Park update: The Interim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards (between 30th & 34th Streets) is temporarily closed today.

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30th Street Challenge
Give by June 20

To meet the demands of our busiest time of the year, we ask all friends of the High Line to help us raise a total of $30,000—$1,000 for each block of our 1.5-mile-long park along Manhattan’s West Side.

Arts & Cultural Events

2022 Juneteenth Commemoration

Thursday, June 16, 2022
4 – 5:30pm
Location
On the High Line at 17th Street and 10th Avenue at the 10th Avenue Square

Join us for an afternoon of live percussion performances and storytellers commemorating Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the colloquial term given to the date of June 19, 1865, when 250,000 enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of their freedom, nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. The day became recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. This event is hosted by the Penn South Program for Seniors’ (PSPS) Antiracism Committee and features local storytellers Lynette Braxton and Thelma Ruffin Thomas, and percussionist Atiba Kwabena Wilson.

Advance registration is encouraged. Walk-ups are welcome.

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About Penn South
Established in 1962, Mutual Redevelopment Houses, aka Penn South, is a cooperative housing development located from 23rd to 29th Streets, between 8th & 9th Avenues. Penn South is what is known as a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) because over half its residents are over the age of 60, having aged in their community. PSPS is dedicated to providing opportunities for engagement and support to Penn South’s older adult residents. The PSPS Antiracism Committee was formed in the fall of 2020, created by members in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the movement against police brutality and systemic racism. The Antiracism Committee focuses on educating the Penn South community as well as taking action against white supremacy and systematic disrimination in all its forms.

Support

Major support for High Line Community Engagement Programs is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel, Sarah Min and Matt Pincus, and Susan and Stephen Scherr.

Additional project support is provided, in part, by a grant from the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund and by The Brown Foundation, Inc.

High Line Programs and accessibility are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

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