Gearing Up for Meatpacking District Design Week

Design Week

Our neighbors at The Meatpacking District Initiative have just announced some details about Meatpacking District Design Week 2008, happening the weekend of May 16-18.  Design Week events typically include afternoon and evening exhibitions, product launches, panel discussions, art installations, and cocktail parties, all held in venues, stores, and restaurants around the Meatpacking District.  The showcase happens every spring and is timed to coincide with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

For the third year in a row, Friends of the High Line will be taking part in the weekend.  This time, we’re partnering with the Apple Store on West 14th and Ninth Avenue to host an exhibition of brand new High Line construction photography.  The Apple Store will also serve as the Desgin Week “hub,” where visitors can pick up a neighborhood guide and find out about all the exciting activities going on each day.  Stay tuned to our e-newsletter and this space for more details (and an invite to our cocktail party!) over the next couple of months.


Drink Wine at Lunch to benefit Friends of the High Line


National Wine Week in New York City extends from March 10-14.  Fourth Wall Restaurants will celebrate with lunch tastings in its five restaurants: Smith & Wollensky New York, Park Avenue Winter, Maloney & Porcelli, Quality Meats, and The Post House.  Tuesday through Friday, guests are offered ten generous samples of wine from more than 700 vintners for $10 with the cost of lunch.

At the conclusion of Wine Week, Fourth Wall restaurants will donate $5,000 to Friends of the High Line.  So drink up!  It’s for a good cause!