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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
May 16, 2006

IN THIS ISSUE
FHL Summer Events Calendar
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Announces
$2 Million in High Line Funding
Buy Tickets Now: FHL's June 21 Summer Benefit
David Bowie Announces High Line Festival
Saturday, May 20: High Line Panel at Meatpacking District Design Week - RSVP Required


FHL SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR
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.


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MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT SCOTT STRINGER ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN HIGH LINE FUNDING
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.



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BUY TICKETS NOW: FHL'S JUNE 21 SUMMER BENEFIT
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



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DAVID BOWIE ANNOUNCES HIGH LINE FESTIVAL
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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SATURDAY, MAY 20: HIGH LINE PANEL AT MEATPACKING DISTRICT DESIGN WEEK — RSVP REQUIRED
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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DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE

The High Line project has won many major victories in recent months, thanks to the support of our donors. But the most important part of our work—building the High Line, is just beginning. By making an online donation, you will help us work with our public partners, our design team, and the High Line community to create one of the most exciting public open spaces in New York City. You'll also become part of an ever-growing group of supporters and will be invited to every major Friends of the High Line event.


Click the DONATE button above and fill in the secure form to donate online by check or credit card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa). Friends of the High Line uses PayPal, which lets any individual or business with an e-mail address securely make donations online.


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CONTACT INFORMATION


430 West 14th Street, Suite 304
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-9922
(212) 206-9118 fax
info@thehighline.org
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