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Friends of the High Line Newsletter

FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
September 6, 2011

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with Disco and Free Skating

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with Disco and Free Skating 

Join us at the High Line Rink – Made for All by UNIQLO on Thursday, September 8 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with a 70s disco dance party on roller skates. Music will be provided by DJ Humealaya. Admission to the rink will be free starting at 6:00 PM for the first 500 people thanks to UNIQLO.

If you can’t make it on Thursday, we hope you will stop by soon to eat, drink, and skate. The last day the High Line Rink and The Lot on Tap will be open is Sunday, September 25.

SUPPORT
The High Line Rink is presented by Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO as part of a two-year partnership that supports the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line. The Lot is possible thanks to the generous support of the Related Companies and Abington Properties.

UNIQLO

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New Fall Menu Offerings Coming to The Porch

The Porch

The High Line’s plants change with the season, and so does the food. As a cooler weather arrives at the High Line, The Porch will serve food to warm you up.

Beginning in mid-September, apple cider will be available every day. Those with a hearty appetite can enjoy grilled sandwiches and hot tomato soup made from local produce. Your favorite small plates – pickles, olives, and the mezze plate – will still be available, along with delicious, healthy snacks to carry away for picnics on the High Line.

The Porch is located on the lower level of the High Line’s Chelsea Market Passage, near West 15th Street. It is open daily from 12:00 to 9:00 PM.



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Free Weekly Walking Tours Are Now on Tuesday Evenings

The High Line

Our free, weekly walking tours have moved from Saturday at 11:00 AM to Tuesday at 6:30 PM for September and October. Tonight marks the first walking tour of the season.

If you have not yet taken a walking tour, we highly recommend you join us before the season ends. Led by High Line Docents, the tours are an excellent way to learn about the park’s history, design, plants, and more. Visit our Web site for the meeting location.



SUPPORT
High Line Docents are generously supported by REI and, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NY Culture and REI

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Coming Soon: New High Line Art by Charles Mary Kubricht

Art by Charles Mary Kubricht

Two of the park’s storage containers are getting a makeover as part of Charles Mary Kubricht’s Alive-nesses: Proposal for Adaptation. The artwork will alter the view of these large structures, visible from the northern end of the High Line, with a black-and-white paint treatment called “dazzle,” a type of camouflage used in World War 1 to disguise military vessels from the enemy. Learn more.



SUPPORT
This High Line Art Commission is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art Commissions are made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr., with additional support from Vital Projects Fund, Inc. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

NY Culture and NYSCA

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Fall Programs Are Now Listed Online

This week marks the beginning of our fall season of free and low-cost public programs for visitors of all ages. Film screenings, public talks, stargazing, food workshops for kids, composting sessions for adults, walking tours – there are dozens of opportunities this season to experience that park in a whole new way.

Visit our Event Calendar to learn more, or check out some of the upcoming public programs we have highlighted below.

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September 7: Kids Are Invited to ‘Play With Your Food’

Play With Your Food

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Play With Your Food a new weekly drop-in program during the month of September.

Create healthy snacks, play with the Children’s Workyard Kit, and pick up food tips and tricks from the chefs of Melt Bakery, People’s Pops, The Cleaver Co., and other High Line Food vendors.

To launch the series tomorrow, La Newyorkina invites kids to make guacamole and homemade tortillas from scratch.

This High Line Program is free. No RSVP required. Visit our Event Calendar for details.

SUPPORT
Educational and family programs on the High Line are made possible by The Altman Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston; The Concordia Foundation; and The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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September 13: Walking Tour with High Line Gardeners

The High Line

Join the High Line’s gardeners on a walking tour to learn about the park's one-of-a-kind horticulture design, and the unique challenges of tending a garden in the sky.

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages. RSVP is required. Tickets are $10 for members of Friends of the High Line, and $15 for non-members

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September 16: All Aboard! Premiere Kicks Off the Trains on Film Series

All Aboard!

Join us on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 PM for the premiere of All Aboard!, a 28-minute compilation of iconic scenes from more than 100 films, ranging from cinematic classics to modern favorites. Produced by Wendy Keys, directed by Tony Impavido, and edited by Brian Angelotti, All Aboard! pays homage to the history of trains in cinema and on the High Line.

All Aboard! kicks off Trains on Film, a series of three open-air film screenings this fall. Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot will be screened on Friday, September 23 and Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train will be screened on Friday, September 30.

The Trains on Film Series is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required. Visit our Event Calendar to learn more.

SUPPORT
The Trains on Film Series is generously supported by UNIQLO as part of a two-year partnership that supports the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.

Visit The High Line

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September 21: Rail Yards Talk with Joel Sternfeld

The High Line

Just beyond the new section of the park, the High Line at the Rail Yards remains overgrown with wildflowers and grasses that grew up between the tracks when the trains stopped running. This self-seeded landscape was first documented by photographer Joel Sternfeld in a series of images that helped inspire the movement to save the High Line from demolition.

In this public talk and slideshow, Joel will discuss his experience photographing the High Line, and how his understanding of the historic structure has changed since it was transformed into a public park. A short Q&A will follow the presentation.

This is the first of three talks about the High Line at the Rail Yards. Photographer Rick Darke will speak on Tuesday, September 27, and Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond will speak on Wednesday, October 5.

Rail Yards Talks are free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required. Visit our Event Calendar for details.

SUPPORT
Rail Yards Programs are generously supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the New York Community Trust—LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, Greenacre Foundation, and, 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.

NYSCA

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Chefs Dinner Tickets Now on Sale

Chefs Dinner

Join us for the High Line Chefs Dinner on Sunday, October 23 to savor delicious food and wine, and to meet the chefs who have made the High Line neighborhood a dining destination. Tickets start at $500 and proceeds support the park’s operations.

Please visit our Event Calendar or call (212) 206-9922 to purchase tickets.


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Best of the Blog, Facebook, and Twitter

Here are the past few weeks’ most popular items from the High Line Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Blog

High Line Blog
The Billboard Chronicles: Art, Sex, and Everything in Between

Facebook

Facebook
Native to New York, the upland white aster is now blooming on the High Line

Twitter

Twitter
Three Keys to Creative Kid Design, From the Creator of High Line Playground

Follow the High Line and stay connected.

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Sustain the Entire High Line

Sustain The High Line

Each year, we are responsible for 90% of the High Line’s operating costs. It’s our responsibility to hire the gardeners who care for the park’s landscape, the maintenance workers who keep the park clean and safe, and the program staff who keep the experience of the High Line rich and dynamic.

But we can only do so with your help. We count on members and friends like you to help us keep the High Line thriving each and every day.

This year, we have twice as much park to care for – including over 100,000 plants – which means that your support is more critical than ever.

Help sustain the High Line– join or renew your support today.

Become an Opening Season Member—make your membership gift today!

Join Renew

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