On the High Line

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Author: 
Kate Lindquist
High Line Gardeners are busily working to cut back more than 100,000 plants by hand to prepare for new spring growth on the High Line. The process, called High Line Spring Cutback, began this week.
 

This week we begin High Line Spring Cutback – our biggest horticultural task of the year.

Visit the High Line over the next six weeks, and you’ll see High Line Gardeners busily working with teams of volunteers to cut back the High Line’s wild grasses, perennials, and shrubs to make way for new spring growth. With each cut they make, you will start to see new green shoots and early spring bulbs emerge.

This morning we invited volunteers, supporters, and local teens from the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies to take part in a ceremonial cutting to mark the launch. Follow us after the jump to learn more and view photos.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Below The Standard, New York, dancers in boldly colored costumes do acrobatic kicks as part of Half-Mythical, Half-Legendary Americanism. Photo by Liz Ligon.Below The Standard, New York, dancers in boldly colored costumes do acrobatic kicks as part of Half-Mythical, Half-Legendary Americanism. Photo by Liz Ligon.
 
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On November 12 and 14, visitors gathered to watch dancers in brightly colored costumes jump, run, kick, and cartwheel along the High Line as part of Half-Mythical, Half-Legendary Americanism, a new dance-theater work by Tyler Ashley and the SARAHS.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
Crocus blooms on the High LineTommasini's crocus (Crocus tommassinianus), one of the first bulbs to bloom this season. Find them on the High Line in the Washington Grasslands and Chelsea Grasslands. Photo by Friends of the High Line
 

Spring is one of the most special and vibrant times on the High Line. Each time you visit during the coming months, you'll discover changes in the landscape—new shoots of green among the gravel ballast, leaves spreading out along tree branches, and a continuing kaleidoscope of florals.

Follow us beyond the jump for some of our upcoming favorites.

Author: 
Juwan Stone
Youth Corps on the High LineHyisheem, me and Kylah on a tour of Section 2. We were members of the High Line Youth Corps last year. Photo by Friends of the High Line
 

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
Ice on the High LinePathways in the Chelsea Grasslands, covered in a sheet of thick ice. Photo by Friends of the High Line
 
Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
Clearing snow from the High LineHigh Line staff began clearing the park's paths before sunrise. They worked throughout the morning until we could open to the public.
 

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
pipeThe Chelsea Grasslands as imagined with Wandering Band musicians. Original Photo By Rik Panganiban and Adapted By Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria.
 

Because the High Line was designed to be an open space for all people to enjoy, and because art, in general, makes our brains happy, we're looking forward to introducing you this weekend to Ana Prvacki's "Wandering Band."

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