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In cooperation with the New York City Police Department and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the High Line will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 31, due to large crowds anticipated in Chelsea for Halloween. Regular park hours will resume on Friday, November 1.

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Join us on Saturday, October 26, for our fourth-annual Haunted High Line Halloween!

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, art, music, and spooky fun. Sneak through a haunted train tunnel (if you dare!), get lost in a hay-bale maze, decorate pumpkins, pose for pictures in our dress-up photo booth, and so much more. Activities will be held from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at various locations on the High Line. See our event page for details.

We have exciting news to share with you. After completing an extensive search, it is our great pleasure to introduce Jenny Gersten, who will be joining Friends of the High Line as its Executive Director in January. Jenny will replace Robert Hammond, who earlier this year announced his plans to step down from the Executive Director position at the end of 2013. Joshua David will remain with Friends of the High Line as its President and will be working closely with Jenny in her role as Executive Director.

Keep reading on our blog.

EnlargeRoman Signer, Kayak, 2000. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

See new videos, presented by High Line Art, on Channels 14 and 22.

Solar, an exhibition in video format, will be on view on High Line Channel 14 in the 14th Street Passage from 5:00 to 10:00 PM through December 4, 2013. Featuring works by Rosa Barba, Neïl Beloufa, Camille Henrot, and Basim Magdy, Solar examines climate change science and artistic practice.This project is part of Marfa Dialogues / New York.

What happens when an artist rides a kayak on dry land? Find out with Roman Signer’s short film Kayak, playing on a loop on High Line Channel 22 at West 22nd Street from 6:30 to 10:00 PM through December 4, 2013. As the image at right indicates, Signer's quasi-scientific experiment piques the interest of local cows.

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Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit the High Line. The park is open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, so come by to see the leaves change.

Plan your visit with our latest self-guide, High Line Art Map, and October Bloom List.

Our food vendors will remain open until Sunday, October 27. See their updated fall hours and learn more about the delicious meals and snacks they offer in High Line Food.

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Beginning Tuesday, October 1, the park will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Autumn is glorious on the High Line. Take in the views from the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck, see fall plants in bloom, and enjoy the latest projects from High Line Art. While you're here, be sure to savor a snack or meal.

Follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for the latest information and operational updates.


Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of autumn on the High Line. We'll continue to follow our summer schedule, open daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, through the end of September.

Take a look at our upcoming events and programs, and download free copies of our September Bloom List, latest High Line Art Map, and High Line Guide.

Our food vendors will remain open through mid-October. On your next visit, enjoy a delicious meal or snack.

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Enjoy a free High Line Art Performance featuring dancing, beautiful gowns, and a palm tree installed on the High Line.

At 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 19, join us for a performance of Intermezzo: Two girls wear fashion garments on a palm tree, an original piece by artist Pablo Bronstein. During the half-hour performance, two dancers will promenade along the High Line, ascend the palm tree with the help of a scissor lift, and, finally, dance at the tree's top.

The performance will be held under The Standard, on the High Line at Little West 12th Street. Learn more on High Line Art's exhibition page.

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How do we transform one of the world's largest landfills into one of New York City's largest public parks?

Join us at 6:30 PM on Monday, September 23, for a discussion on the metamorphosis of Staten Island's once-infamous Fresh Kills Landfill into Freshkills Park, a 2,200-acre oasis that the New York Times praised as a "paragon of environmental virtue." James Corner of James Corner Field Operations—the lead on the High Line's design team—and Eloise Hirsh of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will speak about plans for public access to the area's creeks, wetlands, meadows, and sweeping vistas.

We recently received a behind-the-scenes tour of Freshkills Park. Read about our visit and see photographs here.

EnlargeGilbert & George, Waking. Photo by Timothy Schenck

Our latest High Line Art Billboard, Waking (1984) by acclaimed duo Gilbert & George, will be on view at West 18th Street through October 1, 2013. The kaleidoscopic work, with its semi-mirrored composition of faces and bodies, recalls the look of a stained glass window.

Learn more about Waking and Gilbert & George on High Line Art's exhibition page. You can also read about the project on our blog.