Piano in Copley Square
A beautiful Street Piano arrived in Copley Square for the September 27 – October 14, 2013 celebration of the past 74 years of Celebrity Series of Boston. Help us celebrate the 75th season by finding the piano in Copley Square and listen, sing, play and enjoy! The Celebrity Series of Boston is presenting ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ the Street Pianos Boston festival. Located in public spaces in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline, 75 pianos will be available for anyone to play and enjoy. A wide range of local artists and community- based organizations will decorate the pianos, and the Celebrity Series will schedule several solo or ensemble performances. Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours! is an artwork by artist Luke Jerram that places pianos in public spaces for the enjoyment of the community. By creating a place of exchange Play Me, I’m Yours! invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.
Sit In Peace: A Guided Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh
Sunday, September 15, from 2:00 pm in Copley Square
Free event, hosted and organized by Trinity Church and the Trinity Boston Foundation, in collaboration with the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation. Open to everyone of all ages and paths. Unique opportunity for local citizens to gather for peace and be led in a seated meditation by Zen Buddhist monk, author, artist, and one of the most influential peace activists of our time, Thich Nhat Hanh. Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967, Hanh is enormously popular with people of all faiths and backgrounds. The event planners kindly ask for there to be no display of any banners or signs, nor flyers during the event.