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Matthew Jensen | Three Wonder Walks (After the High Line)

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Matthew Jensen
Three Wonder Walks (After the High Line)

Happy Land, Eastern Point, Staten Island
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:00 PM
Meeting point at Lily Pond Ave/Major Ave. Bus Station, Staten Island, NY 10305
(2 miles round trip)

Barren Island, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2:00 PM
Meeting point outside Toys “R” Us, 2875 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
(4.5 miles)

Twin Island, Pelham Bay, The Bronx
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:00 PM
Meeting point outside Pelham Bay Station (under the Pedestrian Bridge), The Bronx, New York 10461
(7 miles round trip)

Matthew Jensen (b. 1980, United States) uses collection and photography to explore public landscapes, often finding uncanny treasures within well-trod sites. For Wanderlust, Jensen transposes the length and shape of the High Line onto three other sites in New York City—the ruins of Happy Land amusement park on Staten Island, Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn, and Pelham Bay in The Bronx—creating annotated maps and walks of these areas that offer the chance to wander between the natural and urban world while journeying to number of lesser-known landmarks. This program is presented as part of Wanderlust, a group exhibition that explores the themes of walking, journeys, and pilgrimages.

Guidelines (Please read carefully)
- High Line Art invites the public to join artist Matthew Jensen for walks exploring three landscapes on the fringe of New York City.
- Each walk begins at a different meeting point, outlined in the directions below.
- Participants must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time.
- All guests are advised to wear sturdy, flat-soled shoes.
- For the “Barren Island” and “Twin Island” walks, guests should be prepared to traverse unpaved terrain.
- The “Happy Land” walk is wheelchair accessible, and takes place on paved roads and sidewalks. The very end of the Happy Land walk enters a sandy area, but this portion of the walk is optional.
- For all walks, guests should take into account the listed length of the walk when signing up.

Directions

Happy Land, Eastern Point, Staten Island (Saturday, September 24, 2016)
The “Happy Land” walk is wheelchair accessible, and takes place on paved roads and sidewalks. The very end of the Happy Land walk enters a sandy area, but this portion of the walk is optional.

Meeting point at Lily Pond Ave/Major Ave. Bus Station, Staten Island, NY 10305
Nearest transportation: S51 or S53 Bus | Lily Pond Ave/Major Ave. Stop
From the Gansevoort Street entrance to the High Line: Walk to the West 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station. Take the L train to 14th Street/Union Square. Transfer to the Downtown N Express Train and take it to 59th Street in Brooklyn. Transfer to the 95th Street-bound R Train and take it three stops to 86th Street/ Walk upstairs, and hop on to the Port Richmond-bound S53 Bus, which is usually waiting for the arriving train and runs frequently. Once over the bridge get off at the first stop, Lily Pond Ave/Major Ave.

Barren Island, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn (Saturday, October 29, 2016)
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uests should be prepared to traverse unpaved terrain.

Meeting point outside Toys “R” Us, 2875 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Nearest transportation: Q35 Bus | Flatbush Ave/Marine Park Golf Course Stop
From the Gansevoort Street entrance to the High Line: Walk to the West 14th Street and 7th Avenue subway station. Take the Downtown 2 Train to Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. Get off at last stop. One block from the exit, in front of the mall, you will find a bus stop for Rockaway Park-bound Q35. You will probably see beachgoers because this bus continues to Jacob Riis Park and Fort Tilden. While on the bus, look out for Kings Plaza and a body of water. Get off at the next stop for Toys-R-Us (Flatbush Ave/ Marine Park Golf Course).

Twin Island, Pelham Bay, The Bronx (Saturday, November 5, 2016)
Guests should be prepared to traverse unpaved terrain.

Meeting point outside Pelham Bay Station (under the Pedestrian Bridge), The Bronx, New York 10461
Nearest transportation: 6 Train | Pelham Bay Park Stop
From the Gansevoort Street entrance to the High Line: Walk to the West 14th Street and 8th Avenue Subway station. Take the L train to 14th Street/Union Square, and then transfer to the Uptown 4/5 Express Train. Take the Uptown 4/5 Express Train to 125th Street. Transfer at 125th Street to the Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 Train, and get off at the Pelham Bay Park Stop.

Rain Dates
The rain date for each walk is the Sunday following the originally scheduled date: Sunday, September 25; Sunday, October 30; and Sunday, November 6, 2016. If rain dates are canceled, High Line Art will not schedule a second rain date.

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