look-to-the-rainbow-1997

Look to the Rainbow

Look to the Rainbow (1997). On April 6, 1997, Pete Seeger and friends launched the opening of the Yip Harburg Auditorium at P.S. 19 in New York City’s Lower East Side, near where Yip grew up. Other participants in the ceremony were State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and District 1 Superintendent Dori Collazo-Baker. Ernie Harburg, Yip’s son, spoke about his father’s contribution to The Wizard of Oz, and there were performances of “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “The Merry Old Land of Oz,” “Over the Rainbow” and a song written by the students of P.S. 19, inspired by “Over the Rainbow,” called “If You Dare to Dream.” Not a commercial product, but available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.