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October 4, 2005

High Line Pre-Groundbreaking October Events
October 8 and 9: High Line Viewing with Open House New York FREE
October 14 - November 20: Creative Time's Exhibition The Plain of Heaven FREE
October 20: Minetta Brook's High Line Project Benefit Dinner
October 22: Florent Ball & FHL Fall Benefit
October 31: Last Day of the High Line Exhibition at MoMA
Kitchen High Line Block Party: Photos and Thanks

October 8 and 9: High Line Viewing with Open House New York FREE
A rare chance to view the High Line up close, from a building directly adjacent to the High Line, as part of the third annual openhousenewyork weekend.

Viewing will take place from the loft gallery of the Phillips, de Pury & Company auction house, directly adjacent to the High Line. 450 West 15th Street, between 9th and 10th Aves. Saturday, October 8, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday, October 9, from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.

Scheduled Presentations by Friends of the High Line will take place at Phillips, de Pury & Company (address above).

Saturday, 12:00 noon: High Line History
Saturday, 2:00 pm: Project Overview (project history and design)
Sunday, 12:00 noon: High Line Design (by design team members from Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
Sunday, 2:00 pm: Project Overview (project history and design)

New High Line Merchandise will be for sale for the first time at OHNY, including new FHL posters by photographer Joel Sternfeld and graphic designer Paula Scher ($10), and new FHL T-shirts, designed by Michael de Feo ($10).
October 14 - November 20: Creative Time's Exhibition The Plain of Heaven FREE
Creative Time presents an international exhibition of works inspired by the High Line's upcoming transformation. Artists include Sol LeWitt, Trisha Donnelly, Gordon Matta-Clark and many others. The exhibition will be displayed in an out-of-use meat-packing plant at the High Line's southern terminus. 820 Washington Street, at Gansevoort Street. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 14 – November 20. 12 noon – 6:00 pm. Opening party: Friday, October 14, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. FREE. View the press release for more information.
October 20: Minetta Brook's High Line Project Benefit Dinner
New York arts organization Minetta Brook is teaming with artist Ann Hamilton and chef Alice Waters on a new program combining art, food, and the High Line's history as a transportation system for local agriculture. This benefit dinner (funds going to Minetta Brook) at Dia Center for the Arts on 22nd Street, will celebrate the beginning of this innovative and creative look at the way food and industry have shaped the High Line neighborhoods. Chef for the benefit dinner is Jonathan Waxman, whose acclaimed restaurant, Barbuto, is located at the southern end of the High Line District, on Washington Street and West 12th Street. (Waxman is featured prominently in the October 2005 issue of Gourmet magazine). More information about the project and the benefit can be found at www.minettabrook.org. To buy dinner tickets ($500), e-mail meredith@minettabrook.org; or call (212) 431-7165.
October 22: Florent Ball & FHL Fall Benefit
Friends of the High Line joins with the Meatpacking District Initiative to celebrate the 20th anniversary of High Line district pioneer Restaurant Florent at Florent's Bi-Decade{nt} Ball and Miss Meat Market Gown Contest. Hosted by Ms. Flotilla DeBarge and Mr. Murray Hill. This promises to be an unforgettable FHL benefit, showcasing creative energy and great diversity of the High Line District. The Roxy, 515 West 18th Street. $150 tickets include open bar, a buffet with food from the Meatpacking District's best restaurants, and entertainment. You can also stay on for John Blair's regular Saturday Night party at the Roxy. To view online invitation and buy online tickets: www.thehighline.org/florent. Or call Friends of the High Line: (212) 206-9922.
October 31: Last Day of the High Line Exhibition at MoMA
MoMA's exhibition featuring images from Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's preliminary design for the High Line will run for the rest of the month. Click here for details.


Over 5,000 people attended the Kitchen High Line Block Party on Saturday, September 17th (see selected photos, below, courtesy of Tom Kletecka and Jessie Cohan).  Our thanks go, first, to everybody at the Kitchen, our Block Party co-hosts. The Kitchen has supported the High Line project since day one, and it was a thrill to collaborate with them on an event that was so well attended and enjoyed by people from across the city.

Our thanks also go to FHL's dedicated crew of volunteers and the FHL-sponsored artists who worked so hard to create original and enjoyable projects and activities: Dahlia Elsayed (handmade High Line postcards); Michael de Feo (popcorn bags, block party t-shirts, tattoos, and mural); Tom Kletecka
(photos in front of High Line backdrop), Gaspar Libedinsky and Haley Eber of What Will Throw Here (juggling), and k adorable (silkscreened High Line t-shirts). Housing Works generously donated the blank t-shirts that k adorable used for silkscreening.  Please visit their new Housing Works Thrift Store at 245 West 10th Street (at Hudson Street); (212) 352-1618.

And special thanks to the events generous sponsors:
IAC/InterActiveCorp and Chelsea Market.


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.

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