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Friends of the High Line Newsletter

FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
July 7, 2009

This Sunday, July 12: Target High Line Street Festival

Based on art from THE CURIOUS GARDEN (c) 2009 Peter Brown.

Nearly 100,000 people have visited the High Line in the ten days since the ribbon was cut! We're thrilled with the critical raves that the park's design has received, but it is the park visitors who have truly brought the High Line to life. After ten years of work, it wonderful to see so many smiling faces up on the High Line.

We've also included some of our favorite photos from the past week. If you have great photos from your visit to the High Line, please send them our way, to info@thehighline.org.


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Summer Programs

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To become a member of Friends of the High Line, and receive first notice about our public programs and discounts on many of them, visit our membership page.

To see our full calendar of events, please visit our events page. RSVP is required for all events.


HIGH LINE FAMILY PROGRAMS

Saturday, July 25, 3:00 PM: Workshop and Parade
Join Bash the Trash Environmental Arts to build and parade with your own musical instrument made with recycled materials.
10th Avenue Square, on the High Line at 17th Street
FREE
RSVP

Saturday, August 1, 3:00 PM: Storytelling by Felix Pitre with Coqui the Frog
Told in Spanish and English.
10th Avenue Square, on the High Line at 17th Street
FREE
RSVP

Tuesday, August 4, 4:00 PM: Butterflies on the High Line
Join artist Michael DeFeo to learn about pollinators on the High Line and make your own butterfly magnet.
FREE
RSVP

Saturday, September 26, 11:00 AM: High Line Hunt
Join Dorothea Basile and ARTime to discover hidden secrets of the High Line including train tracks, mystery tunnels, and pinwheels.
FREE
RSVP


HIGH LINE GARDEN PROGRAMS

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 PM: Garden Talk
Patrick Cullina, Vice President of Horticulture and Park Operations
On the High Line in the Chelsea Market Passage
FREE
RSVP



HIGH LINE HISTORY PROGRAMS

Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 PM: Starting the High Line
Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond
On the High Line in the Chelsea Market Passage
FREE
RSVP



WALKING TOURS

Every Sunday at 2:00 PM
$5 for High Line Members
$10 for Non-Members
Purchase tickets for meeting location; Space is limited

July 19: Matt Postal, Architectural Historian
RSVP

July 26: Matthew Johnson, Associate Prinicipal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
RSVP

August 2: Katie Lorah, Friends of the High Line
RSVP

August 9: Matt Postal, Architectural Historian
RSVP

August 16: Lisa Switkin, Associate Principal, James Corner Field Operations
RSVP

August 23: Friends of the High Line Horticulture Staff
RSVP

August 30: Jeff Hafner, Friends of the High Line
RSVP

September 13: Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
RSVP

September 20: Friends of the High Line Horticulture Staff
RSVP

September 27: Jeff Hafner, Friends of the High Line
RSVP


Friends of the High Line programming is made possible with support from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation and Johnson Family Foundation.


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A Note About Wood on the High Line

We have recently gotten a few inquiries regarding the wood used for the High Line's benches and decking. The ipe wood used on the High Line was chosen for its longevity and durability, and taken from a managed forest certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which is recognized for creating and enforcing the world's strongest standards for forest management. FSC membership requires conservation of biological diversity, water resouces, soils, and fragile ecosystems and landscapes to maintain the integrity of the forest and discourage exploitative deforestation.

The FSC works in cooperation with, and is endorsed by, several major environmental organizations, including the Rainforest Alliance, the World Wildlife Fund, the Sierra Club, and the National Resources Defense Council. In selecting the wood to be used on the High Line, we sought out this certification, to ensure that the wood would be harvested and procured in the most environmentally responsible manner.

For more information about this certification, please visit the FSC Web site.

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New on the High Line Blog

To make the High Line a vibrant cultural and social gathering place, we've developed an opening season calendar of free and low-cost public events both on and off the High Line. We hope you can join us!

To become a member of Friends of the High Line, and receive first notice about our public programs and discounts on many of them, visit our membership page.

To see our full calendar of events, please visit our events page. RSVP is required for all events.

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Become a Charter Member

The High Line needs you! Your membership will provide critical operating support to ensure that the High Line lives up to the high standards we all hold for this innovative new park. 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.

To be recognized as a Charter Member, and as one of the visionaries who helped build this remarkable new landmark, you must join by July 9.

Don’t miss your chance to be a Charter Member

JOIN TODAY

Don’t miss out on this historic opportunity to be a part of the High Line’s first season as a public park.

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