Children's Rooftop at Yerba Buena
Located near 4th and Howard Streets in San Francisco
GARDEN FESTIVAL OFFERS FREE LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE, BODYWORK,
ART-MAKING, FUN AT YERBA BUENA GARDENS
event features massage, reiki, health advice, refreshments,
multi-cultural dance, drumming and music
FRANCISCO, Calif.-- Celebrate life! Treat yourself to a
free afternoon of dance, live music, hands-on art making,
bodywork, children’s activities, workshops and holistic
health resources at the third, biennial Community Healing
Garden Festival on Sat., Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
at Zeum Children’s Rooftop garden, Fourth and Howard
St. in San Francisco.
Presented in association with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival,
the Community Healing Garden Festival is produced by Purple
Moon Dance Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to
developing holistic programs for women with life-threatening
illness, elders and in recovery, using dance and movement
The festival brings together leading women’s health
professionals, practitioners and accomplished artists with
women, children, youth and families to promote healthy living
in a transformative afternoon of communal dance, music,
art and wellness. Free activities include bodywork, massage,
reiki, yoga, children’s art-making, refreshments and
informational resources from a variety of health agencies.
Bring a picnic and join us in a multi-cultural, intergenerational
event of healing!
Interactive dance and music will be performed by Sistahs
of the Drum, DrumFire, Taiko Ren, Danza Xitlalli, ukulele
group Ka’ala Carmack & J-Town Hui, Purple Moon
Dance Project artists and students, including artistic director
Jill Guillermo-Togawa and others. Stay tuned as additional
exciting performers are announced!
The festival recognizes and honors women who participate
in Purple Moon Dance Project’s Community Arts &
Health Education programs, many of whom are living with
cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The programs
are held with the Latino Commission of the San Francisco
Department of Public Health, Chinatown Public Health Center
and Shanti’s LifeLines.
It is funded in part by The California Wellness Foundation,
The California Endowment, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for
Justice Roots and Wings Fund, SF Arts Commission, Johnson
& Johnson Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership,
the California Arts Council and SF Grants for the Arts/Hotel
Tax Fund. The festival’s sponsors and in-kind donors
include Bi-Rite Market, Cole Hardware, Glaceau, Izze Beverage
Co., Luna Bar, and Deeken & Hunt-Weber, Inc. with more
Community partners who will be on hand to offer free information
and resources include Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness
Center, Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, Asian
Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Breast and Cervical
Cancer Services, Lesbian Health Research Center at UCSF,
Our Family Coalition, UCSF National Center of Excellence
in Women's Health, Women’s Community Clinic, California
Institute of Integral Studies and others.
ABOUT PURPLE MOON DANCE PROJECT
Purple Moon Dance Project was founded in 1992 by artistic
director Jill Guillermo-Togawa, with the mission of creating
positive social change and healing for a diverse community
of women, particularly LGBT women of color and their families,
through the medium of dance. For the past 10 years, we have
developed specific programs for women of color who have
life-threatening illnesses (HIV/AIDS, cancer), are over
50 and in alcohol/drug/domestic violence recovery programs.
GET INVOLVED! If you’re interested in participating
or volunteering, contact Purple Moon Dance Project at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or 415-552-1105. For more information, go to www.purplemoondance.org.
Purple Moon Dance Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations
are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.