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Summer in the Garden

After enduring a particularly harsh winter, the High Line’s summer garden feels like an even greater gift than in previous seasons. In celebration of its verdant beauty, we invite you to take a walk through the planting beds in the shoes of one of our gardeners. Then, enjoy some gorgeous photographs paired with inspiring quotes. And finally, read all about the hardworking honeybee, a creature that makes all of this beauty possible.

And don’t forget to check out our bloom lists, updated monthly, as well as our plant of the week.

Ed Ruscha’s Mural Turns Heads

Since its installation in May, Ed Ruscha’s High Line Commission Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today has garnered a great deal of attention. The large-scale mural was even included in Vogue’s “10 Works of Art to Instagram in New York City This Summer,” along with another High Line Art work – Josh Kline’s devilishly clever Skittles, part of Archeo.

To learn more about Ruscha’s mural, his first public commission in New York City, we spoke with Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art. “Like many of Ruscha’s greatest works, this new commission both exalts and criticizes the romance of city life,” she says. “Ruscha’s giant street sign reads like a speech bubble emanating directly from the streets of New York – a collective thought balloon hovering on the High Line,” adds Alemani.

Share your pictures of Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today using the tag #EdRuscha. And be sure to follow High Line Art on Instagram for more images of the mural as the seasons change.

See all of High Line Art’s current projects.

Teen Night: Cruise to the Caribbean

Teens are invited to join us on Thursday, August 14, for High Line Teen Night: Cruise to the Caribbean. The High Line Teen Arts Council (TAC) has been working all spring to orchestrate this night of music, art, and other fun activities for teens only. Our talented teens picked the theme, curated the music, and created the art. Stop by from 6:30 to 9:30 PM to enjoy Caribbean treats, a DJ, a photo booth, screen printing, steel drum playing, mask-making, and more!

Dance at ¡Arriba!

Join us for a night of summer salsa on Wednesday, August 27. At our third ¡Arriba! event of the summer, groove to the sounds of Nu D’Lux, one of the city’s most original Cuban-style bands. Inspired by the guajiro musical rhythms, the group offers a funky mix of son montuno, rumba, danzon, and timba styles. Cool off with icy treats from our food vendors, or make a night of it with a meal from The Taco Truck, Smokeline, or Terroir at The Porch, where you can also sip a refreshing glass of wine or craft beer.

Back-to-School Shopping

Now that the dog days of summer are officially in swing, it’s time to start prepping for what the next season will bring. Luckily, we’ve got your back-to-school needs covered with a few scholarly supplies.

You’ll be the envy of the class with a set of four DVF High Line notebooks, designed by Diane von Furstenberg exclusively for the High Line. A few green, eco-friendly High Line 5 Year Pens will complete the package.

Whether you’re back to school or office-bound, a hot/cold beverage tumbler and a classic black canvas High Line Art tote are great companions for any commute.

For a wealth of other great gifts – including apparel, accessories, books, and posters – visit the High Line web shop.

Highlights from the Web

High Line Blog
See photos of July’s stunning “supermoon” as captured from the High Line.

Meet the talented members of the Teen Arts Council.

In the early morning light, the Empire State Building is a sight to behold from the High Line.

Photographer Steven Severinghaus put together a multi-seasonal view of the High Line's Northern Spur Preserve.

We photographed the High Line before opening, using the hashtag #emptyhighline.

Support the High Line at the Rail Yards Now – Sustain the Park All Year!

The High Line at the Rail Yards will open soon, and we can’t wait to share the incredible landscape and history of this iconic section with you.

But when this section opens, we’ll have another half-mile of park to maintain!

That’s why our Highliners are so important. With monthly pledges of $10 or more, Highliners provide essential sustaining support to keep our entire park looking extraordinary.

As a Highliner, you’ll receive all of the benefits of membership, plus our stainless steel water bottle, special recognition and more. Your monthly support will be even more important as we expand our park in the sky. Join the Highliners now.

Friends of the High Line
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New York, NY 10014

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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: Timothy Schenck; Steven Severinghaus; Timothy Schenck; Rowa Lee; Liz Ligon; Friends of the High Line

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.

Leadership support for High Line Community Engagement—including High Line Teens and ¡Arriba!—comes from Ford Foundation.

¡Arriba! is presented by Friends of the High Line as part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line. ¡Arriba! is presented in partnership with HAI and Hudson Guild.

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