Community Wellness Day
A free post-show event following the September 16 at 2 pm matinee of The Bluest Eye designed to provide our community with resources to nurture their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Featuring an Afro-Caribbean dance-fitness class with a live African drum circle to promote self-love and finding joy within one’s body. Coffee Bloom and La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine will be there to provide nourishment, caffine, and tasty bites.
Afro-Caribbean Dance Fitness Class with Raquel “Rocky” Horsford
Raquel “Rocky” Horsford is the owner and creator of her Afro-Caribbean influenced dance fitness brand ROCKYOURBEST, she hails from the east coast (NJ & NY), a fitness professional/dancer/actor/choreographer and alumnus from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Rocky’s choreography and teaching approach is as unique and eclectic as her training and performance resume. Rocky’s extensive performance resume credits includes: Off-Broadway Stomp/NYC & Tours, Beyonce, Rihanna, Wyclef Jean, Lenny Kravitz, Shania Twain, Wayne Brady and Amazon Prime Video SYLVIE’S LOVE as Connie to name a few. Outside of her performance endeavors she has also appeared in many fitness videos with other brands like PopSugar, Beach Body, Jillian Michaels, Lisa Wheeler, Leslie Sansone’s Walk@home and was most recently featured as lead trainer for the health and lifestyle brand Re-spin by Halle Berry.
Drum Circle with Gerald C. Rivers and the Peace Players
Master Drummer, Gerald C. Rivers has been playing, drumming, teaching and facilitating drum circles across the country for over 20 years. His work in schools, churches, prisons, community centers, rehab centers, senior centers and homeless shelters has provided musical expression to adults and children of all ages. Offering, fun creativity, free expression and an acknowledgement of the history and culture of West African rhythms with Djembes, Djoon Djoons and percussion. He believes anyone with a heartbeat can learn to play. There are only two simple rules: listen more than play (which is an adage for life as well as drums) and trust yourself to take risks and try something new. “If you are not smiling while playing in a drum circle it just means you aren’t doing it right”
Coffee Bloom brings you 2 of your favorite things in the world: Coffee and Flowers! A new upscale, plant based, third wave coffee concierge experience like none you have ever seen, heard, or tasted before. Our mission is to make extraordinary coffee the New Standard. Our purpose, philosophy, and values are rooted in wholesomeness, quality, art, health and nature. Coffee Bloom’s purpose is to elevate your daily ritual into a culinary experience. Everything we do is with passion. We foment change and we foment the way you experience coffee in every single cup, with ever single sip. We believe in the concept of happiness. We know that extraordinary coffee is not the result of chance, but the product of hard work, skill, curiosity, and an unyielding commitment to quality.
So come say hi, grab a bouquet of beautiful flowers and sip on a hand crafted latte of your choice.
La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine is bringing Los Angeles, CA a bounty of authentic Mexican fare. You can catch this truck popping up at a wide range of events throughout the City Of Angels. Chances are, if you happen upon it, the drool-worthy scents will be enough to entice you. It’s hard to resist these tantalizing eats on the streets, so don’t bother trying. Stop by and indulge. At La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine, everything’s made to order using only the highest quality ingredients. Add in traditional preparation methods and imported spices and seasonings, and you’re getting the tastiest tacos, burritos, sopes, quesadillas, and tortas around. Seafood fans can enjoy fish tacos or shrimp quesadillas. Those who prefer tuft to surf will no doubt love the offerings of richly marinated meats. Feeling healthy? Order a veggie bowl. Mouth watering yet? Good. All the more reason to find La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine in LA, or have ’em out to cater your next event. MUST TRY The Mexiphilly — A French roll stuffed with carne asada, mozzarella, beans, sour cream, guacamole, house-made pico de gallo, and red and green salsa.