On Monday, June 5, the self-proclaimed largest annual public art project in country, Sing for Hope, will return for another season, once again filling New York City’s parks and public spaces with unique artist-designed pianos throughout the summer.
Beginning June 5, Sing for Hope will scatter 60 pianos across all five boroughs, but not before kicking off the event with a performance at 28 Liberty Plaza where bandleader of Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Sing for Hope board member Jon Batiste leads 60 Sing for Hope pianists in a rendition of Bach Prelude in C. Afterwards, the colorfully designed pianos will take residency in some of the city’s most highly trafficked locations.
Following the conclusion of the art installation on June 25, the pianos will be given permanent homes in New York City public schools, in a continued effort to provide access to the arts for all.
A full list of this year’s pianos that will be on display and their respective locations can be found here. Below are a few photos of what you can expect:
We are so excited that the Coney Island boardwalk will be home to this amazing piece of art done by @brooklyndreamland from June 7 - 26th as we work with @singforhope another year in bringing art and music to Coney Island. We encourage everyone to come by and play #coneyisland #music #art #piano #pianist #singforhope #keepartalive #thecyclone #wonderwheel
Monday June 5th - 9:00 to 7:00 28 Liberty St. Jon Batiste from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert goes on at Noon and @ 12:30 he will lead all 60 in Bach's Prelude In C. There will be entertainment all day. singforhope.org for more information #singforhope #contemporaryart #nickstavrides #octopus #ocean Sent from my iPhone