Family Programs

Planning Your Visit

The High Line is a great place to explore public art, horticulture, design, and history together! Here are a few things to keep in mind during your visit.

·You can look up all stroller- and wheelchair-accessible ramps and elevators here.

·During family programs, we provide parking for your stroller since they are not allowed due to space limitations inside the program.

·Plan your visit with this map of the park.

·Pack a meal or snacks to eat on the park, or explore our food vendors. The 23rd Street Lawn is a great spot for a picnic. Food is permitted in family programs.

·Water fountains are available throughout the park.

·Restrooms with baby-changing stations are available at Gansevoort St. at the Diller-von Furstenberg Building and 16th St. on the High Line. Both bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

·Play at the Pershing Square Beams, an area specially designed for children to climb and play within the original framework of the High Line's original steel beams.

·Dip your toes during the spring and summer at the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature.

·Please review some of the park's rules with your family. Please note that bicycles, scooters, and dogs are not permitted on the park.

·Have fun!

American Sign Language interpretation can be arranged for public programs with at least two weeks' advance notice. Please email programs@thehighline.org.

If you have any questions about our family programming, please email programs@thehighline.org.

Explore the Chelsea Grasslands and Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck with our two Family Activity Guides. The guides encourage observation, drawing, and exploring the colors of the High Line's plants and animals. Click to download and print from home.

Chelsea Grasslands Family Activity Guide Download

Diller von-Furstenberg Sundeck Family Activity Guide Download

Make It Grow

Make It!

Families are invited to join us for our Make It! festival series. Create, listen, build, and learn as a family through stories, art, nature, and design!

Each month we explore new themes with interactive activities for children and their caregivers. Activities include our Mobile Garden with High Line Gardeners, a large-scale art project from local teaching artists, interactive storytelling, dance, and music performances to get you moving!

Saturdays
10 AM-1 PM
On the High Line at 16th St.
Rain or Shine
FREE, for children and their caregivers

Saturday, June 24
Make It Verde!
In partnership with the Loisaida Center, join us for a day of dancing, music, and creating things with recycled materials. Portions of this program will be offered in Spanish and English.
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Saturday, July 29
Make It Rooted!
Where do our roots come from? Our communities are made of many cultures rooted in New York. Explore different traditions and ecosystems through dance, art, music, and storytelling. Make It Rooted! is in collaboration with Abya Yala Arte y Cultura. Portions of this program will be in English and Spanish.
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Saturday, August 26
Make It Move!
As the summer winds down, let's keep moving! Design moveable creations with our Children's Workyard Kit, learn a new dance move, and more.
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Saturday, September 23
Make It Rusty!
Discover how New York's West Side has changed over time as you design and construct an industrial-inspired mix media garden sculptures that also changes! You can also catch stories about the past and live performances.
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Haunted High Line

Travel back in time to the industrial west side of Manhattan!

Over 150 years ago, freight trains ran along the street along us. As New York City grew, the trains became so dangerous for pedestrians that residents called 10th Avenue "Death Avenue." The High Line was built in the 1930s to elevate the trains and make the streets safer.

Once a year, ghosts from Death Avenue's past rise to haunt the High Line. Join us each October for Haunted High Line, a day of family friendly activities including a photo booth, face painting, dancing, music, live performances, ghosts, and more!

Our Partners

High Line Families is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.