Full Seasonal Hours Resume April 2: High Line Will Stay Open Until 10 PM
Photo by Marcin Wichary
Beginning Friday, April 2, the High Line will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM (last entry 9:45 PM). Evening is one of our favorite times to visit the High Line — the sunset is spectacular over the Hudson, and the High Line's unique lighting system offers a whole new way of looking at the park.
These hours of operation will continue through the summer and into the fall.
Summer Benefit Tickets Now Available
Friends of the High Line's Party on the High Line and Summer Dinner will take place on Monday, June 21, 2010. This year's benefit will include cocktails on the High Line, followed by dinner at Phillips de Pury & Company.
Dinner tickets are $1,000 (limited quantity available), $2,500, or $5,000. Tables start at $15,000.
Funds raised at the dinner helps us hire gardeners and staff to maintain the park at the standards we have all imagined.
Along with celebrating public art on the High Line, we'll be honoring The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Donald R. Mullen, Jr. for their inspiring leadership and support of the High Line.
For more information, please contact Alicia King at (212) 206-9922 x124, or via email at email@example.com.
Deputy Director of Communications Katie Lorah to Leave
Friends of the High Line
Katie on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Photo by Tom Starkweather
This week, we bid farewell to Katie Lorah, our fabulous Deputy Director of Communications. When Katie came to us in 2005, Friends of the High Line was a small staff of five, and the High Line had not yet been secured for park use. Over the past five years, she has been an indispensible part of the High Line project, helping to generate countless glowing High Line stories in the local, national, and international media, overseeing the High Line Web site, launching and maintaining the High Line Blog and other new media, and managing our email newsletter.
During her time here, Katie has in many ways served as the voice of the High Line. We have come to rely on her sound judgment, which is rooted in a deeply held belief in the potential of the High Line project to innovate and improve New York City. She was instrumental in planning our successful Section 1 opening last year. She has also spearheaded some of our most creative projects, from the High Line Portrait Project, to "High Line Stories," a series of short profile pieces she helped to produce for the Sundance Channel, to the reissue of Joel Sternfeld's Walking the High Line. She has also shown herself to be a talented sloganeer, videographer, tour guide, bike messenger, cartographer, t-shirt model, and seed-collector.
Katie leaves the High Line to hike for six months on the West Coast's Pacific Crest Trail, after which she will pursue a graduate degree in environmental planning. We will miss her greatly, and we envy those who will have the good fortune to work with her in the future.
High Line Artist Stephen Vitiello Featured in New York Times
In her New York Times column last Friday, arts critic Carol Vogel highlighted Stephen Vitiello's "A Bell for Every Minute," the High Line's upcoming site-specific sound installation.
The piece, our second in partnership with public arts organization Creative Time and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, will debut on June 23, in the High Line's 14th Street Passage.
Read the article
Read about Steven Vitiello's piece on our Web site
Now Hiring Seasonal Membership Associates
Friends of the High Line is now hiring several Seasonal Membership Associates. Associates will staff our new Membership and Information kiosk on the High Line. Reporting to the Membership Manager, the Associates will serve as the primary fundraising team on the High Line. Responsibilities will include soliciting membership sales, fielding inquiries from park visitors, and executing varied and creative promotional activities.
For information on how to apply, and other available positions, please visit our Web site.
No phone calls, please.
Read the Job Description
Join or Renew Your Membership This Spring!
The first spring on the High Line is beginning to take shape, and we will soon see this extraordinary park as never before. Take part in the High Line's first spring by renewing your membership or joining now. Support from our members allows us to hire gardeners to keep the park's flowers and trees in peak condition, and maintenance crews to ensure the High Line is safe for its visitors.
Renew or join now to receive your limited-edition 2010 High Line postcard series!