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Rail Yards Opening Week Events

September 5, 2014

Photo by Timothy SchenckA view of the Interim Walkway, at the park’s northernmost point. Photo by Timothy Schenck

After years of advocacy work, design, and construction, the park’s northernmost section – the High Line at the Rail Yards – is finally opening on Sunday, September 21. In celebration, we’re hosting a week of special programs for visitors of all ages. You’re invited to participate in a morning wellness class, stop by for a lunchtime concert, let the kids play with cool new design features, and so much more.

In addition to special, Opening Week–only events, we’ve included regular events that occur during this time frame. The description will indicate whether the program is ongoing.

Photo by John Suhar


8:00–9:00 AM, September 22–26
14th Street Passage

Join us for morning yoga classes presented in collaboration with lululemon athletica. Each class features a different teacher and style.

Monday, September 22: Marisa Sako from Kula Yoga
Tuesday, September 23: Nicole Katz from Yoga 216
Wednesday, September 24: Lauren Taus from Equinox and Soho House
Thursday, September 25: Jenn Seracuse from Flex Studios (Pilates)
Friday, September 26: Francesca Bove from Laughing Lotus, Equinox, and Katonah Yoga

9:00–10:00 AM, September 22, 24, and 26
22nd Street Seating Steps

Monday, September 22: Guided Meditation with Kadampa Meditation Center
Wednesday, September 24: Guided Meditation with Integral Yoga Institute
Friday, September 26: Guided Meditation with Shambhala Meditation Center

Tai Chi
9:00–10:00 AM, September 23 and 25
23rd Street Lawn

Our neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society will be offering introductory classes on this ancient form of exercise. Classes will be held on Tuesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 25.

Nature Walks
9:30–10:30 AM, September 23 and 24
RSVP required

Join author Leslie Day for a fun, informative walk on the High Line. Walks will be held on Tuesday, September 23, and Wednesday, September 24.


Visitors dance at Arriba. Photo by Liz Ligon

Live Music

Lunch Break Concerts
1:00–2:00 PM, September 22–26
10th Avenue Square, at 17th Street

Your lunch break is about to get awesome. A diverse lineup of musical groups will be performing hour-long sets of music from around the world. Learn more about the performers below.

Monday, September 22: Melanie Charles
Tuesday, September 23: Mahina Movement
Wednesday, September 24: Flor de Toloache
Thursday, September 25: Liliana Araujo
Friday, September 26: BatalaNYC

7:00–9:00 PM, September 24
14th Street Passage

Get ready to groove at our last ¡Arriba! night of the year. One of New York City’s best Latin bands will be performing at this open-air dance party on Wednesday, September 24.

Time in Live Sound: Metropolis
6:00–10:00 PM, September 28
14th Street Passage

Experience the classic silent film Metropolis accompanied by a live electro-acoustic soundtrack on Sunday, September 28. Flutist and composer Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano performs.


Preparing to take on the Children's Workyard Kit. Photo by Friends of the High Line


Kids Construction Zone
3:30–5:00 PM, September 22 and 26
14th Street Passage

Kids can build life-size structures with the nuts, bolts, wheels, and pulleys of the Children’s Workyard Kit. Stop by on Monday, September 22, and Friday, September 26.

Explore at the Rail Yards
3:30–5:00 PM, September 23 and 25
30th Street

Let your little ones run the rail tracks, climb the beams, and discover top-secret play benches hidden in plain sight on Tuesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 25.

Play with Your Food
3:30–5:00 PM, September 24
22nd Street Seating Steps

Every Wednesday in September, kids are invited to create a tasty snack with High Line Food vendors.


Visitors on a High Line tour. Photo by Liz Ligon

Talks, Tours, and Storytelling

Walk & Talk
6:00–7:15 PM, September 22–25
RSVP required

Two speakers will lead a discussion as attendees walk the High Line. This new program is a combination of a panel discussion and walking tour. Learn more about the topics and speakers below.

Monday, September 22: Wildscapes of New York with Leslie Day and Tom Smarr
Tuesday, September 23: Changing Stories of the West Side with Matt Postal and Emily Gallagher
Wednesday, September 24: Eating from the Ground up with Marcel Van Ooyen and Melina Shannon-DiPietro
Thursday, September 25: Nature and the Unexpected with Mark Dion and Cecilia Alemani

Neighborhood Narratives
7:00–9:00 PM, September 23
14th Street Passage

Enjoy a night of storytelling by New Yorkers.

Dusk–9:30 PM, September 23
West 14th Street

Every Tuesday evening though October 28, gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 PM.

Sprouting Communities
11:00 AM–5:00 PM, September 27
14th Street Passage

Join us for a full day of peer-to-peer workshops, clinics, and a resource/book fair supporting neighborhood and community improvement.


Louise Lawler's Triangle (adjusted to fit) on view at West 18th Street. Photo by Friends of the High Line

High Line Art

Adrián Villar Rojas, The Evolution of God
September 21–Summer 2015
High Line at the Rail Yards

Artist Adrián Villar Rojas has created a series of abstract sculptures for the unique space of the High Line at the Rail Yards. The sculptures themselves are composed partly with seeds, vegetables, and compost from the High Line. Over the course of the yearlong installation, Rojas’s seemingly sturdy sculptures will crumble and sprout new growth, gradually taking on a greater resemblance to the surrounding landscape.

Louise Lawler, Triangle (adjusted to fit)
Through October 1, 2014
West 18th Street

For the High Line, Louise Lawler presents an image taken in a room at Sotheby’s. Works by Minimalism and Conceptual Art icons Donald Judd, Frank Stella, and Sol LeWitt are featured in the photograph, which has been stretched to fill the entire length of the 25 x 75 foot billboard.

Ed Ruscha, Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today
Through May 2015
West 22nd Street

Ed Ruscha has created large-scale mural on the High Line that “reads like a speech bubble emanating directly from the streets of New York,” as described by curator Cecilia Alemani. This work is also the Pop Art pioneer’s first public commission in New York City.

Peter Fischli and David Weiss, The Way Things Go
Through October 29, beginning at 7:00 PM each evening
14th Street Passage

This mesmerizing video installation has been so popular that we’ve extended its run through October 29. Fischli and Weiss’s half-hour piece is screened on a loop every evening from 7:00 PM until the High Line closes, giving you ample opportunity to experience and re-experience its offbeat charms.

Various Artists, Archeo
Through March 2015
Various locations on the High Line

From Josh Kline’s cheeky “smoothies” to Marianne Vitale’s dramatic railroad junctions, this group exhibition explores themes of technology and obsolescence through many different angles.

For information on all of our fall programs, see the events calendar.

Opening Week activities were generously sponsored by
CSX Transportation. The Macy’s 34th Street Shuttle provided free bus service along 34th Street – between the High Line at the Rail Yards and Macy’s Herald Square – on the weekends of September 20 to 21 and 27 to 28.