Sing for Hope Pianos will once again fill 50 of our parks and public spaces this June. This year’s fleet of playable masterpieces have been created by artists including the Broadway casts of Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen, The Play that Goes Wrong, and Wicked! + many more.
All 50 Sing for Hope Pianos will make their debut, accompanied by special guests, on June 4th at 28 Liberty Plaza. From there, the pianos will head out to a designated location for anyone and everyone to play.
In addition, Sing for Hope Pianos has teamed up with MINI USA to create an additional piano on wheels ~ the mobile #MINIPiano will be inside a MINI Countryman, and will bring pop-up performances to neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.
The Sing for Hope Pianos are currently being created at a 10,000 square-foot space at 28 Liberty ~ the Fosun Sing for Hope Center, which has been generously donated by Fosun since 2016.
Since 2006, Sing for Hope has partnered with over 250 nonprofit organizations, involved over 3,500 artists in creative volunteerism, and placed over 400 artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos in public spaces.
The Sing for Hope Pianos are a three-week installation, from June 4th to June 24th. After this time, the pianos will be delivered to selected New York City public schools ~ many of which have never had a piano in the building.
Shhhhhhh ~ We got a sneak-peek of all the piano’s, lined up, in the gleaming, glass lobby at 28 Liberty Street, ready to be transported to their destinations. Grab a drink, and come along as we see the beautifully painted, finished piano’s.
The piano above and below was painted by the artist Christopher Spinelli and named “Grabbing the Brass Ring, 2018.” It will be placed at Coney Island Boardwalk from June 5-24, and then placed permanently at 811K The Connie Lekas School in Brooklyn.
“Silly Fire Breathing Beast, 2018,” above, by artist Tracy Crane, will be placed at Greenbelt nature Center, and then placed permanently at PS373R The Robert Randall School on Staten Island.
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“Meet Me in Central Park, 2018” by artist Tracy Sagalow (Red) will be placed at Central Park Dairy, and then placed permanently at PS 63 Author’s Academy in the Bronx.
And coming to Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem…….
With the Marcus Garvey Park ‘Sing for Hope’ Piano, Harlem School of the Arts gave a pop-up performance on Saturday, June 9th. The Dorothy Mayor Singers under the direction of HSA Music Director Yolanda Wyns, 25 members from ages 12-17 performed a wide range of choral music from classical to gospel to spirituals to folk. Among those enjoying the music ~ Eric Pryor, President of Harlem School of the Arts (pic’s below). Performance coordinated by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Public Art Initiative.
Want a sneak-peek? Join Sing for Hope on June 4th at 28 Liberty Street for a special free event. Register Here
Remember to hashtag #SingForHope when you see a Sing for Hope Piano this Summer.