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Autumn Guide to the High Line

By High Line | September 22, 2019

It may be back to work or school but the High Line is here to help you relax throughout the labor. Enjoy the smells, sights, and sounds of the park as the city that surrounds us wanes toward winter.

Leaves changing to orange and yellow on the High Line

Autumnal colors under the NYC skylineTimothy Schenck

OUR FUTURE VISIONS

What’s Next? There’s No Time Like the Future commemorates the 20th anniversary of the idea to save the High Line and the 10th anniversary of our opening to the public with an afternoon festival that asks “what does the High Line look like in 100 years?”

On Saturday, September 28, engage with Tattfoo Tan’s participatory workshop, Ronny Quevedo’s lawn paintings, Alicia Grullon’s walking tour, Betty Yu’s labor storySalome Asega and Keenan MacWilliam’s clap and step routine, High Line art making, and more.

NEW MONUMENTS FOR NEW CITIES

This traveling exhibition and first joint initiative between the High Line Network and High Line Art, arrives on the park on September 26. See 25 poster proposals for contemporary monuments by 25 commissioned artists, with public workshops by Monument Lab on October 5 and October 12.

A large-scale clock on the park

Ruth Ewan’s Silent Agitator, 2019 – 2020Timothy Schenck

SONGS FOR THE SILENT AGITATOR

This evening of vocal and choral performances was selected or inspired by, or conceived in collaboration with, Ruth Ewan and her High Line commission Silent Agitator. Songs for the Silent Agitator recognizes the uplifting significance of music on the grueling work of labor organizing. The performances, like Ewan’s clock, seek to reconcile public time with public space—to affirm that the opportunities we have to be together need not be all work and no play.

Two people sitting on a bed

Rosalind Nashashibi, Vivian’s Garden, 2017 (still).Courtesy of the Artist and GRIMM, Amsterdam | New York

FILM AT TWILIGHT

There’s one major bonus to the shorter days: the long nights make our outdoor film screening, High Line Channel, easier to see. Watch Rosalind Nashashibi’s Vivian’s Garden from September 5 – October 30 and Korakrit Arunanondchai’s Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names October 31 – January 8, 2020. Every day at dusk on the park at 14th Street.

NETWORK SYMPOSIUM

We’re excited to share some of the behind-the-scenes and off-the-park work we do at our first Network symposium. The symposium brings infrastructure reuse project leaders, board members, and partnering community organizations into conversation to discuss how new and existing projects can realize the positive impacts they desire on their local communities.

Pink grass stalks

Pink muhly grass

AUTUMN COLORS

The moment we’ve all been waiting for: the changing leaves that make east coast falls so iconic. Before or after you’ve visited our gardens, read about how we’re “gardening toward fall.”

A person looking through a telescope

Peer through telescopes to see rare celestial sights.Liz Ligon

STARRY SKIES

The constellations Taurus and Orion and the Pleiades meteor shower shine in the fall night sky above New York City. Our last stargazing event is on October 29, so meet us on the park while you can every Tuesday at dusk. And keep a telescope out for the following big fall events:

NYC celestial events:

September 14, 12:33am: Full “Harvest” Moon

Called the “Moon When the Plums Are Scarlet” by the Lakota, “Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth” by the Omaha, and “Moon When the Calves Grow Hair” by the Sioux, and “Harvest moon” by white American settlers.

September 23: It’s either the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere or first day of spring in the southern, and both at the same time. The autumnal equinox marks the second time of the year that the earth experiences equal parts daytime and nighttime.

October 13, 5:08pm: Full “Hunter’s” moon

October 21: The Orionids meteor shower

November 11: Named for the Greek god of travel and messages, Mercury journeys across the sun and causes an eclipse-like moment for those on the east coast of the US.

November 12, 8:34am EST: Full “Beaver” moon

November 16: The Leonids meteor shower peak

December 12, 12:12am: Full “Cold” moon

December 13: The Geminids meteor shower peaks

 

Until winter!

 

 

 

 

 

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