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Black Rose Presents: April 26

20,000 Leagues Under the St. Andrew’s

Step into an underwater world where merpeople, sea monsters, and sirens come to life! Will you end up in Davey Jones’s Locker or trapped on land in The Crucible’s dungeon cell? 🧜‍♀️ 🏴‍☠️ 🚢 

Join Black Rose for a fun and unique evening under the sea at our April play party! 🐠🐳🐡 🧜

Help us celebrate all the fun of the ocean with friends old and new 🐙 🧜‍♂️ 🦀

This is an 18+ event!

Black Rose/Crucible Members: $25
You must be a Crucible or Black Rose member or the guest of a member to attend.

Doors open at 9PM

There will be non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase, and plenty of complementary snacks. Yummy!

Black Rose seeks to empower the community and celebrates diversity in gender, race, sexual orientation, and abilities. We seek to foster an open and warm environment for all.

Have questions about Black Rose? Find a friendly face at the social and chat them up! Interested in becoming a Black Rose Member? (you totally should) Click here!

Masks are always welcome.

Call for Candidates 2024

Hello BR! CPTHoneyBadger (pronounced Kyle S.) here your service Elections Chair here! 

Have you been a member of Black Rose since April 30, 2023?

Do you have the leadership and vision to shape the future of Black Rose as an executive?

Does the complex puzzle of process and procedure running and grinding inexorably toward action excite you?

Then consider running for the board, Ombuds, or Arbiter!!

Nominations open March 15, 2024 and close April 30, 2024.  

You can nominate yourself and/or someone you think would do great things for the organization.

Send name of candidate and a candidate statement of 50-250 words to

Removing vaccination requirements

At the January Board meeting, the BR Board of Directors voted to remove our vaccination requirement for main BR events. Currently, that means events held at The Crucible, which is Tuesday classes, Gateway, and socials. This brings us into alignment with The Crucible’s own vaccination policy.

Coordinators of SIGs and other event teams (e.g. Charmed!) can continue making their own choices, so check the specific event for its requirements.

We will be updating event descriptions on Fetlife and our website as time allows, and new events will not include a vaccination requirement.

Black Rose Presents: December 29

Hollywood Nights

Lights! Camera! Ass-on!

Have you ever wanted to see your name in lights? Do you love the big screen, and dream of yourself as the star of the show? Join Black Rose for a special evening when you are the star!

BR Presents: Hollywood Nights is your chance to shine! Dreaming of becoming the next photographer capturing the special moments?

We will be offering a special photography workshop from 8-10 pm with @ShutterDoll and and @CarmenMonoxide. This will help you learn how to up your photography game both in and out of the playspace. This is a time to bring your photo gear out to the Crucible and get a chance to work on your photography in a full kink space!

Excited to take more photos? Once the play party starts at 9 pm there will be a dedicated space to practice your photography with whatever kind of play you want to do. Bring your gear, bring your partners, bring your friends, and come and have a good time. For any questions about the workshop or photography please reach out to ShutterDoll:

Not into photography? Not to worry! The photography area will be sectioned off and cameras will only be allowed in the closed off space.

As always, open play will be available with all of the Crucible’s dungeon equipment for your enjoyment from 9 pm until 2 am.

Annual Meeting: August 1 on Zoom

The Black Rose Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 1. Come hear about the great things we accomplished last year, and the great things we’re planning to do this year!

This event is members only. We’ll be sending the virtual login info to your inboxes in the days before the meeting.

BR Social: July 28

Join us for the Black Rose Social, held at The Crucible. On BR Social nights, The Crucible will admit BR members at the same rate as Crucible members ($25 members/$35 guests).

Step into a realm where stars twinkle, planets align, and galaxies come alive at our spectacular Outer Space Party! Embark on an interstellar voyage with us where out-of-this-world attire and zero-gravity moves collide, as we play among the stars.

Show us your Galaxy Girl and Buzz Lightyear looks. Bring your pulsing tentacle toys and enjoy getting so floaty you drift into [top|sub] space. This is an 18+ event! There will be non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 9PM.

Don’t get scammed!

Bad actors pose as Black Rose, promise your dreams, steal your money

The Black Rose (BR) Board of Directors is aware of several scams/frauds involving the malicious use of the Black Rose name. These incidents are ongoing and have involved circumstances such as:

  • Being asked to pay for a collaring ceremony
  • Being recruited as a registered slave for Black Rose
  • Being asked to pay additional fees for toys and/or kits

BR reminds everyone we never charge fees outside of our membership fees (listed at or event fees (listed at In addition, BR does not ever license anyone to recruit for our organization. We operate solely in the Washington, DC area and have no branches or chapters in any other location.

Please use caution in your financial transactions. Diligence is always the best protection against this type of fraud. Each report we’ve received about these incidents has come from potential victims who checked with us because something seemed amiss. Remember, in the age of the internet, not everyone is who they claim to be.

New year, new BR Board!

The election is over and the members have spoken! The new BR Board, as well as our other elected leaders, take their seats today. Let’s thank them all for their leadership and service to the organization. Join us in welcoming:

For Board

  • Ben
  • Emily
  • Eric
  • Mike
  • MJ
  • Nissy
  • Snowwy

For Arbiter

  • George P.

For Ombuds

  • Sasquatch

Upcoming Events

Want to see what’s happening at BR for the next couple weeks? Here are our upcoming events! If you want this information delivered to your inbox every Friday morning, click here and sign up for BR News!

July 4, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
BR Gateway
July 6, 2023 @ 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
D/s Discussion Group: Vetting
July 10, 2023 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Flogging with Ian and Monique
July 11, 2023 @ 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Board Meeting
July 13, 2023 @ 7:30 PM

Not Receiving Email from BR?

Please note that we have been experiencing difficulty sending email from addresses to Yahoo Mail and AOL Mail addresses. If you have emailed us from either a or email account and did not receive a response, you may wish to contact us through a different address so that we can get back to you. We are working with our email provider to remedy this issue, but the issue appears to be these providers blocking our (and other) shared web hosts.