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Reserve Now: Tickets Available for Art Walks at the Rail Yards

The High Line at the Rail Yards presents a “rare opportunity to situate art where it was never meant to be seen, on near-wild land whose existence so close to Midtown [makes] it seem almost like a Surrealist sculpture itself.”

As The New York Times recently reported, Friends of the High Line is commissioning New York City-based artist Carol Bove to present seven large-scale sculptures on the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the elevated railway. Bove’s installation, called Caterpillar, will be on view beginning next Thursday, May 16, offering one final opportunity to see this section of the elevated railway in its natural state before it opens as public parkland in 2014.

The commission will be viewable during art walks on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until May, 2014.

Tickets are free, however advance reservations are required. We began accepting reservations last Wednesday, and given the overwhelming interest, we’ve released additional dates. Walks are now available through Saturday, August 3. They are sure to book fast, so secure your reservation now!


Read The New York Times article about the artist and her work for the High Line.

Nominate Someone Today to #GetBusted on the High Line

How would you like to see a sculpture of your favorite person grace the High Line?

For thousands of years, people have been erecting monuments of public figures in parks. Now it’s your turn to decide who gets commemorated. As part of Busted, High Line Art’s group exhibition, Friends of the High Line is commissioning and producing a new work of art, chosen by you.

Busted features ten sculptures that play with the tradition of urban monuments, such as Goshka Macuga’s Colin Powell, pictured above.

Nominate someone today

One sculpture has yet to make its debut, and you can help us decide who gets commemorated. The final sculpture will be created once you’ve selected a muse. So who do you want to see #GetBusted?

You have two weeks left to submit a nomination. Let us know who you think deserves to be the subject of our sculpture. In a hundred words or fewer, explain why your friend, mentor, secret crush, favorite celebrity, community leader, or political hero should be celebrated on the High Line.

Get more details on Busted and the Vox Populi contest.

High Line Gifts by Diane von Furstenberg for Mother’s Day

Make her Mother’s Day dreams come true with special gifts by Diane von Furstenberg.

The celebrated fashion designer and High Line neighbor has created a limited-edition collection exclusively for Friends of the High Line, and it features perfect gifts for Mom.

There are soft cotton tees for warm summer days; a canvas tote for running errands; an elegant, lightweight scarf; and more.

Shop for Mom at the High Line Shop. Purchase gifts online, or stop by the merchandise cart on the High Line at West 16th Street, which is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, through the fall.

Every purchase supports the High Line.

Now Open: Terroir at The Porch Returns for Another Season

Paul Grieco, winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, and Next Iron Chef finalist Marco Canora’s popular wine bar, Terroir, will once again operate a seasonal location at The Porch, the open-air café on the High Line.

Stop by to enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson River while sipping cold, refreshing drinks from Terroir’s wine and beer list, which highlights artisanal wineries and breweries from New York State.

The café is open daily through the fall. Get hours, location, and more details

This year, for the very first time, guests will be able to make lunch reservations at Terroir at The Porch. Reservations will be available soon. Stay tuned for updates.

June 11: Summer Party on the High Line Presented by Coach

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up!

The marvels of the carnival await you at the Summer Party on the High Line Presented by Coach on Tuesday, June 11.

Watch the video from last year’s Summer Party for a glimpse of the wonders in store. This year’s event will feature a fortune teller, boardwalk games, Coach carnival prizes, food and drink at sunset, and dancing with DJ Kiss.

Thanks to Coach’s underwriting, 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales directly support the High Line. When you purchase a ticket, you help keep the park clean, the plants beautiful, and the public engaged through free art, tours, talks, and kids activities all year long.


Questions? Contact Alicia Salmon at (212) 206-9922 ext. 118 or

#SweetActs on the High Line with Sweet Leaf® Tea

Give someone a seat on the subway. Send a friend a handwritten note. Start an urban garden.

Stop by the High Line to plan your sweet act for the day. Take part in an interactive installation presented by Sweet Leaf® Tea as you take in the views from the elevated railway.

All you need to do is grab a bottle cap, be sweet, then share, post, or tweet to redeem your free bottle of tea and other exclusive giveaways.

Get location, hours, and more details

Highlights from the Web

High Line Blog
New Construction Photos of the High Line at the Rail Yards

Then and Now: Before and After Photos of the High Line’s 10th Avenue Square

Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail is often compared to the High Line. Next City details the intriguing differences.

Double take: a park visitor meets Frank Benson’s Human Statue (Jessie) on the Sundeck

Bike share is coming to the High Line! There will be Citibike stops at Gansevoort, West 14th, and West 26th Streets, plus many more stops nearby.

2013 High Line Membership Campaign

Each day, members like you play a critical role in keeping the High Line open and the park beautiful. Now, you can choose how you want to make a difference.

As a Member ($40), you can help replace grasses and perennials

As a Spike ($75), you will care for a small tree, like a birch or a redbud

As a Rail ($150), you can provide hand tools for a gardener

To keep the park looking great throughout the summer ahead, we're counting on your support. Please, choose how you’d like to help and then make your most generous membership gift possible. Your active participation now will ensure that the summer to come is the High Line's best yet!

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

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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: Barry Munger, Timothy Schenck, Timothy Schenck, Liz Ligon, Liz Ligon, Coach, Austin Kennedy, Timothy Schenck

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Major support for High Line Art comes from Donald R. Mullen, Jr., with additional funding provided by 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.

The Summer Party on the High Line is presented by Coach.

Friends of the High Line is pleased to be partnering with Sweet Leaf® Tea on the interactive bottle cap installation on the High Line.

Beyond the High Line is supported by The Seed Fund, and presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with Next City.

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