The rainbow piano at 62nd and Columbus Avenue.
An organization called for Sing for Hope is placing pianos all over the city for people to play, and four of them will be in the neighborhood.
The pianos are decorated by artists and simply left in high-traffic spots. If you want to try to play, do it! There have been some very cool spontaneous concerts in the past. There will also be pop-up performances.
At the end of the project (June 25) the pianos are gathered up and donate to schools.
Locally, pianos were left at 62nd and Columbus outside Lincoln Center, Literary Walk and The Dairy in Central Park and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The list of pianos is here and the map of the locations is here.
And send us pictures and videos of people playing!
My musician husband would like to know: what do they do when it rains?
I know. I saw this volunteer opportunity posted
Sometimes they come with somewhat-flimsy sheets of plastic for covering during inclement weather.
I was thinking the same thing.
You mean like last night? LOL
I’ve asked myself the same question.
What about damage to the keys from banging. Hopefully no one will want to destroy these pianos left out in the open.
Exactly the very first question out of the mouths of our 2 little ones (children of musicians)!
SO WONDERFUL!!! LOVE!!❤️🗽🎵
My international piano prodigy parent played on a piano, which F. Chopin had played on ; a Playel. In theory, I could’ve inherited at least 4 pianos from some of my family of origin. Bless the piano player[s] chez] :S.O.M.E. of Wa. D.C.; HASK, NYC; [a soup kitchen at New Haven, CT, ?]; &, a classical concert in JR Park. How’s the guy who substituted fore a sick pianist, 8 years ago ?; who had the broken leg ? How’s the Steinway family ? n.b. a b & w movie @ a piano construction co.. n.b. a piano repair co. in LIC. How’s the guy, who survived the explosion in E, Harlem; moved his piano co. to Bk’lyn ? How many piano shops/factories remain in business in U.S.A. ? Also, thanks Irving & E. Berlin for a special party for certain Girl Scouts; &, a gal sang next to a piano, as Irving Berlin walked down the stairs in his House.
I just got a brain freeze from reading that.
What a wonderful boon to our City! Train stations in Israel have pianos for waiting passengers to play. This could be an excellent fund raising opportunity if Grand Central and Penn Station got on board.
It’s a wonderful idea!! I’m sure there will be terrific impromptu concerts….
I’m thinking of heading down there and doing Liszt’s “Campanella”. Either that or one of Justin Bieber’s new hits. Whatever.