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30th Street Challenge
Give by June 22

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.

Velvet Gloves Gentleman’s Boxing

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7 – 8pm
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street

Velvet Gloves Gentleman’s Boxing is a nomadic club that offers conditioning classes and lessons in boxing technique. The club provides a fitness and wellness experience tailored to the cultural sensitivities of urban gay men. Workouts are meant to challenge body and mind, and participants say they are faster, leaner, have more endurance, and feel stronger after them.

Velvet Gloves is all about gentlemanly respect, empowerment, social responsibility and diversity. The co-founders, Vance Garrett and Francisco Liuzzi, promise that no one has ever been hit in the face. After the 75 minute class comes the club part – a social cool down complements the experience.

Workouts are open to adults of all genders and orientations. Absolute beginners, novices, and fitness enthusiasts alike are welcome.


Photo courtesy of Velvet Gloves Gentleman’s Boxing.


Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation.