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MEDIA ADVISORY - BROADWAY STAR JELANI REMY JOINS PORT AUTHORITY, SING FOR HOPE AND TIMEOUT FOR RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY UNVEILING PUBLIC PIANO AT PABT

Date: Sep 20, 2018
Press Release Number: 144-2018

Broadway star Jelani Remy and singer-songwriter Nina Luna will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of the Sing For Hope and TimeOut public piano at noon on Friday, September 21, at the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s Area “X”, located on the first floor of the North Wing on 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.

The Port Authority and Sing For Hope joined with TimeOut to bring a vibrant, publicly accessible piano to the bus terminal as part of its initiatives to improve the customer experience at the facility. The piano features eye-catching primary colors with iconic TimeOut cover art suggested by its readers.

Since 2014, the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s Quality of Commute program has worked to improve the customer experience and enhance the condition of the bus facility by creating partnerships with entities like Sing for Hope, which focuses on bringing harmony to leading international transit hubs. Sing for Hope launched its partnership with the Port Authority in 2016, which resulted in a New York Times write-up and numerous specially curated concerts. It has since become a staple of the evening rush, providing the bus terminal’s 265,000 daily commuters with live entertainment from Sing for Hope’s world-class artist partners.

Since 2006, Sing for Hope has partnered with more than 300 community-based organizations, involved more than 5,000 artists, in creative service, and placed more than 450 artist-created Sing for Hope pianos in spaces for use by the public.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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