Friends of the High Line and TD Bank, today announce the return of the High Line Honey program, which culminated this year with a summer harvest event on the High Line on Saturday, July 14th. Organizers expected to produce between 100 to 150 pounds of pure and unpasteurized local honey from rooftop beehives in the Chelsea neighborhood, where the High Line is located. The harvested honey was sold at the event, with 100 percent of the proceeds given back to the High Line to support the horticulture and sustainable maintenance of the park.
This free, family-friendly event will feature honey tastings and giveaways, floral displays showcasing native plants, shaved ice stations featuring custom honey flavor combinations, and educational presentations led by local beekeepers and other experts. Guests will be encouraged to explore facts about bees and honey and engage with the beekeepers.
Andrew Coté, a renowned local beekeeper and founder of Andrew’s Honey, is partnering on the event to help educate guests about honeybees and their important role in the ecosystem, and to showcase one of his live beehives.
“TD Bank’s continued support of green initiatives like High Line Honey is a natural fit with our commitment to conservation and the need for public spaces that help foster a strong community and neighborhood,” said Friends of the High Line Co-Founder & Executive Director Robert Hammond. “We’re proud to partner with TD Bank on bringing the High Line Honey initiative to park visitors.”
“As the Presenting Green Sponsor of the High Line, TD Bank is thrilled to continue the High Line Honey initiative this year,” said Joe Doolan, Head of Environmental Affairs, TD Bank. “This initiative only further establishes TD’s commitment to building an inclusive future with a more vibrant planet, connected communities, and better health.”
The celebration will take place from 10am-4pm in the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line, located between West 15th and West 16th streets.
“We love that each community is unique and one of the things that makes the High Line unique is its greenery. We want to celebrate the High Line by creating honey harvested from its plants to help emphasize the importance of honeybees and their direct impact on the future of the planet,” Andrew Coté said. “We hope this initiative not only supports the High Line’s non-profit mission, but also educates the community on ways to maintain our planet’s ecosystem.”
For more information on High Line Honey, visit https://www.thehighline.org/activities/high-line-honey-harvest-event.