Appel Farm’s inaugural Healthy HeARTS Festival will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022. This day-long festival is a celebration of arts and wellness and for the whole community. The day will begin with a 5k race/1mile walk on and around Appel Farm’s beautiful campus, and continue with food trucks, vendors, local wine and beer, creative arts workshops, wellness activities, local musicians and sustainable art-making.
Water Mandalas, Empathy Drumming, Bollywood Dance, Yoga & Mindfulness, Kids’ Activities, Lawn Games
at the Grove Stage
Music by Swing That Cat, We Don’t Exist and Eric Sturr
food, craft & local organizations and services
Food vendors include Matty G. Dogz, Big Swerve’s BBQ, Dino’s Ice Cream and more!
5K Registration is Open!
Start the festival day by exploring Appel Farm’s beautiful campus and the surrounding community by participating in our 5k or 1 mile. Register by Oct 8 for an early bird discount!
All Day Arts Activities
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Watercolor Mandala Affirmations
Led by Teaching Artist Jen Boyce, create Watercolor Mandala Affirmations on Upcycled Book Pages: An opportunity to practice self-reflection, focused attention, and pranayama breath work, creating Watercolor and Ink Mandala affirmations.
with Josh Robinson
Josh Robinson is a professional Percussionist, teaching artist, and drum facilitator. His approach is personal, passionate, creative and intentional. He has an ability to connect with a wide range of audiences, put them at ease, and engage and unify them through rhythm. These experiences create a space for stress relief, community/connection building, communication, and fun!
Head back to the Grove Stage around 11am for the start of the live music and local wine and beer!
We Don’t Exist
A merging of Dark Wave, Alt Rock, and Spacey Vibes.
Swing That Cat
A SONIC COCKTAIL OF JUMP, JIVE, AND WAIL!
Solo jazzy pianist of Whatever Penny
Why Healthy Hearts Fest?
The mission of Healthy HeARTS Festival is rooted in Appel Farm’s core values of safety, community, personal growth, and fun, our programs combine traditional art-making activities with integrated learning experience. We offer an interdisciplinary process incorporating physical and emotional health and community building as part of the art-making experience.
A primary goal of this event is to provide wellness resources to our community and encourage creative, fun ways to explore artistic avenues towards personal health and community wellness. Key areas of focus include sustainability; restorative mental health practices; and movement-based activities that promote improved physical and mental health.
This is a strong foundation upon which to meet the ongoing wellness needs of the South Jersey regional community, which have been exacerbated by recent crises (pandemic, reckoning of equity and racial justice, climate crisis, supply chain demand).