Supporting communities and sharing happiness, 28 Liberty successfully organizes several community events at Fosun Plaza in New York
The beloved Sing for Hope Pianos returned to 28 Liberty Plaza on Friday, June 3 of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with 10 artist-designed pianos for all to enjoy. This special one-day event is designed to encourage everyone, from professional musicians to novices and everyone in between, to exercise their musical creativity and share “fleeting” moments of spontaneous musical creation and improvised harmony. In addition to pop-ups throughout the day, Sing for Hope presented a free noon concert featuring the Sing for Hope Youth Chorus, the Senior Chorus of the famous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts and Performing Arts, PS 191 Student Musicians and TV Star Alex Garfin (Superman & Lois) in uplifting musical selections.
Each year, Sing for Hope selects local and international artists to design and paint pianos that are placed in parks and other public spaces for all to play. Through a special partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Sing for Hope then places Sing for Hope pianos in permanent public school homes for the benefit of thousands of New York City the school kids. Sing for Hope Pianos – first launched in 2010 – has become one of the largest recurring annual public art programs in the world, with more than 580 unique piano artworks placed in public spaces across The Bronx at Beirutand aspen at Athenssupporting local visual artists and creating musical experiences for all ages.
“Sing for Hope is a symbol of unity for New York City and we look forward to hosting the program again,” said Jason Berkeley, COO of Four Trees Asset Management. “Fosun is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an ongoing commitment to making arts and culture accessible to the Lower Manhattan community. Corporate social responsibility is the hallmark of Fosun’s global initiative while actively seeking to give back to the community.”
TV Star Alex Garfin has been a Sing for Hope supporter since 2019, when he encountered one of the Sing for Hope pianos near The Dairy in Central Park. Garfin said: “A lot of things claim to bring us all together, but almost always never do. That’s what’s so special about Sing for Hope; it actually delivers on its promise. When you walk past one from their pianos you will find a lawyer, a janitor and a teacher playing and creating together, making friends where otherwise they would have remained forever strangers It’s pure magic so I hope everyone can enjoy the magic with me at 28 Liberty Plaza on June 3 for our grand opening of the 2022 season.”
Co-founder of Sing for Hope Monique Yunus said: “These ten magnificent Sing for Hope pianos bear witness to the New York one creative resilience, and we are very grateful to Fosun for staying the course with us and continuing to champion art for all. Even though the world may not be the same as it was two years ago, we are finding new paths forward.”
“As we continue to emerge from two years of relative isolation during the pandemic, the opportunity to share music and art in the community truly feels like a gift,” added the Sing for co-founder. Hope. Camille Zamora.
Dine Around Downtown Food Festival returns after two years
The Alliance for downtown new yorkthe nonprofit Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District, hosted 35 Lower Manhattan restaurants at the 2022 Dine Around Downtown Festival in historic Fosun Square at 28 Liberty Street on Tuesday, June 7. A Lower Manhattan mainstay for more than 20 years, this year’s event marked the festival’s first return to an in-person format since 2019 and featured the program’s virtual series host, award-winning chef and author Rocco DiSpirito.
Dine Around Downtown was launched in 1997 and has since become Lower Manhattan’s premier tasting event. Admission to the event was free and the restaurants offered signature dishes and drinks ranging from $3-9. New entrants made up half of the list this year, including: Alamo Drafthouse, Ampia, Benares, Bodega Gran Via, Café Patoro, Chinah Kitchen, Fulton Stall Market, The FultonThe Greens on the Rooftop at Pier 17, Luke’s Lobster, Malibu Farm New York, ONE Dine at One World Observatory, OneSeed, Pi Bakerie, Sauce & Barrel, Schilling Restaurant & Bar, Treadwell Parkand Watermark Bar.
For the past two years, Dine Around Downtown has been championing local restaurants throughout the neighborhood through a “Cooking At Home” virtual series that combines the host Rocco DiSpirito with local chefs showing viewers how to prepare their favorite dishes.
“Dine Around provides a simple and affordable way to enjoy food from dozens of restaurants in one place,” said the president of Downtown Alliance. Jessica Rabbit. “We look forward to reconnecting the neighborhood with some of their favorites and introducing them to newcomers.”
