The first High Line Art Dinner took place on the High Line on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, with proceeds helping Friends of the High Line sustain the public art program and the ongoing maintenance and operations of the park.
Guests enjoyed a one-of-a-kind experience, starting with sunset cocktails on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck, and an incredible performance conceived by artist Pablo Bronstein, titled Intermezzo: Two girls wear fashion garments on a palm tree. The performance featured two ballerinas, who donned garments provided by Barneys New York while promenading along the High Line and ascended a 20-foot palm tree for a striking grand finale dance. The evening included an intimate seated dinner catered by Bite Food under the cover of the Chelsea Market Passage, and a tequila tasting provided by Casa Dragones.
The High Line Art Dinner celebrated our commitment to expanding the role of contemporary art in the life of public spaces, pushing the limits of what public art can be. Support of this event has provided essential leadership in our efforts to sustain the High Line Art program, create opportunities for artists to realize ambitious projects, and enrich the High Line experience for its millions of annual visitors.
(1, 7-8, 10, 12) Photo by Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan; (2-5, 9, 11, 13-14) Photo by Nick Hunt for Patrick McMullan; (6) Photo by Liz Ligon, Courtesy of Friends of the High Line.