Sunday, June 27, 2010

Street Pianos

I have already been to NYC several times, but after seeing a particular commercial I was especially excited. Alicia Keys is one of my favorite artists and I follow her website frequently. She recently partnered with Sing for Hope- a charity organization centered in NYC-to place 60 pianos around the city for any enthusiast to play. The campaign called Play Me, I’m Yours, aims to bring music to the streets of NY while raising money for schools, hospitals, and communities. The ‘street pianos’ were decorated by buddies from local schools, hospitals, or charities, and will then be donated to their buddy organizations. However, their limited appearance began June 21 and ends July 5. Play Me, I’m Yours and Make Music New York worked in collaboration to bring free concerts to several of the piano locations. On closing day several celebrities such as Alicia Keys, actress Lauren Ambrose, Nathan Gunn, Titus burgess, Kevin Mambo, and the cast of HAIR, will perform or endorse their charities. “This summer, Sing for Hope will create a beautiful and worthy moment for our city by bringing the Play Me, I’m Yours street pianos to our city’s parks and public spaces. Its things like this that me extra proud to be a New Yorker, and the endless possibilities represented in these streets.”-Alicia Keys. If you are traveling to NYC soon I highly encourage you to find one of these beautiful pianos and enjoy yourself as you contribute to the essence of the city. If not traveling to NY, you can donate at


  1. Awesome--as a piano player myself, I wish Boston could come up with something like this....haha.


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