The High Line New York City Day Trip
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Description: Join Adkins Arboretum and the Academy Art Museum for a day trip to New York City to walk The High Line and gallery hop. The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side running through three of the borough’s most dynamic neighborhoods: the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton.
The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. It includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees—chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture with a focus on native species. Some of the species that originally grew on The High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.
Rick Darke (see lecture series) will join the trip to present an overview of The High Line and provide insight on this magical linear park.
There will be free time to explore, dine, and shop on your own before heading back home. The bus departs from Creamery Lane parking lot in Easton at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. from Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely. We will return to the Arboretum at approximately 11 p.m. and Creamery Lane at 11:30 p.m.
Fee: $95 members, $120 general public
**Registration has ended for this trip. Please call 410.634.2847, ext. 0 to be added to the waiting list.
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