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Third Annual Hip Hop Labor Cultural Festival

Third Annual Hip Hop Labor Cultural Festival

September 4th, 2006 - Schenectady, NY

On Labor Day, Sept. 4th, 2006 the Capital District Area Labor Federation (CDALF) will host the third annual “Hip-Hop Movement Meets Labor Movement” Cultural Festival. This event is co-sponsored by Schenectady Mayor Brian U. Stratton. The purpose of the event is to connect the labor movement with the hip-hop movement and to open a dialogue between these two movements that are rooted in collective action.

The festival will showcase local artists exclusively: dance troupes, poets and local emcees will share the stage with local labor leaders. Performers include Albany’s own Broadcast Live, Origin, JB!!, and many more. Stencil artists Chris Stain and Josh MacPhee will be painting murals live.Though this year’s festival has moved to Schenectady, it will continue to be open to the public free of charge, with family oriented activities and performances. The Central Park Pool is open from noon till seven pm, and is also free. Grills and picnic tables are available, event participants are also welcome to bring their own grills and food.

What: Hip Hop Meets Labor Cultural Festival

Where: Central Park Music Haven Stage, Schenectady

When: Monday, September 4th, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Info: Prairie Wells: 518.272.1000 or Prairie(at)cdalf.org