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Due to anticipated crowds associated with the Village Halloween Parade, the High Line will close at 6:00 PM on Monday, October 31. The High Line will resume regular fall hours (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) on Tuesday, November 1.

Please check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for the latest information and operational updates.

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On Monday, October 3, 2011, Friends of the High Line debuted Darren Almond's Fullmoon@TheNorthSea, the third installment in Landscape with Path, a series of large-scale photographs selected by Joel Sternfeld and presented on a 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line at West 18th Street. The installation will remain on view for one month.

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Friends of the High Line is pleased to present Trains on Film, a three-night series of free, open-air film screenings on the High Line.

The series concludes on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 PM with the revival screening of Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot. The new short film, All Aboard! will be screened before the feature presentation, starting at 6:30 PM.

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The Trains on Film Series is generously supported by UNIQLO as part of a two-year partnership that supports the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.

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Friends of the High Line and Ballroom Marfa presents Atom Fables, a new multimedia collaborate work by artists Laleh Khorramian and Shahzad Ismaily.

Performances are free, and take place at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11 in the 14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street.

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We wanted you to know about an exciting change in the leadership structure at Friends of the High Line.

Twelve years ago, Joshua David and Robert Hammond founded Friends of the High Line with the goal of saving the High Line from demolition. After years of planning, design, and construction, the High Line south of West 30th Street is now open to the public. As the non-profit conservancy for the High Line, we now have new responsibilities and an expanded staff dedicated to maintaining and operating the park for the more than two million visitors it welcomes each year. A new leadership role is required to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization while Joshua and Robert dedicate their focus to our advocacy, planning, fundraising, and other strategic initiatives, including the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards and our High Line Food program.

To this end, Melissa Fisher, our current Director of Horticulture & Park Operations, will be taking on the expanded role of Chief Operating Officer, effective October 15. In this position, Melissa will report to Robert, with all other staff at Friends of the High Line reporting to her. Her primary focus will be optimizing our delivery of multiple projects and initiatives, while ensuring the ongoing collaboration of our staff.

Back in 2009, as we prepared to open the first section of the park, Friends of the High Line took responsibility for maintaining and operating the High Line, but the entire Horticulture, Maintenance, and Park Operations staff at the organization did not yet exist. Almost overnight we doubled our staff, procured our park operations equipment, opened a field office, and greatly expanded our responsibilities to care for this extraordinary public space. To hire and build this team, Melissa worked with former Vice President of Horticulture & Park Operations Patrick Cullina, who left the organization earlier this year. During her time at Friends of the High Line, she has demonstrated exemplary leadership and management skills. There could be no better person to take on this new role than Melissa.

We are now beginning the search for a Vice President of Park Operations to replace the role Melissa currently fills.

In other exciting news, Rick Little will be promoted to Vice President of Administration & Strategic Projects. Tara Morris will be promoted from her current position as Director of Development to Vice President of Development. In these new positions, Rick and Tara will continue to play integral roles in the leadership of Friends of the High Line. Peter Mullan will remain in his leadership position as Vice President for Planning & Design.

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This event is sold out. Please check back for future opportunities to tour the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards.

Beginning Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 AM, openhousenewyork will begin taking reservations for walking tours of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.

Reserve your spot early – in the past, spaces have been reserved within minutes.

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The High Line is open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM in the fall. Winter hours will begin December 1, with the park closing earlier, at 7:00 PM daily.

Please check the High Line Web site or follow the High Line on Twitter for the latest information and operational updates.

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In 1999, Robert Hammond founded Friends of the High Line with Joshua David to advocate for saving the High Line from demolition. Twelve years later, Friends of the High Line is now the non-profit conservancy that operates the park, and continues to advocate for the final section, the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards, to be opened to the public.

Join us on the High Line on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM to hear Robert discuss his experience. A short Q&A will follow the presentation.

This is the final talk in a series about the past, present, and future of the High Line at the Rail Yards. Visit our Event Calendar for more information.

SUPPORT
Rail Yards Programs are generously supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the New York Community Trust—LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, and, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Friends of the High Line is pleased to present Trains on Film, a three-night series of free, open-air film screenings on the High Line. The series includes the debut of a new short film, titled All Aboard!, and revival screenings of Some Like It Hot and Strangers on a Train.

The series continues on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM with the revival screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, followed by a screening of the new short film, All Aboard!

The Trains on Film Series is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required, but seating is limited to first-come, first-serve. Visit our Event Calendar to learn more.

SUPPORT

 The Trains on Film Series is generously supported by UNIQLO as part of a two-year partnership that supports the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.

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Join us on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 PM to hear author, photographer, and landscape ethicist Rick Darke discuss the High Line’s impact on landscape design and urban planning across the world. A short Q&A will follow the presentation.

This is the second of three talks about the past, present, and future of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the final stretch of the historic structure that has not yet been secured for park use. Visit our Event Calendar for details.

SUPPORT
Rail Yards Programs are generously supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the New York Community Trust—LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, and, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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