Sing for Hope’s street pianos program is a yearly event that is held as some sort of an art project. The basis for this art project seems to align with the Foundation’s mission in bringing art and making it entirely accessible for everybody without any kind of boundaries or limitations. The event commences every summer for full two weeks and it has been some kind of tourist attractions of itself during the duration of its run. The event becomes a unique feat of New York for some reason.
First, it is not every day you could stumble upon a piano somewhere random, right? Pianos are considered expensive and somewhat exclusive kind of music instrument so you need to enter a studio or something to be able to play it. Second, the project invites literally anyone who happens to be near the pianos to play any one of them, regardless of whether or not that person has musical backgrounds. So, if you happen to be in any one of the five boroughs of New York, you can simply hope on the seating and play whatever it is on your mind at the moment. You do not have to worry about not having prior knowledge about how to play piano. The purpose of this event is to invite people into a fun atmosphere filled with music and joy. Not having skill sets to play one of the pianos is the last thing you need.
As many as 50 pianos will be installed in select spots for two weeks, scattered among the five boroughs. You can play as many pianos as you like but you need to be fully aware and pay attention to the hours as specified by the event holders and planners so as to avoid disturbing people who live around the areas.