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The Musical Brain

The Musical Brain

Oct 7, 2021 @ 7:00 am - Mar 31, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

High Line 14th Street Passage
Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

Nine artists approach music through different lenses—historical, political, performative, and playful—in new installations and soundscapes installed throughout the High Line.

Sit next to human shaped sculptures made with colorful musical instruments, explore what stories discarded objects tell when played and hear what happens when a railway spike becomes a bell. Daily at dusk, see screenings of two works by Song-Ming Ang that show the simple but magical ways that music activates social and material worlds.

Other art throughout the park includes a giant marble Retainer by Hannah Levy at 23rd Street and a large-scale fiberglass drone at 30th Street.

See our guide to visiting the High Line and more art, food & fun in Chelsea/Meatpacking.

John “CRASH” Matos: Shape of Things to Come

See colorful new works Bronx-born graffiti artist CRASH spray painted on custom-made, shaped canvases. Emphasizing silhouette and the external form, he presents new dynamic compositions that meld the versatility of his canvas medium with the layered depth of sculpture. Wrapping around the edges as if spilling on to the wall, vibrant pigment and decisive lines…

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Winter Lights

Enter a captivating light display with hourly light shows and a nightly grand finale at 6 pm on the High Line between 15th and 16th Streets.⁠ The light show takes inspiration from the vehicle-to-load (V2L) capabilities found on Genesis electric vehicles, which will be on display, and the roof line of the Electrified GV70.

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Pusteblume’s Nikolausfeier, Weihnachtsbasar & Posadas

Join Pusteblume International Preschool for am international holiday event with music, food, arts & crafts, piñata games, Posadas Activities and a visit from St. Nikolaus.

light refreshments and goodie bags included. Traditional holiday foods available for purchase plus shop a holiday market.

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The Joyce Theater Family Matinees

Enjoy family-friendly matinees in an intimate theater built by dancers for dance. See emerging and established dance artists from acclaimed domestic and international companies including  Camille A. Brown & Dancers, COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet and Dorrance Dance.

⏱ 1 hour 10 minutes with no intermission

😷 Masks required

 

 

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Little Island

Explore nature and art on a unique floating green space on the Hudson River.

* Enjoy diverse horticulture, welcoming seating lawns, winding paths leading to spectacular views, and a variety of spaces for performing arts, relaxation and play. Make music on a variety of percussion installations and play with a spinning optical illusion.

* Restrooms…

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Chelsea Waterside Playground

The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.

Near the new must-see Little Island and Pier 62 Carousel.

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