- Posted June 22, 2010 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel snapshots: Otherworldly landscapes
Play Me, NYC, I'm Yours! Street Pianos for All
A piano with a view of the Manhattan skyline.
A piano under the trees in Battery Park- or one in the center of a crowded square.
Pianos in public spaces throughout New York City for anyone who feels like it to play.
That's the goal of the Play Me I'm Yours installation by British artist Luke Jerram, also seen in London- more than 60 pianos placed in parks and squares in New York City's 5 boroughs.
And after the show is over, and the playing has stopped, the instruments will be donated to schools and community organizations.
1-Play me by the East River, overlooking lower Manhattan and 2, the Brooklyn Bridge- at the Brooklyn Bridge Park,
3,4 In Times Square with a yellow cab zooming musically by- and at 42nd street and Broadway- the NYPD will keep you safe while you play.
5 A group of Irish musicians took over the piano on Herald Square in front of Macy's- they added their own instruments for an unrehearsed Irish jam.
6 Two pianos by the fashionable Meat Packing District-
One on 9th Avenue and 14th Street, the other, 10, by the cobblestoned Gansevoort street.
8 A Juilliard student plays for his friends using one of 4 pianos in Lincoln Center. What a place to play!
9 Also in Lincoln Center, a passer-by gives a free concert
About 60 more to discover and to play.