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Friends of the High Line Newsletter

FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
September 30, 2009

High Line Fall Programs

Our popular Wellness Program: Yoga on the High Line, happening again on October 5.

Fall is gearing up to be a busy season on the High Line, with the continuation of our popular family programs, new and exciting High Line art programs, weekly walking tours with High Line experts, and more!


TONIGHT! ART Program: Spencer Finch on "The River That Flows Both Ways" and Other Works
Artist Spencer Finch will talk about the concept and execution of his installation on the High Line, as well as his other recent work. Finch's installation, made up of 700 panes of colored glass representing light conditions on the Hudson River, is the inaugural piece in an ongoing collaboration between Creative Time and Friends of the High Line to commission site-specific works on the High Line.

Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 PM
14th Street Passage, on the High Line
No RSVP Required
FREE
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ART Program: Specials
Specials is an ongoing, roving art project in which artists Lisa Sigal and Paul Ramírez Jonas have constructed a mobile unit composed of vendor carts and a 10' x 4' foot wall. On one side of the wall, they hang artwork by a wide range of artists; on the flip side, they serve homemade tacos, free of charge.

The second and final installation of Specials on the High Line will feature artists who participated in the 1993 Whitney Biennial, including Janine Antoni, Byron Kim, Simon Leung, Glenn Ligon, Suzanne McClelland, Kiki Smith, and Fred Wilson, and a spicy pumpkin taco.

Thursday, October 1, 4:00 - 8:00 PM
14th Street Passage, on the High Line
FREE
No RSVP required
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WELLNESS Program: Yoga on the High Line
Join us for an open-air yoga class led by Iyengar instructor Nikki Costello in the Chelsea Market passage. Our first installment of this class, kicking off our WELLNESS series, was very popular. Please bring a mat and yoga clothes. RSVP is highly recommended, but walk-ins will be admitted as space allows.

Monday, October 5, 6:30 PM
Chelsea Market Passage, on the High Line
Members: $5.00
Non-Members: $10.00
Read More and RSVP


Astronomy on the High Line
Join the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York every Tuesday night (weather permitting) for stargazing on the High Line. AAA members will bring high-powered telescopes for High Line visitors to catch a glimpse of the moon, Jupiter, and other celestial bodies.

Tuesdays through November, dusk - 9:30 PM
The Sundeck, at 14th Street on the High Line
FREE
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FAMILY Programs: Recycled Railroad - A Family Art Workshop with the
Children's Museum of the Arts

Join The Children's Museum of the Arts for an afternoon of recycled art on the High Line. Teaching Artist Agee Gliksman will lead participants in an art workshops that highlights the High Line's railroad history. Open to all families and children ages 3 and up.

Thursday, October 8, 4:00 PM
RSVP recommended but not required. Walk-ins will be admitted until the program is full.
FREE
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WALKING TOURS: Nahyun Hwang
A design-focused tour of the High Line guided by Senior Associate of James Corner Field Operations, Nahyun Hwang.

Sunday, October 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Members: $5.00
Non-Members: $10.00
Read More and RSVP


WALKING TOURS: Urban Park Rangers
The Urban Park Rangers' mission is to link New Yorkers to the natural world. Join the Rangers for an eco-focused tour of the High Line, highlighting its role in preserving the natural heritage of New York City.

Sunday, October 25, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
FREE
Limited number of tour spaces available
Read More and RSVP


WALKING TOURS: Matt Postal
Join architectural historian Matt Postal for a tour of the High Line. Matt will speak about the park in the context of the architecture, both industrial and new, around it.

Sunday, November 1, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Members: $5.00
Non-Members: $10.00
Read More and RSVP

Friends of the High Line's programming is made possible with support from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation and Johnson Family Foundation.

Friends of the High Line's publications, program materials, and Web content is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


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The High Line Talks at Open House New York

Co-Founder Robert Hammond gives a talk on the forming of Friends of the High Line.

Join us during the weekend of October 10 and 11 for a special series of free High Line Talks. The talks, held in the 14th Street Passage on the High Line, will cover a series of topics in-depth: from the designs that didn't make it, to a focus on the park's lighting system. The talks are part of Open House New York, an annual weekend-long series of free events and tours, offering a look behind the scenes at points of historical and architectural interest around New York City.

Please note, all High Line Talks are FREE and will be first-come, first-served. We are not taking RSVPs for these events.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

The Unbuilt High Line: Designs from the Cutting Room Floor
With Friends of the High Line's Director of Planning, Peter Mullan.
10:00 AM
14th Street Passage
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Landscapes in Context: the High Line's Horticulture
With Friends of the High Line's Vice President of Horticulture and Park Operations, Patrick Cullina.
11:30 AM
14th Street Passage
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hardscape | softscape
With landscape architect Lisa Switkin, Associate Principal, James Corner Field Operations
5:00 PM
14th Street Passage
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Illuminating the High Line
With architectural lighting designer Hervé Descottes, Principal of L'Observatoire International.
6:30 PM
14th Street Passage
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

Engineering the High Line
With Nat Oppenheimer, Principal of Robert Silman Associates, the High Line's structural engineering firm.
10:00 AM
14th Street Passage
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Innovation, Transformation and Chance Encounters: Art on the High Line
With Friends of the High Line's Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Curator & Director of Arts Programs, Lauren Ross.
11:30 AM
14th Street Passage
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Parks in Post-Industrial New York: The High Line
With John Alschuler, Chairman of HR&A Advisors, and Friends of the High Line Board Chair.
5:00 PM
14th Street Passage
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How We Built the High Line
With Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line
6:30 PM
14th Street Passage
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High Line Chef's Dinner: Tickets Still Available

High Line Chefs Dinner

Tickets are still available for this special culinary evening of good food, good friends, and fine wine. Your participation gives much-needed support to the High Line—funds raised at this dinner helps us maintain and operate the High Line to the highest standard.

Tickets are available for $1,000 and $2,500. A limited allotment of $500 tickets are also still available. Leadership packages, which include 8–12 tickets, are available for $5,000, $10,000, or $25,000.

Tom Colicchio, Chef/Owner of Craftsteak, will bring together acclaimed chefs from restaurants along the High Line to present a special tasting dinner on Sunday, October 4, beginning at 6:00 PM. On this festive evening, guests will enjoy dishes by chefs including Tom Colicchio of Craftsteak, Ralf Kuettel of Trestle on Tenth, Marc Meyer of Cookshop, Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto, Ryan Hart and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, Dan Silverman of The Standard Grill, and Sue Torres of Sueños. And, for the first time, Mario Batali of Del Posto will offer a very special auction item to High Line supporters.

For more information, please contact Alicia King at (212) 206-9922 x124, or via email at alicia.king@thehighline.org.



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Become a Member

The High Line needs you! Your membership will provide critical operating support to ensure that the High Line lives up to the high standards we all hold for this innovative new park. Support from our members allows us to hire gardeners to keep the park's flowers and trees in peak condition, and maintenance crews to ensure the High Line is safe for its visitors.

Don't miss out on this historic opportunity to be a part of the High Line's first season as a public park.

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