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In a recap of the most memorable people, places, and things from the 2010s, Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times places the High Line (at #29) in the ranks of Beyoncé, Instagram, and Marvel movies. Read a few other notable press mentions.
Since we don’t want to rest on our laurels (especially since we don’t grow laurels), enjoy 10 reflections from last year paired with 10 new moments coming in 2020.
In 2019 we: Opened our newest section: the Spur.
This year we’ll: Expand our tree canopy and welcome all new species of trees, bushes, and flowers to the park.
This year we’ll: Exhibit maquettes of proposals for Plinths two and three and install the second sculpture on the High Line Plinth.
This year we’ll: Present our ninth group exhibition, tenth year of public programming, and continue working with emerging and established curators, writers, and thinkers.
In 2019 we: Celebrated 50 years of queer resistance, with conversations, performances, and gatherings.
This year we’ll: Fill up our annual Hat Party with the spirit of Pride.
In 2019 we: Discovered the world of medicinal plants at our horticulture festival.
This year we’ll: Honor the importance of pollinators, experiment with new composting techniques, and host our ninth Spring Cutback.
In 2019 we: Danced until sweaty for the eighth year in a row at ¡Arriba!This year we’ll: Do it all over again with a bonus fourth dance party.
In 2019 we: Brought together 60 infrastructure reuse projects at our first High Line Network symposium.
This year we’ll: Grow our Network into an even bigger learning community.
This year we’ll: Launch the Sustainable Garden Project, a collective of five community-led gardens from the five boroughs.
In 2019 we: Studied native bees and found out they love to make their home on the park.
This year we’ll: Build the bees some houses and honor these small but mighty creatures.
In 2019 we: Asked what does “here” mean? with an extensive sound experience.
This year we’ll: Raise questions with Civic Conversations, a new public program led by our teen staff. The first question is: “What do you imagine is possible here?”
Thank you for making 2019 so extraordinary, and here’s to making 2020 even better!
Notable press mentions:
New York Times, “33 Ways to Remember the 2010s”
Curbed NY, “NYC’s 10 Most Important Buildings of the Past Decade”
TimeOut NY, “The Top Ten Art Exhibitions of 2019”