Design Launch Party Recap

I hope you were able to join us last Wednesday under the High Line as we celebrated the release of Designing the High Line, our new design publication showcasing High Line designs from Gansevoort-30th Street.  With some help from a lighting designer and Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, we transformed a construction staging area into an amazing party venue.  Check out photos by our fabulous volunteer, Jeffrey Donenfeld.  At Friends of the High Line, we concentrate a lot on what the space on top of the High Line will look like, but this event got me excited about how great the area underneath the Line can be!

Over 700 guests mingled under the Line while enjoying tasty treats from the Cleaver Co. and sipping Brooklyn Brewery beer.  Thanks to everyone who showed up to toast our design and construction teams, and a special thanks to the evening’s sponsors, Related, Cardinal Investments, 511 West 25th Street, SHoP Architets, and Alf Naman for the use of the space under the Line.  If you didn’t get to pick up a copy of Designing the High Line, it’s available on Amazon.com.

Party Under the High Line!

[We throw a good party! This is the Kitchen High Line Block Party last year.]

Come celebrate the launch of our new design publication on July 30 under the High Line!

We’ll toast the publication of Designing the High Line with music (and hopefully dancing) by Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra, fresh from the jazz age party on Governor’s Island. Beer, soft drinks, and delicious appetizers (like watermelon gazpacho and fresh figs with farmstead cheese) will be provided by The Cleaver Co. Don’t miss it!

Tickets start at $45 for Non-Members ($25 for Members and Volunteers; for more information about becoming a member, please click here). The publication itself will be available for purchase for the discounted price of $25 (normally $30.)

Design Publication Launch Party

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Under the High Line at 25th Street

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[Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra will provide the tunes.]

Drink Wine, Support Friends of the High Line

Local wine shop Chelsea Wine Vault is holding a couple of tastings over the next few weeks, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Friends of the High Line.  The first event is tomorrow evening from 7:00-9:00PM at their store in Chelsea Market.  The wines featured tomorrow– over 20 from around the world– will be bright, juicy, crisp, and mouth-watering, perfect for a spring evening. 

The next tasting will be on June 18 (details to come).

Chelsea Wine Vault has been a great friend of the High Line, recently showcasing a pair of our Chalk Shoes as part of their window display in order to raise awareness of the project.  Stop on by tomorrow if you can!

Chelsea Wine Vault’s Spring Fling Party for the High Line
Located near the Ninth Avenue entrance of Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue at 15th Street
7:00-9:00PM
$10.00

To reserve a spot in advance, email rsvp@chelseawinevault.com

Join Us at the Opening of Chalk Shoes to the High Line

Tomorrow night at the Leo Kesting Gallery, we will fete the opening of Chalk Shoes to the High Line, a show documenting the April 16 performance led by artist Julia Mandle that featured 60 8th-graders from the Lab School in Chelsea.  The students donned shoes made from green chalk and scuffed lines along the sidewalks of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, ending at future High Line access points.  The exhibition that opens tomorrow and runs through May 21 will feature rows of the used shoes, photographs taken by the kids, and a video of the performance by Matt Wolf.

Chalk Shoes to the High Line
Leo Kesting Gallery
812 Washington Street (near Gansevoort)

Opening: Thursday, May 15 6:00-8:00PM

Tomorrow’s opening party also kicks off Meatpacking District Design Week, happening Thursday through Sunday in venues around the Meatpacking District.  See you there!

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