NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we discuss how New York City plans to mark the approaching Juneteenth holiday.
CEO and founder of Juneteenth NY Athenia Rodney joins us to talk about her organization's 14th annual celebration of the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
Also joining the show is Partnership with Children CEO Wesner Pierre, who highlights how their program uses art, education, and therapy to help vulnerable students.
In addition, Harlem Stage's artistic director and CEO, Patricia Cruz shares how the organization will mark forty years of supporting innovative works by multi-cultural artists.
Plus, we look ahead to the 41st annual Drums Along the Hudson festival and sit down with this year's honorees Loida Nicolas Lewis and George W. Faison.
Then, Founding Exec. and Artistic Dir. of the Harlem Chamber Players Liz Player joins us to talk Harlem Songfest II.
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