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Summertime outdoor pianos returning to NYC

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By ULA ILNYTZKY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A festival featuring 88 pianos planted all around New York City's streets and parks is returning this summer.

It's called Sing for Hope Pianos and will run from June 1-16.

Each of the pianos will be painted and decorated by different artists.

The festival first debuted in 2010 when 60 pianos were featured. It returned the following year but took a backseat last year due to lack of funding.

It's coming back due to a major donation from Chobani, the New York-based Greek yogurt company.

Sing for Hope is a grassroots group of over 1,000 artists who volunteer to make art accessible to everyone.

After the festival ends, the pianos are donated to local organizations, schools and hospitals. Artists volunteer there yearlong, bringing workshops and concerts.

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