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Friends of the High Line to Launch New Season with 'Culture Shock' This Saturday

Friends of the High Line will launch its new season of free programming with "Culture Shock" on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

"Culture Shock" is a day-long series that will bring together a mix of music, dance, and spoken word performances by the most diverse set of local artists ever assembled on the High Line.

Featuring: Friends of the High Line Executive Director Robert Hammond; Daniel Goode and the Flexible Orchestra will join Joey Carvello and DJ Misbehaviour, Heidi Latsky Dance, The American Sign Language and English Lower School, Nat Towsen, and Calling All Parties for a day of music and performances; poetry performances will include Paolo Javier, Brad Gooch, Caridad de la Luz, Emanuel Xavier, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and t'ai freedom ford, among others; public tours will be led by High Line Art's Assistant Curator, Melanie Kress, and The Academy of American Poets; and Brooklyn-based band Acopladitos will present an interactive musical experience for families.

High Line food vendors, including Melt Bakery, The Taco Truck, Brooklyn Soda Works, and La Sonrisa Empanadas, will return for the season on April 23.

Friends of the High Line raises 98% of the High Line's annual budget. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

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