Each year, Friends of the High Line creates fun and innovative opportunities for people all ages to experience the park in a new way. Through public programs, Friends of the High Line encourages community engagement with and stewardship of the High Line.
High Line Teens programs offer paid job opportunities for local youth ages 14 to 19 in event production, horticulture, children's programming, and community engagement. In the past three years, we've expanded to include three different teen programs – Green Corps, Teen Arts Council, and Youth Corps.
Educational programming has long been an important part of Friends of the High Line, beginning in 2001 withpartnerships with the New York City Laboratory School for Collaborative Studies and the Hudson Guild, a Chelsea community center that serves lower-income residents. Education programs serve 3,200 students and chaperones each year through guided field trips, after-school programs, teaching artist residencies, and school partnerships.
The High Line transformed from a derelict structure to one of New York's beloved public spaces. Friends of the High Line, the non-profit conservancy, began this journey fifteen years ago along with a group of visionary community members, City officials, designers, and steadfast supporters.
Friends of the High Line
Friends of the High Line works to build and maintain an extraordinary public space on the High Line. We seek to protect the entire historic structure, transforming an essential piece of New York's industrial past and inspiring new ways of thinking about the city, parks, public space, preservation, and community.
Founded by two neighborhood residents, Friends of the High Line always seeks to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line, offering a dynamic great public place for all New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy.
Spring Cutback, the High Line's biggest gardening project of the year, is underway! To ensure our gardeners and volunteers have the resources they need for this massive project, we depend on you. Will you make your 2015 membership gift?
Renew Your Membership
Each year, Friends of the High Line must provide 98% of the park's operating support. To do so, we depend on your 2015 membership support. Keep our park in the sky beautiful – renew today.
Join Friends of the High Line
Your membership will allow us to hire the gardeners, custodians and staff who keep the High Line vibrant. Plus, when you join now we'll send you our canvas High Line member tote as a special thank you gift!