We're a music-loving city. And to make sure we stay that way the city is working with local artists to bring 60 pianos to public spaces in NYC. Called "Play Me, I'm Yours," the pianos are now scattered throughout New York City, from the Coney Island boardwalk to the Met.
Starting on June 21st and lasting two weeks, players can play tunes or work on scales on colorfully decorated instruments. We're not quite sure of the etiquette (perhaps it'll be like waiting for a swing to open in the playground). To keep things on the up and up, each of the 60 piano has its own attendant responsible for its care. British artist Luke Jerram, dreamed up this project and installed similar works in London, Sydney and Sao Paulo.
The pianos were donated for the cause and have been painted and decorated by artists. There will be a number of musical events at each location. Go here for listings.
"Play Me, I'm Yours"
Pianos will be available to play from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Now through July 5
27 in Manhattan
10 in Brooklyn
5 in Queens
4 in Staten Island
4 in the Bronx
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