Xtend Barre Goes Outdoors To Support Black-Owned Businesses

For the last several months, Xtend Barre on Remsen Street has been highlighting local black-owned businesses through its online classes, and now the studio is bringing the two together.
For August, Xtend Barre is partnering with String Thing Studio in north Park Slope to offer outdoor classes on the knitting store’s private patio. After each class class, String Thing Studio owner Felicia Eve will lead an introductory knitting workshop.
 Proceeds will be split 50/50 between String Thing Studio and The Loveland Foundation, which brings opportunities and suppot to communities of color, especially Black women and girls.
Each class costs $60 and includes:
  • a 50-minute Xpress outdoor workout
  • a one-hour basic knitting workshop
  • one pair of grip socks
  • All knitting supplies

You can sign up for all four classes for $200 by e-mailing bk@xtendbarre.com.

Note: This Saturday’s class is nearly full.

The rain date for each class is Sunday at 10am.

You can find sign-up information here:

Saturday, Aug. 8

Whether you knit or crochet or macramé or are looking for a new hobby, come by our studio and see what’s inside and experience creativity.  From a beautiful array of yarns and needles to project bags, along with classes and workshops and events, we have something for everyone. We look forward to meeting you!

From The Loveland Foundation’s website:

The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.

The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.

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  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Teresa, wonderful post. The two keys in creating a more equitable environment in United States are 1) educational opportunity and fairness and 2) financing of black businesses. Long way to go but hopefully this is the beginning of a new era in America.