Travel/Adventure

Sing For Hope: Play me I’m yours (NYC)

Okay so I have to give you the background story leading up to The Story. I took my love to NYC for the weekend as a Father’s Day gift. We enjoyed the melting pot for 3 days with no kid in tow. (Thanks to my son’s Aunt and Uncle who took great care of him while we were gone)

sing for hope
Friday we arrived in NYC, had lunch with my little sister and got our shop on. Later that night was the real gift tickets to see Jill Scott & Maxwell in Madison Square Garden’s. Now that was a treat; they are what I call sangers. They had great energy, they encouraged the crowd to participate and they put their all into the performance. They took us right down memory lane with some songs from their first album. I can’t wait to see them again. Saturday we roamed the city eating and shopping some more. I mean its NYC that’s what you are supposed to do. The above picture was taken in Central Park.
Saturday night we decided to hang out in Time Square until 1:00 AM or so. While people watching (yall know it was some mess sights to see). There was a piano located a few feet from us. On the piano was a sign that said “play me”. People would walk up and play the piano, play and sing, sing and play.
Here is a little background info on this piano.
 Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes professional artist in volunteer service programs that benefit schools, hospitals, and communities.
This summer, Sing for Hope takes music to the streets with Play Me; I’m yours, a public art project that will bring 60 pianos to the parks and public spaces of New York City. From June 21 to July 5, the pianos will be placed throughout the city’s five boroughs to be played by all who pass by — students, tourists, children, nannies, doctors, merchants and artists — in a festival of music open to all New Yorkers.
The greatest moment came when this random guy walked up to the piano to play. He sat down and began to play John Lennon’s, Imagine. What would happen next was so incredible. As he played people gathered around and sang the lyrics to the song. You had to just be there late night early morning, random strangers in a circle singing along together while a stranger plays the piano. The energy was so electric. With all the foolishness in the world this brought a huge city of nobodies together. My babe took my camera and recorded part of that moment.
Me and this group ONLY sang the lyrics I’ve colored in yellow.
Lyrics to the song are :
Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one 

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

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Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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