Singing for Hope, under the BQE

A Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano being tuned under the BQE (Park Avenue and Washington Avenue, Brooklyn) Sing for Hope is an MFTA recipient organization

As readers of this blog know, MFTA recipient Sing for Hope is placing 88 pianos–two of them from MFTA–at locations around the city. Yesterday afternoon, I saw a Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano on Park Avenue at Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, under the BQE. The artist is Benjamin Christopher Martins; he calls his piano “Sudden Oak Death” and describes the work as an apocalyptic tree-scape.

A detail from Benjamin Christopher Martins' "Sudden Oak Death"

Information on Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Piano program is taken from their website:

Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Pianos are coming to a street near you to celebrate our vision: that all New Yorkers — from Rockaway to Riverdale, Stapleton to Sunset Park — have access to the arts. Each one of the 88 pianos you find on New York City streets, in parks and on boardwalks, has been painted by a Sing for Hope Volunteer Artist who shares our mission of bringing the arts to all.

A detail from Benjamin Christopher Martins' "Sudden Oak Death"

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