Free Fitness Event on Sept. 14 in Washington Square Park (NYC)
NYC’s New Dance Workout “Garjana” Led By Broadway Cast. Organized by the sustainable food nonprofit Food Tank
NEW YORK CITY, NY – 08/25/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Garjana, a new dance workout led by Broadway performers and created by the nonprofit Food Tank, is putting together a FREE event in Washington Square Park’s Garibaldi Plaza on September 14 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM. Hundreds are expected to join and participants can register HERE.
Garjana features an all-Broadway cast with choreography from Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams’ Monica Kapoor, along with all-original music from Douglas Romanow, whose credits include Justin Bieber and Tyga, and visuals from award-winning film and television director Kevin Arbouet.
All ages and experience levels are welcome and participants will be given a range of fun props including drumsticks, scarves, and TheraBands. Here is a 60-second video depicting the Garjana experience from a recently sold-out show at the Highline Ballroom. Garjana has received rave reviews from Billboard, Time Out Magazine, Edible Magazine, and more.
The free Washington Square Park event is part of Food Tank’s effort to raise awareness about food waste and support GrowNYC and NYC farmers’ markets. Prior to the workout, the event will feature a range of sustainable food system leaders including Slow Food USA’s Executive Director Richard McCarthy, Green Bronx Machine’s Founder Stephen Ritz, Edible Manhattan’s Publisher Brian Halweil, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Farmers Markets, and Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg.
Garjana event partners include: AmpleHarvest.org, Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, Arthur Murray NYC Broadway, Body Conceptions by Mahri, Bollywood Funk NYC, Broadway Bodies, Change Food, City Harvest, Cultured Movement, Dance Cardio Plus, Dance in Tribeca, Dancewave, Divine Rhythm Productions, Edible Bronx, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan, Fit4Dance, Food Future Co, Food Recovery Network, Global Green USA, Green Bronx Machine, GrowNYC, James Beard Foundation, KS JAMM Dance Troupe, M Dance & Fitness, NYC Food Policy Center, NYC Foodscape, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine NYC, Rise & Root Farm, Sarika Dance Fitness, Slow Food USA, Teens for Food Justice, and more.
The public event is following Food Tank’s highly anticipated sold-out NYC Summit focused entirely on how to eliminate food loss and food waste. The NYC Summit will be held at the WNYC Studios on September 13, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, The Fink Family Foundation, and ReFED. The event features confirmed speakers such as Kimbal Musk, Tom Colicchio, Sam Kass, and Tom Vilsack participating on panels moderated by top journalists with The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Bloomberg, Vice, Fast Company, Modern Farmer, and more.
WHO: NYC’s hottest new dance workout “Garjana” led by an all-Broadway cast
WHAT: A free public dance fitness event, organized by the nonprofit Food Tank, which includes speakers to raise awareness around food waste in NYC and supports the work of GrowNYC.
WHEN: Thursday, September 14, from 12:00 to 1:30PM
WHERE: Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza