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The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Prairie smoke

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Interactive Performances

    Families on the Line: Interactive Performances

    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? Children create art projects during a family program. Photo credit: Liz Ligon. The High Line inspires ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Dwarf crested iris

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Sassafras

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: Spring Ephemerals

    Spring ephemerals emerge, bloom, produce seed, and disappear all within a matter of weeks. On the High Line, these plants add color and texture to our gardens early in the season, when many perennials are still dormant and have been cut back to only a few inches above the ground. Ephemerals al... read more
  • The Spirit of Culture Shock

    "Electric," "colorful," and "vibrant" were just three of the words visitors used to describe last Saturday's mix of creativity on the High Line as Friends of the High Line officially kicked off its 2016 programming season. Visitors looking on as the members of Other Voices performed "How... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Virginia bluebells

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Q&A with Culture Shock Performers

    Following this week's spring programming Q&A with Solana Chehtman, our Public Programs Manager, we decided to reach out to some of the performers for Culture Shock to get the inside scoop on Saturday's festivities. We caught up with Nuyorican poet Emanuel Xavier, Kim Weild of Oth... read more
  • Q&A with Public Programs Manager Solana Chehtman

    With the beginning of our new season of spring programming less than a week away, we sat down with Solana Chehtman, the Public Programs Manager at Friends of the High Line, to discuss the anticipation surrounding Culture Shock and the excitement for this year's dynamic programming.After reading, ... read more
  • Learning on the High Line

    Learning on the Line: How Field Trips Enrich Classroom Teaching

    Since 2009, Friends of the High Line has welcomed more than 21,000 students on field trips. Students come from all over the New York City area; some visit the park weekly, and others don't even know there is a park above their heads when they first arrive. Field trips are key components of a well... read more