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Turn your footsteps into sound as you stroll the High Line. The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk is a free musical event at 3:30 PM on Friday, December 21.

To join the fun, download a free iPhone application that uses the phone’s accelerometer to turn footsteps into twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, water splashes, car horns, and applause. Bring your own portable speakers or be one of the first 50 people to arrive and get the chance to borrow a free, wearable speaker.

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The High Line will be open daily, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, during the winter holidays.

December is a great time to visit the park. In keeping with Piet Oudolf’s vision, plants are left intact through the winter, rather than trimmed back as temperatures drop. This month you'll see colorful winter blooms, like Dawn viburnum pictured at right, set against dried grasses and seed heads from the past growing season.

Download our December Bloom List, a free printable guide with names and full-color photographs to help you identify plants during your next visit.


Check out Paola Pivi’s surreal image of zebras on a snow-covered mountaintop on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD at West 18th Street.

The Italian artist’s image is the seventh High Line Art installment on the billboard, which has previously featured works by John Baldessari, Anne Collier, David Shrigley, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for Toilet Paper, Elad Lassry, and Thomas Bayrle.

The work will remain on view through Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Learn more


Don't forget to purchase gifts from the High Line Web Shop by Friday, December 14 for guaranteed UPS ground delivery by Christmas Eve.

The web shop is a great place to find holiday presents and stocking stuffers for all ages. Browse our collection of tees, hats, posters, and other special items like our new exclusive apparel and products designed by Diane von Furstenberg for the High Line.

All proceeds for web shop sales support the High Line's maintenance and operations.


Ring in the holiday season your favorite carols and hot chocolate at the High Line.

Join Friends of the High Line, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, and the New York City Housing Authority Youth Chorus for a family-friendly holiday concert and hot chocolate for sale from Friedman's Lunch and Chelsea Catering NYC.

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Help bring holiday cheer to more than 300 kids in need living near the High Line.

Bring new, unwrapped toys to adrop-off location, or stop by Posman Books or Chelsea Market Baskets in Chelsea Market to purchase a toy or make a financial contribution toward the toy drive.

You can also purchase toys from the High Line Web Shop. Learn more


Visit the High Line Web Shop to check out unique gift ideas and fun stocking stuffers for all ages. There are books, tees, hats, umbrellas, posters, and new High Line-inspired products designed by Diane von Furstenberg.

Today only, get 20% off all purchases. Use the coupon code CYBERMONDAY12 at check out.


The High Line is now open. Come out and enjoy what’s left of the snow!

Like other public parks in New York City, the High Line was closed due to severe weather associated with yesterday’s nor’easter. Please check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on park operations. In case of emergency, please call 911. To report any incidences, call 311.


In anticipation of severe weather, the High Line will close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in cooperation with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. The park will remain closed until further notice.

We plan to reopen the High Line after the storm has passed and the park is determined to be safe for visitors. Please check back for updates or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter.

In case of emergency, please call 911. To report any incidences, call 311. For information and updates on weather and ways to stay safe during the hurricane, visit or call 311.

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After being closed for a week due to Hurricane Sandy, the High Line will reopen on Monday, November 5, 2012. However, due to significant flood damage to some of the park’s utility connections, the High Line will be operating on a limited schedule. Until further notice, the park will be open daily between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Before you visit the High Line, get more important park updates.

Please check back for updates or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for more park news and photos.