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Bay Street Emeryville Continues to Celebrate Black History Month Christa Williams February 21, 2022

Bay Street Emeryville Continues to Celebrate Black History Month

Center Welcomes Unique Dance Experience, 4TheCulture, by Bodywerk Dance as well as Shopping and Foodie Fun on February 26th        

CenterCal and several of their black-owned tenants including Bougie Smoothie, Spoiled Boutique, Foreign Family and more have teamed up for a distinctive celebration for Black History Month. The afternoon event will bring a unique dance and festive food experience to the community. 4TheCulture, by Bodywerk Dance, the dance class portion of the event will be led by acclaimed choreographer and the East Bay’s own Momo Lebeau. Known throughout the Bay Area, most recently, Lebeau served as lead choreographer for the upcoming Pixar feature film Turning Red, premiering March 11 exclusively on Disney+.

“Dance classes have been happening mostly outside since Covid began and I’ve been teaching at different locations around the East Bay as a result,” said Momo Lebeau. Dance Instructor. “For Black History Month, I had a vision to do a class at Bay Street Emeryville. I’m thrilled that vision has come to fruition. This is going to be an amazing and fun for all ages event.”

This one-hour class will be held at noon on Saturday, February 26th on South Bay Street, just outside of Aloha Skate. Interested participants are encouraged to sign up in advance via Bodywerk Alternatively, registration will be available on site for $20 which can be paid in cash or via Venmo. Temperature checks and masks will be required.

Following 4TheCulture, by Bodywerk Dance, guests can enjoy delicious and nutritious foods on site from 1 – 4 p.m. Black-owned Bougie Smoothie will be serving up great-tasting alkaline, plant-based, and organic smoothies and juices Vegan Mob, co-owned by Bougie Smoothie’s own Maya Cameron-Gordon, will have their food truck on location as well.

“We are proud to host this event and to celebrate Black History Month,” said Christa Williams, Marketing Director for CenterCal. “Highlighting Black-owned businesses this month and all months is important as Bay Street Emeryville continues to execute our overall vision and plan of providing the community with inclusive entertainment experiences and gathering places that complement the dynamic shopping and dining here.”

This event will also celebrate and highlight Black-owned businesses at Bay Street Emeryville including Foreign Family, Spoiled Boutique, Aloha Skate and Arts Africains, which specializes in African crafts, beauty products, clothing and more.

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