Photo by Beverly Israely.
With two new extraordinarily attended programs in the month of April, our adult programming season is off to a great start!
We kicked off the season on Saturday April 11 with In Search Of, an afternoon party that drew more than 1,000 people of all ages to the 14th Street Passage. The premise was simple: come with an open heart and an open mind, and you never know what you may find. Spring fling? Soul mate? By the looks of it, more than a few connections were made.
With an original soundtrack of dance tunes, spun by famed DJ collective AndrewAndrew, guests were treated to love advice from Amy Van Doren and her Modern Love Club; tarot readings from Molly Burkett; and food and drink from High Line vendors Terroir, La Sonrisa Empanadas, and LaNewyorkina. Photo by Beverly Israely.
Artist Adam J. Kurtz collaborated with guests to create an on-site mural of drawings and messages inspired by the event. Photo by Beverly Israely.
On April 25, the park become a stage for After Sunset: Poetry Walk, a 10-block stroll punctuated with poetic performances. Created in association with the Academy of American Poets, the event presented poetry in a variety of formats, including American Sign Language, spoken word, and live improvised projections. Photo by Claudio Papapietro.
The walk began with intimate readings by award-winning poets Sarah Gambito, Saeed Jones, Taylor Mali, David Tomas Martinez, and Leigh Stein, set against a backdrop of budding trees. Photo by Claudio Papapietro.
Further south at the 22nd Street Seating Steps, Other Voices created a collective poetry stasimon in American Sign Language (ASL). Soloist poets Darren Fudenske, David Rivera, and Anne Tomasetti were accompanied by a "choir" of performers during this visual storytelling experience. Photo by Claudio Papapietro.
Emerging poets Wendy Chen, Mariama J. Lockington, and Camille Rankine provided an insight into their creative process as their streams of thought were projected onto neighboring walls. Photo by Claudio Papapietro.
At the 10th Avenue Square, a group of contemporary Nuyorican spoken word poets, including Lemon Andersen, Nancy Mercado, and Emanuel Xavier captivated one of the evening's largest crowd. Photo by Claudio Papapietro.
The event concluded with a reading by National Book Award winner Mark Doty and a post-walk mixer in the Chelsea Market Passage. Photo by Claudio Papapietro.
UPCOMING SPRING PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Our free public tours, led by volunteer docents, are held every Tuesday and Saturday. Learn the story behind the park in the sky and gain an insider's perspective on the High Line's design, history, and gardens. Tuesday tours start at 6:30 PM and Saturday tours start at 10:00 AM – both begin on the High Line at Gansevoort Street. Space is limited, so arrive early! Photo by Liz Ligon.
Sign up for a Walk & Talk and enjoy a stroll through the High Line's northernmost section, guided by specialists from a variety of fields. Landscapes through History, led by author and naturalist Leslie Day and novelist Kevin Baker, will trace the connections between our natural and built environments and the city's history. City Dreams and 'Epic Fails', led by social history educator Emily Gallagher and 596 Acres' Charles Chawalco, will reflect on the wild ideas that could've drastically changed the city's landscape. Photo by Rowa Lee.
Stargazing at the High Line occurs every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, from April through October. Join members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through high-powered telescopes. Photo by Liz Ligon.
Step in to the ring during our boxing and conditioning technique classes, offered by Velvet Gloves Gentlemen's Boxing. This neighborhood organization began as an exercise alternative for urban gay men and now caters to all High Line visitors. Several other wellness classes begin in June. Meditation and tai chi sessions will be offered weekly by neighboring organizations Taoist Tai Chi Society, Integral Yoga Institute, and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. Photo by Liz Ligon.
Join us on June 18 for There Will Be Pie, a storytelling, comedy, and food event. Hosts Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins will offer an array of stories, stand-ups, and interviews from local performers. Did we mention there will be pie? Illustration by Bardo Industries.
Grab your friends and bring your dancing shoes – ¡Arriba! is returning to the High Line! We're pleased to partner with HAI and Hudson Guild to host some of New York City's best Latin bands on the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset. The season kicks off on June 24 with Orlando Marin. Photo by Joan Garvin.
Adult Programming is hosted with the support of Altman Foundation.