The Sing for Hope street pianos just completed their third year on display! From June 1-June 16, Sing for Hope presented their Sing for Hope Piano Project. They placed 88 beautifully decorated pianos throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The 88 scattered pianos were representative of the 88 keys on a piano.
Reflecting the artistic visions of their designers, the 88 pianos were designed and painted by members of the Sing for Hope Volunteer roster, students from the Sing for Hope programs, and notable New Yorkers, such as John Varvatos and Anna Huffington.
Now that their time on display is complete, the 88 pianos have been donated to under-served local schools, health care facilities, and community organizations. They will be used to continue year-round classes, performances, and workshops.
The exhibition was made possible by Chobani, the maker of America’s number 1 selling Greek Yogurt, and in collaboration with the city of New York.
Sing for Hope co-founders, Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, founded the organization to improve communities through art and volunteerism. Recently, Sing for Hope received a Congressional citation to honor the work they have done for the community.