Artist Statement: The piano is dedicated to Irish immigration & to bring awareness to contributions made to the U.S. After being nearly starved out of existence during the Famine, millions fled to the U.S. where they worked hard & assimilated into our country. They were a huge workforce which built skyscrapers, railroad tracks, bridges & highways. They have a history of being civil servants with our bravest, boldest & strongest & fought for labor rights. Their contributions show how valuable immigrants are to our country. On the back of the piano I placed an excerpt of a poem written by Mairéad Geary which beautifully states, in part, “Through melancholy mists and harrowing storms, some survived the wretchedness of ocean crossing and mountain crossing, only to be scattered like rain drops upon thousands of valleys, where they learned to hope anew, paying tribute to their homeland in sweat and tears; toiling to the rhythm of their songs; whilst laying the foundations for the winding roads of your dreams.
  • 2019

Irish Pride


Peggy and Megan Padovano

I have participated in Sing for Hope Piano’s since 2010 as an assistant to my husband. After assisting him for several years, I decided to do one of my own. The experience was so rewarding I decided to continue and do one this year with the help of my daughter, Megan.

Piano History

Public Location

Kivlehan Park (June 3 - 23, 2019)

Permanent Home

The Christa McAuliffe School IS 187 (Delivered Fall 2019)

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