NEW YORK, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Friends of the High Line and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the Presenting Green Sponsor of the High Line, today announce the return of the High Line Honey program, which culminates this year with a summer harvest event on the High Line on Saturday, July 14th. Organizers expect 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 will be 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.
About the High Line
Owned by the City of New York and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line, the High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. Founded by two community residents in 1999, Friends of the High Line is now the non-profit conservancy working in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to ensure that the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds that support 98 percent of the park’s annual operating budget.
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The TorontoDominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The TorontoDominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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