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.

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  1. […] The performance will take place on the streets of the Meatpacking District in Chelsea around lunchtime on Wednesday, April 16th.  Because the performance will be short, the chalk lines temporary, and the audience will be made up of whoever happens to be standing on the street, we’ll be holding an exhibition of the worn chalk shoes, along with video and still images of the performance, at the Leo Kesting Gallery from May 15-21.  Leo Kesting is located at the southern end of the High Line, at the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets.  The exhibition is timed to coincide with Meatpacking District Design Week. […]

  2. […] Tomorrow, a group of eighth-grade students from the Lab School will be leading the way… in brightly-colored “chalk shoes.” Brooklyn-based artist Julia Mandle will lead student performers through the streets of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, in a performance commissioned by Friends of the High Line. As the students shuffle through the neighborhood on their platform-height “chalk shoes,” they will leave a green path on the sidewalks that will lead to the High Line’s future access points. The weather promises to be gorgeous, so stop by the neighborhood between 12:30 and 1:30 pm, and check out the performance. Or, come to the Leo Kesting Gallery, where the Chalk Shoes will be on display with a video of the performance. The exhibition will be on display from May 15th-21st, during Meatpacking District Design Week. […]

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