88 pianos in NYC for public use - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

88 pianos in NYC for public use

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

For the next two weeks, anybody that wants can sit down at one of the 88 pianos set up around New York City and play their heart away.

The decorated instruments can be found in city streets and parks from June 1-16.

"The pianos are a symbol of what we do year round; bring arts into the community. Everyone has an artist within who wants to make their song sing," said Camille Zamora, co-founder, Sing For Hope.

The festival first debuted in 2010 when 60 pianos were featured. It returned the following year but took a backseat last year due to lack of funding.

It's coming back due to a major donation from Chobani, the New York-based Greek yogurt company.

"The artists spent a lot of time brining their design to life on a very large canvas which is the piano. They submit proposals and spend lots of time in the piano study space creating them. It's a huge labor of love; all volunteer," said Monica Yunus, co-founder.

Sing for Hope is a grassroots group of over 1,000 artists who volunteer to make art accessible to everyone.

After the festival ends, the pianos are donated to local organizations, schools and hospitals. Artists volunteer there yearlong, bringing workshops and concerts.

To find a piano near you, visit SingForHope.org.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Dwayne Johnson hosts 'Hercules' screening for NYC children

    Dwayne Johnson hosts 'Hercules' screening for NYC children

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:30:48 GMT
    When he's not slaying three-headed beasts with his olive-wood club, Hercules carves out time for the little people. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson treated fans from the Harlem Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC to an advance screening of his new film. I caught up with the larger-than-life action hero after the big surprise.
    When he's not slaying three-headed beasts with his olive-wood club, Hercules carves out time for the little people. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson treated fans from the Harlem Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC to an advance screening of his new film. I caught up with the larger-than-life action hero after the big surprise.
  • Naya Rivera marries Ryan Dorsey

    Naya Rivera marries Ryan Dorsey

    Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey after a whirlwind romance, People reports.
    Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey after a whirlwind romance, People reports.
  • Coroner: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

    Coroner: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

    A coroner ruled that Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, BBC reports.
    A coroner ruled that Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, BBC reports.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices