Event DateTuesday, February 7 2012 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Reception 6:30PM, Program 7PM
The Center presents Behind the Bushes: The Secret Homo History of the High Line
Join us for a slideshow, discussion, and book signing that recounts the never-before-told gay history of New York’s thrilling new park, The High Line.
More About the High Line & Queer Men
Joshua David and Robert Hammond, Co-Founders of Friends of the High Line, will reveal the titillating details of how they turned a forgotten urban relic into an acclaimed public park – and the best date and cruising spot in New York City.
The talk will be a mixture of playful stories and thoughtful discussion about the historical and contemporary relationship between gay men and changing neighborhoods, preservation, and design. Attendees will learn how the LBGT community has influenced – and been influenced by --– the High Line, from the earliest efforts to save it through its successful redevelopment. While looking at how the LBGT community can win concrete changes in New York City, David and Hammond will also share stories of old Chelsea, legendary Roxy parties, and the adventures they had stumbling through the worlds of art, celebrity, government, design, and entertainment as they set about transforming the High Line.
More About the Book, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
Josh and Robert will be available to sign copies of their newly published book, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky. The book will be for sale at the event; sales benefit the ongoing maintenance of the High Line.
For more information about the High Line or the book High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
$5 for Members of Friends of the High Line.
For more information about the High Line visit: www.thehighline.org
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
For More InformationAdrian Ogle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-620-7310