Oh how I love the High Line. This sprawling stretch of elevated gardens, walking paths, and art displays is a true escape for me in a city that is always moving and changing at a rapid pace. Here are some of the upcoming and ongoing events and performances that I am most looking forward to:
Tour: High Line Art
During this tour of the art currently being displayed on the High Line, you’ll be led by Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani, and Curatorial Fellow Melanie Kress. Alemani and Kress will share the details behind the wide array of artwork on the High Line, including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video, and the High Line’s series of billboard interventions. This is a great opportunity to stroll along the High Line will gaining insights into the incredible art that adorns it.
Mondays throughout the summer starting on June 29 at 6pm ~ location to be announced.
Garden Tour: Spring Bulbs and Blooms
One of the things that I love most about the High Line is the fact that it is not only dotted with inspiring art, but that it is literally one of the prettiest parks to visit in the city. Cultivating urban green spaces in a concrete jungle like NYC is so important, and the High Line does this very well. This spring garden tour will feature perennial natives, and invites visitors to “discover how our perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees change as the seasons pass, what plants are native, which are edible and medicinal, and how [the High Line] takes care of the 456 plant species living in the park.”
Thursday, June 11 at 9am ~ location to be announced.
“There Will Be Pie!” Storytelling and Comedy
Hosted by comic Maeve Higgins and nonfiction writer Jon Ronson, this event will feature “stories, stand-up, and super fresh interviews” with the evening’s hosts. I’m looking forward to cooling off after a hot June day and enjoying the atmosphere and entertainment during this night of storytelling and comedy. And yes, there will be pie.
Thursday, June 18 at 8pm on the High Line at West 14th Street.
For even more upcoming events to get excited about, be sure to visit Friends of the High Line.