New Public Art Coming to Gansevoort Plaza
On Friday, October 22, Friends of the High Line will debut artist Francis Cape's new work, The Other End of the Line, a major public art installation addressing the connections and differences between the cultures of upstate New York and New York City.
Inspired by the High Line's history transporting goods from upstate New York into New York City, Francis Cape will transport a previously-occupied residential trailer from Sullivan County, NY to Gansevoort Plaza, under the High Line. The trailer's interior will serve as an exhibition space featuring artworks from the thriving upstate New York art community, selected by guest curator Ian Berry.
Participating artists include Michael Ashkin, Richard Garrison, DeWitt Godfrey, Kenji Fujita, Matt Harle, Chris Harvey, Margo Mensing, Rebecca Murtaugh, Michael Oatman, Gina Occhiogrosso, Ken Ragsdale, Nancy Shaver, and Alfonso Volo.
Read the press release to learn more.
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. Additional support for The Other End of the Line is provided by The Greenwall Foundation and, in part, by 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, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.
High Line to Stay Open an Extra Hour for Open House New York
This weekend marks the launch of the 8th Annual Open House New York Weekend — the architecture and design event that arranges public access to unique and inspiring places throughout New York City.
We are pleased to announce that the High Line will be staying open an extra hour — until 11:00 PM — on Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9, in recognition of this event.
In addition, as we have done in the past, we are offering free guided walking tours of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. We released more than 700 tickets on Wednesday, September 29, which were reserved within hours. We apologize that we cannot accommodate all those who would like to attend. Due to safety concerns, Friends of the High Line, the City of New York, and the railroad that owns this section of the High Line can only allow a certain number on the structure at one time.
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, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.
A Family Sing-A-Long on the High Line
Families, join us at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 11 and sing along with storyteller Felix Pitre, who will tell animal stories from around the world in Spanish and English.
Visit our Event Calendar to learn more.
Public Talk and Discussion with Artist Valerie Hegarty
Please join us for a public talk and discussion with Valerie Hegarty, the artist behind the High Line's public artwork, Autumn on the Hudson River with Branches.
On October 13 at 6:30 PM, Valerie will give a free talk and answer questions about her piece for the High Line and the trajectory of her artwork, which often poses as artifacts of art history gone awry.
Autumn on the Hudson Valley with Branches will be on view on the High Line's construction fence at West 20th Street until November.
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.
Registration Open for 'Gardens along the Hudson' Photography Class
Explore Wave Hill, Fort Tryon Park, and the High Line — three gardens enhanced by their visual connection to the Hudson River.
Registration is now open for Nature Photography: Gardens along the Hudson, a series of classes taught by photographer Benjamin Swett that covers the technical and aesthetic aspects of outdoor photography. Sign up for a single session, or enroll in the entire class. Gardens along the Hudson begins Thursday, October 14.
Visit our Event Calendar to learn more.
High Line Open Studios Starts Next Weekend
More than 50 artists living in the neighborhood around the High Line will open their doors to the public as part of the upcoming High Line Open Studios — an annual event organized by area artists and sponsored by Friends of the High Line.
The event will kick off with a celebratory preview Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, followed by three days of open artists' studios from Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17. During that time, art spaces will be open to the public daily from noon to 6:00 PM.
Friends of the High Line Is Hiring
Join us as we prepare for the next section of the High Line, between West 20th and West 30th Street, to open this spring. To apply for a position, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Planning Project Manager
Programs & Education Assistant
To view all open positions, please visit our Web site.
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. For a limited time, join Friends of the High Line, and you will receive our brand new Fall Plant Guide for free!