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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Friends of Oval Park to Replace Stolen Piano

After a community piano in Williamsbridge Oval Park was stolen sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, the local group Friends of Williamsbridge Oval Park decided not to let a little thing like larceny get their neighborhood down. The group is pooling funds to buy a replacement piano on Craiglist and renting a truck to haul it back into the park.

The group just sent out a resilient-sounding e-mail to announce their plan. Here's a portion of it:

"Instead of being helpless victims, our community pulled together to replace what was taken from us. Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval has found another piano on Craigslist, will be pitching in to rent a truck, and investing their time and physical effort to bring the piano back to our park. The Sing-for-Hope piano was painted by an artist, and our neighborhood's kids will be participating by painting our new piano.

This attack on our beloved neighborhood park has only made our community stronger by bringing neighbors together and demonstrating how much our park is appreciated."
If you want to get involved, find the friends on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. We have confirmation on a piano -- a person saw the news story and contacted Sing-For-Hope with a piano they can simply donate. So we are picking it up tonight and placing it in the park tonight; we need all hands on deck ! Those who can help with moving and hoisting a piano, please assemble outside of PS 56 on Hull Ave. at 6 pm this evening (Tuesday night). I will be out there in a bright pink shirt with "I Am the Bronx" logo on it... we can then divide up cars and who can ride in the UHaul to pick up the piano.

    For those of you with children, I would be happy to watch them at the park while you help get the piano from Mid-town.

    Tomorrow, at noon, we, along with many area children, will be meeting in the park to paint the piano. We welcome any paint donations.


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