Club Med, St. John and Wolford, three of Fosun’s leading consumer brands across continents, also joined the event, along with 28 Liberty.
“Fosun and 28 Liberty are thrilled to once again host Dine Around Downtown, one of Lower Manhattan’s most iconic events,” said Thomas Costanzo, Fosun Global Partner and CEO of Four Trees Asset Management. “In partnership with the Alliance, this event will showcase world-class dining options within our community. As Fosun celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, we continue our commitment to our social responsibilities and share the enjoyment of cultural events with our tenants, partners, and the community.”
The River to River Festival promotes compelling contemporary art
Fosun Hive, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and the Alliance for downtown new york have teamed up to present “Endless Restless Rest” by Okwui Okpokwasili and Pierre Born as part of the 2022 River to River Festival. The video and sound installation was presented in the amphitheater on the ground floor of 28 Liberty and tells the story of a young black girl’s coming of age as she rejects society’s standards of beauty.
River to River is a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, and Fosun hosted Okpokwasili and Born’s new video and sound installation for public display in the 28 Liberty Amphitheater in June 12-26. Two live activations of the work took place at 8 p.m. both Mondays during River to River.
The 2022 River to River Festival uses art to heal and celebrate the resilience of New Yorkers. Festival facilities and exhibits are free to the public, providing opportunities to connect.
The immersive piece takes its starting point in Okpokwasili’s performance, Adaku’s Revolt. “Repose without rest without end” tells the story of a black girl’s resilience after embracing her natural beauty through multimedia storytelling.
“We’re thrilled to bring the artists’ vision and energy to various locations in Lower Manhattan for everyone to enjoy, and thrilled to showcase Okwui and Peter’s work with longtime LMCC partner, Fosun, in the amphitheater at 28 Liberty,” said Jess Van Nostrand, director of exhibitions and public programs at the LMCC. “We look forward to seeing visitors of all ages celebrating creativity with us! »
The above three events are significant efforts by Fosun and 28 Liberty’s commitment to corporate social responsibilities and support for local communities. However, they are just the start of this year’s series of 28 Liberty community events in the summer and fall. In partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema located on the lower levels of 28 Liberty Street, Fosun will host Summer Movie Nights open to all families in July, August and September. Additionally, MoMath Family Day will also return to the Plaza in August. rooted in China, Fosun has created a global happiness ecosystem that meets the needs of one billion families for health, happiness and wealth. Fosun’s efforts in globalization and ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) will never stop.
“To be an emblematic monument of Midtown Manhattan, 28 Liberty is the key force in supporting local development and economic recovery. The events held since June are excellent examples of Fosun’s efforts to promote access to arts and culture among local residents. » Said Wei Bo, Fosun Global Partner, Co-Chairman of Fosun Hive Overseas, Chairman of Four Trees and Chief Executive Representative of Fosun’s New York office. “As Fosun Takes Another Milestone – 30e anniversary, we will continue our strong commitment to ESG, sharing happiness with families around the world.”
Founded in 1992, Fosun is an innovation-driven global consumer group dedicated to providing high-quality products and services to families around the world in the segments of health, happiness, wealth and smart manufacturing. In 2007, Fosun International Limited was listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 00656.HK). In 2021, the total revenue of Fosun International was 161.3 billion RMB and the total assets amounted to 806.4 billion RMB. Fosun International ranks 589th on the Forbes Global 2000 2022 list, with an MSCI ESG rating of AA.
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About 28 Freedom
28 Liberty, in the heart of downtown New York, is Lower Manhattan’s go-to destination for recreation and best-in-class dining. The office tower’s 2.5-acre Fosun Plaza hosts a variety of community events throughout the year, from food festivals to arts programs to educational experiences and more. The 38,000 square foot penthouse houses a restaurateur Danny Meyer’s latest attempt, Manhatta, a restaurant and bar with stunning panoramic views of the New York skyline, and featuring a multifunctional event space that can accommodate up to 800 guests at three simultaneous gatherings. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Food Hall is among the tenants of the new 200,000 square foot retail space at the base of the building. 28 Liberty also brings over 30,000 square feet of various dining and dining options to the ground floor retail space. Whether exploring the latest cultural event or sipping sunset cocktails from the 60th floor, 28 Liberty always offers something new to discover.