Friday, July 1, 2011

Bronx Community Rallies and Replaces Stolen Piano

Congratulations to the community pulling together to replace the stolen piano donated by Sing- for-Hope. To the selfish thieves that stole the piano, they should be ashamed of themselves. Please see the letter and photo sent from the Friends of Williamsbridge Oval.


They may steal our piano, but they cannot take away our hope!

On Monday morning, June 27, the beloved Sing-For-Hope Piano went missing at the Williamsbridge Oval Park in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx. Instead of being helpless victims, a community group who advocates for the Williamsbridge Oval Park organized themselves and, luckily, secured a piano from an anonymous donor in Mid-town Manhattan.

Then on June 29, Wednesday evening around 9:30 pm, Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval Park replaced the stolen Sing-For-Hope Piano with a beautiful, up-right piano via the help of a neighbor lending his pick-up truck and group of strong Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval Park hoisting this donated piano down four flights of stairs onto a truck.

On Thursday afternoon, neighborhood children then painted the piano (which will soon be embellished by a local artist) and played the piano as if the thievery were a forgotten tale.

Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval plan on placing the donated piano in the Recreation Center at the Williamsbridge Oval Park. The newly, remodeled Recreation Center is slated to be opened Summer 2011. FOTWO then plan to coordinate piano lessons for neighborhood children with their local council member and schools.

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