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Photo by Liz LigonTwo of our teen participants, Junemarie Gonzalez and Dajours Schoonmaker, showcase looks from designer Synderela. Photo by Liz Ligon

This August, Friends of the High Line hosted its first official public runway event – a back-to-school fashion show that was the culmination of months of work by a group of local teens. We recruited the talented teens to work with designers and create looks for our August 29 event. This select group of young fashionistas not only met with professional designers and pulled looks from their existing collections, they also designed two original pieces for Tabii Just and LaQuan Smith. Additionally, the teens were responsible for casting the models and choosing the accessories, hairstyles, and makeup that completed each look.

Keep reading for a closer look at the action.

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Rail YardsTeen Arts Council member Amanda Feliciano (far left) dances with a visitor at the High Line Boardwalk, our first Teen Night. Photo by Rowa Lee.

On Thursday, July 18, Friends of the High Line and the High Line Teen Arts Council, welcomed more than 275 teens to the first High Line Teen Night. The theme was “High Line Boardwalk,” and visitors ate cotton candy, danced to summer jams, and tried their luck at carnival games.

Four months in the making, the event was produced entirely by local teens—and they made sure that we all had a blast! Check out more photos from the night after the jump. And mark your calendars for the second High Line Teen Night: Rising Stars, on Thursday, August 15.

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Free Teen Night on July 18, 2013Our Teen Arts Council has been hard at work planning our first Teen Night. Photo by Beverly Israely

Friends of the High Line is excited to present its first ever Teen Night this Thursday, July 18, at 6:00 PM in the 14th Street Passage. This boardwalk-themed evening is the first of two fun events planned by our very own Teen Arts Council, or TAC.

Our TAC team is a group of ten local teens we’ve hired to plan two awesome party nights for New York City teens this summer. For the past five months they have met on a weekly basis—attending other teen events around the city and meeting with other teen groups in preparation of producing their own event. And the night has finally arrived!

This Thursday’s event, High Line Boardwalk, will include carnival games, tasty treat, great music by DJ empanadamn, and even some fortune telling.

Whether you want to challenge yourself at the dunk tank, dance into the evening, leave with some hard-earned prizes, or enjoy the tasty, free food, just make sure not to miss this fun event. High Line Boardwalk will begin at 6:00 PM and ends at 9:30 PM.

If you’d like to make a music request, please share it on the Facebook event page.

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If you have been on the High Line in the past few weeks, you might have noticed a lot of changes: the park feels lush and green again, the Chelsea Market passage is buzzing with visitors, and we have some new faces among our dedicated staff.

We want to take this moment to introduce two new staff members, Liza Rosado and Javier Montero. Liza has joined the Merchandise team as a Sales Associate, selling wonderful High Line gear that directly supports our operation. And Javier has joined our visitor services team as a High Line Ranger. While these are new roles for both of them, Liza and Javier have been part of the High Line family for more than a year now.

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