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You can now play a colorful piano at Port Authority

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

Your next commute through Port Authority may be sounding a bit more melodic.

Time Out New York has partnered with the non-profit Sing For Hope to install a Time Out-designed piano in the middle of Port Authority (It’s right inside the 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue entrance.) The piano, which is available for anyone to play, was created by our team of designers, and features numerous nods to the magazine. Past covers dot the instrument’s exterior and the color scheme is themed around our magazine's logo. 

Sing For Hope, which places artist-designed pianos throughout NYC’s parks and public places for everyone to use, now has two pianos in the Port Authority space. They’ve both been installed as part of the transit hub’s current $90 million “Quality of Commute Program,” which aims to enrich commuters’ experiences by providing technical upgrades to the structure as a whole and improving on-time performance. (Not to mention, making your time there sound a little better.)

Like all of Sing For Hope’s pianos in the city, the instrument will eventually be donated to an NYC public school. The group has now placed over 450 unique pianos across the city, making it the city’s largest recurring public art project.

If you happen to find yourself in Port Authority soon, check it out for yourself! And you can send us any photos or videos of your music making using the hashtag #timeoutnewyork.

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