The western hemisphere’s busiest mode of transportation continues its commitment to providing a premium travel experience with live music and special performances

NEW YORK, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Moynihan Train Hall today announced its official partnership with the non-profit organization Sing for Hope. The partnership builds on the success of Sing for Hope’s live music series, which launched at Moynihan Train Hall in autumn 2021 and aims to welcome travelers to the arts capital NYC.

Beginning this month, the Sing for Hope program at the Moynihan Train Hall features even more world-class musical performances that New York City’s diverse cultural landscape, along with special holiday concerts and public arts activities for all to enjoy. Led and supported by Empire State Development, the Sing for Hope concert series will reach millions of travelers and provide employment for hundreds of people each year New York City’s top performers from Broadway, Lincoln Center and more, during a critical time in NYC’s post-pandemic recovery.

The 255,000 square foot Moynihan Train Hall is a unique blend of classic and contemporary design, featuring a 1-acre skylit atrium, a signature clock and state-of-the-art technology. The Zughalle offers immediate benefits in terms of efficiency and accessibility while improving the quality of life for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

Doug CarrExecutive Director of Moynihan Station Development Corporation, said: “The partnership with Sing for Hope builds on the stunning physical art installations to further our commitment to integrating world-class art into Moynihan Train Hall and the work of outstanding musicians from Sing to include for Hope in performances as diverse as our great city and celebrating the creative spirit of New Yorkers.

“The musical talents of the Sing for Hope artists enhance the commuter experience and lift the spirits of visitors. Moynihan Train Hall is excited to offer the public these unique NYC experiences,” he said Helen Twinley by Sound Color Story, Moynihan Train Hall Marketing and Communications Representative.

Five-time Grammy and Oscar winner Jon BatisteBoard Member of Sing for Hope since 2015, said: “We bring the Sing for Hope programs into our shared public spaces because the context in which you experience music can transform you profoundly. Sharing art publicly encourages and affirms community. That’s what we need right now, what the world needs.”

Co-founder of Sing for Hope Monica Yunus said, “Sing for Hope is best known for our beloved Sing for Hope Pianos, which launched in 2010 and is now one of the largest annual public arts programs in New York. We employ hundreds of musicians and reach 270,000 New Yorkers through our daily concerts. Now what could be better than taking our harmonies to the Moynihan Train Hall, our city’s newest gem?”

Sequel Sing for Hope co-founders Camille Zamora“It’s a dream come true for Sing for Hope to work with Moynihan Train Hall to leverage NYC’s renowned creative community to enrich the transit hub experience for commuters and employees of SFH to provide employment for top-level professional musicians when we’re busy during the.” Pandemic overcome historical levels of unemployment and underemployment. These kinds of programs bind our communities together and renew our hope.”

The Sing for Hope program at Moynihan Train Hall will feature lively instrumental performances across a wide range of genres each week, and will be expanded to include vocal soloists, full choirs, dance and visual arts in the coming year. Featured ensembles and artists range from community choirs respectively Broadway Stars to Latin jazz greats The Mambo Kings and more.

Initial reactions to Sing for Hope at Moynihan Train Hall have been overwhelmingly positive. At a soft launch event earlier this summer, Commuters Josh Popoff paused for a moment to enjoy music from Abba to Vivaldi, performed by the all-star quintet from Victoria Paterson, Hiroko Taguchi, Clara Warner, Philip Payton, and Peter Sachon. In Popoff’s words: “The music is outstanding! Thank you for creating a moment of serenity in a crazy world.”

Get Involved: If you are interested in sponsoring the Moynihan Train Hall Music Series with Sing for Hope, please contact: [email protected]


The Moynihan Train Hall is the city’s latest major civic icon. Led by Empire State Development, of the state of New York economic development company $1.6 billion Project transforms James A. Farley’s more than 100-year-old post office building into a modern, world-class transit hub – an idea first proposed by the deceased United States senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan more than a quarter of a century ago. With 255,000 square feet of space housing both Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road ticketing and waiting areas, the unrivaled design includes state-of-the-art safety features and a contemporary, digital passenger experience. The Moynihan Train Hall received the US Green Building Council’s stringent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver rating and is the first building in the world to successfully qualify for certification under the new LEED for Transit rating system (Building Design + Construction ) qualified. Visit for more information.


Sing for Hope uses the power of the arts to create a better world. Our creative programs bring hope, healing and connection to millions of people in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, refugee camps, transit hubs and community spaces worldwide. A non-profit association founded in NYC In response to the events of 9/11, Sing for Hope is partnering with hundreds of community-based organizations, mobilizing thousands of artists in creative service, and producing artist-created Sing for Hope pianos across the United States and around the world. The Official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Winners, Champions of Sing for Hope art for everyone because we believe the arts have an unmatched ability to uplift, unite and heal.

The work of Sing for Hope is made possible by the Sing for Hope founding circle: The International Foundation for Arts and Culture (Dr. Haruhisa HandaChairman, Sing for Hope Global Patron), The Arnhold Foundation in loving memory of Sissy and Henry ArnholdThe Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation, Jacqueline Novogrätz and Chris AndersonThe Seedlings Foundation and Anna Ziff; The National Endowment for the Arts; The State of New York Council for the Arts; and Fosun International. Learn more at

Media contact:
Helen Twinley
Communications and Marketing, Moynihan Train Hall
[email protected]

SOURCE Moynihan Train Hall; Sing for hope

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