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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.

In order to ready the park, the High Line will delay opening on Saturday, September 20, until 11:00 AM.

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

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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.

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The High Line shop has reopened for the season. This unique mobile store offers a wide selection of gifts, books, prints, and accessories – including apparel designed exclusively for the High Line by J.Crew and Diane von Furstenberg.

Located on the High Line at West 16th Street, the shop is open from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM each day. 100% of your purchase supports the High Line. Can't make it to the shop? Our online store is always open.

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High Line Art presents Archeo, a new outdoor group exhibition installed throughout the park.

Featuring sculptures and installations that range from rusty railways to high-tech refrigerators, Archeo treats the High Line as an archeological dig where the artifacts of a post-industrial society can be unearthed. The exhibition will be on view through March 2015.

See all of High Line Art's current projects.

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You can once again enjoy frozen sweet treats, mouthwatering meals, and freshly brewed coffee on the High Line: Our food vendors have returned for another delicious season.

From savory tacos and barbecue to innovative frozen desserts, High Line Food vendors offer an area of delectable options. All of your favorite vendors are returning, although you'll have to wait just a little longer – until May 2 – for Terroir at The Porch to reopen.

See hours and locations for all High Line Food vendors.

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Celebrate spring on the High Line, open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

To help plan your visit, download our spring self-guide, as well as our April High Line Art map and bloom list.

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The High Line’s spring hours begin on Tuesday, April 1. The park will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM through the spring season.

Spring heralds the return of many exciting programs to the park, including Stargazing on the High Line, which also begins on April 1. This free program is held every Tuesday evening through October, weather permitting. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates each Tuesday by 3:00 PM.

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Congratulations to Mitchell Silver, Mayor de Blasio’s excellent appointment for New York City Commissioner of Parks.

"Mitchell Silver is a forward-thinking planner and experienced civic leader who will continue the strong leadership of and vision for the Parks Department," wrote Jenny Gersten, Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, in an email to supporters this afternoon. "We look forward to working with the new Commissioner and his staff to maintain our parks, serve our citizens, and engage our diverse communities," she added.

Join us in welcoming Commissioner Silver, a Brooklyn native, back to New York.

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Take advantage of the milder weather and view two new High Line Art programs on High Line Channels 14 and 22, at West 14th Street and West 22nd Street.

On Channel 14, A Tale of Two Islands features works by Beatrice Gibson with Alex Waterman, and Frank Heath. Each video in this program offers a portrait of an island located in New York City – the quietly residential Roosevelt Island and the unpopulated North Brother Island. Through May 7, the videos will play on a loop each evening from 4:00 PM until the park closes.

You'll have the chance to see cherry blossoms on the High Line this spring, with Shigeko Kubota's Rock Video: Cherry Blossom (1986) playing on Channel 22 every evening through April 20. In this mesmerizing video, Kubota – a prominent member of the international Fluxus art movement – layers shots of pale pink cherry blossoms against a bright blue sky.

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The High Line's gardens undergo an incredible transformation during the month of March, as staff and volunteers trim back more than 100,000 plants during our annual Spring Cutback. As we shear back the dried grasses and seed heads that made our winter garden beautiful, green shoots will emerge.

The High Line will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM every day until April 1, when we begin our spring schedule and remain open until 10:00 PM each evening. Before you visit, check out our March bloom list bloom list and High Line Art map, as well as our latest self-guide,.

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The High Line is one mile in length, connecting three neighborhoods along the west side of Manhattan.

During snow and ice storms, portions of the High Line, or the entire High Line, may experience delayed openings, early closures, or complete closures to ensure visitor safety and to enable staff to clear the park’s pathways. Learn more about our process for clearing snow and ice.

Please visit the Park Information page or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter to stay up-to-date on delayed openings and park closures during inclement weather.

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It may be cold outside, but the High Line is open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM every day in the winter, weather permitting. During storms, follow @highlinenyc on Twitter or visit the Park Information page for updates on delayed openings and park closures.

Download our latest self-guide, High Line Art map, and February bloom list to help plan your next visit.

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