Fitness Event on Sept. 14 in Washington Square Park NYC’s New Dance Workout “Garjana” Led By All-Broadway Cast Organized by the sustainable
Garjana, a new dance workout led by Broadway performers and created by the nonprofit Food Tank, is putting together an event in Washington Square Park’s Garibaldi Plaza. We are in need of volunteers on September 14 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Garjana features an all-Broadway performer 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. The Brooklyn Nets official DJ Jason Jung is the event MC. 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 many 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 Liz Carollo, Harlem Grown’s Tony Hillery and Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg. Additional performances choreographed by studios NYC Bollywood Funk, Learn Bhangra, Fit4Dance, and more. Garjana event partners include: Amp Your Good, AmpleHarvest.org, Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, Arthur Murray NYC Broadway, Body Conceptions by Mahri, Bollywood Funk NYC, Broadway Bodies, Brooklyn Movement Center, Change Food, City Harvest, Cultured Movement, Dance Cardio Plus, Dance in Tribeca, Dancewave, Divine Rhythm Productions, Edible Bronx, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan, Edible Schoolyard NYC, Fit4Dance, Food Corps, Food Future Co, Food Recovery Network, Global Green USA, Green Bronx Machine, GrowNYC, James Beard Foundation, KS JAMM Dance Troupe, Learn Bhangra, M Dance & Fitness, NYC Food Policy Center, NYC Foodscape, POPiN, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine NYC, Rise & Root Farm, Sarika Dance Fitness, Slow Food USA, Teens for Food Justice, and more. Garjana was created by Food Tank Board Chairman Bernard Pollack. 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.
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