Sun, Mar 20|
X Miami Apartments Rooftop
Join us for our 3rd annual ColorFest in downtown Miami. Celebrate life with Bollywood dance, yoga, henna, Indian food, and local vendors!
Time & Location
Mar 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
X Miami Apartments Rooftop , 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132, USA
About the Event
Celebrate life together! Join us for our third annual ColorFest on Sunday, March 20 with an Intro to Bollywood dance class, Yoga, Indian food, local vendors, henna art, and more! Learn about Holi, the Festival of Colors, try something new and experience a fun morning as we celebrate culture, community and wellness.
10:30-11AM Check-in, Henna, and Shop Rupees
11:00AM Intro to Holi from local voices
11:10AM Opening Meditation with Shazia Gogia, E-RYT500, Certified Yoga Therapist, & Ayurvedic Chef + Gentle Yoga with Samantha Reynolds, Founder of Cafe Namaste
11:30AM Get Colored! + Bollywood Dance with Pooja Uberoi, Dance teacher and choreographer
12:30PM Enjoy Indian appetizers from Zaika + sweets + refreshments + Shop + Henna with Vathsalya Henna
- Learn about the significance of Holi, the Festival of Colors from local voices
- Learn how to dance, Bollywood style with dance teacher Pooja Uberoi (@ikigaiusa)
- Yoga Flow
- Henna art station to benefit the Vathsalya Happy Home Orphanage (Odisha, India)
- Enjoy Indian bites from Zaika Restaurant (samosas, pakora) + sweets + refreshments including Bollygood (included)
- Support and shop local vendors including Rupees (Wynwood) Indian goods
- Wear your brightest and boldest colors!
- Option to wear color powder
What to Bring: yoga mat, sneakers, water bottle and sunblock!
We will have a special pop-up Henna art station with Pooja Gupta from Vathsalya Henna. Henna tattoos are a form of body art and temporary skin decoration in which decorative designs are created on a person's body, using a paste created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. All of the Henna proceeds will be going to Vathsalya Happy home Orphanage located in Odisha, India. Suggested donation $15-20.
What is Bollywood?
Bollywood Dance originated from the Bollywood (Hindi) Movie Industry as a free style dance fused with elements from Indian classical and folk dance forms. It has been and still a song and dance sequence with larger than life expression through various different moves, grandeur sets, picturesque locations and large ensemble. BollyJazz - This fusion dance class brings you the best of the expressive beauty and contagious energy of Bollywood's most stylized dances and mashes them up with the influences of hip hop, Latin, jazz, funk and street styles.
About Pooja Uberoi
Pooja will teach a fun and upbeat Bollywood class and share her passion for dance while growing up in India. Pooja was born and raised in New Delhi, India and later moved to Mumbai to work in film and television as a choreographer and the head of one of the biggest Jazz schools in India. After spending two decades in the dance world in India she moved to New York and started Ikigai USA and BollyJazz. Pooja is alap trained E-RYT 200-Hr Hatha yoga teacher from an institute in Bangalore, India. She has been inspired by her own journey to create something for the world through dance. She believes dance has the power to heal and connect the world and must be part of everyone's life. Pooja teaches classes throughout South Florida and online.
We're bringing India to you! Shop Rupees with a fun collection of Indian goods including Sarees, Jewelry, Handmade items, Incense, and Home Decor. Rupees is based in Wynwood and has been around since 1994.
About the Festival of Colors (Holi)
Our goal is to inspire, educate and promote the beauty that comes from India and Hindu culture. Colorfest originally began in 2020 from an Indian American staff at the building in downtown Miami. She wanted to share her culture and religion with the building residents who were new to Hindu religion. Although she no longer works at the building, the spirit of Colorfest continues as we aim to highlight and feature local voices to share, educate, and inspire.
Holi, the ancient Indian Festival Of Color, celebrates the arrival of spring and harvests to come. It's a time to celebrate friends and loved ones. It’s the festival of colors, emotions, and happiness. The thousand-year-old main tradition of Holi is the throwing and applying of colored water and powder on friends and family, which gives the holiday its name “Festival of Colors.” We won't be throwing color, but we will have some to rub on your face (non-toxic). Welcome spring and let go of what doesn’t serve you anymore. Holi is actually celebrated on March 18.
X Miami 230 NE 4th St - Building entrance is off 4th street. Head to the security counter near the elevators (past the Guild Hotel check-in) and they'll send you up to the pool deck. Street parking, ride share, or Metro!
A friendly reminder. We do our part to ensure our events leave little to no environmental impact. Please be mindful of plastic and glass bottles when at the event. Recycle or bring your own cup to use. Throw out your trash. Ride share when possible. A little effort can go a long way. Thanks so much!
Parking is off-site. Please enter through the main lobby off 4th street and head to the pool deck. You will be required to check-in with security. Don't forget to grab your cup of coffee in advance!
X Miami Residents
If you are an X Miami resident, please sign up with your resident page.
Class is rain or shine. The rooftop has a covered section in the event that it rains or we will move indoors.
Ticket includes classes + Indian bites + refreshments$40.00+$1.00 service fee
Bring a Friend (2x)
Two tickets$70.00+$1.75 service fee
Bring the Group! (4x)
Bundle includes 4 tickets$130.00+$3.25 service fee