By Gustavo Moran, Green Council LeaderAugust 31, 2016
Throughout the summer, Green Council has made many accomplishments at various community gardens. We worked at Cultivate HKNY's rooftop garden in Hell's Kitchen, Wanaqua Garden in the Bronx, and P.S 33 Chelsea Prep. What made this summer so special was that each of the gardens had its own unique i...
When I started gardening my backyard in Brooklyn, a friend gave me blackberry lily seeds. I planted them and soon forgot they were there. Other plants grew and grew, overshadowing the lilies, and because they had been shaded, they didn't bloom. Later, I started gardening here at the High Line,...
Friends of the High Line is celebrating the Chelsea Grasslands section of the High Line this September—and you're invited.
All month long, we're hosting a series of events to showcase this special area of the park between West 18th and West 20th Streets, which was inspired by the tallgr...
One of our more subtle grasses,
Eragrostis spectabilis, has reached its prime season on the High Line. At 12 to 18 inches tall, this clump-forming perennial grass tends to be an inconspicuous presence in the garden until it begins to flower in August when its splayed red to purple infloresc...
By Guest Contributor: Jennie Miller From Dance AdvetureAugust 14, 2016
How do you use the High Line as a family? Is it a place to relax and reconnect? An opportunity to look closely at plants and animals in the heart of the city? A source of creativity?
The High Line inspires teachers, storytellers, and artists every day, and each month we are inviting them t...
Looking for something unique to do with your date or a group of friends? On August 16, skip the overpriced restaurant and join us for
Stargazing Date Night on the High Line.
Thanks to the
Amateur Astronomers Association, visitors can join us weekly to stargaze during their stroll in...
Join us as we reflect on the 2016 season of one of our most popular summer programs—the ¡Arriba!: Latin Dance Party. Drawing thousands of revelers, this year's installments of Friends of the High Line's beloved ¡Arriba! series were the energy-packed parties that nobody wanted to miss.
In the last Gardening in the Sky
post I discussed how human activity often defines urban plant communities. To some extent, the reverse is also true: the wild plant communities that originally grew on the High Line inform both the design and maintenance of our current gardens. The High Line...
By Naomi Estevez, Teen Arts & Culture Council LeaderAugust 9, 2016
Unleash your inner artist-activist! Join the Teen Arts & Culture Council (TACC) at our
Artivist Teen Night this August 11 from 5-9 PM on the High Line at 10th Ave & 14th Street.
Teens dancing to DJ Robi D Light at our Wanderland Teen Night last month.
On July 16, TACC produ...
In New York City, home gardening can be a challenge. Looking up, you notice how people use any available space, be it on a fire escape, window box or on top of an air conditioner. Many choose to grow herbs, because often they are tough, have low water needs, smell great, attract pollinators an...