Tackling the High Line

NYC’s High Line is more than a green space to get away from the crowds, take a brisk walk or enjoy an al fresco lunch. Robust programming has transformed it into a unique platform for the creativity that defines the Big Apple.

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Here are a few things to look forward to in the fall:

Stargaze on Tuesdays. Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York set up high-powered telescopes to share on Tuesday evenings at dusk, through the end of October.

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Walk it with an expert. Take a walking tour and learn the stories that have shaped this freight line into a beloved public park, a beaming example of how landscape architecture can transform. Free 75-minute tours are offered Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Come November, they’ll be replaced with an abbreviated version on Saturdays at noon.

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The big ticket. Join the waitlist for a timed-ticket to a free show October 3rd-7th when the High Line becomes the stage for “The Mile-Long Opera,” a choral performance by and about New Yorkers.