Section 2 Open Wednesday, June 8

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Section 2 Open Wednesday, June 8

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We are excited to announce that Wednesday, June 8, will be the first full day that Section 2 of the High Line is open to the public.

Twelve years ago, when Friends of the High Line was formed, it was hard to imagine this day was possible. Section 2 extends the High Line ten blocks north to West 30th Street, connecting three neighborhoods along Manhattan's West Side, and bringing visitors to the threshold of the High Line at the rail yards. We are grateful to every elected official, donor, member, community partner, volunteer, and supporter who helped pave the way for this historic moment.

Read last weekend's coverage in The New York Times and New York Post to learn more about the new design and planting features, and join us this summer to experience Section 2 and the many other special initiatives in celebration of Section 2's opening:

A temporary public plaza will open below the High Line, offering an art installation presented by AOL, The Lot on Tap operated by Colicchio & Sons, food trucks, free community events, family activities, and more. Read more about it in The New York Times.

This summer, you will be able to grab a snack, pick up a meal, or enjoy a dessert without leaving the High Line. We will announce this year's High Line Food vendors soon.

New public artworks will debut, including a sculpture by Sarah Sze, a sound installation by Julianne Swartz, a photographic billboard installation by Joel Sternfeld, and a series of rooftop dance performances by the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Teens from around the city will transform the High Line into their stage for a week-long festival of step performances celebrating the power and energy of our city's youth. Watch a video to get a sneak peek.

Weekly Wild Wednesday and Saturday Play activities feature a new, custom-designed play kit by industrial designer Cas Holman. Children can get creative with real lumber planks, simple tools, and natural materials.

Because crowding may occur in the opening weeks, please check our Web site for updates about park conditions before you visit.

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr.; The Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund; The Greenwall Foundation; Vital Projects Fund, Inc.; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts. Performances on the High Line are generously supported by The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation. In-kind sponsorship is provided by Edison Properties.