Photo of the Week: National Night Out in Chelsea

EnlargePhoto by Friends of the High Line

Earlier this week High Line staff, Summer Youth Corps, and Teen Arts Council members were thrilled to host a series of activities as part of our neighborhood's National Night Out, an afternoon and evening of festivities organized by the PSA4 Community Council, Fulton Houses Tenant Association, and Fulton Youth of the Future. National Night Out involves 15,000 communities across the United States and Canada, and even military bases abroad, with a goal of promoting safe communities and neighborhood camaraderie.

Read more and see more photos after the jump.

The Chelsea National Night Out street festival featured live music from Orlando Marin, thanks to Hudson Guild, water slides, bouncy castles, and a petting zoo sponsored by Friends of the High Line – all along a stretch of 17th Street. At the High Line station neighborhood kids were able to make colorful sand art planters and try a hand at building with the Children’s Workyard Kit. A few artistic High Line staff members even moonlighted as face-painters, decorating children's faces with imaginative illustrations – everything from butterflies to Spiderman.

It was a great day all around and we were thrilled to reconnect with our closest neighbors.

National Night OutCiana Valle was one of several High Line Teen Arts Council members who participated in the event and painted the faces of young attendees.
National Night OutAdults were just as mesmerized by the petting zoo.

High Line Visual Media Fellow Amelia Krales joined the activities to capture these photos of High Line Staff – and petting zoo alpacas – in action.

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