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FHL currently seeks to fill 3 positions: Deputy Director of Development, Development Assistant, and Office Assistant. To apply, please see instructions on each job description. No phone calls, please.

Deputy Director of Development
The Deputy Director of Development works closely with the Co-Founders and Vice President for Development to define annual and capital fundraising priorities. The Deputy Director focuses on events, including FHL's annual benefit, as well as on individual and corporate major gift fundraising.

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Development Assistant
The Development Assistant's primary responsibilities include gift processing, maintaining donor records, and creating and running donor and campaign progress reports for Board and committee members. The Development Assistant also oversees activities of the Highliners, a young friends group.

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Office Assistant
The Office Assistant is responsible for providing general administrative support to the entire Friends of the High Line office as well as specific support to one of the two Co-Founders on special projects including fundraising, design, and presentations.

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Join the Highliners, a group of High Line donors in their twenties and early thirties, for a summer cocktail party at Cielo, celebrating the launch of the Highliners group. The evening will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and dancing, plus free admission to Cielo's Wednesday night party, Roots.

Highliners Kick-off Celebration
Wednesday, July 19
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cielo
18 Little West 12th Street


Tickets are $75 in advance, $100 at the door. To buy tickets or for more information on this group, email alana@thehighline.org or call (212) 206-9922.

Many people associate the High Line District with the upscale shops, restaurants, and other businesses that receive so much attention in the press. But there's another side to the neighborhood – the people, places, and things only known by people who spend a lot of time in the neighborhood.

That's why Friends of the High Line has partnered with Fujifilm to give one-time-use cameras to kids who live and play in the High Line neighborhoods of the West Village and Chelsea.

The goal is for kids to take pictures of things around them they see as important or interesting—things that they love. Working with Fujifilm, Friends of the High Line will showcase these images, letting all New Yorkers see the High Line District through the eyes of the children who know it best. FHL plans to include one photo from each child in an online gallery. In addition, a selection of photos will be exhibited the concourse gallery of Chelsea Market. Open to kids 11 years old and younger.

Participation in this program is free, but we have a limited number of cameras, so register now. The registration deadline is July 21.

For more information or to register your child, contact Meredith Taylor at meredith@thehighline.org or (212) 206-9922.

Join FHL and Rooftop Films next Friday, July 21, at 8:00 PM for a series of short movies shown outdoors underneath the High Line. The films loosely focus on the themes of carnivals, clowns, and circuses. This event is family-friendly.

High Line Movie Night
Friday, July 21 Doors open and music begins at 8:00 PM, movies at 9:00 PM
Next to the Bortolami Dayan Gallery
510 West 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues


Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door, although we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance by visiting the Rooftop Films Web site.

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
RSVP

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
RSVP

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
RSVP

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Join FHL this summer for a series of exciting community events. Unless otherwise noted, events are FREE, but RSVP is required to Meredith Taylor: meredith@thehighline.org, or (212) 206-9922.

Horticulture Tour of Battery Park
Thursday, June 8, 5:30 PM
Tour of the Piet Oudolf-designed Memory Gardens at Battery Park, led by head Battery gardener Sigrid Gray. RSVP for meeting location.

Reception with Photographer Shelley Seaccombe
Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 PM
Reception with Hudson River and High Line photographer Shelley Seaccombe at Westbeth Gallery. Presented in conjunction with Friends of Hudson River Park. 55 Bethune Street, between Washington and West Streets.

Children's Photography Project
Throughout the summer
Children in the High Line neighborhood will use disposable cameras to take pictures of people and things around them they see as important or interesting. The program will culminate in a show of the photographs. Watch FHL's E-mail Newsletter for details.

Green Roof Class
Thursday, July 6, 6:00 PM
Lecture and visit to a neighborhood green roof with Leslie Hoffman, executive director of Earth Pledge and Greening Gotham. RSVP for meeting location.

Industrial Waterfront Walking Tour
Thursday, July 13, 6:00 PM
High Line and the industrial waterfront walking tour led by industrial archeologists Mary Habstritt and Tom Flagg. RSVP for meeting location.

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

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.

Volunteer Planting Day
Mid-summer
Design and plant a new garden in front of the Hudson Guild Children's Center with other FHL volunteers. Watch FHL's E-mail Newsletter for details.

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. West 23rd Street and the Hudson River. Food and beverages available for sale on the pier.

Family Block Party
Saturday, September 16, 12:00 Noon
Block party featuring kids' activities, local food, art, kite-making, buttons, music, and crafts, presented by Friends of the High Line and Hudson Guild. West 17th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues; no RSVP required.

Buy tickets now for FHL's June 21 Summer Benefit. This year, FHL will honor New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, designer Diane von Furstenberg, and actor Kevin Bacon, for their early and continued support of the High Line project. With construction underway, the excitement behind the High Line continues to build. This will be one of this summer's most festive celebrations, and FHL needs your support to continue working to make the High Line one of the city's best-maintained and best-loved parks.

FHL's 6th Annual Summer Benefit
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
7:00 PM Cocktails, 8:00 PM Dinner
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
Tickets start at $500


For more information, or to receive a mailed invitation, please e-mail alana@thehighline.org or call (212) 206-9922.

View Photos From Last Year's Summer Benefit

On May 8, David Bowie announced he will curate the first annual High Line Festival in May 2007. Bowie co-founded the series, which will feature ten days of music, art, film, and performance in venues throughout the High Line neighborhood.

Please Note: The High Line Festival is not affiliated with Friends of the High Line or the High Line project. Please direct inquiries to inquiries@highlinefestival.com.

Read the Announcement

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FHL thanks Borough President Stringer for his recent allocation of $2 million in Capital funding as part of the Borough President's FY '07 Capital Budget. The announcement was made at the April 10 Groundbreaking ceremony. Borough President Stringer said,

"This park shows the amazing things that can be created by the talented, hardworking people of the Borough of Manhattan. We lead the country in many creative fields so it's only appropriate that we should tap two world-renowned landscape and architecture firms, Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, both of whom are based in Manhattan, to create a park design that epitomizes the visionary thinking of this City."

On behalf of our thousands of supporters, FHL thanks the Borough President and his staff for providing these much-needed funds to the High Line as construction begins.

Please join the Meatpacking District Initiative for a panel discussion about the High Line. The event, part of the Sharp Panel Discussions series, will take place on Saturday, May 20, as part of Meatpacking District Design Week. The panel will be moderated by Jacqueline Khiu, Design Editor for Surface Magazine. Participants will include FHL's Special Projects Manager, Meredith Taylor, Zoe Ryan of the Van Alen Institute, Erik Botsford of the Department of City Planning, and a member of the High Line design team.

High Line Panel Discussion
Bumble and bumble auditorium
415 West 13th Street, 3rd Floor
Saturday, May 20, 4:00 PM
RSVP Required


RSVP to abe@abenyc.com or (212) 924-0510

View the Complete Design Week Schedule.

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