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OUT OF LINE: “The Eulogy,” by Shaun Leonardo

Date & Time

Last event was Thursday, June 15, 2017


On the High Line starting at the 34th St. entrance

UPDATE: General RSVP is full for Out of Line. We'll be welcoming walk-up visitors to join if the event is not at capacity.

Taking Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man as a starting point, "The Eulogy" delivers a poignant commentary on police violence in the United States in the style of a New Orleans second line funeral procession. Music by the Sugartone Brass Band will interweave Leonardo's speech, punctuating the words that serve as a memorial, a rejection, a challenge, and a call to action all at once. Appropriate funeral attire is encouraged.

Now in its second year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled to Thursday, June 22, same time and location.


July 20: "Heisenberg," by Janani Balasubramanian

August 17: "CHEEKY LaSHAE: Karaoke Universal: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 01011863," by Kenya (Robinson)


Shaun Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses modes of self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of masculine identity and question preconceived notions of manhood. Leonardo is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Queens. His work has been presented in galleries and institutions nationally and internationally, including recently in shows at the Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, and 8th Floor Gallery. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Sugartone Brass Band has been Funkin' up the brass band scene in New York City for over a decade. The band was started in 2002 by founder, Moses Patrou. The band has released three albums: "Live in Brooklyn" (2007), "Fourth Man Down" (2012), and "Things Are Not The Same" (2014). Sugartone Brass Band has appeared on MTV's "Making the Band," the James Beard Awards Show, BET's "106 and Park," and the New York Burlesque Festival. In May of 2017, Sugartone performed as the house band for ESPN Upfront.

Trumpets by Satoru Ohashi and Jason Prover
Saxophone by Matt Carrillo
Trombones by Alex Jeun and Dion Tucker
Sousaphone by Kenny Bentley
Snare Drum by Norman Edwards
Bass Drum by Moses Patrou


Public programs on the High Line are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.