Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BoogieDowner Photos from the Community: Mystery Piano in the Park

I have been receiving photos from various BoogieDowner readers about a piano placed in a Bronx park for youth and others to enjoy.

I don’t know much about the who, when or how it got there, but there is a lot of excitement from our readers and I do enjoy the idea and photos sent. The piano seems to be associations with the Friends of Williamsbridge Oval and a not for profit called Sing for Hope. Anyone out there who does know more please about the piano please do educate us via a comment. Kudos to everyone who made the idea a reality. Are there more than one pop-up pianos out there?

Below is information taken from the web site address found on the piano stool photographed above.

“Founded by opera singers with a desire to lift their voices for social change, Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes professional artists – from classical musicians to photographers to Broadway performers – in volunteer service programs that benefit schools, hospitals, and communities.”

More information about the non-profit can be found at;

A special thanks for Judith Frias, Eileen Markey and Elizabeth Von Uhl for photos sent.



SIng for Hope said...

Hi there!! Our organization, Sing for Hope, is responsible for placing this Pop-Up Piano at Williamsbridge Oval, along with 87 other venues throughout the city! You can learn more here: Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to post your photo, video and piano stories on our site :)

Judy said...

Thanks for using my pic on your blog. Me and those kids along with Elisabeth had a nice time playing with the piano and I wish it could be there all year round.
Judith :)