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.]
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Gardens Inspired by Nature

On Tuesday night we had our first membership event: a lecture with the High Line’s planting designer, Piet Oudolf. You may have seen Piet’s beautiful work in the gardens at Battery Park City, Millennium Park in Chicago, or at other sites elsewhere around the world.

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Piet discussed his theory of planting design, which he describes as “inspired by nature”. He then took us through the planting design plan for the High Line. The planting beds will vary based on the landscape design; some areas will be planted to feel more like a meadow, some a prairie, some woodland, and so on. This variation is based on the different microclimates that developed naturally on the High Line after trains stopped running on it. Piet also uses perennials that require less maintenance, and will look good throughout all four seasons.

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Another one of Piet’s presentations is on our website.

Photos from Tuesday’s presentation are after the jump.

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