New Fall Programs Are Now Listed Online
A musician performs during "Wandering Band by Ana Prvacki," presented by Friends of the High Line earlier this year.
We are pleased to announce a new season of public programs inspired by the distinctiveness of the High Line.
This fall, we are offering dozens of free and low-cost opportunities to experience great public art and learn about the park's plants, design, and unique connection to the city's industrial history. Film screenings, dance performances, sketching workshops, stargazing, nature scavenger hunts for kids — there is a little something for everyone this fall. Visit our Event Calendar for more information.
September 10: Film Screening & Talk: "NY Export: Opus Jazz"
Join us on the High Line this Friday at 7:00 PM for a free film screening of "NY Export: Opus Jazz," the cinematic interpretation of groundbreaking choreographer Jerome Robbins' 1958 ballet. The film, which was created, produced, and danced by members of the New York City Ballet, follows young dancers to gritty urban locations, including the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards.
Following the screening, the producers and dancers from the New York City Ballet will give a talk and answer questions. Visit our Event Calendar for details.
Screenings on the High Line are supported by Vimeo.
September 11: Drawing from Nature with the Whitney Museum
Bring your kids and join us for a free drawing workshop on the High Line with the Whitney Museum of American Art this Saturday at 10:00 AM.
The workshop is based on the work of Charles Burchfield, whose pieces are on view at the Whitney through October, 2010. Families will learn about Burchfield and create drawings based on observations from the unique vantage points on the High Line.
Visit our Event Calendar for details.
September 18: West Side Walking Tour with Matt Postal
Join us next Saturday at 2:00 PM for a walking tour of the West Side of Manhattan with architectural historian Matt Postal, who will talk about the changing neighborhood around the historic West Side Rail Yards.
Visit our Event Calendar for details.
Rail yards preservation efforts and programs are supported by the LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, The New York Community Trust, Greenacre Foundation, and are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
High Line Chefs Dinner Tickets Now On Sale
Tickets are now available for the High Line Chefs Dinner, a special tasting event benefiting Friends of the High Line and hosted by Tom Colicchio and Colicchio & Sons on Sunday, October 3, 2010.
Guests will enjoy dishes by acclaimed chefs from the neighborhood, including Tom Colicchio of Colicchio & Sons, Jamison Blankenship of Morimoto NYC, Ralf Kuettel of Trestle on Tenth, Mark Ladner of Del Posto, Marc Meyer and Robert Berry of Cookshop, Anthony Ricco of Spice Market, Dan Silverman of The Standard Grill, and Sue Torres of Sueños.
Proceeds from the dinner help us maintain and operate the park to the highest standard. Please visit our Event Calendar or call (212) 206-9922 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Robert Hammond Is Back in Town
We are pleased to announce that Co-Founder Robert Hammond is back in New York City with Friends of the High Line.
Last year, Robert won the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. For the past nine months, Robert has been working on the adaptive reuse of the walkways along Tiber River. Inspired by Holly Whyte, the project, called Chance Encounter on the Tiber introduced new ways to activate the semi-abandoned area using 100 movable red chairs and musical performance.
Watch the video to learn more.
Bond No. 9 Partnership to Continue through March 2011
Friends of the High Line would like to thank Bond No. 9 for its generous partnership throughout the year.
With the launch of their new High Line fragrance in March, the company announced that a portion of all US sales in the fragrance's first year would go toward supporting the High Line's ongoing maintenance and operations. Bond No. 9's support has helped us keep the High Line thriving through one of New York City's hottest summers.
For its High Line fragrance, Bond No. 9 combined an aromatic collection of floral and herbal scents, many of them based on plant species found on the High Line.
We are thrilled that this partnership will continue through March 2011, and proud to have Bond No. 9 as a supporter.
Help Sustain the High Line
As we head into the fall, we are thrilled to see New Yorkers making the High Line part of their daily lives, and visitors coming to the park from around the world.
To keep the High Line thriving in every season, we depend on the continued support of the High Line's most dedicated supporters. If you have already made your 2010 membership contribution, please consider a special, additional gift to help us maintain and operate the High Line so that it remains one of the most beautiful public landscapes our city has ever seen.
If you're not yet a member, please join or renew your membership today. With your membership gift you will also receive your limited-edition 2010 High Line postcard series!