Photography: Summer at the High Line

Our gardeners are hard at work this time of year, making sure the park is at its most beautiful. Photo by Beverly Israely.
 

With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best photographs of the park. The images are displayed in a rotating gallery on our Web site, giving High Line fans from afar, or those stuck in the office, a great way to keep track of park life. On the blog, we like to recognize the talented photographers who share their unique perspectives of the park.

Summer is an exciting season at the High Line. It marks the return of some of our favorite public programs for all ages, High Line food partners serving up a selection of sweet and savory options along the park, not to mention a diverse and ever-changing palette of flowers and foliage throughout the planting beds.

Join us after the jump for a photographic celebration of the summer season featuring our favorite images from past and present, including many from the High Line Flickr Pool.

Summer marks the return of some of our favorite High Line Kids programs like Wild Wednesday. Join us on Wednesday, July 25 for this year’s butterfly release. Photo by Daniella Zalcman.
 
Spiked gayfeather, Liatris spicata, is a distinctive summer bloom now on-view throughout the park. Photo by Dave Bias.
 
A visitor relaxes within view of HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, a High Line Art installation at West 18th Street. In June, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, from Toilet Paper, presented this surreal photographic piece featuring ten fingers. Photo by Megan Barron.
 
Coneflowers come in many colors and varieties at the High Line. Sundown coneflowers, Echinacea purpurea ‘Sundown,’ have a vivid color similar to the setting sun. Photo by Karen Blumberg.
 
High Line Live! is a new series of programs that brings the best of live music, theater, and performance to the park. During Make Music New York’s Jazz on the Move, five bands transformed the High Line into their stage. Photo by Michael Seto.
 
Summer evenings are cool and tranquil – the perfect time to relax and enjoy the city from a different perspective. Photo by Emile Dubuisson.
 
Bring your lunch or pick up something from one of our food partners and enjoy your meal on the 22nd Street Seating Steps, on the High Line at West 22nd Street. Photo by Marcin Wichary.
 
High Line Art unveiled new installations for this summer, including a monumental bronze sculpture by Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure, which lies between the rail tracks under The Standard, New York, on the High Line at Little West 12th Street. Photo by Austin Kennedy.
 
Summer is one of the busiest times of year for our horticulture staff and a time when all of their efforts come to a beautiful visible fruition. Photo by Beverly Israely.
 
With later hours and mild evening temperatures, enjoying sunsets on the High Line is the perfect summer treat. Photo by Ashley and Aron Bruhn.
 
Summer means the return of ¡Arriba!, a series of dance parties featuring the best Latin bands in New York City. Join us on Wednesday, July 25 for our next session. Photo by Liz Ligon.
 
Mars Midget pincushion plant, Knautia Macedonia ‘Mars Midget,’ produces abundant magenta-colored blooms throughout the park. Photo by Beverly Israely.
 
The Diller von – Furstenberg Sundeck, on the High Line at West 15th Street, is a summer favorite among visitors. Stop by to enjoy your lunch, read, sunbathe, watch the sunset, or just relax with friends. Photo by Oliver Rich.
 
Coming up from street-level at Gansevoort Street into the lush summer vegetation of the High Line is a magical experience. Photo by Marcin Wichary.
 
Summer blooms create a rich and varied palette of colors throughout the High Line’s landscape. Here, orange butterfly milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, mingles with purple prairie clover, Dalea purpurea. Photo by Joan Garvin.
 
Add catching a sunset from the High Line to your summer to-do list. Photo by Ashley and Aron Bruhn.
 
Pollinators go wild for summer blooms on the High Line, like purple prairie clover, Dalea purpurea. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.
 
Pick up lunch from on of our food partners, like carnitas tacos from The Taco Truck pictured here, and cool off in the water feature, on the High Line at West 15th Street. Photo by Friends of the High Line.
 
Walking through the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, on the High Line between West 25th and West 27th Streets, gives you a bird’s eye view of the city and the experience of walking through a forest at canopy-level. Photo by Iwan Baan.
 
Another romantic sunset vignette, this time on the 26th Street Viewing Spur. Photo by Timothy Schenck.
 
Mexican feathergrass, Nassella tenuissima, and other High Line grasses have bounced back from Spring Cutback with lush green new growth. Photo by Jon Shireman.
 
Kids build one-of-a-kind creations with the Children’s Workyard Kit by Cas Holdman. This unique kit, containing custom-designed wood planks, wheels, ropes, gears, pulleys, tools, and found objects, is available at all High Line Kids programs. Photo by Joan Garvin.
 
The end to another beautiful summer day at the High Line. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the breeze off the Hudson River and relax on the Diller von – Furstenberg Sundeck. Photo by Ludo Bertron.
 

Make the most of your next visit by downloading one of our monthly blooms guides or purchase a copy of the High Line Plant Guide, which will help you identify the plants of interest at the High Line.

You can also see more summer photos or share your own with us in the High Line Flickr Pool.

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