NEW YORK — They're back!
The vibrant, artist-decorated pianos will be available for the public to play in outdoor spaces in all five boroughs through June 16, when they will be donated to local schools and community groups.
"The Sing for Hope Pianos unite our city, as artists from all walks of life create daily spontaneous concerts and neighborhoods come together around the shared gift of music and art," the organization said on its website.
The pianos will anchor plazas, parks and street corners everywhere from the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue to the carousel in Prospect Park. Others will be located on the Coney Island boardwalk, in Staten Island's Historic Richmond Town, at the Flushing Town Hall in Queens and at Orchard Beach in The Bronx.
Local groups will care for the pianos while they are outdoors, covering them during bad weather.
Sing for Hope, founded in 2006, is a nonprofit that supports artists to work in underserved communities. The group helped bring the first free piano installation to New York City in 2010.