FHL Summer Events Update

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FHL Summer Events Update

All events require RSVP. Email meredith@thehighline.org or call (212) 206-9922. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free.

Reception with Photographer Shelley Seccombe
Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 PM
Reception with photographer Shelley Seccombe at the Westbeth Gallery. A long-time far West Side resident, Seccombe spent the late 1970s and early 1980s photographing the crumbling piers along the Hudson River and the characters who inhabited them. Her Lost Waterfront show at Westbeth features over 100 of these photographs, a few of which feature the High Line. Seccombe will discuss her work and her experience in the neighborhood, focusing on changes in the area over the last 30 years. Presented in conjunction with Friends of Hudson River Park.
55 Bethune Street, between Washington and West Streets

Green Roof Class
Thursday, July 6, 6:00 PM
Lecture and visit to a neighborhood green roof with Greg Loosvelt, Chief Operating Officer of Earth Pledge.
RSVP for meeting location.

Industrial Waterfront Walking Tour
Thursday, July 13, 6:00 PM
Street-level walking tour of the High Line and the industrial waterfront led by industrial archeologists Mary Habstritt and Tom Flagg.

Bastille Day Celebration and Pétanque Tournament
Benefiting Friends of the High Line

Friday, July 14, 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
Celebrate Bastille Day with a pétanque tournament sponsored by Veuve Clicquot. Food by some of the neighborhood's best chefs will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this Gansevoort Street celebration benefit Friends of the High Line. Following the tournament, the festivities continue with Restaurant Florent's famous Bastille Day bash, also on Gansevoort Street.

Pétanque is a game originating in the south of France over a century ago. The aim is to toss metal balls called boules as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonet. Players take turns, and the team that places a boule closest to the cochonet wins.

Please note: Visitors must be 21 years old to play pétanque at this event. Pétanque and other activities are free. Food and Champagne are available for purchase. For more information and to RSVP, call (888) 300-1754

Gansevoort Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets

Movie Underneath the High Line
Friday, July 21, 7:00 PM
Outdoor movie screening under the High Line with Rooftop Films.
$8 at the door.
Next to the Bortolami Dayan Gallery
510 West 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues

Native Plant Class
Tuesday, July 25, 6:00 PM
Class led by Bradley Roeller, Manager of Grounds and Display Gardens at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
RSVP for meeting location.

Dinner, Drinks, and Design Presentations on Pier 63
Wednesday, August 23, 6:30 PM
Dinner and drinks at Pier 63 Maritime, followed by design presentations on the High Line and a future section of Hudson River Park at 8:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with Friends of Hudson River Park.
Food and beverages available for sale on the pier.
West 23rd Street and the Hudson River