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Spring Hours in Effect

You have a few extra hours to enjoy the park each evening. We are now following our spring schedule, open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

In addition to an abundance of beautiful blooms, spring means the return of Tuesday-night stargazing to the High Line. And beginning Friday, April 18, High Line Food vendors return to the park, offering delectable tacos, gelato, ice pops and more. Terroir at The Porch, our open-air café serving wine, beer, and small plates, will reopen in May.

High Line Art

You have two final weekends to see Carol Bove's acclaimed High Line Commission, Caterpillar, installed in the still-wild High Line at the Rail Yards. Reserve your free tickets for walks on April 12, 13, 19, and 20.

We're thrilled to unveil a new High Line Art group exhibition next week. Archeo, featuring the works of seven contemporary artists, will be opening on Thursday, April 17. From tongue-in-cheek "smoothies" to repurposed railroad tracks, the sculptures address themes of technology and obsolescence in surprising, intriguing ways.

There's still time to see cherry blossoms on the High Line. Shigeko Kubota's mesmerizing Rock Video: Cherry Blossom (1986) will be playing on Channel 22 – at West 22nd Street – every evening through April 20. And on Channel 14, at West 14th Street, the fascinating A Tale of Two Islands will be playing through May 7.

Discover all of High Line Art's current projects.

Spring Cutback 2014 Is Complete!

Spring Cutback, our annual endeavor to trim back more than 100,000 plants on the High Line, concluded last week. Borough President Gale Brewer and NYC Parks Borough Commissioner Bill Castro helped mark the occasion and sang the praises of our many volunteers.

Hundreds of staff and volunteers pitched in during the four-week effort, shearing back the dried grasses and striking seed heads that added beauty and texture to the gardens in the winter. We generated more than a hundred large bags full of plant debris, which will be used for composting. Now, spring blooms are appearing on the High Line – and our planting beds will soon come alive with fresh green growth.

Find Gifts for Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother's Day with beautiful gifts that benefit the High Line and make mom feel good.

Made of 100% linen, the women's butterfly weed tee by J.Crew for the High Line showcases one of our prettiest summer blooms. Inspired by the wildflower illustrations of artist George Olsen, the tee is also available in an aster design. See more clothes and accessories from our J.Crew collection, as well as a book of George Olsen's luminous watercolors.

From books to art to designer accessories, our web shop has a fantastic selection of gifts for mom. You can also stop by our merchandise cart at West 15th Street, reopening for the season on April 28. All proceeds from your purchase support the High Line. To ensure that your gift arrives in time for Mother's Day, please place your online order by Friday, May 2.

The High Line Is Hiring

Friends of the High Line is gearing up to welcome the spring and all of the visitors the warm weather brings. We're hiring a number of seasonal positions, which you can view on our website. If you're interested in parks, enjoy working outside and want to be part of a great organization and community, please consider applying to one of our many open positions.

Highlights from the Web

High Line Blog
This lively GIF, featuring images of West 20th Street, illustrates spring's progression in our gardens.

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."—Langston Hughes

"Welcome, wild harbinger of spring!"

High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus made a mesmerizing GIF of our Mexican feathergrass waving in the breeze.

The aptly named Miss Vain crocus make a stunning addition to the 23rd Street Lawn.

Keep the High Line Growing!

Spring is officially here, and we're ready for an incredible season. With the High Line at the Rail Yards opening soon, we want to make sure you can take part during this exciting expansion! Join or renew your membership today.

Members like you are essential to keeping the High Line thriving. Even as we work to open the High Line at the Rail Yards, we must continue to provide virtually all of the park's operating budget . Your membership makes it possible, and ensures we have the staff and resources to keep our park in the sky beautiful.

Become a member or renew your support as we prepare for the momentous opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards.

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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: Beverly Israely; Oliver Rich ; Andrew Frasz; Liz Ligon; Liz Ligon; Friends of the High Line

REI is a Supporting Sponsor of the High Line Volunteer Program.

Spring Cutback is supported by the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, REI, and Toyota.

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, with additional support from David Zwirner Gallery, and Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds 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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