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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.

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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Work is continuing on the third and final section of the High Line at the Rail Yards.

Construction crews have finished sandblasting and painting the High Line at the Rail Yards, and will soon begin work on removing the ballast and debris, and stockpiling the rail tracks from the topside of the High Line. See more photos

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Construction is underway at the High Line at the Rail Yards.

Stop by the park’s northern terminus, at West 30th Street, to look through the construction fence at site preparation in progress on the third and final section of the elevated railway.

View photos and learn more

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Don’t miss these special occasions to learn about volunteer opportunities at the High Line.

Stop by a High Line Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, January 22 or Thursday, January 31, and chat with High Line staff and current volunteers about ways to share your talents at the High Line.

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January 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 winter blooms, like fragrant wintersweet pictured at right, set against dried grasses and seed heads from the past growing season.

It's also the perfect time to check out current High Line Art installations, including a monumental sculpture by Nigeria-based artist El Anatsui, installed on a wall next to the High Line between West 21st and West 22nd Streets.

Download our January Bloom List, a free printable guide with names and full-color photographs to help you identify plants during your next visit, and the High Line Art Map, featuring all the commissions currently on-view.

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With the new year right around the corner, we're looking back at an exciting year at the High Line.

WATCH A VIDEO MONTAGE of some of our favorite moments from 2012.

Thank you for helping make this year great!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Get location, time, and details

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