Group Leaving Pianos Outside in UWS for Anyone to Play

by - June 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm -

The nonprofit arts group Sing for Hope will be dropping pianos off throughout New York on Monday for people to play. The Upper West Side is getting pianos in six locations — at the 70th Street Pier in Riverside Park, in Lincoln Center Plaza (there will be 4 pianos there), at Central Park’s Merchant’s Gate at 59th Street, at St. John the Divine, at Central Park’s Dana Discovery Center, and at the Central Park Bandshell. They will be out until July 5.

"Play Me, I'm Yours" piano in Sydney, 2009.

"Play Me, I'm Yours" piano in Sydney, 2009.

Once the project is complete, the pianos will be donated to schools and community groups. The project is the brainchild of British artist Luke Jerram, and it will be going on simultaneously in London.

Check out the map of where the pianos will be placed and upload photos and videos of the pianos at “Play Me, I’m Yours,” a website for the project. You can also volunteer to be a “piano buddy” and take care of the pianos. (via Aging in Action UWS)

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