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The Kitchen High Line Block Party
New York, New York -- Aug 29, 2007 -- The Kitchen High Line Block Party Saturday, September 15, 2007 12-5pm FREE Rain or Shine Kick off the fall season with an afternoon in West Chelsea at The Kitchen’s neighborhood street fair produced in collaboration with Friends of the High Line. Lining our block of West 19th Street will be dozens of artist-led, free activities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as an entertaining mix of live music and unusual performances! Artists leading activities include Groovehoops, Elia Alba, Johanna Almiron, Bozidar Brazda, Ernest Concepcion, Aisha Cousins, Ahmed Faheem, Michael de Feo, Pat Hammond, Pablo Helguera, Nancy Hwang, Byron Kim and Lisa Sigal, Isabelle Lumpkin, Suzi Matthews, Wardell Milan II, Adam Shecter, Ward Shelly, Shinique Smith, Bec Stupak, Charmaine Wheatley, Saya Woolfak and Chris Myers. The main stage will feature live music and dance performances by DJ Reborn, Matana Roberts & Friends (a saxophonist and her quintet), Hoofers' House Tap Jam Session (in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem) led by Jason Samuels Smith and featuring the Pheeroan akLaff trio, and a performance by the Afro-Latin drum ensemble Ilu Aiye. The fair will also feature affordable food from local vendors including the Treats Truck, Chelsea Thai, Amy’s Bread, Ronnybrook Farms, Cleaver Company, and Calidad Latina. Visitors can also cool off inside The Kitchen and view the new exhibition Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music, a group exhibition that explores the intersection of drawing and sound through experimental scores by more than thirty composers who relinquish traditional musical notation in favor of their own invented visual systems of pictorial or “graphic” elements. Friends of the High Line is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line, a 1.5-mile-long historic elevated rail structure on the West Side of Manhattan. www.thehighline.org The Kitchen High Line Block Party is made possible with generous support from Chelsea Market, Bishopscourt Realty, and with public funds from New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. =========== For more information about all Kitchen events, visit www.thekitchen.org. The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street; L to 8th Avenue