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Friends of the High Line Newsletter

November 22, 2011

We’re Thankful

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with Disco and Free Skating

This week, we celebrate Thanksgiving at the High Line. We have much to be thankful for this year. The new section of the High Line opened, and we are making progress on the final section of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. (See below for the date, time, and location of the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting.)

Most of all, we are thankful for your ongoing support. Your membership and donations large and small help us do all of the things we do to keep the park thriving.

We wish you and your family a very happy holiday. Don’t forget: you can walk off your Thanksgiving meal on the High Line. The park will be open for normal operating hours, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.


Holiday Web Shop Sale: 20% Off Everything on Cyber Monday

Video: High Line Is Now on Google Street View

This holiday season, give a High Line gift to someone special in your life, and support the park in the process. The High Line Web Shop includes T-shirts, posters, books, plant guides, and other special items. Here are a few of our favorites:

Use the code CYBERMONDAY11 when you checkout on Monday, November 28, and receive 20% off of your entire order.

All proceeds from sales on the High Line Web Shop go directly toward the ongoing maintenance and operations of the park. Order gifts by December 16 for guaranteed ground delivery by Christmas.


Winter Hours Begin December 1 at the High Line

The Porch

Winter hours take effect on Thursday, December 1. The High Line will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM through the winter.

Please check the High Line Web site or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates about park conditions and hours of operations during snow storms and icy conditions.


Date, Time, and Location for Rail Yards Community Input Meeting

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with Disco and Free Skating

We want to hear from you.

In November, all stakeholders committed to saving the High Line at rail yards. Our goal is to open it to the public as quickly as possible. It is now time to plan the design and construction.

Join the conversation about the future of the final section of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards.

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 PM
Public School 11 Auditorium
320 West 21st Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

This High Line Program is free and open to people of all ages. Please RSVP to railyards@thehighline.org.


Upcoming Events and Happenings

We have new opportunities for you to stay connected with the High Line.

Join us for a High Line book signing at Coach’s store on Madison Avenue on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds during the event will benefit the High Line.

The High Line’s water fountains and the water feature on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck have closed for the winter. The water will be turned on in the spring when the weather warms up.

Last week, we said goodbye to our friends at Blue Bottle Coffee. Their High Line cart has closed for the winter season. We look forward to welcoming them back next spring.

Help bring toys to more than 300 local kids. Support the High Line Toy Drive, a partnership with Friends of the High Line, Fulton Youth of the Future, Hudson Guild, Chelsea Market, Posman Books, and Chelsea Market Baskets.

Gordon Matta-Clark’s silent film City Slivers will launch High Line Channel next week. Join us for the debut at dusk on Tuesday, November 29 on the High Line at West 22nd Street.

One of the founding fathers of the conceptual art movement is coming to the High Line. John Baldessari will launch High Line Billboard on Friday, December 2. Read more.

Turn yourself into a musical instrument on the High Line. Make Music New York is offering a free iPhone application that turns footsteps into electric guitar chords, car horns, and more. Read more.


Best of the Blog, Facebook, and Twitter

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


High Line Blog
PHOTOS: Jane Fonda meets Rodchenko on the High Line


PHOTO: Fall foliage arrives in the Chelsea Thicket on the High Line.


Robert talks with Paper Magazine about the High Line's gayness and his nostalgia for a grittier NYC.

Follow the High Line and stay connected.


Double the Impact of Your Year-End Gift

Sustain The High Line

This year, you can make your year-end support of the High Line go twice as far. A generous, anonymous member has just pledged to match all year end gifts made by December 31—up to $100,000!

This challenge could not have come at a better time. In 2012, we will care for a full 20 blocks of the park year-round. At the same time, we will be working full speed at the rail yards, beginning the design process, and even planning to start site preparation.

Your contribution now will provide the financial security and stability we need to keep the park extraordinary, even as we to open the rail yards to the public. And when you make your gift by December 31, your support will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

Keep the High Line extraordinary in 2012 – and double your impact. Give Now.

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Images, from top to bottom: Bryan Hou, Joan Garvin, Pentagram, Marcin Wichary, Iwan Baan

The Rail Yards Community Input Meeting is made possible by the New York Community Trust—LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund.

High Line Art 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. High Line Art 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.

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