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Artivist Teen Night: Party with a Purpose

By Naomi Estevez | August 9, 2016

Unleash your inner artist-activist! Join the Teen Arts & Culture Council (TACC) at our Artivist Teen Night this August 11 from 5-9 PM on the High Line at 10th Ave & 14th Street.

Teens dancing to DJ Robi D Light at our Wanderland Teen Night last month.

On July 16, TACC produced a Wanderland Teen Night in which hundreds of teens came out to celebrate creativity, travel, and path-finding on the High Line. The event featured performances by rapper Dirty Sanchez, singer Manchado and Brooklyn hip-hop collective Pro Era. Teens enjoyed an art scavenger hunt, joined in collaborative storytelling with the Five Boro Story Project, and engaged in many other fun activities over the course of the night including screen printing, a photo booth, tea-making, adventure map-making, and tote bag tagging.

This Thursday, August 11, we want to give teens the opportunity to express themselves! Inspired by historical and recent acts of injustice and violence, we designed our Artivist Teen Summit to give NYC teens a safe space to connect with other teens and tap in to their inner artivist (artist activist). Art is one of the boldest and most creative ways for teens to communicate their views.

Enjoy an evening with free food, screen printing, a photo booth. Take part in extended activities to learn a new skill or spark a conversation and check out amazing hands-on activities and performances by our partners:

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Colectiva Cósmica
The Door – A Center of Alternatives
Ele Eme
Global Action Project
Mobile Print Power
Museum of Impact
Museum Teen Summit
Soh Nup Education / Level Up Media Arts
Urban Arts Partnership
Whitney Museum of American Art
The World Is Your Oyster

Join in on hip hop and dancehall workshops hosted by the Door, mix beats during DJ remixing sessions led by Soh Nup, write artivist love letters with Museum of Impact, and much more.

A member of the Door performing flips at our No Filter Teen Night last year.Photo by Liz Ligon

Start off the night with some spoken word poetry by youth performer, Bintou Camara. Later on, enjoy a dance performance by teens from The Door and Urban Arts Partnership. The teen night will end with your very own DJ remixes created earlier in the evening with the help of Soh Nup.

Hope to see you all at our Artivist Teen Night, a night filled with food, activities, music and empowered teens.

Learn More


The High Line Teen Arts & Culture Council is a group of 14 local youth who produce programs in the park. These teen staff members spend over six months thinking critically about power and cultural production, attending events across the city for inspiration, and working in teams to develop their own programs. Over 1,400 teens from across the city come together at these exciting events.

Follow @HighLineTeens on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details.

High Line Youth—part of High Line Community Engagement—is generously supported by Ford Foundation. TACC is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council—with special thanks to Council Member Corey Johnson.