaaba DC and plan a weekend of museum hopping. Check out some of our favorites:

Air and Space Museum—World’s largest collection of air and space crafts. Featured exhibits–Aircraft: The Jet

Washington DC – Experience the Dream – Jan. 2012

By |January 9th, 2012|

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University presentLet Freedom Ring!
featuring Bobby McFerrin
D.C. is the place to be for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Pay tribute to the Civil Rights giant at his magnificent memorial, then “Let Freedom Ring” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where at 6pm a musical celebration of King’s

Cape May – Color Blocking – Jan. 2012

By |January 9th, 2012|

From Jan. 16-April 15, step back in time at the Carriage House Museum of the Emlen Physick Estate museum house, where you’ll find Wendell White’s Schools for the Colored photo exhibit, depicting the landscape and architecture of historically segregated schools in northern states.

Nationally renowned New Jersey photographer White showcases 50 photos, including a retrospective of

Cape May – Brew & Vino – Jan. & Feb 2012

By |January 9th, 2012|


Cape May Brewing Co.

Every Saturday, you can visit a micro-brewery and sample amazing ales or tour a winery and learn exactly what it takes to go from vine to wine. Cape May Brewing Co. brews up a good time from 12-4pm.


Cape May Winery
Cape May Winery, meanwhile, tours its facility and vineyards starting at 3pm, followed

New York – Fun & Free! – Jan. & Feb 2012

By |January 9th, 2012|


Two of Brooklyn’s premiere arts and culture venues invite you to listen to live music, dance, nosh and mingle afterhours at a price you can’t beat—free.

First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum–a must. You get to take in the art—the Egyptian collection is one of the best anywhere—party to live tunes, hear speakers, watch films and

New York – Make Your Way to Old Broadway – Jan. & Feb 2012

By |January 9th, 2012|


When you’re not sipping tea by the fire at Akwaaba Mansion, check out these hot new shows on B’way. Starring stellar Black talent, these productions are also a great way to celebrate Black History Month.

Stick Fly — Presented by super songbird Alicia Keyes, this dramatic play proves that when it comes to family, you’re stuck.


Monique “Gets Radical” at Women’s Conference

By |January 9th, 2012|

Get Radical Women’s Conference
March 30 – April 1, 2012

Akwaaba’s CEO will join speakers Suze Orman, Jillian Michaels, Lisa Nichols and Ali Brown at a high energy, content rich conference for women who desire to do more, be more, have more and give more.

Founded and hosted by success coach Doreen Rainey, the Washington, DC area event

Akwaaba’s Owner “Minds Your Business”

By |January 9th, 2012|

Before whirling a whisk with her expanding collection of B&Bs, Monique Greenwood wielded the power of the pen as editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, the country’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazine for Black women.

Now, a decade later, her byline is back each month in Essence with a new column for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Akwaaba CEO Featured Speaker at Conference for Innkeepers

By |January 9th, 2012|

Conference For Innkeepers
January 23-26, 2012

Monique Greenwood will be one of five featured speakers at the upcoming conference for innkeepers in Little Rock, Arkansas, January 23-26, 2012.

There are 17,000 inns in the U.S., and the annual event is where the industry meets to discuss best practices, learn from the pros, and shop for supplies and services

Monique Greenwood Featured on B.E. Business Report

By |November 28th, 2011|


Monique Greenwood, part of the husband-and-wife team behind the Akwaaba chain of bed & breakfast inns (B&B), is the featured Entrepreneur of the Week on this week’s edition of the Black Enterprise Business Report, hosted by Caroline V. Clarke. Started in 1995 with the opening of a groundbreaking urban B&B in Brooklyn, NY, Akwaaba now