Featured News

EnlargePhoto by Kathleen Fitzgerald | OCD

Friends of the High Line, along with our partners at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, is proud to announce that the third and northernmost section of the park – the High Line at the Rail Yards – will open to the public on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Read the full announcement, and learn more about the Rail Yards.

EnlargePhoto by Liz Ligon

We will be celebrating the opening of the Rail Yards with a full week of programs. Beginning Monday, September 22 we will host wellness programs, live music and performances, educational talks and tours, after school programs, and so much more.

Read about opening week activities on the High Line Blog.

News

highlighted mobile

News Archive

Enlargewild-grass

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.

EnlargeHigh Line Aerial

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.

NYSCA logo
EnlargeStrangers on a Train

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.

uniqlo logo
EnlargePhoto by Rick Darke

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.

NYSCA logo
EnlargeStargazing on the High Line

Joel Sternfeld’s photographs of the High Line helped save the historic structure from demolition. Join us on the High Line on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM to hear Joel discuss his experience photographing the High Line. A short Q&A will follow the presentation.

This is the first 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 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.

NYSCA logo
Enlarge

Stop by The Lot this week to eat, drink, and skate. Sunday, September 25 is the final day The Lot on Tap and the High Line Rink are open. The Lot was always envisioned as a single season amenity to celebrate the new section of the High Line. Following Sunday's closure, we expect the site’s owners, The Related Companies and Abington Properties, will begin preparing the site for future development. We are grateful to The Related Companies and Abington Properties for donating the space for use this summer.

Enlarge

Beginning Monday, September 19, 2011, part of the upper level of the 10th Avenue Square will be closed due to maintenance work that will last approximately four weeks. During this time, crews will be working to reinforce the 10th Avenue Square’s wood decking with new hardware. The Sunken Overlook and a pathway over the upper level of the 10th Avenue Square will remain open for the duration of the project, allowing the public to continue to pass through the space.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back for updates or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter.

Enlarge

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 begins on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 PM with the premiere of All Aboard!, a new 28-minute compilation of iconic scenes from more than 100 films, ranging from cinematic classics to modern favorites.

All Aboard! was produced by Wendy Keys, directed by Tony Impavido, and edited by Brian Angioletti.

Some Like It Hot will be screened on Friday, September 23 at 7:00 PM. Strangers on a Train will be screened on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM. Screenings of All Aboard! will immediately follow the screenings of Some Like It Hot and Strangers on a Train.

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. 


uniqlo logo
EnlargeRink

Friends of the High Line and UNIQLO invite you to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at the High Line Rink with a 70s disco dance party on roller skates on Thursday, September 8 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Music will be provided by DJ Humbalaya. Admission to the rink will be free starting at 6:00 PM for the first 500 people thanks to UNIQLO.

SUPPORT
The High Line Rink is presented by Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO as part of a two-year partnership that supports the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.

UNIQLO logo
EnlargeHigh Line Aerial

The High Line is now open. The Lot on Tap and the High Line Rink will be open starting at 4:00 PM. Crews spent the morning clearing loose debris, replanting uprooted shrubs, testing the utilities and elevators, returning the mobile chairs, tables, trash receptacles, and food vendor carts to the park, and restoring the park and The Lot to a safe and welcoming condition.

The High Line is in great shape despite the high winds and heavy rains brought by Hurricane Irene. In the Gansevoort Woodland and planting beds near the 14th Street Passage, several small saplings were uprooted by the winds, but the majority of the park's plants and all of the utilities and architectural features are intact. The Lot on Tap and the High Line Rink sustained no major damage.

Please check back or follow the High Line on Twitter for future updates on park operations.

Pages