The Halls are Alive with the Sound of Music: Sing for Hope Unveils Piano at Queens School

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As NYC public schools are poised to reopen, Sing for Hope celebrates with the sound of music by donating one of its famous, artist-designed Sing for Hope Pianos to the Business Technology Early College High School in Queens.

The first Sing for Hope Piano school donation in more than a year, since the pandemic shut down the city, was celebrated with a hybrid in-person/virtual ribbon cutting on March 11. Students Daniel Carvalho and Danela Munoz attended in person while 150 students joined via Zoom.

“I remember being in a school just like this, having organizations like Sing for Hope come in and make such an impact in my life. It is a great honor to now be a part of Sing for Hope coming in to make a difference in this space.” – Sing for Hope Artist Partner Harold O’Neal 

The beautiful piano, titled “Underwater Tune,” was designed and hand-painted by Brooklyn-based artist Danielle Chèry and is one of eight iconic Sing for Hope Pianos that are being donated to permanent homes in NYC schools and community-based organizations after being displayed — and performed on — throughout The Shops at Hudson Yards during the 2020 holiday season in a partnership between Hudson Yards, SAP and Sing for Hope.

Today was symbolic day for us as a community. The physical space is a space where kids feel welcome, where they feel a sense of belonging, and I feel like today is the beginning of that rebuilding – BTECH Principal Patrice Henry

All Sing for Hope Pianos are gifted to public schools, healthcare facilities, and community centers where they inspire lives for years to come.

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