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Come play the piano on the LIC waterfront

Photo by Rob Basch

Visitors to the Long Island City waterfront this month will be able to bring some music to neighborhood.

The community group Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and LIC Landing by COFFEED have come together with Sing for Hope to get a piano to Hunters Point South Park as part of the nonprofit’s public art installation which brings colored pianos to parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs.

For two weeks, the pianos, which this year totaled up to 50 and are created by different artists or designers, are placed at the sites and the public is invited to play the instruments.

The piano at Hunters Point South Park was designed by artist Christopher Beckman and is located at LIC Landing by COFFEED, a 2,000-square-foot outdoor event space and outdoor café, from sunrise to around 10 p.m. through June 21.

After the two weeks, the pianos will then be donated to a local community organization.

Along with Hunters Point South Park, Sing for Hope brought six other pianos to Queens this year including at Flushing Town Hall, the Jackson Heights Post Office, Kaufman Arts District, Rockaway Park: Boardwalk 86th, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center and the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

For more information, visit singforhope.org.


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