Welcome Back Seattle, free events, August 2022

Event title: Blessed Hearts Fitness
Organizer or Agency: Noel Montgomery
Date(s) and time(s): Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. & Thursday 6-7 p.m.
Tuesdays August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Thursdays August 4, 11, 18, 25
Venue(s) of the event: Garfield Community Center on Tuesdays and Rainier Beach Community Center on Thursdays
Description of the event: Blessed Hearts Fitness is all about educating, demonstrating and motivating healthier options and productive movement.
Facebook of the event: https://m.facebook.com/835254086570267/
Event website: https://m.facebook.com/835254086570267/

Event title: Massive Monkees: Fresh Air Open Dance Sessions
Organizer or Agency: Extraordinary Futures
Date(s) and time(s): August 2,5,9,12,16,19,23,26,30, 6-9 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Fridays: Pratt Park Basketball Courts and Tuesdays: Jefferson Park Shelter #3
Description of the event: Drop in Breakdance sessions led by Massive Monkees coaches. Participants will learn the basic moves of breakdancing and can practice them in a fun and interactive setting.
Facebook of the event: www.facebook.com/massivemonkees
Event website: www.massivemonkees.com

Event title: Honoré Rose – Mothers’ brunch
Organizer or Agency: Muslimah Abuse Center
Date(s) and time(s): August 14, 2022
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): MAAC Office: 7136 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98118
Description of the event: Our Honored Rose program is a bi-weekly brunch for mothers. MAAC aims to give our mothers in the community roses and much-needed appreciation for being such amazing babysitters. Our weekly brunches focus on discussing topics such as postpartum depression, maternal health abuse, and creating space for new moms to be themselves and relax.
Facebook of the event: www.facebook.com/MuslimahsAgainstAbuseCenter
Event website: MAAC (ma-ac.org)

Event title: “Dancing is where we heal”
Organizer or Agency: Franchesska Berry
Date(s) and time(s): Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Saturdays 6, 13, 20, 27. Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Description of the event: Franchesska Berry specializes in teaching traditional stories, dances, drums and the language of West Africa within the feminine essence. We solve identified issues for participants holistically through dance and unity. We shift the energy honoring who and to whom we are. This style of teaching consistently improves students’ mental well-being, stamina, rhythm, timing, and energy through dance. We evoke spiritual initiations into self-love and turn struggle into miracles.
Event website: https://www.thefeminineessence.com/

Event title: Jefferson Jump Start
Organizer or Agency: beacon arts
Date(s) and time(s): August 4 & 11, 7 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jefferson Park Amphitheater
Description of the event: Beacon Arts returns to Jefferson Park Amphitheater with Free Jefferson Jumpstart Concert to kickstart your weekend! Join us for free contemporary music by: KEXP 8/4Supersones – a six piece Cuban band! 8/11Ramblxr – dance music with live instrument
Facebook of the event: https://fb.me/e/nePgV2RRf
Event website: https://www.beacon-arts.org/

Event title: Alafia: sacred drum and dance
Organizer or Agency: Griot Girlz
Date(s) and time(s): Saturdays August 6,13,20,27, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Judkins Park @ Norman Street
Description of the event: African drum and dance sessions open to all ages, stages and backgrounds.
Facebook of the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/746783473417147
Event website: griotgirlz.org

Event title: Accessible Seattle – Accessible Music Festival!
Organizer or Agency: NOC Society
Date(s) and time(s): August 6, 2022, 1-5 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jefferson Park
Description of the event: Accessible Seattle – Accessible Music Festival! will be a 100% accessible music festival featuring local Seattle musicians of all skill levels!

Event title: Hitting Workouts
Organizer or Agency: Free Flo Fit
Date(s) and time(s): August 6, 13, 20, 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Columbia City Fitness (2609 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144).
Description of the event: Free Saturday classes from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the group fitness room are all welcome. Every Saturday except July 9e and July 23rd.
Facebook of the event: facebook.com/freeflofit6
Event website: www.freeflofit.com

Event title: THE WRITE TO BREATHE THEATER CAMP
Organizer or Agency: Catherine Alexander
Date(s) and time(s): August 6 and 13, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., August 21, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Rainier CC Plaza Beach
Description of the event: Young people will create a play to tell their own stories. They will learn the basics of storytelling/poetry including point of view, setting, character, conflict, resolution, what their character wants, what stops them from getting what they want, how they overcome the obstacle and how their life changes when they get what they want. Creating the presentation will build strengths, including realizations of who I am, what I think, what my life has been like, what I want, and what I can accomplish.
Event website: To register and for more information, contact Kathya Alexander at [email protected]

Event title: Park and play with Reconnect
Organizer or Agency: House of Progress Association
Date(s) and time(s): August 13, 2022, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Powell Barnett
Description of the event: An afternoon of music, food and fun for the family!

Event title: THE BAZZOOKA BALL
Organizer or Agency: BAZZOOKAFEST, the Vera Project and North West Film Forum
Date(s) and time(s): August 19, 2022, 3-10 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jefferson Park
Description of the event: BAZZOOKAFEST presents a celebration for all LGBTQIA+ members of Seattle’s black and brown communities, with a Kiki Ball employing drag artists, dance artists and DJs of color to perform live. The Black-Owned Business Market will return for a second day to feature additional vendors and wrap up the weekend festivities.

Event title: YES PARTY
Organizer or Agency: Intrepid Ideas Office
Date(s) and time(s): 26/08, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Yesler Terrace Park
Description of the event: YES FEST is a community festival that brings together youth, families and residents of Yesler Terrace to come together and celebrate. Each YES FEST includes booths from community organizations, a range of hands-on activities, food and fellowship.

Event title: Future Ancient – ​​Yoga in the Park
Organizer or Agency: Education Experience
Date(s) and time(s): August 27, 2022, 1-3 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Hing Hay Park
Description of the event: We will feature local artists and cultural workers sharing their message and purpose on how they center their cultural future and collective liberation through their work.

Event title: Barbershop Chat Chew & Play 2 from the 2 part series
Organizer or Agency: Fathers and sons together QUICKLY
Date(s) and time(s): August 27, 2022, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Rainier CC Plaza Beach
Description of the event: Free haircuts, speakers, food, music and entertainment
Event website: www.fastfathersandsonstogether.org/events.html

Event title: It’s never 2 Early 2 Create and innovate
Organizer or Agency: Olu Productions
Date(s) and time(s): August 28, 2022, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Location(s) of event (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): WA NA WARI, 911 24E AVE, Seattle, WA, 98122
Description of the event: A market for young black entrepreneurs
Event website: www.oluproductions.com

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Jennifer C. Burleigh