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Let It Snow! Get Creative Tomorrow at the High Line


We’re crossing our fingers for a generous snowfall this Saturday.

With enough accumulation, we will host the High Line Snow Sculpt-Off, a fun, creative competition for adults and kids alike, with special prizes from Chelsea Piers, Melt Bakery, People’s Pops, Posman Books, REI, and The Standard, High Line.

Start coordinating your team and planning your ideas now, and keep an eye for an announcement from us. If there is enough snowfall, we will announce the competition details on www.thehighline.org. Like the High Line on Facebook or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Learn more

Get Involved: Volunteer at High Line Spring Cutback

Spring is just around the corner. As temperatures rise and the days get longer, join us for High Line Spring Cutback, our biggest horticultural event of the year.

The High Line’s plants are not trimmed back at the onset of cold weather. Instead, the park’s wild grasses, plant stalks, and dried seed heads define the winter landscape. That means our gardeners must cut back more than 100,000 plants in the early spring to make way for new growth.

Get outside, have fun, and learn – all while volunteering side-by-side with hundreds of neighbors and friends. We can’t do it without you!

Get details and sign up to volunteer

Winning Cover for High Line Map’s Third Edition


Thanks to all who took part in our cover photo contest for the third edition of the High Line Map. With 460 votes, the contemplative sunset shot by Austin Kennedy, pictured above, spoke to the High Line’s Facebook fans.

Here are a few of our favorite comments:

The view of the Hudson is so central to the [High Line] experience. When walking the path the river view helps define your sense of place.

We see a human being enjoying a space designed for human beings. And the framing of the picture exhibits a blurring of boundaries between planted and built space that surely reflects the architects' original intention.”

No doubt this one’s the best with the Hudson in the background and the person on the seat enjoying the wonderful planting!

The map is at the print shop now. Pre-order an advance copy

Have amazing High Line photos of your own?
We are always looking for beautiful photos of the park. Share your own in the High Line Flickr Pool, or tag Smart Phone images with @highlinenyc on Twitter and Instagram.

'You & Me' on High Line Billboard


We’ve debuted a new High Line Art installation at West 18th Street, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Contrasting the stark cityscape and the park’s overwintered grasses and shrubs, Allen Ruppersberg’s You & Me presents a collection of color posters with numerous combinations of the words “you” and “me” on a giant billboard next to the park. The result is a canvas of urban, do-it-yourself poetry that sparks unexpected connections between words and ideas.

Stop by the High Line to check it out. The billboard will be on display until Thursday, February 28.

Download a free, printable High Line Art Map to guide your next visit.

More High Line for Your Valentine

The High Line Web Shop has unique gifts that are sure to make your Valentine smile.

Does your valentine…

Love design?
Order Designing the High Line and study every detail behind the park’s design and construction.

Love fashion?
Shop our apparel collection, including Diane von Furstenberg’s High Line tees, scarf, and hat.

Love the landscape?
Buy a High Line Notecard Set featuring vibrant images of seasonal blooms on eco-friendly paper.

Proceeds from every purchase support the High Line’s maintenance and operations. SHOP NOW

Sandblasting Complete at the High Line at the Rail Yards


Construction crews have finished painting the High Line at the Rail Yards.

Over the past six weeks, workers have been busy cleaning and painting sections of railing and the underside of the High Line’s steel structure.

As part of this process, crews wrapped portions of the High Line with grey tarp, as you can see in the image above, to create a contained, temperature-controlled area. Within the tent, workers cleaned the steel beams, girders, and columns with high-powered sandblasting equipment, and then painted the steel structure with a primer, intermediate coat, and final topcoat of paint – the High Line’s iconic Greenblack color.

In the coming weeks, the construction team will begin removing all of the ballast, debris, and tracks from the topside of the High Line, in preparation for the landscape construction later this spring.

View more construction photos

We're Hiring! Join Our Team at Friends of the High Line


We are now accepting applications for full and part-time positions at Friends of the High Line.

Gardener

Seasonal Custodian

Visual Media Fellow

Horticulture Intern

View the complete list of current job opportunities.

To apply for a position, please submit a cover letter and resume to the email address provided in the job description.

Highlights from the Web

Check out recent High Line updates on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram.



High Line Blog
Learn more about Red Sprite winterberry, a favorite fruit-bearing shrub



Facebook
New Yorker Cartoon: A High Line for the Pyramids



Twitter
High Line Named NYC’s Most Popular Date Spot



Flickr
Three seasons of sweet black-eyed susan, set against HIGH LINE BILLBOARD



Instagram
Snow flurries transform the High Line into a winter wonderland

Renew Your Membership with Friends of the High Line

It’s cold outside, but we are hard at work preparing for the busy season ahead.

Our gardeners are planning for Spring Cutback. Our curator and educators are mapping out a robust calendar of free events, family activities, and artworks. Our designers are coordinating the final stages of construction on High Line Headquarters, and preparing for construction at the rail yards.

And we’re all counting on you. Membership support helps provide more than 90% of the park’s annual operating funds.

Renew your membership now, and you will provide essential support for the season ahead. Thank you!





Friends of the High Line
529 West 20th Street, Suite 8W
New York, NY 10011
(212) 206-9922
info@thehighline.org

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The High Line is managed by a partnership between Friends of the High Line and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Images from top to bottom: Karen Blumberg, Friends of the High Line, Liz Ligon, Austin Kennedy, Timothy Schenck, Friends of the High Line, Mike Tschappat


SUPPORT
REI is a Supporting Partner of the High Line Volunteer Program. High Line Spring Cutback is supported by Google and REI.

High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr., with additional support from the Concordia Foundation, and Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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