Play Me, I'm Yours Pianos

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Throughout New York City, for 2 weeks, pianos were set up around the city for the public to come and play & tap some keys. It was part of Sing for Hope's art project. There were 60 pianos in total, spread out in parks & public places within the 5 boroughs of New York. They support the arts & believe it is an agent for social change.

My friend, Freida, wanted to celebrate her belated birthday by visiting one of them to play for awhile. The only chance we got was the last day of this art project (which was this past Monday). We went to the one right behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
She played beautifully & even gathered a crowd in to watch, despite the heat!
To learn more about Sing for Hope: click here

51 comments :

OneCraftyFox said...

What a cool idea!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Now that is awesome!! Sometimes I wish I lived in New York City instead of the suburbs because I missed out on seeing the pianos!! I would have sat in Little Italy & played the Godfather theme! hehe =) Happy belated birthday to Frieda!

Maddy said...

I just love NYC!! On any given day, there's bound to be a least one surprise waiting around the corner :)

Kristin said...

What a lovely concept!

anthony0358 said...

I was so excited to hear about this
I have a friend in LA who loves to play pianos and she is so jealous not to be in NYC right now

irene said...

That's a really good idea !!

Avant-Garde Living said...

i love this idea! I used to play but after living in an apartment I haven't touched one in years... :(

Andrea said...

Yes, I saw one of these pianos last week in Astor Place. I had no idea what they were for!

SogniSorrisi said...

What a fab idea!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Such a great project. Long live the arts and music!

J. said...

Such a great idea! So many schools are losing their music programs, it's sad!

Sher said...

What a super fun idea! I wish I could have been there to hear your friend played:)

xx

kirstyb said...

i want a white one x

Vintage Vixen said...

What an inspired idea! Wish I lived someone so creative and inspiring.

Tamara Nicole said...

That's awesome! Go NY for allowing creativity:-)

COCAMIA said...

So so cool! Wish I was in NYC right now...xx

Amethyst Moon said...

I love it!! what a great idea!! I'm excited to be getting my first view of NYC in less than a week for Blogher. Will you be there?

Grace said...

Cool pianos! I'm currently learning to play Lean on Me on my piano.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh that's very cool, and what a great cause!

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Anna G said...

Such a lovely idea. I wish I knew how to play.

Clare said...

What a wonderful idea!

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Katie said...

What an amazing idea!

COCOVANA said...

that is really cool, it would have also been a good idea if they would have recorded everyone who played!

i love your song of the day!

xoxo anna

Haute World said...

What a great project! Love the idea! I play the piano so I would have been all over this. Glad your friend got a chance to play!

nookie said...

what a great idea!

Katariina said...

What a nice idea.Your profile pics is so beautiful!:)

Janie said...

I love the idea of having artists/musicians and amateurs alike on the same "stage". It's just lovely.

Naina said...

oh reminds me of when I played the piano in my younger years!

KIRAFASHION said...

It is a very funny project, I wish I could play piano well! ;)

lauren lanza osias said...

that's an awesome cause. i miss living in a city. very cool.

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paperheart said...

the pianos look so adorable! and i remember when they did something like this in london :) it was such a lovely atmosphere!

thanks so much for commenting btw! <33

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a fantastic idea...I love it so much!!!
Each one looks so adorable:) Great post sweetie
Kisses

projectvee said...

wow, this is an amazing idea!

Asta said...

Gee, I wish I'd heard about this project before, it's been a while since I last played the piano:) Beautiful pictures, btw!

MarchMusings said...

Great concept- good music

Mish Dish said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday. xo Mish

Elaine said...

That's awesome. It makes me want to practice more.

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Yaary said...

i love that first piano!

Nina said...

Amazing NYC!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I wish I could play the piano. THese look so amazing.

Join the Gossip said...

Sounds fun, and like she had a great (belated) birthday =)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Seriously great idea! I would have loved to have been in NYC and played at one of these pianos!

michelle_ said...

that's really cool !

Martwa Marta said...

what an inspiring idea! why no one is organizing something like that in my country?

Panda said...

This is awesome! I love love love the first one. I think it's time for DIY your piano time, haha. :D + Thanks for the sweet comment, your a real doll!
Panda xx

Nina said...

soo cool!!

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Pop Champagne said...

that is cool! I'm thinking of taking a trip down to NYC probably late august, I've never been but things like this make me excited to go

Keith said...

I hope you've had a great week. I certainly have. Thanks for your comment on my Taylor Lautner post. I appreciate it. I got so many wonderful comments on that post. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow that is SO cool!

Aury said...

What an awesome idea. I'm glad she enjoyed herself :)

Bionica said...

That is so cool
a great way to enjoy the day =)

-Bionica

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