From June 5 – June 24, FDR Four Freedoms State Park will host one of 50 artist-designed pianos stationed in public spaces throughout New York City. As part of Sing for Hope’s initiative to strengthen communities and bring arts and music to the streets of New York, visitors are encouraged to test out their musical chops or enjoy performances from their fellow neighbors. Following the piano’s residency at FDR Four Freedoms State Park, the instrument will be donated to a local school or hospital.
Free. No registration required.
The Sing for Hope Pianos places artist-designed pianos throughout NYC’s parks and public spaces for anyone and everyone to play. Each summer, the pianos bring individuals and communities together in an open festival of art for all. After their time on the streets, Sing for Hope transports the instruments to NYC public schools, where they become hubs for Sing for Hope’s ongoing creative programs and enrich students’ lives for years to come.
This June, Sing for Hope will place its 500th unique piano artwork in the five boroughs, making NYC host to more street pianos than any other city in the world. As New York City’s largest recurring public art project, the Sing for Hope Pianos impacts an estimated 2 million people each year.