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This Black Friday, #OptOutside

By High Line | November 19, 2019

2019 marks the fifth year that REI, one of the High Line’s longest partners, will close all of its locations on Black Friday, choosing instead to #OptOutside. Started by REI, the #OptOutside campaign encourages everyone to spend the day outdoors with family and friends.

REI believes in the importance of connecting with and caring for nature. This year, REI is going even further with their #OptOutside campaign, pledging to reduce their environmental impact and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why REI is hosting 80+ cleanup events in November and giving their 13,000+ employees the day off on Black Friday to spend time outdoors making a difference. We are excited to #OptOutside with REI and we hope you will too by joining us on the High Line.

The High Line offers 20 blocks of public green space for you to explore:

  • Walk through the Eastern Rail Yards, Crossroads, & Pershing Square Beams along 30th St. to experience our exceptional autumnal gardens. Weaving alongside spectacular views of the Hudson River, this path features plenty of open space, fresh air, and vibrant fall colors.
  • Visit the newly opened Spur, the last remaining section of the original rail, to see Simone Leigh’s Brick House. This 16-foot-tall bronze bust of a Black woman challenges us to consider the architecture around us, and how it reflects customs, values, priorities, and society. It is the first monumental work in a series of colossal commissions to be installed on the Spur.
  • Download our app to impress those out-of-town visitors. We’ll provide all the info you need on our art, plants, history, and more.
  • Unable to visit us this Friday? You can still #OptOutside and take advantage of our free High Line Winter Tour, every Saturday from 12 to 12:45pm. This tour offers visitors the chance to learn our history, design, and landscape from our knowledgeable High Line docents.