New York City has always been full of life. People here are known for their larger than life approach. Many events and programs are organised for the local residents and High Line Teen Picks is one such event presented by Friends of the High Line.
For the first time the teens living near the High Line in West Chelsea have come together and arranged a set of free movie screenings with the support from AT&T and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. These movies show characters that, for achieving their goals, face many hurdles but don’t give up. High Line Teen Picks is part of Friends of the High Line’s on-going Community Engagement work.
To find out the type of programs that could entertain the local residents, Friends of the High Line surveyed about 800 residents living in the New York City Housing Authority complexes near the High Line. The results showed that many adult residents were interested in programs that focused on job training for the local teens and many teens themselves wanted to attend the film screenings at the park.
As a result High Line Teen Picks is formed. It is one of the many innovative public events that Friends of the High Line are offering for free of cost. The only motive of such High Line programs is to engage and entertain all the visitors coming to the park, irrespective of their ages. The films under High Line Teen Picks will be screened in the 14th Street Passage located on the High Line at West 14th Street.
It is scheduled for two days, Thursday August 9th presenting the movie Real Steel and Thursday August 16th presenting the movie Freedom Writers. The timings are 7-9pm with limited seats. Screenings are free and open to all. For forming High Line Teen Picks the teens had to undertake a lot of preparations like deciding movie themes, offering food discounts and finalising the venue, to name a few.
For full details please contact Kate Lindquist or visit www.thehighline.org.
By: BHARAT MEHTA