In early July, the ambitious “Play Me, I’m Yours” public art project placed 60 pianos in parks and other public places throughout New York City and invited anyone to come up and play. I managed to get my hands on these pianos about 4 or 5 times, and each time, it was nothing short of magical. My favorite spot was the piano at the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, which was placed right on the waterfront and offered the player a breathtaking view of the East River and the New York City skyline.
I managed to take a few pictures of other people playing the piano, and also wound up on camera in a couple videos.
This first one’s from Time.com, and I make a brief appearance at the 3:50 mark playing “Hey Jude”:
I get some more camera time in this second one; you can see me playing “New York, New York” and saying a few words at around the 3 minute mark:
Lastly, here are pictures that I took in City Hall Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Grand Army Plaza: