A MEMBER EXCLUSIVE, OUT PROFESSIONALS’ PRIVATE, AFTER-WORK TOUR UNVEILS THE HIGH LINE AT ITS COMPLETION!
On Monday, September 29, Out Professionals welcomes Members to an official, private tour of the newly completed High Line — the internationally celebrated park traversing 22 city blocks, 30 feet in the air, with expansive views of New York City and the Hudson River. Afterwards, enjoy the option of a drop-in at The Tippler, a Meatpacking District favorite.
Opening September 20, the High Line’s northernmost, $75-million Rail Yards section will anchor the burgeoning Hudson Yards development. Our guide this evening is OP Member Andre Becker, an official docent of Friends of the High Line. As you will learn, the freight line that underlies the park was built in the 1920s and abandoned in the 1980s.
Highlights of Andre’s tour include:
. How 11th Avenue earned the name “Death Avenue.”
. The legend of the West Side Cowboy and his historic role.
. The unique relationship between the gay community and the now formidably chic Meatpacking District.
. The long fight by Joshua David and John Hammond, both gay, to transform the derelict High Line into a visionary park.
photo: © Iwan Baan 2011
Meet at 5:45 p.m. at the High Line entrance on 34th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenue. Subway: A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 34th Street Penn Station. Tour begins 6 p.m. sharp and covers 1.45 miles. NOTE: Allow extra time for rush-hour train travel; be realistic about how long you’ll need to reach High Line on foot. Tour ends at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. The High Line is wheelchair accessible and entrances we’ll use are elevator-equipped.
Private, docent-led tour of the newly completed High Line, introducing its final, $75-million Rail Yards section. Open-ended mixer begins about 7:30 p.m. at The Tippler, 425 West 15th Street. Refreshments on your own.
Dues-paying OP Member (with option of just one guest), $40 per person. The personalized nature of this tour requires us to limit the number of participants. To avoid disappointment, register here now. Rain date: Tuesday, September 30.
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!
A one-year Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one to this official tour of the newly completed High Line is yours for just $100. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.