The Whitney Museum of American Art is celebrating its move to the Meatpacking District with a series of installation and exhibits in the neighborhood, called "Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown". This week, an installation and performance titled "Ascension" will debut in Gansevoort Plaza from Thursday July 7th to Saturday July 9th.
Ascension is a choreographed dance performance centered around a twenty one foot rotating ladder. Elizabeth Streb choreographed the performance, which will be performed by 9 dancers from her STREB Extreme Action Company.
Gansevoort Plaza is located at 9th Avenue and Little West 12th Street, and performances will occur at 3pm and 5pm this Thursday through Saturday. Check out the Whitney Museum's website here for more details about the performance.
Check out "The Porch" on the High Line park, which opened today where the elevated railroad park intersects Chelsea Market at around 15th Street. The Porch is a small 40 seat cafe, serving farm fresh and locally sourced light food, snacks, beer and wine. The food food and drinks are prepared by The Green Table restaurant, which is inside Chelsea Market. The Porch will be open from 12 - 10pm daily. More pics from Eater here.
This past weekend, Bond No. 9 opened their 5th Manhattan store, called the High Line Shop in honor of their High Line fragrance. The boutique sells all 43 Bond No. 9 perfumes, including mens, womens, and unisex scents. Also on sale are candles, soaps, body potions and more- all on display in this great little mirror laden store.
Bond No. 9 | 863 Washington Street | 212-206-9907
On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Friends of the High Line will hold its first Summer Party on the High Line, Presented by Coach Men's Collection.
Join the Friends of the High Line for sunset drinks on the Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck, bites at twilight, and dancing into the night, featuring DJ Jesse Marco. The Summer Party will also include limited-edition gifts courtesy of Coach Men's Collection.
Yesterday, "Make Music NY" sponsored over 100 different pop-up musical performances throughout NYC, all day long. From pianos left of the street for anyone to play, to two quintets of instruments playing from the outdoor balconies of the NY Stock Exchange, the city was fully of music. In the Meatpacking District, conductor Kent Tritle led over 100 people along with soloists in a chorus in Gansevoort Plaza for an hour. Check out details from the NY Post here.