If there are two things New Yorkers hold near and dear to their hearts, it's beautiful artwork and great music (and if we're being honest, the opportunity to get a few likes on social media doesn't hurt, either).
Sing for Hope combines these elements with its returning art installation where 50 gorgeously painted pianos are placed throughout the city—a wonderful opportunity to snap a selfie and have an impromptu lesson. Kiddies will love running their fingers through the keyboards in the backdrop of their favorite NYC location. Parents, you'll probably want to join in, too.
We can't say we blame you. All of the unique, intricate paintings are different, so no location will sport the same piano. Looks are inspired by Broadway hits and the masterpieces of impressionist artists. Even better? Your brief, melodious respite from day-to-day activities is all for a good cause, as Sing for Hope looks to make art easily accessible for everyone through various programs and events.
Speaking of which, jot down June 4 in your calendar. The Sing for Hope launch will kick off at 28 Liberty Plaza at noon, and will provide the opportunity for musicians young and old to try their hand at a few songs. Plus, performers will be on hand to jazz things up, though the artists have yet to be released.
Can't make it to the opening event? No sweat! The pianos will find their way to various family-friendly places throughout the five boroughs after the June 4 kickoff. Look for a piano at some of these venues until June 24:
- Carl Schurz Park
- Jacob Schiff Playground
- Times Square
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
- Coney Island Boardwalk
- Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 6
- Astoria Playground
- Queens County Farm Museum
- Paul Raimonda Playground
- Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
- Van Cortlandt House Museum
- Virginia Park
- Greenbelt Nature Center
- Midland Beach
- Snug Harbor: Harbor Eats Café
We'll see you outside for some fun duets!
Summer is fast approaching, and we're here to help you take full advantage of the time off. Grab a bite at one of the best outdoor restaurants NYC has to offer, stop by a kids' playground when you're through and wrap up the day with a new kids movies.