Librado Romero/The New York Times Guillaume Renberg, from France, stops for a tickle or two in Damrosch Park. He said that in France, June 21 is National Music Day and everyone goes out on the street to play music.


“Chopsticks” or Chopin?

Actually, both, played on an eye-popper of a piano next to the Metropolitan Opera House.

Monday was the first day on which 60 pianos could be played on street corners and in parks around the city as part of a public art project called “Play Me, I’m Yours.” There were double-takes as people walked by: A piano? Anyone can sit down and play anything?

What happened next was like the famous 1920s ad come to life: read more