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High Line Co-Founders Awarded Vincent Scully Prize

We're thrilled to announce that the National Building Museum has awarded its fifteenth Vincent Scully Prize to High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond for their work in creating one of the most successful urban revitalization projects to date.

The Vincent Scully Prize recognizes exemplary scholarship, criticism, or practice in architecture, historic preservation, or urban design. Joshua and Robert will present an original talk, "Harnessing Friction," as part of a public award ceremony at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum on September 30.

High Line Art's Fall 2013 Program

Autumn ushers in an exciting new season of High Line Art featuring acclaimed artists from around the world. The program includes new billboards, video screenings, and performances on and around the High Line.

Highlights include a new High Line Billboard by the art duo Gilbert & George; upcoming videos on High Line Channel 14, including the curated series Solar—presented as part of Marfa Dialogues/NY—featuring works by Rosa Barba, Neïl Beloufa, Camille Henrot, and Basim Magdy, as well as videos on High Line Channel 22 by Roman Signer and Haris Epaminonda. On September 19, Pablo Bronstein will present his High Line Art Performance Intermezzo: Two Girls Wear Fashion Garments on a Palm Tree.

Read more about the works of art on view.

Play with Your Food Kids Program

Join us for our Play with Your Food program, held every Wednesday afternoon in September. These events cater to children ages four or older who love making their own delicious snacks.

David Carrell of People's Pops is bringing an authentic "ice-pop drum" from Thailand to the High Line. This metal drum freezes ice pops without electricity. Kids will take turns "drumming" to make their own pops.

Later in September, Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina will give lessons on how to make fresh guacamole and yummy fruit skewers.

For location, dates, and more details on Play with Your Food, see the event page.

Beyond the High Line: Transforming Fresh Kills, Staten Island

How do we transform one of the world's largest landfills into one of New York City's largest public parks?

Join us on Monday, September 23, for a discussion on the metamorphosis of Staten Island's once-infamous Fresh Kills Landfill into Freshkills Park, a 2,200-acre oasis that the New York Times praised as a "paragon of environmental virtue." James Corner of James Corner Field Operations—the lead on the High Line's design team—and Eloise Hirsh of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will speak about plans for public access to the area's creeks, wetlands, meadows, and sweeping vistas.

"Beyond the High Line: Transforming Fresh Kills, Staten Island" is part of an ongoing series of free talks to educate and inspire conversation about the transformation of the country's out-of-use industrial infrastructure into public open space. Find videos of past talks on our Web site.

Drop-In Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have 20 minutes to help the High Line this Tuesday morning? As part of our Drop-In Volunteer opportunities, you can help us keep the High Line beautiful on your way to work or school.

Every Tuesday morning through September 24, Drop-In Volunteers provide valuable assistance by sweeping, cleaning design features, and performing other important tasks. Stop by the Chelsea Market Passage at West 16th Street from 8:00 to 11:00 AM, with last sign-up at 10:30 AM, to lend a hand to our staff gardeners and custodians.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by a caregiver. For questions about volunteer opportunities at the High Line, email Karla Osorio-Pérez, Volunteer Coordinator at Friends of the High Line.

We've met so many wonderful people through our Volunteer Program. We hope to see you at the High Line next Tuesday morning.

Shop Now for Fall: Introducing New Autumn Favorites

Fall is almost here, and a change of seasons brings new High Line Shop favorites.

Our High Line calendar—available for the first time—features gorgeous photos of the park's vibrant horticulture, iconic design, and beloved New York City views. The 18-month calendar also has ample writing space for you to organize your time.

The High Line tee has gotten a makeover and is now available in unique new colors like red punch, pewter and Lily-Pulitzer pink.

Shop now to support the High Line.

Highlights from the Web

High Line Blog
Did you know that trains used to barrel down 10th and 11th Avenues, preceded by a man on horseback? Learn about the wild, wild West Side.

See photos from High Line Honey Day and find out about another event celebrating the industrious honeybee.

"As for New York City, it is a place apart."

Relaxing with a book on the High Line is one of our favorite summer activities.

The next time you visit the High Line, take a look at the impressive framework holding it up.

Keep the High Line Beautiful All Year!

As the summer winds down, our staff is working hard to prepare for the cooler days ahead ... and the many changes that fall brings to the High Line's landscape.

You can make their job a little easier by joining the Highliners, a small group of our most dedicated members. With monthly pledges of $10 or more made automatically by credit or debit card, Highliners help our gardeners and custodians keep the park looking beautiful every day.

Plus, if you join today you'll receive special benefits like this limited-edition stainless steel water bottle, recognition in the High Line Magazine, and more.

Friends of the High Line
529 West 20th Street, Suite 8W
New York, NY 10011
(212) 206-9922

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The High Line is managed by a partnership between Friends of the High Line and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Images from top to bottom: Steven Severinghaus, Barry Munger; Timothy Schenck; Rowa Lee, photo courtesy of Freshkills Park; Friends of the High Line; Friends of the High Line; Friends of the High Line.

Recreation. High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, with additional support from Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional support for Solar comes from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation.

MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Kids.

Beyond the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line. Beyond the High Line is made possible with support from The Seed Fund. Media partnership is provided by Next City.

REI is a Supporting Sponsor of the High Line Volunteer Program.

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