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Pianos Pack The Big Apple For Annual ‘Sing For Hope’ Festival

For The Next Two Weeks New Yorkers Can Tickle The Ivories In All Five Boroughs
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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — If you are walking around the city this month you may run into a piano.

Eighty-eight of the instruments, one for each of the piano’s keys, have been placed throughout the city by artists working with Sing For Hope, an organization created by a pair of Julliard graduates, as a resource for artists to engage local communities.

“More opportunities like this where you can bring people together, especially through the arts, is a beautiful thing,” Michael, a visitor from Mississippi told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten.

The pianos can be found all five-boroughs, and were unveiled on Saturday ‘for anyone and everyone to enjoy’.

List of Piano Locations:

Manhattan – Astor Place, Central Park, South Street Seaport
Brooklyn – Brooklyn Navy Yard, Coney Island, Irving Square, Prospect Park
Bronx – Joyce Kilmer Park, Pelham Bay Park, St. Mary’s Playground
Queens – Astoria Park, Flushing Town Hall, Jackson Heights
Staten Island – Clove Lake Park, Snug Harbor, Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Neighborhood associations and community groups serve as ‘piano buddies’ and supervise and protect the instruments during their stay.

After the Sing For Hope Pianos Festival wraps up on June 16, the pianos will be donated to under-served local schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations.

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