Posted by The Sing for Hope
This amazing Sing for Hope Piano, designed and painted by Michael Scoggins and Team Nancy Hart for the 2013 Pianos installation, was stationed in Little Red Square, Manhattan for all to enjoy and starred in Sara Bareilles’ music video “Manhattan” — all before ending up in its permanent home at Astor Services for Children & Families in the Bronx.
Check out the music video below!
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The Sing for Hope Pianos is a beloved public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC’s five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play. For two weeks in the summer, the pianos — each a unique art piece created by a different artist or designer — serve as gathering places in their communities, hosting impromptu concerts by professionals and amateurs alike in an open festival of music for all of New York City.
After the two-week public exhibition, Sing for Hope — a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to the people who need them most — donates the instruments to the NYC organizations we serve year round, allowing the pianos to enrich lives for years to come. While their time on the streets is a joyful event for our city, the Sing for Hope Pianos’ true impact lies in their service as ongoing cornerstones of arts access for communities and individuals in need. As NYC’s largest public art project, the Sing for Hope Pianos impacts an estimated 2 million New Yorkers and visitors each year.