There is music and art on the streets until June 19th with the return of dozens of brightly decorated pianos across New York City, for anybody to play, FREE, of course, and invite happy dancing by children and the young at heart enjoying the music.
The popular program is from Sing for Hope, a non-profit group that supports artists to work in under-served communities.
There are pianos in all five boroughs, including in Times Square, Herald Square, Van Cortlandt Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
After this year’s public piano festival ends, all 50 of the 2016 Sing for Hope Pianos will get permanent homes in NYC public schools, bringing the power of the arts to an estimated 15,000 New York City schoolchildren.
Click here to learn more, including where to donate and volunteer.
Click here for the Sing for Hope 2016 map of piano locations, bio info on the artists who paint them, and the chance to donate to the program.
Also new this year is a Sing for Hope smartphone app. Free of course. For Apple devices only.
The street pianos are be available for spontaneous concerts and sing-alongs.
The first free piano installation in NYC was in 2010, so this is a welcome encore performance.
photo courtesy Sing for Hope