By the time that this post is read, the pianos will be gone from New York City until next June. However, in keeping with the theme of We are the World Blogfest, which is to spread light over the dark of the world, this initiative was too good not to share.
There are many signs that summer’s practically upon New York City, but one of the most colorful — and creative — is the annual roll out of the Sing for Hope Pianos, which can now be found at dozens of locations across the five boroughs.
This year, Sing for Hope partnered with Mini USA for the installation, which began Monday and continues through June 24 and welcomes anyone and everyone to sit down and tickle ivories that have been painted by a diverse mix of artists. The automaker even created a unique piano-on-wheels by outfitting a Mini Countryman with a keyboard, sound system and vibrant exterior.
“We founded Sing for Hope with one goal: Making the arts accessible to everyone in every community. The arts enable neighborhoods to thrive by positively impacting those who live there and enriching the community as a whole,” Sing for Hope founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora said in a statement. “These 51 one-of-a-kind Sing for Hope Pianos will not only provide music for three weeks in June; they will also, in alignment with our mission, serve 15,000 New York City students annually after the pianos are delivered to their permanent homes at our ‘Citizen Artist Schools,’ sparking inspiration as a tool for future artists for years to come.”
Follow THIS LINK for more information and a musical news report from CBS.
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