Jogo Novo is a unique community space that is home to a vibrant community of cultural expressions and fitness practices in Downtown Hayward. Capoeira, Zumba, Samba, Taiko, Filipino Martial Arts, these are just a few of the exciting offerings that Jogo Novo hosts. Students of all ages and their families learn and grow together, building a strong community and finding inspiration in art, fitness, and culture. Jogo Novo is also an unforgettable place for private gatherings and has hosted many special moments for families and their friends.
Jogo Novo has been closed since mid-March, due to the covid-19 pandemic. This closure has severely affected our artists and their ability to work & thrive, and ultimately has made it difficult to keep up with the expenses to keep our beautiful studio open. While some of our artists have been creative with online offerings, making ends meet as the months go by has been difficult. Jogo Novo is struggling to stay afloat and we find ourselves needing to ask for help to weather the storm and be sustainable when we can safely reopen.
We are asking for your support in any way that you can give it so that we can continue to contribute to the emotional and physical well being of our community. Studio’s like Jogo Novo are an essential part of our daily lives, they give us an opportunity to feel good, to be inspired, to find cultural roots, to build community, and so much more. These studios will also play an integral role in our communal recovery as we work to get used to our “new normal”.
We come here to humbly ask our Jogo Novo community, friends, and family to come together to help keep our doors open, our spirits filled with hope, and the arts that we do alive and thriving. Please consider a donation of any amount that works for you, and if financial support isn’t possible at the moment, please help us get the word out by letting people know just how much our studio and community means to you.
Thank you for believing in what we do.