The Kitchen High Line Block Party
West 19th Street between Tenth and Eleventh avenues
Saturday from noon to 6
If you can't stand the heator if it rainsgo into the Kitchen; otherwise stay outside and enjoy the west Chelsea arts center's seventh annual street fair, this one a collaboration with Friends of the High Line, who are busy turning the disused railroad structure that runs right over the site into a charming elevated park. We can't climb up there yet, but at street level there'll be a wealth of bands and choruses (emceed by Murray Hill), international fun food, and visual artists prepared to take your picture, paint your (or your kids') faces and bodies, draw your pet's portrait, and help you make masks. Or you can join a large-scale art book project about the High Line, design your own popcorn container, or wallow in New Yorkbased independent magazines and books. In between the church-gay historic district and the Chelsea Piers driving range, anything can happen, and most of it is free.