Free Fitness Event on Sept. 14 in Washington Square Park

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Free Fitness Event on Sept. 14 in Washington Square Park

NYC’s Hottest New Dance Workout “Garjana”  Led By All-Broadway Cast

Garjana, a new dance workout created by the nonprofit Food Tank which is already selling out large venues across New York City, is putting together a FREE event in Washington Square Park on September 14 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM.

Garjana features an all-Broadway cast with choreography from Mamma Mia’s 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 from glow-in-the-dark drum sticks to scarves and bands. 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 Green Bronx Machine’s Stephen Ritz, Edible Manhattan’s Brian Halweil, GrowNYC’s Marcel Van Ooyen, and Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg.

 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, Bloomberg, Vice, Fast Company, Modern Farmer, and more.

Partners include:, Body Conceptions by Mahri, Broadway Bodies, Change Food, Cultured Movement, Dance Cardio Plus, Edible Magazine Bronx, Edible Magazine Manhattan, Edible Magazine Brooklyn, Fit4Dance, Food Future, Global Green USA, Green Bronx Machine, GrowNYC, Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center, James Beard Foundation, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine NYC, NYC Bollywood Funk, Rise & Root Farm, Teens for Food Justice, 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.

Media inquiries please contact Bernard Pollack at

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