NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An event Saturday recognized the importance of arts education with song and dance.Police Searching For Driver After Man Seriously Hurt In Queens Hit-And-Run
The event, hosted by New 42 in Times Square, was to honor the educators who inspire and excite through performing arts.READ MORE: G-7 Leaders Call For New Investigation Into COVID-19's Origins
“Arts education is absolutely everything. If I had not had an outlet of expression and a place to put all of my feelings about being an adolescent human being, I think I would’ve taken a really different path,” Bareilles said.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Suspect Punched, Robbed 13-Year-Old Boy In Elevator At Bronx Apartment Building
The event also celebrated the reopening of New York City’s cultural community.