Monday, May 18, 2009

Counting Down to the High Line

I have a been a "Friend of the High Line" for quite some time now. I toured this past weekend, met with the architect of the fascinating all-retail and office High Line building, and stood on the roof with a hard hat as I gazed upon what will be the exciting new park space in Manhattan, the High Line Park. It is my hope that everyone will want to participate in this distinctive space in the city: it's above cutting-edge retail, above cobblestone streets that used to welcome meat markets instead of trendsetters, and adjacent to the city's prime Western waterfront with its magnificent views of New Jersey. I am copying verbatim, a request that I received today for participation in this worthy program. I hope you'll take it to heart and contribute whatever you can. Hope to see you in June as the first stretch of the High Line opens in time for the Fourth of July extravaganza.Meryl

Friends of the High Line's Opening Summer Benefit on Monday, June 15, marks the culmination of 10 years of efforts to save, preserve, and open the High Line as a New York City park. This year's benefit will include the First Party on the High Line, presented by Calvin Klein Collection.Dinner tickets, which include admission to the First Party on the High Line, are $1,000 (limited quantity available), $2,500, or $5,000. Tables start at $15,000.Funds raised will help us hire gardeners and staff to maintain the park at the standards we have all imagined.This year also marks the 10th anniversary of Friends of the High Line and the 75th Anniversary of the structure itself.Dinner begins at Pier Sixty at 6:00PM, followed by the First Party on the High Line.Along with celebrating the opening summer of the High Line, we'll honor three dynamic individuals who have helped turn the dream of the High Line into reality: Lisa Maria & Philip Falcone and Edward Norton.For more information, please contact Alicia King at (212) 206-9922 x124, or via email at alicia.king@thehighline.org.
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